Arkansas State Senator Stephanie Flowers was giving a passionate, heartfelt speech about how she felt the state’s attempt to enact ‘Stand Your Grounds’ laws could negatively impact Black people. Her sentiments are a reaction to not only what we see but also to a study that found states with ‘stand your ground’ laws have more gun deaths in addition to whites who kill Blacks in SYG states are 250% more likely to go free.  

In the now since viral video, Senator Flowers can be seen verbally standing her ground as a fellow state senator tells Senator Flowers, “senator you need to stop.” Arkansas’ stand your ground bill was defeated and Senator Flowers went on to state why she would not apologize for her words and actions in a subsequent appearance in the state capitol. Check out both videos below.