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  • Jersey stabbings: Six die in knife attack(UK)

    08/15/2011 7:05:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Six people, including three children, have been killed in a knife attack on the usually peaceful island of Jersey. Police say a man, two women and the children were attacked at a flat in a secluded part of the capital, St Helier, on Sunday afternoon. A 30-year-old man, who had emergency surgery after the attack, has been arrested in connection with the deaths. Police have not named the dead but say they lived in Jersey. Witnesses believe they were all related. Officers were called to Upper Midvale Road at 15:00 BST on Sunday after reports of an incident at a...
  • Stabbing Attack Thwarted in Hevron

    08/08/2011 2:48:23 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/8/11
    A knife-weilding Arab on Monday approached a border police station near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hevron and advanced on the officers there. The officers confronted the terrorist at gunpoint and began "standard procedures" to safely arrest the man, who was appaerently so alarmed by the forcefulness of the response that he surrendered without incident. Officers disarmed the man, arrested him, and handed him over the Palestinian Authority security forces for questioning. During his initial interrogation by Israeli authorities the terrorist admitted that it was his aim to "stab soldiers."
  • Refugee, Abdulrahim Sulaiman charged again

    08/05/2011 7:31:24 PM PDT · by wtd · 4 replies · 1+ views ^ | 8/5 | David Levinsky and Matt Chiappardi
    On January 20th, 2010, Abdulrahim Sulaiman - then 23-year-old Connecticut man entered the main lobby of Tappan Zee Elementary School in Piermont before 8 a.m. bearing a gravity knife. He claimed to be lost and needing directions to Fort Dix. He also requested permission to sleep in the school parking lot after refusing to leave the school grounds. He was charged with third-degree criminal trespass and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, both misdemeanors then released on $5,000 cash bail. Read it all on JihadWatch or RefugeeResettlementWatch archives. The warning signs were all there. Today, he was charged with attempted...
  • Calif. man attempts self-surgery with butter knife

    07/26/2011 11:04:02 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 26, 2011
    GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) -- Police say a Southern California man stuck a butter knife into his belly in a failed bid at self-surgery to remove a painful hernia. Glendale police Sgt. Tom Lorenz says officers called to the 63-year-old man's home Sunday night found him naked on an outside patio lounge chair with a 6-inch butter knife sticking out of his stomach.
  • Bails set for teens charged with hate crime in harassment at train station

    07/08/2011 7:16:25 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 8, 2011 | Jason Meisner
    Hate crime and battery charges have been filed against three teens accused of hurling anti-gay insults at a man and threatening him with a knife in a confrontation that began in a bathroom at Chicago’s Millennium station. Mack Heard, 17, and Kendrick L. Towner, 18, both of Richton Park, were ordered held in lieu of $50,000 bail each when they appeared today before Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil on a felony hate crime charge and a misdemeanor count of aggravated battery in a public place.
  • Man lost in Bainbridge shoots knife-wielding burglary suspect(WA)

    07/05/2011 6:23:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 34 replies ^ | 4 July, 2011 | NA
    BAINBRIDGE, Wash. -- A suspected burglar was shot three times Monday morning in Bainbridge by a bystander who police said acted in self defense. Around 8:00 a.m. Monday, a homeowner found the suspect rummaging through cabinets in his house on Stetson Avenue. The homeowner said he confronted the suspect, who grabbed a large knife and began moving toward the homeowner. The homeowner told police he ran outside and armed himself with a large claw hammer as the suspect attempted to reach for his children. According to police, the suspect fled the home and began yelling at a man in a...
  • Police: Woman Stabbed Man In Self-Defense

    06/15/2011 4:45:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 13 June, 2011 | NA
    LAS VEGAS -- A woman stabbed a man in self defense in downtown Las Vegas Monday following an argument, Metro police said. According to police, the incident began when a man carrying a knife attacked the woman's friend at Wyoming Avenue and Main Street. She somehow took the knife from the man and stabbed him, causing minor injuries, police said. Authorities were not sure of the relationship between the three people involved, other than saying the two women are friends. The man was cited by officers, but no other charges were filed against those involved.
  • Favourite Film Moments – “This Is A Knife”

    06/14/2011 3:30:16 PM PDT · by sussex · 36 replies
    The Aged ^ | 14/06/11 | The Aged P
    I know it’s only acting but it still makes me feel good…..
  • Central Pa. man acquitted in teen's stabbing death

    06/13/2011 4:33:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 12 June, 2011 | AP
    YORK, Pa.—A central Pennsylvania man who said he acted in self-defense when he stabbed a teenager to death last year has been acquitted of all charges.
  • Knife-Lovin' Patriots Sue City Over Gravity Knife Arrests(NY)

    06/11/2011 6:03:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 35 replies · 1+ views ^ | 10 June, 2011 | John Del Signore
    Not long after a man stabbed two men to death on the No. 2 train with a kitchen knife last year, the NYPD stepped up its enforcement of the city's illegal knife ban, and Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance got Paragon and Home Depot to stop selling illegal switchblades. Former Pulino's chef Nate Appleman was caught up in the crackdown, as was artist John Copeland, who was arrested in October for allegedly carrying a gravity knife in a belt clip as he walked home in the East Village. Now Copeland has filed a lawsuit to block these kinds of arrests, and...
  • Knife Rights Win In The Granite State (NH)

    06/09/2011 5:08:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Onlygunsandmoney ^ | 9 June, 2011 | Doug Ritter
    Knife rights just got a boost in the state of New Hampshire. Gov. John Lynch just signed into law a bill that provides state preemption on knives. From the Knife Rights release: New Hampshire Governor Signs Knife Rights Preemption Bill June 9, 2011: New Hampshire Governor John Lynch has signed into law the Knife Rights backed Knife Law Preemption Bill, HB 544. New Hampshire becomes the third state in the nation to enact Knife Law Preemption. Congratulations to NH Rep. Jenn Coffey who sponsored this bill and who worked tirelessly with her colleagues, local advocates and our lobbyist to ensure...
  • Rep. Jenn Coffey: From mother to knife rights advocate(NH)

    06/03/2011 6:27:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 1 June, 2011 | Tim Martinez
    Knives and lipstick aren’t two items that usually go together very well (unless of course they’re combined to make one of those cool lipstick knives), but somehow Rep. Jenn Coffey embodies both of these by being a woman and the ultimate champion of knife rights. So, who is this Jenn Coffey? She is a representative in the New Hampshire House of Representatives and the author of a new book titled “Knives, Lipstick, and Liberty: One Woman’s Journey.” In the middle of last month, New Hampshire governor John Lynch signed her bill into law that according to Knife Rights means “New...
  • Woman Takes Attacker's Penis To Police

    05/31/2011 6:01:27 AM PDT · by Rudder · 63 replies
    AFP ^ | Tuesday, 31 May 2011, 7:58 AM EDT | unattributed
    <p>DHAKA, Bangladesh - A 40-year-old Bangladeshi woman cut off a man's penis during an alleged attempted rape and took it to a police station as evidence, police in a remote part of the country said Monday.</p> <p>"As he tried to rape her, the lady cut his penis off with a knife. She then wrapped up the penis in a piece of polythene and brought it to the Jhalakathi police station as evidence of the crime," police chief Abul Khaer said.</p>
  • Knife Law Preemption Bill Passes NH Senate, Awaits Governor's Signature

    05/23/2011 5:39:57 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies ^ | 19 May, 2011 | Steve Shackleford
    The New Hampshire Senate joined the state house in passing a knife law preemption bill yesterday, leaving only the signature by the governor to officially make the bill law. "I hope to see this move quickly but there is no guarantee we will be done by the BLADE Show. I hope so!" said New Hampshire State Representative Jenn Coffey (pictured holding her Kershaw knife in her regular job as an EMT), the champion of the bill known as HB 544. Coffey said both the state senate and house passed the bill unanimously. "I think that is a first nationwide" for...
  • NH Preemption Bill Passed by Senate and House

    05/20/2011 6:15:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 18 May, 2011 | Knife Rights
    May 18, 2011: New Hampshire Representative Jenn Coffey's Knife Rights backed Knife Law Preemption Bill, HB 544, has been unanimously passed by the NH Senate and has now been unanimously conformed by the House. It is now off to the Governor. Thanks to everyone who wrote in support of this bill. The finish line is very near. Rep. Jenn Coffey's bill simply adds "and knives" in three places to the existing New Hampshire firearms preemption law. Click to read HB 544. Knife Rights' NH lobbyist, Robert Clegg, had earlier testified at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in support of the...
  • Utah Knife Law Preemption Bill Signed by Governor

    05/17/2011 5:31:25 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies · 3+ views
    SOF ^ | 24 March, 2011 | NA
    Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert has signed the Knife Rights backed Knife Law Preemption Bill, HB 271, making Utah the nation's second state to enact Knife Law Preemption. Knife Rights would like to thank the bill's chief sponsor, Representative Ryan D. Wilcox and the Senate sponsor, Senator Allen M. Christensen, for their support. Knife Rights appreciates Governor Herbert's signing the bill promptly. We'd also like to thank the Utah Shooting Sport Council for all their support during our lobbying effort. Knife Rights Chairman, Doug Ritter, said, "we are very pleased to have Utah become the second state in the nation...
  • How To Win a Knife Fight – Lessons Learned in the Crucible of the Second Amendment(AZ)

    05/12/2011 3:35:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 11 May, 2011 | NA
    Gilbert, AZ --( Sandy Froman, past president of the National Rifle Association and one of the nation’s foremost Second Amendment activists, will be the keynote speaker at Knife Rights’ Second Annual Sharper Future Awards Breakfast to be held June 11th during BLADE Show in Atlanta, Georgia (at the Waverly Renaissance Hotel). Froman’s speech is titled: “How To Win a Knife Fight–Lessons Learned in the Crucible of the Second Amendment” Besides her continued involvement with NRA as a member of its Board of Directors with a lifetime appointment to the Executive Council, she is a past president and a current trustee...
  • Clerk kills would-be robber(PA)

    05/02/2011 6:42:50 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies · 1+ views ^ | 30 April, 2011 | AP
    CAMDEN, N.J. - April 30, 2011 (WPVI) -- Police in Camden say a gas station clerk killed a man who tried to rob him.
  • Concealed weapon bill finds support(NH)

    04/21/2011 6:14:57 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 21 April, 2011 | GARRY RAYNO
    CONCORD – Gun owners turned out in force Wednesday to support the concept of a bill that would end mandatory licenses to carry a concealed pistol or revolver, loaded or unloaded, but not necessarily the bill's content. The bills would allow most people to carry a concealed weapon without a license. Exemptions would be for convicted felons or those with a history of mental illness or violent behavior. Supporters said House Bill 330 (click to view status and text)re-enforces second amendment rights and decriminalizes the actions of law-abiding citizens without empowering criminals. However, while many spoke in favor of the...
  • Oregon teen stabs himself to death on stage during open mic night

    04/19/2011 6:06:05 AM PDT · by Libloather · 49 replies
    Macomb Daily ^ | 4/18/11
    Oregon teen stabs himself to death on stage during open mic nightPublished: Monday, April 18, 2011 BEND, Ore. -- Open mic night ended in tragedy as 19-year-old Kipp Rusty Walker took his own life Thursday night at a coffee house. While the scene shocked patrons, one of Walker’s friends, who did not want to be named, told a local television station he saw it coming. "I've been preparing for it for a while. I'm sad about it, but I think I'm in shock -- it's like a whirlwind of emotions," Walker's friend told KZTV. Walker was playing the keyboard for...
  • Stabbing death likely self-defense, police say(TX)

    04/19/2011 5:06:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 17 April, 2011 | Michelle Mondo
    A man who allegedly attacked an elderly, blind and disabled relative was stabbed and killed Sunday by a neighbor who came to the elderly man's defense, officials and witnesses said. San Antonio police Sgt. Tina Jones said the fight between the two neighbors began just before 4 p.m. in the driveway of the elderly man's East Side home in the 4200 block of Kilrea Drive. The call first came in as family violence, Jones said, and when police arrived they found the elderly man's relative, believed to be in his 40s, dead inside the house where both lived. The man...
  • Maine legalizing switchblades for one-armed people

    04/10/2011 4:51:38 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 31 replies
    Reuters via MSNBC ^ | 4/7/2011 | staff reporter
    Maine lawmakers on Wednesday approved legalizing switchblades for people with one arm, moving close to becoming the first state to make such an exception to laws that ban use of the spring-action knives. Backers of the measure say legalizing switchblades would eliminate a need for one-armed people to be forced to open folding knives with their teeth in emergencies. The bill to allow amputees and other one-armed people to carry the quick-opening knives cleared Maine's Senate on Wednesday after passing the House on Tuesday, Senate officials said. Until now, Maine banned the use of switchblades by anyone. In most states,...
  • LPD: Lubbock man stabbed while attacking older man with tire iron(TX)

    03/22/2011 5:32:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies ^ | 21 March, 2011 | NA
    Lubbock police on Monday continued investigating a stabbing after they say a man defended himself against an attacker with a tire iron. Jeff Chapman, who turned 29 on Saturday, suffered life threatening injuries after the older man stabbed him just before 12:30 a.m. Sunday at the victim’s residence in the 5300 block of Avenue G, according to police. Sgt. Jonathan Stewart said investigators believed Chapman went to 50-year-old David Rincon’s house to confront him and then started assaulting him with a tire iron. They believed Rincon stabbed Chapman in self-defense. Stewart said he couldn’t release the details of why Chapman...
  • Ogden lawmaker seeking to protect the right to carry knives(UT)

    02/25/2011 6:00:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 24 February, 2011 | Loretta Park
    SALT LAKE CITY -- Owning and carrying a knife is the right of every American citizen and Utahn, says an Ogden lawmaker. That is why Rep. Ryan Wilcox, R-Ogden, is sponsoring House Bill 271, which prohibits counties and cities from creating ordinances regulating the use of knives. HB 271 was passed unanimously Thursday by the Senate Government Operations and Political Subdivisions Standing Committee and now goes before the Senate floor for further consideration. Wilcox said some of his constituents who are sportsmen came to him about concerns they had after learning some municipalities in neighboring states had banned certain types...
  • Illegal immigrant accused of killing three in gun and knife rampage

    02/12/2011 3:24:22 PM PST · by FromLori · 13 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 2/12/2011 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    was deported 10 years ago... but never left the country Jose Oswaldo Reyes Alfaro, an illegal immigrant, was charged in the pair of attacks blocks apart on Thursday night that left three people dead and three others injured, Police Chief Doug Keen said. Brenda Ashcraft, 56, and her son William Ashcraft, 37, were shot and killed in the first attack shortly after 7pm on Thursday. A 34-year-old woman was injured and remains hospitalised, and a 15-year-old girl was treated and released. In the second attack, 48-year-old Julio Cesar Ulloa was shot and killed, and a 77-year-old woman suffered head wounds...
  • Only on FOX: Knife-Friendly Arizona

    01/15/2011 8:01:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 47 replies ^ | 14 January, 2011 | NA
    For better for worse, some of Arizona's laws are cutting edge. But this law has us asking -- common sense or asking for trouble? Last summer, the Arizona Legislature made it legal for people to carry a knife everywhere in the state. D'Alton Holder makes and ships knives to all 50 states and more than 40 countries. His pocketknife is like his wallet. He says he uses it everyday. Sometimes just to cut sandpaper or clean his fingernails -- to Holder, knives are tools, not necessarily weapons. "I think where you separate what's a weapon and what's a tool is...
  • Flashback: Obama: ‘If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun’ (the REAL Arizona instigator)

    01/08/2011 9:01:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 54 replies · 1+ views
    WSJ ^ | 6/14/2008 | Amy Chozick
    <p>Mobster wisdom tells us never to bring a knife to a gun fight. But what does political wisdom say about bringing a gun to a knife fight?</p> <p>That’s exactly what Barack Obama said he would do to counter Republican attacks “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun,” Obama said at a Philadelphia fundraiser Friday night. “Because from what I understand folks in Philly like a good brawl. I’ve seen Eagles fans.”</p>
  • Bellevue police shot man; what would/could YOU do?(WA)

    01/08/2011 5:20:14 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 7 Janurary, 2011 | Dave Workman
    Yesterday morning’s fatal shooting of a knife-wielding man by Bellevue police at a Chevron gas station has this morning’s Seattle Times and on-line Seattle reader feedback pages jammed with comments reacting to the incident, which may have been captured on the store’s security video. It is being reported by the Times that the 25-year-old man declared that he was “taking the gas station hostage.” He then reportedly went outside, confronted two officers with the knife raised over his head and several shots were fired. The man died at the scene. This column has on many occasions discussed Washington State’s...
  • Man holds accused burglar at knife point in his underwear(FL)

    01/07/2011 5:41:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies ^ | 6 January, 2011 | Staff
    FORT MYERS, FL- A Fort Myers man wakes up early in the morning and remembers he left expensive tools in his SUV. He goes out to lock it and finds a man sitting in it. Fort Myers resident Hank Free says,"The door was open like this, and he was in there, and I came around here and I really surprised him." Free says he was surprised too. It was 2:30 in the morning and a stranger was sitting in his SUV. "I said what are you doing in my truck." Deputies say 19 year old Austin Yeomans, clutching a bag...
  • Model Student, Sports Star Suspended for Paring Knife Mix-Up (Updated: School Responds)

    12/30/2010 8:29:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 12+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | December 29, 2010 | Bryan Preston
    Zero tolerance common sense. UPDATE: School responds, I Google. On its face, this looks like it’s an asinine decision which is probably the product of a culture that makes lawsuits possible in every breath we take. How else to explain what the school principal has done here? It’s either the school’s fear of a lawsuit, or a total lack of common sense among the school’s leadership, or there’s something we don’t know about all this that hasn’t shown up in the media reports. I’m not discounting that third possibility, but based on what we know from media reports, this is...
  • 50yo Man Fights off Four Attackers in Spokane

    12/24/2010 9:41:33 AM PST · by Rinnwald · 42 replies · 3+ views
    The Spokesman Review ^ | 12/24/10 | The Spokesman Review
    A group of would-be robbers apparently messed with the wrong man. Spokane police responded to North Regal Street and East Wabash Avenue about 3 p.m. Thursday for the report of a stabbing.
  • Vanity - anybody know max blade length in DC?

    12/23/2010 6:57:27 AM PST · by jagusafr · 17 replies
    23 Dec 10 | jagusafr
    I'm changing reserve assignments to the DC area and am hoping somebody can tell me what restrictions exist on carry of concealed blades (since I can't carry my Sigma).
  • Want to carry bigger blades? Texas is prime candidate for knife law reform

    12/13/2010 4:23:01 AM PST · by marktwain · 51 replies · 2+ views ^ | 12 December, 2010 | Kalyn Belsha
    In Texas, it's a misdemeanor offense to carry an illegal knife, which includes daggers, Bowie knives, swords, spears, throwing stars and any knife with a blade over 5 1/2 inches. Switchblade knives are illegal not only to carry, but to possess, sell or make. But that could change if knife rights lobbyists - who've had major victories making knife laws less strict in New Hampshire and Arizona this year - roll back some the state's provisions they claim are out-dated and arbitrary. Texas would be a "natural step" for lobbyists looking to change knife laws, according to the group, Knife...
  • The Buck 110 Knife Set the Standard

    12/12/2010 2:46:39 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 62 replies
    Why is the Buck 110 knife one of the most sought after knives? The first word that ran through my mind when I opened the blade of this Buck knife and heard the lock click, was "Solid". That was back in 1980 ---------------------------------------------------------- The Buck 110 knife is made with brass bolsters and liners. Buck describes the handle material as "natural woodgrain" which I think is the trade name for a certain color of high quality wood laminate. The handle scales are attractive and tough, and they're pinned to the handles. ---------------------------------------------------------- The 3 3/4" clip point blade of this...
  • Keeping and bearing arms applies to knives as well as guns

    12/08/2010 7:08:17 PM PST · by marktwain · 72 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 7 December, 2010 | David Codrea
    By assigning knife regulations to its legislature, the state of Arizona has eliminated a patchwork of conflicting local laws and become what a report in The New York Times calls “a knife carrier’s dream, a place where everything from a samurai sword to a switchblade can be carried without a quibble.” Arizona’s transformation, and the recent lifting of a ban on switchblades, stilettos, dirks and daggers in New Hampshire, has given new life to the knife rights lobby, the little-known cousin of the more politically potent gun rights movement. A main driver behind this “transformation” is Knife Rights, “a membership...
  • GB stabbing leaves one hospitalized (Green Bay WI)

    12/06/2010 7:25:34 PM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 6 December, 2010 | NA
    GREEN BAY, (WFRV)-- A 42-year-old man is hospitalized and facing charges after he was stabbed yesterday afternoon. Police were called to an apartment on Imperial Lane in Green Bay. Police say the residents told a man to leave following an argument. He later returned intoxicated, kicked the door in and roughed up the people inside. A 19-year-old woman allegedly grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed the man twice, who then fled the scene. Police tell Channel 5 the woman is not facing any charges, because it appears the stabbing was self-defense.
  • Pushing a Right to Bear Arms, the Sharp Kind

    12/05/2010 5:44:01 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 56 replies · 5+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 4, 2010 | MARC LACEY
    Arizona used to be a knife carrier’s nightmare, with a patchwork of local laws that forced those inclined to strap Buck knives or other sharp objects to their belts to tread carefully as they moved from Phoenix (no knives except pocketknives) to Tempe (no knives at all) to Tucson (no knives on library grounds). But that changed earlier this year when Arizona made its Legislature the sole arbiter of knife regulations. And because of loose restrictions on weapons here, Arizona is now considered a knife carrier’s dream, a place where everything from a samurai sword to a switchblade can be...
  • Police: Man who stabbed attacker in Anza east of Temecula acted in self defense(CA)

    11/23/2010 4:20:43 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies · 1+ views ^ | 22 November, 2010 | Jose Arballo Jr.
    An man who stabbed someone to death outside a Anza home acted in self defense and will not be charged with a crime, said Sgt. Michael Lujan. Anza is a rural community located in the foothill east of Temecula and south of Hemet. Jason Thomas Reagan was found in front of a residence in the 59000 block of Reynolds Way on Nov. 11 after he had been stabbed by one of the residents of the home, Lujan said in a news release. Reagan was later pronounced dead from his injuries. Investigators determined on Reagan arrived at the residence and physically...
  • Police: Man stabs 2 in self-defense(AZ)

    11/15/2010 6:55:04 PM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 14 November, 2010 | Sarah Sanchez
    TUCSON, AZ (KOLD)- One man is dead following a fight at a midtown convenience store Saturday night. It happened just before 9 p.m. at Circle K, located in the 3100 block of East Speedway Boulevard, said Sgt. Diana Lopez, a Tucson Police Department spokeswoman. Two men, identified as Cesar Rios Gonzalez, 19, and Jesus Preciado, 21, approached another man just north of the store and began to assault him, Lopez said. The 26-year-old victim was able to get away and went inside the Circle K. Gonzalez and Preciado followed him inside and assaulted him again, Lopez said. The victim fought...
  • Man was 'scared to death' during Dorchester road rage incident, his attorney says(MA)

    11/11/2010 1:28:52 PM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies ^ | 9 November, 2010 | Milton J. Valencia and John R. Ellement
    A Quincy man lashed out with a folding knife to fend off an attacker he feared was going to kill him during a road rage incident in Dorchester on Monday, an outbreak of violence that snarled the evening rush hour traffic for hours, his attorney said today. Colum J. Flaherty, 62, pleaded not guilty in Dorchester Municipal Court to one count of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and was released on $500 cash bail. Flaherty, according to his attorney, is disabled due to a chronic heart condition. "He was attacked. He was scared he would be killed,'' Jose...
  • Enid Homeowner Fights Back, Stabs Burglary Suspect(OK)

    11/08/2010 4:22:35 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies ^ | 7 November, 2010 | NA
    ENID, Oklahoma – A burglary suspect was stabbed by an Enid homeowner after he broke into the man's home. Enid police say Roger Grove entered the couple's home on E. Elm looking for another man who had lived there in the past. The homeowner said Grove attacked him and his wife so he stabbed the 41-year-old in self defense. Grove fled the scene, but police received a call that he was found in a woman's front yard on Kelly Avenue and was bleeding badly. Police and medical personnel responded to the scene. Grove was taken to Integris Bass Baptist Hospital....
  • Police believe stabbing was in self-defense(TX)

    11/03/2010 4:59:25 AM PDT · by marktwain ^ | 2 November, 2010 | NA
    Police: Stabbing in self-defense Lubbock police believe a weekend stabbing was in self-defense after a man broke into an East Lubbock apartment. Olivo Jonas, 30, stabbed 32-year-old Alfonso Rodriguez four times at about 1:30 a.m. Oct. 30 inside a Park Meadow apartment, 2627 Oak Ave., according to a Lubbock police report. Rodriguez was taken to Covenant Medical Center, but has since been treated and released pending the filing of charges, police said. According to the police report, Rodriguez entered the apartment without permission “with the intent to commit an assault.”
  • Knife removed from Brazil man's head after 3 years

    09/26/2010 3:01:48 PM PDT · by PROCON · 17 replies
    AP ^ | Sep. 24, 2010 | AP
    SAO PAULO (AP) - A man in northeastern Brazil is recovering after surgeons removed a 4-inch (10-centimeter) blade that had been stuck in his head for three years following a bar fight. Edeilson Nascimento, a 29-year-old tire repairman, tells reporters Friday he is feeling great after the three-hour surgery earlier this week. Excerpted per FR posting rules.
  • Clark County (WI) Judge rules concealed carry ban unconstitutional

    10/14/2010 8:30:09 AM PDT · by ADSUM · 65 replies
    Wisconsin Radio Network ^ | 10/14/2010 | WRN contributor
    A Clark County judge says Wisconsin’s ban on carrying concealed weapons is unconstitutional. In the case, authorities charged a Sauk City man with carrying a concealed weapon, after he admitted he had a knife in his waistband. He never threatened anyone. In light of the landmark Supreme Court ruling in McDonald v. City of Chicago, attorney William Poss filed a motion to dismiss the case on constitutional grounds. Judge Jon Counsell obliged Wednesday, ruling the law is overly broad and violates both the Second and Fourteenth Amendments of the Constitution.
  • Challange to Ban on Firearms on Postal Service Property

    10/07/2010 5:32:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 5 October, 2010 | John Richardson
    Attorney Jim Manley and the Mountain States Legal Foundation are taking on the US Postal Service's ban on any firearm on USPS property. The challenge is on behalf of Debbie and Tab Bonidy of Avon, Colorado and the National Association for Gun Rights. A lawsuit, Bonidy et al v. USPS et al, was filed Monday in U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. The Bonidys live in a rural area of Colorado that doesn't have home mail delivery. Because of that, the local post office in Avon, Colorado provides the residents of the area with a post office box...
  • What is the best hunting knife?

    10/05/2010 4:37:57 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 119 replies
  • Centralia Man Being Held for Weekend Stabbing Released from Custody(IL)

    09/14/2010 4:55:39 AM PDT · by marktwain ^ | 13 September, 2010 | NA
    A Centralia man being held in connection with a weekend stabbing in Wamac has been released from custody without being charged pending further investigation. Marion County State's Attorney Matt Wilzbach says witness statements indicate the man was acting in self defense, but he wants police to talk to the stabbing victim before a final decision is made on charges. Wilzbach has been told 36-year-old Christopher Walker of Patoka remains in the intensive care unit of St. Mary's Hospital in Centralia on a respirator, but his condition is stable. However, Walker's condition is not good enough to allow him to talk...
  • LAPD brass vows to investigate fatal shooting of day laborer; protesters egg police station

    09/08/2010 6:14:12 AM PDT · by topher · 30 replies ^ | September 7, 2010 | via Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES – Police Chief Charlie Beck pleaded for calm and vowed his department would conduct an exhaustive investigation into a bicycle officer's fatal shooting of a drunken day laborer with a knife. But his words did little to dissuade demonstrators, who spilled into the streets for a second straight night Tuesday — some to pray and light candles and others to pelt a police station near downtown Los Angeles with eggs, rocks and bottles. ... Beck said the incident involving Jamines started when someone flagged down three bicycle officers to tell them a man was threatening people with a...
  • Thank God for the NRA or else you couldn't even carry a knife around

    So apparently in London, any pointed or bladed article in a public place without lawful authority or reasonable excuse is illegal.
  • Furor in Seattle: Did man die for whittling, or posing a clear threat?(WA)

    09/01/2010 7:55:25 PM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 31 August, 2010 | Dave Workman
    Reader feedback sections in both the on-line Seattle Times and Seattle Post-Intelligencer editions are loading up with comments (more than 220 in the Times at last count) as the public reacts to Monday afternoon’s fatal shooting by a Seattle police officer of a man apparently carrying a knife. Was the man merely whittling, as has been reported, or did the officer perceive a genuine threat when he confronted the as-yet unidentified man? That’s a question that must be sorted out, and not in the emotion-laden atmosphere surrounding this story right now, but after the situation is analyzed. Perhaps not since...