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Legal Beat

Kansas teen’s death has spotlight on ‘stand your ground’ law

Kansas lawmakers were thinking of homeowners facing down burglars and people attacked on the street when they wrote a “stand your ground” law more than a decade ago allowing use of deadly force in self defense. They didn’t envision it applying to police officers, jail guards or government employees. Now even some Republicans in the

Law Enforcement

Arizona officer fired after shooting of shoplifting suspect

A Tucson police officer has been fired after he was accused of shooting a shoplifting suspect in a wheelchair nine times, killing him, after the man brandished a knife, authorities said Tuesday. Police announced at a news conference that Officer Ryan Remington was being terminated for excessive use of force. Authorities said Richard Lee Richards,

Legal Beat

Starkly different portrayals of Rittenhouse in Kenosha trial

Jurors heard starkly different portrayals of Kyle Rittenhouse — instigator or victim — in opening statements at his trial Tuesday on charges of shooting three people on the streets of Kenosha during a turbulent protest against racial injustice. A prosecutor said Rittenhouse set the bloodshed in motion when he triggered a confrontation with a man

Opinion

Opinion: Minneapolis – Cracks in Society

This country of ours, this shining city upon the hill which Puritan pilgrim John Winthrop first spoke of, and Ronald Reagan expounded upon, has had its light dimmed. It is not shut off, yet, but we are dangerously close to darkness. If the only bright light in America last night was a fire at a

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