AB1 Case of the Week

SHOW: Examining the Michael Drejka (Handicap Spot) Interrogation

This week’s “Law of Self Defense Show” examines the police interrogation–without counsel present–of Michael Drejka, the “handicap parking spot” shooter out of Florida.   Hopefully this show identifies specific reasons why one should not engage with professional interrogators without once lawyer present (and sometimes not even then).  We also announced a 50% sale on state-specific …

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COTW: Use of Deadly Force Against Shoplifter Stealing A Hatchet

On October 3, 2018, Michael Dunn—a City Commissioner for the city of Lakeland FL—shot and killed Cristobal Lopez as Lopez was shoplifting a hatchet from Dunn’s store.  The shooting occurred as Dunn was attempting to stop Lopez from leaving the store with the hatchet. The struggle at the door, the shooting, and the rapid demise …

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SHOW: Qualified Immunity, Judge Don Willett, Q&A

Hey folks, In this episode we discussed: The legal doctrine of qualified immunity, and an excellent critical opinion on the doctrine by 5th Circuit Judge Don Willett.  50% sale on state-specific DVDs for OH, WV, OR, and TN, valid ONLY THROUGH SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21! Ohio:  http://www.lawofselfdefense.com/ohiodvd West Virginia:  http://www.lawofselfdefense.com/westvirginiadvd Oregon:  http://www.lawofselfdefense.com/oregondvd Tennessee:  http://www.lawofselfdefense.com/tennesseedvd We also …

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COTW: Will US Supreme Court Allow Cops’ Suit Against Marilyn Mosby?

The Baltimore police officers who are suing State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby for maliciously investigating and defaming them when she criminally charging them over the death of Freddie Gray while he was in police custody have appealed the 4th Circuit’s dismissal of their case to the US Supreme Court, according to the Baltimore Sun. A copy …

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COTW: Speculative Fear Inadequate to Justify Use-of-Force

This week’s case comes out of California’s Court of Appeal, in a decision filed just last Monday (People v. Gregory). It involves two particularly interesting facets of self-defense law: a speculative threat, and provocation with intent. This week we’ll address the speculative threat, and we’ll address provocation with intent next week. Late Night Party, Booze, …

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