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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

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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

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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 weekNews : 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 weekNews : 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 weekNews / 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 »

Once You Work Your Abs Standing, You'll Never Go Back to Crunches

It's time to the give up crunches to do some ab exercises that really work. Skip lying on the ground and give this 10-minute ab workout a whirl. Adding a dumbbell to the workout makes it even more effective. Grab your weight, between five and 10 pounds, then press play, and get ready to work!

Stand your ground hearing wraps up in theater shooting case

Prosecutors and defense attorneys have finished providing evidence in a hearing to determine whether a retired police officer acted in self-defense when he shot a man in a movie theater … Click to Continue »

'Stand Your Ground' Everywhere: Republicans Seek to Expand Gun Immunity Laws Across the Country

Click here for reuse options! At least 23 states already have the controversial law made infamous by George Zimmerman and Marissa Alexander. The debate over controversial “stand your ground” laws is heating up again, as lawmakers in at least two states are seeking to expand protections for people who commit violence in self-defense. Show More Summary

Utah bill: Stand your ground OK even if safe escape possible

Utah's House of Representatives has approved changes to the state's stand-your-ground self-defense law making it clear that people don't need to try to run away before using force, including deadly … Click to Continue »

Florida looks to expand "stand your ground" immunity

2 weeks agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Florida has been seen as a leader in giving citizens immunity in cases of self-defense -- a move to expand the law is drawing controversy

Florida looks to expand 'stand your ground' immunity

Florida doesn't just want to let people stand their ground, it also wants to make the state prove they didn't commit violence in self-defense before taking them to trial. Florida … Click to Continue »

Retired Florida cop testifies in Stand Your Ground hearing

3 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

The ex-Florida cop accused of killing a man in a movie theater during an argument over texting said "it was either his life or mine."

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