(Credit: marsmet533) Perhaps it was only a matter of time before someone shot a Florida cop and invoked Stand Your Ground afterward.
Florida lawmakers are advancing legislation that would expand the state's "Stand Your Ground" law by making it legal to fire a warning shot at a would-be attacker.
Because the judge granted immunity during trial, prosecutors cannot appeal his finding that the shooter is immune from all charges. The post Florida Judge Changes His Mind, Grants Stand Your Ground Immunity In Bar Brawl Shooting appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Zimmerman Lawyer Mark O’Mara Wants Stand Your Ground Law Amended The aint-isht lawyer who served as the defense attorney of acquitted child murderer George Zimmerman says he thinks the Stand Your Ground Law that was instrumental in getting his scumbag
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In 2012 editorial, father-and-son Florida politicians Don and Matt Gaetz called criticism of the state's controversial Stand Your Ground law "anti-woman." "Consider," they gravely intoned, "an elderly woman in a dimly lit parking lot or a college girl walking to her dorm at night. Show More Summary
George Zimmerman's lead defense attorney, Mark O'Mara, doesn't like the way jurors are being instructed on the state's "stand your ground" law. Currently, the jury is told about them in every case of self-defense. O'Mara views that as...Show More Summary
Lawyer Mark O'Mara seems to agree that the Stand Your Ground law may have affected the outcome in the trial of George Zimmerman, and that it shouldn't have. The post George Zimmerman’s Lawyer Wants To Reform Florida Stand Your Ground Law appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Because killing someone shouldn't be a financial burden on your family. Are you the sort of person that expects you might someday shoot someone with that gun you're carrying? Former Virginia attorney general and failed gubernatorialShow More Summary
It's no surprise that literature features plenty of court cases. After all, there have always been many real-life, high-profile trials -- such as the recent prosecutions of the men who invoked Florida's awful "Stand Your Ground" lawShow More Summary
The death of Trayvon Martin is still being used by the family lawyer, Benjamin Crump, to denounce Florida’s stand your ground law… even though George Zimmerman chose not to use it in his defense. In a related report by The Inquisitr, George Zimmerman says he doesn’t have any regrets from shooting Trayvon Martin. Show More Summary
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The legally blind Florida man who shot and killed his friend after a drunken argument and was let free under the state's "stand your ground" self-defense law has been given his rifle and handgun back
ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - The lawyer for acquitted killer George Zimmerman said the rules for Florida murder trials should be changed so jurors are only instructed to consider the lenient standards of the state's "stand your ground" self-defense law...
Florida strikes again! A blind man who fatally shot his friend and was on trial for premeditated first degree murder not only was granted immunity under the state's stand your ground law, but the judge in his case actually gave him his guns back, even though he didn't want to.
Many will tell you that Bitcoin stands on shaky legal ground. Senator Joe Manchin, however, believes it's outright dangerous -- to the point that he has sent a letter to regulators asking them to ban the digital currency. There's no regulation, he...
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