Stand Your Ground Protest Florida

Watch: Protests Against “Stand Your Ground” Law in Florida

Breaking News, Florida – A heated argument over parking space led to shooting near Clearwater, FL. People around the country are raising questions against Florida’s “Stand your ground” law.

According to this law the gunman couldn’t be arrested.


The incident occurred recently on Thursday in a store parking space. A family parked their car in a handicap spot. 28-year-old Markeis McGlockton went inside the store with his son. His girlfriend waited for him in car.

Michael Drejka, 47 came across McGlockton’s girlfriend, B Jacobs. Both argued on handicap parking space. McGlockton arrived and pushed the man on the ground. This incited Drejka to take out his gun and fire McGlocton. He fell back and died in front of his 5-year-old son.

Next day, police refused to charge Drejka.

Anthony Rickman who is a criminal defense attorney at the Pinellas County says there are complications in this case. Stand Your Ground Law of Florida protects the suspect in this case.

23 other states of US practice this law. It permits attackers to use fatal force without a question. Victims cannot retreat this.

According to Jacobs, her boyfriend was trying to stand by her side “like any man in the world would do.” There are definitely issues with the ‘stand on your ground’ law. In some cases, the law protects ‘suspects’ not ‘victims’. For more details, read full report.

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Above all, stay safe!

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