Tag Archives: self-defense


Posted 4 years ago in Criminal Law gun rights by Betsy Kim  
Stand Your Ground Laws Hurt Blacks [Infographic]

Statistics show in murder trials, black defendants with white victims are more likely to be convicted than when it’s the other way around. The numbers also indicate the Stand Your Ground defense leads to harsher results for blacks compared to whites. The www.topcriminaljusticedegrees.com infographic below notes since 2005, in Non-Stand Your Ground states, white on black killings are justified 10 percent of the time, while in Stand Your Ground states, white on black killings are justified 17 percent of the …

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Posted 4 years ago in Criminal Law gun rights by Josh Crank  
Pistol-Packing Patron Shoots Armed Waffle House Robber

A would-be armed robber who police say brandished a gun inside a suburban Atlanta Waffle House was shot by an off-duty security guard who was dining at the counter. The security guard, Chad Pollard, was grabbing a 2 a.m. bite with his friend, off-duty Atlanta Police officer Jonathan Sutton. That’s when 21-year-old Ashton MacAfee entered the restaurant with a black bandana concealing his face. He flashed a silver handgun and ordered the cashier to empty the register before pointing his …

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Posted 4 years ago in Criminal Law Your Personal Rights by Michele Bowman  
‘Stand Your Ground’ Fails to Deter Crime

This is Part Two of a four-part series on Stand Your Ground Laws. Please see Part One: ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law Isn’t Making Anyone Safer [Video] and Part Three: Task Force Examines Racial Bias in Stand Your Ground Laws, Part Four: ‘Stand Your Ground’ Means More Homicides. After George Zimmerman’s acquittal for the second-degree murder of Florida teen Trayvon Martin on July 13, “stand your ground” (SYG) seems to have permanently entered the public lexicon. Although Zimmerman and his lawyers chose to forego …

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Posted 4 years ago in Crime Current Events by Staff Editor   
How Jury Found Zimmerman Not Guilty – KCBS [Radio]

The jurors in George Zimmerman’s trial decided he had a right to self-defense and exercised it in the killing of Trayvon Martin. They acquitted Zimmerman of second-degree murder and manslaughter. All News KCBS radio (740 AM and 106.9 FM), the flagship station of CBS Radio Network in San Francisco, interviewed Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine, who explained what happened at the trial. Larry says Zimmerman’s lawyers did not assert the Stand Your Ground defense. This law takes the right to use …

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Posted 4 years ago in Crime Current Events gun rights by Staff Editor   
Larry Bodine Explains Zimmerman Verdict on WFTL [Radio]

Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine was interviewed on “The Joyce Kaufman Show” on WFTL (850 AM). The station serves Fort Lauderdale, Miami and the Palm Beaches. Larry explains how a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter. Larry believes the media had been biased in rooting for a second-degree murder or manslaughter conviction. Thus, people were surprised by the outcome. However, upon reviewing the evidence, the prosecution was short on eyewitnesses, there was no video and no …

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