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Prosecutors Agree He Shot a Man in Self-Defense. They're Still Trying To Put Him in Prison.

Posted on AllSides December 10th, 2023
From The Right
Lex Villena; João Saplak

A New York City man is facing several years in prison after killing someone who'd broken into his apartment.

But perhaps most interesting is that, at his arraignment last month, prosecutors did not dispute that LaShawn Craig acted in self-defense when he fatally shot Timothy Jones. Instead, they hit Craig with several charges related to the criminal possession of a weapon, because he did not have a license for the handgun he used to protect himself.

On November 17, Craig, who has no criminal history, was standing outside his building...

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