Way to start the new year. Here’s Miami’s first death-by-cop:
[Lynn] Weatherspoon, a father of two, was well-known to the law.
His first arrest, for aggravated battery, came at age 16. In July, he was released from prison after serving two years for cocaine trafficking. In 2004, he completed a three-year prison term for armed robbery.
“He was a good grandson, I raised him myself,” said Frances Hall, 71. – Miami Hurled
Far be it from me to add to the grief of a family mourning the demise of a child, but Grandma, this is not the record of a “good” grandson, and if you think it is, you need to get out of the business of raising kids. This is a youngster who had absolutely no future unless somebody, somehow, derailed the death train whose locomotive he steered. Which is what the cops are saying they did by popping his cork – I don’t agree, but it neither puts me on your side, nor erases the sorrow you’re feeling. Again, I’m sorry. It’s tragic on too many levels. Kids shouldn’t be shot to death by the police. But kids shouldn’t be committing adult crimes.
You know the (redundant) expression, “Win-Win For Everyone?” This is “Lose Lose.”
Happy New Year.
A year later, Notre Dame barred the band from its campus after a show in which the drum major wore a nun’s habit and used a cross as a baton. Notre Dame’s fans were even more direct: A woman came charging out of the stands and tried to wrestle the cross away while screaming, “You’re going to hell!” – Miami Hurled
“You’re going to hell!” This sounds like my regular commenter, “Neil (a Christian soul),” who has assured me of my fate as a resident of Hades for about a decade now. Neil: are you a woman? Are you the one who launched herself years ago onto the field as described here, ululating your favorite epithet? If so, I’m honored anew at your evangelical energy directed my way. Happy New Year to you as well.
I look forward to making the acquaintance of a nun-garbed cheerleader in hell. That sounds like party city, doesn’t it? I’ll bring the holy water, spelled (approximately) t-e-q-u-i-l-a.