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Friday 02 May 2014---Killer, who allegedly purposely left garage open and monitored CCTV cameras to plead not guilty with defence lawyers invoking state'...
by annieli
Comment Count 454 comments on Sat May 03, 2014 at 02:10 PM PDT with 188 Recommends
While the overall homicide rate in the U.S. is declining , "homicides in self-defense nearly doubled from 2000 to 2010, driven by states with 'stand your ground' ...
by Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse
Comment Count 107 comments on Sun Apr 01, 2012 at 03:05 PM PDT with 160 Recommends
The shock and horror I've felt about the Trayvon Martin slaying is profound. This unjustified killing of an unarmed young man on the basis of skin color, illustrates so much of what is still wrong ...
by jamess
Comment Count 80 comments on Wed Mar 21, 2012 at 08:46 PM PDT with 130 Recommends
I had already been planning on cartooning the National Rifle Association's ridiculous annual meeting when my nephew'...
by Mark Fiore
Comment Count 53 comments on Fri May 02, 2014 at 06:50 AM PDT with 61 Recommends
The George Zimmerman trial was about much more than race.  In fact, while everyone was talking about racial issues surrounding the death of Trayvon Martin, the jury was guided by metastasizing ...
by Mark Fiore
Comment Count 186 comments on Fri Jul 19, 2013 at 06:50 AM PDT with 47 Recommends
Stand your ground is an extension of the Castle Doctrine The Castle Doctrine (also known as castle law or make my day law) gives citizens in their homes – and in some states – cars or ...
by LaFeminista
Comment Count 49 comments on Mon Jul 15, 2013 at 03:19 AM PDT with 45 Recommends
The most memorable moment I have in my political life, by far, is leaving the Maine House in tears, stunned that the majority party had repealed four decades of Election Day Registration - all so ...
by MissWrite
Comment Count 10 comments on Fri Aug 16, 2013 at 02:04 PM PDT with 36 Recommends
Here we go again. MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jurors were selected Monday in the case of a 76-year-old white man charged with gunning down a 13-year-old black boy last year on a Milwaukee sidewalk over a ...
by FiredUpInCA
Comment Count 35 comments on Mon Jul 15, 2013 at 09:35 PM PDT with 30 Recommends
I grew up as a boy basically being terrified of life itself. Things in general that boys my age at the time take for granted today were not available for me then. A mother that I needed like most ...
by Ole Texan
Comment Count 91 comments on Thu Apr 26, 2012 at 03:13 PM PDT with 29 Recommends
In December, a Washington State Legislator proposed that a definition of "duty to retreat" actually become part of Washington State law. In light of the Trayvon Martin incident, she believed that ...
by lapin
Comment Count 4 comments on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 03:27 PM PST with 28 Recommends
God knows I don't have time to write a dairy right now. My daughter is getting married in another state in 17 days and one of the caterers ( a friend of someone in the grooms family) just pulled ...
by Clytemnestra
Comment Count 54 comments on Thu Jun 07, 2012 at 11:32 AM PDT with 28 Recommends
Our Laws assume certain "elements" are present before the specific Law should apply. First degree murder , assumes an element of pre-planning. Second degree, assumes just the intentional death of ...
by jamess
Comment Count 33 comments on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 06:19 AM PDT with 24 Recommends
People who have families in Wisconsin that go back more than 100 years have ancestral memories of surprising, uninvited, visitors. In the 1800's, the indigenous peoples of Wisconsin were known to ...
by kazoo of the north
Comment Count 16 comments on Wed Mar 21, 2012 at 05:34 PM PDT with 22 Recommends
I have sat in front of my laptop contemplating this article about the cold blooded murder of Jordan Davis and subsequent trial which resulted Saturday 15th November in a mistrial on first degree ...
by karanja
Comment Count 37 comments on Sat Feb 15, 2014 at 10:10 PM PST with 20 Recommends
"Stand your Ground" laws effectively shift the "the burden of proof" that the Use of Force as self-defense, was in-fact warranted -- shifts that burden from a Court of Law, to the gut-calls of the ...
by jamess
Comment Count 24 comments on Sat Mar 24, 2012 at 10:17 AM PDT with 20 Recommends
Jon Soltz, chairman of VoteVets.org , wrote a piece today on Think Progress. He asked to "like" it on FB and "tweet" it and as I don't use both, I do my duty to spread the word about his article by ...
by mimi
Comment Count 43 comments on Tue Apr 10, 2012 at 01:51 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
We certainly are privileged to live in a society where people like 20-year-old Blaec Lammers of Bolivar, Missouri, can purchase two assault weapons and 400 rounds of ammunition legally. If you have ...
by rturner229
Comment Count 115 comments on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 09:00 AM PST with 18 Recommends
After reading about the following case, I know that it is going to elicit emotional responses from many different quarters with many different agendas. While I support the right of all citizens ...
by Forgiven
Comment Count 72 comments on Fri Dec 14, 2007 at 06:43 AM PST with 16 Recommends
What warrants the use of deadly force for self-defense? Any person with a loaded firearm can shoot to kill. We have the ability to do that with very little effort. I think that's the point - and ...
by TRPChicago
Comment Count 83 comments on Mon Mar 24, 2014 at 03:04 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
Normally, we have a diary on Tuesdays in the morning, but we were missing out on all the west coast commentary. So we decided to try something different and go with a multi-authored diary under a ...
by R K B A
Comment Count 53 comments on Thu Feb 04, 2010 at 06:53 PM PST with 13 Recommends