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  • Woman killed in London attack was an American, police say

    08/04/2016 7:11:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 59 replies ^ | 8/4/2016 | unknown
    An American woman was killed and five other people injured in a stabbing attack in London’s Russell Square by a Norwegian man of Somali origin who was arrested after the incident, authorities said. "So far we have found no evidence of radicalization or anything that would suggest the man in our custody was motivated by terrorism," Rowley said. He said the woman who died was a 60-year-old American, and the five injured people are British, American, Israeli and Australian. None had life-threatening injuries. Two remain in a hospital, while three others have been discharged.
  • Watch: These Are The Shocking Statistics The Government Doesn’t Want You To See

    09/18/2015 4:51:23 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 6 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 9/17/2015 | Mac Slavo
    It is time to start banning anything that could potentially be used as a weapon? The latest micro-documentary from Crush The Street explores the reality of violence in America and the shocking statistics being used to justify complete disarmament of the American people. Last year 285 people died from a rifle according to FBI crime statistics. This includes the deadly assault rifles. It’s a shocking number. But upon further investigation we learned that 1,490 U.S. citizens died from a knife attack… The media has had us focused on guns for too long… (Watch the video at link)
  • Police seek teen suspect in slaying of American U. grad on D.C. Metro

    07/06/2015 6:38:42 AM PDT · by palmer · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 5 at 6:14 PM | Michael Smith and T. Rees Shapiro
    He was a Connecticut transplant thriving in his adopted city, a policy and politics wonk known to capture sun-basked monuments, cherry blossoms and the marble halls of power in Washington with his ever-present camera. On July 4, Kevin Joseph Sutherland stepped onto the Metro to visit friends, but he never arrived at the gathering. In an altercation police believe was the result of a robbery gone awry, Sutherland was stabbed to death aboard a train during the Saturday afternoon rush at the NoMa-Gallaudet U station on Florida Avenue NE. ... and he decorated his student government office at American University...
  • Time for Knife Control?

    11/12/2014 9:36:02 AM PST · by w1n1 · 21 replies
    wsj ^ | 11/12/2014 | Sean Davis
    According to the FBI knives were used to kill more than rifles and shotguns. Here's an excerpt from Sean Davis article on this. In 2013, knives or other cutting instruments were used to kill 1,490 victims. In contrast, rifles were the cause of death of 285 murder victims. Shotguns were used in 308 murders. The 2013 numbers are even more interesting when you compare them to data from 2003, the last year in which the 1994 federal “assault weapon” ban was in effect. See the rest of the story here.
  • French Mom Stabs Kindergarten Teacher To Death In Front Of Class

    07/04/2014 11:28:20 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 35 replies
    NBC News ^ | 04 July 2014
    Robert Couffignal of the regional teachers union insisted that the attack was an "isolated case." He said the larger problem for schools in his region and around France is tension over economic decline and lack of job prospects for young people, especially those from poor or immigrant backgrounds.
  • 6-year-old cousin of Bulls' Taj Gibson stabbed to death in Brooklyn elevator

    06/02/2014 8:21:12 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies
    NEW YORK -- A man with a kitchen knife stabbed two young children, one fatally, in an elevator in a New York City apartment building on Sunday evening, police said. Police found Prince Joshua Avitto, 6, and a 7-year-old girl with stab wounds to their torsos at the building in Brooklyn's East New York neighborhood after responding to a 911 call. Avitto is the cousin of Chicago Bulls power forward Taj Gibson, WGN-TV reported.
  • Gunman stabbed 3 to death before spree

    05/25/2014 8:57:41 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 40 replies
    New York Post ^ | Kathianne Boniello, David K. Li, Laura Italiano and Linda Massarella
    Only when cops entered Rodger’s nearby apartment did they find his first victims: three multiply-stabbed men whose names were withheld Saturday night, pending family notification. It remained unclear Saturday night if any of the three were Rodger’s two roommates. He had written in the manifesto that he would “have to kill” them so he could turn the place into “my personal torture and killing chamber.” “I will start luring people into my apartment, knock them out with a hammer, and slit their throats. I will torture some of the good looking people before I kill them, assuming that the good...
  • 1 in custody after Pennsylvania school stabbings

    04/09/2014 6:23:26 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 89 replies
    AP ^ | 4/9/14 | AP
    Several people were stabbed Wednesday morning at a high school near Pittsburgh, and a suspect was taken into custody, an emergency official said. Dan Stevens, the spokesman for Westmoreland County emergency management, said five or six people were reported stabbed at about 7:20 a.m. at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, about 15 miles east of Pittsburgh. It wasn't immediately clear if the suspect and the victims are students, adults or a mix of both. It doesn't appear that any of the victims suffered life-threatening injuries, Stevens said, though several helicopters were seen flying people from the scene to area...
  • Knife Control Based on Same 'Irrational Premise' as Gun Control

    03/30/2014 6:20:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies ^ | 3/30/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On March 29th Breitbart News sat down with founder Doug Ritter. We discussed the growing efforts to stop and/or repeal knife control and ways in which knife control and gun control intersect. We asked Ritter, "So how do laws banning or controlling certain types of knives about?"
  • Mother, children killed in Queens

    01/20/2014 6:16:26 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 1/20/2014 | LUKE FUNK
    A young mother and her two children were found murdered in Queens on Sunday and their killer is still on the run. Police say all three were found stabbed to death inside their apartment just after 7 p.m.
  • 1 dead, 2 injured in stabbing at Spring High School

    09/04/2013 7:11:46 AM PDT · by Innovative · 33 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Sept 4, 2013 | Dale Lezon
    One person was fatally stabbed and two others were injured Wednesday morning at Spring High School. Officials said all the victims were students. A suspect may be on the loose and deputies are searching for him. They know who he is.

    04/09/2013 3:37:36 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 19 replies
    TPNN - TEA PARTY NEWS NETWORK ^ | April 9, 2013 | Greg Campbell
    But conspicuously absent in the media or blogosphere are the broad, reactionary calls by celebrities or pundits to remedy the malice of a violent attacker with legislation. While certainly there are comments out there, when we juxtapose this recent attack with that of the shooting at Sandy Hook or Aurora, we see the absence of reaction by those who feel that government intervention is the solution to all of society’s ailments...
  • UK Considers Banning Kitchen Knives

    12/27/2012 11:16:08 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 74 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | December 27, 2012 | Philip Hodges
    We joke about it here in the U.S. that maybe the UK should ban kitchen knives since they can be used to kill someone. It looks like the UK may have taken those jokes a little too seriously because theyÂ’ve been considering banning long, pointed kitchen knives for the past several years. Researchers from West Middlesex University Hospital found that crime in their country was on the rise, and that kitchen knives were used in as many as half of all stabbings.At least theyÂ’re being consistent. They thought guns were dangerous, so they banned guns. Now, theyÂ’re acknowledging that knives...
  • British Doctors Call for Ban on Long Kitchen Knives to End Stabbings

    12/27/2012 9:09:36 AM PST · by Nachum · 79 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 12/27/12 | Daniel Greenfield
    The good news is that if we ever do get that assault rifle ban, followed by a handgun ban, followed by a ban of anything that can shoot bullets, the “Banners” will still have a banner year of banning all the other ways with which people kill other people. Violent crimes haven’t gone away with the UK’s gun control. They’ve actually gone up. Britons suffer 1,158,957 violent crimes per year, which works out at 2,034 per 100,000 residents. The U.S., meanwhile, has a rate of 466 crimes per 100,000 residents, which is lower than France’s, at 504 Instead of gun...

    12/26/2012 8:59:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Powerline ^ | 12/26/2012 | Scott Johnson
    One of my 2013 predictions — coming soon! — is that rifles will trail knives as murder weapons of choice in the coming year as they have in the most recent five-year period for which statistics are available. Magical thinking underlies the calls for gun control in the wake of the slaughter of the innocents at the Sandy Hook school, but a relentless logic is at work in this anecdote of modern life in the Britain formerly known as Great: A disabled caravanner who kept a penknife in his glove compartment to use on picnics has blasted the authorities after...
  • China Calls for ‘No Delay’ on Gun Controls in U.S.

    12/15/2012 8:56:12 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 131 replies ^ | December 15, 2012 | MARK MCDONALD
    HONG KONG — The state news agency in China, the official voice of the government, has called for the United States to quickly adopt stricter gun controls in the aftermath of the shooting rampage in Connecticut that left 28 people dead, including 20 schoolchildren. According to the state medical examiner who was overseeing autopsies of the children, all of them had been hit multiple times. At least one child had been shot 11 times. All of the children were in the first grade. “Their blood and tears demand no delay for U.S. gun control,” said the news agency, Xinhua, which...
  • Knife-wielding man gunned down by cops in Times Square

    08/12/2012 4:28:33 AM PDT · by raybbr · 86 replies ^ | 8/12/21012 | LARRY CELONA, AARON FEIS and ANNIE KARNI
    Cops shot a knife-wielding maniac dead on a packed Midtown street yesterday after several officers drew their weapons and chased him at gunpoint through Times Square. “Shoot me! Shoot me!” the armed madman shouted at a crowd of more than 20 cops, who had followed him for several blocks and blasted him with pepper spray before cornering him on Seventh Avenue near West 38th Street, according to witness Robert James. The furious 51-year-old finally lunged at the officers with his 11-inch butcher knife, leading two cops to blast him in the torso, groin and arms at about 3 p.m., police...
  • How can our politicians understand blade culture?

    07/14/2008 11:22:50 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies · 90+ views ^ | July 14, 2008 | Rowenna Davis
    New proposals to tackle knife crime demonstrate just how little ministers know about the context our kids are operating in. Young people don't get involved with crime because they don't know the consequences; in many cases, it's precisely because they do know the consequences that they carry a blade. When you know just how bad a stab wound can be, you want to keep a knife close to your chest to have some credible threat of self-defence against others. This has been recognised by the government's own newly appointed lead on knife crime, Alf Hitchcock, who has said that 85%...
  • London Teenagers March to Demand End to Knife Violence

    07/03/2008 6:39:46 PM PDT · by The Pack Knight · 35 replies · 256+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | 3 July 2008 | Tom Kelley
    The devastated sisters of stabbed teenager Ben Kinsella yesterday led scores of teenagers on a march to demand an end to knife violence. Former EastEnders actress Brooke Kinsella and her sisters Jade, 22, and Georgia, 14, each wore a T-shirt carrying different pictures of their brother... He was attacked after being chased by a gang of four youths at around 2am on Sunday and became the 17th teenager to be murdered in London this year.... Five hundred youngsters, dressed in white for peace, walked the two miles from Islington town hall in North London to the scene of the murder...
  • London ~ 16 teen knife murders this year.

    06/08/2008 12:50:29 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 56 replies · 510+ views
    Associated Content ^ | 6-8-2008 | Bobby Tall Horse
    Like a plague, murder by knife has taken London by storm. Gang members have said that killing someone is like a status symbol. It's in fashion. Taking little to no provocation this so called fashion of knife murders gives no warning.