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.
In the latest — and also controversial — mobile craze, phones are being used as stun guns or pepper spray dispensers for self defense.
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.
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.
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.
Many seniors are taking matters into their own hands, learning self-defense techniques and using common items to fight off would-be attackers.
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.
There’s a new class that not only wants to teach you how to protect yourself but also how disable your attacker.