stand your ground

Texas Man Convicted of Killing Neighbor Despite Stand Your Ground Defense

by RyanD August 10, 2012 Criminal Law

A Texas jury convicted 46-year-old Raul Rodriguez of murder for shooting his unarmed neighbor in a dispute in 2010. Rodgriguez claimed that he was acting in self-defense according to the state’s version of a “stand your ground” law. Rodriguez Invokes Stand Your Ground Defense The dispute arose when Rodriguez became upset due to the level […]

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What Makes People Tick? The Trayvon Martin Case

by johnnewman April 28, 2012 Blawg

The highly publicized Trayvon Martin case in Florida has attracted immense media attention, leading to highly polarized opinions as to who, George Zimmerman or Trayvon Martin, was the aggressor and who was the victim. But what if each individual was, simultaneously, both the aggressor and the victim? This paradox is possible when one considers the […]

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