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”
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
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.
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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...
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"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.
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
He faces charges of second-degree murder.
Curtis Reeves is accused of fatally shooting a fellow movie-goer last year after an argument over texting in the theater
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...
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...
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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
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
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...