Category Archives: Control & Restraint

Self Defence Law “ Is Change Necessary?

Our self defence law is weird  A lot of people are even complaining that the law is making it illegal to protect one's own home! There have been cases of people being sent to jail just because they injured or killed an intruder  What do they expect us to do? Get killed?

Another problem is there are a lot of gray areas as far as the law is concerned  It leaves a lot of room for interpretation and this is where problems start  Fortunately, some politicians are recognizing the need for clearer laws like Republican Tim Fox.

This is the change that we need  Clearer laws can help us know what we can and cannot do  For example, did you know that it's legal to kill an intruder with a gun but it's illegal to beat him up in some areas? Elsewhere, it's illegal to injure or kill a fleeing thief.

Generally speaking, you would have to defend yourself in a court of law if you injure or kill someone  That's where you'd have to defend your actions as self defence  There's also the issue of using lethal versus non-lethal force and you should also prove that you were really in danger.

But still, that shouldn't stop you from learning the art of self defence  Worse comes to worst, you'll spend years trying to defend your actions  But at least you and your family are alive  The best thing to do is to flee if you get the chance and with proper training, you'll learn how to create opportunities to flee.

While we're still waiting for the change from confusing to clearer laws, it's best to check local laws  Write to your representatives in the process and ask for clearer laws so you can defend yourself and your family.

Assault And Battery Cases For Hate Crimes Still Happening

In a perfect world, we'd like to believe that African-Americans, Mexicans, Asians, Caucasians and other races can get along well together  After all, the days of lynching are all over  We're past the era of harming other people just because they're of a different race  Are we, really?

White Guy Charged With Assault of Black Teenager

This has hate crime written all over it  This just shows that assault and battery cases for hate crimes still happen  Here's a 22 year old white guy, too young to witness the heydays of the KKK, picking out the only Black guy (a 16 year old teenager) out of 14 people to hit him with a coffee mug repeatedly  Donnivin Brown, the victim, said that he doesn't know Chase Lewis McClary and didn't have an idea why he assaulted him  But the witnesses may have an explanation.

While repeatedly hitting Brown, witnesses said that McClary kept on calling Brown with a racial epithet  I'm sure we all have a pretty good idea what that racial epithet was  The case is now being reviewed if it should be processed as a hate crime.

Now, Brown had two faults here  First, he's Black but he couldn't do anything about that  Second, he let his guard down  Once hit, he couldn't do anything about it as he was hit pretty solid  Be aware of your surroundings and be vigilant against threats so that you won't fall victim to hate crimes.

On that note, it's a wonder why McClary was able to do that much damage  What were the other 13 guys doing? If they knew basic hand to hand combat, they could have easily disabled McClary to prevent him from causing further damage  I guess they just have to list it as a what if  The question is, are you going to do something so that you won't fall victim to a hate crime?