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Andrew Branca – 5th Anniversary at Legal Insurrection

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 6:00pm 6/5/2018 at 6:00pm

On June 5, 2013, Legal Insurrection commenter Andrew Branca came on board at my request to help cover the upcoming trial of George Zimmerman for the killing of Trayvon Martin.

Andrew’s his first post here, Getting to Murder 2: Finding George Zimmerman’s “Depraved Mind”, evolved into the best coverage of the Zimmerman...

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No Federal Charges in Freddie Gray Death – Detailed DOJ Report Explains Why

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 9:45pm 9/12/2017 at 9:45pm

The Department of Justice has declined to prosecute any police officers in the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore.

The decision comes after a complete failure of state prosecutions. Andrew Branca wrote dozens of posts analyzing the evidence, the law, and the trials.

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Hey Mosby, congratulations, you’re a laughingstock

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 9:00pm 7/27/2016 at 9:00pm
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I have left the coverage of the prosecution of six police officers in the Freddie Gray case to Andrew Branca. He had almost 100 posts.

As with the Geroge Zimmerman, Michael Dunn and other trials, Andrew did a superb job.

From the start of the prosecutions in the Freddie Gray case, Andrew called...

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Freddie Gray Trial: Porter’s Re-Trial Set for June 13

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 10:00am 12/22/2015 at 10:00am

The re-trial of Baltimore Police Officer William Porter has been scheduled for June 13, 2016,according to reporting by The Baltimore Sun.

By that time the trials of the other 5 officers charged in Freddie Gray’s death will have been completed.  Absent immunity, Porter therefore remains vulnerable to criminal prosecution throughout the course...

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Why we’re not pontificating on Eric Garner tonight

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 9:01pm 12/3/2014 at 9:01pm

It’s very tempting to jump to conclusions in either direction about the Eric Garner Grand Jury non-indictment of one of the arresting police officers.

It would be really, really easy to jump on the “injustice” bandwagon, with a visceral reaction to the video.  Or to take the contrarian view because there was,...

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“Loud Music” Killer Sentenced to Life Without Parole

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 17, 2014 at 12:52pm 10/17/2014 at 12:52pm

In breaking news CNN reports that Michael Dunn, the Florida man who fired multiple rounds at four black teenagers in an SUV after an argument about their loud music, has been sentenced to life without parole.  One of those four teenagers, Jordan Davis, was mortally wounded.  Dunn had argued self-defense as...

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“Loud Music” Murder Trial, Take 2: Opening Statements

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 8:00pm 9/25/2014 at 8:00pm

The re-trial of Michael Dunn began today “for real”, with the jury impanelled and the state and defense presenting their opening statements.  

Dunn is on trial for the killing of Jordan Davis, a black teenager Dunn fired upon during a confrontation with Davis and three of Davis’ friends, who were...

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A Conundrum? New Orleans Murders Fall as Self-Defense Killings Rise

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 9:45am 8/28/2014 at 9:45am

It’s become so commonplace for “journalists” to be blind to obvious cause-and-effect relationships that fall outside the acceptable Progressive narrative that James Taranto of the Wall Street Journal has long used the tag-line “Fox Butterfield, Is That You?” as he notes these occurrences in his daily (and excellent) “Best of the Web”...

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GUILTY: Verdict in Detroit Front Porch Murder Trial

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 2:53pm 8/7/2014 at 2:53pm

The jury has returned a verdict of guilty of second degree murder/voluntary manslaughter and weapons charges in the trial of Detroit homeowner Theodore Wafer for the front porch shooting death of Renisha McBride in the early morning hours of November 2, 2013.  Trial Judge Hathaway has ordered Wafer imprisoned immediately,...

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Florida’s just-signed “warning shot” law unlikely to help Marissa Alexander

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 11:50am 6/24/2014 at 11:50am

It was with considerable astonishment that I read the following headline in an ABC news post:

Marissa Alexander, who fired warning shot at husband attacking her, likely won’t see prison after Fl...

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The Key Self-Defense Trials Coming in Summer 2014

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 28, 2014 at 5:20pm 4/28/2014 at 5:20pm

Yesterday I promised an update on the key self-defense trials coming our way over the course of this summer, and so here I am to keep that promise.

Before I get into that, however, I’d like to share a couple of items that have been brought to my attention in the last...

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VIDEO: Andrew Branca, Law of Self Defense, Interview on N24 German TV News

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 7:00pm 4/10/2014 at 7:00pm

Back on February 28 I was invited down to the Washington DC bureau of N24, a prominent German television news station.  The purpose of the invitation was to interview me about the (then) just completed Michael Dunn trial, the earlier George Zimmerman trial, and the ongoing Marissa Alexander extravaganza,...

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Marissa Alexander May See Sentence Triple to 60 Years

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 7:35pm 3/4/2014 at 7:35pm

An interesting quirk of Florida sentencing procedures has reared its head in the Marissa Alexander case, and will almost certainly impact the sentencing of Michael Dunn on March 24, as well.  The issue:  can the multiple convictions under Florida’s infamous “10-20-Life” statute be sentenced concurrently–served in parallel with each other–or sentenced...

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Off-Duty Cop Road Rage Murder Trial – next big self-defense case

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 5:20pm 2/23/2014 at 5:20pm

Race has been a major element in many of the more prominent self-defense cases we’ve covered in recent months.

Both the George Zimmerman and Michael Dunn cases involved a white man shooting and killing a black teen, with both arguing the shootings were justified self-defense (Zimmerman successfully, Dunn temporarily so).

The Marissa Alexander...

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Stand Your Ground law is not a “license to kill”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 17, 2014 at 2:30pm 2/17/2014 at 2:30pm

The failure of the jury in the Michael Dunn case to convict Dunn of First Degree Murder or any of its lesser included offenses in the killing of Jordan Davis has led to a predictable outpouring of claims that that the case reflects societal racism, if not racism in the judicial...

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Fleeing scene and not calling police “made robust claim of self-defense very difficult”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 17, 2014 at 7:00am 2/17/2014 at 7:00am

Sunday night I was a guest on the Teri O’Brien radio show to talk about the Michael Dunn “loud music” murder trial.

If you missed the live broadcast, or even if you merely must have more of my dulcet tones, here you go:

–Andrew, @LawSelfDefense


Andrew F. Branca is an MA lawyer and the author...

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Looking at “Loud Music” Murder Trial deliberations through race-colored glasses

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 12:25pm 2/15/2014 at 12:25pm

As of this writing, we still have no verdict in the Michael Dunn “Loud Music” murder trial.

The jury now is in its 25th hour of deliberations, and has asked several questions about the law, including self defense. The verdict could come at any moment.

It’s interesting to watch the Twitter chatter...

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