Self-Defense

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Fatal N. Mpls. Shooting Could Be Ruled Self Defense

A deadly shooting in Minneapolis committed by a 21-year-old man who had a permit to carry could be ruled a justified case of self-defense.

09/24/2014

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Byron Smith’s Best Friend: ‘All He Wanted Was Peace & Quiet’

This week marks one month since a Minnesota homeowner went to prison for killing two unarmed teenage burglars. Byron Smith is serving life behind bars for shooting Nick Brady and Haile Kifer. The two cousins broke into his home in Little Falls on Thanksgiving 2012. Smith said it was self-defense, but a jury decided it was murder.

05/27/2014

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Minn. Man Who Shot, Killed Teens Heading To Trial

After a central Minnesota man repeatedly shot a teen who entered his home, he dragged the boy’s bloodied body into a basement workshop, authorities say, sat down — and waited. When another teen began descending the stairway minutes later, Byron Smith fired again.

04/13/2014

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Protect Yourself At New Hope’s ‘Sealed Mindset’

A former Navy Seal is teaching Minnesotans the art of self-defense. He’s using his elite training and war time experience to help make sure your family can protect itself. Larry Yatch, who runs the Sealed Mindset studios in New Hope, was in the Navy Seals for 10 years.

06/04/2013

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No Charges Filed In Fatal Roommate Fight In Eagan

No charges will be filed in a fatal fight between roommates in Eagan on Jan. 1, 2013, the Dakota County Attorney’s Office announced Thursday.

04/11/2013

Self-Defense

Reality Check: Explaining Minnesota’s Self-Defense Laws

A Minnesota man told police he feared two teenagers breaking into his home had a weapon when he shot and killed them on Thanksgiving Day.

11/27/2012

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Kids Can Be Super Heroes At Dynamic Defensive Arts In Hopkins

Every child wants to feel like a super hero. And now they can, and are encouraged to dress up as such when they learn self-defense moves.

10/27/2012

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Krav Maga Fitness Teaches Practical Self-Defense

Train for the worst, hope for the best. That’s what Krav Maga is about.The mission of Krav Maga is to teach defense in the hopes that you’ll never have to use it.

05/08/2012

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Good Question: What’s In Pepper Spray?

The video of a UC-Davis police officer spraying pepper spray in the faces of protesters has outrage many. Now, the officer and his chief are both on administrative leave. So, is pepper spray safe and what’s in it?

11/22/2011

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Vikings’ Cook To Claim Self-Defense In Legal Case

Minnesota Vikings cornerback Chris Cook plans to claim self-defense as he fights charges stemming from an altercation with his girlfriend.

11/22/2011

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No Charges In Weekend Stabbing Death

The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office has decided against filing charges in the stabbing death of a 22-year-old man, after video at the scene showed reason for self-defense.

08/22/2011

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Bill Expanding Gun Rights Goes To Minn. House

A proposal expanding the right to use deadly force in self-defense is headed for a vote in the Republican-controlled House.

05/04/2011

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Bill To Expand Gun Laws Passes House Committee

A bill that would expand the state’s law on the use of deadly force in cases of self-defense has passed a House public safety committee on a 10-7 vote.

04/28/2011

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