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‘Good Samaritan’ dies trying to stop fight

Ken Poihipi died after trying to stop a fight in the early hours of Saturday, May 20.

Ken Poihipi died after trying to stop a fight in the early hours of Saturday, May 20.

A “good samaritan” died after trying to intervene and stop an early morning fight.

Ken Poihipi, 64, stepped in to stop two young men squaring up in a dispute over cheating with a partner, on the main street outside a bar in the south Auckland suburb of Papakura, a witness said.

But the Clendon man was instead assaulted himself and fell to the ground. The incident occurred about 2.40am on the corner of Elliot St and Great South Rd.

Elliot St in Papakura, where Ken Poihipi tried to stop a fight.

Elliot St in Papakura, where Ken Poihipi tried to stop a fight.


Read more at: http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/92806011/good-samaritan-dies-trying-to-stop-fight

Woman uses baseball bat to fight off robber – WBIR

With the help of a baseball bat, a 52-year-old East Tennessee woman foiled one man’s home invasion plans and landed him in jail. 

According to Kingsport Police, the victim answered a knock at her door Saturday night to find a woman holding a flyer about a lost dog.

Right when she opened the door a masked man stepped into the doorway, grabbed her arm, and tried to pull her outside. When the woman wouldn’t budge, police said the man pushed the woman back inside the home and shouted, “This is a robbery!” 

The two then struggled and the woman partially removed the suspect’s mask and recognized him as Joe M. Sotello, a longtime family friend.  


Read more at: http://www.wbir.com/news/crime/woman-fights-off-burglar-with-baseball-bat/435658897

Grandfather of Oklahoma teen killed by homeowner in burglary says AR15 made for ‘unfair’ fight

Three Oklahoma teenagers were killed last week when they broke into a house and were met by a homeowner with an AR15. Now the grandfather of one of the teenagers is speaking out about his grandson’s death.

According to KTUL-TV, Leroy Schumacher, grandfather of 17-year-old Jacob Redfearn, believes the death of Redfearn was unjustified because the homeowner’s AR15 gave him an unfair advantage over the three burglars.

Speaking to KTUL, Schumacher acknowledged that breaking into a house was “stupid,” but death was not the appropriate consequence.

“What these three boys did was stupid,” Schumacher said. “They knew they could be punished for it but they did not deserve to die.”

“Brass knuckles against an AR-15? C’mon. Who was afraid for their life?” Schumacher said.

The homeowner who pulled the trigger has not been charged with any crimes because police say he acted in self-defense. But Schumacher reinterated his belief that the consequences

Read more at: http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/04/02/grandfather-of-oklahoma-teen-killed-by-homeowner-in-burglary-says-ar15-made-for-unfair-fight/

LeBron James, others laud Good Samaritan who stopped teen fight

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — A video showing a man stopping a fight between two teenagers in New Jersey and refusing to leave until the boys shook hands has drawn millions of views and heaps of praise for his intervention.

The video has been viewed more than 20 million times since being posted on Facebook on Monday.

The video drew a retweet from Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James, who saluted the man “who stepped in and spoke real to our young generation.”

The clip starts with a fistfight in Atlantic City between two boys as other youths record it on their phones.

Ibn Ali Miller then walks up, gets between the two and tells the onlookers they’re cowards for recording the scuffle.

“Look, they laughing. Look,” Miller says while gesturing to the gathered crowd. “He’s got a big smile on his face. … He’s supposed to be your man.”

The stranger then tells the teens they are

Read more at: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/lebron-james-others-laud-good-samaritan-who-stopped-teen-fight/

NBC Ignores Gun Defense in Home Invasion, Warns Viewers: ‘Don’t Fight Back’

7:41 AM ET


JEFF ROSSEN: We all think we’re doing the right thing, right? We go buy security cameras for our house, expensive alarm systems, we even put our lights on timers when we’re away. But does any of that actually scare the burglars away? This morning, we have a rare jailhouse interview with a guy who knows because he was the burglar. Now, he’s telling all so you aren’t a victim, too.         

[ON-SCREEN HEADLINE: Burglars Tell All; Revealing Secrets to Protect Your Family and House]

Shocking video of brazen thieves caught in the act. Walking up to houses in broad daylight. Ransacking homes. Watch as these robbers even tip-toe around sleeping children. Homeowners left terrified.

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: Another guy came out with a big crowbar, swinging at me. We’re all lucky to be alive at this point.

ROSSEN: So how do you protect yourself? And what’s making

Read more at: http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/kyle-drennen/2017/03/06/nbc-ignores-gun-defense-home-invasion-warns-viewers-dont-fight-back