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FairPlay EP7 | Luke Wirkkala, Acquitted

The Right To Defend Myself

Season 1, episode 7
1 hr 17 min / Published

FairPlay EP 7 | Luke Wirkkala, Acquitted

The Right To Defend Myself

July 22, 2021 | Imran Siddiqui | JusticeNews.Net

You have got to seriously pause for a few seconds and put yourself in this situation, after I ask you this question...

What do you do in a moment when you are under assault?...

Should you give in.

Should you run?

Or Should you fight…

There’s not much time left for other questions here.

But what if the attack is also a sexual assault

A man to another man... Someone in your home...

Would that make you think twice about what to do next?

Are you thinking that this is something that cannot happen to you?

If you do, then you live in a dreamworld, like most of us do.

But if you think that you can also be a victim, under assault by a person who was known to have a record and history of aggressive assaults, but you didn’t know about it, then you are not alone.

Luke Wirkkala was also asking himself the same questions, when he was under a sexual assault by someone he had trusted and had invited him to his home after a day of super bowl drinking, but after Luke passed out on his couch, he was awoken at 2 am while David Ryder was assaulting him. It was a moment of reckoning, thus activating the instinct to defend himself.

Luke was wrongfully convicted of murder in 2013 and after a long, exhausting and cruel battle, he was acquitted of that murder in 2021.

In this episode of FairPlay Luke Wirkkala takes you through a weird reality that can turn anybody’s dream into a nightmare and then witness the power of principles, persistence and faith.

Read more at The JBlog on Justice News.Net


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