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post #16 of 93
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
What could possibly be more nerdy than owning a samurai sword?

why would owning a katana be nerdy? anyone that practices kendo or something similar would disagree.
post #17 of 93
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why would owning a katana be nerdy? anyone that practices kendo or something similar would disagree.

Good point sensei !!

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Good point sensei !!


LOL
post #19 of 93
So what did he do with a sword that he couldn't have done with a baseball bat?

Besides kill a man, possibly face criminal charges, get dismissed from the university, potentially screw up his whole life etc.

He was being robbed, not stopping a murder. There is nothing I own that I would kill another person over.
post #20 of 93
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So what did he do with a sword that he couldn't have done with a baseball bat?

Besides kill a man, possibly face criminal charges, get dismissed from the university, potentially screw up his whole life etc.

He was being robbed, not stopping a murder. There is nothing I own that I would kill another person over.

Your life?????
post #21 of 93
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So what did he do with a sword that he couldn't have done with a baseball bat?

Besides kill a man, possibly face criminal charges, get dismissed from the university, potentially screw up his whole life etc.

He was being robbed, not stopping a murder. There is nothing I own that I would kill another person over.

What about Mrs. Agnacious?
post #22 of 93
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What about Mrs. Agnacious?

If a life was in the balance that calls for a stronger measures. My statement was regarding possessions which seems to be the only thing he was defending.
post #23 of 93
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Originally Posted by Agnacious View Post
So what did he do with a sword that he couldn't have done with a baseball bat?

Besides kill a man, possibly face criminal charges, get dismissed from the university, potentially screw up his whole life etc.

He was being robbed, not stopping a murder. There is nothing I own that I would kill another person over.

Lookit, if the burglar had been running away and the student ran him down and hacked him to death with the sword, then he would have been in the wrong. As it stands, he was on his own turf when he confronted the burglar. According to his account, the burglar lunged at him and he cut of the guy's hand with his sword. The burglar was a serial offender of the worst sort and was back up to his old tricks a couple of days after being released from the hoosegow. Good riddance to the bastard! If that kid faces any kind of unpleasant consequences, it will be a grievous miscarriage of justice. Give the lad medal, I say! Hell, pay him a bounty!
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Originally Posted by JLibourel View Post
Lookit, if the burglar had been running away and the student ran him down and hacked him to death with the sword, then he would have been in the wrong. As it stands, he was on his own turf when he confronted the burglar. According to his account, the burglar lunged at him and he cut of the guy's hand with his sword. The burglar was a serial offender of the worst sort and was back up to his old tricks a couple of days after being released from the hoosegow. Good riddance to the bastard! If that kid faces any kind of unpleasant consequences, it will be a grievous miscarriage of justice. Give the lad medal, I say! Hell, pay him a bounty!

+1

Anyone who is familiar with that area of Baltimore knows it can get very sketchy, very quickly. It's more than likely that the student was just reacting to the situation and extremely scared.
post #25 of 93
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If a life was in the balance that calls for a stronger measures. My statement was regarding possessions which seems to be the only thing he was defending.
I don't know about you, but if a burglar was lunging at me in my own home, I'd have to assume that he wanted to cause me grave bodily harm.
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Lookit, if the burglar had been running away and the student ran him down and hacked him to death with the sword, then he would have been in the wrong. As it stands, he was on his own turf when he confronted the burglar. According to his account, the burglar lunged at him and he cut of the guy's hand with his sword. The burglar was a serial offender of the worst sort and was back up to his old tricks a couple of days after being released from the hoosegow. Good riddance to the bastard! If that kid faces any kind of unpleasant consequences, it will be a grievous miscarriage of justice. Give the lad medal, I say! Hell, pay him a bounty!
+1 Even if I was in the safest of neighborhood, I still would have done the same thing. And this is Baltimore we're talking about here.
post #26 of 93
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So what did he do with a sword that he couldn't have done with a baseball bat?

Um.
I'll go with "cut off the motherfucka's head" for 100 Alex.
post #27 of 93
Do you really think that the bum lunged at him, or if it was something he made up after he realized he murdered someone?
post #28 of 93
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Originally Posted by cheessus View Post
Do you really think that the bum lunged at him, or if it was something he made up after he realized he murdered someone?

What? You wouldn't try to do something if some nerd in Pikachu PJs and a samurai sword was coming at you?
post #29 of 93
If the wound is consistent with the kid's story, that would seem to exonerate him from any charges of murder.
post #30 of 93
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Originally Posted by JLibourel View Post
Lookit, if the burglar had been running away and the student ran him down and hacked him to death with the sword, then he would have been in the wrong. As it stands, he was on his own turf when he confronted the burglar. According to his account, the burglar lunged at him and he cut of the guy's hand with his sword. The burglar was a serial offender of the worst sort and was back up to his old tricks a couple of days after being released from the hoosegow. Good riddance to the bastard! If that kid faces any kind of unpleasant consequences, it will be a grievous miscarriage of justice. Give the lad medal, I say! Hell, pay him a bounty!

I am answering you, but the following responses are in kind and I don't feel like multi-quoting.

My problem is by bringing a sword he has limited the options he has, you have to cut someone to stop them. It is the same thing if you bring a gun, you have to shoot them, that is your only option.

I think he had other options, he could have ran, he could have secured the main area and called the police. It was in his garage, so he was in no immediate danger. He voluntarily stepped into a situation to protect possessions with a means of deterence/defense that has a focused use.

I don't feel sorry for the criminal, I feel sorry for the sword wielder who I think did not think things through and now could be facing a very different future.
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