Shoot To Kill: A Critical Look At Stand Your Ground Laws

BY TAMARA RICE LAVE — On November 14, 2007, 61-year-old retiree Joe Horn called 911 to report that two African-American men had broken into the house next door to him in Pasadena, Texas. Two months earlier, on September 1, Texas’ recently enacted Castle Law (modeled on Florida’s Stand Your Ground law) went into effect. Horn specifically referred to the passage of this new law during his conversation with the 911 operator. Read More

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