I recently interviewed Robert Spitzer, a professor at SUNY Cortland who has researched and written extensively about so-called "Stand Your Ground" laws, which eliminate the duty to retreat when safe and feasible within self-defense doctrine. Show More Summary
How’s it feel Georgey??? Man Who Shot At George Zimmerman Might Have Acted Under “Stand Your Ground” The man who shot at George Zimmerman Monday and injured him has come forward. Matthew Apperson has yet to be charged but could
That sound you hear is me nomming on the sweet, sweet taste of poetic justice.
George Zimmerman, the Florida man who initially tried to use a so-called "Stand Your Ground" defense in the killing of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, was back in the news today after he was shot and mildly injured by a motorist with whom he had had an ongoing dispute.
The price of the Second Amendment,like liberty, is eternal vigilance. Having lost several fights at the Supreme Court, the anti-gun left is gearing up for yet another fight over "stand your ground" (SYG) laws. The idea behind SYG laws is pretty simple. Show More Summary
We can always count on the National Rifle Association to incite fear after a tragedy. In the midst of the Baltimore uprising which was prompted by the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody, the NRA is touting the controversial “Stand Your Ground” self-defense laws. The NRA helped draft the nation’s first “Stand Your [...]
The National Rifle Association used riots in Baltimore to promote controversial "Stand Your Ground" self-defense laws by citing an article from conservative website Breitbart.com that claimed such laws "are an antidote for brazen in-your-face...Show More Summary
Two years ago we brought you the story of Florida resident William T. Woodward, who after being accused of shooting three men, killing two of them, cited the state's "stand your ground" laws and the "Bush Doctrine" of pre-emptive force as justifications for his actions. Well, this week, his court hearings began.
Sorry, no. In an era when people can find a candidate’s old quotes in seconds, it’s better to stand your ground and take your lumps.
Actor Isaiah Washington wants to clear the air and set the record straight surrounding his departure from “Grey’s Anatomy” in 2007, and moving on in the industry.
Standing your ground can come at a steep price, but you will never regret it. The post I Learned to Say No and Pissed a Bunch of People Off appeared first on The Good Men Project.
As attorneys, we owe it to our clients and our profession to always give our full, unembellished opinion, even if it’s not what someone wants to hear and even if there may be consequences.
Why does it seem our public spaces are filled with aggressions from the left, with little to no pushback?
One thing I'll grant the right wing. They're completely shameless about crowing over their major achievements which generally involve situations reasonably expected to end in death. Pander Bear Jebbie appeared before the NRA Friday to brag about what a good gun nut he is and why the NRA should love him lots. Show More Summary
Finally, a good hill.
Sometimes you attack, sometimes you retreat, and sometimes you stand your ground. Today was more of the latter than anything else. SPY. On the daily chart, you have three SMALL 'tails up amidst five sessions. For the second consecutive day, the markets finished weakly. Show More Summary
Florida, one of the states known for its infamous so-called "stand your ground" law ("justifiable use of force" law), has now proposed standing its patriarchal ground once again, this time in its "Single Sex Facilities" (what I am calling its "Stand Out of My Loo") law. Show More Summary
Marissa Alexander Reveals Her Stand Your Ground Nightmare We’ve been following the story of Marissa Alexander closely over the years, particularly when George Zimmerman got off scot free for the murder of Trayvon Martin. Newly freed, Marissa gave Essence
WASHINGTON -- A Nevada state Senate committee considered a controversial package of gun-rights provisions on Wednesday, just a day before the third anniversary of Trayvon Martin's death. The Nevada legislation includes a provision that...Show More Summary
On the night of February 26, 2012 — three years ago today — police responded to several 911 calls from The Retreat at Twin Lakes, a gated community in Sanford, Florida. They arrived on the scene two minutes after George Zimmerman fatally shot teenager Trayvon Martin. Show More Summary