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Florida's 'stand your ground' law could get a tweak

The Florida Senate passed a bill that would tweak the state's "stand your ground" law to make it clear residents don't have to be attacked before using force against someone … Click to Continue »

Jordan Davis’s Mother: Don’t Use My Son’s Death To Expand Stand Your Ground

2 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

The Florida House on Wednesday passed a bill that would force the state to prove a shooter acted unlawfully before it brings a case to trial, the author writes.

New research reveals how to make your (bad) jokes funnier.

We've all been there: you tell a joke, only to have it fall flat, leaving you standing there in the dead silence wishing the ground would just swallow you up. Well, these scientists must have experienced this as well, because they designed a series of experiments to determine the best way to save a joke. Show More Summary

A Look at the Legal Side of Stand Your Ground and Other Questions of Self-Defense

Misinformation about self-defense rights and laws is what has sparked major debate over the misapplication of lethal force in civilian communities. This post A Look at the Legal Side of Stand Your Ground and Other Questions of Self-Defense appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.

BookTV: Caroline Light on 'Stand Your Ground: A History of America's Love Affair with Lethal Self-Defense'

'Caroline Light, director of undergraduate studies in the Program in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Harvard University, offers a critical examination of stand-your-ground laws, now adopted in thirty-three states, and how the gun rights movement has emboldened DIY self-defense. Show More Summary

America's Love Affair With Lethal Self-Defense

An interest in gun rights has spread to African American, Jewish, LGBTQ, and other minority communities, but there's a deeper legislative and cultural issue to address. The following is an excerpt from the new book Stand Your Ground: A History of America’s Love Affair with Lethal Self-Defense by Caroline E. Show More Summary

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Florida is voting today to make it easier to shoot people and get away with it

Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law could get even worse today, with state legislators expected to pass an expansion to “ make the bar exceptionally high for prosecutors to prove that a person unlawfully killed in an alleged act of self-defense.”...Show More Summary

Soon It Will Be Even Easier to Shoot Someone to Death in Florida and Claim Self-Defense

Florida lawmakers are on the cusp of expanding the state's controversial Stand Your Ground gun law in a radical new way. Stand Your Ground allows people to use deadly force rather than retreat from a threatening altercation if they "reasonably believe" their lives are endangered. Show More Summary

Florida Is Trying To Make It Easier To Use The “Stand Your Ground” Defense

A new bill that puts the burden on prosecutors to prove that the defense doesn’t apply is expected to pass the state legislature.

Florida Poised to Strengthen ‘Stand Your Ground’ Defense

last monthNews : NYTimes: News

If the bill is passed, it will be up to prosecutors to prove that the law does not apply when a suspect says he was defending himself.

Exploring America's Love Affair with Lethal Self-Defense

'In Florida, the "Stand Your Ground" law allows people to use deadly force when they fear death or great bodily harm. It's one of many similar laws that exist in about half of U.S. states. It was the 2012 killing of black teen Trayvon Martin that brought these laws into the national spotlight, but their origins can be traced back to Colonial times. Show More Summary

FLORIDA: “Stand Your Ground” Defense Rejected In Case Of Retired Cop Who Killed Texting Moviegoer

last monthLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Courthouse News Service reports: A Florida judge on Friday rejected the “Stand Your Ground” defense of a retired police officer who must now stand trial for the fatal shooting of fellow moviegoer who angered him by texting before the main feature began. Show More Summary

Florida judge denies 'stand your ground' defense in shooting

A Florida judge on Friday denied a "stand your ground" defense for a retired Florida police officer who fatally shot a man in a movie theater over texting, which means … Click to Continue »

Judge Rejects 'Stand Your Ground' Defense In Florida Theater Shooting Case

last monthNews : The Two-Way

Lawyers for Curtis Reeves Jr. argued that he was in imminent danger when he shot a man who had been texting in the movie theater. But the judge ruled that surveillance video suggested otherwise.

Judge denies ‘stand your ground’ law defense in movie theater shooting case

last monthNews : The Newsroom

A former Tampa, Fla. police captain charged with second-degree murder will now stand trial. Curtis Reeves was charged with the 2014 fatal shooting of Chad Oulson in a movie theater after an argument ensued over texting. Reeves claims he shot Oulson in self-defense. Show More Summary

Judge rules in Curtis Reeves "Stand your Ground" case

last monthNews / Crime : Crimesider

Florida man invoked the controversial defense in the fatal 2014 shooting of a fellow moviegoer after an argument over texting

You Have Rights When You're At The Club—Know Them

Stand Your Ground When You’re Out With These Tips From Nightlife Attorney Cameron Bowman.

Minnesota Republicans aim to loosen gun laws

Republican lawmakers in Minnesota want to remove permitting requirements to carry a gun and create a "stand your ground" law with pair of bills that a House committee heard Wednesday. … Click to Continue »

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