Maine Crime Rate is on the Rise

Tweet Sadly, according to Maine’s Public Safety Commissioner, overall crime in the State of Maine was up 3.6% in 2010. This number was led by crimes against property – robberies (4.3%), burglaries (8.6%) and thefts (2.4%). Officials speculate that this rise may be due to Maine’s drug addiction problem – particularly with prescription painkillers. The […]

Three stabbings in Maine in a less than a week Week

Tweet Watching the news in Maine this week, you may wonder what the heck is happening. Three separate stabbing incidents in less than a week have been reported in Maine.

Commentary: Casey Haynes – Australian Kid Bullied Caught on Video

Tweet Right now on Facebook and Youtube there’s a video of a young boy from Australia fighting back against a bully. That video has gone quite viral. Apparently there is even a Facebook page with over 75,000 members supporting the young man names Casey Haynes. In case you haven’t seen it, here’s a copy of […]

Two more knife attacks in Portland, Maine

Tweet PORTLAND, Maine — Local police are reporting that two men were stabbed in unrelated incidents early Sunday evening. Portland police report that both men are expected to recover. Ar least one attack was on a security guard who was overwhelmed and then stabbed in the back multiple times. Simply watching the news, it’s difficult […]

Financial Self Defense

Tweet For the most part, this blog talks about physical self-defense. One of the things we strongly believe in is preparation. Part of preparation is gaining a realistic understanding of the risks to you and your family. One thing we’re all aware of is that the economy is really screwed up right now. Things are […]

The TSA’s Invasive Searching, Pat-Downs, and Backscatter X-Rays

Tweet There’s been a lot of buzz about the TSA’s screening procedures, which include the backscatter x-ray (apparently known by some TSA personnel as the “porno scanner”) and enhanced pat downs. Complaints are that the scanners are invasive, and the pat-downs amount to sexual assault. One of the best, and most detailed, takes on the […]

Another Knife Fight in Maine

Tweet After a recent fatal knife duel in Lewiston, police in Portland are reporting that two men are in the hospital after a knife fight in an apartment on Congress street. I still believe that knife on knife fights like this are fairly rare. They rarely come up in self defense situations – usually it […]

Two Arrested in Portland, Maine Random Violent Attacks

Tweet In the U.S, a violent crime occurs every 35 seconds. We in Maine tend to enjoy a very low crime rate, however there seem to be a very recent string of random attacks in Portland. The Portland Press Herald is reporting today that two suspects have been arrested in a string of seemingly random […]

Portland, Maine Robber Uses Brick as a Weapon

Tweet Police in Portland, Maine arrested Arien Litalien on Monday after  he allegedly robbed a watch shop in downtown Portland using a brick as a weapon. He is accused of using the brick to smash a glass case and grab a number of expensive watches. An employee apparently chased and tackled Litalien in a parking […]

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