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HOW ARE PEOPLE speeding down neighborhood streets on four-wheelers with no helmets on allowed to constantly get away with it? Where are our Columbia County police when you need them? If you don’t believe me, take a drive down Hightower, Dent or Desoto. There are several families and older folks who walk in the neighborhood, and the people who are illegally riding four-wheelers are creating a dangerous situation for innocent people and themselves.

ALL THE VERY BEST to Stacey Mabray, the principal of Butler High School on her plans to turn the school around. She seems to have the determination to make it happen. By the way, it would be nice if Colby Harris acted more professionally by removing his baseball cap while addressing the incoming freshmen.

ROSEANNE BARR IS the person that degraded the military by singing The Star-Spangled Banner, spitting on the ground and holding her crotch. It is not Rosie O’Donnell, it is Roseanne Barr.

IF FEMA IS GOING to reimburse Augusta $70 million for the February ice storms that nearly wiped out the city’s contingency funds, then why should property taxes be raised? Before taxes are raised why don’t you collect taxes on vacant lots and abandoned property? These are the one that are getting a free ride.

A RANT FOR THE Augusta fire chief. You talk about all the people who are leaving the department for better pay. Could it be the poor leadership that they are under?

A RAVE FOR THE MAYOR in Atlanta. Good for him, he wants to bring in immigrants. What better way to solve his problems. Bring illegals here and put them to work for $3 an hour.

I JUST ATTENDED THE Paine College town hall meeting. I’m convinced Paine needs a president with integrity and students-first mind-set.

AS A WIDOW ON SOCIAL Security, I struggle each year to scrape together my property taxes. Thank you, Donnie Smith, for making that more difficult so that you can give bonuses to employees. Yes, I’m crying, too. I voted for you.

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nocnoc
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nocnoc 08/15/14 - 05:13 pm
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Let me see if I understand the Dead Thugs parents

Here we have a 6'2" almost 300lbs THUG video taped ... ooops I meant your baby, your innocent child... that you as parents are defending as being slandered in the media. Because you demanded information be released and it was?????

1st of all stop the over the top inciteful words and pandering to media flame throwers. It was not an Assassination shooting, I sure the police officer did not get up that morning with the intention of hunting down and shoot this THUG. Only then would this have been a cold blooded planned Assassination shooting.

2nd Accept the fact that your innocent little baby (a man at 18) was 6'2" and tipping 300lbs and a robber. Your "innocent Baby" was parading down the middle of the street with hand full ($48 worth) of stolen sweet cigars. You know the type that all Innocent Babies buy, then 1/2 empty and add some WEED back into for a buzz. Letting the sweet flavor of the cigar help mask the WEED odor. When a police officer spotted him and instructed him to move to the sidewalk. Your innocent little 6'2" and tipping 300lbs and a 18 y/o MAN refused and started a situation, which got him killed.

NO I am not saying it was a good shoot, or a Bad Shoot.

Your THUG baby was stopped by a Police Officer with a handful of stolen items, and your Thug Baby likely thought the Officer was there to arrest him for Robbery, and the Assault during the commission of a robbery (can you say FELONY). Your 18 y/o THUG 6'2" and tipping 300lbs, likely out weight and was taller than the officer. Your THUG likely chose to ignore the lawful commands of the police officer, thinking an arrest was about to take place, and initiated the events that unfolded resulting in his death.

We also know now the officer was treated for injuries received during the incident. So likely your Innocent Baby tried to lay one up side the officers head, or maybe even take Officers weapon for his next robbery.

BUT combine the following, with what I just said, with the now released video that shows your innocent little baby 6'2" and tipping 300lbs, stealing from, & then assaulting an much older, much smaller store owner. Is this how you raise an innocent baby?

What is evident is because your 6'2" 300lbs NFL defensive line size "baby" decided he was big and bad an enough and could do and take as he pleased .....He IS NOW DEAD.

If I had been the store clerk, AFTER BEING ASSAULTED, he would have made his last step on earth in to the parking lot falling head 1st.

BUT I DO HAVE A QUESTION
Don't you feel any shame knowing your innocent NFL SIZE baby 6'2" and tipping 300lbs has caused:
over 100 serious injuries,
people to be homeless,
Millions of dollars of UNINSURED damages too the community,
100's their jobs,
and is directly responsible for the downfall of the areas economics in coming months.

Cheer up tho, at least President Obama did not claim your Baby, could have been his son.

Jake
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Jake 08/15/14 - 08:04 pm
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noc

You could have made your point without bringing Obama into it. He is not responsible for every wrong doing, no matter how much most on here want him to be.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/16/14 - 04:12 am
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In the arena with lions

Remember the Roman days....meat was thrown to lions in the arena.....humans were the meat (alive & kicking).

We are the meat & the media will do their part to keep the lions satisfied....they flourish on the news we see in Ferguson....some say they encourage it. Maybe & maybe not.

We all know the characters who will show up...every time, & they will always get as much tv time as possible..if you don't have flaming mad & irate people there, they usually fade away...

I wonder how many boys/men were killed in Detroit/Chicago in the last days...I will bet more than one....but tv didn't cover that did it.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/16/14 - 04:21 am
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Pay you to vote--geeez

Some Los Angeles city officials are considering turning voter ballots into what would essentially be lottery tickets to increase voter turnout.

Los Angeles has had particularly bad voter turnout recently in local elections. Only 23 percent of registered voters cast a ballot in the last mayoral election.

Now the Los Angeles Ethics Commission is recommending the city council looks at implementing cash prizes to get people to show up at the voting booths.

The city council still has yet to approve the idea but the informal plan includes awarding $1,000 to about 100 voters.

Critics have already begun saying all this plan will lead to is an increase of uninformed voters who will randomly fill in ballots just to be eligible for the prize.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/16/14 - 04:42 am
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Some see the light

The store with video was looted but no arrests??

Johnson said police backed off to try and ease the tension. He believes looting may have spread to a couple of nearby stores. No arrests were made.

"We had to evaluate the security of the officers there and also the rioters," Johnson said. "We just felt it was better to move back."

Meanwhile, peaceful protesters yelled at the aggressors to stop what they were doing. About a dozen people eventually blocked off the front of the convenience store to help protect it.
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I will bet these stores will leave the area & never return....& some will moan & groan & never understand why.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/16/14 - 05:38 am
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Still living in the 60s...

Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) called on President Barack Obama to declare martial law in Ferguson, Missouri, where police and protesters have clashed after a police officer shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown on Saturday.

"It is very sad and unbelievable. It's unreal to see what the police is doing there," Lewis said in a Thursday interview with MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell. "First of all, Ferguson, Missouri, is part of the United States of America. People have a right to protest. They have a right to dissent. They have a right to march in an orderly, peaceful, nonviolent fashion. And the press has a right to cover it."
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I think the part of right to march & peaceful dissent went right over the head of Ole Lewis.....did he watch the same tv news I saw.....nahhh.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/16/14 - 05:40 am
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OhLordy MSNBC

And they wonder why the ratings are in the tank..I wouldn't watch them even if they paid me to do so.

myfather15
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myfather15 08/16/14 - 05:40 am
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#3

You're correct; it was Roseanne Barr who did that. It was Rosie O'Donnell who said "We don't need to fear the terrorists, they're mothers and fathers too."

She also stated "Radical Christianity is just as threatening as radical Islam in a country like America where we have a separation of church and state."

So, 6 in one, half dozen in the other!!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/16/14 - 05:48 am
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Lost in the 50s

Ole Lewis might be in the 60s ..hah I'm lost in the 50s...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJ_bkuAZD8A

I tried to put r/rs on the most discussed---need some heelp.wakeup folks.

myfather15
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myfather15 08/16/14 - 06:03 am
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nocnoc

"What is evident is because your 6'2" 300lbs NFL defensive line size "baby" decided he was big and bad an enough and could do and take as he pleased"

Excellent point!! Exactly what I was going to bring up!! This video is very clear of one thing; that Mr. Brown used his size and strength to his intimidate people!! Mr. Brown was a BULLY; who pushed around people smaller than him!! He grabbed the much smaller store clerk by the throat and then pushed him!! Then, when the store clerk walked towards him at the end, he walked towards him aggressively, as if to say "You better get back or I'll beat your #$%". The poor store clerk was scared to death and retreated!!

People talked about him having no criminal record, but he wasn't an adult very long. I would love to know about his juvenile record (which is sealed) or his school record and whether there were incidents of bullying and assault. We may, or may not know about that in the future; as there is much more information that will come out!!

But it's very clear that this "gentle giant" as the protestors like to call him, wasn't so "gentle" at all!! And it appears he wasn't all happiness and smiles, all the time as they stated!!

With his bully mentality, I don't believe it's a stretch to think he probably thought he could overpower the officer as well, and did so!! Are we to believe the only true eyewitness, his criminal buddy; who assisted him in the strong armed robbery?

But, just as I and many others predicted; the release of the name and additional information about Mr. Brown's criminal involvement, hasn't calmed the crowd a bit!! "No justice, no peace" is exactly what they mean!! They don't care if it's honorable and righteous justice, as long as it's THEIR justice!!

Riverman1
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Riverman1 08/16/14 - 06:59 am
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Where is Eric Holder....Again?

Yesterday I asked if Eric Holder would also ask the police officer his version of what happened since he had contacted the family of the man killed. Now that the video is up of the strong-armed robbery, shouldn't the owner of the store, who appears to be of a racial minority, also receive a call from Holder assuring him everything will be done to protect his civil rights from such criminal activity in his little store?

nocnoc
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nocnoc 08/16/14 - 06:22 am
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Jake - My snipe at Obama

I agree it was a snipe.

But Obama used the Martin case for political gain in a run up to the 2012 election by his video released remark.

‘If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon’.

Now we have the 2014 elections and he weighted in again.

QUOTING
"There is never an excuse for violence against police or for those who would use this tragedy as a cover for vandalism or looting," Obama said... "There's also no excuse for police to use excessive force against peaceful protests or to throw protesters in jail for lawfully exercising their First Amendment."

At least his step in to this racially charge situation was 50/50.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/16/14 - 06:25 am
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Maybe he would get it if

the looters were in Martha's Vineyard..

President Barack Obama has been blasted by the head of the Fraternal Order of Police for accusing police in Ferguson, Missouri, of using "excessive force" to handle "peaceful protests."

"I would contend that discussing police tactics from Martha's Vineyard is not helpful to ultimately calming the situation," Executive Director Jim Pasco told The Hill.

myfather15
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myfather15 08/16/14 - 06:43 am
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nocnoc

"At least his step in to this racially charge situation was 50/50."

It wasn't 50/50 at all!! As there was no excessive force by the police against the peaceful protestors, or even the rioters!! Didn't we all see what the rioters (not protesters) were doing? Is a civil society supposed to just allow innocent people to suffer, because these people want to destroy and loot? Is shooting tear gas, to prevent damage and looting, excessive? How many rioters were shot? How many reports of them being beat senseless has there been? In ALL the video I've seen, I haven't seen the police doing a single thing to the peaceful protestors!! Even the peaceful protestors, formed a line to protect businesses from the rioters and looters!!

So, Obama was NOT 50/50, he was deceptive once again!! Bringing more attention to something that wasn't happening!! But that's the typical liberal tacic, to make up facts to support their cause!! THEIR (police) excessive force, is the simple fact that police showed up with in mass, with "military" type clothing and vehicles. What are they supposed to do in this situation? Come in shorts and flip-flops? In LE riot training, you're taught that you ALWAYS bring a force superior to the force against you. That doesn't mean you have to use it, but you must have to bring it to prevent!!

This is no different than his "support" for Israel!! Yet, he brings more attention to the innocent civilians being killed in Gaza; saying that Israel has a responsibility to not target civilians!! Israel is NOT targetting civilians, and there was no reason at all to even mention that!! Israel is targetting Hamas terrorists, who use women and children as shields!! Israel is targetting tunnels and buildings that Hamas terrorists use to launch attacks against them!!

This president is brilliant at speaking out of both sides of his mouth, giving the appearance of being neutral, all while placing MORE emphasis on those he disagrees with; by claiming they're doing things they are NOT!!

The tongue is a two-edge sword, cuts both ways and is very deceptive!!

nocnoc
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nocnoc 08/16/14 - 06:47 am
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Having work Political campaigns I understand how to play words

1 Example how the press incited this mess...

ABC reported the following:
"... another witness both say Brown was on the street with his hands raised when the officer fired at him repeatedly."

Stop and think for a minute here, at the carefully worded

"his hands raised"

I can raise my hands to:
Surrender,
Hit you,
Taunt you and come at you,
and challenge you, using the all too typical bowed up MoFo Speech used by many street thugs of any race or color.

According to ABC
They present facts that the officer was in the process of trying place the ROBBER in the patrol car and the ROBBER resisted arrest.

We know from other official reports the Police Officer was injured in the scuffle that insured.

We can surmise that a few things happen leading up to the shooting.

The LONE Police officer lost control of the arrest process because the "Gentle Giant" out matched him physically.

The lone officer was battling a "Gentle Giant" surrounded by or at least in the mist of, several other UN-Friendlies.

The Officer made judgement call that BACKUP SUPPORT was NOT going to arrive in time, given the rate of the escalating situation.

The Officer would naturally be worried about the possibility of his weapon being taken and used in harmful way, if he was overcome.

Then there is the acknowledge fact the "Gentle Giant" was shot multiple times, which all points to a "Gentle Giant" on the offensive and not running away trying to escape arrest.

BTW:
Any bets the nickname "Gentle Giant" was recently bestowed on the the thug ?

I wonder what the real street name was?

LillyfromtheMills
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LillyfromtheMills 08/16/14 - 06:50 am
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I saw a clip

Of a black female saying she saw what happened. I don't know if they pulled it off the air, but she said the guy was on the ground after being shot once and then the officer unloaded his gun into him. Has anyone heard how many times he was shot?
Noc - you answered my question

myfather15
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myfather15 08/16/14 - 06:51 am
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Jake

"You could have made your point without bringing Obama into it."

Obama brought himself into the discussion and criticism with his own statement!! Yes, he is the President and we do expect him to speak about major events, but NOT to make up his own facts about the case and accuse people of actions they're not doing!! Maybe the president should get the facts straight, before opening his mouth!!

But, with this administration, I guess we shouldn't expect him to ever get the facts straight; as they haven't done that a single time to date.

"If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor"
"Not a smigden of corruption"
"Benghazi was a spontaneous response to a video"
"Terrorists in Iraq have been defeated"
"The 1980s called, they're asking for their foreign policy back."

Can someone help me with more examples of their confusion and getting the "facts" straight?

myfather15
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myfather15 08/16/14 - 06:54 am
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Lilly

There have been numerous people coming foward saying they "saw" what happened, and we will know MUCH more in the future. But as far as I understand, there was only one person who actually witnessed it, which was Brown's strong armed robbery partner; but I could be wrong.

I've also heard numerous different numbers on how many times he was shot!!

I guess we will have to wait for Eric Holder's justice department to give us the final details.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 08/16/14 - 06:55 am
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My 50/50 remark

Was meant as a general figure.

Unlike The Martin case where President Obama was see as 100% ANTI-Police and Pro-protester/rioters.

It this case he at least said the Looting and rioting was Wrong before he tossed out a comment to appease & recharge the looting rioters.

Over all I agree the President should have strongly come out with ONLY a short statement:

"The rioting & looting will stop NOW, I am calling out the National Guard to protect the community."

But had he done that, it would have cost the Democrats votes in Nov and the Black Community would have labeled him an Uncle Tom for going against their misguided riot & looting aka JUSTICE by the LOOTERS.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/16/14 - 07:01 am
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Keep this in mind

One witness was in the store with him....did you ever see him on tv saying they had just robbed a store & strong armed the clerk?? nahhhh

I'm thinking he strong armed the policeman & it got out of hand....he was trying to LEAVE asap......this was NOT a gentle giant as the public presents......& watch this go to court.....another tv planned event for sure....dang idiots, they will make this another Traymon Martin event---watch & see.

Oh crap.....more courtroom drama.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 08/16/14 - 07:05 am
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MF15 Help

Can someone help me with more examples of their confusion and getting the "facts" straight?

MF15
It would take up less space to list what he has correctly said, done
correctly and became involved in for the betterment of America.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 08/16/14 - 07:09 am
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Later everyone

I gone to help a neighbor clear out an invasion of turtles in his fish pond.

22HLR and a 10/22 with a NcStar III Tactical Scope 3-9x42 should do the trick.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/16/14 - 07:10 am
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We are doing it all wrong...

Just think now....if we had rioted & looted after the OJ verdict. Dang, I bet river & coldbeer could have gotten at least 3 tv sets & lots of free beer....not to mention the jewelry stores in Augusta.....Windsor would have been looted for sure....maybe we might even hit a 7-11 & get some smokes & lotto tickets....wow.....can cgee strong armed for us while we loot??

Would Obama take us for us & would Holder talk with us instead of the police.....can we walk away without arrests...see---crazy isn't it!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/16/14 - 07:11 am
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Poor little turtles

They want to play in the water noc...& they make nice soup too. :)

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/16/14 - 07:14 am
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while we loot

We will have Lilly parade around nekkid to distract the tv crew & police....she will be paid off in smokes & drinks!

Thanks flaming Lilly...:)

and corgi can talk them to death....haha

LillyfromtheMills
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LillyfromtheMills 08/16/14 - 07:24 am
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Hahaha

Too funny B4

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/16/14 - 07:29 am
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yep--the coffee is getting go me

I might have to get out of this bar & do some work...hah

But the music & drinks are ringing my tune....so I will leave with a sweet song..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jW5KRdx-Oxg

bye bye sweet thangs!!

nocnoc
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nocnoc 08/16/14 - 08:05 am
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An before I could get out the door

A buddy over in O'fallen IL (across the river)

sent me this URL.

http://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/stltoday.com/content/tncms/a...

I guess it was Friday date night and they decide to do some last minute shopping..

Sooner than later we are going to read of a Store owner shooting at a gang of looters, or the looters burning him out.

Maybe the Democrats are just waiting for their NEXT Presidential hopeful to step in and wave his/her hand and it all stops,

SIB4 - Turtle soap UMMMM! haven't had Snapper soap in 40 years

Watch out for PEAT.

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dichotomy 08/16/14 - 09:20 am
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"Your "innocent Baby" was

"Your "innocent Baby" was parading down the middle of the street with hand full ($48 worth) of stolen sweet cigars."

Looks like Al Sharpton picked another loser. For him this is Tawana Brawley - The Sequel. Brawley was NOT raped and Brown was NOT a gentle giant. He was a punk thug thief who had just minutes before the confrontation robbed a store, assaulted a store clerk, and then struck a cop.

As far as I am concerned this incident is over except for shooting the looters.

KSL
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KSL 08/16/14 - 09:59 am
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Shooting looters seems like a

Shooting looters seems like a good idea to me.

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