Stand Your Ground http://blog.wlrn.org en NBC News Legal Analyst Lisa Bloom, author of Suspicion Nation http://blog.wlrn.org/post/nbc-news-legal-analyst-lisa-bloom-author-suspicion-nation <p></p><p>03/05/14 - Wednesday's&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/TopicalCurrents"><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Topical Currents </strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">is a detail account of the controversial death of teenager Trayvon Martin and the ensuing trial of neighborhood watch coordinator George Zimmerman. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Zimmerman’s defense captivated the nation, his acquittal viewed by many with disbelief and dismay. &nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Today Show</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and NBC legal analyst <a href="http://lisabloom.com/"><strong>Lisa Bloom</strong></a> covered every minute of the trial, and has written <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Suspicion-Nation-Inside-Trayvon-Injustice/dp/161902327X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1388675049&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=suspicion+nation"><strong><em>Suspicion Nation:&nbsp; The Inside Story of the </em></strong></a></span><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Suspicion-Nation-Inside-Trayvon-Injustice/dp/161902327X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1388675049&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=suspicion+nation"><strong><em>Trayvon</em></strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Suspicion-Nation-Inside-Trayvon-Injustice/dp/161902327X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1388675049&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=suspicion+nation"><strong><em> Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It</em></strong></a>. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That’s <a href="https://twitter.com/topicalcurrents"><strong>Topical Currents </strong></a>Wednesday at 1pm.</span></p><p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 28719 at http://blog.wlrn.org NBC News Legal Analyst Lisa Bloom, author of Suspicion Nation 'Stand Your Ground' Law Gets A Pass From State Task Force http://blog.wlrn.org/post/stand-your-ground-law-gets-pass-state-task-force <p></p><p>Florida's Stand Your Ground Task Force, empanelled to review and recommend adjustments to the state's controversial self-defense policy, has concluded the law is pretty much OK as it is.</p><p>The seven-year-old law allows people who feel their lives are in danger to respond to the threat with deadly force, even if they don't choose to run for help or safety. It's most notable application was in Seminole County where Miami-Dade County teen Trayvon Martin was shot to death during an encounter with armed neighborhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman.</p> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 14:30:00 +0000 Rick Stone 4642 at http://blog.wlrn.org 'Stand Your Ground' Law Gets A Pass From State Task Force