MEXICO CITY (AP) — “Self-defense” groups confronting a drug cartel in the western state of Michoacan have agreed to join government law enforcement forces after months of firefights with gang members, many times as federal police and troops stood by. The government announced Monday that it had reached a deal with vigilante leaders to incorporate […]
The original trial wrongfully placed the burden of proof on the Black defendant in a self-defense case, an appellate court has ruled.
In Florida, a recent state appellate court decision is forcing open the conversation of the fair application of “stand your ground” laws. In May 2012, Marissa Alexander, a mother of three who had just given birth to her third child a week before the incident in question, fired a “warning shot” into the wall after a physical altercation