Michael Baskin, a 34 year old white man detained in the stabbing death of a 34 year old black man, will not be charged “because the homicide was justifiable. From Jill Leovy at The Homicide Report:
(Police) said the man who died jumped out of a car attacked Baskin with his fists without provocation, saying he would kill him. Baskin, who had been on his way to a club, stabbed him with a knife in self-defense, they said.
The incident occurred in the 6400 block of DeLongpre Avenue, on the same city block as the Cabana Club, Sideways Lounge (on Ivar) and Amoeba Music (on Sunset).
Do club goers normally carry knives for self-defense?
Correction: I mistakenly posted the individual’s last name above originally as Blaskin.