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From Manassas To Awareness

Deadly Is As Deadly Does

In Manassas, Virginia, a recent knife attack has starkly highlighted the swift and lethal nature of such incidents, drawing urgent attention to the broader dangers of knife violence. This tragic event serves as a grim reminder that the speed at which a knife attack can unfold often leaves little time for victims or bystanders to react, making them especially dangerous. Despite the common misconception

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One Wrong Turn Led To Another

Exploring the Monahan Shooting in a Virginia context

In a tragic incident on the night of April 15, 2023, a New York man was found guilty of fatally shooting a 20-year-old woman who was a passenger in a friend’s car. The events unfolded in rural Hebron, New York when Kaylin Gillis and her companions inadvertently turned into the driveway of 65-year-old Kevin Monahan while searching for a friend’s house.

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Innocence in Self-Defense Law

Your Actions Can Impact Your Legal Standing

In self-defense law, “innocence” is paramount as a pivotal determinant in the legality of self-defense actions. At its core, innocence means not being the initial aggressor in a conflict. This principle is integral to self-defense cases, as it helps distinguish defensive actions from offensive ones.

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From court to jail

Three Life Sentences

The Weight of Violence

Welcome to “Three Life Sentences,”  where we delve into the aftermath of violent encounters. We explore the unseen mental struggles, legal challenges, and life changes following three outcomes: escaping harm, the death of an attacker, and imprisonment, each a Life Sentence in its own right.

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Rough water ahead, be prepared.

Why You Should Register for Amestratus Training Courses

Preparing to defend yourself and your loved ones extends beyond physical measures. It is a holistic approach comprising self-awareness, environment comprehension, and skills acquisition. Maintaining your security necessitates heightened awareness about potential threats in various environments, including your home.

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