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Old 12-05-2014, 01:05 AM   #193
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Kneecapping is a form of malicious wounding, often as criminal punishment or torture, in which the victim is injured in the knee.. The injury is typically inflicted by a low-velocity gunshot to the knee pit with a handgun. The term is considered a misnomer by medical professionals because only a very small minority of victims suffer damage to the kneecap.. A review of 80 kneecapping victims found that only 2 had a fractured kneecap..During The Troubles in Northern Ireland terrorist groups considered themselves to be law enforcers in their own communities. They used limb punishment shootings to punish petty criminals and other individuals whose behaviour they deemed to be unacceptable. If the crime was considered to be grave, the victim was also shot in the ankles and elbows, leaving them with 6 gunshot wounds. Approximately 2,500 people were victims of limb punishment shootings through the duration of the conflict. Those who were found "guilty" by the terrorist groups carried a social stigma with them..The Red Brigades, an Italian terrorist organization, employed limb punishment shootings to warn their opponents. They used the method to punish at least 75 people up to December 1978.. More recently limb punishment shootings have been employed by Hamas in the Gaza Strip to silence their Palestinian critics..On the long term it is Estimated that one out of 5 victims will walk with a limp for the rest of their lives...

Literally, to hamstring an individual is to sever the tissues of their hamstring. As a metaphor "to be hamstrung" suggests being limited, by external imposition or not, in a way that prevents full freedom of movement or utilization of resources..Rendering chariot horses lame by hamstringing is mentioned in the Bible, called houghing in the King James Version, from an old spelling of hock. This is seen as a positive use of hamstringing because it prevents the horses from being used in warfare...Hamstringing is a method of crippling a person or animal so that they cannot walk properly by severing the hamstring tendons in the thigh of the individual. It is used as a method of torture, or to incapacitate the victim.In humans the hamstring extends between the hip and knee joints. The hamstring muscle group is made up of the biceps femoris, semitendinosis and semimembranosus.. It facilitates both the flexing of the knee and hip extension, making it a vital contributor to normal leg movement.. By severing these muscles or the tendons involved in this process, normal leg movement is disrupted. In addition to sustaining massive bleeding, the injured leg becomes useless and the victim is rendered lame. The severing of the hamstring is usually accomplished through use of a blade such as a knife Or sword... so the days of the Samurai had ended.. Nations, like men, it is sometimes said, have their own Destiny.. As for the American Captain, no one knows what became of him. Some say that he died of his wounds..There was once a battle at a place called Thermopylae, where 300 Brave Greeks held off a Persian army of a Million Men...

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