2 Marines charged in fatal SC holdup

Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 6:44 PM
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BEAUFORT, S.C. — Authorities have charged two Parris Island Marines in connection with an attempted armed robbery which left another Marine dead.

 The Beaufort Gazette reports Beaufort police say 18-year-old Pfc. Sierra Danielle Powers and 20-year-old Pfc. Brandi Toniqua Hardy are charged with criminal conspiracy for their roles in the attempted robbery during a drug deal last Friday. Both are in jail pending bond hearings.

Deputy Chief Dale McDorman wouldn’t specify how Powers and Hardy were involved.

McDorman said two Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort privates arranged to purchase marijuana from another man. According to McDorman, it was during that deal that the Marines pulled fake pistols and tried to rob the man, who pulled a real gun and shot and killed 20-year-old Pfc. Jerrit Timberson of Fairview Heights, Ill.

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owensjef3
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owensjef3 11/28/13 - 08:05 pm
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Wow, fake guns
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Wow, fake guns

nocnoc
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nocnoc 11/28/13 - 09:21 pm
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The Home Location of the Dead PFC might

have some bearing on the issue.

We lived in Fairview Heights, Ill. it shares a border with EAST ST. LOUIS. The Urban Creep from EAST ST. LOUIS. has been eating at Fairview Heights for years. Much like Downtown is doing the South Side deliberately now, with its use of Section 8's.

Interesting Tid Bit:
Our 1st experience with Section 8's was there in 1994.
A Mother of 5, all different fathers, housed next door to us on Concord Dr. in Fairview Heights, Ill.

She was gone every weekend returning Sunday Afternoons, After leaving a 10 year to babysit the other 4, 1 of which was a 2 year old.

We regularly fed the kids when the women was gone.

An Yes DFACS was a regular visitor to the house, but nothing came of it.
As the DFAC Lady told us, the kids as bad as they had it, had it better than most in their care.

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oldredneckman96 11/28/13 - 10:14 pm
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Dope
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OK, enough is enough, pull all our servicemen out of everywhere, bring them home. Now, give them enough ammo to kill every drug dealer they can find. Let's really have a war on drugs and finish it once and for all. Yes, you, you pot heads, pot is a drug.

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itsanotherday1 11/29/13 - 12:24 am
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If we were a true Libertarian

If we were a true Libertarian society, we could just legalize drugs and let the chips fall where they may. Unfortunately, we won't let people control their own destiny; we have to pick them up out of the gutter and spend a fortune on medical treatment, rehab, and so on. Then we give them more public assistance just to exist.

THAT is why we have to be careful about what is legal and what is not.

As far as the war on drugs, we are missing the best solution. Go after demand, not supply. That takes a multi-faceted approach that does not include locking up dealers. Dealers will always step up to the plate as long as there is demand and profit to be made.

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oldredneckman96 11/29/13 - 03:10 pm
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Gibberish! Drug dealers do it for profit. Put them in jail forever and you break the cycle. If there is no one to sell the dope, the addicts won’t have a way to score dope. Drug addicts are victims too, just not as bad a victim as the public they steal from to buy the dope they seek. Our justice system spends too much time arresting the same people over and over for the same crime of dealing. Read the arrest record of the dealers the A/C reports everyday. Tag and release is not the way to wage a war on dope. Tag and bag, make them work hard labor to pay their way in prison and throwaway the keys. To do anything less is to say that the citizens of the US have fewer rights than the drug dealers! Think of all the people who die each year from the poison these criminals sell for profit, which makes dealing dope a capital murder case to me. Maybe you care more for a drug dealer than you do for a citizen killed as a bystander in a drug deal gone bad, I do not. As for helping an addict, they had the same chance to stay straight as you or I. The only addicts I know of that made it off dope did it on their own, doing so made it worth it to them.

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itsanotherday1 11/29/13 - 07:39 pm
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Gibberish? So how has the lock-em up plan been working for ya? As long as there is money to be made, somebody will always step up to make it. In points south the drug cartels OWN judges and LE because they have a price.
The only will to kill a profitable enterprise is to kill demand. That should be obvious to anyone with a smidgen of understanding of market forces.

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oldredneckman96 11/30/13 - 04:07 pm
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We have locked up dope addicts and given them longer sentences than the dealers. Now Eric Holder has told his people how to reduce those sentences even more. Until we put dealers in jail for ever we are not really having a war on dope, after all there are more addicts than dealers. Yes, this includes pot dealers.

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