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Marine, wife attacked by teens after showing of "Little Fockers"
Orlando Sentinel ^ | December 28, 2010 | AP

Posted on 12/28/2010 1:08:19 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

MANATEE, Fla. (AP) — A group of unruly teenagers attacked a 27-year-old Marine and his wife who had asked them to be quiet during a Christmas night showing of "Little Fockers."

The attack happened as the couple left the theater near Bradenton Saturday night. Authorities say the fight attracted about 300 bystanders.

Federico Freire, home on leave from Afghanistan, says they left the theater shortly after the teens were asked to leave.

The couple was kicked and punched in the parking lot before a gun-brandishing witness told the crowd to step back just before deputies arrived.

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Calling the criminals "unruly" and later calling it a "fracas" gives them a pass.

The victims of this attack were lucky an armed bystander came forward to assist them.

1 posted on 12/28/2010 1:08:24 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Those silly unruly Amish youth...
whacha gonna do?


2 posted on 12/28/2010 1:10:01 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

uh, well, that altercation could have gone alot of ways that aren’t elaborated upon.


3 posted on 12/28/2010 1:10:29 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (If these are the good old days, we are so screwed.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“Five teens were arrested, including a 17-year-old who struck a deputy and was stunned by a Taser.”

He was lucky as well as stupid.


4 posted on 12/28/2010 1:10:50 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“a gun-brandishing witness”

With a cool head.

A big plus for ‘us’.


5 posted on 12/28/2010 1:11:38 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Merry Christmas!!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
a gun-brandishing witness

Funny way to describe someone that possibly/probably saved the marine and his wife's life,

6 posted on 12/28/2010 1:12:36 PM PST by Tupelo
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Three cheers for the “gun-brandishing witness”!


7 posted on 12/28/2010 1:12:54 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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“Authorities say the fight attracted about 300 bystanders.”

When the numbers become that large, you have to wonder if the bystanders had crossed a line and were cheering the yutes on...


8 posted on 12/28/2010 1:13:39 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The biggest waste of brainpower is to want to change something that's not changeable. -Albert Brooks)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Yeah, and this is one reason I don’t go to the movies. Bad manners, people won’t shut up, they try to text and talk on their cell phones, if you ask them to knock it off they get ugly. Forget it, I can wait to see most things at home.


9 posted on 12/28/2010 1:13:50 PM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: skr

That person deserves a medal. Seriously.


10 posted on 12/28/2010 1:13:59 PM PST by Dead Corpse (III%. The last line in the sand)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
a gun-brandishing witness

That is liberal speak for "The good guy"

11 posted on 12/28/2010 1:14:34 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I don’t know, I betting the Marine was just getting warmed up. Too bad he didn’t have a squad with him.


12 posted on 12/28/2010 1:15:05 PM PST by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: Dead Corpse

The problem is,
you can be arrested and lose your CCW for “brandishing” a gun.

The laws are pretty dumb in that you really have to shoot somebody if you show your carry weapon in order to avoid a “brandishing” charge.


13 posted on 12/28/2010 1:15:28 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

A longer account in this article:

http://www.bradenton.com/2010/12/27/2837235/manatee-sheriff-couple-attacked.html#
Manatee sheriff: Couple attacked at movie theater

As they exited the theatre just before 10 p.m., Kayln Freire was surrounded by about 15 girls who looked as if they were going to attack her, Federico Freire said.

A witness said he had a firearm in his vehicle and offered to escort the couple to safety. Federico Freire said he told his wife to go with the witness to get her out of harm’s way.

Seven males then surrounded Federico Freire and began to kick and punch him.

...When Freire looked over at his wife, he saw a young male with his shirt off who punched her in the face, knocking her out. Freire went after the youth and the witness brandished his gun telling the crowd to step back.

When a deputy asked one juvenile to leave several times, the teenager refused and hit the deputy, the release said.

At one point, Destiny McNeil, 20, a relative of the juvenile attempted to intervene in the arrest and was arrested herself, the release said. Another male juvenile also hit the same deputy in the arm and resisted arrest after he was asked to leave the area. At that point, there were about 300 people involved in the incident.

...For more information, read the detailed story in Tuesday’s Bradenton Herald.


14 posted on 12/28/2010 1:17:37 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The biggest waste of brainpower is to want to change something that's not changeable. -Albert Brooks)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

What a miserable night. They endure the pain of being attacked in the parking lot after having to endure the pain of watching “Little Fockers.”


15 posted on 12/28/2010 1:19:26 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: dangerdoc

At what point is a 27-year old man permitted to use military force hand to hand combat techniques against a 15-year old boy?

These kids were out for blood. Under such circumstances, could he still be charged with attacking children with possibly lethal response if he’d punched their heads and kicked their kidneys?


16 posted on 12/28/2010 1:19:45 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The biggest waste of brainpower is to want to change something that's not changeable. -Albert Brooks)
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To: a fool in paradise
Destiny McNeil

17 posted on 12/28/2010 1:19:57 PM PST by evets (beer)
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To: Tupelo
Funny way to describe someone that possibly/probably saved the marine and his wife's life,

If the writer understands the meaning of 'brandishing' it provides a description of what the 'witness' did. I do not find it a 'funny way'.

18 posted on 12/28/2010 1:20:16 PM PST by SeeSac
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

They walked out of the movie after their night had been ruined inside the theater by the brats.


19 posted on 12/28/2010 1:20:28 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The biggest waste of brainpower is to want to change something that's not changeable. -Albert Brooks)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Here is another link with a little more detail:

Manatee sheriff: Couple attacked at movie theater

A Marine and his wife were attacked outside a movie theatre Christmas night after asking a group of teens to be quiet during a movie.

The attack escalated into an fracus attracting approximately 300 bystanders. As a result, four teens and an adult were arrested, according to Manatee County Sheriff’s Office reports.

Federico Freire, 27, who is on leave from Afghanistan, went to the movies at the Carmike Royal Palm 20, 5125 26th St. E., to see "Little Fockers" with his wife Kayln.

Freire said a group of about 20 teens were being obnoxious and loud during the movie. When they were asked to be quiet, some of teens began cussing. Kayln Freire went to find a manager and the youths were asked to leave. The couple left shortly afterwards.

“We were just so aggravated. We thought, ‘Forget this, we’re out of here,’” Federico Freire said during an interview Monday.

As they exited the theatre just before 10 p.m., Kayln Freire was surrounded by about 15 girls who looked as if they were going to attack her, Federico Freire said.

A witness said he had a firearm in his vehicle and offered to escort the couple to safety. Federico Freire said he told his wife to go with the witness to get her out of harm’s way.

Seven males then surrounded Federico Freire and began to kick and punch him.

“I got back up to defend myself and they started running everywhere,” he said. A crowd of more than 100 people began to form.

When Freire looked over at his wife, he saw a young male with his shirt off who punched her in the face, knocking her out. Freire went after the youth and the witness brandished his gun telling the crowd to step back.

Deputies soon arrived. As deputies were investigating, the manager of the theater asked anyone without a ticket to leave.

When a deputy asked one juvenile to leave several times, the teenager refused and hit the deputy, the release said.

At one point, Destiny McNeil, 20, a relative of the juvenile attempted to intervene in the arrest and was arrested herself, the release said. Another male juvenile also hit the same deputy in the arm and resisted arrest after he was asked to leave the area. At that point, there were about 300 people involved in the incident.

All available deputies were asked to come out to the theater to help restore order to the area, the release said. The manager then shut down the theatre.

“I’m fine. My wife’s face is all swollen up. She’s got cuts in the inside of her mouth. I was able to defend myself pretty good because of my training, but I was more worried about her,” Freire said.

The situation is under investigation by the sheriff’s office and the charges and names of the juveniles who were arrested have not been released. Their ages range from 15 to 17-years-old, deputies said.

McNeil was charged with resisting arrest without violence and was released from Manatee County jail Sunday on a $750 bond.


20 posted on 12/28/2010 1:20:59 PM PST by Iron Munro (Claire Wolfe: Leave the government even if you can’t leave the country.)
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To: a fool in paradise

“...When Freire looked over at his wife, he saw a young male with his shirt off who punched her in the face, knocking her out. Freire went after the youth and the witness brandished his gun telling the crowd to step back.

When a deputy asked one juvenile to leave several times, the teenager refused and hit the deputy, the release said.

At one point, Destiny McNeil, 20, a relative of the juvenile attempted to intervene in the arrest and was arrested herself, the release said. Another male juvenile also hit the same deputy in the arm and resisted arrest after he was asked to leave the area”

Lucky “yutes” is an understatement. Dead yutes would have been an appropriate term.


21 posted on 12/28/2010 1:23:41 PM PST by rickb308 (Nothing good ever came from someone yelling Allah Snackbar)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Blacks causing trouble again. Yeah, I said it.


22 posted on 12/28/2010 1:24:27 PM PST by popdonnelly (Class warfare is Obama's thing.)
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To: rickb308

The beautiful young Destiny
23 posted on 12/28/2010 1:26:23 PM PST by Krankor (When I was younger, so much younger than today, I never needed anybody's help in any way.)
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To: rickb308

From the comments on the article, this is not an isolated situation. The kids make a nusiance of themselves repeatedly there.

This is criminal assault. A mini riot.

One commenter said that there is a cop on premises (possibly hired by the theater?) but where is the patrol?


24 posted on 12/28/2010 1:26:39 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The biggest waste of brainpower is to want to change something that's not changeable. -Albert Brooks)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
From the Bradenton Herald.

MANATEE -- A Marine and his wife were attacked outside a movie theater Christmas night after asking a group of teens to be quiet during a movie, according to Manatee County Sheriff’s Office reports.

The attack escalated into an affray attracting approximately 300 bystanders.

As a result, four teens and an adult were placed under arrest, according to reports.

Federico Freire, 27, who is on leave from Afghanistan, went to the movies at the Carmike Royal Palm 20, 5125 26th St. E., to see “Little Fockers” with his wife, Kayln. Freire said a group of about 20 teens were being obnoxious and loud during the movie. When they were asked to be quiet, some of teens began swearing. Kayln Freire went to find a manager and the youths were asked to leave. The couple left shortly after. “We were just so aggravated. We thought, ‘Forget this, we’re out of here,’ ” Federico Freire told the Herald.

Theater management asked more of the teens to leave and when they refused, deputies were called. As the couple exited the theater just before 10 p.m., Kayln Freire was surrounded by about 15 girls who appeared like they were going to attack her, Federico Freire said. A witness told Freire that he had a firearm in his vehicle and offered to escort the couple to safety. Federico Freire said he told his wife to go with the witness to get her out of harm’s way.

Seven males then surrounded Federico Freire and began to kick and punch him, according to the sheriff’s office report; he was struck across the left side of his face. “I got back up to defend myself and they started running everywhere,” he said. A crowd of about 100 people began to form. When Freire looked to his wife, he said he saw a young male with his shirt off punch her in the face, knocking her out. Freire said he went after the youth and the witness brandished his gun, telling the crowd to step back. Deputies arrived shortly thereafter.

As deputies were investigating, the manager of the theater asked anyone without a ticket to leave. When a deputy asked 16-year-old Ishmael Dunbar to leave several times, the teenager refused and struck the deputy, according to the sheriff’s office. At one point, Destiny McNeil, 20, a relative of Dunbar, attempted to intervene in the arrest and was arrested herself, the release said. She was charged with resisting arrest without violence and was released from Manatee County jail Sunday on a $750 bond. Reginald Gardner, 17, also hit the same deputy in the arm and resisted arrest after he was asked to leave the area. Gardner was stunned in the chest with a Taser by a deputy. Both Gardner and Dunbar were charged with battery on a law enforcement officer. The names of 15-year-old twin brothers who were charged with misdemeanor battery for striking the couple were not released. Details of misdemeanor arrests for juveniles are not public record under Florida law.

25 posted on 12/28/2010 1:26:54 PM PST by Ben Mugged (Your refusing to accept the facts doesn't change the facts. Matt Dillon)
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To: evets

Ugly Little Focker, isn’t she?


26 posted on 12/28/2010 1:27:07 PM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Destiny McNeil Mugshot from: http://www.floridamugshots.us/Arrests/Destiny_Mcneil_5280398


27 posted on 12/28/2010 1:28:13 PM PST by Iron Munro (Claire Wolfe: Leave the government even if you can’t leave the country.)
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To: MrB
The problem is, you can be arrested and lose your CCW for “brandishing” a gun. The laws are pretty dumb in that you really have to shoot somebody if you show your carry weapon in order to avoid a “brandishing” charge.

Not really. Fla Statute:

"If any person having or carrying any dirk, sword, sword cane, firearm, electric weapon or device, or other weapon shall, in the presence of one or more persons, exhibit the same in a rude, careless, angry, or threatening manner, not in necessary self-defense, the person so offending shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree".

28 posted on 12/28/2010 1:28:41 PM PST by SeeSac
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To: popdonnelly

Besides the picture of the “mom”, there was no indication as to the skin melanin content of the “yutes” involved.

However, the absence of this information in the article is a big indicator,

as well as “being loud in a theater”
as well as taking offense when asked to be quiet
as well as committing thuggery to those who asked them to be courteous —

all indicators of cultural tendencies that our society shouldn’t tolerate.


29 posted on 12/28/2010 1:28:48 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: rickb308

When the kids are attacking officers who show up on the scene, it makes you wonder what good a single gun would have done. How long before the rest of the gang would have started to return fire? The numbers make this an unwinnable situation.


30 posted on 12/28/2010 1:28:53 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The biggest waste of brainpower is to want to change something that's not changeable. -Albert Brooks)
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To: a fool in paradise
Brats my ass.........

Thugs and criminals...more likely.

31 posted on 12/28/2010 1:28:53 PM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: a fool in paradise

I forget what state they were in, that could significantly affect how the law looks at self defense. Of course having a citizen in the croud with a pistol is a good sign.


32 posted on 12/28/2010 1:29:13 PM PST by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Brandishing in a crowd of unruly strangers is irresponsible. The Marine's obligation is to his family. He should have made a hasty exit and called the cops.

33 posted on 12/28/2010 1:29:41 PM PST by I see my hands (How's that ballot box working out for you?)
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To: evets
She looks like someone who has "served notice" to use the phrase the great Bob Grant used to describe such miscreants. Not a penny of public money should be spent to continue her existence.

ML/NJ

34 posted on 12/28/2010 1:29:56 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: evets
Her name should be "Destiny: McDonalds".


35 posted on 12/28/2010 1:31:42 PM PST by Mich Patriot (...politics is the second oldest profession...it bears a striking resemblance to the first." RReagan)
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To: evets

Surprise. She’s Amish.


36 posted on 12/28/2010 1:32:40 PM PST by Illuminatas (Obama - Dumber Than Bush!)
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To: I see my hands

You should have posted a sarcasm tag.


37 posted on 12/28/2010 1:33:03 PM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: Ben Mugged
When Freire looked to his wife, he said he saw a young male with his shirt off punch her in the face, knocking her out... When a deputy asked 16-year-old Ishmael Dunbar to leave several times, the teenager refused and struck the deputy, according to the sheriff’s office... Reginald Gardner, 17, also hit the same deputy in the arm and resisted arrest after he was asked to leave the area... Both Gardner and Dunbar were charged with battery on a law enforcement officer. The names of 15-year-old twin brothers who were charged with misdemeanor battery for striking the couple were not released. Details of misdemeanor arrests for juveniles are not public record under Florida law.

So punching a civilian (a woman no less) in the face and knocking her out is "misdemeanor battery" (unless you are her spouse/partner) but punching a cop in the arm is a felony charge. Lovely situation they have there.

38 posted on 12/28/2010 1:33:48 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The biggest waste of brainpower is to want to change something that's not changeable. -Albert Brooks)
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To: SeeSac

Glad to see that Fla has common sense “brandishing” laws that implicitly allow the display of a weapon to deter crime.

Some states are not so sensible.


39 posted on 12/28/2010 1:34:45 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: a fool in paradise
These kids were out for blood. Under such circumstances, could he still be charged with attacking children with possibly lethal response if he’d punched their heads and kicked their kidneys?

"I feared for our lives. I want to talk to my lawyer."

41 posted on 12/28/2010 1:35:49 PM PST by magslinger (Samuel Colt, feminist. Making women equal to men for over 150 years.)
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To: martin_fierro

OMG! This happened in Manatee County!!


42 posted on 12/28/2010 1:36:22 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: brytlea
I hear you...

There are even folks in this forum who say that they will use their blackberry in a cinema and to h**l with anyone who objects.

43 posted on 12/28/2010 1:36:28 PM PST by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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To: a fool in paradise

If the “yutes” had any “gats” they would have already pulled them out when the bystander showed his.


44 posted on 12/28/2010 1:37:23 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Mich Patriot

ROFL!!!


45 posted on 12/28/2010 1:38:04 PM PST by Constitution Day
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To: MrB

So where do people like these get the idea that’s it’s okay to beat the Hell out of other people who haven’t attacked or threatened them? That’s the real problem that this society faces. I’m tired of the bullshit.


46 posted on 12/28/2010 1:38:21 PM PST by popdonnelly (Class warfare is Obama's thing.)
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To: I see my hands

Did you read the article?


47 posted on 12/28/2010 1:38:55 PM PST by Sloth (If a tax cut constitutes "spending" then every time I don't rob a bank should count as a "desposit.")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

This is what happens when parents let the federal government raise their offspring.

Kids turn into animals.


48 posted on 12/28/2010 1:39:20 PM PST by Iron Munro (Claire Wolfe: Leave the government even if you can’t leave the country.)
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Surrounded like that? I’d say it qualifies as “necessary”. I think we can all agree on that point...


49 posted on 12/28/2010 1:39:42 PM PST by Dead Corpse (III%. The last line in the sand)
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To: popdonnelly

It’s part of the “culture” -

if you’re “dissed”, like having someone ask you to be quiet in a theater,

you’re perfectly justified to beat the hell out of the “disser”.

Indeed, it’s a culture that needs to be tolerated a LOT less.


50 posted on 12/28/2010 1:40:11 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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