A Louisiana store clerk who killed an armed robber was charged with manslaughter despite state law allowing deadly force in self-defense.

Marc Wilson was found guilty of manslaughter but acquitted of murder in a case centered on race.


As scholars and pundits fear the real possibility of another American civil war, the grave implications of domestic political violence loom more than at any point in the past 50 years.

William Marcius Wilson is accused of murder for what his lawyers say was a classic Stand Your Ground case of self-defense. The judge issued a gag order and continued a preliminary hearing over COVID-19 concerns.

William Marcus Wilson should be held to the same legal standards as white defendants who cite Georgia's Stand Your Ground laws, defense attorneys said in the case of a Black driver killing a white teen in a truck chasing him.

Missouri is a stand your ground state.


The Florida Supreme Court ruled unanimously to extend the Stand Your Ground law protections to the state's police officers.


Leaders say the law is too vague.

A Florida prosecutor filed manslaughter charges against the white man who shot and killed Markeis McGlockton.

It’s an emergency when innocent folks worry about getting shot, Mayor Andrew Gillum said.

A funeral service was held for Markeis McGlockton, killed by a shooter who was cleared under Florida's "stand your ground" law.


On Friday, Circuit Judge James H. Daniel denied Marissa Alexander’s request for a new Stand Your Ground hearing to seek immunity from prosecution under the law for firing a warning shot. Judge Daniel found the revision in Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law to include warning shots “cannot be applied retroactively” and new evidence presented to the court didn’t meet […]