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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 02:57 PM
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A blow-up doll terrorist?
High School Senior Faces 8 years in Prison for Pulling a Silly Prank


Tyell Morton is an eighteen-year-old senior at the Consolidated High School in Rushville, Indiana. He's a typical teenage kid from what could be any small town in the Midwest. He is well-liked by his peers and is respectful of people.

At this hour, Tyell is being charged with crimial two counts against him:

1: Institutional criminal mischief (class "C" felony) and

2: disorderly conduct (class "B" misdemeanor)

He has been released from jail on 30,000 bond.

What did he do so horrible to deserve such treatment? As a school-boy prank, he placed a package containing a life-sized blow-up doll inside the girls room of his high school. The security cameras caught him entering with the package in hand, exiting without it - and they freaked out. They called the sherrif's office. The sherrif's summoned the bomb squad. It was a comic opera of overreaction. When he was identified as the perp, he was immediately arrested. He is now looking at eight years in prison. ..............(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.alternet.org/newsandviews/article/617558/hig... /



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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 03:03 PM
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1. No picture of the terrorist, but this excerpt from the article
Edited on Thu Jun-16-11 03:03 PM by gratuitous
When I first learned of this barely believable story before the sun came up this morning, I could not help but notice that Tyell Morton is an African American. Yeah, yeah. I notice those kinds of things. So sue me!


Now, why did I jump to the exact same conclusion?
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 03:06 PM
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2. Yep, to many whites black = crime. Arrest, incarcerate and then ask questions later. As usual,
Edited on Thu Jun-16-11 03:09 PM by RKP5637
complete overreaction. Then embarrassment and then punish the really innocent.

It reminds me of years ago at college a frat guy hung an innocent banner on the girls' dorm ... and a campus cop shot him in the leg as he was hanging the sign. Yep, it was fucked up then too, but not as bad as Kent State.

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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 03:08 PM
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3. this is ridiculous
it's the juvenile prank of an immature guy - get him probation already
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 03:11 PM
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4. US = United Stupidity. I could see this same thing happening in lots of places
in the country of overreaction and stupidity.
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azul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 04:19 PM
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5. A blow-up terrorist doll?
I was imagining a blow-up doll that looked like some average terrorist that law enforcement and homeland security officers could have their way with.

Cheney would be getting the rubberized water-proof model, of course.
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