Ahmaud Arbery: GA Citizens Arrest Law: May 12, 2020

Ahmaud Arbery: GA Citizens Arrest Law: May 12, 2020 Georgia’s citizens arrest statute: §17-4-60 Grounds for arrest Georgia’s felony burglary statute §16-7-1. Burglary Remember: You carry a gun so you’re hard to kill. Know the law so you’re hard to convict! Stay safe! –Andrew Attorney Andrew F. Branca Law of Self Defense LLC Law of Self Defense CONSULT Program  

Cases of the Week: May 12, 2020

Hey folks, This week’s Cases of the Week, for the week ending May 8, 2020, includes the three most important and interesting appellate court decisions (case law) on use-of-force cases in the last week out of the following states: Pennsylvania, Texas, and Georgia (Supreme Court!) If your state wasn’t in that list, don’t lose interest, you can likely learn a lot from those cases even if your state is not listed, because the general principles …

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News/Q&A: May 7, 2020

Hey folks, News/Q&A Show: May 7, 2020 Today’s show looked at the shooting death this week of 17-year-old black male Adrien Green by a Florida homeowner who believed that Green was burglarizing his car. Links to the various statutes and videos mentioned in this show can be found below the video. §776.013 Home protection; use or threatened use of deadly force; presumption of fear of death or great bodily harm. §776.08: Forcible felony §776.031: Use or …

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After Action Analysis: May 6, 2020

Hey folks, Today’s After Action Analysis focused on the video released today of the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia by two men who claim they were seeking to make a citizens arrest on the reasonable belief that Arbery had just committed or attempted a felony. I mention several statutes and cases in today’s show, and promised to provide links to those, and you can find those below the video. And with that out …

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Cases of the Week: May 5, 2020

Hey folks, This week’s Cases of the Week, for the week ending May 1, 2020, takes an unusual focus on just a single appellate court decision, from the Supreme Court of Tennessee, handed down this past Wednesday, April 30.  Normally we’ll review several decisions in each of these episodes, but this particular Tennessee case was packed so full of lessons, and lessons that apply equally in every other state, that I thought it worth focusing on …

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BONUS! Andrew Guests on Art of the Badass Podcast

Hey folks, On Friday, April 24, 2020 I was interviewed by Sheena Williams on the Art of the Badass podcast. Sheena provides the following description of her self-defense activities: At Krav Maga Salem we are creating a strong, confident and welcoming community in the Salem/Keizer area through practical knowledge, preparation and compassion. We are expanding our training nationwide through our website www.KravSalemOnline.com where people can get more training, become affiliates or simply schedule a Free …

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News/Q&A: April 30, 2020

Hey folks,   In this week’s News/Q&A show we focus mostly on the suddenly developing story of Ahmaud Arbery out of Georgia, which appears to be the next faux “black man killed by white people for reasons of racial malice” story being developed by the mainstream media, now that their COVID hysteria is winding down. Enjoy the show:

After Action Analysis: April 29, 2020

Hey folks, In this week’s episode of the Law of Self Defense After Action Analysis Show we do a plain-English legal analysis of the police body cam video of the shooting a few days ago of the April 18 shooting death of bat-wielding Steven Taylor by police in a California Walmart. Enjoy the show!  Sponsored by CCW Safe I’d also like to mention our sponsor, CCW Safe, a provider of legal membership services (what many …

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Cases of the Week: April 28, 2020

Hey folks, This week’s Cases of the Week, for the week ending April 24, 2020, includes the four most important and interesting appellate court decisions (case law) on use-of-force cases in the last week out of the following states: Georgia, Indiana, Montana, and a brief mention of a decision out of Arizona If your state wasn’t in that list, don’t lose interest, you can likely learn a lot from those cases even if your state is …

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BONUS: TN. v. Garner and Graham v. Connor, in Legal Context

Hey folks, Today I got an inquiry from a friend in the training community about something I’d written some time previously about a case in which a court rejected an expert witness who had been brought in to testify about the seminal US Supreme Court decision “Graham v. Connor” as a “standard” for use-of-force assessment in a criminal case. It took me a while to find, but find it I did–doing so took some effort, …

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