Another possible self defense case

Andrew Branca writing for Legal Insurrection has highlighted yet another case where a white man shot a black teen. This is a case in New Orleans.

The teen had entered the man’s property at 2.00 am so there is a certain amount of intent to burglary involved here. The man heard his dog barking and went to investigate. He says the teen moved his hand towards his waistband probably attempting to intimidate him. The man has been charged with attempted 2nd degree murder.

A few things to note about this particular case that has been brought up in comments. First, it seems that the family of the teen are struggling, in that the father died as a result of cancer, leaving the oldest son helping his mother to bring up his siblings. Second, the brother of the victim (who is still alive) has more or less admitted that his brother was doing the wrong thing at the time of the shooting and that the victim has a rap sheet for burglary.  Third: there is video footage that shows the victim entering the property.

Since I am not qualified to comment on laws in the USA, I defer to Andrew Branca who is an expert in the area of self-defense.

The overcharging of this man is interesting. It appears that the police have a witness who contradicts the man’s story, plus there is the evidence angle. We shall wait and see. I would have thought that this is a case for a grand jury to decide.

There is another Texas case also caught on CCTV concerning a black woman on black male homicide. The question is again whether or not the woman acted in self-defense when she shot and killed the man. Her reactions immediately after the shooting were weird. I do hope that Andrew will keep us updated on whether or not the woman will be charged or what took place was considered to be self-defense.

2 responses to “Another possible self defense case

  1. Here is a little email thread you might enjoy.

    I sent this not to a few dozen of my email friends:


    Money quote. Precisely on-point, but nobody cares!

    Plain and simple, Obama is the most despicable, criminally minded fraud to have ever occupied the Oval Office. He is not merely a disgrace, but a dangerous man whose allegiance to Islam, disdain of Jews and Christians, and favoritism toward all things black have cast him into the role of a very cheap, bigoted and hateful man. In contrast, Obama makes the felonious former President Bill Clinton look like a Boy Scout.


    To which, one of my friends who really ‘gets it’ replied:

    Well, this guy said what I was thinking. But when I try to express the same sentiments, I am overcome with SOTS (Sudden Onset Tourette’s Syndrome)

    And that caused me to pour some more fuel on the fire.

    The thing that gives me Tourette’s is that “nobody cares”. It is no surprise that the nature of power attracts undesirables. But the point of all the checks and balances, and most especially a totally independent media, is to prevent just this sort of thing. And in this case, it is even WORSE THAN THAT. I don’t expect the media to hound Obama out of the spotlight like they did Palin. That is not necessary. All they have to do is ask the obvious questions and report the truth. We The People can take it from there.

    The favorite cry of the Lunatic Left is that none of this matters because he was duly elected. Setting aside fraud issues for the moment, this is still a very bold statement. The fact of the matter is that the people did not have before them the facts. In fact, it is even WORSE THAN THAT. A vast majority of the people, even conservatives and others who might have raised an eyebrow, have this confusion to deal with. “Well, he can’t be THAT bad because the media and the alphabet agencies vetted him and they would have told us if it was that bad”. And it is hard to fault them for that. Even with a biased media, you would expect a little truth to trickle through. It is really impossible to comprehend the level and extent to which the media failed. EPIC FAIL.


    • SOTS is very catchy. I find myself being afflicted when I learn about the illegal vessels entering Australian waters with their illegal human cargo.

      The SOTS has calmed a little since the red haired bitch was removed from office… but it seems to be stepping up because KRUDD is such a jerk.

      Now do not get me started about Barry Soetoro because that is also when the SOTS kicks in.