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50 min ago | WNDU-TV South Bend

Killing at Fort Wayne bar ruled self-defense

The Allen County prosecutor's office says no charges will be filed in the Jan. 19 shooting and killing of 32-year-old Damian Miller II.

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Related Topix: Life, Fort Wayne, IN, Allen County, IN

5 hrs ago | Universal Hub

DA: Police shot man to death in self defense after he pulled a gun on them

Police officers were in legitimate fear for their lives when they fired at a man reaching for a gun in Mattapan on June 2 of last year, Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley said today.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Life, Mattapan, MA

Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Macon Telegraph

Self defense claimed in Gordon slaying of Milledgeville man

Taurus Javon Lewis, 37, of Arlington Court in Milledgeville, suffered multiple gunshot wounds and died at the scene, Wilkinson County Coroner William Matthews said.

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Related Topix: Milledgeville, GA, Baldwin County, GA, Gordon, GA, Wilkinson County, GA, Life

WALA

Self-defense claimed in Bourbon Street shooting

A defense lawyer told a judge Friday that there is evidence that the lone suspect in a shooting along New Orleans' famed Bourbon Street fired his gun in self-defense and that it wasn't the shot that killed a 21-year-old woman.

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Related Topix: Life

CBS Local

Autopsy Finds Slain Robbery Suspect Who Allegedly Begged For Her Life Wasn't Pregnant

Prosecutors deciding whether to charge a California man who says he fatally shot a violent burglar in the back in an alley as she fled his home face a difficult decision because the case falls in a gray area involving self-defense, a legal expert said Friday.

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Related Topix: Life, Long Beach, CA

Tri-cityherald.com

Zimmerman says he'll appeal NBC lawsuit dismissal

The appeal notice was filed Tuesday with the Seminole County Clerk of Courts. Judge Debra Nelson on June 30 dismissed Zimmerman's lawsuit, saying the former neighborhood watch leader had failed to show the network acted with malice.

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Related Topix: Sanford, FL, Life

The Island Packet

Homeless couple: Man shot their dog in Sumter park

Sumter police said the man drove to the police station after the shooting to report it.

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Related Topix: Sumter, SC, Life

Counterpunch

The Palestinian Right and the American Left

Chris Hedges says that Palestinians have the right to self-defense in the form of rockets, without including any consideration of whether the rockets make the Palestinians more or less defended.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Life

The Raw Story

Hey, gun nuts: Shooting someone who is running away in the back is not self-defense

Greer said that he was tackled and thrown to the ground but managed to get his .22-caliber revolver and confronted them as they ransacked a safe containing cash.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Life

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Intelligencer

Suit over Ohio police shooting of teen dismissed

A lawsuit alleging a police officer used excessive force when he fatally shot a teenager in a struggle in downtown Cincinnati has been dismissed.

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Related Topix: Life

The Washington Post

Israel is acting as if it is free of moral responsibilities.

The civilian death toll in Gaza from Israel's latest incursion is appalling. The right to self-defense is inalienable, but it is not free from moral constraints.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Life, Opinion

WVEC-TV Norfolk

Doctor fired back at gunman in hospital attack

A doctor who was grazed by gunfire from a patient in his office at a suburban hospital on Thursday helped stop him by apparently returning fire with his own weapon and severely injuring him, but not before a caseworker was killed, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Life, Upper Darby, PA

The Advocate

Jurors find Richardson guilty in 2012 shooting death

A West Baton Rouge Parish jury deliberated for approximately two hours before convicting a 24-year-old Port Allen of second-degree murder Thursday in the May 2012 fatal shooting of a Brusly High student.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Port Allen, LA, Life

The Fresno Bee

Court throws out Chiquita terror payment claims

A panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that federal courts have no jurisdiction over the Colombian claims.

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Related Topix: Food, Agriculture, Chiquita Brands International, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Life, US Supreme Court, Terrorism

WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Jury gets case of man accused of killing Brusly High football player

The fate of a man accused of killing a Brusly High football player is now in the hands of the jury.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Port Allen, LA, Life

MLive.com

Theodore Wafer now claims self defense, initially told police shooting of Renisha McBride accidental

In this undated file photo is the cover of a funeral program showing 19-year-old Renisha McBride from a service in Detroit.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Life

WBAL-TV Baltimore

Photos from fatal road rage shooting shown in court

New information was presented Wednesday in the case of a New Jersey police officer on trial in connection with a fatal road rage shooting in Anne Arundel County.

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Related Topix: Anne Arundel County, MD, Life

National Public Radio

In Detroit Porch Shooting Trial, It's Murder Vs. Self-Defense

The murder trial is underway for Theodore Wafer, the Detroit homeowner who shot Renisha McBride, an unarmed black teen, on his porch.

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Related Topix: Life

Foster's Daily Democrat

Charges will not be brought against officers in Shannon shooting

No charges will be brought against the law enforcement officers involved in shooting and killing Benjamin Shannon on March 10 at Saks Mobile Home Park.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Strafford County, NH, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Life

Wed Jul 23, 2014

News 4 Jax

Family of murdered man wants answers

Crowds of people demonstrated outside the the state attorney's office. The demonstrators are the family and friends of Zach Tipton, who was shot nearly a month ago outside a popular Jacksonville Beach restaurant.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Life

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