Attorney Andrew Branca

Rider Mower Used to Neutralize Chainsaw Attacker

In a case out of Blountsville TN we have a curious case in which a man used his rider mower to defend against chainsaw-wielding attacker. I kid you not. The outcome?  Rider mower for the win–the chainsaw-wielding attacker ended up losing his leg to the mower.  Not only that, but the chainsaw-wielding attacker has now […]

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Consciousness of Guilt Evidence: Just Don’t

Out of West Palm Beach FL we have a jury deliberating over a murder charge in which the defendant purportedly shot and killed the victim over a $10 marijuana debt.  Nothing too remarkable about that, I suppose.  Naturally, the defendant claims that he shot the victim in self-defense.  Given that the only two witnesses were

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CO: Does Attempted Home Invasion Trigger “Make My Day”?

A Colorado Springs CO  homeowner shot and killed a man trying to break into his home this past Saturday night, according to the Washington Times and other news sources. It appears that local police have determined that the use of force was lawful, in that the homeowner was protecting his residence and family, although no

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Zimmerman to Plead No Contest to Stalking Charges

Various news reports, including this one, are reporting that George Zimmerman is expected to plead no contest to charges of misdemeanor stalking. The charges stem from a blizzard of angry voicemail messages and text messages purportedly made by Zimmerman to the private investigator hired by “producer” Jay Z as part of the production of the

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COTW: Will US Supreme Court Allow Cops’ Suit Against Marilyn Mosby?

The Baltimore police officers who are suing State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby for maliciously investigating and defaming them when she criminally charging them over the death of Freddie Gray while he was in police custody have appealed the 4th Circuit’s dismissal of their case to the US Supreme Court, according to the Baltimore Sun. A copy

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SHOW: Martial Arts, Bad Prosecutors & 4 State Sale!

Here’s the weekly Law of Self Defense Show for October 10, 2018!   In this episode we discussed: Self-defense in the context of martial arts Holding bad prosecutors accountable 50% sale on state-specific DVDs for PA, IN, KY and NE, valid ONLY THROUGH SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14! Pennsylvania:  http://www.lawofselfdefense.com/pennsylvaniadvd Indiana:  http://www.lawofselfdefense.com/indianadvd Kentucky:  http://www.lawofselfdefense.com/kentuckydvd Nebraska:  http://www.lawofselfdefense.com/nebraskadvd I

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No Surprise: Police Shooter of Laquan McDonald Convicted

Not that it ought to be any surprise to anybody who looked at the evidence, but Chicago Police Department officer Jason Van Dyke has just been found guilty by a jury of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Laquan McDonald, reports FOX News and other sources. There was a hypothetical narrative under which Officer

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INTERVIEW: Andrew on Out of Order Gun Rights Podcast

Hey folks, This is an unusual “Law of Self Defense Show” because it’s being done as a recording rather than live–unfortunately, events are keeping me from being available live at the normal Wednesday 2PM Eastern live show time.  This is a recording of my recent interview by James Kaleda of the Out of Order Gun

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COTW: Speculative Fear Inadequate to Justify Use-of-Force

This week’s case comes out of California’s Court of Appeal, in a decision filed just last Monday (People v. Gregory). It involves two particularly interesting facets of self-defense law: a speculative threat, and provocation with intent. This week we’ll address the speculative threat, and we’ll address provocation with intent next week. Late Night Party, Booze,

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No Indictment of Police in Tamir Rice Shooting

Today, a Cleveland grand jury declined to indict two Cleveland Police Department officers over the November 2014 killing of Tamir Rice, as reported by ClickOnDetroit.  We’ve posted repeatedly on the shooting of 12-year-old Rice by Cleveland police officers, including: VIDEO: Shooting of Tamir Rice by Police Goes to Grand Jury (6/4/2015) Cleveland Tries Out Baltimore Justice, Ignores Facts

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