The Legal Unicorn of the “Stand Your Ground Defense”

It never ends.  A shoot out at the Iowa City Pedestrian Mall resulted in the death of Kaleek Jones and the charging of Lamar Wilson (pictured above) with murder, and various other assorted bad things. As it happens, Iowa is also the most recent state to adopt both “Stand-Your-Ground,” meaning that there is no duty to retreat before acting in self-defense if one is in a place they have a right to be and is …

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