The Tampa Tribune – by James L. Rosica
The Rev. Al Sharpton will lead a rally against the state’s “stand your ground” law Monday morning in the Capitol courtyard, according to the website of his National Action Network.
He first will lead a march from the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center to the Capitol, starting at 9:30 a.m.
Zimmerman was later acquitted. He didn’t claim a “stand your ground” defense but parts of the law were used in jury instructions.
Davis was the 17-year old black teen shot and killed by Michael Dunn, a white software developer, in Jacksonville in November 2012.
Dunn was recently convicted on charges related to shooting into a carful of teenagers, Davis included, outside a convenience store. The jury, however, deadlocked on a first-degree murder charge.