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More Politically-motivated Attacks on Self-Defense Law

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 12:00pm 3/3/2019 at 12:00pm
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It’s become a standard propaganda technique of the modern racial grievance industrial complex to target self-defense law for particularly intense hate-based attacks. This is most notable in their attacks on “Stand-Your-Ground,” a term that they’ve sought to make, and with some success, synonymous with “RACIST!!!”

These efforts are not limited to “Stand-Your-Ground,”...

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Law of Self Defense: Black Murder Defendant Saved by “Stand-Your-Ground”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 22, 2019 at 7:00pm 2/22/2019 at 7:00pm

An acquittal in a murder case out of Louisiana provides a real-time illustration of the difference between the application of what I refer to as “hard” Stand-Your-Ground provisions versus “soft” Stand-Your-Ground provisions. (Details here are as reported by The Advocate and other news sources.)

The facts of the case involve a bare-handed...

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Law of Self Defense: Did Police Shoot Suspect for “Crime” of Sleeping in Car?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 2:00pm 2/17/2019 at 2:00pm
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This Case of the Week is about a police use-of-force event in California on February 9th in which six police officers shot and killed a suspect, as reported by The Hill. (Hat tip to Tim G. on Facebook for forwarding me this story.)

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Law of Self Defense: ISIS Brings Knife to Gunfight, Gets Shot

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 15, 2019 at 6:01pm 2/15/2019 at 6:01pm

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office in Arizona has released, under court order, the body camera footage of Sheriff’s Deputy Brandon Wells, who stopped accused ISIS knife attacker Ismail Hamed the old-fashioned way—by demonstrating once again why it’s not a good idea to bring a knife to a gunfight. Hamed now stands...

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Law of Self Defense: EJ Bradford Shooting “Awful but Lawful”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 6:00pm 2/9/2019 at 6:00pm

In this Case of the Week (COTW) we take a look at the “awful but lawful” shooting death by police of EJ Bradford in Alabama.

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Law of Self Defense — Regaining Innocence: A Real-World Example

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 1, 2019 at 8:30pm 2/1/2019 at 8:30pm

This Case of the Week focuses on a real-world example of the application of the self-defense law doctrine of “regaining innocence.”

One of the five elements of a claim of self-defense justification for a use-of-force against another person is the element of innocence, which denies the justification of self-defense to a person...

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Law of Self Defense: Setting an Ambush

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 3:00pm 1/24/2019 at 3:00pm

This Case of the Week involves an Indianapolis man who successfully ambushed three home burglars, killing one and driving off the others, who were ultimately arrested. (Click here for a link to the news report by the IndyStar.)

Local prosecutors have announced that they do not intend to bring charges against the...

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Law of Self Defense: Man Knocks Out Woman in Self-Defense?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 12:00pm 1/19/2019 at 12:00pm
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This week’s Case of the Week involves a video that has been making the rounds on the internet showing a large white man apparently knocking out a smaller young black woman with a single punch. I’ve seen reports that the man has been arrested and presume that he will attempt to...

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Law of Self Defense: Detective in “Handicap Parking Spot Shooting” Case Arrested

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 12:00pm 1/13/2019 at 12:00pm
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This week’s “Case of the Week” involves some perhaps non-obvious risks and uncertainties you incur if you’re involved in a use-of-force event that you now have to legally justify, specifically the risk that the folks investigating and judging your conduct may themselves be profoundly flawed individuals.

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Law of Self Defense: When the 5th Amendment collides with the right of Self-Defense

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 8:00pm 12/19/2018 at 8:00pm

This case involves a recent Court of Appeals decision out of Texas —State v. Vasquez, 2018 Tex. App. LEXIS 9748 (TX Ct. App. 2018)—that illustrates how a refusal to take the witness stand can effectively strip you of the ability to argue self-defense to a jury.
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Was Cyntoia Brown sentenced to life in prison for self-defense? Nope.

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 1:00pm 12/11/2018 at 1:00pm

A lot of people have been forwarding me articles about Cyntoia Brown, who was convicted of first-degree murder and aggravated robbery when she was a 16-year-old prostitute. Recent news coverage includes this very sympathetic piece from CNN</...

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Law of Self Defense: FedEx Driver Not Charged in Fatal Punch of Man Who Hurled Racial Slurs at Him

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 7:00pm 12/5/2018 at 7:00pm
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I came across this brief news article about a confrontation between a black FedEx driver, Timothy Warren, and an angry man who repeatedly shouted racial epithets at him. The driver killed the man.

Prosecutors have decided against bring charges against the driver, despite the death of the victim. B...

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Law of Self Defense: How to Turn An “Accidental” Shooting into Negligent Homicide

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 8:00pm 11/29/2018 at 8:00pm
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This case of the week involves a Montana man who reportedly shot his hunting partner just as they returned from a hunt to their cars in a K-Mart parking lot, according to this ABC Fox news report.

The shooter is said to be an NRA Instructor in handgun and rifle. The victim...

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Law of Self Defense: Road Rage Stabbing Acquittal Touches Many Facets of Self-Defense Law

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 6:30pm 11/22/2018 at 6:30pm

I came across this recent very brief, four paragraph, news story out of Illinois a few days ago of a defendant acquitted in a bench trial on several felony charges after he stabbed someone 10 times with a 2.5” knife during a road rage incident.

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Law of Self Defense: Ohio House Votes to Join Modern Era of Self-Defense Law

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 8:00pm 11/17/2018 at 8:00pm

This past Wednesday the Ohio House voted by a 64 to 26 margin to pass HB 228, which seeks to bring Ohio self-defense law into the modern era. It is believed by advocates of this legal advance that the Senate version of the bill will pass that chamber easily, and with...

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Law of Self Defense: How Martial Arts Can Get You 25 Years

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 16, 2018 at 8:30pm 11/16/2018 at 8:30pm
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This “Case of the Week” involves a conviction and sentencing out of Texas this past week, in which Terry Thompson was sentenced to 25 years in prison as a result of his use of a BJJ-style choke hold that caused the death John Hernandez in May 2017, as reported this week...

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Law of Self Defense: Using Your Gun to Defend Your Car — Just Don’t

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 9:00pm 10/30/2018 at 9:00pm
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This story comes out of Chattanooga TN last week, and involves a man who fired shots at his receding automobile as it was being driven away by a car thief. That man has now been hit with felony charges, and ironically enough found himself locked up in the same jail as...

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