Tag: Markeis McGlockton

A.G. GancarskiAugust 3, 2018

Senate Minority Leader-designate Audrey Gibson, a Jacksonville Democrat, submitted her petition to call the Legislature into special session to address problems with the “Stand Your Ground” law. “Today I signed a letter to Secretary of State Ken Detzner to poll members of the Legislature for a special session to amend or repeal the ‘Stand Your Ground’ provisions […]

Drew WilsonJuly 31, 2018

National racial justice group Color of Change opened a state-level political committee Tuesday as it gears up a campaign to take on Florida’s controversial “Stand Your Ground” law. Color of Change, which bills itself as the “nation’s largest online racial justice organization,” launched its campaign to “Stop ‘Stand Your Ground’” after recent killing of Markeis […]

Ryan NicolJuly 27, 2018

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is calling for a federal investigation into last week’s shooting death of Markeis McGlockton outside a Clearwater convenience store. McGlockton was shot dead following a dispute with 47-year-old Michael Drejka over a handicapped parking space. The issue has earned attention because of the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law possibly shielding Drejka from […]

A.G. GancarskiJuly 25, 2018

Whether it’s 2012 or 2018, Gov. Rick Scott hews to the same script when it comes to talking to media about Stand Your Ground cases. The recent killing in Pinellas County of Markeis McGlockton, who was shot by Michael Drejka after a dispute over a parking space at a convenience store got physical, seemingly denoted the paradox at […]

Drew WilsonJuly 24, 2018

Tampa City Councilman Harry Cohen, also a candidate for Tampa Mayor, on Monday called for the immediate repeal of Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law. Cohen’s statement follows last week’s fatal shooting of Markeis McGlockton in Clearwater. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri announced Friday that an arrest would not be made because the shooting fell within the bounds […]


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