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N.H. (AP) Deadly force will continue to be a viable first option in New Hampshire for individuals defending themselves or others in a public place regardless of whether they could safely retreat from the threat, after a Senate vote Thursday
N.H. (AP) Deadly force would no longer be a viable first option for someone defending themselves or others in a public place if they could safely retreat from the threat, if New Hampshire changes its stand-your-ground law. The House is voting next
People came lugging photographs of slain relatives and telling gut-wrenching stories of unpunished deaths or wrongful convictions. They've written some 8,000 emails and letters, many penned by hand, telling the Florida Task Force on Citizen Safety
More evidence released while George Zimmerman's attorney says "Stand Your Ground" hearing likely 7:27 a.m. EST, August 9, 2012 Prosecutors on Wednesday released several pieces of evidence some new and some previously made public to the defense in the
Links A lawyer for a Cape Coral man charged with fatally shooting a steak and lobster meat salesman on the homeowners property Wednesday has said he will consider using Floridas Stand Your Ground law as a defense. That argument that is becoming the
Stand your ground" laws do not deter crime and might actually cause an increase in murders and manslaughters, according to a June study out of Texas A&M University. Researchers in College Station, Texas, looked at 21 states that in recent years
Articles The task force was created by Gov. Rick Scott to review Florida 's "Justifiable Use of Force" statute, which includes the 2005 Stand Your Ground law. The provision, which justifies the use of lethal force without a duty to retreat if someone
Mark NeJame is a CNN legal analyst and contributor and has practiced law, mainly as a criminal defense attorney, for more than 30 years. He is the founder and senior partner of NeJame, LaFay, Jancha, Ahmed, Barker and Joshi, P.A., in Orlando, Florida.
The Record At first there was near-unanimity of outrage and dismay. But in recent weeks, the polls reveal that Americans' attitudes about the killing of Trayvon Martin have become starkly divided by race and party politics: Eight in 10 blacks say
In Atlanta, Ga., a Baptist minister is suing the governor and the attorney general challenging the state’s 2006 “Stand Your Ground" law that allows individuals to use deadly force outside their home if they feel threatened.