Sun Feb 10, 2019, 12:00 AM

10 Self-Defense Lessons From Illinois Version of the George Zimmerman Trial

Thankfully, jury trials in legitimate self-defense cases don’t happen very often. Unfortunately, we just had one of those cases here in America’s heartland with the Illinois murder trial of James Love. The entire affair offers a number of opportunities to learn some very valuable lessons.

Usually, in self-defense cases, common sense prevails and prosecutors rightfully decline to pursue criminal charges. Add in some PR opportunism and some political ambition, however, and things can change. Indeed, in the James Love case, we saw plenty of that.

The local prosecutor, Knox County Assistant State’s Attorney Brian Kerr, had his own agenda in bringing charges in the case. The deceased man’s family had political connections in the community and ASA Kerr had ambitions of running for the top job after his boss retired at the end of this term. What better way to curry political favor and burnish a resume than to win a high-profile murder case, right?

Of course, the media did their part too. Both the mainstream media and the victim’s family did their best to put a sensational George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin spin on things. The local papers ran opposing photos of the two, just like in the Trayvon Martin case. A youthful photo of the deceased next to the jailhouse mugshot of the shooter. The only thing missing was the claim that love was a “white Hispanic”.

Call the authorities before acting as a good Samaritan
Take your gun: Don’t leave home without it
Get some training
Carry with a loaded chamber
Never fire warning shots
Be ready to defend your choice in ammunition
Don’t leave your significant other unarmed
Don’t talk to the police before consulting your attorney
Have legal defense coverage
Follow your lawyer’s advice

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Sun Feb 10, 2019, 02:50 AM

1. Good Article. Thanks For Posting The Link. N/T

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