self defense

Youssef Abdel-Gawad

LI Man Facing Manslaughter Charge For Shooting, Killing Alleged Armed Burglar

Surveillance video shows Youssef Abdel-Gawad returning fire from an apparent intruder with a gun trying to get into his Huntington Station home in August. The homeowner’s lawyer has said this is a clear case of self-defense.

03/04/2014

A woman uses her cellphone on a subway platform in Chelsea. (credit: Getty Images)

Seen At 11: Ways To Turn Your Smartphone Into A Self-Defense Weapon

In the latest — and also controversial — mobile craze, phones are being used as stun guns or pepper spray dispensers for self defense.

09/09/2013

Church tribute for Trayvon Martin (credit: CBS 2)

NY Church Members Wear Hoodies In Memory Of Trayvon Martin

Wearing hoodies in honor of the Florida teen, hundreds at the Middle Collegiate Church in the East Village voiced their concern and anger. Many said they believe it may have been racially motivated.

03/25/2012

Self-Defense Class

Self-Defense Classes On The Rise With Serial Gropers On The Loose

With more than one serial groper still on the loose in Brooklyn, self-defense classes are popping up everywhere from Park Slope to Sunset Park.

10/22/2011

Barbara Sheehan on courthouse steps in Kew Gardens after opening arguments in her murder trial (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Murder Trial Begins For Woman Accused Of Killing Husband, Retired NYC Police Sergeant

The jury was told that Barbara Sheehan killed her husband Raymond at their Howard Beach home in 2008 by using two different guns, including his own weapon. The defense claims she acted in self defense.

09/09/2011

Senior citizens taking self defense courses

Seniors Come To Own Defense By Learning Self Defense

Many seniors are taking matters into their own hands, learning self-defense techniques and using common items to fight off would-be attackers.

10/22/2010

Krav Maga self defense

Seen At 11: Ward Off Muggers With Krav Maga

Statistics show that a woman is assaulted every 29 seconds, but a class in New York City is teaching women how to protect themselves – using whatever is in their purse.

08/26/2010

Target Focus Training

Seen At 11: Become A Lethal Weapon

There’s a new class that not only wants to teach you how to protect yourself but also how disable your attacker.

CBS 2–08/03/2010