MEDIA STATEMENT: The Florida State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People stands fully behind Orlando County State Attorney Aramis Ayala decision not to seek the death penalty in future cases. The overwhelming evidence shows that the pursuit of the death penalty results in community resources being spent on a costly,…


http://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/03/scott-and-bondi-denounce-decision-not-to-pursue-death-penalty-in-markeith-loyd-case-110434 Highlighted Portion of the article: The decision by Florida’s first elected black state attorney earned praise from several Florida civil rights leaders. “A powerful symbol of racial injustice has now been discarded in Orange County,” said Adora Obi Nweze, President of the Florida State Conference of the NAACP. “We are so thankful that Aramis…


Tallahassee – Today, the Florida Senate debated and passed Senate Bill 128, the ‘Stand Your Ground Self-Defense Immunity’ bill. The bill is designed to shift the burden of proof from the person claiming self-defense to the prosecutor who would have to prove self-defense wasn’t warranted. ” ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws are unnecessary additions to existing…

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