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Self Defense

Bernie Goetz "The Subway Gunman" 30 Years Later

Richard Feldman | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics
Richard Feldman

Thirty years ago today the inviolate right to self-defense and the battle over firearm civil liberties were joined in one of the unlikeliest of battle zones -- New York City.

Stupid Questions - Ferguson Decision

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 12.01.2014 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

If a cop works for a locality and the DA is responsible for the quality of the cop's work, how can one prosecute a subordinate without prosecuting yourself?

Prosecutor Manipulates Grand Jury Process to Shield Officer

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 11.29.2014 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

Because of the great social implications of cases involving police shootings of people of color, the presumption in these cases should be that prosecutors utilize the public preliminary hearing process instead of the secret grand jury proceeding.

Self-defense Claim Remains Big Hurdle For Feds In Brown Killing

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

Even if the federal government declines to prosecute Wilson, it is highly probable that the Justice Department under a 1994 federal law will take the Ferguson police department to federal court itself. Once there, upon a showing of a pattern of civil rights violations, they can force reforms under consent decrees with federal monitors.

Bullies, Thieves and Boundaries: A Letter To My Daughter

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 12.13.2014 | Parents
Kathleen Buckstaff

I want you to always remember the girl with braces and braids who stood up for herself. You are worth protecting.

Bolster Your Belongings on TV and This Is What Happens

Robert Siciliano | Posted 11.26.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

How did a burglar know that Theresa Roemer had a 3,000 square foot, three-level closet that was crammed full of very pricey items including jewels and furs?

Guns and the Southern Freedom Struggle: What's Missing When We Teach About Nonviolence

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 11.23.2014 | Education
The Zinn Education Project

Pieces of history that could help us think more clearly about today's movements for social change are often ignored or distorted in popular media or commercial textbooks. This is especially true in the treatment of "nonviolent" resistance in the Civil Rights Movement.

Domestic Violence, Deadly Force and Professional Sports

Avital Zeisler | Posted 11.10.2014 | Impact
Avital Zeisler

Even a little while ago, the Ravens website had posted a comment attributed to Janay Rice that she was basically sorry for her part in the altercation between the two of them. This may indeed be true, as the longer-length footage shows them trading insults and Janay apparently spitting on Ray. I can only ask: So?

Does an Employee's Right of Self-Defense Override an Employer's Workplace Rules?

Brad Reid | Posted 11.05.2014 | Business
Brad Reid

Wal-Mart employees allegedly violated company rules prohibiting them from approaching a criminal suspect possessing a weapon and also requiring the em...

A Future That Values Everyone

Robert Koehler | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics
Robert Koehler

"I think if we had a gun we would have been shot immediately." This is as good a place to start as any, at the logical limits of violent self-defense. The speaker is Andres Gutierrez of Nonviolent Peaceforce, a nonprofit organization that has engaged in peacekeeping work in troubled regions of the world for the last decade.

Self-Defense Breeds Confidence, Strength for Instructor and Students With Disabilities

Rob J. Quinn | Posted 10.25.2014 | Impact
Rob J. Quinn

Adaptive self-defense is simply modifying typical movements to what an individual with a physical disability can do. Besides the traditional moves, students are taught to use their wheelchairs and crutches as defense mechanisms to escape.

6 Close Quarter Protection Tactics For Women

Avital Zeisler | Posted 10.11.2014 | Women
Avital Zeisler

As I often get asked to share my thoughts and opinions on violence prevention and self-defense, I want to share with you some basic safety tips that can help you prevent being targeted for violence.

Heart-Breaking Truths About Gaza and Israel

Rabbi Joseph Meszler | Posted 09.24.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Joseph Meszler

As I sit in my comfortable home in Massachusetts, rockets are being fired from Gaza at my nephew in Israel. He is the son of an Israeli, an almost-flu...

Kiddie Burglary Ring Busted With 10-year-olds

Robert Siciliano | Posted 09.16.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Kids can be so cruel -- at least when they kick in the doors of homes and rob people. At least three thieves were arrested for suspected involvement in a series of Southeast Austin burglaries.

How to protect your Home from Zombies

Robert Siciliano | Posted 09.02.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

There’s all sorts of threats out there—including zombies—just waiting to get you. Today’s zombies look like the ones on TV and...

Convict heads back to Jail for Burglary

Robert Siciliano | Posted 08.26.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Criminals do what they do because that’s their nature. Once bad, there’s hardly a chance they can be good. Jeffrey L. Patton, 43, said, &...

7 Survival Tips for Parents of College Kids

Barbara Dehn | Posted 08.25.2014 | Parents
Barbara Dehn

If you haven't already, now's the time to help your child start to learn how to budget and manage their money. It doesn't matter how much or how little you have; teaching them how to live within their means is an invaluable skill.

Stolen Business Debit Cards at Greater Risk

Robert Siciliano | Posted 08.24.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

A debit card from your business, in the virtual hands of a thief, spells a mountain of trouble. The thief can generate a duplicate of your business debit card, then splurge. A “cloned” card can be swiped in a card reader, appearing legitimate.

Miss USA Stands By 'Self Defense' As A Way To Prevent Sexual Assault

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 06.12.2014 | Women

Nia Sanchez may have taken the coveted Miss USA crown, but she seems to have alienated feminists in the process. Many felt that the 24-year-old's p...

Open Carry Makes It Easier for Criminals

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 08.10.2014 | Crime
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Criminals (and the mentally disturbed) must be popping champagne corks everywhere knowing that they can now go almost anywhere with weapon in hand, mix with the crowd until the time is right and then use it either to rob or shoot somebody.

Sorry, Miss USA: Self-Defense Is Not The Solution To Sexual Assault

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.11.2014 | Women

Newly-crowned Miss USA Nia Sanchez's assertion that women should "learn to protect themselves" in order to prevent sexual assault may promote empowerm...

It's Not Easy

Theresa Byrne | Posted 08.03.2014 | Women
Theresa Byrne

I needed to create a trail on this guy. Just in case he did it to someone else, the police would have a record of it. And maybe the next target would be helped. Could be helped. Because they've done it before, and will do it again.

Stupid Criminal of the Week Stages Fake Burglary

Robert Siciliano | Posted 07.30.2014 | Weird News
Robert Siciliano

Mondays are the pits for many people, because this day starts their work week. Dwayne Yeager was no exception; so badly did he want to avoid going in to the job on Monday, that he did something really dumb to get out of it.

Home Invasion Ends in Death

Robert Siciliano | Posted 07.22.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Can something like this be prevented? Most likely, even though we don’t have the details.

Walking While Fat and Female

Courtney Meaker | Posted 07.12.2014 | Women
Courtney Meaker

Being a woman (cis, trans or otherwise) means that you grow accustomed to men and sometimes women commenting about your body on a regular basis without provocation.