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The Sidney Wood Show: It’s Free Your Mind Friday

Today was ‘Free Your Mind Friday’ with Mary-Pat Hector. Mary-Pat brought some of her friends to have panel discussion about gun violence, stand your ground, respecting elders, and much more. Also, Marcus Coleman stopped by […]


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Justifiable Homicides In Georgia Increase After Stand Your Ground Law

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – The number of justified homicides in Georgia has increased since 2006, the same year state lawmakers passed a version of a controversial self-defense law. An analysis of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation data […]


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Activist Challenges Georgia “Stand Your Ground Law” In Federal Court

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – A civil rights activist is challenging Georgia’s controversial self-defense law in federal court. The Rev. Markel Hutchins says he filed the lawsuit Monday in Atlanta  in response to the death of Trayvon Martin, […]