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Houston Matters for Friday, July 19, 2013

Posted on · More demonstrations are planned here in Houston this weekend, in the aftermath of George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. The shooting and the ensuing criminal trial certainly captured Americans’ attention. There have been demonstrations nationwide similar to the ones that have taken place this week here in Houston. Now […]

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KUHF Conversations: State Rep. Garnet Coleman (D) on Texas’ Stand Your Ground Law

Posted on · Garnet Coleman sits down with Morning Edition Host David Pitman to talk about why he thinks the state's "stand your ground" law should be changed. Rep. Coleman sponsored a bill this past session to roll back changes that lawmakers passed in 2007, but the bill never made it out of committee. In this interview, Coleman explains what he thinks it will take for lawmakers to seriously consider limiting stand your ground provisions to protecting one's home.