Trayvon Martin Story Fundraiser 2018-08-13T14:07:04+00:00

Critique ‘Rest in Power: Trayvon Martin Story’

Learn the truth, not the propaganda, of Trayvon Martin’s death.

$9,435 USD raised by 301 backers

Current Stretch goal: $15,000

Critique of “Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story”

Few events have been as shrouded in propaganda, myths, and outright lies, as has the death of Trayvon Martin and the subsequent trial and acquittal of George Zimmerman, who justified his killing of Martin as an act of lawful self-defense.

Because of my expertise and interest in self-defense law, I made the effort to watch every moment of the trial, including all the pre-trial hearings, as well as to review the entire body of evidence in this case, and I wrote about the trial extensively at the time.

As a result, I bring a uniquely informed perspective to the truth of the death of Trayvon Martin, and the level of legal expertise necessary to shine a light on all that is false propaganda, myth, and lies around this case.

“Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story” is a six-episode documentary that begins airing on Monday, July 30, 2018, that purports to tell the “true story” of Martin’s death and surrounding events.  Perhaps it will, indeed, tell the true story, but given that I’ve virtually never heard the story told in a truthful way, I expect the documentary to be ripe for a professional, well-informed legal critique.

What We Need & What You Get

Given my already heavy workload, however, I can’t reasonably commit the time effort necessary to view and critique the six-episode documentary unless there is substantive public interest in such a critique.  Accordingly, I’ve chosen to gauge the level of interest by raising funds to monetize my critique of the documentary.

  • We’ve achieved our minimal goal of $1,000, so this review/critique is a definite “GO”
  • We ask each donation be a minimum of $10
  • We will offer discrete “perks” at donations of $10+, $20+, $30+
  • We also offer a STRETCH “perk” of DVD of video review/critique

$10 or More

Those who donate $10 or more will receive access to a webinar featuring a video recording of me critiquing each episode, shortly after each episode airs. This will also be provided as a downloadable MP3 file, for those who prefer a podcast type delivery.

$20 or More

Those who donate $20 or more will receive the already mentioned webinar/MP3 review of each episode, PLUS also a written expert review of each episode, delivered in PDF form shortly after each episode airs.

$30 or More

Those who donate $30 or more will receive access to the webinar/MP3 review and PDF reports after each episode, PLUS as well as a printed-and-bound version of the written reviews, with a personalized autograph by me, Attorney Andrew F. Branca, delivered shortly after the final episode of the documentary.

$50 or More

Those who donate $50 or more will receive all of the lesser perks, PLUS an hardcover copy of our best-selling book, “The Law of Self Defense, 3rd Edition,” autographed by me to the contributor personally (usually $35 + S&H, by itself).

$100 or More

Those who donate $100 or more will all the deliverables of the lesser perks, PLUS a copy of the Law of Self Defense LEVEL 1 State-specific Supplement DVD of their choice (usually $100 + S&H, by itself, by itself).

$200 or More

Those who donate $200 or more will receive all the deliverables of the lesser perks, PLUS a Law of Self Defense LEVEL 1 Core Class 4-DVD set of instruction (usually $200 + S&H, by itself).

$500 or More

Those who donate $500 or more will receive all the deliverables of the lesser perks, PLUS a one-hour private consultation with Attorney Andrew F. Branca (normal consultation is minimum of $450/hour, and generally a 10-hour minimum).  (NOTE: Consultation will be educational in context; Andrew does not provide legal advice via consultation; may be held in reserve by contributor for a future date, at their discretion.)

NEW! STRETCH FUNDING GOAL!

If we hit our stretch goal of funding of $10,000 we’ll also produce a DVD version of our video critique/review to make available as a permanent product for folks to own.  That DVD will be provided for FREE to the $30+ tier folks, for an additional $10 to the $20+ tier folks, and an additional $20 to the $10 tier folks (in all cases plus S&H, usually $7.95). 

The Impact

This campaign is intended to be of interest to folks who care about truth, the law in real-world application, and about self-defense and the consequences (both positive and negative) that follow from having used force in self-defense.

Risks & Challenges

There is effectively no risk to funding this campaign.  If the minimum $1,000 is not raised, all money will refunded. If we exceed $1,000, I personally commit to conducting the review/critique and producing the promised “prizes.”  In the unlikely event that I fail to meet that commitment, all money will be refunded.

Other Ways You Can Help

Besides making a contribution the best way you can help to share word of this fund raising effort on your social media accounts, on any internet gun forums you may participate on, and with like minded friends & family.

Thank you for your support!

–Andrew

Attorney Andrew F. Branca

Law of Self Defense LLC

http://www.lawofselfdefense.com/patreon

Campaign Update: NEW STRETCH GOAL: Get DON WEST on board!

I talked with Don West today, who as you know was one of George Zimmerman’s lawyers at his trial, and he’s very much aware of this initiative, and is open to participating.  What we’ve tentatively explored is the two of us meeting up at a mutually convenient location, and essentially filming both of us discussing the trial in person–we could even do it as a live webinar, perhaps, so folks can ask questions in real time.

To make it worth the effort, however, we’d need to be able to cover the travel cost of us meeting up, filming and producing the video of the meeting, and so forth, plus I’d like to be able to offer Don a really exceptional single malt Scotch in appreciation for his contribution.

Accordingly, I’m setting another stretch goal, given that we’re already not far from hitting our first stretch goal of $10,000–we’re currently just under $7,000.

If we hit $15,000 before the last episode of this “crockumentary,” I’ll commit to convincing Don to meet up, have an extensive real-time discussion of the Zimmerman trial from each of our unique perspectives, and make that available at least as a live event and and an online stream.  That content would be made available for free to all contributors at the $30 level or above, and contributors below $30 would just need to bump up to $30 to be included.

So, that’s the new goal, folks:  $15,000. 

Campaign Update: STRETCH GOAL ANNOUNCED!

Wow, folks, we hit our initial goal of $1,000 in funding in less than two hours from launch of this campaign!  So, now we are announcing a stretch goal:  $10,000. If we hit our stretch goal of funding we’ll also produce a DVD version of our video critique/review to make available as a permanent product for folks to own.  That DVD will be provided for FREE to the $30+ tier folks, for an additional $10 to the $20+ tier folks, and an additional $20 to the $10 tier folks (in all cases plus S&H, usually $7.95).  Arrangements for payment and shipping will be made to each donor individually after this funding effort has concluded, assuming our stretch goal has been reached.  (Obviously, there’s no obligation to order the DVD if you’re not interested in owning it.)

Perks

Webinar Critique/Review

Contributes of $10 or more will receive access to a webinar review/critique of each episode of "Rest in Power," in which I will video record myself "live commenting" as I watch my own DVR recording of each episode. This will also be provided in audio form as an MP3 file. (Note the documentary itself will not be shown, just my live commenting.)

Items included:

  • Webinar Review/Critique

Estimated delivery August 2018

23 claimed

$10 USD $20 50% off

Written Review (PDF)

Contributors of $20 or more will receive both access to the webinar review/critique AND a detailed expert written review/critique, as a PDF document, produced by Attorney Andrew F. Branca, and delivered shortly after each episode airs (so, six PDF reports).

Items included:

  • Webinar Review/Critique
  • Written Review/Critique (PDF)

Estimated delivery August 2018

109 claimed

$20 USD $40 50% off

Autographed review/critique

Those who contribute $40 or more will receive access to the webinar review/critique, the written review/critique in PDF form after each episode, and also a printed-and-bound copy of the entire review/critique, with a personalized autograph by Attorney Andrew F. Branca, shipped shortly after the final episode airs (so a single printed report).

Items included:

  • Webinar Review/Critique
  • Written Review/Critique (PDF)
  • Autographed review/critique

Estimated delivery September 2018

123 claimed

$40 USD + Shipping $80 50% off

Hardcover LOSD book

This "perk" includes all the deliverables of the lesser perks, plus an hardcover copy of our best-selling book, "The Law of Self Defense, 3rd Edition," autographed by me to the contributor personally (usually $35 + S&H).

Items included:

  • Webinar Review/Critique
  • Written Review/Critique (PDF)
  • Autographed review/critique
  • Hardcover LOSD Book

Estimated delivery September 2018

14 claimed

$50 USD + Shipping $100 50% off

State-specific DVD

This "perk" includes all the deliverables of the lesser perks, plus a copy of the Law of Self Defense LEVEL 1 State-specific Supplement DVD of their choice (usually $100 + S&H).

Items included:

  • Webinar Review/Critique
  • Written Review/Critique (PDF)
  • Autographed review/critique
  • Hardcover LOSD Book
  • State-specific DVD

Estimated delivery September 2018

3 claimed

$100 USD + Shipping $200 50% off

LEVEL 1 Class 4-DVD

This "perk" includes all the deliverables of the lesser perks, plus a Law of Self Defense LEVEL 1 Core Class 4-DVD set of instruction (usually $200 + S&H).

Items included:

  • Webinar Review/Critique
  • Written Review/Critique (PDF)
  • Autographed review/critique
  • Hardcover LOSD Book
  • State-specific DVD
  • LEVEL 1 Class 4-DVD Set

Estimated delivery September 2018

6 claimed

$200 USD + Shipping $400 50% off

One Hour Consultation

This "perk" includes all the deliverables of the lesser perks, plus a one-hour private consultation with Attorney Andrew F. Branca (normal consultation is minimum of $450). (NOTE: Consultation will be educational in context; Andrew does not provide legal advice via consultation.) This consultation may be held in reserve for a future date.

Items included:

  • Webinar Review/Critique
  • Written Review/Critique (PDF)
  • Autographed review/critique
  • Hardcover LOSD Book
  • State-specific DVD
  • LEVEL 1 Class 4-DVD Set
  • 1 Hour Consult

Estimated delivery September 2018

5 claimed

$500 USD + Shipping $1,000 50% off