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Florida’s ‘stand your ground’ law increased homicides by 31 percent — and now they want to expand it

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Gun homicides have jumped in Florida by more than 30 percent in the decade since lawmakers passed the “stand your ground” self-defense law. Florida was the first state to pass the law, which allows deadly force if a person believes they faces great bodily harm, and a recent study found...

Jury convicts Cardell Hayes of manslaughter in death of Will Smith

The “stand your ground” defense did not allow Cardell Hayes to avoid responsibility for the death of Will Smith. Via the New Orleans Times-Picayune, a jury convicted Hayes of manslaughter for shooting and killing the former Saints defensive end in April. By vote of 10-2 on both counts, the jury also convicted Hayes of attempted…

Cardell Hayes insists Will Smith had gun, denies shooting Smith’s wife

Trials arising from “stand your ground” incidents will be resolved in large part based upon the credibility of the key witnesses. On Saturday, the man who shot and killed former Saints defensive end Will Smith in April made some incredible claims. Via the Associated Press, Cardell Hayes testified that Smith had a gun when Hayes opened…

Witness: Will Smith was the aggressor

The man who shot and killed former Saints defensive end Will Smith is relying on the “stand your ground” defense. That defense got a boost on Thursday, via the trial testimony of Kevin O’Neal. O’Neal, a friend of defender Cardell Hayes, testified that Smith was the aggressor. Pressed by a prosecutor regarding the reality that Smith’s…

"Stand your ground" tested in trial over NFL star's death

last monthNews / Crime : Crimesider

A prosecutor called defendant Cardell Hayes a killer, while his attorney said he acted in self-defense when he shot the unarmed Smith eight times on April 9

Antonio Allen calls for reconsideration of “stand your ground” laws

Multiple American states have laws that essentially permit the modern-day equivalent of a duel. But instead of counting to 10 before firing, the gun can be drawn and the trigger pulled in the inherently subjective instant that someone concludes they are being faced with serious bodily injury or death. In an item from Bart Hubbuch…

How To Stand Your Ground When Planning Your Wedding

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : SheFinds

Planning a wedding is rarely just between the bride and groom. Everyone from parents to the bridal party can have their own very strong opinions on the big day. So are you doomed to suffer stress until the main event? Of course not!Show More Summary

Florida Killings Increase After 'Stand Your Ground' Gun Law Passage, Study Finds

Gun deaths have risen sharply since the passage of Florida’s controversial “stand your ground” gun law, a new study found. The report, published this month in JAMA Internal Medicine, analyzed data from 1999 to 2014 and discovered that...Show More Summary

Florida’s Stand Your Ground law led to sharp increase in homicides

In 2005, Florida legislators passed the nation’s first “Stand Your Ground” law, expanding legal immunity for residents to use lethal force when they believe they’re being threatened. A decade later, a new study finds that Florida has experienced a significant increase in homicides, while states without such laws have not.

Homicide rates rise after introduction of 'Stand Your Ground' self-defense law

A change in self-defense laws in Florida that gave citizens the right to use lethal force to protect themselves in public has been linked with the state's homicide rates going up by nearly a quarter.

3 Alarming Stats From Florida Under 'Stand Your Ground'

For years, people have claimed "Stand Your Ground" laws have led to an increase in violence. A new JAMA study suggests their observations were right, at least in Florida. It finds homicides in the state spiked 24% from 82 per month from 1999 to October 2005, when Florida's "Stand Your...

Spike in murders seen after Florida ‘stand your ground’ self-defense law: study

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Florida saw a significant spike in murders after enacting a “Stand Your Ground” law allowing people to use lethal force in self-defense in public or on private property, international researchers said Monday. The southern state’s 24 percent rise in homicide from 2005 to 2014 stood...

Homicide rates rise after introduction of 'Stand Your Ground' self-defense law

(University of Oxford) The study says this change in the law is associated with homicide rates in Florida rising by 24 percent over 2005-2014 (compared with 1999-2004). Rates of homicide involving firearms specifically, went up even more -- by 31 percent. Meanwhile, elsewhere in the United States, homicide rates in general have been declining since the 1990s.

John Long Stand Your Ground

2 months agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

John Long Stand Your Ground Delta Groove Music It took John Long decades or so before this old school country blues musician recorded a full album, the 2006 Delta Groove release Lost & Found. I wrote a decade ago that it was "comprised of originals that sound like remakes of classic country blues recordings from the pre-World War 11 era. Show More Summary

The Marissa Alexander Stand Your Ground Assault Case

Marissa Alexander, when she married Rico Gray in June 2010, was six months pregnant with their child. She had two children from a previous marriage and Gray had five with five other women. One of his sons, and two of Marissa's children, lived with them in their rented Jacksonville, Florida home. Show More Summary

12 People On The Most Insane Thing Their Boss Has Asked Them To Do

3 months agoHumor : theChive

Everyone who’s ever had a demanding boss knows how difficult it is to stand your ground and say no. So, we thought it would be hilarious to ask 12 of our closest friends about the most insane and unreasonable things their bosses have asked them to do.

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