One has to wonder if he’ll move to another “stand your ground law” state. As we reported, George has had about enough of Florida, primarily because he feels like he’s become a sitting duck for the media and law enforcement to prey on him. We’re told he would have moved a lot sooner, but the […]
What The Average Black Person Who Is Not A Political Operative Is Concerned About In Their Community Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5 What The "Mentholated Black Media" Prioritizes Because They Know That Americanized...Show More Summary
'Oh man, I crack myself up.' It looks like the months of negative attention given to the conservative ALEC group hasn't soured conservative poster boys on them: "I will tell you this, my advice to ALEC is very, very simple: Stand your...Show More Summary
Washington (CNN) – Republican Sen. Ted Cruz's advice for a conservative group facing criticism and hardship: "Stand your ground." The choice of words appeared to be a reference to a string of negative press the American Legislative Exchange Council – a group made up of conservative legislators and corporate members – received for backing laws […]
A Georgia homeowner who shot and killed a 72-year-old man he thought was an intruder has reignited debate over controversial “stand your ground” laws. A week after the slaying, a Georgia sheriff’s department is debating whether to take legal action in a case where one of the scrutinized self-defense laws may play a role in the prosecutor’s decision. Show More Summary
Fair or too far? Elderly Man With Alzheimers Shot Dead After Wandering To Neighbor’s Front Door A Georgia resident who gunned down a 72-year-old man suffering from Alzheimers in his front yard is claiming self-defense under the controversial “Stand Your
New leaked documents paint a dreary picture for the group behind "Stand Your Ground" and Voter ID laws. The post Three Signs That The Power Of Secret Lobbying Group ALEC Is Fading appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Both Catoosa and Walker County have been swirled around in the media with two shootings by homeowners who were standing their ground this past month. The first was in Catoosa County where a 17 year-old teenager was shot by a homeowner during an attempted burglary on Veteran’s Day: The shooting occurred around 4 p.m., when [...]
The Florida woman caught in a controversial stand your ground case in Jacksonville is out on bond as she awaits a new trial. Last year, Marissa Alexander was handed a mandatory 20-year prison sentence after killing her husband with what she claims was a warning shot during a domestic dispute in 2010. Show More Summary
(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — The Jacksonville woman awaiting a new trial in a controversial “stand your ground” case is free on bond. First Coast News (http://fcnews.tv/18q19sa) reports that Marissa Alexander was released from jail Wednesday. Show More Summary
The debate continues about the extent of racism in the United States today. George Zimmerman again makes headlines this week, a previous unknown until he killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in a highly charged "stand your ground" case....Show More Summary
How has "Home Alone" been right in front of our faces for the last 20+ years and we've never seen that it's actually "a family film about Stand Your Ground"? As much as we hate to admit it, there's a good chance that Kevin MacAllister is a psychopath in training, taking pleasure in maiming burglars after being neglected by his cruel family. Show More Summary
Jayne Weintraub -- an attorney hired by George Zimmerman to defend him against domestic abuse charges -- criticized Florida's "terrible" Stand Your Ground self-defense law during a television appearance earlier this year defending Zimmerman...Show More Summary
Weapon industry lobbyists drafted a stand your ground law for Ohio. It passed the lower chamber in this state last week: Opponents including black legislators, youth and church groups decried the dangers of an Ohio “stand your ground” self-defense proposal on Wednesday, as the expansive gun measure cleared the state House. Protesters at one point [Read more...]
CLEVELAND — Ohio's state House approved a broad "stand your ground" measure on Wednesday that would grant gun owners wider latitude to use their weapons to defend themselves.
CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Ohio's state House approved a broad "stand your ground" measure on Wednesday that would grant gun owners wider latitude to use their weapons to defend themselves.
Ohio could be the next state to institute a "shoot first" defense. The post Stand Your Ground Bill Advancing In Ohio appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The Renisha McBride case, with its echoes of the Trayvon Martin shooting, reignited the national debate over Stand Your Ground self-defense laws, which give citizens the right to defend themselves with deadly force without trying to escape. Show More Summary