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By Matt Pierce, Los Angeles Times, June 4, 2012 George Zimmerman returns to jail in Trayvon Martin shooting case. He surrenders two days after a Florida judge found he had misled the court about his finances when a low bail was set. George Zimmerman, right, charged in the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, […]
FORGOTTENMAJORITY.COM is petitioning Governor Rick Scott to take action to reinstate Parole in Florida for those who have demonstrated a change of heart, pose no threat to society and are not likely to reoffend. Florida has the third largest prison system in the country and any offender who committed a crime after October 1, 1983 […]
May 31, 2012 Courtesy of Democratic Governors Association A federal judge blocked enforcement of key provisions of a restrictive voting law in Florida today, a breakthrough victory for Florida voters and voting rights advocates nationwide. The law, H.B. 1355, included onerous restrictions on community-based voter registration drives, forcing the League of Women Voters of Florida and […]
COURTESY OF PROJECT R.E.A.C.H. INC Several months after the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida, a task force held its first meeting to examine the controversial “Stand Your Ground” law that has been at the center of the uproar surrounding the Florida teen’s death.
Marissa Alexander is a 31 year old mother of three is facing a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years in a Florida prison for discharging her firearm into the ceiling of her home to ward off further abuse at the hands of her husband, Rico Gray. Mr. Gray had just assaulted Marissa and was at […]
UPDATE Angela Corey, special prosecutor from Duval County, Florida, appointed by Governor Rick Scott, formally charged George Zimmerman with second degree murder for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012. Trayvon was unarmed and walking through a Sanford community wearing a hoodie when he was followed and confronted by Mr. Zimmerman who claimed […]
Trayvon Martin, 17 years of age was shot in the chest and killed by a neighborhood watch captain in Sanford, Florida on February 26, 2012. He’d just purchased a bag of skittles and an Arizona iced tea and was headed home, walking through a gated community with his hoodie pulled over his head when George Zimmerman, an overly zealous […]
Meet some of the group. Left to right – 1st row: Jack Canatsey, Marcia Jentsch 2nd row: Bonnie Barnes, Jean Canatsey 3rd row: Raymond Welsh, Judy Thompson On Saturday, March 17, 2012, Judy Thompson, President of Forgotten Majority, Inc. addressed the members of ‘Families Ministering to Families’ (FMTF) concerning the Reinstatement of Florida’s Parole. Some of the […]
Senator Greg Evers, District 2, took a bold step on Lobby Day, Tuesday, February 21, 2012, when he spoke in favor of Parole in Florida. This Senator is not ‘soft’ on crime, he is smart on crime! Senator Evers proposed that parolees wear monitoring devices and be subject to severe penalties for violating. Monitoring would cost significantly less […]
Do not allow Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and Geo Group to make billions on the backs of inmates and the purses of their families through this prison for profit privatization bill. URGENT: ALL HANDS ON DECK Senate President Haridopolos and Gov. Rick Scott Will Attempt to Ram Prison Privatization Through the Florida Senate […]