Yesterday I wrote of yet another vicious deadly-force gang attack: “Caught on video: Another black-on-white racially motivated gang attack.”  

In that post, I cautioned that gang attacks of this kind were likely to end very badly for the attackers once they stumbled upon a victim who was lawfully armed and prepared to defend himself.

It wasn’t long before I received an example of this type of attack happening in Milwaukee, four days prior to the September 7 attack described in yesterday’s post.

As reported by the Daily Caller (video embedded below), on September 3 a gang of teens attempted to rob a group of people in Milwaukee. According to police spokesman Lt. Mark Stanmeyer, the gang had been involved in dozens of robberies in prior days,

Unlike the racially-motivated gang attack on the young white couple in Missouri, covered here, resulting in serious injury, or the gang attack on the three white men outside Kroger’s in Memphis, covered here, resulting in all three of the victims being beaten unconscious, the Milwaukee victims were not helpless: one of them was armed with a pistol, and used it to thwart the attack.

The result was the death of one of the teen attackers, who was just 15 years old. He was a “known gang-member,” and already had serious criminal charges for robbery and auto theft filed against him before participating in his final, fatally flawed gang robbery attempt.

Perhaps most remarkably, this thug had already been shot in a robbery attempt as recently as August 1, and was back committing crime barely a month later.

Five other members of the attacking gang have been arrested, ranging in age from 14–14!– to 18 years of age.

–-Andrew, @LawSelfDefense


Andrew F. Branca is an MA lawyer and the author of the seminal book “The Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition,” available at the Law of Self Defense blog (autographed copies available) and Amazon.com (paperback and Kindle). He holds many state-specific Law of Self Defense Seminars around the country, and produces free online self-defense law educational video- and podcasts at the Law of Self Defense University.