Tag: Markeis McGlockton

Jacob OglesAugust 19, 2018

The National Rifle Association announced it will boost the grades of lawmakers who voted against holding a special session to review Florida’s Stand Your Ground law. That’s especially important to lawmakers who supported a school safety bill passed after the Parkland shooting and took a hit to their legislative scorecards. “The anti-Second Amendment, Democrat politicians […]

Drew WilsonAugust 13, 2018

Nearly a month after he fatally shot Markeis McGlockton, Michael Drejka was arrested and booked into the Pinellas County Jail on Monday afternoon on charges of manslaughter. Drejka, 47, last month started an argument with the 28-year-old McGlockton’s girlfriend, Britany Jacobs, over her use of a handicapped spot in a convenience store parking lot. Upon exiting the […]

Staff ReportsAugust 8, 2018

Florida lawmakers have until noon Friday to respond to a proposal by Democrats to call a special session to revisit the state’s “stand your ground” self-defense law. As of Wednesday evening, responses have largely fallen along party lines. House Republicans, expected to reject the idea of holding a session, made up 43 of the 44 […]

Danny McAuliffeAugust 8, 2018

What began as an intimate protest at a church in Tallahassee over the state’s controversial ‘Stand Your Ground’ law turned into a small march to the capitol and a subsequent meeting between a senior member of Gov. Rick Scott’s staff and some of the state’s high profile critics of race relations and gun violence, including […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 7, 2018

Republican Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam continued Tuesday to stress differences with the other gubernatorial candidates over the justification behind the Markeis McGlockton killing, a potential preview of talking points from his debate with U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis in Jacksonville Wednesday evening. McGlockton was fatally shot on July 19 by Michael Drejka in Pinellas County in a dispute over a parking […]


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