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Old 01-14-2020, 01:08 PM
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NJ woman charged with murder by stabbing a man to death. With nail clippers


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And that's one from the "you think you heard it all, but you haven't" file.
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I was on a jury for a murder trial in which the defendant had used a small 2" punch knife. He tweaked out, threw one swing and caught the victim just above the collar bone, the victim bled out internally with just a tiny puncture hole.
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We had a tire puncture, and later in the shop I got a look at the tire. Peeking through the tread was the "biting" end of a pair of nail clippers.


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Old 01-14-2020, 03:27 PM
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Not sure why this is a surprise. In prison, we regulated nail clippers because we knew they were potential weapons.

You don't have a penetrate a person very deeply to stab them to death. There are plenty of major blood vessels close to the surface.
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Old 01-14-2020, 03:34 PM
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Article says she stabbed him with a metal file from the clippers.
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Old 01-14-2020, 03:43 PM
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Back on the TSA restricted list they go.
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Old 01-15-2020, 02:27 AM
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Back on the TSA restricted list they go.
I've not subjected myself to the TSA since 2002 so I'm unfamiliar with current rules. Do they still allow one to board with standard or mechanical pencils, or ball-point pens, or other such implements that could be used to deadly effect? I'm pretty dangerous with a tinwhistle.
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Tea, actually.

I'll kill you with my teacup.
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A couple of years ago my sister had her nail clippers confiscated at a provincial court appointment that I had scheduled. We laughed. What damage can one do with nail clippers? I suppose we just found out.
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I always wondered why they got on the T.S.A. ban list. Well, not that I expected rational logic from U.S. security theatre but I mean, there has to be something vaguely dangerous about the item - they're not banning spoons ferchrissakes. Never could figure out how you'd use one as a shiv.

So did she poke him with the little doohickey that swivels out? If so, not all clippers have those .. are models with no Swivel-Out Doohickey (tm) considered to still be safe?
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Back on the TSA restricted list they go.
Noooo

I was happy when they were going to start allowing knives again, but stupid won.
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So did she poke him with the little doohickey that swivels out? If so, not all clippers have those .. are models with no Swivel-Out Doohickey (tm) considered to still be safe?
Yes, she did. The article says she stabbed him with the fold-out nail file.
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I can do unpleasant things with my fingers but please don't chop them off. They have non-lethal uses, too.
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I can do unpleasant things with my fingers but please don't chop them off. They have non-lethal uses, too.
You just can't take them on an airplane with you.

Way back in 2004, Ann Coulter wrote a column arguing against the silliness of the TSA security theater. She argued something like "Just re-enforce the cockpit doors to keep people out. I'll take my chances with people with box cutters"

She also suggested: "Why don't we just all fly naked?"
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You just can't take them on an airplane with you.

Way back in 2004, Ann Coulter wrote a column arguing against the silliness of the TSA security theater. She argued something like "Just re-enforce the cockpit doors to keep people out. I'll take my chances with people with box cutters"

She also suggested: "Why don't we just all fly naked?"

That would effectively end the discussion on proper attire to wear when flying. However, perhaps certain grooming standards would be enforced?

Can you imagine some nakey person leaving the microscopic airline lavatory with TP stuck between his or her butt cheeks?


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There was a short period when they banned carry on luggage. A friend flew then and he said it was great because it was so fast to get on or off the plane. Might have been after the shoe bomber was caught.
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