Crime and Punishment

Seattle man threatens bouncer with a spear and throws “Batarang” at police

A Seattle man has faces assault and possible weapons charges for a bizarre incident outside a local bar. After threatening a bounce with a homemade spear (knife lashed to a pole), he fled police. Not content with being a run-of-the-mill weirdo, what he did next takes it to the next level.

From SPDBlotter:

Police were called to a Capitol Hill bar around 6:30 PM after a man with a knife attached to a metal pole reportedly swung the improvised spear at a bar employee near East Olive Way and East Denny Way.

The man fled the scene, but officers Benjamin Timbs and Walker Dickson chased after him. At one point during the pursuit, officers witnessed the man throw something toward a police SUV.

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Samaritan Knife Use: NZ Radio Host rescues woman trapped in car


New Zealand radio host Simon Barnett rescued a woman who was trapped in her wrecked car.

New Zealand radio host (and NZ Dancing with the Stars winner) Simon Barnett was driving to his sister-in-law’s funeral when he witnessed a high-speed traffic accident in front of him. While he was not carrying a knife himself, he was able to acquire one from another motorist and managed to cut a seat belt and free the woman who was trapped inside.

It actually appears that the tool he acquired was a small seat belt cutter. However, he learned from the experience and has added a knife to his glovebox and now advocates that others do the same.

From Stuff.co.nz:

Barnett said he raced to the car and saw two children crying from their car seats in the back, the female driver looking up at him yelling, “I’m stuck, I’m stuck”.

His immediate reaction was to try and pull the woman’s seatbelt off, so he jumped into the car, cutting his fingers on broken glass.

“[The driver’s] seatbelt had locked in and the other car was wedged in on her side.

With no luck releasing the belt, Barnett ran to a waiting campervan, shouting to the driver to “get me a knife”.

“I ran back to the vehicle, jump in the car and cut through the seatbelt, released the woman from her vehicle…

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Crime and Punishment

Defensive Chainsaw Use of the Day: Landscapers disrupt knife-wielding road-rager

Don’t ever bring a knife to a chainsaw fight

When a man jumped out of his car to confront motorist Dawn Jones, he began to wave a knife around and make threats against her. The scene was witnessed by a pair of landscapers who came to her rescue.

From Daily News Journal (Murfreesboro, TN) :

The victim told police that had to slam on her brakes to avoid hitting the vehicle in front of her, and the driver got out and started yelling at her.

“The suspect was inside his car and got a knife out,” the report states. “He then got out of the car and started yelling at her while waving the knife.”

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Crime and Punishment

Indiana woman stabs husband for bringing home the wrong doughnuts


It is only a doughnut. It isn’t worth stabbing someone over.

I don’t know what it is about food that makes some people violent. We have seen people stabbed over BBQ, or taking the last piece of chicken, but this is the first time I have seen doughnuts as the motivating factor. The grill fork as choice of weapon was a nice touch as well.

From TheSmokingGun:

An Indiana woman stabbed her husband in the chest with a grill fork after he returned home without her favorite doughnuts investigators charge.

According to a police report, Timothy Nelson “went to get doughnuts for his wife” Friday morning at a store near the couple’s home in New Albany, a city about six miles from Louisville. But the store “did not have the type she normally gets.”

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Knife Stories

Short story from the W.R. Case & Sons Collectors Reunion

If you follow us on Facebook, twitter or Instagram then you saw a few of my posting from this past weekend spent at the W.R. Case & Sons collectors reunion in Bradford, PA. While over the next few weeks I will be diving more into specific things that I saw and the experience had there, tonight I just wanted to go over the overall vibe and experience had.

With all of the terrible knife related news out there right now, it’s good to remember that the knife community(much like the firearm community, and really any community) is full of wonderful, normal, law abiding citizens.

I was invited to the Case event by my contact there who I have been in contact with over the last year and a half through my personal website (RuggedAmericanGear.com), and jumped at the chance to head to PA and meet the Case team and see what there was to see.

I brought my wife and oldest boy and we had a blast.

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Knife Rights

And now for some good news: KnifeRights turns 10


KnifeRights turned 10 yesterday. Thanks you Doug, Todd, Sue, and all the others who are fighting for all of us.

I just wanted to take a minute to say I regret that I have been so busy covering the bad news of late, that I haven’t had much time to balance it with much good. I had planned on updating my report on the Japanese care-center massacre from yesterday, but when I woke up this morning my feeds were blowing up with the situation in Normandy. I am still in PJs and my kids had to make their own breakfast.

That said, here is a bit of good news: KnifeRights celebrated their 10th Birthday? Anniversary? I don’t know what exactly to call it, but they turned 10 yesterday, and the Daily Signal did a great write-up marking the milestone.

From Daily Signal:

Doug Ritter, founder and chairman of Knife Rights, noted an “interesting contrast between our fight versus the gun rights fight because we generally receive a significant amount of bipartisan support for our bills.”

“We have had a number of NRA F-rated members supporting our bills,” Ritter said, referring to lawmakers in Congress and state legislatures with low scores on gun rights from the National Rifle Association.

That support, he said, made it possible for the group to successfully pass 21 bills in 15 states, all in the past seven years.

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Crime and Punishment

Breaking: Two Islamists storm Normandy church; slit throat of 84 year old priest (Updated).


Two perps have been shot dead by French police, but the situation is still unfolding.

I just woke up to the news that 2 jihadis have been shot dead by French police after they attacked a Normandy Catholic church and slit the throat of Fr. Jacques Hamel – an 84 year old priest who was in the middle of celebrating mass. They took several hostages, wounding at least 1 other who is reportedly in critical condition.

From DailyMailUK:

Two attackers invaded a church Tuesday during morning Mass near the Normandy city of Rouen, killing an 84-year-old priest by slitting his throat and taking hostages before being shot and killed by police, French officials said.

Another person inside the church was seriously injured and is hovering between life and death, Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said.

Police managed to rescue three other people inside the church in the small northwestern town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, Brandet told reporters, and the two attackers were killed outside the church.

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