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Judge rules that New York's state ban on nunchucks is unconstitutional.

Judge Pamela Chen issued the ruling about the famous martial arts weapon last Friday in a Brooklyn federal court, according to The Associated Press. 

The news service noted that Chen's ruling recounted the history of the nunchucks ban, which was instituted in New York in 1974 "out of a concern that, as a result of the rising popularity 'of 'Kung Fu' movies and shows,′ 'various circles of the state's youth' - including 'muggers and street gangs' - were 'widely' using nunchaku to cause 'many serious injuries.'"

The plaintiff in the case, James Maloney, was charged with possession of nunchucks, two rigid rods connected at one end by a chain or rope, in his home in 2000.

https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/421807-judge-rules-against-new-york-state-ban-on-nunchucks

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On 12/17/2018 at 5:53 PM, Phantom Dreamer said:

Judge rules that New York's state ban on nunchucks is unconstitutional.

Judge Pamela Chen issued the ruling about the famous martial arts weapon last Friday in a Brooklyn federal court, according to The Associated Press. 

The news service noted that Chen's ruling recounted the history of the nunchucks ban, which was instituted in New York in 1974 "out of a concern that, as a result of the rising popularity 'of 'Kung Fu' movies and shows,′ 'various circles of the state's youth' - including 'muggers and street gangs' - were 'widely' using nunchaku to cause 'many serious injuries.'"

The plaintiff in the case, James Maloney, was charged with possession of nunchucks, two rigid rods connected at one end by a chain or rope, in his home in 2000.

https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/421807-judge-rules-against-new-york-state-ban-on-nunchucks

Thiessen: I was arrested for having nunchucks in New York

https://elkodaily.com/opinion/columnists/thiessen-i-was-arrested-for-having-nunchucks-in-new-york/article_23ee26cb-2a61-5efc-ad24-32262cba70d3.amp.html

When news broke last week that a federal judge had ruled a New York law banning possession of nunchucks unconstitutional, I felt vindicated. You see, as a teenager growing up in New York City in the 1980s, I was arrested and thrown in jail for illegal possession of nunchucks. Really.

During high school, I got into Bruce Lee martial-arts movies. Long before Mayor Rudy Giuliani turned Times Square into a family-friendly theme park, there was a movie theater on Broadway that showed nonstop kung-fu fare. Over summer break, I would go to see Lee movies such as “Game of Death,” “Fist of Fury” and “Enter the Dragon,” Lee’s last film before his death from cerebral edema at age 32 in 1973. The highlight of every Lee movie, for me, was when he picked up a pair of nunchucks — two short sticks connected by a steel swivel chain — and began swinging them around his body, taking out dozens of enemy fighters.

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Bruce Lee was a bit of a stoner.

Despite rumors that Lee was a teetotaler, Lee occasionally drank and was especially fond of sake. The sparseness was partially for health reasons (aside from wanting his body in peak physical form, Lee also likely suffered from alcohol flush reaction, an enzyme deficiency common among East Asians) and partially because he liked cannabis better. Steve McQueen introduced Lee to marijuana, and the drug quickly became his favorite. He once arrived at a friend’s house and passed out cigar-sized blunts. When told that only one is typically used and passed from person to person, Lee replied, “No need to share. I want everyone to have their own.” In fact, according to his Enter the Dragon costar Bob Wall, it took two hash brownies to calm the active Lee down into “a normal human.”

From Bruce Lee's big break to his tragic death: 8 gems gleaned from a new biography

Link- https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/bruce-lee-gems-gleaned-from-new-biography

 

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Source- https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25589869/daily_news_ny_bruce_lees_death/

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Clipped from Daily News, 23 Jul 1973, Mon,  20

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Source- https://www.newspapers.com/clip/5366527/detroit_free_press/

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Clipped from Detroit Free Press, 04 Sep 1973, Tue,  Page 32

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Thinking about the things that have made a real lasting impact. Things worth remembering. 

Mike Moh talks about playing Bruce Lee

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/amp/news/once-a-time-hollywood-actor-mike-moh-playing-bruce-lee-1208321
Moh, whose credits include roles on Fox's Empire and ABC's Marvel series Inhumans, had flown to Los Angeles to audition for the new season of Issa Rae's HBO comedy Insecure. The session was run by Victoria Thomas, who at the time also happened to be casting for Tarantino's 1960s-set film, They were search of a Bruce Lee and asked Moh to audition. 

"This is literally what I had been waiting for," says Moh, who first saw Lee's Enter the Dragon in grade school and started practicing tae kwon do at 12. He moved to L.A. after college to pursue acting, but Moh and his wife, Richelle, chose to raise their children (ages 4, 6 and 😎 in the small Madison suburb of Waunakee, where — like Lee — he runs his own martial arts studio: Moh's Martial Arts.

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