Law of Self Defense  (Page 10)

Houston Gas Station Shooting: SYG or not? Break it Down with AOJ

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 2:00pm 7/24/2013 at 2:00pm

Hungry for another claimed example of a deadly Stand-Your-Ground defensive encounter, the mainstream media has seized upon the gas-station shooting death of a black man by a rifle-armed woman, also black, this past Sunday in Houston.

Video of the encounter was captured by the gas station’s security cameras, both inside the enclosed...

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Stand Your Ground: The “New” Self-Defense Doctrine That’s 136 Years Young

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 8:00am 7/23/2013 at 8:00am

Much has been made lately of the self-defense legal doctrine of Stand-Your-Ground, mostly for political purposes unrelated to any actual legal application of the doctrine (for more on this, see here: Stand-Your-Ground: Gun Control Zombies Exploit Grieving Black Community).

Stand Your Ground Does Not Make it Legal to Just Kill on a Whim

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Self-Defense Immunity Laws: Which States Protect You Best?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 19, 2013 at 6:31pm 7/19/2013 at 6:31pm

Now that the Zimmerman criminal trial has concluded, much attention has focused on the prospects for Zimmerman seeking protection under Florida’s self-defense immunity statute from any possible civil action against him.

Florida’s statute 776.032, is among the broader self-defense immunity statutes, in that it possesses all four qualities...

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Florida’s Self-Defense Immunity Law: How it really works

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 12:00pm 7/18/2013 at 12:00pm

In 2005 the Florida legislator enacted statute 776.032. “Immunity from criminal prosecution and civil action for justifiable use of force.” This immunity statute is often erroneously referred to as Florida’s Stand-Your-Ground (SYG) law, even by lawyers, judges, and law professors who ought to know better (MSM journalists I forgive for such...

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Attorney Andrew Branca Participates on NPR Zimmerman Panel

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 7:24am 7/16/2013 at 7:24am

It was mid-afternoon when I received the phone call.  Would I be interested in participating on a panel discussing the Zimmerman case and self-defense law in general, to be hosted on KPCC, the Los Angeles area National Public Radio station?  Meh, why not, I told them.  And there I was, on...

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Post-Zimmerman Acquittal: Civil Rights, Immunity, and Perjury

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 5:59am 7/16/2013 at 5:59am

Well, that’s it. George Zimmerman has his legal victory. Late in the night on Saturday, July 13, 2013, George officially survived a brutal and malicious legal assault backed by the full power of a State government intent on hanging a life sentence on an innocent man on the sole basis of emotional...

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