Posts by Andrew Branca  (Page 10)
 

Gun Controllers Score Temporary Win in DC

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 5:45pm 6/16/2015 at 5:45pm

For anybody who loves their civil rights, the dismantling of unconstitutional gun control schemes across the United States has been a marvel to behold. Today, only a handful of states continue to substantively restrict the ability of law-abiding residents to carry concealed handguns.

One of those “states” still aggressively crushing fundamental civil...

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Freddie Gray Case: Prosecutors Withhold Evidence as Discovery Looms

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Posted by    Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 12:00pm 6/13/2015 at 12:00pm

Prosecutors in the case of six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray continue their farcical efforts to deny evidence to the officers’ defense counsel, according to a report yesterday in the Baltimore Sun.

The deadline for Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby’s office to meet its d...

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Cleveland Tries Out Baltimore Justice, Ignores Facts in Tamir Rice Shooting

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Posted by    Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 7:05pm 6/11/2015 at 7:05pm

It appears that black activists in Detroit are so impressed with how Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby is doing in Baltimore that they’ve adopted the same strategy in Cleveland, based on reports by Clevel...

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Guests Flabbergasted When Hannity Defends Zimmerman

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Posted by    Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 1:15pm 6/11/2015 at 1:15pm

So this happened last night.

Sean Hannity had two guests on his show to discuss race relations. Eric Guster, a criminal defense attorney (on the left in the video below), and Pastor Marcus Mosiah Jarvis (next to Guster).

Hannity was making the argument that President Obama should refrain from injecting himself into racial...

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McKinney Press Conference: the Good, Bad, and Ugly

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 7:00pm 6/10/2015 at 7:00pm

Earlier today Jane Bishkin, the attorney for Eric Casebolt, gave a brief news conference to provide context around the former police officer’s decision to resign yesterday. Here’s the video in its entirety.

In the process, Bishkin very cleverly won for Casebolt everything that could be salvaged, sacrificed nothing that had not already been lost,...

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Freddie Gray Case: Did Prosecutor’s Request Lead to Confrontation?

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 11:30am 6/10/2015 at 11:30am

Once again information emerges that Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby is an integral actor in the circumstances surrounding Freddie Gray’s arrest and death, rather than an objective prosecutor simply addressing a criminal case.

Roughly three weeks before Baltimore police officers arrested Gray for possession of an illegal knife Mosby herself was strongly advocating for...

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McKinney Officer in Brawl Video Resigns

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 6:27pm 6/9/2015 at 6:27pm

Not many details on this yet but it appears that McKinney police officer Eric Casebolt has resigned from the police department, as reported by ABC news and others sources.

Casebolt’s resignation was confirmed Tuesday by attorney Jane Bishkin, who told WFAA that the decision was made after a meeting with the department’s...

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Freddie Gray Case: Court Rejects Prosecutor’s Gag Order

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 11:30am 6/9/2015 at 11:30am

Once again, Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby seems to be having difficulty grasping fundamentals of the practice of law.

Indeed, she’s now reduced to making exactly the same errors she only recently accused opposing counsel of making.

In this most current instance, Mosby’s motion for a gag order on the Freddie Gray case has been...

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Video Analysis: McKinney Brawl Another Rush to Misjudgment?

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Posted by    Monday, June 8, 2015 at 9:15pm 6/8/2015 at 9:15pm

If you hadn’t already heard the internet roar, there is outrage brewing at the use-of-force by police in McKinney, Texas.

The biggest driver of outrage appears to be a ~13 minute cell phone video.

Here’s that video in its entirety, but I call out specific relevant portions below if you don’t want to sit through...

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Baltimore Mayor’s Staffers Jumping Ship

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Posted by    Friday, June 5, 2015 at 8:30am 6/5/2015 at 8:30am

We’re all familiar with the proverb, rats flee a sinking ship. To see this in action on a human scale we need look no further than the offices of Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.

In a story that’s gotten remarkably little news coverage, the Baltimore Sun Times reports that four of the Mayor’s...

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VIDEO: Shooting of Tamir Rice by Police Goes to Grand Jury

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Posted by    Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 5:10pm 6/4/2015 at 5:10pm

Last November Cleveland Officer Timothy Loehmann shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice in a city park.  The investigation by law enforcement has now been completed, and the case is being handed over to prosecutors and a Grand Jury, reports CNN and other sources.

The Cleveland police officers had been dispatched to the...

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Freddie Gray Case: Prosecutor Seeks to Seal Autopsy

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Posted by    Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 9:45am 6/4/2015 at 9:45am

State Attorney Marilyn Mosby, who raised eyebrows (understatement maximus) when she abruptly charged six Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, has now sought to seal Gray’s autopsy report from the public.

This is based on reporting by the Baltimore Sun, as brought to my attention by Chuck Ross at the...

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Data on police killings bucks media narrative

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 4:15pm 6/3/2015 at 4:15pm

One of the dominant theories of our time is that police officers are waging a Terminator-like war against unarmed young black men, killing them with a ruthlessness and determination evocative of a genocide, all the while escaping legal sanction.

The Washington Post, certainly not a paper to shy away from fanning the...

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Apparent Sweetheart Plea Deal for New Black Panther Bombers

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 2:25pm 6/2/2015 at 2:25pm

It looks like two members of the St. Louis Chapter of the New Black Panthers who planned multiple terrorist bombings around Ferguson, MO last year have been gifted a sweetheart plea deal from Obama’s Department of Justice, based upon reports by Fox News/Associated Press and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Today Olajuwon Ali Davis...

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VERDICT in Squatter Shooting Case: Not Guilty

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Posted by    Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 12:00pm 5/30/2015 at 12:00pm

It took the Sparks NV jury fewer than 7 hours last night to find 74-year-old Wayne Burgarello not guilty of all charges in the shooting of two squatters, one of whom died of his injuries, reports the Reno Gazette Journal.  Burgarello had been charged with murder for the death he caused and was...

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VIDEO: Freddie Gray Cast: More Mosby Incendiary Statements

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Posted by    Friday, May 29, 2015 at 12:00pm 5/29/2015 at 12:00pm

Fox host Megyn Kelly had a segment on last night in which she played video of public statements made by Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby regarding the Freddy Gray case

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Media STILL Doesn’t Understand “Stand-Your-Ground”

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Posted by    Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 2:50pm 5/28/2015 at 2:50pm

I don’t suppose it will ever end–the mainstream media will continue to cover trials involving deadly force, will continue to blindly label them Stand-Your-Ground cases, and will continue to demonstrate its utter ignorance of what Stand-Your-Ground actually is.

The most recent example comes in the form of

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