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UN Racism Watchdog Slams US Over Police Brutality Citing Ferguson Shooting; Urges Review of 'Stand Your Ground' Laws

A U.N. committee that monitors racial inequality and discrimination says the fatal shooting of black teenager Michael Brown by a white policeman in Missouri last month illustrates a bigger problem of racism in the United States.

Dumb Tech Conference Sues Pointless Tech Conference for Word "Summit"

When your tech conference is best known for paying $40 million to buy its own mountain , it's hard to stand on moral high ground. But Summit Series , the "hipper Davos" is suing Paddy Cosgrave, the creator of another vanity tech confab called F.ounders, aka "Davos for geeks," for damages of at least $2 million. Read more...

Police Chief Advises Residents Of Detroit To Buy Guns

I’m all for self-protection but when a police chief throws his arms in the air, and advises citizens to purchase firearms in Detroit, it’s not a good sign. Police Chief James Craig did just that in the “Stand Your Ground” state of Michigan. The Guardian reports: Detroit police chief James Craig – nicknamed “Hollywood” for [...]

Crisis Response Lessons from Starbucks and SeaWorld

When should you course-correct if your company is getting hammered over its mistakes--and when should you stand your ground?

Stand Your Ground Gun Laws

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Activists Press United Nations to Address 'Stand Your Ground' Laws

United States civil rights activists pressed the United Nations to take more action against “Stand Your Ground” laws passed in over 20 American states. The groups made their case in a hearing with the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Show More Summary

Report: States With Stand Your Ground Laws Have More Homicides

One former military officer testified that Stand Your Ground laws are more lenient than deadly force policies for members of the military in combat zones. The post Report: States With Stand Your Ground Laws Have More Homicides appeared first on ThinkProgress.

A Florida State Attorney on Stand Your Ground: You Can Shoot an Unarmed Person

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Think Progress has the story:In early July, 20-year-old Colt Thriemer shot dead a one-time friend in a Wal-Mart parking lot, saying he feared for his life. Witnesses gathered for a truck meet that night say victim Thomas James Brown, 21, was walking away toward his car when Thriemer fired ten shots. Show More Summary

Prosecutors Won’t Charge Florida Man For Fatal Gunfire Outside Wal-Mart, Citing Stand Your Ground

“The Stand Your Ground statute makes no exception from the immunity because Brown may have been walking away from Thriemer at the time the deadly force was used." The post Prosecutors Won’t Charge Florida Man For Fatal Gunfire Outside Wal-Mart, Citing Stand Your Ground appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Stand Your Ground? Chris Brown’s New Neighbor Threatens To Kill Him For Trespassing “I Don’t Care, I’ll Shoot Him” [Photos]

Chris needs to move from this house ASAP!!! Chris Brown’s Neighbor Threatens To Kill Him For Trespassing This has the potential to go from 0-100, REAL QUICK… According to TMZ reports: Chris Brown may have new, more troubling neighbo...

Marissa Alexander Is Denied New Hearing; Still Faces 60 Years in Prison

A judge has ruled against providing Marissa Alexander, 33, with a new “Stand your ground” hearing, reports Salon.

Stand your ground or flee for now in Darkwood trailer

You can't play ?Darkwood until it shines a light on Early Access on July 24, but you can make a pivotal decision in an adventurer's life: fight or flight? Don't fret too much about your choice - the survival horror game will show yo...

Gun Control VS Gun Rights: Stand Your Ground Law Allows Felons To Arm Themselves?

As gun control laws and gun rights bills continue to duke it out in the political arena, some reports are claiming a recent court decision in regards to the Stand Your Ground law may allow felons to arm themselves with a weapon. In a related report by The Inquisitr, gun rights in Washington D.C. were

Studies: Stand Your Ground Doesn't Deter Crime

Homicides increase under the "castle doctrine" or Stand Your Ground laws, according to two studies published since 2012, while the laws do not appear to deter crime in any significant way. Researchers at Georgia State and Texas A&M universities...Show More Summary

Should Be a Headline Everywhere

These studies haven't gotten much attention. But they should. They show pretty clearly that "stand your ground" laws lead to no perceptible drop in crime but a clear increase in homicides.

Racist Florida Man Charged After Telling Black Kids Their Skin Is 'Dirty'

Laws like Stand Your Ground make it even harder for communities to deal with belligerent and dangerous assholes like this guy. Honestly, I'm surprised he didn't shoot anyone: DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A Daytona Beach man was arrested and...Show More Summary

Publicly mocked obese, sleeping Yankee fan sues over the public mockery...

... and is publicly mocked for the lawsuit. When is it better to laugh at yourself when you are laughed at and when is it better to stand your that's-not-funny ground and seek millions of dollars for your pain?The filing of the lawsuit got me to watch the much-watched video clip, which I hadn't bothered with before. Show More Summary

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