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  • Beheading is Against Islam, That’s Why Mohammed Owned a Sword Named “Cleaver of Vertebrae”

    09/30/2014 7:20:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | Sep. 30, 2014 | aniel Greenfield
    Can anyone name Moses or Jesus’ favorite swords? Mohammed though had a huge sword collection, a lot of them stolen from other people, because he was kind of a psycho. How much did Mohammed like his swords? He named them. And he liked them more than his wives or just about anything else. “The al-Rasub sword is one of the nine swords of the prophet Muhammad. It is said that the weapons of the house of the prophet Muhammad were kept among his family just like the Ark was kept with the Israelites.” Except the Ark contained the word of...
  • Texas Game of Thrones fan staves off an intruder with a MEDIEVAL SWORD...

    09/20/2014 3:36:14 PM PDT · by Ramius · 44 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 9/20/2014 | Mail Online
    A homeowner sporting a Game of Thrones T-Shirt and brandished with a medieval sword says that he could have taken the life of an intruder who entered his home but that he is a Christian and doesn't believe in killing. Thomas McGowan, 25, broke into the Wichita Falls, Texas home of Jimmy Morgan Jr. at midnight on Tuesday but retreated with terror leaving splatters of blood on the wall after Morgan Jr. whipped out a medieval sword and told him to get lost. McGowan broke into Morgan Jr.'s home to hide from police after crashing his car during a police...
  • Deputy shoots, kills sword-wielding suspect

    08/28/2014 6:29:56 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 24 replies
    10 News WTSP ^ | 8-28-14 | Isabel Mascareñas
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  • Las Cruces man accused of killing mom with sword set to appear in court

    08/04/2014 8:23:24 AM PDT · by skinkinthegrass · 20 replies
    http://www.ktsm.com ^ | Monday, July 21, 2014 - 7:19pm | Andra Litton
    Las Cruces, NM (KTSM) — The Criminal Complaint against a 35-year-old Las Cruces man accused of brutally murdering his mother with a sword was obtained by NewsChannel 9 on Monday morning.
  • Police searching for two people who assaulted man with a sword in Charleston, WV

    07/17/2014 7:38:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    WOWKTV ^ | staff
    CHARLESTON, WV - UPDATE: According to Trooper Wilson of the WV State Police Quincy Detachment, who is handling the case, Angelo Dilo, of Zanesville, OH, was tied up by both his ex-wife Patricia and Ronald Coleman at around 8 p.m. Friday, and was beaten with a sword with a 20-inch blade, as well as jumper cables and a bag of tools. Trooper Wilson says Dilo, who moved to the Charleston area three to four weeks ago and has been in the process of opening up a business with his brother at the building formerly known as Hall's Sign, escaped from...
  • India Sikh groups clash at Golden Temple [Sword Fighting!]

    06/06/2014 6:53:40 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    BBCIndia ^ | 6 June 2014 Last updated at 05:01 ET | Staff
    Several people have been injured after Sikh groups brandishing swords clashed at India's Golden Temple as special prayers were held to mark the deadly military offensive there in 1984. Reports said the fight at Sikhism's holiest shrine was over who would speak first at the ceremony and that a scuffle broke out over a microphone. Footage showed men running down temple steps lashing out with their swords. Reports said at least three people had been taken to hospital with injuries. The Indian government says 400 people and 87 soldiers were killed during the 1984 military raid to flush out Sikh...
  • High ‘high elf’ stabs Portland woman’s car with sword

    05/25/2014 5:14:04 PM PDT · by skinkinthegrass · 52 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Sunday, May 18, 2014, 6:05 PM | Nicole Hensley
    A Glendale, Ore., man decked out for battle and allegedly high on LSD thought he was fighting the evil ‘Morgoth,’ but really, he was stabbing a woman’s car in a Portland, Ore., intersection.
  • Fluke: New women's issues, new challenges

    03/13/2014 12:49:18 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | 03-10-2014 | Sandra Fluke
    (CNN) -- I can't help but feel humbled and grateful when I hear the stories of women who marched for women's rights in the 1970s and the suffragists who fought for the right to vote. What they accomplished deserves more than a nod and lip service. We must honor them by making our generation's mark on the concerns facing women today. Unfortunately, that still includes goals we've fought too long for, like reproductive rights. Today is International Women's Day and March is Women's History Month. As we celebrate all that women have accomplished in the struggle for gender equality, we...
  • One Katy [Texas] Man Really Lives by the Sword

    03/03/2014 6:28:57 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 41 replies
    KTRH ^ | 3-3-14 | Eric Sharp
    Not everyone uses a gun in Texas. One man pulls out a sword to defend himself over the weekend in Katy. It happened at a home near The Grand Parkway and Kingsland Boulevard Saturday night when a woman’s estranged husband showed up at her home with her live in boyfriend. According to the boyfriend, Eugene Thompson, the husband came after him and that’s when Eugene ran into the bedroom closet and got his “Legend of Zelda” replica sword. Thompson told our t-v partner Local 2 that the sword was sharp and pointed.
  • Police: Man who attacked women pulled a sword on latest victim

    01/31/2014 10:28:10 AM PST · by Ramius · 18 replies
    KIRO TV ^ | 1/31/2014 | Lee Stoll
    By Lee Stoll EVERETT, Wash. — Police said a man attacking women at an apartment complex in Bothell pulled a sword on his latest victim. For the second time in three weeks, officers were called to the complex on the Bothell-Everett Highway to arrest 21-year-old Johnathan Arnold. In court papers, deputies pleaded with the judge to keep Arnold locked up this time saying he “is causing young innocent females to live in fear of their lives, he is showing a pattern and is increasing his level of dangerousness." "I've never felt threatened here - ever. And I walk this way....
  • Vallejo woman arrested for throwing knives in restaurant

    12/19/2013 7:30:34 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 35 replies
    Times-Herald online ^ | 12-19-13 | Times-Herald staff
    A Vallejo woman was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon Wednesday morning for allegedly throwing a steak knife at a Denny's waitress, police said. The restaurant at 4355 Sonoma Blvd. had refused to serve the woman because she had left without paying her bill on several occasions, Lt. Jeff Bassett said. The woman, 56-year-old Ayo Carew, "went into a rage" after she was refused service and started throwing knives and forks at about 7:50 a.m., Bassett said. According to the police report, the waitress told officers she had to duck to avoid being hit by a knife.
  • 3 Hurt In Hatchet Attack At East Texas Wal-Mart

    12/10/2013 8:48:09 AM PST · by Morgana · 34 replies
    CBS ^ | CBS
    MARSHALL (AP) - Three people have been hurt in a hatchet attack at a Wal-Mart in East Texas and police arrested a transient on assault charges. Marshall police Detective Sonya Johnson said Monday that Christopher Hamilton of Crawford, Ark., allegedly had the hatchet with him when entering the store. Two female workers and a male shopper were attacked early Sunday.
  • UPDATE: Man arrested for attacking brother with sword; shoots himself, in Ranger, WV

    11/27/2013 8:22:27 PM PST · by Morgana · 100 replies
    WOWK-TV ^ | Lucas Hannon
    According to police, Jeffrey Turley was arrested Wednesday, Nov. 27, and is being held on several charges, including attempted murder. He is being held in the Western Regional Jail on a $300,000 bond. _____ ORIGINAL: The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office are investigating an incident out of Ranger, WV involving a man attacking a relative and then shooting himself. Police say it happened around 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23 at a house in the area of 1002 Barberry Road, just off Route 37. According to Lincoln Sheriff's, a male subject, Jeff Turley, 32, attacked his brother, also a male, with a...
  • Boy, 14, 'bludgeoned friend's sleeping mother with a sword and the pair....

    09/19/2013 6:07:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    FULL TITLE: Boy, 14, 'bludgeoned friend's sleeping mother with a sword and the pair talked about eating her LIVER before going on drug-fueled crime spree' Two teenagers, ages 13 and 14, from Washington state have been arrested in a bizarre sword attack on the mother of one of the boys that included a discussion of killing the woman and cannibalizing her liver. Spokane Valley deputies responding to an assault call early Tuesday found the bloody woman on her bed; next to her were two knives and a sword with a handle bent at 45-degree angle. The unnamed victim was hospitalized...
  • Man with sword comes to neighbor's aid

    04/24/2013 6:52:32 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 13 replies
    SALT LAKE CITY, - A Salt Lake City woman being assaulted by a co-worker was rescued by a group of neighbors, including one wielding a sword. Police Lt. Justin Hoyal said the 35-year-old woman was leaving her home just after 7 a.m. Tuesday when she was attacked by a 38-year-old man against whom she had obtained a stalking injunction after they ceased to be co-workers, The Salt Lake Tribune reported Wednesday. Hoyal said the man chased the woman down the street and she attempted to use pepper spray against him but failed. Police said numerous neighbors came to help the...
  • Mormon bishop with Samurai sword runs off attacker

    04/24/2013 12:29:21 AM PDT · by thecodont · 18 replies
    Associated Press via San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Updated 6:59 pm, Tuesday, April 23, 2013 | By BRADY McCOMBS, Associated Press
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Samurai sword-wielding Mormon bishop helped a neighbor woman escape a Tuesday morning attack by a man who had been stalking her. Kent Hendrix woke up Tuesday to his teenage son pounding on his bedroom door and telling him somebody was being mugged in front of their house. The 47-year-old father of six rushed out the door and grabbed the weapon closest to him — a 29-inch high carbon steel Samurai sword.Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/news/us/article/Mormon-bishop-with-Samurai-sword-runs-off-attacker-4457636.php#ixzz2RMbixCXZ
  • Samurai sword-wielding child-porn suspect: I'm guilty

    10/05/2012 7:46:13 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | October 4, 2012 | Amy Pavuk
    A Palm Coast man who stabbed his computer with a samurai sword during a child-porn search of his home in May has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of receiving child pornography over the Internet, officials said today. Kamil Mezalka, 21, faces a minimum of five years and up to 20 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not been sent.
  • Victim Uses Samurai Sword To Stop Armed Robber(TN)

    09/27/2012 7:16:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    newschannel5.com ^ | 27 September, 2011 | Nick Beres
    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - You know the saying: Don't bring a knife to a gunfight? Try telling that to three students who pulled a Samurai sword on a gun-packing robber. "He chose the wrong guy to mug. I always said I'm not going to give money to someone who mugs me, and I'm living proof. I'm here and he's in jail," said Tyler Michaels, a teenage college student. The person in jail is armed robbery suspect Deadrick Gaines. Michaels said Gaines pulled a gun on him in a parking lot and then demanded they go get money from inside his apartment....
  • A 63-year-old engineer is Japan's 'last ninja'

    08/19/2012 10:46:58 AM PDT · by nerdwithagun · 37 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | Aug 19, 2012 | Miwa Suzuki
    A 63-year-old former engineer may not fit the typical image of a dark-clad assassin with deadly weapons who can disappear into a cloud of smoke. But Jinichi Kawakami is reputedly Japan's last ninja. As the 21st head of the Ban clan, a line of ninjas that can trace its history back some 500 years, Kawakami is considered by some to be the last living guardian of Japan's secret spies.
  • Man Arrested for Fight with Sword, Chops Off Victim's Hand

    03/16/2012 8:06:50 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 40 replies
    wsaz.com ^ | 15 Mar 2012 | WSAZ News Staff
    WHEELERSBURG, Ohio (WSAZ) -- A man is charged with felonious assault after detectives said he got into a fight with a man and chopped off his hand with a sword. The incident happened at a home in Wheelersburg on March 3. Detectives said that someone called 911 saying that a man showed up to a home on Clay Street in Wheelersburg with his hand amputated stating he had been in a fight. The victim was identified as Eric Hammond, 27, of Wheelersburg. According to the Scioto County Sheriff's Office, Hammond was treated at SOMC and then transported to a hospital...
  • Ohio man arrested after sword fight

    03/16/2012 7:14:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    WOWK ^ | Updated: Mar 15, 2012 7:32 PM CDT | April Kaull
    A Wheelersburg man is under arrest and charged with assault. Investigators said he chopped off another man's hand with a sword. Scioto County Sheriff Marty Donini said that detectives arrested 31-year-old Dustin Walker. He's being held on a $7,500 bond. The Sheriff's office received a 911 call from a residence located on Clay St. in Wheelersburg stating that a man showed up at the door with his hand amputated. He said he had been in a fight. The victim was identified as 27-year-old Eric Hammond. He was taken to a Columbus hospital for treatment. Hammond is listed in serious but...
  • Fighting with Swords and Shields Isn't Berserk, It's Awesome

    02/22/2012 5:43:31 PM PST · by AnTiw1 · 52 replies · 1+ views
    kotaku.com ^ | Brian Ashcraft
    Exercise is important. Some jog. Others play tennis. In Tokyo, a group of folks don medieval armour, wield swords, and beat the tar out of each other. Welcome to Castle Tintagel, a Middle Ages oasis in a hyper modern metropolis.
  • Tulsa Teen Strikes Home Invasion Suspect With Sword

    01/28/2012 11:57:24 AM PST · by OKSooner · 60 replies
    KOTV Channel 6 Tulsa, OK ^ | 1-28-2012 | Dee Duren, KOTV
    TULSA, Oklahoma - A Tulsa teenager used a sword he'd bought at Mayfest to defend himself during a home invasion Friday night. Police say the 17-year-old was home alone at a residence in the 5200 block of South 36th West Avenue. Just before 11 p.m., officers say suspect Jeremy Wayne Olson kicked in part of the front door, reached in and unlocked it. The victim ran into a back bedroom and grabbed a sword he purchased at Mayfest. As Olson entered the bedroom, the teen struck him in the head with the blade, according to police. The 18-year-old Olson ran...
  • Police: Sword-Wieding Suspect Says He Is 'Cuckoo For Cocoa Puffs'

    09/05/2011 11:55:06 AM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    MERRILLVILLE, Ind. -- Indiana state police said troopers found a shirtless man marching along Interstate 65 in northwestern Indiana while holding a nearly 3 foot-long samurai-style sword. The man was spotted Sunday near where a car was abandoned in the middle lane of I-65 in Merrillville. Police said the man swung the sword in a defensive manner as officers approached him but dropped it when ordered. He then tried to get into an SUV that had stopped to avoid hitting the man and officers. Police said that after the man was taken into custody he gave troopers different names or...
  • Sword Fight Arrest

    07/12/2011 4:06:55 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 16 replies
    valley news live ^ | 7-12-11 | valley news
    On early Tuesday morning, July 12, 2011, Deputies responded to a rural Beltrami County residence to investigate a complaint of an assault with weapons involved at this home. As officers were driving to the scene it was reported that swords were being used in the assault. After arriving in the driveway, Deputies located an intoxicated individual attempting to leave the residence on a bicycle. The suspect was stopped and as deputies began their investigation they learned the suspect had been drinking with the occupant of the residence when suddenly the suspect attacked the homeowner with a sword. The homeowner also...
  • Man Accused of Wielding Sword

    06/22/2011 4:43:31 PM PDT · by RetroSexual · 38 replies
    The Frederick News Post ^ | 6/22/11 | Brian Englar
    A Frederick man is charged with wielding a 3-foot-long sword as he walked down a city sidewalk, telling frightened witnesses he intended to kill two people he said attacked him. Orlando DeJesus Martinez-Navas, 30, is charged with carrying a dangerous weapon with intent to injure and concealing a dangerous weapon. He is also being held on a warrant for a failure to appear from January 2009 on charges of driving without a license. snip Martinez-Navas is being held at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center in lieu of two separate bails totaling $7,600. He also has an immigration detainer, according...
  • Be Careful With That Sword In Your Shorts

    02/12/2011 12:57:27 PM PST · by Sasparilla · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Armed Self Defense.blogspot.com ^ | 02/12/11 | Sasparilla
    When and where is a decorative sword stuffed in your shorts considered a weapon? Never in Saskatchewan anyway. A Canadian Appeals Judge has held that reasonable doubt existed when a man who bought a decorative sword from a friend and stuffed in his shorts to take it home because he didn’t have a bag or backpack to put it in. Teran Laplante was charged with carrying a concealed weapon when someone complained to police that he saw him with a black handled sword in a sheath in his shorts. The Appellate Judge held that the decorative sword that the man...
  • Man with sword acting in self-defense(IN)

    12/24/2010 4:22:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 41 replies · 1+ views
    wthitv.com ^ | 20 December, 2009 | NA
    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Police say the man who used a sword in a fight was acting in self-defense. No names have been released in this bizarre story. It happened at 4th and Lincoln in Terre Haute over the weekend. Police say a man in a car went inside his home to grab a wooden club and tried to hit another man in the leg who was parked nearby. That man used a sword to block the club from hitting him again and that's how he sliced off three of the man's fingers with his sword. Police say the...
  • Children Hostages Freed in French School

    12/13/2010 5:48:59 AM PST · by nmh · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/13/10 | Paris AP
    PARIS – PARIS (AP) -- Masked French gendarmes detained a 17-year-old who took a class full of preschoolers hostage Monday, releasing all the children safely after hours of tense negotiations that drew nationwide attention. "The hostage-taking is over," Jean-Marc Magda, aide to the mayor of the eastern French city of Besancon, told The Associated Press by telephone. All 20 children who had been taken hostage and their teacher were released safely, he said. ... Besancon Mayor Jean-Louis Fousseret said the teen had been treated for depression but had not taken his medication in recent days. The mayor did not confirm...
  • While Screaming Bible Passages, 'Ugly Betty' Actor Kills Mother With Samurai Sword

    PROSPECT HEIGHTS (WPIX) — Police say an "Ugly Betty" actor held his mother hostage and then murdered her with a samurai sword while screaming Bible passages Tuesday in Brooklyn. Neighbors identified the suspect as Haitian-American actor Michael L. Brea, who has had roles on the TV series "Ugly Betty" and movie "Step-Up 3-D." He was also the face of a campaign for the energy drink Coca-Cola: Full Throttle, according to Haiti Internet movie database website BelFim.com. Neighbors on the first and third floors of 501 Park Place in Prospect Heights heard screams coming from the apartment on the second floor...
  • America Repent for your portion has been measured and found lacking !

    09/08/2010 8:34:38 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 59 replies · 1+ views
    America your portion has been measured in full and the time of true shaking has come ! Now watch as I touch your pocketbooks , watch as I annihilate the sin in your lives and watch as All this occurs I set the captives free and destroy the rebellious as korah for I shall swallow up sin and it's roots . I shall cleanse this nation as never before . There shall be crevasses where there has been great rivers allowing the ocean in , Deserts where there has been pools of great waters , Mountains where there has been...
  • KIRPAN (THE SIKH SWORD - An interesting article)

    07/10/2010 11:31:56 PM PDT · by Brian_Baldwin · 8 replies
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    KIRPAN (THE SIKH SWORD) Author : Unknown The sword has a special place in the history of various religious, cultures and nations. For a Sikh, "Kirpan" is an article of faith. For an initiated Sikh, wearing of a Kirpan is obligatory. An initiated Sikh, not wearing a Kirpan, would be in breach of his faith. Although its form has undergone several changes, sword has been part of the history of the world since pre-historic periods. References pertaining to sword can be found in the history of the Jews, the Christians, the Muslims, the Sikhs, the Japanese, and other national and...
  • Colo. man went on solo mission to kill bin Laden

    06/15/2010 1:49:53 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 35 replies · 767+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 11, 2010 | DAN ELLIOTT and CHRIS BRUMMITT
    An American man has been detained in the mountains of Pakistan after local authorities found him carrying a sword, pistol and night-vision goggles on a Rambo-style solo mission to hunt down and kill Osama bin Laden. Friends and family say construction worker Gary Brooks Faulkner is a devout, good-humored Christian who often talked about building a porch or framing a house — not taking down the world's most-wanted terrorist. They had few clues to explain his 7,300-mile journey. "I'm like, 'What? They got him where?'" said Daren Paredes, a friend who met Faulkner in the northern Colorado town of Greeley....
  • Porn actor charged with murder in LA sword slaying

    06/04/2010 4:27:39 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 17 replies · 787+ views
    hosted ^ | Jun 4,
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A porn actor suspected of killing a colleague and wounding two other people during an attack with a sword has been charged with murder and attempted murder. Prosecutors say they charged 34-year-old Stephen Clancy Hill on Friday with one count of murder and five counts of attempted murder.
  • Man attacked with a samurai sword

    05/18/2010 5:33:25 AM PDT · by tenger · 26 replies · 661+ views
    Wavy.com ^ | May 17, 2010 | unknown
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - The weekend was winding down at the Oceanfront. It was Sunday night, and the crowds were thinning out. Until just after 8 o'clock. Dean Kirby first heard the commotion from across the street. A group of people were already standing near the corner of Pacific Avenue and 24th Street. "There was a guy saying, 'Someone got stabbed, someone got stabbed,'" said Kirby. Police said a man was crossing the street when he was attacked from behind. The weapon: a samurai sword. Police said the victim had cuts on his back, his head, and severe gashes...
  • Old German sword World war one (Vanity)big jpeg

    04/18/2010 11:45:04 AM PDT · by Charlespg · 16 replies · 922+ views
    NA ^ | april 18 2010 | Charlespg
    old sword bought at antique shop over 20 years ago in Columbia SC looking for info on original owner and wondered if any freepers could give me advice on were to start sword is marked For faithful in German sorry for the big jpeg dump
  • The best anti-zombie gun is a sword

    04/04/2010 11:34:38 AM PDT · by ancientart · 36 replies · 1,772+ views
    Aberdeen American News ^ | April 4, 2009 | Art Marmorstein
    My family and I were running as fast as we could, but the zombies got closer and closer. In desperation, I did the only thing I could think of: I started reciting Bible verses. The zombies slowed to a crawl and then to a stop. Something seemed to be happening to them, something that made them considerably less sinister. Unfortunately, my supply of memorized scriptures was disappearing fast, and I knew that, once it was gone, they'd be after us again. But just when I came to the very last verse of my scriptural ammunition supply, we were saved: I...
  • Bainbridge Police Disarm Sword-Brandishing, Knife-Throwing Man

    03/24/2010 1:59:48 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 15 replies · 304+ views
    kitaspun ^ | 3-24-10 | staff
    The man, 35, was covered with scrapes and cuts and had been waving the sword aggressively and stabbing objects in the parking lot of the Pro Build building-supply store near Highway 305 and High School Road around 1:45 p.m. An off-duty Bainbridge Island police officer approached the oddly behaving man and told him to lay down his sword, knives and other sharp objects he was carrying. The agitated man complied. He then told the off-duty officer and other officers who’d gathered there he was “hunting werewolves and C.H.U.D.s” who can disguise themselves as humans. He said he was afraid of...
  • Memphis mom charged with using sword to threaten school employees

    02/26/2010 6:05:28 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 11 replies · 382+ views
    WLBT ^ | 24 Feb 10 | Jason Miles
    <p>MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - A spitting match between two students at Riverview Elementary School Monday apparently led to a bizarre encounter in the office Tuesday morning.</p>
  • Drunk Mom Allegedly Runs Through School With Sword

    02/25/2010 5:35:10 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 54 replies · 1,646+ views
    cbsnews ^ | Feb. 25, 2010
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Police said the mother of an elementary school student drank a 40 ounce bottle of malt liquor before brandishing a sword in her child's school. The woman, 32, apparently intended to confront the parents of another child who had been in a spitting match with her child the previous day....
  • Teen fends off mountain lion with sword

    02/11/2010 11:51:53 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 25 replies · 1,162+ views
    wpri. ^ | 11 Feb 2010,
    A family pet is safe thanks to a Samurai sword-wielding teen who rescued the dog from a mountain lion. The teen actually fought off the big cat, ninja-style!
  • Cleared: Father who chopped off intruder's ear with samurai sword ...

    02/11/2010 3:47:52 AM PST · by marktwain · 44 replies · 1,386+ views
    dailymail.co ^ | 11 February, 2010 | Chris Brooke
    A father who defended his family from drug-crazed thugs by wounding one with a Samurai sword has been cleared by a jury. David Fullard, 47, was prosecuted for attacking the two strangers who forced their way into his home and threatened to rape his partner and kill his two teenage children. He insisted he was a desperate man acting legally in self-defence and struck out once with the ornamental sword, because it was the only weapon to hand. David Fullard David Fullard, seen here at an earlier hearing with his partner Susan Neal, was prosecuted for attacking the strangers who...
  • Sword-wielding man dies after being Tased in Hampton

    12/11/2009 3:27:07 PM PST · by csvset · 35 replies · 935+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | December 11, 2009 | Kristin Davis & Patrick Wilson
    A sword-wielding man died early this morning hours after being Tased twice by police. Police identified him later Friday as Hatchel Pate Adams III, 36, of the first block of Overlook Court in Hampton. According to a news release from Hampton Police, officers responded to a complaint involving an emergency custody order in the 1st block of Overlook Court about 11 p.m. Thursday. Officers tried to make contact with Adams, but he refused to come to the door, police said. They went inside after calling one of the man's relatives, who came to the scene. Adams, carrying a Samurai-style sword,...
  • Arnold Keeps "Conan" Sword in Office

    11/05/2009 10:59:53 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 25 replies · 1,627+ views
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | 8/26/09 | JONATHAN LLOYD
    One of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's Twitter followers asked Tuesday whether he still has the sword from the movie "Conan the Barbarian." Not only did the governor confirm he has the sword, he provided a picture. "I do still have the Conan sword, and I keep it in my office. Here's a picture," Schwarzenegger tweeted. The question came from a follower with a blog devoted to screen captions ("the VERY BEST and HIGHEST QUALITY," we're assured) of television news anchors. Here's a Tuesday blog post from "shadow:" "Yes... the Conan sword from the original Conan the Barbarian movie! I sent...
  • Hopkins student with sword kills burglary suspect

    09/23/2009 6:17:34 PM PDT · by bushpilot1 · 18 replies · 1,166+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 15 Sep 2009 | Ben Nuckols
    BALTIMORE -- A Johns Hopkins University student armed with a samurai sword killed a suspected burglar in a garage behind his off-campus home early Tuesday, hours after someone broke in and stole electronics. Some shocked neighbors said they heard bloodcurdling screams in an area just blocks from the university.
  • Police doubt Hopkins student intended to use samurai sword to kill.

    09/18/2009 11:23:50 AM PDT · by Ravi · 27 replies · 1,141+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 9/18/09 | Fenton
    Baltimore homicide detectives don't believe a Johns Hopkins University student had "the intent to kill" when he used a samurai sword to confront an intruder outside his home, a police spokesman said Thursday
  • Sword killing no cause for cheers

    09/17/2009 1:25:06 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 121 replies · 3,082+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | September 17, 2009 | Baltimore Sun Editorial
    "This is certainly nothing to celebrate. The glorification of the incident online and around town belies the horror of the killing and its aftermath. Even if it ultimately is judged to have been legally justified, the question of whether the situation couldn't have been handled differently will remain."
  • Police: Student Kills Intruder with Samurai Sword

    09/16/2009 6:41:20 AM PDT · by politicalmerc · 31 replies · 1,165+ views
    AP News Wire ^ | September 15th, 2009 | Ben Nuckuls
    BALTIMORE (Sept. 15) - A Johns Hopkins University student armed with a samurai sword killed a suspected burglar in a garage behind his off-campus home early Tuesday, hours after someone broke in and stole electronics. Some shocked neighbors said they heard bloodcurdling screams in an area just blocks from the university. Police held the student, a junior chemistry major who turns 21 on Sunday, for several hours, but he was not charged with any crimes Tuesday, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. Around 1:20 a.m., the student heard noises behind the home and noticed a door to the garage was open,...
  • Police: College student kills intruder with sword

    09/15/2009 8:43:35 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 93 replies · 3,159+ views
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 9/15/09 | BEN NUCKOLS
    A Johns Hopkins University student armed with a samurai sword killed an intruder in his garage, Baltimore police said Tuesday.
  • Hopkins student kills intruder with samurai sword, police say

    09/15/2009 7:09:14 AM PDT · by hellbender · 48 replies · 2,469+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | Sept. 15, 2009 | Liz F. Kay
    A Johns Hopkins University student armed with a samurai sword killed a man who broke into the garage of his off-campus residence early Tuesday, a Baltimore police spokesman said.