In speaking out against "Stand Your Ground" self-defense laws this week, Attorney General Eric Holder criticized legislation that has been enacted in some two dozen states and has been backed by ... more 
In speaking out against "Stand Your Ground" self-defense laws this week, Attorney General Eric Holder criticized legislation that has been enacted in some two dozen states and has been backed by powerful gun lobbyists since the first such law was passed in Florida in 2005. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla announced sweeping changes in Puerto Rico's Police Department aimed at curbing violence and abuse within its ranks and settling a federal civil rights lawsuit filed against the department in December. Calling the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin a "tragic, unnecessary shooting," Attorney General Eric Holder repeated the Justice Department's intention to take a fresh look at the case and evaluate whether federal prosecutors could bring charges of their own. less 
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Thu, Jul 18, 2013 4:00 PM EDT