South Carolina Prosecutors: 'Stand Your Ground' Isn't for Abuse Victims

Prosecutors in Charleston, South Carolina are arguing that the state's "Stand Your Ground" law doesn't apply in the case of domestic abuse victims who strike out against people they live with. You see, it's for intruders, and it really wouldn't be right to drag this statute into our "homes and personal relationships." » 10/16/14 2:50pm Thursday 2:50pm

Awful South Carolina Bill Would Extend 'Stand Your Ground' to Fetuses

South Carolina lawmakers are the latest to try and solve the Republican party's favorite logic problem ("You would like to take away women's reproductive autonomy without outright saying that you would like to take away women's reproductive autonomy. How many disingenuous appeals to women's safety must you make to… » 4/11/14 4:45pm 4/11/14 4:45pm

Renisha McBride's Shooter Wants a New Trial Judge, Blames Facebook

Theodore Wafer is requesting a new judge for his impending June trial in connection with the fatal shooting of Renisha McBride last year. Wafer is charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter and possession of a felony firearm after he shot McBride in the face when he found her on his porch in late one night in… » 4/03/14 4:00pm 4/03/14 4:00pm

​Marissa Alexander Faces 60 Years For Firing Warning Shots

Marissa Alexander, the Florida woman who was was convicted of three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and sentenced to 20 years in prison, is set for a retrial in July. Even though her conviction was thrown out, State Attorney Angela Corey will try to send her back to jail for triple the… » 3/02/14 5:40pm 3/02/14 5:40pm

Jessica Williams Has Advice For Black Teens: Never Leave The House

Last night, Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams reflected on how, in light of the Michael Dunn verdict, black teens can protect themselves from getting shot to death by scared white guys — don't leave your house, have friends, or listen to music. This rant is so good, Williams ended it with a mic drop. As well… » 2/19/14 4:15pm 2/19/14 4:15pm

Black Woman Shot to Death for Asking for Help in a White Neighborhood

Last Saturday morning at around 2:30am 19-year-old Renisha McBride got into a car accident in Dearborn Heights, a predominately white Detroit suburb. Because her cell phone battery was dead, she went to nearby home for assistance. That might seem like the reasonable and understandable thing to do, but it was the… » 11/06/13 10:30pm 11/06/13 10:30pm

George Zimmerman Saves Strangers From Overturned Truck, Disappears

OK, I use italics a lot, but I really mean them this time: this is weird. Police in Sanford, Florida say George Zimmerman — who killed BUT DIDN'T MURDER Trayvon Martin — has emerged from hiding to save a stranger family of four strangers from an overturned truck and then disappear again into the night like the goddamn… » 7/22/13 2:20pm 7/22/13 2:20pm