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Another black man has been shot in Baltimore(who knows what happened now?)

young black male shot in Baltimore by police witnessed by Fox crew

Commander at the scene confirms it was a shooting. Man had a gun, police tried to arrest him, it fell and went off, he says.

It fell?
Several tweets about this. Riot police and gawd are there.
If true, what a hot mess.

@ssdance: Fox News is saying police shot someone in the back at North/Penn.

Lawd help if this is true!
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Mon May 4, 2015, 03:11 PM (21 replies)

Watch what this little girl did when asked if she would fight Darth Vader :

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Mon May 4, 2015, 02:56 PM (4 replies)

My first memory of a vaccination

My first memory of a vaccination....

I was 5 or 6 years old. I'm not sure of the exact age, but I was very young. My mother had taken my brother and me to the health department. He was a year older.

For some unknown reason, my Mama left me in the waiting room while she took my brother in for his shot. One man's waiting room is another man's exit station. I took off out of the door. Not for me to meekly wait like a sacrifice to the Gawds of medicine.

My escape was not well thought out, but I was bound for the train station that was not far away. My aunt had taken me there not long before, and I knew it was a way out.

My legs weren't very long, but I was moving them very rapidly. When my Mama came out of the door after somebody had snitched on me, I had a decent head start. However, I could hear her catching up as she 'sweetly' called my name. I knew I had to change my plan.

I ducked into the nearest building which just happened to be the town's police station. Think one step up from Mayberry. I ran into an open office where several men were sitting around, and scooted around some man's legs and underneath his desk.

When I heard my Mama, I preceded to wrap myself around his legs and hold on for dear life. I decided that wailing at the top of my lungs might help in some way.

It took a while for my Mama to explain what was going on especially with me wailing about getting stuck like a pig. I was finally untangled and reluctantly released into her care. They made her promise not to punish me and made it clear they would check on me.

I got my vaccination, and my Mama muttered at me all day. I decided to play under the house with my cats where it would be hard to reach me.
I have had many shots since then. However, I have never had one as exciting and life-threatening.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sat May 2, 2015, 10:49 AM (8 replies)

Look at what's in front of the Baltimore City Hall:

Good Lawd! They look like there is some danger of a coup against the junta.
Stand down fools.

Go home!
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sat May 2, 2015, 08:34 AM (4 replies)

Ben E King has passed

RIP Ben E King....
Gonna miss you...
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Fri May 1, 2015, 12:01 PM (3 replies)

This cannot be unseen:

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Thu Apr 30, 2015, 02:33 PM (13 replies)

UNDUE FORCE (This is a report by the Baltimore Sun about the police and what they have done.)

(This is a report by the Baltimore Sun about the police and what they have done.)

The city has paid about $5.7 million since 2011 over lawsuits claiming that police officers brazenly beat up alleged suspects. One hidden cost: The perception that officers are violent can poison the relationship between residents and police.

On a cold January afternoon, Jerriel Lyles parked his car in front of the P&J Carry Out on East Monument Street and darted inside to buy some food. After paying for a box of chicken, he noticed a big guy in jeans, a hooded sweatshirt and a baseball cap.

“What’s up?” the man said to Lyles. Others, also dressed in jeans and hoodies, blocked the door to the street — making Lyles fear that he would be robbed. Instead, the man identified himself a police officer, frisked Lyles and demanded he sit on the greasy floor. Lyles objected.

“The officer hit me so hard it felt like his radio was in his hand,” Lyles testified about the 2009 incident, after suing Detective David Greene. “The blow was so heavy. My eyes swelled up. Blood was dripping down my nose and out my eyes.
Much more in this report.

What would you do?
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Apr 28, 2015, 07:29 AM (30 replies)

Why are they rioting? Read this:

NOBODY is trying to control the police. They act with impunity. As you can see, Freddie Gray was not the first. He was the trigger.

MLK: A riot is the language of the unheard
Do you hear them now?
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Apr 28, 2015, 07:13 AM (3 replies)

This is what happened at the mall before the rioting:

From a teacher on site:

FUBAR! What would you do?
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Apr 28, 2015, 07:07 AM (23 replies)

Eagle update for Hanover, PA. The kids are one month old.

They hatched one month ago.
I just started to see them beginning to stretch and flap their wings. The older one is still a little ahead but the younger one is doing well.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sun Apr 26, 2015, 08:34 AM (6 replies)
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