Wednesday, September 26, 2012

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Support Cancer Research and Save!

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual international health campaign organized to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure.

In support of this campaign, V.H. Blackinton and the Badge Company of New Jersey are partnering to offer Blackinton’s distinctive Breast Cancer Awareness Badges at a special discounted price during the month of October.

Any order for these badges received between now and October 31, 2012 will earn a 20% discount off the catalog price and free shipping to your US location. In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 10% of the sales will be donated equally to the Firefighter Cancer Support Network and the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation.

To order, simply click here to go to our Blackinton Design-A-Badge page, and create your special Breast Cancer Awareness Badges from any of the following seven badge styles.


Then submit your order, and we’ll process it with the 20% discount and the free shipping.

But remember, your order must be in our hands not later than October 31, 2012, for the discount to apply.  All badges ordered by October 31, 2012, will be delivered in time for the Holidays.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Zero to Jail in 3.5 Seconds

In Newark earlier this year a brilliant young man decided to carjack an expensive Porsche 911. Brandishing a gun, he ordered the driver out, and hopped in.

He then promptly stalled the 480-hp turbocharged engine... the engine with the six-speed transmission... the six speed manual transmission... the transmission type that Our Hero had never learned how to drive.

Unable to get the car moving, and with police approaching faster than he was departing, he bailed out of the car.

Despite having a high-powered sports car at his disposal only moments earlier, he was captured after a brief foot chase.

Result? He now faces up to 15 years in prison.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Another Cop Movie?

Our friends over at Police magazine have given the new movie, "End of Watch," a thumbs-up. This was somewhat surprising to us, since the law enforcement community tends to be a harsh critic of the on-screen portrayals of cops and Hollywood tends to stress explosions, chases, and soap-opera subplots over realism and authenticity.

But Police reports that the former LAPD officer whose experiences form the basis of the film worked closely the screenwriter for "End of Watch" as well as with the lead actors, Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena. That officer, Jamie FitzSimons, had direct input on everything from the script and to visual details such the actors’ posture in uniform.

The result, according the Police writer Paul Clinton, is a movie that rings true.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Will He Pleed Not Gilty?

According to the Associated Press, Police in York, Pennsylvania, are searching for a spelling-challenged vandal who hit a central Pennsylvania woman's car with paint over the weekend.

Police say a woman reported Saturday morning that her sport-utility vehicle had been sprayed with white paint. On the driver's side doors an unknown person had scrawled "bicth."

Investigators say the woman also reported a motorcycle was stolen from her property. It was later recovered in a nearby town.

The York police are seeking information on the motorcycle theft and the dyslexic graffiti.