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#312025 - 01/04/07 01:23 PM Re: Prevented a rape? good or bad? [Re: Ippon_Me_Mae]
sgtZipper Offline

Registered: 09/17/06
Posts: 25
Loc: the Netherlands
I believe you

#312026 - 01/04/07 02:58 PM Re: Prevented a rape? good or bad? [Re: sgtZipper]
Ippon_Me_Mae Offline

Registered: 01/02/07
Posts: 9
Loc: South Carolina, US
firstly, it doesnt matter if you belive me or not, thats not the point of it.

secondly, i wasnt trying to hit the guy with the knife, but to distract him giving me more time. a sheer coincidence it him him.

and i did happen to get in trouble for the knife.

besides this, why is it that not a single person ansewered in any way the question at point, story real or false?
death is a light as a feather, duty as heavy as a mountain.

#312027 - 01/04/07 03:06 PM Re: Prevented a rape? good or bad? [Re: Ippon_Me_Mae]
Zombie Zero Offline
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Registered: 06/17/05
Posts: 1993
Loc: Lorton, VA

if i have the ability, doesnt that give me the responsiblity to use it if i can? should i walk along, helping when i see? or seek it out to help?


why is it that not a single person ansewered in any way the question at point

Ok, I'll bite. No, I don't think you should become a crime-fighting vigilante superhero.

#312028 - 01/04/07 03:19 PM Re: Prevented a rape? good or bad? [Re: Ippon_Me_Mae]
stormbringer Offline

Registered: 04/04/06
Posts: 277
Loc: Florida
The reason it wasn't answered is probably because the story wasn't perceived as being real and therefore the poster wasn't worth replying to. This site is notorious for having recurring Trolls. As far as your question, no one has any obligation to help someone except those that do that for a career/job. If a person has a desire to help someone, that's a different story. If you should actively seek out people to help, or just help them when the opportunity arises is entirely in your hands. Morally, murder/killing is thought of as being "bad". However it's the definiton of murder/killing that shifts. This question would be better directed to Meditation/Philosophy.

Edited by stormbringer (01/04/07 03:21 PM)
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#312029 - 01/04/07 06:05 PM Re: Prevented a rape? good or bad? [Re: stormbringer]
UofM Shorin Ryu Offline
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Registered: 02/07/05
Posts: 981
Fine, I'll grab the bait....


I no longer walk there, seeing that i was looking for an excuse to use what i learn.

Looking for trouble isn't exactly a noble cause. Remember, it's self-DEFENSE, not OFFENSE....


But, i cant help to wonder, why learn if im not going to learn?



if i have the ability, doesnt that give me the responsiblity to use it if i can?

I have the ability to kill. Does that mean I should exercise that ability just because I can? The fact that you REGULARLILY walk around with a huge (illegal) blade like that tells me I wouldn't ever want to be your friend, be associated with you, or know you. In fact, I'd feel safer if you sent me a PM with your name and location so I know which towns to avoid.....

Martial arts are about the ability to AVOID danger and fights and such. My sifu said it best, "The longer you do this, the less fights you actually have". You should be learning how to avoid these types of situations, not going on excursions looking for em!!


should i walk along, helping when i see? or seek it out to help? Wheres the line between guardian and murderer?

You should go about your day. If you're looking for trouble ("seeking" to help as you put it...), you're no better that the worst scum out there. You should not willingly put yourself in a dangerous and hazardous situation if you are not trained to do so. Do not do a LEO's job, becuase you are not trained to handle such situations.

Where does the line lie between guardian and murderer? Well, you're treading it, that's for sure....

If you really wanna help, join the police force.
Alea iacta est ~ Gauis Julius Caesar Ne quis nimis ~ Solon Nuts to cancer ~ Sanchin31

#312030 - 01/04/07 06:26 PM Re: Prevented a rape? good or bad? [Re: Ippon_Me_Mae]
srv Offline
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Registered: 11/16/05
Posts: 139
Loc: SA, Australia
If the post is even slightly true....

Walking along at night in a dangerous area looking for an excuse to fight is not a noble thing to do, no matter how you perceive it. It's stupid and dangerous. We do martial arts to learn how to avoid these sorts of situations. Most people who train for a while and have some understanding of what it's all about, do not have a desire to try and find trouble to see if their skills "work" A martial artist has no "obligation" to act like a vigilante.

If you happened to come across a girl being attacked in such a way and used your skills to help her, I have no problem with that although a phone call to the police would have been a good idea at the time as well.

Ignoring the macho rhetoric and hard to believe explanation of how you took on those guys, those are my opinions. Don't go looking for trouble, but if you come across a situation where you can help then by all means go for it. But be careful, on another day both you and the girl could have ended up dead.

#312031 - 01/04/07 06:45 PM Re: Prevented a rape? good or bad? [Re: Ippon_Me_Mae]
Cord Offline

Registered: 01/13/05
Posts: 11399
Loc: Cambridge UK.

and i did happen to get in trouble for the knife.

Presuming that neither of these guys died (did they?) you would be looking at charges of carrying an offensive weapon, and also charged with assault with a deadly weapon, irrespective of your motive, you would have to be weighed and measured in a court of law. I doubt you are writing these posts on remand, so tell me, as a matter of interest, what your bail was set at, what you were eventualy charged with, and when your prelimenary hearing is set for. I would also like you to link your local paper website with their coverage of this incident- it doubtless made the front page.

Of course, you could just be telling porky pies
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#312032 - 01/04/07 06:51 PM Re: Prevented a rape? good or bad? [Re: Ippon_Me_Mae]
wristtwister Offline
like a chiropractor, only evil

Registered: 02/14/06
Posts: 2210
Loc: South Carolina
Let me give you the reasons I don't believe a word of this...
First, I live in the area, and I know how the press would treat an incident like this. Crime in Greenville is at an alarming rate, and the press is especially sensitive to sex crimes against children and young women... they're still reporting a story on a girl who disappeared 9 years ago... so a "fresh meat" story like this would be all over the place.

2. I read the police reports all the time. I haven't read any incident where two people ended up at the hospital with knife wounds that wasn't related to a "club" incident in the parking lot of a drinking establishment.

3. No hero praise... if you actually stopped a rape from happening, they would have you all over the television and newspaper lauding you as a hero... and the more you tried to stop it, the louder they would get... so give it a rest.

The sheriff here in town is a friend of mine, so I'll ask him to poke around and let me know if the incident is true or not. He would know if anybody got arrested for carrying a concealed knife after stopping a rape, cutting somebody, and especially two perps cut in stopping a rape.

Personally, I'd like to think it was true... because anybody that preys on weaker people like that deserve anything bad that happens to them. If the incident did happen, they're lucky it wasn't me that showed up... my knife goes "BANG" and blows a 40 caliber hole the size of your hand out the back side of their body... and mine's legal.

What man is a man that does not make the world a better place?... from "Kingdom of Heaven"

#312033 - 01/05/07 08:25 AM Re: Prevented a rape? good or bad? [Re: Ippon_Me_Mae]
Zombie Zero Offline
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Registered: 06/17/05
Posts: 1993
Loc: Lorton, VA
I_M_M forgot to mention the part of the story where he tried to use a 2 dollar bill at Taco Bell.

#312034 - 01/05/07 09:01 AM Re: Prevented a rape? good or bad? [Re: Zombie Zero]
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Registered: 05/11/05
Posts: 2267
Loc: Southend, Essex, UK
I'm finding this tiresome now folks. I hold flag up and this breaches of the rules of our little tales forum. Feeding trolls or seekers of public adulation only encourages them to come back. Let's concerntrate our efforts on reality rather this tripe!

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