Robin Blackburn is the managing editor at the New Lines Institute for Strategy and Policy. She has over two decades of experience in the fields of journalism and geopolitical analysis. Blackburn has worked as a reporter at several community newspapers. She won numerous statewide journalism awards for her work. A graduate of St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, Blackburn has studied writing, journalism ethics, world religions and multicultural studies. Blackburn lives in her hometown of San Marcos, Texas.
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How ‘Stand Your Ground’ Erodes a Homicide Probe
A suspect shot and killed an unarmed man in a vehicle outside his house, then claimed it was self-defense. At the heart of this case is the expansion of “Stand Your Ground” laws, which expanded self-defense to public spaces, thus removing the traditional “duty to de-escalate” a conflict.