An essential new documentary, "3½ Minutes, 10 Bullets," explores the legality behind an infamous 2012 Florida parking-lot shooting.
"We should be talking about how we preserve our Second Amendment rights but at the same time prevent unnecessary violence." The post Ben Carson Doesn’t Want ‘Stand Your Ground’ Gun Laws To ‘Create Vigilantism’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The lawyer for Curtis Reeves, the retired Tampa, Florida, police captain who shot and killed a man in a Wesley Chapel movie theater last year during an argument over texting, said Wednesday that he plans to use Florida's "stand your ground" self-defense law to have the criminal charges against Reeves dismissed. Show More Summary
He faces charges of second-degree murder.
Curtis Reeves is accused of fatally shooting a fellow movie-goer last year after an argument over texting in the theater
A retired police officer who gunned down a married father who threw popcorn at him will use Florida’s “stand your ground” law as his defense when he goes on trial for murder. The lawyer for Curtis Reeves confirmed that the retired Tampa police captain would use the controversial...
Maybe you know this sickening feeling: Your smartphone slips from your hand and starts its descent toward the ground. If you’re standing in an asphalt parking lot or walking down a city sidewalk — and you don’t have your phone protected in a life-preserving case — you know what happens next. Time seems to stand […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
Brush that dirt off your shoulder: Jay-Z may have 99 problems, but this copyright lawsuit about his song "Big Pimpin'" is no longer one of them. The suit filed against the rap mogul in 2007 was dismissed on standing grounds, but the plaintiff says he plans to appeal. Show More Summary
Now that connected car startups are now thick on the ground, it takes a special amount of pizzaz to stand out. Thankfully Voyo has amped up the jazz hands and is producing a small device that can truly change the way we drive. What does...Show More Summary
Republican lawmakers said this week that testimony from the mother of slain teen Jordan Davis did not convince them to scrap an expansion of the state’s controversial “stand your ground” law. At a state Senate hearing on Wednesday, Lucy McBath argued that the updated legislation...
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Florida's state legislature is so incredibly right-wing, so invested in pleasing their NRA masters, that they're beefing up their self-defense laws. In the wrong direction. If you think you might ever shoot someone, I have good newsShow More Summary
Only a good guy with a General Electric M134 Minigun can stop a bad guy with a General Electric M134 Minigun Florida has a nifty new variation on “Stand your Ground” legislation in the works. Not only would it make it easier for criminal...Show More Summary
In the middle of the swirling chaos of the World, stand still. She will show you what is yours to do. After a 4-day "layover" on the island of Farmakonisi with no food, water or shelter, hundreds of hungry, sea-ravaged men, women, and...Show More Summary
The co-sponsor of the original "stand your ground" law is trying to make it even stronger. The post Super-Charged ‘Stand Your Ground’ Bill Could Make It Even Harder To Prosecute More George Zimmermans appeared first on ThinkProgress...
“If you’re standing on the top of your new building that’s out in downtown, looking down at all the streets, at all the cars, our question is why aren’t all those cars Ubered...the world would be a better place. If every car in San Francisco was Ubered, there would be no traffic. Show More Summary
Here we go again? Early stock indicators picked up where they left off after a gut-check that marked the biggest weekly declines for Wall Street since 2011. Many traders held their collective breath over the weekend, wondering if Chinese officials would step in with any teeth to shore up stock declines [...]
Kayaks and surfboards can be difficult to store safely and are easy to ding, but here’s a way to keep them off the ground and ready for your next adventure. Read more...
Bush did not mention his record of ending affirmative action, expanding some mandatory minimum prison sentences, and signing the controversial Stand Your Ground gun law. The post Jeb Bush Avoids Key Questions About His Civil Rights Record In Speech To Black Voters appeared first on ThinkProgress.