FBI Agent Charged with Attempted Murder: Case Touches on Every Element of Self-Defense

Welcome to today’s Law of Self Defense Members-only content! I am, of course, Attorney Andrew Branca, for Law of Self Defense. Today I’d like to share with you a report of a non-fatal shooting by an FBI Special Agent riding a Maryland (DC-area) Metro train. Although the shooting itself took place back on December 15, …

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Again: One Punch, One Kill—Fists as Deadly Force

Welcome to today’s Law of Self Defense Members-only content! I am, of course, Attorney Andrew Branca, for Law of Self Defense. Today I’d like to share with you yet another news story that illustrates some important use-of-force concepts around the question of whether a thrown punch can qualify as a deadly force attack against which …

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George Floyd Redux: Tacoma WA Officers Charged with Felony Murder, Manslaughter, Over In-Custody Death of Manuel Ellis

Welcome to today’s Law of Self Defense Members-only content! I am, of course, Attorney Andrew Branca, for Law of Self Defense. Today I’d like to share with you the report that three police officers in Tacoma Washington have been charged with manslaughter, murder, and other felonies over the in-custody death of one Manuel Ellis. It …

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Amy Coney Barrett: Cops Who Lie On Probable Cause Are An Affront to the US Constitution

Welcome to today’s Law of Self Defense Members-only content! I am, of course, Attorney Andrew Branca, for Law of Self Defense. Today I’d like to share with you a Federal appellate court decision out of the 7th Circuit that was authored by none other than current Supreme Court justice Amy Coney Barrett, back when she …

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New York Times Lies Yet Again: Suggests Grand Jury Process  Unique to Law Enforcement

Welcome to today’s Law of Self Defense Members-only content! I am, of course, Attorney Andrew Branca, for Law of Self Defense. Today I’d like to share with you another outrageous piece of anti-police propaganda published by the failing New York Times in its ongoing efforts to feed gasoline to the nascent race war unnecessarily dividing …

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Thao Lawyer Moves to Have Charges Dismissed, Claims Medical Examiner’s George Floyd Death Findings Coerced

Welcome to today’s Law of Self Defense Members-only content! I am, of course, Attorney Andrew Branca, for Law of Self Defense. Today I’d like to share with you a truly remarkable motion filed this past Tuesday by the attorney for Tou Thao—one of the four officers charged in the death of George Floyd—asking that Judge …

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Can You Lose Self-Defense Because You Were Jaywalking When You Were Attacked?

Welcome to today’s Law of Self Defense Members-only content! I am, of course, Attorney Andrew Branca, for Law of Self Defense. Today I’d like to share with you a trial out of Indiana that involves an unusual quirk of self-defense law.  Specifically, the issue is whether just any criminal activity whatever absolutely loses you the …

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Can Arbery’s Criminal & Mental Health History Be Admissible by Defense?

Welcome to today’s Law of Self Defense Members-only content! I am, of course, Attorney Andrew Branca, for Law of Self Defense. Forgive the lack of a shirt and tie, as you may know I’m currently in the midst of a motorcycle trip, and I bring you this content from Taos NM rather than from my …

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