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Anger counselor charged with pulling gun in parking flap
Washington Post ^ | February 5, 2010 | Tom Jackman

Posted on 02/05/2010 6:10:50 AM PST by La Lydia

A respected domestic violence and anger management counselor in Fairfax County was arraigned in federal court Thursday after he allegedly pulled a gun on two men who he believed were blocking his car on an Annandale street last week. The two men were federal marshals. Jose L. Avila, 57, was ordered held without bond pending a detention hearing Friday in U.S. District Court in Alexandria. He has been held in the Fairfax jail since Jan. 25, when he apparently picked the wrong place and time to complain about thoughtless parking.

Avila's attorney said Avila had worked for many years at the nonprofit Center for Multicultural Human Services in Falls Church, which merged with Northern Virginia Family Service in 2008.

Avila is a single parent and former priest from Colombia who was highly regarded by judges in the Fairfax Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, Odio said. Judges and lawyers often referred people to Avila for pretrial or probationary counseling, particularly because he is bilingual.

Avila allegedly encountered two deputy U.S. marshals outside an apartment complex on Americana Drive, near Little River Turnpike and the Capital Beltway, at 9 a.m. Jan. 25. In a court affidavit, Deputy Marshal Floriano Whitwell said he and another marshal, Matthew M. Dumas, had been conducting a fugitive investigation and parked their sport-utility vehicles in designated parking places on Americana Drive....

Found on Avila's seat, Whitwell alleges, was a 9mm Astra A-90 pistol loaded with 14 hollow-point bullets. Once out of his vehicle, Avila reportedly apologized profusely and said he had "never done anything like this before," the affidavit said. When he appeared with the marshals before a Fairfax magistrate, he claimed that he had pointed a cellphone, not a gun, at the marshals...

Officials at Northern Virginia Family Service declined to comment.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: aggression; angermanagement; banglist; columbia; counseling; counselor; fairfaxcounty; multicultural; ridiculous; virginia
This made me laugh out loud. Anger management, indeed. If you are going to go around behaving like this, at least be sure you are not threatening federal marshals.
1 posted on 02/05/2010 6:10:50 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia
Kinda like the movie with Jack Nicholson as an Anger Management counselor....
2 posted on 02/05/2010 6:13:23 AM PST by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: Cailleach

ping


3 posted on 02/05/2010 6:13:44 AM PST by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: La Lydia

Good morning ... now get off my lawn!

4 posted on 02/05/2010 6:16:57 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: La Lydia

Serenity Now!


5 posted on 02/05/2010 6:17:00 AM PST by PeaRidge
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To: La Lydia
If you are going to go around behaving like this, at least be sure you are not threatening federal marshals.

Stop treating him like a Math tutor!

6 posted on 02/05/2010 6:17:40 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: La Lydia
The marshals identified themselves and tried to arrest Avila, but he was "uncooperative" and "continued to resist arrest and refused to give me his hand which was under his body," Whitwell wrote. The marshals feared that a gun was beneath Avila, and they used "U.S. Marshals Service defensive tactics to eventually apprehend Avila," Whitwell said.

Translation, Mr. Avila got to kiss the pavement with a Marshal's knee on the back of his neck.

7 posted on 02/05/2010 6:19:00 AM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: La Lydia
the nonprofit Center for Multicultural Human Services
Well, isn't that special.

8 posted on 02/05/2010 6:19:13 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: PeaRidge
Break out the Festivus Pole and demonstrations of feats of strength.

LOL

9 posted on 02/05/2010 6:19:48 AM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: La Lydia

This reminds me of the story P J O’Rourke told in one of his books. At a rally somewhere (I think DC) someone from the Center For Creative Nonviolence punched out a homeless advocate.


10 posted on 02/05/2010 6:22:32 AM PST by hometoroost (I am not a crook, I did not have sex with that woman, and I am not an ideologue.)
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To: La Lydia

Prognostication:

If democrat, slap on hands.

If repub, jail and call for more gun bans.


11 posted on 02/05/2010 6:26:15 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: La Lydia

>>>>Avila is a single parent and former priest<<<

I can imagine him having this conversation with his Mom, when he first told her he was going to pursue his current (and soon to be former) career:

“Yeah, Mom, I know I said I was sure I was being called to that priesthood thing, but this time is different. I’ve never been so sure about anything in my life. I was put on this earth to be an anger management counsler!”


12 posted on 02/05/2010 6:43:09 AM PST by Above My Pay Grade ("I don't have a whole lot of mercy for the bad guys, I'm on the good guys' side." -Sarah Palin)
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To: La Lydia

As I read the story he was successful in managing his anger. He didn’t shoot them.


13 posted on 02/05/2010 7:04:54 AM PST by tlb
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To: tlb

Snort.


14 posted on 02/05/2010 7:05:53 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia
The code words just keep coming at you in this one don't they: non-profit, former priest, single parent...yeah here's a guy with his head on straight! Is idiot stamped on his forehead? It should be.
15 posted on 02/05/2010 7:09:12 AM PST by pepperdog (As Israel goes, so goes America!)
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To: La Lydia

16 posted on 02/05/2010 7:14:27 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (The liberals are asking us to give Obama more time. Is 25 to life enough?)
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To: pepperdog
You forgot "Multicultural Human Services..."
17 posted on 02/05/2010 7:23:38 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: Liberty Valance

Or my favorite: “Welcome to Walmart. Now get your sh*t and get out!”

Gotta love Walter...

Colonel, USAFR


18 posted on 02/05/2010 7:39:25 AM PST by jagusafr (Kill the red lizard, Lord! - nod to C.S. Lewis)
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To: La Lydia
Anger counselor charged with pulling gun in parking flap

Maybe he's just trying to drum up business.

19 posted on 02/05/2010 8:16:24 AM PST by Still Thinking (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: USNBandit
Translation, Mr. Avila got to kiss the pavement with a Marshal's knee on the back of his neck.

Mr. Avila is lucky he is not thoroughly and excessively dead.

20 posted on 02/05/2010 8:28:53 AM PST by Onelifetogive (Flame away...)
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To: tlb

If he did, then we would need grief counselors.


21 posted on 02/05/2010 9:49:33 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: hometoroost
(NC State Senator)Gun Control Advocate Shoots Intruder

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2424364/posts

"their hypocristy knows no bounds"


22 posted on 02/05/2010 9:54:44 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: Col Frank Slade

Do Not Forget ‘The Airing of Grievences”


23 posted on 02/05/2010 10:27:38 AM PST by bravotu (Have a Nice Day !)
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To: neverdem; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...
Jose L. Avila, 57... had worked for many years at the nonprofit Center for Multicultural Human Services in Falls Church, which merged with Northern Virginia Family Service in 2008. Avila is a single parent and former priest from Colombia who was highly regarded by judges in the Fairfax Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court... Judges and lawyers often referred people to Avila for pretrial or probationary counseling, particularly because he is bilingual... Found on Avila's seat, Whitwell alleges, was a 9mm Astra A-90 pistol loaded with 14 hollow-point bullets. Once out of his vehicle, Avila reportedly apologized profusely and said he had "never done anything like this before,"
Thanks La Lydia.
24 posted on 02/08/2010 11:26:39 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year! Freedom is Priceless.)
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