Trayvon Martin

Politics & Government
7:27 am
Wed July 24, 2013

Some Lawmakers Favor 'Stands Your Ground' Repeal

Alabama Senator Hank Sanders is one of two legislators saying they'll introduce bills next year that would repeal Alabama's "stand your ground" law.
Birmingham News/Michelle Williams

At least two members of the Alabama Legislature say they will introduce bills in the Alabama next year seeking to repeal Alabama's "stand your ground" law.

   Democratic Sen. Hank Sanders of Selma and Rep. Alvin Holmes of Montgomery say they think the Trayvon Martin case in Florida shows the need to repeal the law.

   Another legislator, Democratic Rep. Merika Coleman-Evans of Midfield, plans to introduce a bill that says a person can't stand his or her ground if he or she was the aggressor.

Neighborhood Watch-Alabama Rally
4:28 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Hundreds Protest Zimmerman Acquittal In Birmingham

George Zimmerman's acquittal has prompted protests across the country including one that drew hundreds to Kelly Ingram Park in Birmingham Monday.
Credit Associated Press

Hundreds of demonstrators are rallying at a park in downtown Birmingham to protest the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial.

The 29-year-old neighborhood watch volunteer was acquitted Saturday in the February 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla.

Marlon Wright was among the demonstrators who gathered at Kelly Ingram Park Monday and said he has to be wary around police as a young black man. He says he fears that Zimmerman's acquittal will only make matters worse.

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