Daunte Wright Shooting Trial Day 1: Judge Declines to Define Law & Defense Scores on State Witness

Welcome to our coverage of the Kim Potter manslaughter trial over the April 11, 2021, shooting death of Duante Wright in a suburb of Minneapolis, when then-police officer Potter accidentally used her Glock 17 pistol in place of her intended Taser. Today was the first day of the trial proper, with both sides presenting the …

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Alec Baldwin Interview Only Reinforces Hutchins’ Death As Involuntary Manslaughter

Alec Baldwin recently gave a lengthy interview to George Stephanopoulos on the matter of Alec Baldwin’s fatal October 21 shooting of Halyna Hutchins, who was working as the cinematographer on the low-budget Western film “Rust,” on which Alec Baldwin was both the leading star and a producer. That interview aired the night of Thursday, December …

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Daunte Wright Shooting Trial: 12 Jurors Now Seated; Two more needed; Defense has one strike left

Welcome to our coverage of the Kim Potter manslaughter trial over the April 11, 2021 shooting death of Duante Wright in a suburb of Minneapolis, when then-police officer Potter accidentally used her Glock 17 pistol in place of her intended Taser. Three more jurors were seated today, for a total of 12 seated jurors. Two …

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Daunte Wright Shooting Trial: 9 Jurors Now Seated; Judge Chu seeks total of 14 jurors; State exhausts peremptory strikes

Welcome to our coverage of the Kim Potter manslaughter trial over the April 11, 2021 shooting death of Duante Wright in a suburb of Minneapolis, when then-police officer Potter accidentally used her Glock 17 pistol in place of her intended Taser. Today saw an additional five jurors seated in this second day of jury selection, …

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Tim Pool Follow-Up: What’s the Deal with the Dominick Black Gun Charge?

It’s come to my attention that some folks with a limited grasp of how the law works were confused by some of my commentary regarding the Dominick Black gun charge during my recent appearance on the Tim Pool IRL.  Always on the lookout for a teachable moment, I thought I’d take few minutes to bring …

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Daunte Wright Shooting Trial: First Four Jurors Seated; Kimberly Potter to Testify

Welcome to our coverage of the Kim Potter manslaughter trial over the April 11, 2021 shooting death of Duante Wright in a suburb of Minneapolis, when then-police officer Potter accidentally used her Glock 17 pistol in place of her intended Taser. Today saw four jurors seated in this first day of jury selection.  Two prospective …

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Kim Potter Trial: Manslaughter Charged in “Taser! Taser ! Taser!” Shooting Death of Duante Wright

Tomorrow morning begins the jury selection in the Minnesota trial of former Brooklyn Center Police Officer Kimberly Potter, on charges of 1st and 2nd-degree manslaughter for the April 11, 2021 shooting death of criminal suspect Duante Wright, whom Potter shot in the mistaken belief that she was wielding her less-than-lethal Taser electroshock weapon. The shooting …

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Chad Read Shooting: Evidence Supports Manslaughter, Not Justification

Welcome to today’s Law of Self Defense content. I am, of course, Attorney Andrew Branca, for the Law of Self Defense. Today I’d like to take a look at a shooting out of Lubbock TX that is suddenly getting a great deal of news and social media coverage—the shooting death of Chad Read by William …

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