2020-08-06@10:46:25 GMT
33 results - (0.000 seconds)

self defense:

    On Sunday, people marched in the streets of downtown Austin following a vigil for Garrett. Foster Sergio Flores / Stringer /Getty Images Daniel Perry, an active US Army sergeant fatally shot an Austin protester and says it was an act of self-defense, according to a press release from his attorney obtained by NBC affiliate KXAN. Perry's lawyer said his client fired the gun to "protect his own life," after the protester raised a weapon. But witnesses have disputed that claim and said Perry was accelerating his vehicle aggressively and inciting the violence. Perry has not been charged with any crimes. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. An active US Army sergeant identified as Daniel Perry fatally...
    The US Army sergeant who allegedly shot and killed Black Lives Matter protester Garrett Foster during a rally in Austin, Texas, is claiming he acted in self-defense and was working as a ride share driver at the time of the incident.    Sergeant Daniel Perry's lawyers have now identified him as the man who fired three shots at Foster after the BLM protester allegedly pointed his AK-47 at Perry while he drove his car into a hundred-strong crowd in Austin on the evening of July 25. Foster, 28, a former US Air Force mechanic, was shot in front of his disabled fiancée Whitney Mitchell and later died in hospital from his injuries.  Although authorities have not named the shooting suspect, Dallas-based lawyer Clint...
    Whitney Mitchell, Garrett Foster's fiancée, attends a march for Foster on July 26, 2020 in downtown Austin, Texas. Sergio Flores/Getty Images A witness to the shooting death of Garrett Foster in Austin, Texas, on Saturday told CNN that the motorist who opened fire "incited the violence." Foster, a 28-year-old Air Force veteran and caretaker for his fiancée, Whitney Mitchell, was pushing her wheelchair during a Black Lives Matter demonstration when a car drove into the crowd.  The driver wasn't trying to defend themself — he "intentionally and aggressively accelerated their vehicle into a crowd of people," James Sasinowski told CNN. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A man who watched Garrett Foster get gunned down at a...
    A man who shot a Black Lives Matter supporter in Austin this weekend was released from jail without being charged after he says he used his gun in self-defense, according to police. The unnamed suspect, who left jail less than 24 hours after his arrest, said he shot and killed Garrett Foster for allegedly aiming an AK-47-style rifle at him. The suspect reportedly told the police he was driving near a protest in Austin when he saw Foster with his wife, who was in a wheelchair. The suspect said he "shot someone who had approached the drivers window of their vehicle and pointed a rifle at them," before driving away from the protest and calling 911. Austin Police Chief Brian...
    The man who was arrested after shooting a Black Lives Matter protester in Austin, Texas, over the weekend was released from jail after claiming he fired his weapon in self-defense, according to police. Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said the department released the unnamed suspect from jail without charges because he believes he acted in self-defense after a protester, Garrett Foster, allegedly pointed an AK-47-style rifle at the man while he was in his vehicle. Police said the incident is still under investigation. Foster, a 28-year-old man, was at the protest in Austin alongside his fiancee, a quadruple amputee, when he was shot multiple times. The man who shot Foster drove away from the protest but called 911 as...
    The driver who shot dead Texas Black Lives Matter protester Garrett Foster was released within 24 hours — claiming he was defending himself after being threatened with an AK-47-style rifle, according to cops. The unidentified driver was released by homicide cops without charge Sunday pending an ongoing investigation over the deadly shooting at the previous night’s rally in Austin, police said. Garrett, 28, died from multiple gunshot wounds at the march, where friends say he had been with his quadruple-amputee fiancée, for whom he had quit the Air Force to be a full-time caregiver. The driver sped off, but called 911 and told officers during interviews that he “had shot someone who had approached the driver’s window of their vehicle...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — After a frightening encounter, she didn’t let fear shut her down. Instead, a local woman is fighting back and creating a space for other moms and daughters do the same. It may not be your typical mother-daughter day out, but some families are aiming to change that. Rachel Dayoub came up with the concept for Whispering Force after a close call at a local department store when she noticed two men following her. “I don’t know. As a woman, I didn’t want to feel like a drama queen,” Dayoub said. “So I thought, just go home. This is not a big deal. They’re just being creepy. I didn’t think danger. You have to listen to your instincts...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A man stabbed an assailant who was attacking him early Tuesday at the Sedgwick Brown Line station on the city’s Near North Side, police said. At 6:47 a.m., the 45-year-old man was entering the turnstile at hte station on Sedgwick Street just below North Avenue when another man, 46, followed him in and began physically attacking him, police said. The assailant at one point hit the victim with a cone, police said. The victim eventually stabbed the assailant in the upper chest, police said. The assailant was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition, police said. The victim was not injured. Police said the stabbing was deemed to have been in self-defense. Charges against the assailant...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A man was stabbed at the Brown Line Sedgwick stop Tuesday morning, police said.A 46-year-old man followed a 45-year-old man after he entered the station and began to physically attack him with a cone, police said.The 45-year-old stabbed the 46-year-old in the upper chest in self-defense, police said.The 46-year-old was taken to Northwestern Hospital in good condition.The 45-year-old was not injured, police said.
    By GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — A man arrested in the fatal shooting of a suburban Seattle police officer claimed he fired in self-defense to keep his car, gun and marijuana from being seized, court documents filed Wednesday said. Henry Eugene Washington, 37, did not appear in court for an initial hearing Wednesday, but he was represented by a defense attorney, the county prosecutor's office said in an email. Jail officials reported that he was medically unavailable for the hearing; further information about his condition was not immediately available. King County District Judge Joe Campagna ordered Washington held without bail for investigation of first-degree murder, first-degree assault, vehicular assault and attempting to elude. The King County prosecutor's office...
    A BLACK student charged with murder in a white teen girl's death has claimed self defense as he said she and her friends allegedly tried to run him off the road. Marcus Wilson, 21, faces a murder charge after he allegedly shot a gun at a moving truck with a car full of teens on June 14, and Haley Hutcheson, 17, died WTOC reported. 4 Marc Wilson, 21, has claimed self-defense in the incidentCredit: AP:Associated Press 4 Haley Hutcheson, 17 died after being shot in a vehicleCredit: Gun Memorial Wilson's defense attorney, Francys Johnson, claimed that when Wilson was heading home from a Georgia Taco Bell, the teens started yelling racist phrases outside the car and tried to run the...
    A black college student charged with shooting dead a 17-year-old white girl says he fired in self-defense but his lawyers argue Georgia's 'stand your ground' law isn't been applied in his case because of his race.  Marc Wilson, 21, has been jailed since mid-June on charges of felony murder and aggravated assault over the June 14 shooting death of Haley Hutcheson in Statesboro in southeast Georgia. Wilson has argued he fired his licensed handgun in self-defense after Hutcheson and her friends in a pickup truck yelled racial slurs and tried to run him and his white girlfriend off the road.  Hutcheson was struck in the head by a bullet and died hours later in hospital.   The defense team representing Wilson, who is the...
    Marc Wilson, a 21-year-old college student from Georgia, says he fired a gun into a pickup full of people because he feared for his life. According to Wilson and other witnesses, the people in the truck, including the 17-year-old girl who was struck and killed by one of the bullets fired from Wilson's gun, were leaning out of the truck, taunting him and trying to run his car off the road. Now, he says the district attorney is prosecuting him because of his race. Wilson's father is a black fire chief in the area. His mother is white. The incident took place in June. What are the details? Through his attorney, Wilson said he and his...
    Malcolm X once observed: “I don’t even call it violence when it’s in self-defense; I call it intelligence.” A St. Louis couple — Mark and Patricia McCloskey — recently chose to arm themselves for self-defense after a mob entered their property and allegedly threatened their lives. They insist they were acting justifiably and … yes … intelligently. They were also acting lawfully — as long as they were in fear and reasonably believed that the force of weapons they displayed was necessary to defend themselves from an imminent threat of harm. That is the law. MISSOURI MAN WHO GUARDED HOME WITH RIFLE REVEALS THAT 'RUMOR IS' HE AND WIFE WILL BE 'INDICTED SHORTLY As a logical extension of the Second...
    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A camper in Colorado shot and killed a bear after the animal charged the man and his dog at a camping area, authorities said. Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Jason Clay said the man was camping outside of Nederland, 17 miles (27 kilometers) from Boulder, when he heard his dog barking early Monday, the Daily Camera reported Thursday. The man said when he left his camper, he saw a bear chasing his dog. After the man called for his dog, the bear started charging at both of them. Clay said the man then shot the bear, a male weighing about 260 pounds (118 kilograms). While it is illegal to shoot a bear to protect a pet,...
    GENEVA - A U.S. drone strike that killed Iran’s top general, Qassem Soleimani, at Baghdad International Airport in January is a violation under international law, according to U.N. report Thursday. Investigator Agnes Callamard said more than 100 nations have an active military drone inventory and about a dozen allegedly have deployed armed drones for the use of force, such as targeted killings.   The uncontrolled proliferation of armed drones poses a threat to international peace, she added, and the U.S. killing of Soleimani has elevated the dangers. She noted the U.S. carried out its attack without first obtaining Iraq’s consent, thereby violating Iraq’s territorial integrity.  FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2016, photo released by the office of...
    GoFundMe/Francys Johnson Marc Wilson is charged with the murder of Haley Hutcheson, 17. His attorney says it was self-defense against a racist attack. Marc Wilson is a 21-year-old biracial man accused of shooting and killing a 17-year-old girl in Georgia in what his attorney is calling self-defense against a “truckload of angry white men.” Wilson claims to have been driving home with his girlfriend from Taco Bell when another vehicle came upon them, with a group of men inside yelling racial slurs, and then tried to run them off the road, local NBC affiliate WSAV reported. Wilson’s attorney, Francys Johnson, claims Johnson fired on the vehicle to protect him and his girlfriend from a “Black man’s worst nightmare,”...
    A top United Nations investigator slammed the Trump administration for killing the Iranian terrorist leader Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani in January, calling the action “unlawful.” Agnes Callamard, the U.N.’s special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, stated in her report, which was to be submitted to the to the Human Rights Council on Thursday, “To the extent that evidence points to the U.S. and Iranian strikes being retaliations or reprisals, each would be unlawful.” The report also said that the attack on Soleimani violated the territorial integrity of Iraq. State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus asserted, “It takes a special kind of intellectual dishonesty to issue a report condemning the United States for acting in self-defense while whitewashing General Soleimani’s...
    (CNN)The legal team for a biracial man charged with felony murder in the shooting death of a 17-year old in Statesboro, Georgia, last month claims their client was defending himself against an angry group of White people. Marcus "Marc" Wilson, who is biracial, was in Statesboro visiting his girlfriend, who is White. The two were driving on their way home from Taco Bell around 12:30 a.m. ET on June 14 when they claim they were harassed by a group of White men in a truck yelling racial slurs at them, according to Wilson's lawyers. The group in the truck yelled "your lives don't matter," called Wilson "N***er," and his girlfriend a "N***er lover," attorney Francys Johnson said in a press...
    Miami-Dade Corrections & Rehabilitation Nachum Gross Nachum Gross, 72, is the south Florida man accused of aggravated battery after police said he pushed another man, identified as Gerald Steiglitz, 86, out of a condo elevator. Gross’ attorney has said his client was protecting himself and his wife against the coronavirus. The condominium currently allows only two people on elevators at a time in an attempt to stop the spread of the virus. Steiglitz stumbled into a table and bruised his thigh, according to a police report obtained by CBS Miami. Inmate records show Gross turned himself in to Miami Beach police on June 2 after the charge was announced. He posted a $5,000 bond and was...
    OAKLAND — The murder conviction of a man who admitted to shooting his neighbor in the head in 2014, was overturned by an appeals court because of a technical error. Shawn Martin was convicted in April 2017 of the second-degree murder of his 21-year-old neighbor Melissa Martinez outside their residences on Acalanes Drive in Oakland the night of April 23, 2014. Martin claimed Martinez was digging in her car for her own gun and he shot her in self-defense. But the prosecution at the time said the claim was bogus. He was sentenced to 40 years to life in prison. But an appeals court found Thursday that the judge, when answering the jury’s question, failed to clarify or correct the prosecutor’s...
    A 27-year-old Brick Township woman admitted stabbing her fiancé in the chest last year and then driving him to the hospital before he died, authorities said. Ciara Williams pleaded guilty to reckless manslaughter on Thursday, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer said, adding that it was done out of self-defense. Williams' original murder and weapons charges were dropped in exchange for her guilty plea, authorities said. Her fiancé, 35-year-old Dennis Powers, also of Brick, died on Sept. 29, 2019, with a stab wound, Billhimer said. Williams entered a guilty plea before Superior Court Judge Rochelle  At her Sept. 4 sentencing, prosecutors will seek a term of five years in state prison, Billhimer said. Last September, Brick Township Police were called to Ocean Medical Center in Brick...
    A 27-year-old Brick Township woman admitted to stabbing her fiancé in the chest last year and then driving him to the hospital, where he later died of his wound, authorities said. Ciara Williams pleaded guilty to reckless manslaughter on Thursday, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer said, adding it was done out of self-defense. Her fiancé, 35-year-old Dennis Powers, also of Brick, died on Sept. 29, 2019, with a stab wound, Billhimer said. Williams entered a guilty plea before Superior Court Judge Rochelle  At her Sept. 4 sentencing, prosecutors will seek a term of five years in state prison, Billhimer said. Last September, Brick Township Police were called to Ocean Medical Center in Brick about a man with an apparent stab wound to his chest. Police later...
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – An investigation has cleared an off-duty Colorado Springs police officer in a deadly shooting, saying he acted in self-defense. The officer shot and killed Desmond Hayes, 28, on Feb. 27. The officer was sitting at a Carl’s Jr. drive thru at 3:45 a.m., when Hayes got into the unmarked patrol car. Hayes reportedly told the officer he had a gun. Other officers were investigating a robbery at a neighboring convenience and quickly responded. The investigation revealed Hayes was the suspect in that robbery. Hayes had also pleaded guilty to sexual assault charges just 10 days earlier. The El Paso County District Attorney’s office cleared the officer saying Hayes was committing attempted second-degree kidnapping at the...
    A day after cameras caught him and his wife waving guns at peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters walking near their gaudy $1.15 million mansion, Mark McCloskey went on local news and dropped the analogy of the year. “I really thought it was storming the Bastille,” said McCloskey, who like his wife Patricia is a lawyer. “I was terrified that we’d be murdered within seconds. Our house would be burned down, our pets would be killed.”  In fact, the protesters were headed to city hall to rally against Mayor Lyda Krewson, who had recently released the personal information of people who had sent letters calling for the local police to be defunded. But that doesn’t really matter, as far as the...
    Forget about wearing a mask; what we really need to wear in this new version of America is a bulletproof vest or body armor. As our country burns and life, liberty, and property are gravely threatened in America's cities, Republican Sen. Tim Scott is focusing on renaming our military bases. Republican Sens. James Lankford and Ron Johnson are focusing on abolishing Columbus Day. Rather than deter and punish the violent anarchist mobs, they are taking their marching orders straight from the mobs. Who said violence is not the answer? Who ever said crime doesn't pay? I've been tracking the dangerous trend of motorists and truck drivers being attacked by mobs blocking the roads and even highways. One would think...
    Buck Sexton argued on Wednesday that the St. Louis couple was justified in brandishing guns in the front yard of their home while protesters approached their property. “Some of these protests have devolved, many of them have devolved into violence, looting, and arson and all of these protests, as a result of that, can carry some degree of a legitimate concern for people when they see them on private property breaking into or near to a private home in this way because we’ve all seen the images of the burning buildings, we’ve all seen what happened in these circumstances,” the host of "The Buck Sexton Show" told “America’s Newsroom.” READ MORE: WHAT IS MISSOURI'S CASTLE DOCTRINE? The St. Louis couple caught on video brandishing guns in...
    The first of the four officers to indicate how he intends to plea in the killing of George Floyd will plead not guilty to all charges, DailyMail.com can reveal.  J Alexander Kueng stated his intentions in a court filing seen by DailyMail.com.  The papers filed by attorney Thomas Plunkett state that the ex-cop intends to plead not guilty and use the defenses of self defense, justifiable force and authorized use of force. It was filed just a few hours after he and his fellow defendants officers appeared in Hennepin County District Court for a pretrial hearing.     J Alexander Kueng stated his intentions to plead not guilty and use the defenses of self defense, justifiable force and authorized use of force ...
    A maskless California “Karen” who went viral over the weekend for her outburst at a Trader Joe’s in North Hollywood says that she acted like any “normal human being” would if harassed by a man, saying she “started yelling in self defense.” The woman, who called her perceived tormenters “Democratic pigs,” also said that she had “no political agenda.” The woman asked not to be identified by name but appeared on camera for an interview with KABC. She claimed that a man harassed her and cursed at her, so she responded by yelling in self defense. “Right away he started using obscenities at me, saying ‘f you,'” she said. “I did what any normal human being, a woman, would...
    Law enforcement in Virginia apologized to a black Christian pastor who was arrested after calling 911, and pulling his legal firearm against a group of white people who now face hate crime and assault charges. Shenandoah County Sheriff Timothy Carter announced Friday that prosecutors dropped a charge of brandishing a licensed handgun in self-defense against Pastor Leon McCray Sr. He also said five people accused of threatening to kill the pastor after trying to dump a refrigerator on his Woodstock property were being charged. IDAHO CHURCH TO REMOVE ROBERT E. LEE STAINED-GLASS IMAGE, REPENTS FOR ‘WHITE SUPREMACY’ McCray, a retired Air Force veteran, described the events leading to his arrest in a June 7 sermon titled "For such a time as this" at Lighthouse Church & Marketplace Ministries International. Pastor Leon K....
    Chicago's far-left Democratic Mayor Lori Lightfoot was asked earlier this week for her reaction to residents "taking matters into their own hands" in order to "protect their communities" amid the rioting over George Floyd's death. What did she say? "Obviously we're aware of the fact that Illinois is a concealed carry state, and that many people have weapons at their disposal in their homes and their businesses," Lightfoot responded. "Do not take matters into your own hands. Call the police." She added that "tragedy" happens when people pick up guns as if they were police officers — and oddly cited the Ahmaud Arbery killing in Georgia, which had nothing to with self-defense against attackers and rioters....
    Mississippi prosecutors announced last week that manslaughter charges against a white former police officer in the 2015 deadly shooting of a black man have been dropped, concluding that he had acted in self-defense. Canyon Boykin pleaded not guilty in 2016 after being indicted in the death of Ricky Ball. The killing sparked protests in 2015 in Columbus, a mostly black city of 23,000 in northeastern Mississippi. In a brief statement Thursday, Republican Attorney General Lynn Fitch said her office reviewed the case and determined Boykin acted in self-defense. A file image of former police officer Canyon Boykin, center, being led from the Lowndes County Courthouse in handcuffs while people applauded in Columbus, Miss.  (The Commercial Dispatch via...