Rev Al Sharpton And National Action Network March Against Florida’s Stand Your Ground.


 

By Jueseppi B.

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News Release: National Action Network

 

WHO:
Rev. Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network
Attorneys Benjamin Crump & Daryl Parks, Parks & Crump Attorneys at Law
Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, Parents of Trayvon Martin
Lucia McBath and Ron Davis, Parents of Jordan Davis
The family of Emmett Till
Tom Joyner, Host of The Tom Joyner Morning Show

 

WHAT:
Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network will lead a march from the Tallahassee Leon Country Civic Center to the State Capitol to address ‘stand your ground’ laws. The parent’s of Trayvon Martin, and their Attorney’s Benjamin Crump and Daryl Parks, and the parent’s of Jordan Davis, as well as the family of Emmett Till will join. The march will end with a rally at the Florida State Capitol building where Rev. Sharpton will be the keynote speaker.

 

WHEN:
Monday March 10 2014
March begins at 9:30AM

 

WHERE:
March begins at the Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center
505 W Pensacola St, Tallahassee, FL 32301.

 

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The march ends and rally begins outside of the Florida State Capitol building 400 S. Monroe St., Tallahassee, Florida, FL 32301

 

Reverend Al Sharpton and the National Action Network Southeast region will be joined by Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis’s parents, and Attorney Benjamin Crump as they lead a march through Tallahassee to repeal “Stand Your Ground’ laws. Join us as we march at 9:30 am from the Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center to the State Capitol. A rally will immediately follow the march at the State Capitol.

 

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Fla. stand your ground law focus of March rally

 

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The parents of slain teen Jordan Davis say they will join the parents of slaying victim Trayvon Martin and the widow of a man shot to death in a Florida movie theater to talk with legislators in Tallahassee about the state’s so-called stand your ground law.

 

Ron Davis and Lucia McBath said Wednesday they will visit Tallahassee on March 10 for a rally to protest the law.

Their son was shot by Michael Dunn, who was convicted earlier this month on multiple counts of attempted murder for shooting into a carful of teenagers outside a Jacksonville convenience store in 2012. However, the jury couldn’t reach a verdict on the first-degree murder charge against Dunn in the death of teenager Jordan Davis. A mistrial was declared on that count.

 

Black community leaders are taking a stand against the controversial “Stand Your Ground” law.

 

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On March 10, 2014 in Tallahassee, Florida, leaders across the country including Reverend Al Sharptonand the National Action Network are gathering in the Sunshine State to rally and a hold a prayer vigil in protest of SYG.

 

Sharpton will also be joined by Attorney Ben Crump and the parents of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis.

 

The march begins at 9:30am ET  at the Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center,  located at 505 W Pensacola St, Tallahassee, FL 32301.

 

After the march is completed, the  rally begins at the State Capitol located at 400 South Monroe St, Tallahassee, Florida, FL 32301.

 

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The Rev. Al Sharpton has led a group of several hundred people on a march to the state Capitol to protest Florida’s “stand your ground” law.

 

Among the people who joined them Monday were Trayvon Martin’s father and the family of Marissa Alexander, who was sentenced to 20 years for firing a gun near her estranged husband.

 

Florida law says people who are not involved in illegal activity have the right to stand their ground and meet force with force, including deadly force, if they reasonably believe it’s necessary to avoid death or great bodily harm.

 

Martin was fatally shot by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, who later was acquitted of second-degree murder.

 

Marchers planned to attend House and Senate criminal justice committee meetings later Monday.

 

 

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Sharpton Leads March Over ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law

 

By KAREEM COPELAND Associated Press

 

The Rev. Al Sharpton led several hundred people on a march to the state Capitol on Monday to protest Florida’s “stand your ground” law.

Among the marchers were Trayvon Martin’s father and the family of Marissa Alexander, who was sentenced to 20 years for firing a gun near her estranged husband.

“To have laws that tell people that they can shoot first and then ask questions later is a violation of our civil rights. I believe that law is inherently wrong,” Sharpton told the crowd just before the march began. “The law in effect says based on your imagination — if you imagine I’m a threat — you have the right to kill me.”

Protesters waved signs saying “STANDING OUR GROUND” and wore T-shirts that said “We are not a threat.”

Florida law says people who are not involved in illegal activity have the right to stand their ground and meet force with force, including deadly force, if they reasonably believe it’s necessary to avoid death or great bodily harm.

Martin was fatally shot by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, who later was acquitted of second-degree murder.

The Republican dominated Legislature has shown no interested in making any substantial changes to the stand your ground law enacted in 2005. Democrats the past two years have filed bills to repeal it or amend the law.

The protesters planned to attend House and Senate criminal justice committees in hopes of telling lawmakers they want them to consider action on the law.

Last summer, members of the group Dream Defenders held a monthlong sit-in at the Capitol to try to get lawmakers to call a special session to address the law, but Gov. Rick Scott and legislative leaders refused to do so.

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  1. […] Rev Al Sharpton And National Action Network March Against Florida’s Stand Your Ground. […]

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