Momentum is gathering in Florida to roll back laws after the death of Markeis McGlockton during a parking lot dispute
For many in Florida, the story feels familiar; an unarmed black male gunned down by an overzealous white vigilante. The claim of self-defense and the lack of an arrest. A grieving family left pleading for justice.
But unlike in the 2012 killing of Trayvon Martin, which introduced much of the US to so-called “stand your ground” (SYG) laws, the fatal July shooting of 28-year-old Markeis McGlockton is slowly gathering political momentum that could roll backself-defense statutes some say are little more than a racially discriminatory license to kill.