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Oklahoma Democrat Wants People To Run Away Before Standing Their Ground

Here’s an idea that will surely be mimicked by Democrats across the country (Huffington Post) Oklahoma state Sen. Kevin Matthews (D) is seeking to amend his state’s “stand your ground

In Wake Of Shootings, An Oklahoma Lawmaker Wants To Fix 'Stand Your Ground'

Oklahoma state Sen. Kevin Matthews (D) is seeking to amend his state's "stand your ground" law in the wake of a 2015 shooting that led to the death of a young man. In February 2015, a security guard at a Tulsa apartment complex shot 21-year-old Monroe Bird III in the spine, paralyzing him. Show More Summary

Florida Deputy Uses 'Stand Your Ground' Defense

A Florida cop indicted for shooting a man who was walking with an unloaded air rifle is invoking the state's "Stand Your Ground" self-defense law in a bid to avoid trial. Broward Sheriff's deputy Peter Peraza argues in a court document that he should be immune from prosecution in the death of Jermaine McBean. A grand jury indicted Peraza on a manslaughter charge in December.

Fundamentally: When Emerging Markets Roar, Stand Your Ground

It’s not the first time emerging-market stock funds have lost ground, so playing this volatile group of stocks for the long term may be worthwhile in the end.

“Would we even be here if Julian Acox was white?” Race, self-defense and making of a murder charge

Self-defense, or first-degree murder? A stand your ground state, and a black defendant. The trial you won't believe

SC felon uses ‘stand your ground’ law to walk after shooting death — even though he’s banned from having gun

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

A convicted South Carolina felon was granted immunity in the shooting death of his brother-in-law by a local judge by citing the “stand your ground” law despite the fact that he was was prohibited from having a gun due to his criminal history, reports News 5 Alive. Saying he had the...

Murdered While Black: New Documentary Slams 'Stand Your Ground' Law

An essential new documentary, "3½ Minutes, 10 Bullets," explores the legality behind an infamous 2012 Florida parking-lot shooting.

Ben Carson Doesn’t Want ‘Stand Your Ground’ Gun Laws To ‘Create Vigilantism’

"We should be talking about how we preserve our Second Amendment rights but at the same time prevent unnecessary violence." The post Ben Carson Doesn’t Want ‘Stand Your Ground’ Gun Laws To ‘Create Vigilantism’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Florida Theater Shooter Will Use Stand Your Ground

The lawyer for Curtis Reeves, the retired Tampa, Florida, police captain who shot and killed a man in a Wesley Chapel movie theater last year during an argument over texting, said Wednesday that he plans to use Florida's "stand your ground" self-defense law to have the criminal charges against Reeves dismissed. Show More Summary

Theater shooting suspect invokes "stand your ground"

3 months agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Curtis Reeves is accused of fatally shooting a fellow movie-goer last year after an argument over texting in the theater

Retired Florida cop will use ‘stand your ground’ defense after gunning down moviegoer who threw popcorn at him

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

A retired police officer who gunned down a married father who threw popcorn at him will use Florida’s “stand your ground” law as his defense when he goes on trial for murder. The lawyer for Curtis Reeves confirmed that the retired Tampa police captain would use the controversial...

WATCH: Mother of slain teen Jordan Davis’ scolds GOP lawmakers for pushing ‘stand your ground’ expansion

4 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Republican lawmakers said this week that testimony from the mother of slain teen Jordan Davis did not convince them to scrap an expansion of the state’s controversial “stand your ground” law. At a state Senate hearing on Wednesday, Lucy McBath argued that the updated legislation...

'The Doom Beneath' Review - Someone Should Have Paid His Bear Tax

If there's one thing, above all else, that you should take away from The Doom Beneath [$2.99], it's that you shouldn't run away from bears. Stand your ground, play dead, or fight back even, but if you run away from a bear, there's a strong chance it will give chase and you'll end up falling

Comment of the Day: “Being assertive means you stand your ground, but recognize and respect the boundaries of others.”

This comment was on the post "When Is It OK for a Man to Be Aggressive?" The post Comment of the Day: “Being assertive means you stand your ground, but recognize and respect the boundaries of others.” appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Florida Wants To Beef Up Stand Your Ground, Impose Financial Penalties

Florida's state legislature is so incredibly right-wing, so invested in pleasing their NRA masters, that they're beefing up their self-defense laws. In the wrong direction. If you think you might ever shoot someone, I have good newsShow More Summary

Florida Would Like To Give You $200K For Killing Someone, As Long As It’s ‘Self-Defense’

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Wonkette

Only a good guy with a General Electric M134 Minigun can stop a bad guy with a General Electric M134 Minigun Florida has a nifty new variation on “Stand your Ground” legislation in the works. Not only would it make it easier for criminal...Show More Summary

Super-Charged ‘Stand Your Ground’ Bill Could Make It Even Harder To Prosecute More George Zimmermans

The co-sponsor of the original "stand your ground" law is trying to make it even stronger. The post Super-Charged ‘Stand Your Ground’ Bill Could Make It Even Harder To Prosecute More George Zimmermans appeared first on ThinkProgress...

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