IMPLOSION: Police Testify Trayvon’s Father Originally Denied Son Was Screaming

Hey folks, I just sent live, up at Legal Insurrection, my end of day-wrap of today’s trial events: Implosion: Police Testify Trayvon’s Father Originally Denied Son Was Screaming As the title suggests, the single most important event of today’s testimony was the utter implosion of the State’s “scream” narrative into which they had invested the last remaining splinters of their theory of the case. Also important were some evidentiary rulings at day’s end, including Judge …

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Zimmerman Trial Day 10: Live Video, Analysis of State’s Case & Witnesses

I trust that everyone had a safe and satisfying extended (for some of you) 4th of July weekend. Today we will again be covering the Zimmerman Trial live, all day, with streaming video. Continuing commentary will be posted in the Twitter feed of selected contributors below the first video feed, and breaking news will be added at the bottom of this post. NOW LIVE: You can access this live coverage over at Legal Insurrection by …

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Zimmerman Trial Day 10–Mid-day –Vietnam Combat Medic Identifies Zimmerman as Screamer

Hey folks, I just posted up a mid-day wrap-up of the morning’s testimony, including video of the testimony, here: Zimmerman Trial Day 10–Mid-day –Vietnam Combat Medic Identifies Zimmerman as Screamer Don’t forget to come back to where we are covering the afternoon’s testimony live by clicking here: NOW LIVE: Zimmerman Trial Day 10: Live Video, Analysis of State’s Case & Witnesses P.S. We’ve decided to run a 20% discount on the just releases “The Law …

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Why Zimmerman’s Motion for Acquittal Should Have Been Granted

Hey folks, I just sent live, up at Legal Insurrection, my weekend Zimmerman post, entitled: Why Zimmerman’s Motion for Acquittal Should Have Been Granted It’s a fairly lengthy exposition of the case made by Mark O’Mara for why Florida v. Zimmerman is a text-book example of a case in desperate need for a judgment of acquittal.  O’Mara’s arguments were well-founded and supported by extensive case law (all of which I’ve hyperlinked to the full-length decisions …

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Zimmerman Trial: See the Defense’s Witness List

The defense team of Mark O’Mara and Don West have, as required by law, provided the Court and the State with a list of the witnesses they anticipated they MIGHT call to testify as they present their case to the jury. Note that they could, in theory, call all or none of these witnesses. Any witnesses that they MIGHT call, however, need to be on this list so that the State is aware of them …

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“The Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition”: TABLE OF CONTENTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS Below you will find the TABLE OF CONTENTS to the Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition. We have also made available the entirety of the INTRODUCTION of the Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition here.               INTRODUCTION CHAPTER 1 – CRIMINAL LAW: WHAT TO EXPECT STANDARDS OF PROOF BURDENS OF PROOF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE “PIPELINE” THE CRIME CHARGED WRAP-UP   CHAPTER 2 – PRINCIPLE 1:  INNOCENCE …

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The Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition: INTRODUCTION

Below you will find the INTRODUCTION to the Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition. We have also made available the entirety of the TABLE OF CONTENTS of the Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition here. INTRODUCTION Consider this: There were 5.8 million murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, and sexual assaults in the US in 2011. There were another 17.1 million burglaries and thefts. That’s a crime of these types for every 13.5 people. In one year …

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First Print Copies of “The Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition” Arrive!

Hey folks, Well, it’s been a long time coming, but I finally received my first official print copy of “The Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition,” in my eagerly awaiting hands. Shipping to all our pre-order customers is taking place as I type this, and those books will start arriving in mailboxes this week. Today also marks the end of the pre-order period, so no more 30% discount–if you waited until this long to order …

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Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition–Mentioned in Chicago Tribune, Washington Post

Hey folks, Just thought I’d share the news that the Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition has gotten some sweet, sweet media coverage the last few days. First was a mention in the Chicago Tribune, July 3, accessible by clicking here or the image below.  You’ll need to scroll down to item #15 in his column of “top #20 things” Next up is a piece today in the Washington Post that quotes me at length …

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Zimmerman Trial Day 9 — Families Feud Over Scream Identification

Today began with the expectation that it would the the day on which the State rested it’s case. That proved true, and it was. It was also among the most bizarre and disturbing days of a lengthy trial full to the brim with bizarre and disturbing days. The first State witness of the day was, as anticipated Sabryna Fulton, followed by her son Jaharvis Fulton, both of whom testified that the screams on the Jenna …

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