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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
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
A new bill that puts the burden on prosecutors to prove that the defense doesn’t apply is expected to pass the state legislature.
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.
'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
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
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 »
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.
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
Florida man invoked the controversial defense in the fatal 2014 shooting of a fellow moviegoer after an argument over texting
Stand Your Ground When You’re Out With These Tips From Nightlife Attorney Cameron Bowman.
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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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 »
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'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 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 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 »
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."