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Murder in a small town

February 24, 2012

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“rain slowly slides down the glass as if the night is crying.” — Patricia Cornwell, Trace   By Feb. 7, I’d already covered a fire that destroyed businesses, three fatal car crashes and a  pit bull attacking a police officer during a drug raid. I thought I’d seen the worse that the crime beat had […]

Weight a minute….

January 13, 2012

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Blogger’s Note: Ok, before I launch into this blog — Yes, I meant to spell it “weight” instead of “wait”. The United States is a melting pot of races, religions, sexualities, etc. If this is the case, why have I been dealing with people making jokes about my weight for my entire life? Just recently, […]

When is lethal force appropriate?

January 4, 2012

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Today, in Brownsville, Texas, police shot three times and killed an armed 15-year-old at a middle school. The teen engaged the officers and refused to lower his weapon. It was later discovered that the teen had a pellet gun that looked like a real weapon. I have furnished links from different news outlets below: Police […]

The invisible dead

January 3, 2012

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To die will be an awfully big adventure. J.M. BARRIE, Peter Pan When someone dies and is buried, it is an expectation that their grave will be a memorial that friends and family can visit for several years. It is a place to mourn, a place to remember, and a sacred place for the remains […]