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    Jury Selection Begins in Detroit Front Porch Shooting of Black Woman

Jury Selection Begins in Detroit Front Porch Shooting of Black Woman

Hey folks,

Jury selection begins today in the murder trial of Detroit homeowner Theodore Wafer, as reported in the Detroit Free Press. Wafer shot and killed Renisha McBride, a 19-year-old black woman, on his front porch. Wafer is claiming self-defense.

The [...]

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    Trial Begins of Joseph Walker, NJ Cop Involved in “Road Rage” Killing

Trial Begins of Joseph Walker, NJ Cop Involved in “Road Rage” Killing

Hey folks,

Today begins the trial of black New Jersey police officer Joseph Walker over the “road rage” killing of white victim Joseph Harvey (Jury selection begins in road-rage murder case).

Unfortunately, it does not appear that this case will be [...]

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    No Second Self-Defense Immunity Hearing for Marissa Alexander

No Second Self-Defense Immunity Hearing for Marissa Alexander

Marissa Alexander has been denied a second shot at a self-defense immunity hearing (often incorrectly referred to as a “Stand-Your-Ground’ hearing), reports by First Coast News.

Under Florida’s self-defense immunity statute (FL 776.032 Immunity from criminal prosecution and civil action for [...]

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    Florida prosecutors fail in effort to deny self-defense immunity to black male shooter

Florida prosecutors fail in effort to deny self-defense immunity to black male shooter

Hey folks,

New post up at Legal Insurrection: Florida prosecutors fail in effort to deny self-defense immunity to black male shooter.

Check it out! :-)

–-Andrew, @LawSelfDefense

P.S. I’m pleased to announce that the National Rifle Association–where I [...]

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    The Zimmerman Files: Aggregated day-by-day live coverage & analysis

The Zimmerman Files: Aggregated day-by-day live coverage & analysis

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A year after the trial in which George Zimmerman was unanimously acquitted by a jury in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, misinformation continues to abound. Whether the misinformation is being spread inadvertently or — as is too [...]

Zimmerman Libel Suit Against NBC Thrown Out

Hey folks,

How can we miss her, when she won’t go away?

Judge Debra Nelson, who presided over the murder trial of George Zimmerman, today issued a ruling dismissing his libel suit against NBC (a copy of that ruling can be [...]

Nice Review of Law of Self Defense Seminar, Charlotte, NC

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I was just sent a nice write-up by David Yamane, over at his Gun Culture 2.0 blog, of my just completed North Carolina Law of Self Defense Seminar hosted by Grass Roots North Carolina (GRNC) this past weekend [...]

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    Florida’s just-signed “warning shot” law unlikely to help Marissa Alexander

Florida’s just-signed “warning shot” law unlikely to help Marissa Alexander

Hey folks,

It was with considerable astonishment that I read the following headline in an ABC news post:
Marissa Alexander, who fired warning shot at husband attacking her, likely won’t see prison after Florida changes ‘Stand Your Ground’ law
One [...]

Florida “Warning Shot” Bill Signed Into Law

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Well, it’s about time. Today, Florida’s Governor Rick Scott finally signed the “Warning Shot” bill (HB-89) that had been passed by the state House and Senate and sent to his desk way back in early April (h/t Miguel, [...]

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    Supreme Court Affirms Conviction In Gun “Straw Purchase” Case

Supreme Court Affirms Conviction In Gun “Straw Purchase” Case

Hey folks,

This morning the US Supreme Court released it’s ruling in Abramski v. United States–the firearm “straw purchase” gun case–in which it affirmed Abramski’s convictions.  (The full-length opinion is embedded at the bottom of this post.)

In reaching it’s decision the [...]