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Journeys

Regular readers will be aware that I spend a distressing proportion of my life lumbering about the country by rail, bus and taxi. I know it’s hard to believe but I don’t actually have a driving licence, nor do I really need one. 936 more words

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Take a Closer Look

How many more lives will it take for Florida to realize that the Stand Your Ground law is hurting more than it’s helping. Maybe this… 302 more words

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Protecting What's White - A Racialized View of Stand Your Ground

With all the discussions and debates about Stand Your Ground laws and its impacts on communities, the rising homicide statistics, the relevance/importance of the second amendment (always turns into a gun talk), and the other miscellaneous topics somehow related to the unjustified use of excessive force, people seem to be disregarding the big elephant in the room: how this law, whether intentionally or not, has become racialized. 322 more words

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We're Not Done in Florida

As we have already discussed, Florida has already moved to expand Stand Your Ground laws to provide protection for that that fire that may fire the shot (whether it’s a fatal blow or simply a warning). 244 more words

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Stand Your Ground for...Pregnant Women?

I began searching the web for recent Stand Your Ground news to write about, and I came across an article in the New Pittsburgh Courier called, “A ‘stand your ground’ law for pregnant women.” As you can probably imagine, it immediately caught my attention, and I decided to look no further. 201 more words

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The mind as an open book

Time to analyse the contorted brain that drives EBL. The Daily Post has suggested (and I am infinitely suggestible when I choose to be) that it might make an interesting post if a person is suffering from Bloggers’ Block to perform some pop-psycho-analysis based on the last five books I read. 968 more words

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Because Morals Matter

In The Huffington Post, Jim Wallis talks about how there is no gray area for the morality of the Stand Your Ground law. It’s black and white. 255 more words

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