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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