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Conn. Man Arrested for Tainting Juice
AP ^ | 7/17/6 | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN

Posted on 07/17/2006 10:24:40 AM PDT by SmithL

Stamford, Conn. -- Five months after juice spiked with dishwashing soap sickened more than 40 people during a church communion service, police on Monday arrested an employee of the store where the juice was purchased.

Wendell Woodroffe, 28, was charged with 22 counts of assault and 22 counts of assault of a victim 60 or older, said Darien police Lt. Ron Bussell. Bail was set at $50,000 and he was expected to be arraigned Tuesday, Bussell said.

"We're very happy we brought it to a conclusion," Bussell said. "Everyone wanted to make sure this didn't happen again."

More than 40 people became ill during a communion service Feb. 5 at Calvary Baptist Church in Darien, and five were treated at hospitals for nausea and vomiting.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: poison; religioustolerance
Hate Crime?
1 posted on 07/17/2006 10:24:44 AM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

"Do not use this product if the safety seal is not intact."


2 posted on 07/17/2006 10:26:21 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Whiskey for my men, hyperbolic rodomontade for my horses.)
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To: SmithL
Hate Crime?

No. The crime was committed against Christians....now Muslims on the other hand.....

3 posted on 07/17/2006 10:26:30 AM PDT by lowbridge (I want to die peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather. Not screaming, like his passengers.)
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To: SmithL

Try wine. It comes with a seal.


4 posted on 07/17/2006 10:31:27 AM PDT by manic4organic
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To: SmithL
Hate Crime?

The "victim over 60" charges seem to be hate-crime inspired.

The age of the victim should not matter under the concept of equal protection under the law.

5 posted on 07/17/2006 10:33:24 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam Factoid:After forcing young girls to watch his men execute their fathers, Muhammad raped them.)
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To: SmithL
Hate Crime?

I'd like to see you try and prove he knew who the victims would be.

6 posted on 07/17/2006 10:35:26 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: SmithL

What a sick thing to do. Those poor people.


7 posted on 07/17/2006 10:35:32 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: lowbridge

Apparently the store employee did this to some bottles of juice before it was sold. It can't really be a hate crime if you don't know in advance who the victims will be. There's no evidence that Christians were targeted because they were Christians.


8 posted on 07/17/2006 10:36:14 AM PDT by linda_22003
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
The age of the victim should not matter under the concept of equal protection under the law.

"equal protection under the law"?? *snort* That went the way of the dodo bird and the 10th Amendment. It hasn't been a valid legal principle in a generation.

How naive can one be?

9 posted on 07/17/2006 10:36:47 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (STS 121 -- Thanks for a successful landing. Welcome home!)
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To: SmithL

All crime is a form of hate - it's time to get real about that. The guy sounds like the typical useless sociopath - evil, but cowardly...


10 posted on 07/17/2006 10:38:06 AM PDT by GOPJ ("...we're in the third world war, which side do you think should win?" -- Newt Gingrich)
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To: SmithL

Governor Edwin Edwards: "Some Baptist believe that (at the wedding in Cana) Jesus turned the water into grape juice."


11 posted on 07/17/2006 10:38:21 AM PDT by sportutegrl (A person is a person, no matter how small. (Dr. Seuss))
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To: SmithL

I worked with a few women who disliked a certain appraiser. They took his coffee cup (which he set in the kitchen for others to wash for him) and washed it, then would pour in the dish detergent and rub it around the inside of the cup. They knew it would give him the runs. The ringleader was in her 60s. Guess I know why I don't work there anymore.


12 posted on 07/17/2006 10:43:42 AM PDT by giznort
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To: giznort

Because you got tired of having the runs? :)


13 posted on 07/17/2006 10:54:24 AM PDT by linda_22003
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To: linda_22003
Because you got tired of having the runs? :)

ROFL!

14 posted on 07/17/2006 11:05:20 AM PDT by MarineBrat (Muslims - The "flesh eating bacteria" version of humans.)
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To: MarineBrat
Because you got tired of having the runs? :)

ROFL!

Or SOPR?

15 posted on 07/17/2006 11:19:47 AM PDT by thulldud ("Para ingles, oprima el dos.")
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To: thulldud
>>>Because you got tired of having the runs? :)

>>ROFL!

>Or SOPR?

Well, I must admit that my plum tree is in full production this week.

16 posted on 07/17/2006 11:25:21 AM PDT by MarineBrat (Muslims - The "flesh eating bacteria" version of humans.)
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To: 1rudeboy
I'd like to see you try and prove he knew who the victims would be.

It's safe to say that the victims would be Christian Baptists.

17 posted on 07/17/2006 11:56:49 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (God has blessed Republicans with really stupid enemies.)
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To: Balding_Eagle

Not beyond a reasonable doubt, but you may still be correct.


18 posted on 07/17/2006 11:58:27 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Balding_Eagle

Why? He was an employee of the store; how would he know who was going to buy the juice?


19 posted on 07/17/2006 12:40:17 PM PDT by linda_22003
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To: linda_22003
the store employee did this to some bottles of juice before it was sold

How?

20 posted on 07/17/2006 2:38:15 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Whiskey for my men, hyperbolic rodomontade for my horses.)
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To: Tax-chick

The article doesn't say. Perhaps he opened some lids which "pop up" when opened, and the purchasers didn't notice it.


21 posted on 07/17/2006 3:06:49 PM PDT by linda_22003
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To: linda_22003

Okay, I thought you might have other information. I was wondering how the juice could have been adulterated without the purchasers' noticing before it was used.


22 posted on 07/17/2006 3:17:59 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Whiskey for my men, hyperbolic rodomontade for my horses.)
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Connecticut ping!

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23 posted on 07/17/2006 8:39:09 PM PDT by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Hillary Clinton 6/28/04)
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