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KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOR

EVERETTE PORSHAU  HEWITT

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ROBBERY WITH DANGEROUS WEAPON

BOND:  NO BOND

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VIOLENCE

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It might well be “excessive force” if a sheriff’s deputy beats and pepper-sprays a black motorist who had been stopped only because the deputy saw the motorist without a fastened seatbelt. A district court judge had concluded that the force was surely justified, but the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit said in August that excessiveness of force was for a jury to evaluate. (The deputy’s explanation: The motorist, waiting for the deputy to finish his report, was sitting on a curb eating a bowl of broccoli, and the deputy had to beat him down, he said, out of fear that the motorist would throw the broccoli at him and then attack him.) [Young v. County of Los Angeles,  via Findlaw.com]

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Karachi Woman Murders, Seeks to Cook Husband

Pakistani police say a woman tried to cook her husband after murdering him for planning to take a second wife.

Pakistani police on Thursday arrested a woman they say killed her husband and was attempting to cook his body parts, after he planned to take a second wife without her permission.

According to family law in Islamic Pakistan, a man must get permission from his first wife before his second marriage, but the law is rarely observed.

Police arrested Zainab Bibi, 32, and her nephew Zaheer, 22, in the Shah Faisal colony of Pakistan’s southern metropolis of Karachi, local police commander Nadeem Baig said.

“They killed Ahmad Abbas, Zainab’s husband, and chopped his body into pieces and were about to cook the flesh in a bowl,” he told AFP. Baig added both a bowl containing the husband’s diced flesh and knife used in the murder were recovered.

Television networks reportedly showed gruesome footage of the human flesh in a bowl ready for the stove.

A neighbor alerted the police to the crime and investigations were ongoing, said Baig.

“There could be two factors behind her intention to cook the husband. One is to destroy the evidence and the other could be her immense hatred against him for seeking a second wife,” he said.

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COWBOY POETRY

AT THE AIRPORT

By Michael “Coyote” Schroll

“He’s got a bomb!”  She yelled out loud.
    “It’s somewhere in his pants!”
    Up against the wall she screams
    “We can not take a chance!”

    She probed me with that wand up close
    Went off just like a bell.
    “It’s jail for you and no way out,
    You terrorist from hell!”

    It’s just them steel shanks in my boots.”
    I pleaded for my life.
    “Take ’em off and walk back through.”
    Her heart was cold as ice.

    Stockin’d foot, a crowd around
    I tried it one more time.
    Them bells and whistles sang their song,
    “My flight I’ll miss real fine!”

    “Up against the wall,” she says
    “You no good terrorist!
    Get the cuffs, we’ll lock him up,
    Just slap ’em on his wrists.”

    I empty out my pockets now,
    Coins and keys and such.
    Weren’t nothin’ left I figured now
    I never had that much.

    That damn machine went off again!
    The crowd began to build.
    “It’s him!”  She yells, “Remove that shirt!
    That Cowboy hat is filled!”

    “There’s dynamite or some such thing,
    It must be in your pants!
    Take ’em off!”  She said to me,
    “We can not take the chance!”

    The crowd’s intense and lookin’ on,
    My buckle’s on the floor.
    No shirt, no boots, and now my pants,
    Embarrassin’ for sure.

    I walk back through that cattle shute
    My skivvies all I had.
    This airport travel ain’t much fun
    In fact, it’s pretty bad.

    No bells or whistles screamed this time
    Slipped through with out no fuss

I think by Gawd it’s easier,
Just to take the bus.

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WV FLAT FOOD

West Virginia roadkill-cooking activist David Cain told Bloomberg News in October that he generally supported Volvo’s new driver-safety technology that warns of objects ahead in the road. Cain pointed out that it was just a warning and that the driver “could still choose to run over something that’s good for eating.” [Bloomberg News]

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WALMART CRIMES

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   WALMART CRIMES

Did the VIOLENCE occur at BELKS?  Did the VIOLENCE occur at TARGET?  Did the VIOLENCE occur at K-MART?  NO, NO, N-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O!!!!!

Viiolence erupted overnight during Black Friday shopping as at least 24 people were injured in a series of incidents at Walmart stores in the U.S.

The violence included a California shopper who was shot during a failed robbery attempt, a fight over $1.88 towels, a trampled girl in western Michigan, a police officer who used pepper spray to quell a crowd, and a pepper-spraying shopper who injured 20 people in her haste to keep other people away from the merchandise she wanted to buy.

Among the incidents:

In Fruitport Township, authorities say a teenage girl was trampled at a western Michigan Walmart store and suffered minor injuries after getting caught in a rush to a sale in the electronics department.

The Muskegon Chronicle reports the girl was taken to a local hospital this morning. Fruitport Township Supervisor Brian Werschem says the girl was knocked down and stepped on several times in the store near Muskegon.

In Los Angeles, authorities said a woman shot pepper spray to keep shoppers from merchandise she wanted during a Black Friday sale, and 20 people suffered minor injuries.

The incident occurred shortly after 10:20 p.m. Thursday in a crowded Walmart as shoppers hungry for deals were let inside the store.

Police said the suspect shot the pepper spray when the coverings over electronics items she wanted were removed.

“Somehow she was trying to use it to gain an upper hand,” police Lt. Abel Parga told The Associated Press early today.

Parga said police were still looking for the woman. The store remained open and those not affected by the pepper spray continued shopping.

In Florence, Ala., a shopper was subdued with a stun gun at a Walmart store as shoppers gathered for Black Friday sales.

WAFF-TV reports police said they used a stun gun twice to gain control of 22-year-old Christopher Blake Pyron before arresting him.

Police said they made the arrest around 11 p.m. Thursday, about an hour after the Alabama Walmart opened its doors for late-night and early-morning shopping. Authorities said he is charged with public intoxication, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

In Northern California, authorities said a Black Friday shopper is in critical but stable condition after being shot by armed robbers outside a Walmart store.

San Leandro police Sgt. Mike Sobek says the victim and his family were walking to their car around 1:45 a.m. when they were confronted by a group of men who demanded their purchases. When the family refused, a fight broke out and one of the robbers shot the man.

Sobek says other family members wrestled down one of the suspects, who was taken into police custody.

Investigators are reviewing store surveillance video to identify at least three other suspects.

Witnesses say the Walmart parking lot was crowded with Black Friday shoppers at the time, and the store was briefly closed as police investigated.

In North Carolina, one man was arrested after a holiday shopping scuffle at a Walmart store in Kinston which police quelled with pepper spray.

Public Safety Director Bill Johnson says the incident happened early Friday. An off-duty Kinston officer was working a security detail for the store when some customers began trying to get electronic equipment that wasn’t yet available for purchase.

Johnson says the off-duty officer used a short burst of pepper spray in the air to control the scene. Johnson says no one was sprayed in the face or eyes.

One man was arrested, but information on the charges he is facing was not immediately available.

Shopper Angel Bunting told WITN-TV that the incident began when a man waiting in line for discounted cell phones fell into a display.

In central Florida, a man is behind bars after a fight broke out at a jewelry counter during Black Friday.

Kissimmee, Fla., police tell the Orlando Sentinel that two men were fighting at a Walmart store during Friday’s early hours. One man resisted when a police officer tried to escort him out of the store. Officers had to force him to the ground to put him in handcuffs.

The unidentified man is charged with resisting arrest. No shoppers were hurt.

In the Toledo suburb of Oregon, police responded to three separate reports of fighting at a Walmart on Thursday night. One officer told The Blade newspaper that one of the fights was over towels selling for $1.88.

In upstate New York, police said two women were injured and a man charged after a fight broke out at a Walmart.

, a bomb threat today prompted the evacuation of employees and customers of a Woodland Park Walmart for about four hours as police and federal agents checked for explosive devices but found none.

Woodland Park police dispatch supervisor Karen Glenn says the threat arrived around 8:30 a.m. CST today during one of the busiest shopping days of the holiday season. Police from Colorado Springs as well as agents with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Bureau responded.

A check of the store that included the use of a bomb sniffing dog found nothing.

Glenn said officials declared the store safe around 11:30 a.m. and were planned allow employees back inside around noon.

WalMart Stores Inc. officials did not immediately return a message.

In non-violent shopping related Walmart news, in northern Ohio, Black Friday shoppers had to leave their bargains behind when a car accident knocked out power, forcing the store to be evacuated.

A driver hit a utility pole near the store just before midnight near the town of Port Clinton, along Lake Erie.

Authorities from around the area including police, firefighters and agents from the U.S. Customs & Border Patrol were called in to get hundreds of Black Friday shoppers out of the Walmart.

The State Highway Patrol says the driver who caused the blackout had been drinking and was arrested.

In the Phoenix suburb of Buckeye, police are coming under fire for a video posted online Friday that shows a grandfather unconscious on the floor of a Walmart with a bloody face after police said he was caught trying to shoplift.

The video shows 54-year-old Jerald Allen Newman unconscious and covered in blood after a police officer took him to the ground Thursday night.

Officers in the video are shown trying to sop up blood as outraged customers yell expletives and say, “That’s police brutality,” and “He wasn’t doing anything.”

The man’s wife and other witnesses say that Newman was trying to help his young grandson after the boy was trampled by shoppers, and only put a video game in his waistband to free his hands to help the boy.

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