Prosecutors to Drop Murder Charge in Fatal Shooting After Right-Wing Rally in Denver

The district attorney’s office said it was not able to overcome Matthew Dolloff’s claim that he had acted in “self-defense or defense of others” when he shot Lee John Keltner in 2020.

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Retired SWAT Commander Acquitted in Fatal Shooting of Moviegoer

Curtis J. Reeves Jr. said he acted in self-defense after a dispute that led a man to toss a bag of popcorn at him in a Florida movie theater in 2014.

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‘You’re Not Helpless’: For London Women, Learning to Fight Builds Confidence

After a year marked by isolation, loneliness and violence in the city, many self-defense and martial arts gyms say they are seeing more interest from women.

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What the Arbery and Rittenhouse Verdicts Couldn’t Tell Us

We must stop tying our hopes for justice to high-profile criminal cases.

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Jury Begins Deliberations in Arbery Killing

The jurors in Glynn County, Ga., will resume deliberating on Wednesday. The three men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery face charges of both malice murder and felony murder.

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What the Kyle Rittenhouse Verdict Says About Justice in America

Readers are worried about the precedent set by Kyle Rittenhouse’s acquittal. Also: The A.M.A., on the power of language.

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The Acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse

How a jury came to find the teenager, who shot and killed two people in Kenosha, Wis., not guilty on the five charges he faced.

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In Rittenhouse Verdict, Paramilitary Groups See Vindication

His acquittal has reinvigorated support on the right for armed responses to racial justice protests and unrest.

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Rittenhouse Case Highlights Nation’s Deep Divide on Gun Rights

As groups debate the effect of the verdict, the legislative stalemate shows no signs of changing, and weapons on the street grow.

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How the Acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse Shows the Burden for the Prosecution in Self-Defense Cases

The acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse points to the wide berth given to defendants who say they acted out of fear.

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Rittenhouse Verdict Reveals a Widening Political Divide

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Self-Defense Claims Are Interrogated In Cases About Kyle Rittenhouse and Ahmaud Arbery

The Kyle Rittenhouse and Ahmaud Arbery cases raise intriguing legal questions about people who take the law into their own hands and then claim self-defense when someone dies.

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Jury Must Weigh Complex Legal Questions Before Kyle Rittenhouse Verdict

Jury deliberations, expected to start next week, will include consideration of six separate criminal counts. The jurors may be instructed to consider lesser charges as well.

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Kyle Rittenhouse Shooting Victim Gaige Grosskreutz Testifies in Court

The testimony underscores the prosecutors’ challenge in disproving a self-defense claim. Gaige Grosskreutz, who was armed, was shot while responding to an earlier shooting.

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Man Shot by Kyle Rittenhouse Describes the Encounter on a Kenosha Street

The testimony underscores the prosecutors’ challenge in disproving a self-defense claim. Gaige Grosskreutz, who was armed, was shot while responding to an earlier shooting.

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In Trial Opening, Two Starkly Different Views of Ahmaud Arbery’s Death

The prosecutor said Mr. Arbery had come “under attack.” Defense attorneys said their clients were justified in chasing him and trying to detain him.

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Clashing Portrayals of Kyle Rittenhouse in Testimony on Kenosha Shootings

Prosecutors described Mr. Rittenhouse as an out-of-town visitor who was armed illegally during tense protests over policing in Kenosha, Wis. His defense team said he was defending himself.

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Kyle Rittenhouse’s Homicide Trial Will Be a Debate Over Self-Defense

Mr. Rittenhouse was 17 when he went to Kenosha, Wis., amid protests against police violence. He fatally shot two men and wounded another who were pursuing him.

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Before Kyle Rittenhouse’s Murder Trial, a Debate Over Terms Like ‘Victim’

Legal experts said the term “victim” could appear prejudicial during self-defense cases. Mr. Rittenhouse shot three men, killing two, during protests against police violence in Kenosha, Wis.

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11 Days After Driveway Killing, Texas Man Is Arrested

Terry Turner, a 65-year-old Texas man, told a 911 dispatcher that he “killed a guy” who was sitting in a car in his driveway, an affidavit said. A grand jury is deciding on charges, his lawyer said.

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T.S.A. to Resume Self-Defense Classes for Flight Crews

The classes, which will resume in July, come as crew members struggle with a surge in cases of unruly passengers.

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How Asian Women Are Finding Confidence Through Self-Defense

Some Asian women are learning new skills to protect themselves, bolstering their sense of agency, confidence and competence on the street.

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Nebraska Bar Owner Who Was Charged in Killing of Black Man Dies by Suicide

Jacob Gardner, who was indicted in the killing of James Scurlock during a May protest in Omaha, had been expected to turn himself in to the authorities, his lawyer said.

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Louisiana Man Faces Murder Charge in Fatal Shooting of a Panhandler

A Black victim’s family seeks a federal investigation into how the police have handled a shooting after a confrontation with a white man.

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Kenosha Tells Us More About Where the Right Is Headed Than the R.N.C. Did

The conservative media’s embrace of Kyle Rittenhouse speaks volumes about its priorities.

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Ahmaud Arbery Killing: Inside Georgia’s Citizen’s Arrest Law

From the days of the Civil War, Georgia has allowed its residents to arrest one another. But after the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery, critics are calling for such laws to be repealed.

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What Is Georgia’s Citizen’s Arrest Law?

From the days of the Civil War, Georgia has allowed its residents to arrest one another. But after the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery, critics are calling for such laws to be repealed.

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Ahmaud Arbrey Shooting: What We Know So Far

Mr. Arbery, a 25-year-old black man, was chased by armed white residents of a South Georgia neighborhood. They were arrested months later.

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The Killing of Ahmaud Arbery

Another black man falsely assumed to be a criminal is dead.

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What We Know About the Shooting Death of Ahmaud Arbery

Mr. Arbery, a 25-year-old black man, was chased by armed white residents of a South Georgia neighborhood. He was shot dead during a confrontation.

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