January 8, 2013

'Stand Your Ground' May Increase Murders

Vedantam & Schultz, NPR

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If a stranger attacks you inside your own home, the law has always permitted you to defend yourself. On the other hand, if an altercation breaks out in public, the law requires you to try to retreat. At least, that's what it used to do.

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TAGGED: Law, Murder, Homicide