News/QA Show: August 6, 2020

Hey folks, In this weekly episode of the Law of Self Defense News/Q&A Show for August 6, 2020, we cover these use-of-cases related stories in the news, and answer questions asked live during the show: News Items George Floyd: Just-released body camera footage McCloskeys: Prosecutor’s fights against efforts to dismiss felony charges Michael Brown: Newly elected prosecutor re-opens case–promptly re-closes case

State v. Roloff: Self-defense & Necessity (Aug 5, 2020)

Hey folks, Before we jump into things, I’d like to give you all a heads up on a small change we’re making in how we deliver our Cases of the Week content to all of you. For some months now we’ve been producing a single Cases of the Week Show each week, on Tuesdays.  It’s usually covered 3 or 4 appellate court decisions on use-of-force law, and run for about an hour. We’ve heard from …

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Cases of the Week: August 4, 2020

Hey folks, Before we jump into things, I’d like to give you all a heads up on a small change we’re making in how we deliver our Cases of the Week content to all of you. For some months now we’ve been producing a single Cases of the Week Show each week, on Tuesdays.  It’s usually covered 3 or 4 appellate court decisions on use-of-force law, and run for about an hour. We’ve heard from …

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Branca & West: Compel Aggressor to Work for the Fight

Hey folks, In this discussion between Attorney Don West and myself we talk about compelling your attacker to work for the fight, not getting into fights you don’t need to be getting into, the unavoidable risks of death and imprisonment you face the moment you’re engaged in a physical confrontation, the tremendous costs of a legal defense, factors that might motivate a prosecutor to take you trial above and beyond the legal merits of your …

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News/Q&A: July 30, 2020

Hey folks, In this weekly episode of the Law of Self Defense News/Q&A Show (our only weekly show that’s open-access to the non-members) we cover these use-of-cases related stories in the news, and answer question both sent in ahead of the show and asked live during the show: News Security Guard “Assists” Police By Shooting Already Subdued Suspect Florida Man “Detains” Black Teenager, Is Charged with Felony Garret Foster Shot at Protest While Threatening with …

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Cases of the Week: July 28, 2020

Hey folks, I’ve got three very interesting appellate court decisions to share with all of you in this episode of “Cases of the Week,” all decisions handed down just last week. These cases today come out of the states of Ohio, Washington state, and another from Washington state. But if you’re not from one of those states, don’t worry, there’s still plenty to learn. The law of self-defense is about 80% the same across the …

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News/Q&A Show: July 24, 2020

Hey folks, In this episode of our Law of Self Defense News/Q&A Show, for Friday, July 24, 2020 we ha a bunch of great questions we answered, including: “Can I use deadly force to defend against a laser beam attack to my eyes?” “Can your competitive shooting background be ‘used against you in court.’ ” “Implications for self-defense of carrying concealed on posted premises.” “Clarification of sequence in which the burdens of proof are determined …

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LAPD Officer Has Competition Shooting Background Used Against Her

Hey folks, Today’s  Law of Self Defense MEMBERS ONLY show provides an analysis of the shooting this past April 22 by LAPD Officer Toni McBride of razor-wielding non-compliant suspect Daniel Hernandez. Hernandez would die of his gunshot wounds. Little seems to have been made of this shooting at the time, but now three months later the event is in the headlines, almost certainly as part of the propaganda campaign kicked off by the lawyer for …

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Cases of the Week: July 22, 2020 (McCloskeys Charged)

Hey folks, In this Cases of the Week Show we take a look at the felony unlawful use of a firearm charges brought against the St. Louis couple Mark and Patricia McCloskey this past Monday, by local Prosecutor Kim Gardner. We also examine the legal defenses–including self-defense and defense of highly-defensible property–likely to be raised by the McCloskeys. A gradually cleaned up transcript will follow below the video of the show. Also, if any of …

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News/Q&A Show: July 16, 2020

Hey folks, In today’s News/Q&A Show we’ll be discussing the case of the father charged for shooting a male he found in his 14-year-old daughter’s bedroom, the implications of district attorneys dropping charges against arrested rioters, looters, and arsonists, similarly the implications of increasingly rigid constraints on the use of force by police officers and their protections from harassing law suits, and more. We’ll also be answer a number of interesting questions that have been …

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