The Best Defense


It began with an instructor at Karate for Kids teaching five students what to do when confronted by an armed attacker in an alley outside the school. It ended with the instructor and the students face-down on the ground in handcuffs. Albany, Oregon, police thought the class was an actual mugging or gang activity. Scott Turner, the owner of the school, says he doesn't have any problem with the police responding as they did. But he wonders why, after finding out was really going on, they charged his instructor and the students with disorderly conduct. They each face a $2,500 fine and up to six months in jail.