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Southern small town becomes wild west
Huntington Examiner ^ | 11/17/2009

Posted on 11/17/2009 5:27:16 AM PST by mshoffner

Walterboro is a small community along Interstate 95. It sits about one hour north of Savannah, Georgia. It is a small town typical of the south. It belongs to a section, of the part of South Carolina, known as the Lowcountry. It is 45 minutes from the ocean and has its own watery areas,swamps. When you think of small town America, Walterboro is a place you may think of. But the last week, Walterboro has become like LA.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blogpimp; carolina; shoot; south; violence
Most violent week in recent memory for a small town.
1 posted on 11/17/2009 5:27:17 AM PST by mshoffner
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To: mshoffner

The campaign for gun control is being stepped up.


2 posted on 11/17/2009 5:34:50 AM PST by RoadTest ( For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. - I Cor. 3:11)
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To: mshoffner

Too many Obama voters. Can’t shoot straight and hit bystanders.


3 posted on 11/17/2009 5:36:00 AM PST by I_BE_THE_ONE
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To: mshoffner

I can’t access the site from work, but the opening paragraph reads like it was written by a sixth grader doing a book report.

Small town violence is usually more personal, I’m supposing that’s the crux of this article or was it “gang related” as alluded to in the opening paragraph?

SZ


4 posted on 11/17/2009 5:36:29 AM PST by SZonian (Bullets, Bread, Butter)
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To: I_BE_THE_ONE

Working in a small town in Eastern North Carolina. Shocked at how much cocaine and other drug use there is. People drive FROM Wilmington to this area to buy coke. Reason? Whole lot of inner city people moved back to the area to be with family, and transported all their problems with them. Drugs, AIDS, gangs and the welfare lifestyle.


5 posted on 11/17/2009 5:40:18 AM PST by Kozak (USA 7/4/1776 to 1/20/2009 Reqiescat in Pace)
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To: I_BE_THE_ONE

BINGO. We have a winner; no more calls please....


6 posted on 11/17/2009 5:41:58 AM PST by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger ....)
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To: SZonian

Huntington Examiner is published in BALTIMORE, MARYLAND!

Giving a *shout out* to the South!!!!


7 posted on 11/17/2009 5:42:47 AM PST by sodpoodle (Never give up- Keep Up!!!)
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To: SZonian
A better article title for this would be..

A Dark day in a small town.

8 posted on 11/17/2009 5:46:54 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: SZonian

This “small town violence” appears to be your run of the mill negro on negro violence. The only thing novel about it is the location.


9 posted on 11/17/2009 5:56:08 AM PST by Huck (The Constitution--a big government boondoggle.)
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To: Beagle8U

that’s racist! (/sarc)


10 posted on 11/17/2009 5:57:40 AM PST by lbama
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To: Huck

And the timing (concentration) of the incidents. Having deer hunted around there for over 15 years I can tell you this is out of character for Walterboro.


11 posted on 11/17/2009 6:03:44 AM PST by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger ....)
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To: mshoffner

This article appears to have been written by a retarded person.


12 posted on 11/17/2009 6:06:06 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Huck; Beagle8U

Thanks for the info, I suspected as much.

SZ


13 posted on 11/17/2009 6:44:24 AM PST by SZonian (Bullets, Bread, Butter)
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To: tgusa
"And the timing (concentration) of the incidents. Having deer hunted around there for over 15 years I can tell you this is out of character for Walterboro."

Yeah. That is the town that's been running legalized theft for many years. It's notorious for running speed traps that catch just about everyone who doesn't live in the area and know the treacherous way they have it set up.

Want proof? Pick a day, drive by and take pictures of the out-of-town/out-of-state license plates of the MULTITUDE of cars sitting in the grass parking lot ouside of the make-shift ram-shackle building sitting on the main drag through town. Inside you'll find it filled with folding chairs to seat the latest crop of suckers (daring to contest their ticket) whose "case" will be heard by the local magistrate and his cronies sitting behind a long table in the front of the room.

The racket they run in that town is one for the history books.

14 posted on 11/17/2009 6:48:26 AM PST by Matchett-PI ("The Role of Government is to Secure Our Liberty, Not to Seize It" ~ Rush 6/26/09)
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To: tgusa
And the timing (concentration) of the incidents. Having deer hunted around there for over 15 years I can tell you this is out of character for Walterboro.

I worked with a guy from Walterboro last week, and I couldn't understand a thing he said.

15 posted on 11/17/2009 6:52:43 AM PST by Vigilantcitizen
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To: Huck

You used the word ‘negro’. Are we allowed to do that? I thought it was decreed that its either Black or African-American.

You better watch out! LOL!


16 posted on 11/17/2009 7:25:32 AM PST by Dudoight
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To: Dudoight

It could be worse, he could have used the English version of the word.


17 posted on 11/17/2009 7:51:18 AM PST by Skenderbej (People need to learn that no muhammadan practices his religion peacefully.)
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To: mshoffner
the Walterboro police arrested an alleged suspect in Monday's shooting,

"Alleged" suspect? Does the author not know that that is redundant? Let's water it down some more and say "possible alleged suspect." Sheesh.

18 posted on 11/17/2009 8:17:03 AM PST by scan59 (Markets regulate better than government can.)
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To: Matchett-PI

Guess being a ‘Yankee’, as they call anyone from north of the state line, I’ve just been lucky.


19 posted on 11/17/2009 8:33:56 AM PST by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger ....)
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To: Huck; Travis McGee; dixiechick2000; WKB; Black Agnes
no different than my hometown now....it used to be Mayberry...anybody that can lives in the ring around it...or the fancy NE side ..which still can be hairy at night


20 posted on 11/17/2009 8:38:19 AM PST by wardaddy (The movie Valkyrie was excellent...I was surprised. What a cast.)
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To: mshoffner

Hmm, the shooter’s name is Danziel. Yeah, that REALLY sounds like a white southern redneck name. Yawn.


21 posted on 11/17/2009 8:39:34 AM PST by oldvike
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To: mshoffner
"A drive by left 3 dead (including a one year old child) and 5 injured. It was a drive-by at the corner of Gerideau and McDaniels streets. The family were enjoying the get together when the shots rang out"

Absolutely abysmal, childish writing.

What was the "get together"? A church picnic? A SEIU thugfest? A La Raza rant? A tea party?

All I get from this is that the shooting was a "drive-by"... :-(

Mark Shofner is definitely off my "Examiner read-list"... :-(

22 posted on 11/17/2009 8:45:58 AM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...!!)
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To: Kozak
Whole lot of inner city people moved back to the area to be with family, and transported all their problems with them.

The closing and destruction of housing projects has dispersed their previous denizens, armed with Section 8 housing vouchers, throughout many suburbs and small towns.

Like many idiotic liberal notions, it was thought that once these people were freed from the evil buildings and grounds that caused them to behave like animals, they would instantly become productive, contributing good citizens.

23 posted on 11/17/2009 8:47:01 AM PST by Trailerpark Badass (Happiness is a choice!)
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To: Owl_Eagle
This article appears to have been written by a retarded person.

...who wants hits to his blog, but never comes back to reply on FR.

24 posted on 11/17/2009 8:50:37 AM PST by TankerKC (You need to lock it up, Major...)
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To: TankerKC; mshoffner
"...who wants hits to his blog, but never comes back to reply on FR."

...but replies via FRmail if you mistype and drop a single letter from his name...

Spammers I can deal with; illiterate spammers are a pain to us all.

This thread has taught me to avoid the scribblings of Mr "ff" -- and other sixth-grade "writers"...

25 posted on 11/17/2009 9:46:30 AM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...!!)
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To: TankerKC; mshoffner
...who wants hits to his blog, but never comes back to reply on FR.

But he does come back... to post more links to the super-crappy Huntingdon Examiner.

26 posted on 11/17/2009 9:50:03 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: SZonian

It gets worse as the article goes on, comparing it to a 6th grade report would be doing injustice to the 6th graders.
Doesn’t seem like it personal stuff, a drive by was mentioned with a 1 year old getting killed.
Looks like the Ole South is geting a taste of what we in the North / West Coast deal with all the time.


27 posted on 11/17/2009 10:27:43 AM PST by TWUSA
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To: oldvike

I thought the same thing, as soon as I saw the name I had to laugh. No need to read the rest of the article.


28 posted on 11/17/2009 10:27:52 AM PST by TWUSA
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To: mshoffner

Very poorly written article.

The suthor needs to take a writing course, like 9th grade essay writing. This piece is about the 7th grade level and borders on incoherent.


29 posted on 11/17/2009 11:00:58 AM PST by jimt
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To: jimt
To all of the readers of the article about Walterboro. I have been a journalist for over a decade. As well as being a published author. I'll admit, this may not have been one of my better articles. Although, with the traffic, it rates as one of my best. As for the get together, it is not an important part of the story. It was placed just to show a gathering of people that turned into victims.
30 posted on 11/17/2009 12:03:12 PM PST by mshoffner
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To: mshoffner
Although, with the traffic, it rates as one of my best.

Only because some of us hit the link to see how bad it was. And, it is very, very bad.

31 posted on 11/17/2009 2:17:50 PM PST by TankerKC (You need to lock it up, Major...)
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To: TankerKC

I guess it’s a good thing that the comments don’t offend me. After 13 years of receiving a few bad reviews and hate mail, these kinds of comments don’t register much. Go back and read more of my posts. Some are good, some may not be. But remember, that even the best writers don’t always make good reviews. Constructive criticism I listen too. The rest I mark down to either ignorance or the inability to analyze the work. Either way, I generally don’t listen to opinions. Even if you didn’t like it, you read it. That’s the only point that matters.


32 posted on 11/17/2009 4:34:17 PM PST by mshoffner
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To: mshoffner
...I generally don’t listen to opinions.

It's not really a matter of opinion in this case.

33 posted on 11/17/2009 5:21:10 PM PST by TankerKC (You need to lock it up, Major...)
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