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1 hr ago | CBS Local

Protestors, Armed With Assault Weapons, March In Dallas

In some regards, it was a provocative and potentially dangerous mixed message: protestors armed with assault weapons simultaneously calling for an end to police shootings-while also advocating self-defense.


Related Topix: Life, Ferguson, MO

5 hrs ago | The Washington Post

McCartney: Young Central American migrants' tale of killings, rape shows need for U.S. protection

The most distressing part of listening to three young Salvadoran siblings describe the horrific violence that led them to flee their country in the spring and join their mother in Prince George's County was, perhaps, their matter-of-fact attitude.


Related Topix: Maryland, Life

9 hrs ago | WCAX-TV Burlington

Burlington man accused of assaulting 7-year-old

Investigators say they got a 911 call Tuesday night from a home on Maple Street, where they say Magee physically assaulted his 7-year-old niece.


Related Topix: Burlington, VT, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Life

13 hrs ago | AmmoLand

Store Employee Shoots Armed Robber, Milwaukee, Wisc.

Somewhere, everyday in the USA, 2100+ people use a gun for self defense, to stop a crime or save the lives of themselves or their family.


Related Topix: Milwaukee, WI, Life, Guns

18 hrs ago | KRQE Albuquerque

Friends replay days before, after servicemember's death

Attorneys for Amy Herrera, the woman accused of killing her Air Force husband, argued Tuesday she did it in self-defense.


Related Topix: Life, Suicide

21 hrs ago | KFVS12

US officials: Video shows American's beheading

The Obama administration says it has not confirmed the authenticity of a video that purports to show the killing of an American journalist by Islamic State militants.


Related Topix: US National Guard, US Military, Jay Nixon, US Governors, Life

21 hrs ago | The Washington Post

In 3 deadly NYC jail beatings, no criminal charges

Agitated and hallucinating from alcohol and heroin withdrawal, inmate Angel Ramirez took a swing at a jail guard and missed.


Related Topix: Prison, Drugs, Life, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Politics, US News

21 hrs ago | KLAS-TV Las Vegas

NYC took quick precautions after in-custody death

The National Guard has arrived in Ferguson but kept its distance from the streets where protesters have again clashed with police in the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Violent Crime, Life, Yosemite National Park, US National Parks

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Cybercast News Service

Lawyer: Man shot trespasser he thought pointed gun

A 73-year-old former schoolteacher facing a murder charge in the death of an unarmed trespasser should have his $2 million bail reduced dramatically because he poses no flight risk and opened fire in self-defense when he thought the man pointed a gun at him, his new defense attorney said.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Life, Sparks, NV, Reno, NV

The Lebanon Daily News

Grand jury to decide on Ferguson officer charges

A Missouri grand jury could begin hearing evidence as soon as Wednesday to determine whether any charges should be filed against a white suburban police officer who fatally shot unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Death Penalty, Saint Louis University, Life

Asbury Park Press

Manalapan man hurt in accident also faces murder chargeManalapan man...

A township man literally dodged a bullet in June, but since has been hit with a one-two punch, his lawyer says.


Related Topix: Staten-Island, NY, New York, NY, Life


Bail hearing Wednesday in Sparks trespass killing

A lawyer for a 73-year-old Sparks man accused of murder in the fatal shooting of an unarmed trespasser has waived his preliminary hearing and says they are ready to go to trial to prove he acted in self-defense.


Related Topix: Life, Nevada

Civil lawsuit filed against Theodore Wafer for fatal shooting of Renisha McBride

While 55-year-old Theodore Wafer awaits his sentence, the parents of his victim, Renisha McBride, 19, of Detroit, have filed a civil lawsuit, according to online Wayne County Circuit Court records .


Related Topix: Life

Pacific Daily News

Slaying suspect argues self-defense: Assistant AG says defendant 'murdered Anthony'

Carl Gargarita listens to opening arguments in his murder trial at the Superior Court of Guam, yesterday.


Related Topix: Life

The Daily Record

In pictures: Our picture editor selects the best images from around the globe, August 19

OUR daily picture editor's gallery shows off some of the most spectacular images taken by the world's top photographers.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Life

Daily Kos

Why the "Robbery" Video Doesn't Matter

I think we can all agree that the release of that video, especially in the context of the department's unwillingness to release information regarding the shooting incident, is a bald-faced attempt to influence the public's perception of Mike Brown and distract from the actions of the officer.


Related Topix: Life, US News, Liberal Political News

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Daily Caller

No Surprise Here: ABA Opposes Self-Defense And Stand Your Ground Laws

The American Bar Association , which supports handgun registration and handgun owner licensing, supports a ban on general-purpose semi-automatic rifles like the AR-15, thinks the Consumer Products Safety Commission should dictate what kind of firearms are "safe" enough to manufacture, supports legislation to ban the manufacture of pistols that ... (more)


Related Topix: Life, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Conservative Political News, US News


Wineke: Death penalty seems excessive for stealing box of cigars

That's really all we know for sure. Well, we also know that Brown didn't have a gun and the police officer, obviously, had one.


Related Topix: Death Penalty, St Louis County, MO, Life, Opinion


Shooting in Russell neighborhood was self defense, police say

Police said a shooting that killed a man in Louisville's Russell neighborhood last week was a case of self defense.


Related Topix: Life


China's 'left-behind girls' learn self-protection

Safe spaces for girls left by migrating parents have been set up and trainings are on-going for children, teachers, community leaders and public authorities to prevent sexual violence, supported by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women.


Related Topix: Life