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bamacrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:52 PM
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So, there was an armed standoff in my apartment parking lot today.
A man threatened to kill his daughter who is 28 and lives at the complex. The man got there this morning about 10 and was seen with guns and the police were called. He apparently had multiple guns with a lot of ammunition, and sat in his truck for about 6 hours before giving up. No word yet on how he gave up but they had to take him away in an ambulance. I went to go home for lunch and there were about 15 cops, a few ambulances and firetrucks were there and the police turned me away, they had the roads around locked down. No one could go in or out. Of course this tard decided to do this after I went to work and not before, might have had a nice off day. THey even brought out the swat team and a robot that took the man McDonalds to eat. All people kept on property were considered hostages. The news said he was going to be charged with terrorism charges.

www.tuscaloosanews.com

What a crazy place Tuscaloosa has become, this was about 10 minutes away from campus. Just wild.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:54 PM
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1. geez, glad you'r alright.
:hi:
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bamacrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:22 PM
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8. I am thanks.
:hi:
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maxsolomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:11 PM
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2. ain't just tuscaloosa that's crazy
the pressure cooker is the whole country. and it's going to get hotter.
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:14 PM
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3. They Took they Gunman Out With a McBurger?
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:15 PM
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4. I don't condone what the man did. Perhaps he was caught up
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 05:17 PM by Texas Explorer
in a moment of anger. Perhaps he's even just an evil bastard. But "terrorism charges"?

Does that mean he can now be held indefinately without the right to writ of habeas corpus and a jury trial? If you or I have a moment of extreme emotional breakdown and we do something stupid, even knowing we have no intention of hurting anybody, be seized and have "terrorism charges" placed on us?

How long before even minor crimes or things that aren't crimes at all, like posting to this message board, are enough to charge you or me with "terrorism charges"?
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postulater Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:16 PM
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5. I want one of those robots.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:18 PM
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6. Oh, man! Glad you are all right
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:19 PM
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7. That was a great episode of "Diff'rent Strokes"
But not as funny as the one with the guy who ran the bike shop.
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islandmkl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:23 PM
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9. does the robot have I.D.??
if so, have it drop a case of beer and some wine over at my place on his way home...

oh yeah, get a bottle of flor de cana, too...while its at it...
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:56 PM
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10. If he had an arsenal, you'd have been evacuated
in case of stray rounds had things turned really ugly.

Days off aren't much fun when you're evacuated and don't know what you'll go home to find.
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bamacrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:15 PM
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11. I have an update, the real story from our maintenance guy who watched it happen.
Ok I know its a shocker being Alabama and all but the guys daughter was dating a black guy. The dad (guy)is from Tennessee and he came down here to kill his daughter and her boyfriend. He went to his daughters work this morning after coming by her aptartment and made her leave with him, they called the cops when they left. The police were wating on him at the apartment complex, and surrounded him, dont really know when she got out of the truck. Some people were standing out watching this happen, and my neighbor even videotaped it (link below), well this agitated the guy and he told the cops he was going to start shooting the people if they didnt leave. The police made them leave, adn eventually he gave up.

Fucking scary

http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20080723/WVUA01/8...
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islandmkl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:30 PM
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12. forget Murphy....Darwin was the freakin' optimist.....
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