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Albemarle Tradewinds August 2015 Web Final

August 2015

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Personal Security Tips - Low Angle Knife Attack Sponsored by: Personal Security Academy Business Home Auto Boat Renters Workers Comp. (252) 338-3322 (252) 482-2101 (252) 441-0810 (252) 793-5121 1) High No. 5 angle of defense. The attacker lunges with a thrust to the face, throat, or solar plexus 2) The defender moves his body off the line of attack while parrying with either hand. He redirects the attacking arm so that the knife clears his body 3) He maintains control of the weapon hand or arm and gouges the eyes of the attacker, driving him backward and off balance. If the attacker is much taller than the defender, it may be a more natural movement for the defender to raise his left hand to strike and deflect the attacking arm. He can then gouge his thumb or fingers into the jugular notch of the attacker and force him to the ground. 10 Albemarle Tradewinds August 2015 albemarletradewinds.com

Dear Dr. Crime Dr. Crime is a pseudonym for a social scientist holding a Ph.D. degree in sociology and in criminology. He has worked in all major parts of the criminal justice system. Drop him a note at the website www.keepkidshome.net If you or your child is in trouble, he may be able to help, give him a call (2523390000) Dear Dr. Crime: Do really young kids commit crimes? How about kids that murder, what is with that? Tradewinds Reader Dear Reader. Yes, young kids are capable of bad things, really bad things. At age six (yes, 6) Carl Mahan1 in Kentucky killed his friend Cecil Van Hoose, 8, over a piece of scrap iron they were going to sell. That was in 1929. Carl went to trial for the murder of Van Hoose. The original sentencing was 15 years in reform school, later changed to a “writ of prohibition” that kept him from going to reform school. At that time, Carl was the youngest murder defendant in the state of Kentucky and possibly in the country. And there are other examples. Only this week the Raleigh News and Observer ran a story about ISIS training very young boys to behead Christians. They were given swords and taught how to cut the head off of dolls, for “training”. In NC children ages 6-15 alleged to or have been found to have committed an undisciplined or criminal offense are placed under court jurisdiction before their 16th birthday. It is possible to waive jurisdiction from the juvenile court to the adult court. Yet, our SBI2 reports a 30% drop in total crimes by juveniles (under 16) from 2008 to 2012. We are not out of the woods, awful things happen. Dear Dr. Crime: How does North Carolina stack up against the nation on stuff that causes crime and delinquency? Pastor DoGood Dear Pastor: Good to hear from a Man of the Cloth. If anyone outside the family unit carries a load of responsibility for creating change in our society, it is you folks, our religious leaders. So, feel guilty. Very recently the Annie E. Casey Foundation issued their annual report1 describing our kids. They are an independent group, and not subject to the same malevolent / selfish forces that effect very many of our political leaders. Their last report on American and North Carolina kids revealed some undesirable findings. The % of children in North Carolina living in poverty, and also the % whose parent lack secure employment is higher than the national figures. We are also higher than the national figures when the % of teens not in school and not working is counted. Our State is higher than national on the % of kids not graduating from high school on time. We are worse than national on the % of low birthweight babies and the count of kid deaths. NC has a higher than national % of kids in single parent families and % of teen births. These forces are typically felt to accompany juvenile crime, and we probably all agree the learning of what is right and wrong is associated with early learning in the family unit. Let us get on board to do more about this, and I suggest a start with all readers contacting your local Neighborhood Watch program and seeing what you can do to cooperate. facebook.com/AlbemarleTradingPost Albemarle Tradewinds August 2015 11