ULISH CARTER With the Trayvon Martin case and all the controversy around Florida’s Stand Your Ground law there has been much confusion and misunderstanding of the law, especially in the Black community. First of all neither the defense nor the prosecution used this law in the George Zimmerman trial. However, most experts say that the judge used part of it when giving direction to the jurors, stating that Zimmerman didn’t have to retreat if attacked. I’m still trying to understand this. Why would Zimmerman have to retreat when he was the aggressor? He was following and harassing Martin, not the other way around.
Daily Archive: August 8, 2013
DEBBIE NORRELL The new school year is more than a month away, but back-to-school sales are already in full swing. To get real steals on school and office supplies, shoppers should hit stores during the first days of August. The September 2013 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from Consumer Reports, features five easy tricks for saving on educational essentials.
MAKING IT HAPPEN—President and CEO of Grace Security, Barbara Strothers with William Generett, Urban Innovations21. (Photos by Rossano P. Stewart) This time last year in Pittsburgh (July 2012), now disgraced Nate Harper was still our highly respected African-American chief of police, the Mellon Arena had just finished being completely demolished after standing for 40 years as a reminder of the displacement of numerous businesses and families from the Lower Hill District, and 32-year-old Mayor Luke Ravensthal was still looking forward to yet another four year term as the mayor of the Most Livable City.