AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT…

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Among other things, regular readers here know that (A) I don’t usually host guest blogs and (B) as sort of the “resident cop” in the Backwoods Home writers’ stable, I frequently visit criminal justice...

WHAT TO SAY AFTER A SELF-DEFENSE SHOOTING

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Conventional wisdom has long held that after a self-defense shooting, the shooter should say nothing to police except, “I want a lawyer.”  The problem with that is, it’s exactly what genuine bad guys say...

KAPELSOHN ON CASTILE

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I have known Manny Kapelsohn for decades.  We have appeared together on numerous panels at national and international training seminars. We serve together on the advisory board of the Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network. ...

WARNING SHOTS?

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National Public Radio just did this story on the International Association of Chiefs of Police conditionally approving warning shots, which have long been verboten in American police work. Not mentioned in the article is...

THE SMELL OF JUSTICE IS IN THE AIR

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I heard that the prosecutor’s office in New Jersey, after some gentle guidance from the NJ State Attorney General’s Office, has decided to put Shaneen Allen into a diversion program instead of taking her...