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Investigation Continues After Homeowner Opens Fire On Alleged Thief In FrankfordPolice say it may be next week before a decision is made on whether a Frankford resident will be criminally charged for shooting a man he suspected of trying to break in to his pickup truck.
Law Professor Concerned ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws Will Lead To More ViolencePennsylvania has a law similar to Florida's controversial "Stand Your Ground" law. A professor of criminal law in Philadelphia has concerns of more violence in light of the Trayvon Martin shooting death.
Man Manages To Fire Gun At Suspects During Home Invasion In Montgomery CountyA homeowner turns the tables during a home invasion in Whitpain Township, Montgomery County.
Gov. Corbett Signs Pa. Self-Defense, Lawsuit Liability Law UpdatesGovernor Tom Corbett has signed into law a controversial bill expanding a person’s right to use lethal force in self-defense in Pennsylvania.
Corbett Expected To Sign Bill Expanding Use Of Deadly Force In Self-DefenseGovernor Corbett is expected to sign a controversial bill now headed to his desk that will expand the right to use deadly force in self-defense.
Stigall Show Log 4.19.11Chris talks to Philadelphia Mayor Candidates Milton Street and John Featherman as well as State Senator Richard Alloway about the castle doctrine and financial analyst Chris Butler about the U.S. long term outlook.
Pennsylvania Lawmakers Set To Tackle Self-Defense Bill AgainState lawmakers will take a look at controversial legislation that would expand the right to use lethal force in self-defense.
Rendell Vetoes Self-Defense Bill For Outside HomeThree more bills met Gov. Ed Rendell's veto pen, including one that would've broadened a person's right to use deadly force in self-defense under certain circumstances outside their home.