The decision says a police officer, like any other Florida resident, has a right to a pretrial hearing on his self-defense claim.
Criminologist Gary Kleck debated Paul Helmke, the former president and CEO of the Brady Center, at the Soho Forum.
Pot Is No More Relevant to the Shooting of Philando Castile Than It Is to the Shooting of Botham Jean
An NRA spokesperson correctly says marijuana is not "germane" to Jean's death but keeps bringing it up when discussing Castile's.
Michael Drejka, Who Supposedly Could Not Be Arrested for Killing Markeis McGlockton, Is Charged With Manslaughter
Sheriff Bob Gualtieri misrepresented Florida's self-defense law while passing the buck to State Attorney Bernie McCabe.
As often happens, news reports misunderstand what "stand your ground" laws mean.
Trying to Clarify Why He Didn't Arrest Michael Drejka for Killing Markeis McGlockton, Sheriff Muddies Matters More
At first Bob Gualtieri said he lacked probable cause. Now he seems to be saying something more than probable cause is needed.
Legislators Say Sheriff Who Declined to Arrest Michael Drejka for Killing Markeis McGlockton Is Misrepresenting Florida's 'Stand Your Ground' Law
Bob Gualtieri erroneously claims the law's "largely subjective" standard lets Drejka off the hook.
Michael Drejka's decision to shoot was inconsistent with Florida's self-defense law.
Gaps in Connecticut's self-defense law lead to 18-month sentence.
Self-defense rights need to be a cause in themselves, not just a totem of political tribal identity.
Even states that generally impose a "duty to retreat" before using deadly self-defense exclude self-defense in the home -- but what if the self-defense is against a cohabitant?
Philadelphia's planned restrictions on bulletproof glass would violate the Pennsylvania Bill of Rights -- "All men ... have certain inherent and indefeasible rights, among which are those of enjoying and defending life and liberty, [and] of ... protecting property ...."