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American Idol Contestant Brutally Beaten By Gang Of Girls
PIX 11 ^ | 15 April 2011 | Mary Murphy

Posted on 04/16/2011 5:49:56 AM PDT by SkyPilot

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, N.Y. (PIX11)— Administrators at Brooklyn Academy High School in Bedford-Stuyvesant canceled Friday's talent show in the wake of a all-girl gang assault on one of the student contestants, PIX 11 has learned.

According to authorities, 17-year-old Shacara McLaurin was brutally attacked by at least five other students on April 1st, one of them hitting her in the face with a padlock wrapped in a sock.

"Yo, b--ch, I got a lock," one of the teen suspects allegedly shouted, as she pummeled McLaurin with the weapon.

"I wasn't able to open my jaw. I wasn't able to talk. I wasn't able to sing," the victim told the New York Daily News.

One of McLaurin's fellow classmates, Jacky Alcine, told PIX 11 he had heard McLaurin rehearse for the talent show and knew she was a favorite to win.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: americanidol; beaten; clintonlegacy; crime; gang; shacaramclaurin
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1 posted on 04/16/2011 5:49:59 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

Yo, Al Sharpton....

how ‘bout taking on a little black on black violence for a change


2 posted on 04/16/2011 5:51:34 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: silverleaf

Don’t hold your breath.


3 posted on 04/16/2011 5:55:20 AM PDT by tgusa (Investment plan: blued steel, brass, lead, copper)
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To: silverleaf
BLACK MAN'S GUIDE TO "STOPPIN AL SHARPTON FROM TALKIN CRAP"
4 posted on 04/16/2011 5:56:01 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: tgusa

I guess the untalented ghetto losers showed her. Stop trying to be successful, you b***h!


5 posted on 04/16/2011 5:56:35 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: SkyPilot

Call for Mr Holder.


6 posted on 04/16/2011 5:56:50 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: tgusa

Typical


7 posted on 04/16/2011 5:58:05 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: SkyPilot

The old “lock in a sock.” Very dangerous improvised weapon, easily fatal if delivered by surprise with a full swing.

In my new book, an improvised weapon is a big steel hex nut on a yard of paracord. Fatal.


8 posted on 04/16/2011 6:01:45 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: SkyPilot

I guess I’m a bad person.

I didn’t really need to read the article to know the gist of the story.

I guess that makes me a bad person. That’s what they would say, those who are trying to blind us to reality.


9 posted on 04/16/2011 6:02:24 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: SkyPilot

Having attended an all black public high school I can tell you first hand that fights are not boys will be boys type of events. They are brutal gang assaults that often lead to serious long term injury or death.

I narrowly escaped such a gang style beating in an area of the school where no staff was present to help me.

They are feral youth with zero respect for life. You can’t reason with them, they only understand violence.


10 posted on 04/16/2011 6:05:27 AM PDT by TSgt (Colonel Allen West & Michele Bachman - 2012 POTUS Dream Team Ticket!)
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To: SkyPilot
McLaurin loves singing so much that she once auditioned for the "American Idol" TV show.

Great way to draw attention to a run-of-the-mill assault story...who hasn't auditioned for 'American Idol' at some point?

11 posted on 04/16/2011 6:05:54 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: SkyPilot

Crabs in a bucket!


12 posted on 04/16/2011 6:06:15 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER
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To: TSgt

IOW the people you describe in your post are

Obama supporters

After all he did tell them to bring a gun to the fight.


13 posted on 04/16/2011 6:08:05 AM PDT by Carley ( TYPICAL STREET THUG, NASTY BULLY, THAT'S OUR PRESIDENT.)
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To: TSgt

That’s so sad! I’m sorry you had to live through that in your school years.... I blame the parents for not expecting respect from their children! Then it just becomes a vicious cycle.


14 posted on 04/16/2011 6:11:17 AM PDT by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: SkyPilot

Given what’s listed in the “Popular Pix” box to the right of the story, who can be surprised? Morality and ethics have long since become a very small portion of American culture.


15 posted on 04/16/2011 6:12:44 AM PDT by FourPeas
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To: SkyPilot
Poor Shacara, looks like a decent young lady with some talent.
That trash was just too jealous to let her get ahead.
Get well soon girl, and prove them wrong.
16 posted on 04/16/2011 6:16:34 AM PDT by mickie
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To: jcsjcm
I blame the parents for not expecting respect

You have to understand, the parents are in absentia. The children are raised by the gangs they join.

17 posted on 04/16/2011 6:20:09 AM PDT by LoveUSA (You don't notice the night light until it gets dark.)
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To: mickie

bttt


18 posted on 04/16/2011 6:21:25 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: SkyPilot
Yet another example of shoddy journalism, as the headline hype reads 'American Idol Contestant Brutally Beaten', yet there is no mention of the program until the article's last sentence, which states: "McLaurin loves singing so much that she once auditioned for the "American Idol" TV show."

Perhaps I'm putting too fine a point on it, but I think an audition is a far cry from what the sensationalize headline suggests...

Mainstream journalism is truly dead in this country.

19 posted on 04/16/2011 6:22:31 AM PDT by DJ Frisat (How's that change workin' out for ya, Obama voters?)
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To: DJ Frisat

Oops — make that the article’s penultimate sentence, not the last one.


20 posted on 04/16/2011 6:23:30 AM PDT by DJ Frisat (How's that change workin' out for ya, Obama voters?)
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To: LoveUSA
"You have to understand, the parents are in absentia."

Yeah, they take almost as many vacations as the Obamas! (snicker)

21 posted on 04/16/2011 6:25:50 AM PDT by DJ Frisat (How's that change workin' out for ya, Obama voters?)
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To: DJ Frisat
Mainstream journalism is truly dead in this country.

Would it be that MSM means Mostly Sensationalism Media?

22 posted on 04/16/2011 6:29:31 AM PDT by CPOSharky (The only thing straight, white, Christian males get is the blame for everything.)
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To: Travis McGee
In my new book, an improvised weapon is a big steel hex nut on a yard of paracord. Fatal.

I like you.

You give tours of your test facilities?

23 posted on 04/16/2011 6:34:24 AM PDT by bigheadfred (Beat me, Bite me...Make Me Write Bad Checks)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

You are right. As soon as we read the headline, Bed-Sty, and Shacara, we knew the whole story.

A group does not have the talant or the drive to rise out of the sewer, so they want to drag those that do back down among them.


24 posted on 04/16/2011 6:37:48 AM PDT by MindBender26 (While the MSM slept.... we have become relevant media in America.)
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To: SkyPilot; silent_jonny

For the Idol thread group. The video is worth the minute to view it


25 posted on 04/16/2011 6:39:22 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: SkyPilot
BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, N.Y.
My German ancestors moved near Bed-Sty in 1890, and my Irish ancestors moved out of the same house 75 years later ... for obvious reasons.
26 posted on 04/16/2011 6:40:56 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: silverleaf
Yo, Al Sharpton....

how ‘bout taking on a little black on black violence for a change


Where's the cash in that? Why would Al waste his time on no payoff?
27 posted on 04/16/2011 6:41:10 AM PDT by Cheburashka (Democratic Underground: The Hogwarts of stupid.)
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To: jcsjcm

We moved out of the city but will be moving even further in the next few years to a 46 acre farm.

We will soon be living in a county with a population of less than 10,000 and my son will attend a rural school.

Good ol’ God fearing country folk. The kind that wave when you drive by.

I would rather die than move back to the city.

Let the parasites burn it down.

TSgt


28 posted on 04/16/2011 6:41:38 AM PDT by TSgt (Colonel Allen West & Michele Bachman - 2012 POTUS Dream Team Ticket!)
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To: LoveUSA

Correct. An urban sociologist studying inner city Chicago wrote an article a few years ago about the large percentage of teens she interviewed who lived with neither their biological father or mother. Many were being raised by grandparents, aunts, or simply moving from the house of one friend/relative to another. Some were not clear on exactly who their mothers were or whether their mothers were alive or dead. We’re well past the “where are the fathers?” stage.


29 posted on 04/16/2011 6:44:02 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: TSgt
Good ol’ God fearing country folk. The kind that wave when you drive by.

Sounds like a couple of steps closer to paradise...enjoy!

31 posted on 04/16/2011 6:45:26 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: jcsjcm

“I blame the parents”

That should be singular as in single mother parent since 70% of these Amish kids are born to single mothers. This is a good example of what happens when there are no fathers taking an active role in raising children.


32 posted on 04/16/2011 6:46:55 AM PDT by trapped_in_LA
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To: SkyPilot
Police from the 79th Precinct have arrested five female students... All of the students were released without bail.

Gee, I wonder what brings out all this yute violence in people? Guess we'll never know.

33 posted on 04/16/2011 6:50:33 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: who knows what evil?

I think the point was that this young woman had very high aspirations in life and had a lot of talent, only to have thugs try to take her life.


34 posted on 04/16/2011 6:55:01 AM PDT by Joann37
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To: SkyPilot

The most horrible message from the adults was delivered when the cowardly gang of girls was released without bail. THAT in the long run is more terrible than the crime. It teaches people in the inner city that there are no consequences to bad behavior, and makes it dangerous for the people who are law abiding.


35 posted on 04/16/2011 7:02:05 AM PDT by winner3000
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To: LoveUSA

You want to hear something seriously depressing? I was looking at some of the kids at the public park I take my son to. I won’t go into detail of why I thought of this, but the the people you are talking about, growing up with no parents, are now becoming parents themselves. Think about this; what are their kids going to be like? While at the park I had a very brief interaction with an approximately 4 year old black kid. I honestly don’t think he knew how to talk. He only grunted at me. The weird thing was, he looked well cared for as far as clothes and appearance. I think things will get even more interesting over the next 10 to 12 years in this demographic.


36 posted on 04/16/2011 7:02:36 AM PDT by suthener
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To: TSgt

Good for you! I love the country and would never move to the city. I lived in the city until I was 4 years old. I still remember it. It was dirty and scary! Who would think that a 4 year old would remember. I do for sure!

My oldest son goes to college in a very large city and he also states he would never move to the city. He adores coming home on weekends when he can. He always mentions the smell when he comes back like its the best smell in the world.

Your son will appreciate your choices, best of luck to you!


37 posted on 04/16/2011 7:11:31 AM PDT by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: bigheadfred

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/fbx/?set=a.208590342493747.53169.100000283470504

Back yard knife throwing. The hex nut on a string isn’t as photogenic, but I posted these on my Facebook page. There is knife throwing in my new book, so I had to teach myself how to do it. The knife is from a piece of scrap cutoff that looked so cool I welded a little handle on it. This was 20 or so years ago, but now it’s resurrected as my knife throwing test model.


38 posted on 04/16/2011 7:11:50 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: suthener

Just wait until the gov stops giving out money! Zimbabwe ring a bell? Be prepared for double that debacle.


39 posted on 04/16/2011 7:13:56 AM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Where is our military?)
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To: TSgt
"They are feral youth with zero respect for life. You can’t reason with them, they only understand violence."

This is why gun control is so dangerous to our society.


40 posted on 04/16/2011 7:14:29 AM PDT by Bed_Zeppelin
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To: winner3000

:::released without bail.:::

And all 5 will melt back into the gang-land population, never showing for their trial date unless/until they get busted for something in the future.


41 posted on 04/16/2011 7:15:19 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Islam is a violent and tyrannical political ideology and has nothing to do with "religion".)
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To: BigAl22

Fifty years ago. I am somewhat surprised to learn that, I thought the black family was for the most part in tact at that point.


42 posted on 04/16/2011 7:22:44 AM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: TSgt; All

Off topic,your homepage.
The heartrending photo of the girl on the grave.
The soldier,one of America’s best.

http://www.antonnews.com/manhassetpress/2007/02/16/news/

En route to graduating in 1998 with honors from Chaminade High School, Regan distinguished himself in that same year as: All American Lacrosse Player; All State Scholar, Football; Nassau County Sports Commission Award for Outstanding Academic Achievements, Athletic Achievements, and for Service to his Community.

Duke University recruited Regan,...

Regan planned on a March 2008 wedding...


43 posted on 04/16/2011 7:27:02 AM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: trapped_in_LA

>>This is a good example of what happens when there are no fathers taking an active role in raising children.<<

Dad is in detention locally, in a state lockup or a federal one. He doesn’t remember Mom. She was just some gal who picked him up, partied with him at the club, fed him a meal, slept with him and kicked him out on Monday.


44 posted on 04/16/2011 7:34:22 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are .)
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To: Travis McGee
I knew an old timer who used to wear a Brooklyn Dodgers cap, which had 2 heavy lead sinkers pinned inside. I any of the local punks gave him any grief, he'd just doff his cap. And lately the “Hipsters” from Manhattan have discovered Bed Sty. Plenty of them are moving to Brooklyn.
45 posted on 04/16/2011 7:36:17 AM PDT by JimC214
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To: SkyPilot

Everyone’s a music critic these days.


46 posted on 04/16/2011 7:41:21 AM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!)
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To: Travis McGee

Here’s one for your book.

A bunch of keys on a keyring and a necktie.


47 posted on 04/16/2011 7:47:17 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Bed_Zeppelin

This is exaclty right.

Meet my .44 magnum, locky.


48 posted on 04/16/2011 7:48:56 AM PDT by chris37 (awesome!)
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To: SkyPilot

Damned Tea Partiers no doubt.


49 posted on 04/16/2011 7:49:48 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: SkyPilot

Future Obama voters....


50 posted on 04/16/2011 8:05:56 AM PDT by freebilly
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