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How to Tell If a Car Up For Sale is Stolen

November 18th, 2008 - Comments Off

Not all stolen vehicles are stolen and stripped for parts. Many are resold to unknowing and unsuspecting buyers. You can be arrested if you knowingly purchase a stolen vehicle. If you buy a stolen car unknowingly, you could lose the car and your money. Avoid becoming the car thief’s second victim by following these tips:

  1. Be on the lookout for any deal that seems “too good to be true”.
  2. When buying from a private individual, make sure his name matches the title and registration of the car.
  3. Be wary of a seller with no fixed address, place of employment, or phone number.

Science and Convictions

November 8th, 2008 - Comments Off

Science has revolutionized the way law enforcement officials are able to obtain a conviction against a suspect. If you are a big fan of the CSI TV shows and have noticed how those crime scene investigator (CSI) technicians collect evidence at crime scenes, then you would have seen those techs pick up minute pieces of evidence that could tell a story of what happened prior to their arrival.

Whenever a crime such as a sexual assault or a rape occurs, the perpetrator will leave something of himself at the crime scene. In particular, he will leave biological evidence that is ultimately collected by CSI technicians.

Is a Citizen’s Arrest Legal?

October 30th, 2008 - Comments Off

If you have ever watched Arts & Entertainment’s Dog: The Bounty Hunter on cable TV and wondered how is it that the Dog, Duane Chapman, is allowed to make an arrest? Exactly what is he doing to force an arrest? Under what authority is he making an arrest?
How is he allowed to wear a badge if he himself is a convicted felon?

What Could Drive Seung Hui Cho to Kill?

October 26th, 2008 - Comments Off

It is a sad week all over the nation this week when a senior college student opened fire on fellow students at a small town college. First, he opened fire in a high rise dormitory. Two hours later, he gunned down several more students in a second floor classroom.

Seung Hui Cho, a South Korean, was determined to be responsible for the massacre that occurred at Virginia Tech (VT) on April 16, 2007. With pistols that he purchased several weeks ago, he turned the campus into a shooting gallery that took the lives of 32 VT students as well as his very own.

Why is Knowledge of Self Defense Important?

October 25th, 2008 - Comments Off

Even though the primary choice is to avoid or deter physical assault whenever you can, such a case is not always possible. There may be confrontations in which you can not run away fast enough or where your attempts to diffuse a hostile situation are pointless. When you face imminent bodily injury or harm, you need to know how to defend yourself quickly and effectively especially if you find yourself without your pepper spray or stun gun in hand, and you are left with only your bare hands as tools for your safety.

How To Defend Oneself Against Physical Assault

October 22nd, 2008 - Comments Off

In general, to defend yourself against a physical attack, you must do whatever it takes to free yourself from the assailant and run to safety. Ideally, your defense will be swift and effective thus minimizing the time you are wrestling or grappling with the perpetrator. In essence, you must use the minimum amount of force necessary to prevent an assault from escalating any further to ensure your own wellbeing. According to Joan M. Nelson in her book Self-Defense: Steps to Success, this concept describes the ethic of least harm. The ethic of least harm is defined by the commitment to using the least damaging or punishing techniques necessary to deter an attacker while still doing whatever is required to ensure your own safety.

Nunchaku Sparring

October 21st, 2008 - Comments Off

The last 10 years or so, there has been a new martial art that has made a lasting impression on the European community. It is called nunchaku-do or loosely translated “the way of the nunchaku.”

The nunchaku is a martial arts weapon that consists of two sticks connected at their ends with a short chain or rope. Nunchaku-do, though not popular yet in the U.S., has been growing at a steady pace in Europe.

How Could He Get a Gun?

October 20th, 2008 - Comments Off

Many of us in our community are deeply saddened by the tragedy that struck Virginia Tech on the morning of April 16, 2007. A troubled individual, Cho Seung Hui, a South Korean national and a U.S. legal resident, took things to the extreme by taking the lives of 32 of his fellow VT students and ultimately himself.

Is it possible that such a tragedy could have been prevented? What kind of sentiment could there be toward other Asians and not just people of Korean descent? Should we foster the same sentiment to Cho Seung Hui as Americans did with Chai Vang, another Asian who took the lives of fellow hunters in 2004? To whom should we be pointing the finger?

How To Prevent Identity Theft

October 19th, 2008 - Comments Off

One of the most prevalent crimes in America right now is identity theft. The victims of this crime can attest that taking the time to prevent the thieves from stealing your identity is far better than trying to clean up the mess after the fact.

These thieves are very clever so you must constantly be on guard with all your personal information. There are very few people that need to have all your information. So keep it heavily guarded.

How To Prevent Auto Theft

October 17th, 2008 - Comments Off

Auto theft happens all of the time, everywhere in the world. However, there are vehicles that are more of a target to auto thieves than others. You can take several measures to protect your vehicle from getting stolen and it does not take much effort or money. Just like your home, your car could be an easy invitation for theft of various types. Thieves do not normally just randomly walk up to a car and steal it. The smart ones search for the easiest vehicle to steal so they will have less chance of getting caught. In this sense, they work in much the same way as home thieves. You can take several simple steps to make your vehicle safer and hopefully make a thief pass your car (and unfortunately for the other person’s vehicle) move on to another more accessible or valuable vehicle.