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The Hands Have It

June 9, 2016

The simple, but effective, hand position explained in this article is derived from a basic Taekwondo maneuver. I've also seen boxers like Joe Frazier and George Forman use this "cover-up" very effectively as cover followed by a left hook.

House Passes Federal Law Enforcement Protection Legislation

May 12, 2016
The House of Representatives passed the Federal Law Enforcement Self-Defense and Protection Act, which would ensure federal LEOs could carry their government-issued firearms and credentials during a government shutdown or furlough.

Go For The Legs

May 4, 2016

Communications and sensitivity skills training are not enough. In fact, the third and critical component of training that should be mandatory for all law enforcement officers is defensive tactics.

Gaining Compliance with Targeted Pressure

April 7, 2016

There are pressure-sensitive areas on the body that can cause pain and/or become distractors when triggered, and thus can be used when attempting to arrest an active resister or aggressive assailant.

Detroit Pastor Shoots, Kills Man Attacking Him During Church Service

October 19, 2015
Detroit police say the pastor of a storefront church shot and killed a man who tried to attack him with a brick during a service.

Self-Defense Homicide: Whose Truth are We Seeking?

November 7, 2014

Most lawyers hate surprises. Experienced trial attorneys are like producers of multi-act plays. We script out lines of inquiry, carefully order the exhibits we will use, and prepare for every foreseeable contingency. Yet far too often, those of us who represent or work with law enforcement are surprised by a critical piece of evidence that was not carefully assessed or a witness who was recently discovered that we did not plan for and had not interviewed or deposed.

Trial Brings New Scrutiny of Stand Your Ground Law

February 7, 2014
Nearly seven months after a jury acquitted George Zimmerman, whose shooting of an unarmed black teenager made him synonymous with Florida’s so-called Stand Your Ground law, the state’s latest drama involving a fatal burst of gunfire and a claim of self-defense began to play out Thursday in a Florida courtroom.

Retired Prison Guard Kills Escaped Iowa Convict Who Held Him Hostage

August 20, 2013
Long, who was armed with a semi-automatic handgun, had escaped from the Clarinda Correctional Facility early Friday morning. He allegedly shot a Taylor County deputy Sunday night and led police on a 40-minute chase.

Texas Police Enter Wrong House, Kill Armed Homeowner

July 30, 2013
Two Fort Worth Police officers who fatally shot an armed homeowner told investigators that poor lighting caused them to go to the wrong house while investigating a burglary call.

The Real Danger of the Trayvon Martin Case

July 26, 2013
We have seen this type of tragedy before and will doubtlessly see it again. It gave rise to the whole Tawana Brawley outrage; it led to the outrageous persecutions and prosecutions of Duke Lacrosse players Reade Seligmann, Collin Finnerty, and David Evans.

Video: Mo. Officer Fighting for Job After Acquittal

July 9, 2013
A fired St. Louis (Mo.) Police officer is seeking reinstatement after a judge acquitted him of charges that he assaulted a handcuffed teen by striking him with an elbow.

Calif. DA: Fatal OIS Was Self Defense

June 13, 2013
The fatal officer-involved shooting of a Vallejo man in September outside his sisters' home was a case of self-defense, the Solano County District Attorney's Office announced Wednesday.

Group Begins Arming Citizens With Shotguns In Houston

June 10, 2013
Members of a Houston-based gun-rights group began handing out shotguns and training single women living in one of the city's high-crime neighborhoods as it plans to roll out the program to other U.S. cities.

The Will To Survive

June 5, 2013
Of the components of the will to survive, none is more important than mindset. How often have we seen a man of lesser skillsets come out the survivor of some confrontation simply because he refused to go down?

Video: Road Raging N.C. Man Opens Fire

March 27, 2013
A North Carolina man is facing multiple charges and up to four years in prison if convicted in a violent road rage encounter in which he opened fire on a truckload of young men.

Activist To Hand Out Shotguns In High-Crime Areas

March 27, 2013
A Tucson, Ariz., activist said he plans to hand out free shotguns in three high-crime neighborhoods to help citizens and police deter criminal activity. A city councilman called the plan "absolute lunacy."

Wis. Sheriff: 911 No Longer Best Option

January 28, 2013
Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. urged citizens to arm themselves rather than calling 911 and waiting for a police response in a radio ad that has drawn criticism from elected leaders.

Run, Hide, Fight

September 12, 2012
The city of Houston produced this video to offer practical tips to civilians for an active-shooter incident, instructing workers to lock doors behind them, silence their cellphones, and as a last resort, do everything they possibly can to take the shooter down.

Dairy Queen Clerk Shoots, Kills Sword-Wielding Robber

August 21, 2012
Video surveillance footage has confirmed the account of the clerk of a Las Vegas Dairy Queen, who fatally shot a robbery suspect who threatened him with a samurai-type sword.

Off-Duty Fla. Cop Subdues Salesman's Accused Killer

July 30, 2012
After hearing gunshots, an off-duty Collier County (Fla.) Sheriff's sergeant left her Cape Coral home and apprehended the man charged with fatally shooting a door-to-door seafood salesman.
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