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Judge: 'Stand Your Ground' not applicable in deputy shooting

Pensacola - A Florida man accused of shooting an Escambia County Sheriff's deputy cannot invoke the state's controversial 'Stand Your Ground' law to dismiss the charges against him, a judge has ruled.

Op-Ed: Renisha McBride — Time to act

Dearborn Heights - It has now been over a week since Renisha McBride was shot dead for the crime of knocking on someone's door. Why is her killer still at large?

In Detroit, black girl shot as she sought aid after auto accident

Detroit - Renisha McBride, a 19-year-old black girl was seeking help after she had a car accident at 2:30 a.m. on November 2. She died after she was shot in the head on the porch of a house where she had sought help.

Op-Ed: Stand Your Ground — Outrage and irony

Tallahassee - The people who were so vociferous about the Trayvon Martin case are strangely silent about others, but does Marissa Alexander deserve twenty years in gaol?

Op-Ed: The devil's right hand — America's insane gun culture

The recent acquittal of George Zimmerman for the slaying of unarmed Trayvon Martin was played out as a race issue. The real issue is something entirely different.

Stevie Wonder vows to boycott 'stand your ground' states

Quebec - If you live in a state that has the "stand your ground law" that played a part in the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, you won't be seeing Stevie Wonder anytime soon.

Man shot at Florida pizza shop for complaining about slow service

Saint Petersburg - A customer in a Florida pizza shop who complained about slow service allegedly ended up getting shot by another customer with a concealed carry permit who cited the state's controversial "stand your ground" law to justify his actions.

Florida creates task force to study 'stand your ground' law

Tallahassee - In the wake of the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, a task force has been launched to examine laws, regulations, rules, and policies relating to the right of citizens to defend themselves.

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