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Homeowners Set Traps to Kill Intruders. Then Use 'Castle Laws' to Claim Innocence

Homeowners Set Traps to Kill Intruders. Then Use 'Castle Laws' to Claim Innocence
Castle laws spawned the much-reviled stand-your-ground laws that followed. They also spawned some pretty sick individuals – men lying in wait and luring trespassers onto their property so that they can surprise, shoot and kill these "invaders."
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Citing 'Stand Your Ground,' FL Prosecutors Won't Charge Teen Shooter

Citing 'Stand Your Ground,' FL Prosecutors Won't Charge Teen Shooter
The state attorney's office in Marion County says no homicide charges will be filed against an Ocala teenager who shot and killed a 40-year-old man, saying the shooting was justified under Florida's "stand your ground" law.
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'Bigger Than Stand Your Ground': Protesters Mark Two Weeks of Florida Capitol Occupation

'Bigger Than Stand Your Ground': Protesters Mark Two Weeks of Florida Capitol Occupation
"I’m here because you called. I’m here because I am a part of your history," notable civil rights activist and musical icon Harry Belafonte declared Friday to a crowd of hundreds of demonstrators inside the main rotunda of the Florida capitol building.
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Stand Your Ground: More States Considering Self-Defense Statute

Stand Your Ground: More States Considering Self-Defense Statute
Two weeks before the opening of George Zimmerman's much-watched trial for the murder of Trayvon Martin, Ohio's legislature introduced legislation to expand it's version of the Florida law that allows residents to use deadly force if they believe they are in imminent danger, as Zimmerman convinced a jury he did.
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