October 17, 2003

One...er, two more for the good guys

Martial arts expert kills two raiders. Geoff points us to an article in the UK's Guardian newspaper, describing how a Chinese martial artist took out two bad guys, wounded a third, and sent the fourth running.

According to the Guardian, the four bad guys were pissed off that they didn't get enough money out of their home invasion, and threatened to rape the two women present. That's when the martial artist went into action.

Given that it's a UK-based newspaper, I'm not surprised at the tone the Guardian takes--that maybe the victim should be prosecuted for defending himself and the two women.

Here in the US, we'd go buy the guy a beer.

And tell him that he should go buy a gun. Or two.

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October 07, 2003

The Wrong Way to Choke a Guy

Policeman subduing unruly Oakland A's fan with incorrect choke. Cops had to subdue some unruly fans at the A's game. This cop is giving the guy the old forearm bone on the windpipe trick--works well because of the discomfort, but bad, bad, bad for liability. On a real hyped-up guy, you'd have to crush the windpipe before you get any real results.

Of course, we all know the Right Way* to do this choke, yes?

*(Stick the guy's throat in the corner of your elbow joint, then squeeze the neck arteries with your bicep/forearm).

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