Crime Concerns Have Some Bay Area Residents Rethinking Personal SafetyThe rampant retail smash-and-grab robberies happening in the Bay Area and elsewhere have some people rethinking their own safety, leading to a boom in gun sales and enrollment in self-defense classes.
Violent Assaults, Killings Force Asian Americans To Seek Ways To Protect Themselves, Loved OnesAfter an alarming increase of violent assaults and killings, more Asian Americans are actively seeking out ways to protect themselves and their loved ones.
Man Gets 8-Year Prison Term In Shooting Death Outside Oakland Illegal Gambling ClubA 22-year-old man was sentenced on Friday to eight years and eight months in state prison for fatally shooting another man outside an illegal gambling club in Oakland in 2018 in what his attorney believes was an act of self-defense.
Staying Alert Key to Staying Safe on Big-City Streets"If you’re going to engage in the city and walk around you have to be aware of your surroundings," advises self-defense expert Jimmy Choi.
No Charges Filed In Shooting Death Of Pittsburg ManContra Costa County prosecutors have declined to file criminal charges against a man for a fatal shooting in Pittsburg last week, saying that the death may have been a result of self-defense.
DA Undecided In Case Of Jogger Who Claims She Was Bitten By Teen On Oakland TrailProsecutors were trying to determine whether to bring charges in a bizarre case that start on an Oakland hiking trail and ended with a nasty bite, not from a dog, but from a human.
Oceanview Road-Rage Stabbing Deemed Case Of Self DefenseA woman stabbed another woman with a scalpel in an apparent act of self defense following a vehicle collision in San Francisco's Oceanview neighborhood Tuesday morning, according to police.
Fresno Teen Stabs, Kills His Mother's AttackerAuthorities say a 16-year-old boy has stabbed and killed a man who attacked his mother at their Fresno mobile home.
Santa Clara Police Officers Cleared In Fatal Shooting Of Woman Armed With BatThe Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday it has determined two officers acted in self-defense when they shot and killed a suicidal woman armed with an aluminum bat in Santa Clara last year.
Homeless Man Acquitted Of Vandalism Charge After Throwing Skateboard At Uber Driver’s Windshield In SF A homeless man was acquitted of all charges in a case involving an altercation late last year with an Uber driver. The jury said the man acted in self defense when he threw his skateboard into the car's windshield.
Glen Ellen Man Shoots Wife Dead, Says She Attacked Him With KnifeA man shot and killed his wife after he said she attacked him in a Glen Ellen home Saturday evening.
No Charges Against Homeless Man In Fatal Stabbing Of Teen At Campbell ParkProsecutors in San Jose have declined to file charges against a homeless man in the stabbing death of a teenager after concluding the man acted in self defense while being assaulted, authorities said.
Authorities Say Antioch Shooter Killed Man In Self-DefenseA man whose body was discovered near an Antioch apartment complex last week was killed in an act of self-defense, according to prosecutors and police.
Father Shot By Son During Nail-Studded Baseball Bat Attack In FremontInvestigators say a California father attacking his adult son with a nail-studded baseball bat was shot to death by an older brother.
Reiser Wrongful Death Trial Goes To JuryAn attorney who represents Hans Reiser’s two children asked jurors Monday to order Reiser to pay millions of dollars of damages for depriving them of their mother, Nina Reiser, by murdering her.