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...

FERGUSON PART V: WHY OFFICER WILSON WAS JUSTIFIED IN SHOOTING AN “UNARMED” MAN

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Much of America, including CNN’s Attorney Sunny Hostin, can’t seem to grasp how Officer Darren Wilson could have been justified in shooting an ostensibly unarmed man.  If Ms. Hostin got through law school without...

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...

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...

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...