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14-year-old boy shoots, kills another teen to protect his grandma

Charlotte - A juvenile shot and killed another teen during an apparent home invasion, and the deceased's brother has been charged in connection with the break-in.

Op-Ed: Homeowner justified in shooting at allegedly pregnant intruder

Long Beach - An 80-year-old homeowner is beaten by burglars in his house. He manages to grab his gun and starts shooting. One of his assailants, while fleeing, yells that she is pregnant. She is hit and killed. Start the debate.

Michael Dunn trial begins; case similar to George Zimmerman's

Jacksonville - Jury selection begins Monday in the trial for Michael Dunn, a white software developer, charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of Jordan Davis, 17, an unarmed black teenager.

'Stand your ground' law could apply in Georgia shooting

The "Castle Doctrine," or "stand your ground" law is legal in 46 states in the U.S. This legislation says that a man's home or any place he's legally allowed to be, can be protected with deadly force, if necessary, to protect a perceived or real threat.

Teen killer George Zimmerman in jail again

Orlando - George Zimmerman, killer of teen Trayvon Martin, is in jail again. For the second time he was accused of threatening a girlfriend with a gun.

Op-Ed: Black-face Trayvon Martin costume stuns the Internet

Sanford - A picture of two young guys and a female has gone viral and caused outrage around the World Wide Web. Why? The image features one man as a black-faced representative of Trayvon Martin, as a Halloween 2013 joke.

Op-Ed: Don't let knee-jerk hysteria kill sensible laws

Yesterday, I posted a synopsis of my general thoughts on the public’s outrage over the George Zimmerman trial and verdict. Today, my focus is on a more specific but related issue: Florida’s "controversial" “stand your ground law”.

Op-Ed: Following Zimmerman verdict, outrage misguided

In a post yesterday, I referred to widespread social outrage over the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial as “misguided consternation.” Today I thought I would write a more detailed explanation of my thoughts on the topic.

George Zimmerman waives right to immunity from prosecution

Sanford - The killer of Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman, in court Tuesday officially waived his right to have a judge dismiss his second-degree murder charge under Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law.

New Hampshire Rep. Peter Hansen calls women 'vaginas' in email

A Republican New Hampshire lawmaker Peter Hansen provoked outrage when he called women "vaginas" in an email debate with colleagues. He used the word as a synonym for women in a response to a speech on proposed changes to a law on the use of deadly force.

Black FL teen allegedly shot dead by white man over loud music

Jacksonville - A white Florida man has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder for allegedly firing eight or nine shots into a car full of black teens after an argument over loud music, killing one of them.

Trayvon Martin's mom releases video on pro-gun laws

Sybrina Fulton, the mother of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin, stars in a Mother's Day video calling for the reexamination of the Stand Your Ground act, the self-defense law at the heart of George Zimmerman's defense.

Trayvon Martin’s tweets show a violent Trayvon, critics say

Critics say Trayvon Martin’s Twitter feed shows Martin has a propensity towards violence who just might have acted aggressively towards George Zimmerman and been killed for it.

'Stand Your Ground' Law — In-depth Analysis

Sanford - The case of Trayvon Martin has become a national sensation that continues to flood the media even in the month following the killing.

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Stand Your Ground laws are being hotly argued in many states.
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