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    Law enforcement arrived at the home and found an unresponsive, deceased adult male near the entryway, authorities said. The husband suffered minimal physical injuries, including scrapes and scratches, during his fight with Santana "trying to defend his home," the sheriff's office said. Investigators have made no arrests, authorities said, adding that preliminary findings indicate the incident was "strictly self-defense" and that the homeowners are fully cooperating with detectives. History of alcohol abuse Santana had a "history of alcohol substance abuse, wherein he would regularly show-up unannounced trying to find friends and acquaintances of his in the same neighborhood," authorities said, citing interviews with those familiar with Santana. Authorities also said Santana was not armed at the time of the shooting. Anything else? There were no children in the house, Schwartz also told the Bee, which reported that there's no indication the couple had any previous contact with Santana. Police in Patterson investigate deadly self-defense shooting youtu.be
    OAKLAND — Two years after he was arrested and charged with murder, an Antioch man has accepted a three-year prison term as part of a plea deal with Alameda County prosecutors, court records show. Michael Sanders, 21, pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of 22-year-old Sergio Martinez, of Oakland. Prosecutors dropped murder charges against Sanders in exchange for his plea. The charges stemmed from an Aug. 28, 2020, shooting in the 8600 block of Holly Street in Oakland. During Sanders’ April 2021 preliminary hearing, authorities testified that everyone involved in the shooting was a suspected gang member and that Martinez and another man had driven by Sanders and two of his friends twice. The first time, a shot rang out from their Acura. The second time, they came close to striking the group with the vehicle. As the Acura was driving away after the second go-round, Sanders and others allegedly fired upwards of 20 shots, fatally striking Martinez. At the preliminary hearing, Sanders’ attorney argued the shooting was self-defense, stating that Martinez was high on cocaine...
    A Florida man allegedly shot his ex-wife and her son in front of his two young children during an argument over the electric bill in the home the divorced couple shared. Michael D. Williams, 47, of Deland - near Orlando - was arrested on September 18 by the Volusia Sherriff's Office after he called 911 and admitted shooting her ex-wife Marsha Ebanks-Williams, 48, and her son Robert Adams, 28.  'Yes, I shot him and his mother,' Williams told the dispatcher, according to the 911 recording, obtained by WESH. 'I had my weapon on me and while they were attacking me, I basically, I had to, basically. I shot them.'  The Sheriff's Office questioned his narrative that he was punched in the face and kicked by the mother and son, citing his mugshot photo showing no visible signs of injuries.  'He claims he was violently attacked by these two, now, I don't see anything on this guy,' Chief Deputy Brian Henderson said at a press conference. 'This does not look like a violent attack that warrants being shot multiple times.'  Williams - who...
    Music manager Chaka Zulu, known for managing rapper Ludacris, was charged with murder Saturday following a shooting in June. Zulu, whose birth name is Ahmed Obafemi, walked into Fulton County Jail to turn himself in Tuesday, according to the Atlanta Police Department. He was arrested the same day and charged with murder, aggravated assault, possession of a weapon during certain crimes, and simple battery. The 52-year-old was released after paying his bond of $200,000, according to jail records. R. KELLY CONVICTED ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES FILE - Record producer Chaka Zulu looks through material, created by his artists, to post to YouTube on Sept. 2, 2008, in Atlanta. Zulu, who manages rap star and actor Ludacris, was injured in a parking lot shooting in an upscale neighborhood north of downtown Atlanta on Sunday night, June 26, 2022. A man was killed and another man was also injured in the incident. (AP Photo/John Amis, File) John Amis/AP Police reported that three men, including Zulu, were shot on June 26 during an altercation outside a...
    MARTINEZ — Months after Oakley police publicly announced that it was so obvious a 74-year-old woman shot and killed her estranged boyfriend in self-defense that she wasn’t even arrested, Contra Costa prosecutors have charged her with murder. Judith Goodner, of Oakley, was charged Sept. 13 with murdering 52-year-old Ruben Ortiz Jr., of Stockton, in the May 5 shooting. Goodner was arrested the following day and booked in the county jail in lieu of $1 million bail, where she remains. Her arraignment has been set for Sept. 22. Authorities say that new evidence, including surveillance video depicting the shooting, disputes the initial findings that Goodner killed Ortiz to prevent him from assaulting her. Goodner allegedly shot and killed Ortiz outside of her home on the 200 block of West Cypress Road in Oakley. At the time, police said Goodner had taken a restraining order out against Ortiz and that the investigation found no criminality on her part. “There is a history of physical violence between them,” police said in a statement issued days after the May shooting. “Another act of physical...
    A SELF-DEFENSE expert has revealed the best first action to take if you are being followed on your jog after the brutal murder of Eliza Fletcher. Fletcher, 34, got abducted and murdered allegedly by ex-con Cleotha Abston during her routine morning run on Friday in Memphis, leaving her family heartbroken and others fearful of the same fate. 2Tsahi Shemesh, the founder of Krav Maga Experts, (pictured) has given safety advice when running or walking aloneCredit: Kravmagaexperts.com 2Eliza Fletcher, 34, (pictured) was kidnapped and murdered while on a morning jogCredit: Collect Just two days later, another woman was jogging in Orange County, Florida when she was allegedly attacked by Israel Pagan, 19, who has since been charged. Speaking exclusively to The U.S. Sun, self-defense expert Tsahi Shemeshto revealed the preventative steps to take and what to do during an attack. Shemesh, the founder of Krav Maga Experts, pointed out that awareness is key when you are running or walking alone. Read more on Eliza FletcherSHOCK SLAYINGS Inside horror trend of women killed while out running after heiress...
    A LAWYER has revealed the defense she uses if people get accused of shoplifting after using the self-checkout - but there's a catch. Amanda Bynum represented a woman who faced allegations of theft while at a grocery store after scanning her own items. 2A lawyer revealed the defense she used to get her client off a shoplifting chargeCredit: TikTok/attorneyamandabynum In a video on TikTok, Amanda responded to a man who said: "Hey Walmart, don't get p***ed at me if I forget to scan something at the checkout." The defence lawyer went on to tell her followers that she'd worked on a similar case and won. She said: "I represented a woman that was buying a bunch of groceries a couple a couple of weeks before Christmas during the pandemic of 2020. "She accidentally did not scan three of the items in her cart when there was a ton of things she was buying and she was charged with shoplifting." READ MORE U.S NEWSWATCH OUT! Former Walmart employee says workers pause self-checkout kiosks to prevent theftPOOF...
    An altercation in Stafford forced an auto shop employee to shoot a man in self defense, police said. On August 30, at around 11:45 a.m., an officer, who was driving near Tires and Wheels Unlimited on Warrenton Road, saw a man bleeding from his abdomen coming toward her, according to the Stafford County Sheriff's Office.  Timothy Greenage, 33, told the officer that an employee of the auto shop had shot him, but there was more to the story, officials said. Law enforcement's investigation revealed that Greenage threatened the auto shop over the phone because the business supposedly over-charged Greengage's niece, authorities said. Once Greenage arrived at the business, a fight ensued and Greenage pushed an employee to the ground before pulling out his own firearm, police said. The employee shot Greenage in his abdomen, to protect himself, and luckily, no one was hurt when Greenage fired his gun back, officials said. Due to witness testimonies that Greenage incited the incident, he was charged with reckless handling of a firearm and assault and battery, after he was treated for his injuries, police reported....
    Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin released a statement to the American military marking one year since the Afghanistan withdrawal Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said the United States' 'work is not done' in Afghanistan and defended the 20-year occupation as a 'necessary war of self-defense' on Tuesday. In a statement marking one year since the last American soldier left Kabul, Austin commended the 'noble service' of the military and the 2,461 troops who died while in Afghanistan since 2001. He also called on Americans to 'keep having' discussions 'about the costs of the war and what their sacrifices meant' even as Republicans accuse the Biden administration of trying to bury the chaotic withdrawal effort that marked the end of it. As the midterm elections draw near, GOP lawmakers have vowed to further investigation the withdrawal if they win the Congressional majority next year - as well as what led to the Taliban toppling Afghanistan's democratically-elected government within a matter of weeks. 'The United States went to Afghanistan in 2001 to wage a necessary war of self-defense. On September 11, 2001, al-Qaeda terrorists...
    A former police officer who taught women’s self-defense classes has been convicted by a jury of sexually assaulting two former tenants in his Arvada home. The Jefferson County jury on Friday returned guilty verdicts on three counts of unlawful sexual contact, a misdemeanor, against Wayne Darrell Nelson, 69. Those counts were related to his interactions with two women, according to a news release issued Monday by the Jefferson County district attorney’s office. He was acquitted of assaulting a third woman, the office said. All three women rented rooms in Nelson’s home between April 2018 and December 2020, according to the original charges against him. The district attorney’s office said the former tenants told detectives they were scared to report Nelson’s actions because he was a retired law enforcement officer. Related Articles Crime and Public Safety | Northern California woman sentenced for sex-trafficking teen girls Crime and Public Safety | San Diego State defends handling of Matt Araiza gang-rape allegation inquiry Crime and Public Safety | Law firm sues Ghislaine Maxwell over $878,000 legal bill in...
    An 80-year-old woman told police her 65-year-old daughter from South Jersey beat her with a broomstick three days before she died of her injuries in the attack, NJ Advance Media reports. The alleged assailant's defense attorney, though, says she was acting in self-defense. Florence Dicriscio told officers arriving at the Woodmont Circle in Washington Township on Aug. 6 that Loretta A. Barr struck her in the head with a broom and beat her up, then locked her out of the apartment, NJ.com says. Barr's attorney, Mark Bernstein, said Dicriscio suffered Alzheimer's and dementia, and often had violent outbursts toward her daughter, her sole caregiver. Bernstein said Barr's mom scratched her face in an attack and then fell, banging her head on the floor. There was no mention of a broomstick. The Philadelphia Medical Examiner ruled Dicriscio's death a homicide due to blunt force trauma to her head and body. Barr was initially charged with assault but that was upgraded to manslaughter, when her mom died on Aug. 9. Click here for more from NJ Advance Media.
    The Statesboro Police Department has had two reports of stabbing incidents this week, one on Johnson Street and the other Mikell Street. Both cases have now been cleared by officers and detectives. Teanda Brinkley has been charged in the first incident with aggravated assault and criminal trespass. The second incident was determined to be self defense. From SPD: The first occurred on 8/17/22 at 6:50 a.m. when patrol officers responded to the 300 block of Johnson Street for a male found with multiple stab wounds at that location. The male was able to direct officers to another vacant residence on Johnson Street where he said the assault occurred. He was then transported to East Georgia Regional Medical Center for treatment and later released. Officers and detectives found evidence of the stabbing inside of the residence pointed out by the victim. After subsequent investigation, detectives charged Teanda Brinkley (45, Baldwin Street, Statesboro) with 1 count of Aggravated Assault and 1 count of Criminal Trespass. He was also wanted on an...
    Owen was yelling and banging on the front door of the home and trying to make entry inside. The home was occupied by a man and his parents. The homeowner's father — described in the press release as "older" — was trying to close the door after Owen had gotten it partly open. The homeowner son then shot through the front door with a rifle five times, killing Owen, the press release said. The autopsy revealed that Owen was hit by gunfire multiple times and that marijuana and an extremely high level of methamphetamine were in his system, the press release added. The grand jury reviewed a presentation by Lenoir City Police Department detectives Lynnette Ladd and Jon Yates and agreed with the District Attorney General Johnson's decision not to bring criminal charges against the homeowner who fatally shot Owen based on the "stand your ground" statute and that it was a case of self-defense. According to WATE-TV, the state's “stand your ground” statute guarantees one's right to use force for self-defense if there is a reasonable belief...
    An affidavit for arrest warrant posted by Law&Crime indicates that Black said she stabbed her roommate in self-defense, but that video footage "refutes Ms. Black's claim of self-defense." Animal Abuse Arrest - Erica Black www.youtube.com People commenting on the Brevard County Sheriff Facebook page praised Ivey and expressed contempt for Black. "OMG, that made me cry without the video, what a great sheriff we have here! Hope she rots in jail," one person commented. "Wow!! She is sick. Thank you Sheriff Ivey. I hope she does rot in jail," another person wrote. "God bless you and what you do for these innocent fur babies!! We need more officers like you!" another person declared.
    But Grove told the station the knife-wielding man barely reacted after getting shot. “I’m like, ‘Oh my goodness, this did not work on this man, he's still coming, he has a knife in his hand, I’m about to get gutted out here,'" Grove noted to WXIX. Birk told the station Roberts ran from the scene after being shot and was soon taken to Atrium Medical Center after police found him. Grove noted to WXIX he was afraid for his life and just wanted to see his family again: “I had to fend for my life at that moment, because that guy was attacking me with a knife. He came at me with a knife. If I didn’t have my firearm, I wouldn't be here today. I know that for a fact. I would not be here today. My family would be planning my funeral.” Birk also said officers were investigating the shooting to determine whether it was done in self-defense when Roberts walked out of the hospital, the station reported. “Him walking away from the hospital kind of...
    The lawyer for an OnlyFans model charged with murdering her boyfriend has condemned prosecutors for releasing footage of her attacking him - and insisted that he was 'the abuser'. Courtney Clenney, 26, was detained on Wednesday at a rehab center in Laupahoehoe, on Hawaii's Big Island, where she was being treated for alcohol issues and PTSD. She has been charged with second-degree murder over the April 3 death of her boyfriend Christian Obumseli, 27, at the home they shared in Miami. Clenney insisted that she stabbed Obumseli in self defense after he grabbed her by the throat. Prosecutors in Florida on Thursday released video of Clenney attacking Obumseli in an elevator on February 21, but Clenney's lawyer Frank Prieto said the video was 'irrelevant and likely inadmissible'.  Model Courtney Clenney was arrested at a rehab clinic - where she was seeking help for substance abuse and PTSD - in Laupahoehoe on Monday morning Obumseli's family do not believe that he was threatening to harm his girlfriend Clenney 'It is a shame that the State Attorney's Office is seeking to win...
    This is the shocking moment an OnlyFans model viciously punched and kicked her boyfriend in an elevator before she stabbed him to death. The horrific footage shows Courtney Clenney, 26, launch a blistering attack on Christian Obumseli, 27, two months before she killed him in Miami. She pounded the touch screen before slapping him and pulling his hair as he desperately tried to fend off her blows. She allegedly stabbed him to death at their luxury apartment in the One Paraiso building in Edgewater, Miami, on April 3. The footage was released by prosecutors who dumped a mound of evidence they had found against Clenney. It included allegations the couple, who had been together two years, had broken up multiple times between January and the start of April. She had allegedly kicked him out of their luxury apartment in the last week of March, just days before she killed him. Meanwhile the documents also told how they would have furious rows when they lived in Austin, Texas, with her allegedly flinging a huge painting off their balcony. And they appear to dismiss...
    An OnlyFans influencer has been arrested at a rehab facility in Hawaii and charged with murdering her boyfriend at their Miami home. Courtney Clenney, 26, insisted that she stabbed Christian Obumseli, 27, in self defense. Yet on Wednesday police in Hawaii detained her, ahead of extradition back to Florida. 'I'm completely shocked, especially since we were cooperating with the investigation and offered to voluntarily surrender her if she were charged,' said her lawyer, Frank Prieto.  'We look forward to clearing her name in court.' Courtney Clenney's lawyer says there's 'substantial evidence' that proves she was a victim of domestic abuse and human trafficking before she stabbed her boyfriend to death Christian Obumseli was stabbed to death on April 3 in the Miami apartment he shared with Clenney Clenney and Obumseli, a cryptocurrency trader, had been dating less than two years, and their relationship was tumultuous. She was arrested for domestic battery in Las Vegas, and police were called to their home in Austin, Texas, on several occasions. The pair moved to Miami at the beginning of the year and yet staff...
    The mother of a 20-year-old man who allegedly shot a McDonald's employee in the neck during an argument over her cold fries claims it was self-defense and says she doesn't know why he had a gun on him.  Michael Morgan, 20, was taken into custody shortly after the Monday evening shooting outside a Brooklyn McDonald's that left 23-year-old Matthew Webb clinging to life.  Morgan was charged late Tuesday with attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon, police said. But Morgan's mother, Lisa Fulmore, told DailyMail.com that her son was acting in self-defense and that the McDonald's employee was still on the clock when he left the restaurant and went looking for her son following the spat.    The tragic events unfolded around 7 p.m. on Monday shortly after Fulmore and the employees got into a heated argument when she returned to the fast-food joint in Bedford-Stuyvesant to complain about her fries being cold.  Fulmore, 40, said she was on FaceTime with her son who soon showed up at the store and stormed inside to defend his mother despite her pleas to stay...
    (CNN)The suspect accused of stabbing a 17-year-old boy to death and injuring four others while they were tubing in a Wisconsin river Saturday appeared in criminal court Monday, charged with intentional homicide.Nicolae Miu, 52, has been charged with one count of first-degree intentional homicide and four counts of first-degree intentional attempted homicide, according to court records.Jeremiah Harrelson, a state public defender at the hearing, said Miu was tubing on the river with his wife and friends when they were separated as he was searching for a lost cellphone.A teenager is dead and 4 critically injured after stabbing on river in WisconsinThe attack stemmed from an "unanticipated random encounter" between Miu and the victims, Harrelson said. Miu said he acted in "self-defense," the complaint said. The complaint states Miu had brandished a knife when two females confronted him before a physical altercation broke out.Read MoreOne victim told investigators she was punched by Miu in the face, which gave way to a physical struggle as the group proceeded to push Miu, who fell into the water after he was punched by a...
    Welcome to the Glean, MinnPost’s twice-daily roundup of Minnesota news. In the Star Tribune, Paul Walsh writes: “A Prior Lake man was charged Monday with fatally stabbing a 17-year-old Stillwater boy and wounding four others during a weekend confrontation between a group of people floating the Apple River, a popular tubing destination in western Wisconsin. … The case leans heavily on a video recorded Saturday afternoon by a man in a group of tubers, some of whom shoved [Nicolae] Miu and accused him of looking for girls, according to the charges. … Questioned by law enforcement after his arrest, Miu said he acted in self-defense as several people came at him while he was looking for a cellphone that was lost by a friend.” WCCO-TV reports: “Tuesday will be a Next Weather Alert day due to dangerous heat and humidity. It could feel more than 100 degrees in parts of Minnesota. The high temperature will be 95 degrees in the Twin Cities. A good portion of the state will be under a heat advisory from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m.”...
    Abortion is self-defense. Self-defense should be a defense to the criminalization of abortion. If a pregnant person is arrested for having an abortion, they should be able to claim self-defense. Obviously, this is currently not an accepted legal defense. But in this new post-Roe era – with the possible codification of personhood and the increased criminalization of pregnant people – activists should start embracing self-defense as a legitimate legal strategy. Deeply rooted history READ MORE: West Virginia Senator says child rape victims 'romanticize' their attackers as their 'boyfriends' It’s long been an accepted legal principle that you are allowed to commit violence, or even murder, in defense of yourself or others. Every state and the District of Columbia have self-defense laws. There are a few shared principles that date back to common law. You can claim self-defense if you use a proportional amount of violence in response to an imminent threat of unprovoked violence. The imminent threat is determined based on the “reasonable man” standard – is your fear of imminent violence reasonable? Common law and...
    Recent headlines of people being harassed and attacked at Metro stations, in restaurants and on city streets have left some people wondering what they can do to protect themselves when situations turn threatening. WTOP spoke with a local self defense expert on some tips to avoid an attack. If a situation does arise, you do not want to escalate it to physical violence. “You don’t know the outcome of a situation and the outcome of a physical fight can be really bad,” said DJ Stephens. Self-defense expert DJ Stephens and his student Emma Ghaemmaghamy. (WTOP/Luke Lukert) Stephens is the owner and head instructor at Krav Maga CDK in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He has been training in self defense for 15 years and martial arts for over 30 years and has a book titled “Self Defense: Why Even Bother?” coming out in the coming weeks. He told WTOP that he teaches his students to always assume any threatening person has a weapon and a friend that you cannot see. “And you don’t know just by looking,” said Stephens. That is why...
    SAN FRANCISCO — A city resident who allegedly shot and killed his wife in self-defense last year is facing 10 years in federal prison for possessing the bullets that killed her, court records show. Omar Pope, 44, is charged with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm, based on a May 14 arrest, and one count of being a felon possession of ammunition. The ammunition charge stems from an incident last December when Pope allegedly killed his wife during an argument at their San Francisco home. Jeris Woodson-Pope, 40, was shot and killed Dec. 12, 2021 inside a home on the 100 block of Dakota Street in San Francisco. Police said at the time that a 43-year-old man was shot and wounded, but survived. Omar Pope was never charged with killing his wife, but now federal prosecutors have included the ammunition charge to a two-count felony indictment that was filed July 21. A court document filed Monday by the U.S. Attorney’s office says the ammunition charge is based on “Pope’s possession of ammunition found inside a...
    MATTESON, Ill. (WLS) -- The family of a woman who was shot while driving on I-57 wants charges filed against the shooter.It happened last Saturday around 1:30 p.m. in south suburban Matteson, according to police.Aaliyah Ivory's loved ones said detectives told them the suspect feared for his life after being cut off in traffic near Vollmer Road and fired shots in self-defense.Ivory was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, officials said.State Police said their investigation into the shooting remains open.Anyone who witnessed the shooting or has any knowledge of the shooting is asked to contact the ISP by phone at 847-294-4400, or email at [email protected] Witnesses can remain anonymous.
    In the aftermath of the Thursday attack on the Republican candidate for governor of New York, Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY), there was some confusion identifying the weapon wielded by the attacker as he attempted to stab Zeldin. The Monroe County Sheriff’s report of the incident read, “A male from the crowd climbed up on the stage and approached Zeldin. The male had a weapon in his hand, swung it towards Zeldin’s neck.” Zeldin was luckily unharmed in the attack. Initial reports indicate that the attacker may have been a veteran. The report identifies the assailant as David G. Jakubonis and says he was charged with attempted assault, a felony, and released on his own recognizance. Some on the far-right, like conspiracy theorist Paul Joseph Watson, were quick to call the weapon a “knife.” Dinesh D’Souza also told his 2.4 million followers that Jakubonis was wielding a knife. On Fox News, anchor Harris Faulkner played a soundbite from a witness at the event who said he “could see what looked like a razor, knife of some sort.” Faulkner, who introduced...
    OAKLAND — The fate of an Oakland man accused of murder, arson, and illegal gun possession is now in the hands of an Alameda County jury. On Tuesday, jurors heard closing arguments in the trial of 34-year-old Marvin Ward Jr., accused of murdering 23-year-old Hadari Baker in a 2020 shooting in Oakland’s Dimond District. From the trial, two competing narratives arose: that Ward chased Baker around a van, shooting him several times in the back before finishing him off with a kill shot as he lay dying, or that Ward shot Baker after Baker pulled out a pistol with an illegal 30-round magazine, before he could kill Ward first. “Have we all been sitting through the same trial?” Ward’s attorney, deputy public defender Joseph Goldstein-Breyer, asked jurors at the start of his closing argument. “Were you at this trial when Mr. Ward got up there under oath and told you on no uncertain terms that the reason he shot mr. baker was because he was in fear or his life?” Deputy district attorney Angelina Clay, the prosecutor, contends that Ward...
    A New York City bodega worker is celebrating after the city's woke district attorney dropped murder charges that had been filed against him. Exclusive DailyMail.com photos show Jose Alba, 61, posed for pictures with the president of the Bodega and Small Business Association of New York on Tuesday. Alba fatally stabbed a man who physically attacked him over a bag of chips. The store employee said he was acting in self-defense. Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's office on Tuesday asked a judge to drop the charges Alba after having faced intense backlash, including criticism from the city's mayor, for charging the elderly worker to begin with. Alba, confronted by reporters outside his home, said he is feeling 'so-so' and believes justice has been served. He also shared that the wounds he sustained during the altercation are 'healing.'  Jose Alba (right) posed for a celebratory photo with Francisco Marte, President of the Bodega and Small Business Association of New York, on Tuesday after DA Alvin Bragg dropped the murder charges against him Bodega worker Jose Alba (right) was physically attacked by a customer before...
    (CNN)The Manhattan District Attorney's Office filed a motion Tuesday to dismiss a murder charge against a bodega worker who fatally stabbed a man in what the employee's legal team argued was self-defense.Jose Alba, 61, was charged with one count of second-degree murder for killing Austin Simon, 35, on July 1. Surveillance video of the incident shows Simon came behind the bodega counter and shoved Alba, who then grabbed a knife and stabbed Simon.CNN has reached out to an attorney for Alba for comment. A judge will ultimately rule on the motion to dismiss.In the motion filed Tuesday, Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Sigall said the district attorney's office would not present the case to a grand jury. "Following an investigation, the People have determined that we cannot prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant was not justified in his use of deadly physical force," Sigall said in the court filing.New Yorkers dont feel safe at home anymoreThe motion to dismiss states the investigation included interviews of civilian witnesses to the stabbing and those who called 911, as well as the...
    The Manhattan District Attorney announced on Tuesday that he is 'absolutely' considering dropping the charges against a bodega worker who stabbed an ex-convict in apparent self-defense. Jose Alba, 61, was arrested on July 1 after he fatally stabbed Austin Simon in the neck and chest. But surveillance footage clearly showed that Simon, 37, had moved behind the desk at the Blue Moon convenience store and pushed him into a stack of shelves before grabbing the elderly man. It was only then that Alba reached over to a shelf and pulled out a knife to fight back. He was then apparently stabbed by Simon's girlfriend, who is not facing charges. In the weeks since, residents throughout the Big Apple - including even Mayor Eric Adams - condemned Alba's arrest and have called for him to be let free. And on Tuesday, the New York Post reports, District Attorney Alvin Bragg told a group of bodega owners that there is 'absolutely' a chance he may drop Alba's murder charges. Still, he left room to continue pressing the case.  Surveillance footage from the...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Putting a stop to school bullying. A Philadelphia city councilmember is behind a new program aimed at helping children feel safer. “This is the first day that we’re doing a free anti-bullying self-defense class for students who have been bullied and harassed in school,” Councilmember David Oh said. READ MORE: West Chester University Student Tests Positive For MonkeypoxOh was moved to start this program following an encounter with a 13-year-old girl who had been bullied and assaulted in school. “It really started with a 13-year-old girl who was beaten in her classroom, video went viral. I actually met with her mother and her and they raised the idea, among other things, that they would like to do a little self-defense,” he said. So, MaST Charter school let Oh and the group use its gym. The councilmember also asked for and got a ton of professional volunteers with a range of self-defense backgrounds to teach the kids, from ages 5 to 15, separated into three age groups. READ MORE: Darby Township Seeking Public's Input On Future Of Firefighting...
    New video footage reveals that a New York City bodega worker charged with murder tried to calm an angry customer who he ended up stabbing to death in self-defense when the man came behind the counter and attacked him.  Jose Alba, 61, was freed from jail last week when his bail was lowered following a public outcry over his murder charges and about whether he was trying to defend himself.  Alba is charged with second-degree murder after fatally stabbing 37-year-old career criminal, Austin Simon.  Video obtained by the New York Post reveals the bodega worker was trying to avoid confrontation with Simon in the minutes leading up to the July 1 stabbing.  'Papa, I don't want a problem, papa,' Alba calmly tells Simon as the man angrily storms into the Hamilton Heights bodega and walks around the counter to confront the clerk.  Video footage reveals the bodega worker Jose Alba was trying to avoid confrontation with Austin Simon in the minutes leading up to the July 1 stabbing Simon charged into the Blue Moon convenience store minutes after his girlfriend...
    TN-5 candidate and former Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives Beth Harwell criticized liberal prosecutors and the defund the police movement in comments that she made to The Tennessee Star on Friday regarding the case of Jose Alba who was charged with second-degree murder the New York City Democrats said was a clear instance of self defense. “It seems liberal prosecutors and district attorneys are more focused on cracking down on law abiding citizens than criminals.” Said Beth Harwell. “What happened in New York to Jose Alba is troubling. That man was trying to defend himself and after being attacked by a career criminal who was on parole for assaulting a police officer,” she said. “Criminals around the country are emboldened by the defund the police movement and by the liberal court systems who never enforce the laws on the books. Our law enforcement officers are doing everything they can, but the legal system is failing us by letting criminals off the hook,” added the TN-5 candidate. Harwell is a leading candidate in the August 4 Republican primary in the...
    A New York City bodega worker who stabbed a career criminal to death in self-defense will not be returning to work because his coworkers fear for his safety after he was freed on bond.  Jose Alba, 62, was released from Rikers Island on Thursday evening after his bail was lowered from $250,000 to $50,000, and returned to his Hamilton Heights home wearing an electronic monitor and accompanied by one of his sons. He was only required to pay $5,000. His fellow bodega workers are now saying they will not let him return to work because they fear the victim's friends will come to harm him.  'We’re not letting him come back,' a Blue Moon Convenience store worker named Wilson told the New York Post.  Wilson said his victim's 'friends and family' now know where Alba works and his coworkers fear it's a 'death sentence' if he returns to his post.   Alba was arrested on Friday for stabbing Austin Simon after the 35-year-old charged into the Harlem bodega where he worked and attacked him after Alba refused to open a tab for...
    Woke New York City prosecutors today lowered the bond of a bodega worker Jose Alba after public outrage over their decision to charge him for stabbing a criminal who attacked him.  Alba was last week arrested for stabbing Austin Simon, a 35-year-old who charged into the Harlem bodega where he worked and attacked him.  The row began when Simon's girlfriend's card was declined trying to buy a bag of chips. Alba, a 62-year-old father, refused to give her the chips. Simon charged in, wearing a $350 Amiri t-shirt, and fought him.  Alba he reached for the store's box-cutting knife and stabbed him in the neck and chest.  He was then thrown in Rikers Island and held on a $250,000 bond after prosecutors from Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg's office asked for double that, despite letting other career criminals loose on a regular basis.  There was resounding outrage over the decision; NYC Mayor Eric Adams today even visited the bodega to express his support for Alba.  'I'm a person that's there for people following the law. I saw from the video, I...
    There is mounting anger over woke Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg's decision to charge a 51-year-old bodega employee with murder for killing a career criminal in self-defense after the thug attacked him in his store.  Jose Alba, 51, is in Rikers Island this morning awaiting his first court appearance on charges of murder.  His bail has been set at $250,000 - an exorbitant amount compared with the low-or-no cash bail that is routinely given to repeat offenders by Bragg's soft-touch office.  On Friday night, Alba stabbed Austin Simon to death after Simon attacked him in the Bluemoon Convenient Store in Harlem.  Alba, who is beloved in the local community, has worked there for decades and has no criminal record.  His family launched a GoFundMe page to help pay his legal expenses - but the page was removed on Wednesday night after raising $20,000. GoFundMe is yet to explain the decision.  On Thursday, DA Bragg's officer is expected to present the case to a grand jury. He asked the judge to set Alba's bail at $500,000 - which the judge deemed too high.  This...
    Security video shows Simon shoving Alba into product shelves, after which Alba — sporting a baseball cap, glasses, and a white mustache and beard — appears to slide down the shelves into a seated position. Image source: TeaTenders video screenshot The Daily News said Simon actually shoved Alba hard into a chair that hit the merchandise shelves. “Jose said ... ‘I don’t want any problems,’” deli owner Ahmad recounted to the paper. Simon then grabs Alba by the neck, pulls him up, and begins to walk him out of the area behind the counter. Image source: TeaTenders video screenshot With that, Alba grabs a knife that the paper said was stashed behind the counter and starts fighting back. “He wanted me to come apologize to the girl,” Alba told a New York City police detective, according to the Daily News. “I took the knife we use to open boxes, and I stabbed him.” Image source: TeaTenders video screenshot Deli owner Ahmad...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia police say a homeless man stabbed a 15-year-old boy in the neck at 15th and JFK in Center City on Tuesday night. It happened just before 8 p.m. Police say the suspect told investigators a group of teenagers was throwing things at him and he stabbed the teen in self-defense. The teen is in stable condition. So far, no charges have been filed.
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man who shot and killed a passenger on a San Francisco subway commuter train will be charged with gun crimes but not homicide in what was “clearly” a case of self-defense after he was attacked with a knife, his attorney said Monday. Javon Green, 26, will face charges of having a concealed weapon in a public place and having a loaded gun in a public place, both felonies that possibly could be reduced to misdemeanors, attorney Randy Knox told the San Francisco Chronicle. Green was scheduled for a court appearance on Tuesday. The San Francisco District Attorney’s Office declined to comment to the paper Monday. Messages from The Associated Press seeking comment weren’t immediately returned. Green shot to death Nesta Bowen, 27, last Wednesday on a Muni train, his attorney said. Knox told the paper that his client was a security guard who carried a gun for protection because he had twice been shot, and that he had twice tried to move away from a man on the train who is believed to be Bowen....
    On Thursday, the Supreme Court said that Americans have a right to carry firearms in public for self-defense, and on Friday the House sent President Joe Biden the first gun violence bill Congress has passed in decades. The Supreme Court case New York State Rifle and Pistol Association Inc., et al. v. Bruen, Superintendent of New York State Police, et al. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the plaintiff, the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association. The decision struck down a New York law requiring people to demonstrate a particular need for carrying a gun in order to get a license to carry a gun in a concealed way in public. The justices said that requirement violates the Second Amendment right to “keep and bear arms.” California, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island and the District of Columbia all have laws similar to New York’s. Those laws are expected to be challenged. President Joe Biden said in a statement he was “deeply disappointed” by the Supreme Court ruling. It “contradicts both common sense and the Constitution...
    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian governor has ordered the issuing of licenses so citizens can carry guns to defend themselves against armed groups, a first among the measures drawn up to defeat gunmen blamed for the deaths of thousands in the West African country’s troubled northern region. Zamfara state Gov. Bello Matawalle announced Sunday through the state commissioner for information that the directive to issue gun licenses follows “the recent escalating attacks, kidnapping and the criminal levies being enforced on our innocent communities.” Armed groups known locally as bandits have targeted remote communities in Nigeria’s northwest and central regions. Kidnappings for ransom took place last year in Zamfara, one of the worst-hit states in the armed violence. Gun permits for self-defense are very rare in Nigeria, and Zamfara could be the first state to offer mass approvals. It was not yet clear how arming citizens would help prevent the attacks; authorities have admitted that even the Nigerian police are sometimes overwhelmed during violent attacks. Nigeria also is fighting a decade-long war against Islamist extremist rebels in the northeast region....
    Redzovic then took out his cellphone and began livestreaming himself keeping the man subdued — for 18 minutes, WFLD said. Image source: WFLD-TV video screenshot, composite His counterpart wasn't happy. "Come on, man," he pleaded with Redzovic, unable to move from the floor. "No, I’m not letting you go," Redzovic replied, according to the clip. "You were harassing those girls, and then you swung at that 7-Eleven employee." Arriving officers arrested 30-year-old Christopher Cruz and charged him with two misdemeanor counts of retail theft and battery, the station said. Image source: WFLD-TV video screenshot What's more, police told WFLD that Cruz stole merchandise from the 7-Eleven earlier that day, and when Cruz returned, a 19-year-old employee told him to leave. Police said that’s when Cruz punched the employee — after which Redzovic made sure the suspect didn't get away, the station said. A word of advice Redzovic took a moment to let folks know that it's better to be proactive about learning self-defense than reactive....
    Justice Clarence Thomas, writing for the majority, said that because New York interpreted the law to require "a special need for self-defense," the state's licensing law violated the Constitution. "We know of no other constitutional right that an individual may exercise only after demonstrating to government officers some special need," Thomas wrote. "That is not how the First Amendment works when it comes to unpopular speech or the free exercise of religion. It is not how the Sixth Amendment works when it comes to a defendant's right to confront the witnesses against him. And it is not how the Second Amendment works when t comes to public carry for self-defense." Sarah Haines said that "giving people a pass" to carry guns in self-defense and perhaps try to be a "good guy with a gun" in a self-defense or active shooter situation is a "really scary prospect." Reading from liberal Justice Stephen Breyer's dissent, Ana Navarro noted that in 2020 there were 45,222 Americans killed by firearms and said the court had failed to consider how Americans feel about...
    In the majority opinion for Supreme Court of the United States’ 6-3 ruling in NYSRPA v. Bruen, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote the Second Amendment protects an “individual’s right to carry a handgun for self-defense outside the home.” Thomas pointed to District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) and McDonald v. Chicago (2010), noting in those cases SCOTUS “recognized that the Second and Fourteenth Amendments protect the right of an ordinary, law-abiding citizen to possess a handgun in the home for self-defense.” He then turned his attention to NYSRPA v. Bruen, saying, “In this case, petitioners and respondents agree that ordinary, law-abiding citizens have a similar right to carry handguns publicly for their self-defense.” Thomas observed, “We too agree, and now hold, consistent with Heller and McDonald, that the Second and Fourteenth Amendments protect an individual’s right to carry a handgun for self-defense outside the home.” File/Associate Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas speaks at the Heritage Foundation on October 21, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Drew Angerer/Getty) Later in the Opinion, Thomas noted:  “Although we remarked in Heller that the need for armed self-defense...
    J. Scott Applewhite/AP Facts matter: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter. Support our nonprofit reporting. Subscribe to our print magazine.Just weeks after a gunman murdered 19 children and 2 teachers in Uvalde, Texas, the conservative supermajority on the Supreme Court has issued a ruling that will make it even more difficult for states to pass laws restricting guns.  The case, New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen, concerned a New York gun licensing law that required people who want to carry concealed handguns to demonstrate “proper cause.” In other words, aspiring concealed carriers had to prove that they had a special need for self-defense before they could be licensed.  During oral arguments, the court’s six conservative justices seemed eager to blow up the New York law. On Thursday, they did precisely that, ruling that it violates the Constitution by “preventing law-abiding citizens with ordinary self-defense needs from exercising their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms in public for self-defense.”
    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court is set to rule on its biggest gun rights case in more than a decade, deciding whether Americans can carry concealed weapons outside the home.Justices are considering whether to strike down a New York gun law enacted more than a century ago that places restrictions on carrying a concealed gun outside the home.At issue in the case of New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen is whether New York's denial of applications for concealed-carry licenses for self-defense violates the Second Amendment.Put simply, the Supreme Court must decide if there is a fundamental right to carry a handgun in public for self-defense.Justices could either issue a broad decision holding that the right to keep and bear arms extends to the right to carry a handgun outside the home or to focus more narrowly on a handful of laws that give licensing officials a large degree of discretion in deciding who gets a permit.New York's 100-year-old law requires showing "proper cause" in order to carry a concealed firearm, with permits issued at the discretion...
    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court is set to rule on its biggest gun rights case in more than a decade, deciding whether Americans can carry concealed weapons outside the home.Justices are considering whether to strike down a New York gun law enacted more than a century ago that places restrictions on carrying a concealed gun outside the home.At issue in the case of New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen is whether New York's denial of applications for concealed-carry licenses for self-defense violates the Second Amendment.Put simply, the Supreme Court must decide if there is a fundamental right to carry a handgun in public for self-defense.Justices could either issue a broad decision holding that the right to keep and bear arms extends to the right to carry a handgun outside the home or to focus more narrowly on a handful of laws that give licensing officials a large degree of discretion in deciding who gets a permit.New York's 100-year-old law requires showing "proper cause" in order to carry a concealed firearm, with permits issued at the discretion...
    Podcaster Joe Rogan slammed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for his recent comments that Canadians do not have the right to own a firearm for self-defense.  On last Tuesday's episode of 'The Joe Rogan Experience,' Rogan played a clip of Trudeau's appearance on the podcast 'Pod Save the World,' during an interview with his guest and gun rights activist Colion Noir.  'He said you don't have the right in Canada to own a gun to protect your life. It is one of the most wild things I've ever seen anybody say, because first of all, I don't believe it's true,' Rogan said on his show. 'I don't believe he is correct in terms of what — what do they have up there? They don't have a constitution. It's not the same, whatever it is.' In the podcast clip that aired on June 8, Trudeau said Canadians were only able to obtain firearms for hunting and sports shooting, and that people in his country who want a gun for self-protection do not have that right.  'There are debates and we have...
    Joe Rogan used part of the Joe Rogan Experience podcast #1831 to discuss how “disgusted” he was to hear Canadian PM Justin Trudeau’s push against gun ownership. Trudeau’s comments about guns were made on the Crooked Media podcast then reported by the Western Standard. He said, “We have a culture where the difference is guns can be used for hunting or for sport shooting in Canada and there’s lots of gun owners and they’re mostly law respecting and law abiding.” Trudeau added, “But you can’t use a gun for self-protection in Canada, that’s not a right that you have, in the constitution or anywhere else.” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has told listeners of an American podcast that firearm owners in Canada don’t have the right to use their weapon in self-defence. https://t.co/rHcQ3nQPgh — Western Standard (@WSOnlineNews) June 11, 2022 The Post Millennial posted a clip on Rumble in which Rogan talked about how “disgusted” he was after reading Trudeau’s statements about not being able to use a gun to protect life. Rogan said, “It’s one of the most wild things I’ve ever...