A judge has ruled against providing Marissa Alexander, 33, with a new “Stand your ground” hearing, reports Salon.
State Attorney Angela Corey is still seeking 60 years in the "warning shot" case
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As gun control laws and gun rights bills continue to duke it out in the political arena, some reports are claiming a recent court decision in regards to the Stand Your Ground law may allow felons to arm themselves with a weapon. In a related report by The Inquisitr, gun rights in Washington D.C. were
Homicides increase under the "castle doctrine" or Stand Your Ground laws, according to two studies published since 2012, while the laws do not appear to deter crime in any significant way. Researchers at Georgia State and Texas A&M universities...Show More Summary
These studies haven't gotten much attention. But they should. They show pretty clearly that "stand your ground" laws lead to no perceptible drop in crime but a clear increase in homicides.
Laws like Stand Your Ground make it even harder for communities to deal with belligerent and dangerous assholes like this guy. Honestly, I'm surprised he didn't shoot anyone: DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A Daytona Beach man was arrested and...Show More Summary
MURRIETA -- Demonstrators opposed to illegal immigration stood their ground again at the Murrieta Border Patrol station on Monday, where U.S. Border Patrol had been scheduled to transfer a third round of buses, with approximately 140 illegal aliens aboard in total, transferred from overcrowded Texas detention facilities. Show More Summary
Not what they'd have you believe
EUGENE VOLOKH: What ‘stand your ground’ laws actually mean.
So-called Trayvon Martin gun control laws are still being supported by family lawyer Benjamin Crump, who has been traveling the nation campaigning against the expansion of Stand Your Ground laws in various states. At the same time, Trayvon’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy martin, have been active in helping with the Trayvon Martin Foundation. In
The bill to expand Florida’s notorious Stand Your Ground law became law Friday, after Gov. Rick Scott signed a measure that immunizes individuals who fire or point a gun in self-defense or as a “warning” from criminal penalty. The post Stand Your Ground Just Became Even Broader In Florida appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law was expanded to include warning shots. The expansion was designed to “fill gaps,” which exist in the original law. Although the original legislation remain controversial, the extension was signed into law by Florida Governor Rick Scott on Friday. The Stand Your Ground law grants Florida residents immunity from prosecution —
I’m talking about Florida’s notorious “Stand Your Ground” law. Journalists and critics of the law have brought to public attention an undeniably discriminatory, anti-black pattern of enforcement within Florida’s law enforcement and judicial sectors (most notably the Marissa Alexander “warning shot” case). Show More Summary
It really pays to stick to your burgers. Or stand your ground beef, if you will. Perhaps you recall the case of the two fellows who, after braving the high winds and rain of Sandy to procure a sack of White Castle sliders in Coney Island, were confronted by cops looking for suspects in a nearby supermarket looting. [ more › ]
A new expansion of Florida's "stand your ground" law is being considered at the school board level in Duval County, where board member Jason Fischer says students "have the right to defend themselves without being disciplined by school...Show More Summary
When the latest gun/stand your ground type law goes under the name of a "Make My Day" law, you know the results are going to be great.
Submitted by Brandon Smith of Alt-Market blog, "Stand your ground. Don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here." - Militia Captain John Parker at the Battle Of Lexington Just a couple days ago, two...Show More Summary
During the June 5 airing of the Daily Show, host Jon Stewart mocked the NRA for apologizing for calling Open Carry Texas (OCT) demonstrations "weird," then asked what will happen when an OCT participant walks into a business with his...Show More Summary