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    reinstated (un-busted)

    More on Jean Lopez here.


    Taekwondo star Jean Lopez reinstated after ban from sport amid sexual misconduct allegations

    By Click2Houston.com Staff
    Posted: 10:45 PM, August 18, 2018
    Updated: 10:45 PM, August 18, 2018


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    HOUSTON - Noted taekwondo coach Jean Lopez, from Sugar Land, who has been accused of sexual misconduct, has been reinstated after being blocked from the sport earlier this year.

    Lopez's attorney confirmed to KPRC 2 that the sanctions have been lifted by Safesport and he is eligible to coach again. Lopez was banned amid sexual misconduct charges that were filed this year.

    The charges stem from an investigation that began three years ago.
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    More on Lopez

    Now it's about Safe Sport.

    Safe Sport added to lawsuit alleging USOC cover up of sexual abuse of taekwondo athletes by Lopez brothers
    Organizations accused of sex trafficking and forced labor by former Team USA athletes


    Steven Lopez, an Olympic gold medalist in Tae Kwon Do is introduced as honorary captain before an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/George Bridges)

    By SCOTT M. REID | sreid@scng.com | Orange County Register
    PUBLISHED: August 24, 2018 at 4:40 pm | UPDATED: August 24, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    The U.S. Center for Safe Sport has been added to a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Denver Friday that alleges gross negligence and trafficking by Safe Sport and the U.S. Olympic Committee for failing to protect female taekwondo athletes from sexual abuse by Olympic gold medalist Steven Lopez and his brother Jean, a longtime U.S. national team coach.

    Kay Poe, a 2000 Olympian, on Friday joined other former and current Team USA athletes in a lawsuit that charges that the USOC, Safe Sport and USA Taekwondo, the sport’s national governing body, engaged in forced labor, sex trafficking and racketeering under federal RICO statutes by secretly obstructing investigations in allegations of sexual abuse by the Lopez brothers.

    Specifically the lawsuit alleges that investigations into sexual abuse allegations against the Lopez brothers were suspended to allow the brothers to coach and compete in the 2016 Olympic Games and 2017 U.S. Championships.

    The suit also alleges that Safe Sport’s claims of being independent are false and that the center is compromised by conflicts of interest. The center, which opened in March 2017, was created by and is financed by the USOC.

    “This case will conclusively demonstrate that Safe Sport is a sham,” said Robert Allard, an attorney for Poe. “We have seen case after case highlighted by the recent decision to reinstate alleged serial predator JeanLopez where SafeSport bends over backward to protect pedophile coaches and, as a consequence, the financial interests of the USOC and its (national governing bodies).”

    Friday’s amended complaint comes a week after Safe Sport removed Jean Lopez from its list of permanently ineligible individuals and given “interim restriction” status. It is unclear why Safe Sport made the change or what the conditions of the restriction are.

    Jean Lopez was originally banned by Safe Sport in April for sexual misconduct and sexual misconduct involving a minor. Steven Lopez, a gold medalist at the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games, was placed on “interim suspension” on May 7 by Safe Sport for “allegations of misconduct.”

    The Lopez brothers have denied any wrongdoing.

    The suit, initially filed this past spring, alleges that the USOC, Safe Sport and USA Taekwondo “obstructed, attempted to obstruct, interfered, and or prevented the enforcement” of their policies by ignoring verbal and written complaints of sexual abuse, dismissing complaints of and refusing to act on reports of sexual abuse and delaying the investigation of reports of sexual abuse. The suit also alleges the organizations advised athletes to withdraw complaints of sexual abuse that they knew were truthful, offered to put athletes back on team rosters only if they withdrew truthful complaints of sexual abuse, and threatened athletes with consequences for failure to withdraw complaints.

    Poe in 1996 at the age of 14 became the youngest ever member of the U.S. national taekwondo team. She alleges Jean Lopez began sexually exploiting her and engaging in sexual intercourse with her in the year leading up to the 2000 Olympics. The suit said Lopez forced Poe into sex at the 1999 World Championships in Alberta. Lopez’s abuse of Poe was known to many in the USOC and USA Taekwondo community, the suit alleges.

    Mandy Meloon alleges Jean Lopez molested her while to she pretended to sleep on a trip to a 1997 World Cup event in Cairo, Egypt. Meloon was 15 at the time. Meloon began a sexual relationship with Steven Lopez in 2000, according to court documents. She alleges in the filing that Steven Lopez physically abused her in 2002 and raped her in 2004.

    Heidi Gilbert alleges Jean Lopez drugged, molested and performed oral sex on her while they traveled to a 2003 World Cup event in Germany. Later, Gilbert alleges, Jean Lopez told her he wanted to leave his wife and have “Olympic babies” with her.

    Gabriella Joslin alleges Steven Lopez sexually assaulted her during the 2006 German Open.
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    Gabriel Abel Gonzalez

    This is BJJ so I suppose I could've posted it in Busted MMA fighters and fights, but I already posted there today.

    Martial arts teacher charged with molesting young teen


    Chula Vista Superior Court (Pauline Repard/San Diego Union-Tribune)
    Pauline Repard

    A South Bay martial arts instructor has been charged with molesting a 13-year-old girl at his home in National City two weeks ago.

    Gabriel Abel Gonzalez, 39, pleaded not guilty in Chula Vista Superior Court on Wednesday to four felony counts of committing a lewd act on a child.

    He is accused of touching the girl on four private parts of her body on Aug. 18.

    His bail was raised from $100,000 to $400,000 because of the number of charges, Deputy District Attorney Julie Lynn said.

    The alleged victim was not a student at the gym where Gonzalez worked. Authorities have said they have no evidence that any students or other children are victims.

    Gonzalez turned himself in to National City police on Saturday, but was released until Monday, when he was arrested and booked into jail.

    Gonzalez, who has made a living as a personal trainer at various gyms, was hired about six months ago to teach Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Chula Vista Jiu-Jitsu Club, according to his own former trainer.

    Elias Gallegos, 42, owner of Alliance BJJ Eastlake, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu training gym, said Gonzalez has been his student for 15 years.

    “He came up through me, from a white-belt (novice),” Gallegos said in an interview. “He couldn’t pay, so he helped me in classes as an assistant instructor. He was doing a great job.”

    When other students under Gallegos opened the Chula Vista club about a year ago, they later took on Gonzalez as an instructor, Gallegos said.

    Gallegos said he received an anonymous phone call last Friday from a person who claimed Gonzalez had molested a girl and persuaded her to keep quiet about it.

    He confronted Gonzalez about it that night.

    “He took a deep breath and said, ‘Let me explain,’” Gonzalez said. “It made me sick to my stomach. I lost it. I said, ‘That’s it, you’re done, you’re fired.’

    “I told him he had two options — go on the run or turn himself in.”

    Gonzalez gave him details on exactly what he had done to the girl, when, and where, Gallegos said.

    Gallegos then called the alleged victim’s father, a friend, and told him when he had learned.

    “It was one of the most difficult conversations I’ve ever had,” Gallegos said.

    He said that on Monday he convened a meeting with parents of his young martial arts students and told them what had happened with Gonzalez.

    “Everyone was numb, in shock,” Gallegos said.

    “You hear about it (child molest allegations) but when it comes home to you — I feel like I’m in a bad dream. It’s devastating. I would have said Gabe is my brother, before.

    “You see people try to hide it, but I want people to know I have zero tolerance here.”

    The alleged victim’s father called Chula Vista police on Saturday to report the molestation. A police official said they took a report out of courtesy, even though the allegation was that the abuse occurred in National City, at Gonzalez’s home.

    The Chula Vista police report was then forwarded to National City on Monday, and officers there used the complaint as a basis for arresting Gonzalez, authorities said.
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    Joao Da Silva

    More BJJ underage fondling. WTH BJJ?

    Martial arts instructor accused of fondling teens jailed without bond
    Joao DaSilva


    A 13-year-old girl told police her jiujitsu instructor, Joao DaSilva, reached under her bra and fondled her breasts approximately three times a week for three years, Davie police said. (Amy Beth Bennett / South Florida Sun-Sentinel)
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    The inappropriate touching by her jiujitsu teacher went on for three years as often as three times a week, a 13-year-old girl told Davie police.

    The fondling of her breast, under her bra, began when she was younger than 12, a police report said.

    Two weeks ago, a 15-year-old girl came forward and lodged mirror allegations against Joao Da Silva, owner and instructor at Raiva Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, 8234 W. State Road 84 in Davie, according to an arrest report.

    And a third girl, 17, told Hollywood police that while attending a summer beach camp in June hosted by the martial arts studio, Da Silva molested her under the water.

    “They gave statements saying they believe it was on purpose” and not accidental or as a part of their instruction, said Detective Vivian Gallinal, a spokeswoman for Davie police. “We don’t know if there are other victims. If so, please come forward.”


    Joao Da Silva was booked into Broward's jail late Tuesday afternoon (Broward Sheriff's Office)

    Da Silva, 34, was arrested Tuesday afternoon. He was booked into the Broward Main Jail shortly after 4 p.m. on three felony counts of lewd or lascivious molestation and one count of sexual assault on a minor.

    In a Wednesday morning court hearing, a Broward County judge ordered that Da Silva remain jailed without bond.

    Da Silva ignored questions shouted by reporters as he was escorted in handcuffs from the Davie Police Department to a minivan waiting to drive him to the jail in downtown Fort Lauderdale.

    His wife, Loi Da Silva, 35, hung up when a reporter called and identified herself Tuesday afternoon.

    The 17-year-old victim had been a student at Da Silva’s jiujitsu studio for about two years and recalled several uncomfortable situations where Da Silva would place his hands inside of her martial arts uniform during training sessions, according to a report from Hollywood police.

    Da Silva’s actions took an alarming turn on a day in June while he and the girl were in the ocean talking about a guy she was dating, according to a sworn statement the girl gave to police on Monday.

    “Da Silva told her that he had to teach her what to do with a guy,” the police report said. Da Silva moved the girl’s swimsuit bottom to the side and told her to wrap her legs around him. He touched her inappropriately, police said.

    The girl panicked, got out of the water and, out of fear, didn’t immediately tell anyone about the incident, the report said.


    Ordered held without bond during a court hearing Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. (Broward courts)

    Raiva’s Facebook page was long on praise for Da Silva and his team posted by satisfied customers.

    “Coach Joe and the entire team at Raiva are amazing!” said a March 3 post.

    “The family-oriented atmosphere and attention is exactly why I love this place,” another person wrote. “If you want to embark on the beautiful journey of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Raiva is the first step.”

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    Robert Morrison


    Robert Morrison addresses the court Thursday during his sentencing hearing. Photo by Kayse Angel

    KING COUNTY ROUNDUP
    Martial Arts Teacher Sentenced in Sex Case; Lawsuit Filed Against Issaquah Schools
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    By Josh Kelety
    Monday, October 29, 2018 2:30pm

    • Emotions ran high on both sides of the courtroom Oct. 25 when former martial arts teacher Robert James Morrison, 44, was sentenced to 60 months in prison for sexual crimes against a minor.

    Morrison was sentenced on three felony counts of rape of a child, one felony count of communication with a minor for immoral purposes and a gross misdemeanor count of communication with a minor for immoral purposes.

    According to Renton Police Commander David Leibman, the incidents came to light when an acquaintance of the primary victim, identified only by her initials, notified Washington State Child Protective Services that Morrison was engaged in a sexual relationship with a student at his martial arts school, Lee’s Martial Arts studio in Renton.

    According to the documents, the victim took martial arts at Morrison’s studio on and off for several years, but when she turned 14, the relationship changed as Morrison allegedly began sending to the victim Snapchats an texts of himself in his underwear, something she “thought was weird and not right.” The pictures then progressed from Morrison in his underwear to him wearing a towel and eventually himself nude. — Renton Reporter
    Half a decade but he'll probably get out earlier on parole. Pederast sex offenders are often model prisoners because they aren't around children, so they often get parole.
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    Rod Covlin

    Not sure this guy really counts. Sounds more like a dumb braggart than an actual practitioner. Not that there aren't a lot of dumb braggarts who practice...

    Accused wife killer bragged about martial arts death grip: pals
    By Rebecca Rosenberg February 28, 2019 | 7:35pm | Updated


    Witness Morey Wildes Steven Hirsch

    The cunning cad accused of killing his estranged wife bragged about his martial arts death grip to pals, according to testimony Thursday at his Manhattan murder trial.

    During a night out with friends from his synagogue in 2006, Rod Covlin boasted of his mastery of a lethal hold, witness Morey Wildes testified.

    “I remember Rod telling me that he could kill either me or someone else. He said, ‘I could kill you with one hand in a way that no one would ever find out,” Wildes told jurors.

    Covlin is accused of snapping the neck of his wife, Shele Danishevsky, with a martial arts chokehold. The couple was in the midst of nasty divorce and custody battle.

    Prosecutors contend that Covlin, a failed stockbroker with dual backgammon and philandering addictions, wanted to score her $5.2 million fortune.

    Another friend, Jeffrey Buller, told jurors that he was on the subway with Covlin when he made a similar boast.

    “He indicated that he had the ability to hurt someone by bending his hand with his fingers like this … his two fingers shaped like a “C” in a horizontal position,” Buller recalled. “I wasn’t sure if he was kidding or not, I didn’t take it seriously, because guys night out, you talk big, it doesn’t matter.”

    Danishefsky was found dead face down in the tub of her luxury Upper West Side apartment on New Year’s Eve 2009.

    Lawyers for Covlin have argued that Danishefsky’s death was nothing more than a tragic accident.
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    Just as I thought

    A dumb braggart, not an actual martial artist.

    NEW YORK
    Expert demonstrates martial arts chokehold in court that prosecutors say Roderick Covlin used to kill wife

    By SHAYNA JACOBS
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    MAR 04, 2019 | 6:45 PM


    Martial arts expert Dan Anderson demonstrates chokeholds on a skeleton at the trial of accused wife killer Roderick Covlin. (Alec Tabak for New York Daily News)

    A martial arts expert demonstrated a chokehold on a life-sized model skeleton Monday to demonstrate how prosecutors say Roderick Covlin killed his estranged wife.

    Trainer Dan Anderson was called to testify about the use of choke-outs in the martial arts — prosecutors say Covlin bragged about having a black belt in a martial arts discipline but his lawyers say he was an amateur and had only taken classes as a kid.

    Anderson has no connection to Covlin, 46, or knowledge of his experience but discussed chokeholds in general.

    He testified in Manhattan Supreme Court that the “hardest part” of the maneuver “is to get under the chin” with a forearm, as he demonstrated on the skeleton.

    “The natural response (for the victim) is to bring the chin down,” he added.

    Covlin is accused of using a similar hold to strangle 47-year-old Shele Covlin, whose body was found in the bathtub at her W. 68th St. apartment by the couple’s 9-year-old daughter on Dec. 31, 2009.

    He said the chokehold’s purpose is “to make you completely unconscious, cut off the blood supply to the brain and then you die.”


    Roderick Covlin is pictured at the defense table in State Supreme Court on March 4, 2019 in New York. (Alec Tabak for New York Daily News)

    Covlin, who is being held without bail pending the outcome of the case, was recorded on surveillance video from a jailhouse law library in November apparently mimicking achokehold move for a fellow inmate.

    Anderson admitted on cross-examination that the video shows Covlin doing a “bouncer’s chokehold” with one arm — not the “proper” way the professional performed the move for the jury.

    Covlin’s lawyers argue the theory is bogus and that their client is no martial arts expert.

    They say Shele Covlin died from a freak fall in the tub and that her death was painted as a homicide because of the ugliness of the couple’s divorce and their history of animosity.
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    Luke V. Bakula


    NJ KARATE INSTRUCTOR GUILTY OF RAPING 9-YEAR-OLD GIRL

    SERGIO BICHAO March 19, 2019


    Luke Bakula, seen in a photo released in 2015, and in a recent photo released after his conviction March 2019. (Passaic County Prosecutor's Office)

    A former assistant instructor at a Passaic County karate dojo was convicted last week of raping a 9-year-old girl.

    A Passaic County jury convicted Luke V. Bakula, 31, of two counts each of first-degree aggravated sexual assault, second-degree sexual assault and third-degree child endangerment.

    Bakula, of Haskell, was arrested in 2015 after being accused of raping the girl, a student at Porta’s Karate Dojo Academy in Pompton Lakes, between Nov. 21, 2005, and July 2006. He would have been 18 or 19 at the time.

    The assault happened at the dojo and at the girl's home in Bloomingdale, officials said.

    He was let go as a student assistant instructor at the dojo in 2015 based on the allegations, prosecutors said.

    Months before his arrest, he was hired as a paraprofessional in the Ringwood school district. His professional certification was suspended in 2017 by the State Board of Examiners, the body that licenses teachers, pending the outcome of the trial.

    Bakula now faces up to 40 years in prison when he is sentenced June 7 in Superior Court in Paterson.

    Sergio Bichao is deputy digital editor at New Jersey 101.5. Send him news tips: Call 609-359-5348 or email sergio.bichao@townsquaremedia.com.
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    looks like him in drag?
    "George never did wake up. And, even all that talking didn't make death any easier...at least not for us. Maybe, in the end, all you can really hope for is that your last thought is a nice one...even if it's just about the taste of a nice cold beer."

    "If you find the right balance between desperation and fear you can make people believe anything"

    "Is enlightenment even possible? Or, did I drive by it like a missed exit?"

    It's simpler than you think.

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    ****, you're right Oso

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    looks like him in drag?
    I didn't read the caption this morning. The caffeine hadn't quite kicked in.

    yikes.
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    lol, i didn't read anything but your comment and look at the picture.
    "George never did wake up. And, even all that talking didn't make death any easier...at least not for us. Maybe, in the end, all you can really hope for is that your last thought is a nice one...even if it's just about the taste of a nice cold beer."

    "If you find the right balance between desperation and fear you can make people believe anything"

    "Is enlightenment even possible? Or, did I drive by it like a missed exit?"

    It's simpler than you think.

    I could be completely wrong"

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    Gerald Strebendt

    FORMER MARTIAL ARTS INSTRUCTOR GETS PRISON FOR SEX ABUSE



    Gerald Strebendt was sentenced to more than two years in prison.

    Posted: Apr. 15, 2019 2:31 PM
    Updated: Apr. 16, 2019 7:27 AM
    Posted By: Tyler Jones

    EUGENE, Ore. -- A former martial arts instructor who sexually abused a girl he was coaching was sentenced to more than two years in prison Monday.

    Gerald Strebendt was sentenced to two years and four months in prison with two years and eight months of probation. He will be eligible for credit for time served as well as good behavior and must register as a sex offender once he is released from prison.

    At the end of March, Strebendt was found guilty of second-degree sexual abuse, but his sentencing was postponed "because circumstances came to light after the trial."

    During a hearing on a motion for a new trial on Monday, it was revealed that two jurors wrote letters to the court about the jury's decision.

    Strebendt's attorney Bryan Boender said one of the jurors, referred to as "juror number seven," disclosed that her had a "past experience that caused her to believe the victims in the case." Boender went on to note that he believes that is evidence of a "prototypical bias."

    Deputy District Attorney Katherine Green argued against it being a bias, stating "jurors are allowed to rely on past experience, be it personal or otherwise."

    Judge Clara Rigmaiden said it is her decision that there is no evidence of misconduct by the jurors in their sentencing process and denied Strebendt a new trial.

    After Rigmaiden made that decision, the hearing moved on to sentencing.
    Wonder what style he practices...
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    Nathan Hohmann

    Sickle attack? Like a kama?

    Update: Police arrest ‘martial arts expert’ after sickle attack of 70-year-old man
    By Emilie Raguso
    May 19, 2019, 7:07 p.m.


    Police enter a home on Parker Street in South Berkeley early Monday morning. Photo: Citizen reporter

    Update, May 20, 5:15 a.m. Police have identified the man who was taken into custody early this morning as 40-year-old Nathan Hohmann of Berkeley. According to a BPD statement, the man who was injured was a 70-year-old from Oakland. The attack happened inside Hohmann’s home on Parker Street. Police say he attacked the homeowner and the homeowner’s friend, who sustained serious injuries to his hands and legs, were able to get outside to call for help.

    This story was updated due to the developing nature of events. Scroll down to see how the night unfolded.

    According to police, Berkeley PD’s Special Response Team ultimately found Hohmann hiding on one of the upper levels of the home just before 2 a.m. and used “less lethal projectiles” to take him into custody. A police canine from the San Leandro Police Department aided in the operation. Hohmann was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and felony battery, said BPD spokesman Officer Byron White. Hohmann has been taken to a local hospital for medical evaluation.

    Update, 2 a.m. Police say the man is now in custody. BPD Lt. Katherine Smith said he will likely get a medical evaluation before going to jail.

    Update, May 20, 1:30 a.m. Residents report that police have made it into the Parker Street home after setting off one or two explosions. Berkeleyside has asked BPD for an update.

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    Update, May 19, 11:59 p.m. Police remain on the scene in the 2300 block of Parker Street after getting a report of a tenant who had attacked his home’s owner and the homeowner’s friend, causing serious injuries to one of the men Sunday evening, said Lt. Peter Hong of the Berkeley Police Department.

    According to police radio traffic reviewed by Berkeleyside, the call began as a report of a 40-year-old man who was brandishing a machete outside a home on Parker between Dana and Ellsworth streets. It was later reported that the 40-year-old had used a sickle to injure a man’s hands. The tenant was described over the radio as a “martial arts expert” with a “history of mental issues and violent tendencies” who “often keeps a machete near him,” according to radio traffic. The wounded man was taken to the hospital for treatment.

    Police had tried to communicate with the tenant since getting to Parker at 5:50 p.m., but the man had not responded, Hong said shortly before midnight. Police obtained a warrant for the tenant’s arrest and a warrant to search the house. BPD’s Special Response Team has taken over the scene and will attempt to resolve the situation.

    Just before midnight, BPD reported in a Nixle alert that officers would be “deploying diversionary devices which are loud and should not be confused” with gunfire.


    Police on Parker Street after taking a man into custody just before 2 a.m. Monday. Photo: Citizen reporter

    Police had already visited the home earlier in the day after the man reportedly tried to set a small fire outside, but he did not answer the door when officers arrived, according to radio traffic.

    When police got to the scene Sunday evening, they surrounded the Parker Street home with long guns and less-lethal weapons, according to radio traffic. At one point, police used a battering ram to force open the door to the home. They also brought in a department robot to help with their efforts to secure the scene, according to radio traffic.

    Update, 10:35 p.m. According to one neighbor, as of about 7 p.m., “the whole block is cordoned off and the police are shouting at someone to come out with their hands up.” Police have told residents that “noise could happen anytime tonight.” Berkeleyside will update this story when more details are available.

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    Update, 10:25 p.m. The Special Response Team, which deals with armed suspects and other high-risk situations, is on the scene and having a briefing about the situation, according to Berkeley police.


    Police on Parker. Photo: Citizen reporter

    Original story, 7:07 p.m. Authorities in Berkeley have asked people to stay away from Parker Street, near Telegraph Avenue, due to police activity in the area.

    Police are attempting to arrest a felony assault suspect who is inside a house, BPD said. Police ask the community to stay away from Parker Street between Dana and Ellsworth streets.

    Stay tuned for further updates.
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    maybe it was just one of these and they were arguing about proper pruning technique.

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    I started using those types of pruners/weeders after learning about them in Hawaii

    they are sharp as hell
    "George never did wake up. And, even all that talking didn't make death any easier...at least not for us. Maybe, in the end, all you can really hope for is that your last thought is a nice one...even if it's just about the taste of a nice cold beer."

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    "Is enlightenment even possible? Or, did I drive by it like a missed exit?"

    It's simpler than you think.

    I could be completely wrong"

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    Have you looked at MAM's sharpened Kama?


    Sharpened Kama


    They come from a Japanese gardening supplier.
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