A retired police officer is arguing he should be immune from prosecution under the controversial Florida statute in the fatal 2014 incident
A Florida Circuit Court judge is being asked to rule whether Curtis Reeves, 74, should be immune from prosecution in a 2014 fatal shooting at a movie theater under Florida's controversial stand your ground statute.
A Florida judge is hearing evidence to determine whether a retired police officer acted in self-defense when he shot a man in a movie theater in 2014. Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge … Click to Continue »
A Stand Your Ground hearing is underway in a Florida courtroom.
A "stand your ground" hearing will begin for a 74-year-old retired police captain accused of shooting and killing a man during an argument at a Florida movie theater. The Tampa … Click to Continue »
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Caroline E. Light, author of a new book about the history of lethal self-defense in the U.S., talks to TIME about the idea's surprising past
Caroline Light’s provocative and original book, Stand Your Ground: A History of America’s Love Affair With Lethal Self Defense, is making its official debut next week and you can pick up a copy at (where else?) Amazon but I’m sure it will be at your independent bookseller as well. Show More Summary
In Miami, Florida, a road rage shooting may have ben a “stand your ground” case; Witnesses reportedly told police the man who was shot apparently got out of a white Chevy pickup and began arguing with the driver of gray Chevy SUV on the NW 12th Avenue bridge near NW 7th Street close to Marlins […]
Mark Garaway, Sam Lavery and David Hinchliffe talk cricket. The team look at the good and bad side of compromises. There is merit in standing your ground and working out a solution. Plus there is chat about batting at the death and captaincy...Show More Summary
Marissa Alexander, 36, had been convicted of aggravated assault in a 2010 shooting involving her former husband. She has been released from prison and house confinement and has turned to advocacy.
COLUMBIA, MO. (KTLA) -- A Missouri man told police he thought the state's new "stand your ground" gun law would protect him after allegedly shooting another man Monday, according to KTLA sister station KTVI in St. Louis. Karl O. Henson,...Show More Summary
City Pages: The first is “permitless carry,” granting anyone in Minnesota the right to carry a gun wherever they go. The gun lobby prefers to call it “constitutional carry,” and it would invalidate all state laws on carrying or possession of weapons in public. The second is “stand your ground,” which has two prongs. In […]
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...
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…
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…
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…
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
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