On July 31, Giffords Law Center and the SPLC Action Fund, issued a report entitled “Stand Your Ground Kills: How These NRA-Backed Laws Promote Racist Violence.”
The report opens by recounting 2018 murder of Markeis McGlockton. McGlockton, who was Black and unarmed, was shot to death in a parking lot by a white man who was never charged with his murder under Florida’s stand your ground law. Far from being an anomaly, this scenario has played out over and over, endangering the lives of people of color and exonerating the white people who have killed them. We urge you to read and help disseminate this important and timely report.