What is The Adnarim Statement?

If there’s one thing I hate more than Fox News’ Uncle Unctuous (a.k.a. Bill O’Reilly) it’s their constant cliff-hangers. “Wait ’til you hear who’s got a sniper rifle aimed at your head.” Here’s another one re: what to do after you’ve shot someone: “[Alan] Korwin’s proposed “Adnarim Statements,” (Miranda backwards, pronounced ad-NAH-rim) are synthesized from numerous sources, and are actually three separate statements. The longest is potentially used on the back of a defense-attorney’s card, reflecting what many lawyers currently do . . .

The second is designed to be used by a defense attorney when phoning a report to 911, while rushing to the scene on behalf of a client-victim after an assault. The third Adnarim Statement, a mere four words, is intended for a person who must call 911 directly to summon aid, establishing that the caller is the victim and helping to ensure protection against self-incrimination.” And those statements are . . .

available in the book After You Shoot: Your gun’s hot. The perp’s not. Now what? That’s pretty damn annoying. Not the rhyming triplet. Nor my use of the paragraph break. Korwin’s refusal to give us even a hint of how to avoid self-incrimination. Still, what do you expect from a self-promoting, self-publisher who founded a group called The Cartridge Family (“Spreading peace and freedom through music . . . and threats if necessary”).

I’ll give the author a buzz for a review copy and spill the beans. I mean, analyze the effectiveness of his legal advice. Meanwhile, I can guess the four-words recommended for self-defense shooters calling 911. “I had no choice.”