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Man shot three times [with BB gun] in street by racist gunman - for wearing Barack Obama T-shirt
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1070975/Man-shot-times-street-racist-gunman--wearing-Barack-Obama-T-shirt.html ^

Posted on 10/07/2008 7:48:32 AM PDT by AUJenn

A man told today how he was shot three times in a London street for wearing a Barack Obama T-shirt.

Dube Egwuatu was buying a mobile telephone top-up card in an off-licence when the gunman confronted him and glared at the top, which carries an image of the Democrat US presidential candidate underneath the legend 'Believe'.

The man then launched into a tirade of racist slurs, shouting 'I f***ing hate n*****s' and urging 36-year-old Mr Egwuatu to leave the shop with him.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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KEYWORDS: obama; race; tawanabrawley; tshirt
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I recall someone here on FR suggesting that a racial incident could be the tipping point in this election. Just thought this article was quite unusual, especially it being from the UK.
1 posted on 10/07/2008 7:48:33 AM PDT by AUJenn
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To: AUJenn

Does anyone know the whereabouts of Robert Byrd when this happened?


2 posted on 10/07/2008 7:49:18 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: AUJenn

whoa ...


3 posted on 10/07/2008 7:49:35 AM PDT by Centurion2000 (McCain/Palin 2008 : Palin the Paladin 2012)
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To: AUJenn

So here’s a white guy saying the shooter should be tried and, if found guilty, hung promptly and publicly.

Next issue?


4 posted on 10/07/2008 7:49:59 AM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: AUJenn

Sounds like a fiction to me. After all, they have gun control in Britain, so there aren’t any guns or gun crime.


5 posted on 10/07/2008 7:50:01 AM PDT by Tax-chick (This is embarassing! Have a Guinness and pull yourselves together!)
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To: AUJenn

And what happens if Hussein looses...


6 posted on 10/07/2008 7:51:31 AM PDT by Dallas59 (Just Say NObama!)
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To: Tax-chick
After all, they have gun control in Britain, so there aren’t any guns or gun crime.

Zacherley right.

Just like in DC.

7 posted on 10/07/2008 7:52:53 AM PDT by Yankee
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To: Dallas59

I was verbally assaulted for having a McCain-Palin bumper sticker...


8 posted on 10/07/2008 7:52:53 AM PDT by Blue Turtle (I)
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To: Tax-chick

Guns are not completely banned in Britain and a “gas-powered ball-bearing pistol” i.e. an air-pistol or BB gun, is an example of one that is perfectly legal to own...


9 posted on 10/07/2008 7:53:43 AM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: Dallas59

Concealed carry.

Proud owner of a Georgia Firearms License.


10 posted on 10/07/2008 7:54:09 AM PDT by Yankee
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To: AUJenn

Three shots at the guy. The gunman needs target practice.


11 posted on 10/07/2008 7:54:22 AM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: AUJenn

Those racist Europeans. Good thing we don’t let them vote in our elections.


12 posted on 10/07/2008 7:54:32 AM PDT by listenhillary (Should we turn Alaska or Texas into our Galt's Gulch?)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

I see. We don’t call that a “gun” around here.


13 posted on 10/07/2008 7:54:48 AM PDT by Tax-chick (This is embarassing! Have a Guinness and pull yourselves together!)
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To: AUJenn

Blimey, mate... I thought he was wearin' a target.

14 posted on 10/07/2008 7:54:57 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: Tax-chick
Sounds like a fiction to me. After all, they have gun control in Britain, so there aren’t any guns or gun crime.

The article states that it is a 'ball bearing' gun, aka, BB or pellet.

BTW, what kind of last name is 'Egwuatu'?

Are there any people of anglo-saxon descent left in GB?

15 posted on 10/07/2008 7:57:29 AM PDT by cowboyway ("The beauty of the Second Amendment is you won't need it until they try to take it away"--Jefferson)
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To: Tax-chick

Yes well, as the victim’s wife said: “’If he had been carrying a real gun I would have been a widow. It is just ridiculous.”


16 posted on 10/07/2008 7:58:01 AM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: AUJenn

Sounds more like a drug deal “gone bad” to me.


17 posted on 10/07/2008 7:58:28 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If Barack Hussein Obama is the answer, it must have been a pretty dumb question.)
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To: Fred Nerks; Lazamataz; TigersEye; MeekOneGOP; floriduh voter; loboinok; snippy_about_it; ...

UK shooting ping. Gee, gun control is really ‘great’.


18 posted on 10/07/2008 7:59:40 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (BO Change is BS Change. A little o Change to help Ayers and Raines.)
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To: Tax-chick
The attacker then fired the gas-powered ball-bearing pistol three times, hitting the civil servant in the face, hand and shoulder.

You had to read deep into the article to find out it was a BB gun.

Mr Egwuatu's wife, Angela, 35, said neither of them had experienced anything like it during their childhood in Nigeria.

Sounds like they should just move back to Nigeria, if the UK is so awful. I know I sure would like to move to Nigeria.(/sarc)

19 posted on 10/07/2008 8:00:31 AM PDT by j. earl carter
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To: cowboyway

I believe the article said the gentleman and his wife are Nigerian.

I don’t believe this story. I think it’s another attention-getting “hate” crime, like the Tawana Brawley “rape,” like the nooses and racist grafitti that college instructors and students were placing on their own doors until people caught on.


20 posted on 10/07/2008 8:01:06 AM PDT by Tax-chick (This is embarassing! Have a Guinness and pull yourselves together!)
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To: j. earl carter

Yeah, Nigeria is high on my list of fun places. I love Sharia Law!


21 posted on 10/07/2008 8:01:54 AM PDT by Tax-chick (This is embarassing! Have a Guinness and pull yourselves together!)
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To: AUJenn

Impossible. Guns and shooting people are both illegal in Britain.


22 posted on 10/07/2008 8:02:00 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (What would a free man do?)
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To: Blue Turtle
I was verbally assaulted for having a McCain-Palin bumper sticker...

My McCain/Palin yard signs were stolen by border jumpers!

They got the first one clean but my Chesapeake Bay Retriever (an American breed) almost caught the thieves getting the second one.

I'm going to pick up some more today and then me and Jake are going to wait.................

23 posted on 10/07/2008 8:02:27 AM PDT by cowboyway ("The beauty of the Second Amendment is you won't need it until they try to take it away"--Jefferson)
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To: cowboyway

The attacker then fired the gas-powered ball-bearing pistol three times, hitting the civil servant in the face, hand and shoulder.

Fearing for his life and bleeding heavily, Mr Egwuatu raced away in his car and found somewhere safe to call for help.
He was taken to hospital and later sent to have a piece of metal removed from his jaw.


24 posted on 10/07/2008 8:03:33 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (BO Change is BS Change. A little o Change to help Ayers and Raines.)
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To: AUJenn

Yeah, one problem they have in London is all the people running around with guns. It was only a matter of time until this happened. ;)

Seriously, this had to be the only gun in the city becuase even the cops keep theirs under lock and key until something big happens.

IOW, it smells.


25 posted on 10/07/2008 8:03:40 AM PDT by RobRoy (This is comical)
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To: Dallas59

The perpetually offended will tear up their own neighborhoods causing hundreds of dollars in damages.


26 posted on 10/07/2008 8:04:31 AM PDT by MrB (0bama supporters: What's the attraction? The Marxism or the Infanticide?)
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To: Fred Nerks; Lazamataz; TigersEye; MeekOneGOP; floriduh voter; loboinok; snippy_about_it; ...

All — please forgive — not a real gun.

Ping retraction.

[Want off my unreliable ping list? Please feel free to cuss me out. Want on my ping list? Just ‘ax’.]


27 posted on 10/07/2008 8:04:59 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (BO Change is BS Change. A little o Change to help Ayers and Raines.)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

>>Yes well, as the victim’s wife said: “’If he had been carrying a real gun I would have been a widow. It is just ridiculous.”<<

Or how about a real knife?

Yes, this is silly.


28 posted on 10/07/2008 8:05:23 AM PDT by RobRoy (This is comical)
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To: Blue Turtle

I saw a girl wearing a shirt that had a picture of McCain with the word “old” under it.

I thought later I should have asked her if I could get one of 0bama with the word “black” under it...

But, no, that would have been “bigotted”, now wouldn’t it?


29 posted on 10/07/2008 8:06:20 AM PDT by MrB (0bama supporters: What's the attraction? The Marxism or the Infanticide?)
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To: AUJenn

I thought we weren’t allowed to use n*****s here, wasn’t it declared dead?

Couldn’t they have said, “racial slur pertaining to country of ancestral origin” or something simple like that?


30 posted on 10/07/2008 8:07:11 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

** All — please forgive — not a real gun. **

Not a problem!

SO ... he’s not REAL dead, then, I assume?? :)


31 posted on 10/07/2008 8:07:15 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Obama, WHO is Bill Ayers and WHY are you still friends with him? Please RSVP asap!)
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To: Admin Moderator

Would you mind inserting that this was a BB gun in the headline?


32 posted on 10/07/2008 8:07:18 AM PDT by EternalVigilance ("It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man." - Psalm 118:8)
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To: AUJenn

Denny Crane?


33 posted on 10/07/2008 8:08:09 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Lipstick wearing Okie Moosehead!)
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To: Old Professer

I used to frequent a website that would bleep out the word “Nigerian.”


34 posted on 10/07/2008 8:08:28 AM PDT by Tax-chick (This is embarassing! Have a Guinness and pull yourselves together!)
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To: Dallas59
If that happens, there will probably be a war.

A war with Obama's violent, roving gangs attacking Americans and acting like a bunch of d@mn palestinians.

Americans will have to defend their lives, families and properties against Obama's violent thugs.

35 posted on 10/07/2008 8:08:32 AM PDT by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: MeekOneGOP

He’s not even fake dead.


36 posted on 10/07/2008 8:09:19 AM PDT by Tax-chick (This is embarassing! Have a Guinness and pull yourselves together!)
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To: Prole

I wouldn’t worry too much about “roving gangs” - they’ll stay in their own neighborhoods.

Too many heavily armed rednecks in the “red” areas for them to target anyone but their own ideological compatriots.


37 posted on 10/07/2008 8:12:33 AM PDT by MrB (0bama supporters: What's the attraction? The Marxism or the Infanticide?)
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Will we be free of racism’s tinge when we have an congressional white caucus, or when they become too ashamed to have a congressional black caucus?

Just askin...


38 posted on 10/07/2008 8:12:36 AM PDT by listenhillary (Should we turn Alaska or Texas into our Galt's Gulch?)
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To: RobRoy; All

While this was a dud, real murders and real guns are a problem since UK tried banning them:

The Numbers Speak For Themselves (gun control and murder rates of assorted countries)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1331029/posts


39 posted on 10/07/2008 8:13:17 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (BO Change is BS Change. A little o Change to help Ayers and Raines.)
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To: Tax-chick

The article says it was a “gas powered ball-bearing gun”, which I assume means a BB gun.


40 posted on 10/07/2008 8:14:25 AM PDT by Hugin (Mecca delenda est!)
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To: MeekOneGOP

Speaking of fake guns, maybe I was ‘too quick on the draw’. =/ [red faced]. My promise to you — I will never learn.


41 posted on 10/07/2008 8:16:43 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (BO Change is BS Change. A little o Change to help Ayers and Raines.)
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To: Hugin

Yes, I saw that eventually.


42 posted on 10/07/2008 8:17:38 AM PDT by Tax-chick (This is embarassing! Have a Guinness and pull yourselves together!)
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To: cowboyway

Cowboyway wrote:My McCain/Palin yard signs were stolen by border jumpers!

They got the first one clean but my Chesapeake Bay Retriever (an American breed) almost caught the thieves getting the second one.

I’m going to pick up some more today and then me and Jake are going to wait.................”

smear Prussian blue machinist dye all over the corners, when the sh#tbirds pick the sign up, it’ll take months for it to wear off their hands.


43 posted on 10/07/2008 8:20:03 AM PDT by redstateconfidential ("Go to the mattresses")
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To: AUJenn

Having BB-Gun in the UK will get you life without parole.


44 posted on 10/07/2008 8:21:07 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: AUJenn

“gas powered ball-bearing gun”

Teddibly sorry old bean, but I was preoccupied with
excavating wet and dried deritrus from my proboscis.
What the haps?


45 posted on 10/07/2008 8:25:53 AM PDT by tumblindice (October 3, 2008--Black Friday for Freedom)
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To: redstateconfidential

Where can I get some of the Prussian blue dye???


46 posted on 10/07/2008 8:28:11 AM PDT by Rapunzel (Never forget Fallujah..S. Helvenston RIP.....Sarah...Sarah...Sarah loves America)
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To: redstateconfidential
"machinist dye"

Noted, along with the Poison Ivy.

47 posted on 10/07/2008 8:28:45 AM PDT by Deaf Smith
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To: AUJenn
With a BB Gun.

I saw headlines earlier that neglected to mention this [very important] fact. Couldn't be bias from the MSM could it?

48 posted on 10/07/2008 8:30:07 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Just your average "Whitey" - clinging to my guns and religion!)
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To: mnehrling

....Does anyone know the whereabouts of Robert Byrd when this happened?....

I heard on the street that he and Teddy were at the granite shop checking out monuments


49 posted on 10/07/2008 8:30:59 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Off With her head.....)
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To: AUJenn

What the hell is some Brit doing with an “Obama” shirt in London?


50 posted on 10/07/2008 8:38:39 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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