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    Phrost---read this>> badass of the month! I demand it!

    This dude deserves it...do not deny him the honor, or he will likely hunt our collective asses down and be the end of us all!

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,550484,00.html

    College Student Allegedly Kills Burglar with Samurai Sword

    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 held the student, a junior chemistry major who turns 21 on Sunday, for several hours, but no charges were filed by early afternoon, said police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.
    Around 1:20 a.m., the student heard noises behind the home and noticed a door to the garage was open, Guglielmi said. He grabbed the sword and confronted the intruder identified by police as Donald D. Rice, 49, a habitual offender who had just been released from jail.
    Rice was crouching beneath a counter, police said. The student asked him what he was doing and threatened to call police.
    "When he said that, the suspect lunged at him, kind of forced the kid against the wall, and he struck him with the sword," Guglielmi said.
    Rice's left hand was nearly severed Guglielmi described it as "hanging on by a thread" and he suffered a severe cut to the upper body. He died at the scene.

    On Monday, two laptops and a Sony PlayStation were stolen from the student's home, which he shares with three other students, but police were not sure whether Rice was responsible, Guglielmi said.
    There was a pool of blood Tuesday morning in the brick courtyard between the back porch of the home and the garage. The courtyard was strewn with debris, including what looked like broken glass.
    Guglielmi did not know why the student kept a sword. He said he may have had some martial arts training, but was not an expert.
    Rice's criminal history includes more than two dozen arrests for burglary, breaking and entering and auto theft. According to court records, he was charged in 2007 after he pulled a gun on a police officer, though prosecutors placed those charges on hold because the officer was on military leave.
    Rice was convicted in 2008 of unauthorized removal of property and sentenced to 18 months. He was released Saturday from the Baltimore County Detention Center.
    Several nearby residents said the community has experienced a rash of petty crimes in recent months, including home, garage and vehicle break-ins. Many homes have bars on windows and stickers advertising alarm systems.
    Michael Hughes, 43, said he was getting ready for bed when he heard the screams.
    "There was fear in the voice. I could tell someone was scared," Hughes said.
    Hughes called 911, and several police cars arrived while he was on the phone. Campus security officers and an off-duty city officer who were in the area responding to a suspicious person report also heard the screams.
    The diverse neighborhood includes a mix of students, professors and families, said Hughes, who lives with his wife and young children and works for the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, which is on another campus across town.
    "There seems to be a noticeable increase in crime in the neighborhood," Hughes said. "I am concerned for my family's safety."
    Kenny Eaton, 20, a junior political science major at Hopkins who lives nearby, said there was some tension between students and lower-income residents of nearby communities. The private Johns Hopkins is known for its health and science research and has about 4,600 undergraduates on its main campus.
    "You take kids who are paying $50,000 a year (in tuition) and then put them out in a very dangerous city environment, it's almost like a clash of civilizations," he said.
    Three young men, including one in a Hopkins T-shirt, were sitting on the front porch of the home Tuesday morning. A police officer was standing in the doorway, and a single police car was parked nearby. The men refused to talk to an Associated Press reporter.
    Susan Boswell, the dean of student life at Hopkins, said in a statement that she was "relieved to report that the student was not harmed," but she also advised other students not to follow the swordsman's example.
    "If you ever suspect that there is a prowler in your residence or on your property, call 911 immediately," Boswell said. "Experts advise that you do not attempt to confront the intruder, but rather secure yourself in a locked area until police arrive."
    As in most states, self-defense in Maryland is defined by common law rather than by statute. People who confront intruders inside their homes have a greater degree of latitude to use force, and prosecutors consider whether to file charges in such incidents on a case-by-case basis.
    "One can genuinely and reasonably be in fear of one's own safety even if the burglar is unarmed," said Andrew D. Levy, a Baltimore defense attorney and an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland School of Law. "But nonetheless, it would be something that a good prosecutor would consider."


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    Good kill (I can't say "shoot" this time) here....burglars deserve more of this. This guy is a badass and he should be honored!

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    I hope that the damn kid isn't prosecuted and forced to serve time or anything like that. Self-defense laws are kind of screwy depending on the state IIRC, and the article seems to indicate that it could go either way for him. Realistically though, if someone "lunges" at you, and you have a weapon, you would be stupid not to use it. How can you be sure that the individual attacking you isn't capable of beating you to death with their bare hands?

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    Not badass of the month material.

    It's cool. But come on. If he ahd taken two shots in the chest, and THEN cut down a gang of local thugs while saving a bus load of nuns from a burning building, then he would deserve this honour. At the moment, he's just kind of cool.

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    I wonder if the students will protest his using violence.

    Damn, what a story to tell our grandkids. "When I was your age I killed a man with a katana."
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    I retort with this fucking guy.

    Seriously?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wounded Ronin View Post
    I wonder if the students will protest his using violence.

    Damn, what a story to tell our grandkids. "When I was your age I killed a man with a katana."
    Yup they sure will, and are already complaining about it.

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    This is more worthy of dumbass of the month, for the intruder, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcusdbrutus View Post
    I retort with this fucking guy.
    Man, did he see if it was a fake gun off the bat or something? If that ended up being a real gun, I concur, Badass of the MONTH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conde Koma View Post
    Man, did he see if it was a fake gun off the bat or something? If that ended up being a real gun, I concur, Badass of the MONTH.
    Check the time stamp. Not weapon related, but:

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    The courtyard was strewn with debris, including what looked like broken glass.
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