11 thoughts on “Ahmaud Arbery: GA Citizens Arrest Law: May 12, 2020”

  1. I consider it unfortunate that Bronze membership is being discontinued, but I suppose that’s life.

    Having said that, one of the things that I have been thinking about these past few days — in no small part because of this case — is how difficult it is to link to something that is going to be behind a paywall. I have seen at least a couple of online discussions where it would have been nice to say “Hey, here’s a self defense lawyer’s take on the situation!”

    Ah, well. I also understand the need to monetize, so I’m not going to complain about the restrictions on the “free ice cream”!

  2. I was surprised you didn’t mention the Georgia Statute authorizing the use of force to make a lawful citizens arrest: 16-3-20. I believe the conduct necessary to constitute an aggravated assault (the display of a deadly weapon in a threatening manner), if it occurred at all, was reasonable in the circumstances and therefore an absolute defense to the charge of aggravated assault. No felony therefore no felony murder.

    1. Attorney Andrew Branca

      That’s a good suggestion, I’ve added a link to §16-3-20 in the text. Didn’t feel the need to touch on it given that there’s no evidence of unlawful conduct necessary to justify even simple assault, but you’re right we should include it if only for purposes of thoroughness.

      –Andrew

      Attorney Andrew F. Branca
      Law of Self Defense LLC

      1. Surprised you are still on here. I would like to comment on your 3rd edition of your book when I get time, where do I send or how do I address the comments. I don’t have time to do a complete review, but I would like to bring some things to your attention, and maybe not publicly (if I say something silly no need for everyone to know. lol)

  3. The singer, John Denver, used to come to Omaha, Nebraska because he liked a recording studio there. One evening, after a recording session, he and the studio owner were on their way to dinner. They were stopped at gunpoint by Omaha police on suspicion of having just committed an armed robbery. The sole justification for such suspicion was similarity between their vehicle and the robbers’ getaway car.

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  5. The Georgia statute on felony burglary requires intent to commit burglary. Can intent be inferred just because a person enters a structure in which he is not authorized to be?

    1. Attorney Andrew Branca

      Are you under the impression that anyone in this case is trying to prove someone guilty of felony burglary?

      –Andrew

      Attorney Andrew F. Branca
      Law of Self Defense LLC

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