As everyone across the world knows by now, on July 13, 2013, a Florida jury acquitted George Zimmerman of murder and manslaughter charges arising from his shooting of Trayvon Martin over a year ago.
From a legal standpoint, this is no surprise at all--it
One of the realities of life is that results really do matter. This statement is never so true as when an Armed Citizen decides to use deadly force in self-defense or defense of another. Unlike Law Enforcement shootings—which are typically granted a rather
In Gonzales v. City of Anaheim, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed summary judgment in favor two Anaheim Police officers in an incident that started as a routine traffic stop, but ended with one officer shooting the suspect in the head at
I just finished the annual 5-day Ultimate Tactical Training Course with Scott Reitz at ITTS in Los Angeles. The course was absolutely amazing—the more I learn, the more I realize how minimal my own tactical skills really are…
Among the many highlights was
In Ramirez v. Barton, a Tucson PD officer shot a suspect who threatened him with a “finger gun” on a dark street corner during an undercover drug sting operation. The suspect filed suit, alleging unlawful use of force for shooting an unarmed person
An Army Delta operator wearing Levis, with a 30-30 Winchester rifle is clearly superior to a basic infantryman decked out in Crye gear, NVGs and an M4 with lasers. Aside from the selection process, what is the main difference? TRAINING, TRAINING and MORE TRAINING.
I am part of the gun culture in the United States. Our culture is uniquely American. Coming from all walks of life, we shares common values of self-reliance, respect for others and obedience to the law.
Our gun culture also highly values a
by Doug Wyllie, Editor in Chief of PoliceOne.com
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By: Wayne B. Black
Editor’s Note: Wayne Black (www.wayneblack.com) currently provides personal protection for VIP and witnesses. He is part of the CPAC Security Team that protects speakers for the Conservative Political Action Committee who have included Dick Cheney, Karl Rove, Newt Gingrich,
On Dec. 4, 2012, George Zimmerman's defense team released a color photo of him taken immediately after he shot Trayvon Martin. The photo shows a broken and bloody nose. This photo was taken while Zimmerman was sitting in the Sanford Police cruiser shortly after the confrontation.