Stand Your Ground

A Florida appeals court ruled that murder charges should have been dismissed against a defendant who shot and killed a man who had instigated a car chase that ended in a parking lot and began banging on the window of the defendant’s truck while yelling threats. The defendant is entitled to “Stand Your Ground” immunity. 

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Warren, Buttigieg Sued for $265M Over Trayvon Martin Tweets

George Zimmerman, the Florida man acquitted of murder after killing unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012, filed a $265 million lawsuit against Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg over tweets they posted on what would have been Martin’s 25th birthday.

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Police Shooting

A police sergeant who shot a disabled 20-year-old man twice is entitled to qualified immunity on claims for damages, a federal court in Texas ruled. The man, who has the mental capacity of a 10 to 12-year-old child, was carrying a pellet gun he used to protect himself from stray dogs and was shot when he attempted to comply with police commands by throwing the gun towards them.

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