- Correction: Stand Your Ground story Updated: Apr-17-14 12:07 pm
- 'Warning-shot' bill passes Florida Senate floor Updated: Apr-03-14 7:46 pm
- Racial profiling prevention bill passes Ill. House Updated: Mar-27-14 5:50 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - In a story March 6 about South Carolina's "stand your ground" law, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a proposal to repeal the law would have limited a person's right to use deadly force against someone breaking into their home, business or occupied vehicle. The proposal from Rep. Harold Mitchell would have allowed deadly force in those scenarios.
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The Florida Senate on Thursday approved the so-called warning shot bill, moving to significantly revise the state's self-defense laws for the first time since the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A measure originally pushed by President Barack Obama when he was an Illinois state senator that would try to stop racial profiling by police is a step closer to permanently become law following Thursday's heated debate in the House.