FRIDAY - March 21, 2014
Got an opinion on STAND YOUR GROUND? Here’s a novel idea: let Tiger Bay present you with the facts
Come meet State Rep. Dennis Baxley (R-Ocala), the prime sponsor of the controversial law, who will clarify legislative intent. This experienced legislator knows what he and his colleagues intended.
Did Stand Your Ground have anything to do with George Zimmerman’s acquittal? Ask Mark O'Mara, Mr. Zimmerman’s lawyer, who’ll share the podium with Rep. Baxley. He has a thing or two to say about that law.
So does Ben Montgomery, Tampa Bay Times reporter who studied 140 cases across the state and wrote that “the law has not always worked as its sponsors say they intended.” (Back to Baxley, what did you intend? Is that the way it’s played out?)
Finally, Hillsborough County Public Defender Julianne Holt will round out the discussion with the prime sponsor, a Pulitzer finalist and a celebrity lawyer. How does she feel about the law? We have no idea.
(Yes, Rep. Baxley is a funeral director but there is nothing Machiavellian about that. We promise.)
David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Registration: 11:30 AM
Luncheon: 12:00 Noon
(Deadline for reservations: Noon: Wednesday, March 19, 2014)
(* Guest not accompanied by Tiger Bay Club members must pay in advance)
April 18, 2014