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Lawful Police Commands and the Use of Deadly Force

Lawful Police Commands and the Use of Deadly Force

Recently, several men mostly and mostly black men, including Michael Brown, Freddie Gray, Terence Crutcher, and Keith Scott, have died under controversial circumstances when confronting the police when arrested, approached, or detained. In most jurisdictions, the use of deadly force is justified only under conditions of extreme necessity as a last resort, when all lesser…

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Lethal Force: Can it Be Used In Defense Of Property?

The question of whether lethal force can be used to defend one's (or someone else's) property is both philosophical and legal. Some ponder if it's morally right to do so and then there are legal ramifications. Use of force laws vary by state and so does how police, prosecuting attorneys and judges interpret those statutes.…

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Attack By A Dangerous Dog and the Use of Deadly Force

Attack By A Dangerous Dog and the Use of Deadly Force

So you are taking a casual walk by yourself near your home in your friendly neighborhood and suddenly an apparently vicious German Shephard dog leaves its fenced property and is aggressively running toward you growling and showing its teeth. The owner is not around and there are several kids playing nearby. You have your Florida Concealed…

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Why He’s Facing Up to 10 Years in Prison

Why He’s Facing Up to 10 Years in Prison

This past week, several people forwarded me the story about the Washington state man who is facing up to 10 years in prison for shooting a thief who was stealing his car. In case you didn’t see the story, here’s a quick recap… One morning, a gentleman starts his car in his driveway because he’s…

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Should He Have Shot this Homeless Man?

Should He Have Shot this Homeless Man?

A close friend of mine is a police officer who recently took a second job as a security guard to earn extra money. He works for a large department store and last week was his very first day on the job. After his first shift he called me and said, “you’re never going to believe…

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