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Minnesota Supreme Court: BB gun doesn’t fit definition of gun

The Minnesota Supreme Court finally wakes up and follows the Federal Government and the rest of the nation in ruling that BB guns are NOT FIREARMS!   This has long been a disparity in the law.  Felons have been sent to prison for YEARS for possession of BB guns, little more than toys or tools that require NO BACKGROUND CHECK, no limitation at the point of sale.  If you or someone you know has been convicted of any firearm felony involving a BB Gun, call now because I’ve written this brief 5 times.    The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a BB gun is not considered a firearm under Minnesota law. Source: Minnesota Supreme Court: BB gun doesn’t fit definition of gun Minnesota Supreme Court: BB gun doesn’t fit definition of gun was last modified: October 19th, 2016 by Alex DeMarco

Domestic Assault Dismissed for a Veteran

Hennepin County, MN The politics of domestic assault continue to ignore the rights of the accused and minimize the need for investigation and common sense.  Flase charges are not uncommon, and the falsely accused feel helpless, having perhaps lost possession of their home, temporary custody of their kids, and had their movements and contact restricted.  It often politically incorrect to doubt the words of an accuser, particulary a woman.  Sadly, however, we have created a system that does provide incentive to manufacture domestic assault allegations.  Most of this surrounds the speed with which various mechanisms move when a domestic assault charge is made. However, with hard work and pressure, Alex De Marco secured a great result for a veteran.  He was accused of domestic assault, and his ex-girlfriend attempted to paint his client as some sort of dangerous person due to his diagnosis of post traumatic stress.  Alex detests the stereotyping of veterans as dangerous, knowing that many manage PTSD with no psychotic or violent symptoms whatsoever.  Alex was able to dig deep into the history of the alleged victim, and discovered she had made false accusations of domestic assault in the past, and not just against his client.  Alex subpoenaed officers involved in these cases who had noted the inconsistencies of prior stories.  Despite some concerning though inconsistent physical evidence in his client’s case, Alex secured an arrangement whereby his client would complete some programming, not plead to anything, and ultimately have his case dismissed in a year.  The client was able to keep his honorable discharge and is now a successful small business owner. If you’ve been charged with domestic assault, you need the services of a criminal defense attorney right away.  In particular, veterans and active duty military face consequences for their discharge and their firearm rights and ability to serve.  It’s about more than beating a charge.  It’s about honoring those who have served, and taking into account their unique interests.  Contact Alex De Marco today at 651-503-8394. Domestic Assault Dismissed for a Veteran was last modified: October 13th, 2016 by Alex DeMarco

‘Do Not Resist’: A chilling look at the normalization of warrior cops – The Washington Post

Grossman’s classes teach officers to be less hesitant to use lethal force, urge them to be willing to do it more quickly and teach them how to adopt the mentality of a warrior. Jeronimo Yanez, the Minnesota police officer who shot and killed Philando Castille in July, had attended one of Grossman’s classescalled “The Bulletproof Warrior” (though that particular class was taught by Grossman’s business partner, Jim Glennon). In the class recorded for “Do Not Resist,” Grossman at one point tells his students that the sex they have after they kill another human being will be the best sex of their lives. The room chuckles. But he’s clearly serious. “Both partners are very invested in some very intense sex,” he says. “There’s not a whole lot of perks that come with this job. You find one, relax and enjoy it.” Source: ‘Do Not Resist’: A chilling look at the normalization of warrior cops – The Washington Post ‘Do Not Resist’: A chilling look at the normalization of warrior cops – The Washington Post was last modified: October 2nd, 2016 by Alex DeMarco

BCA completes investigation into Philando Castile death

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has completed its investigation into the officer-involved death of Philando Castile. Source: BCA completes investigation into Philando Castile death BCA completes investigation into Philando Castile death was last modified: October 13th, 2016 by Alex DeMarco