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Southwest passenger screams for booze, throws gang signs 'for Jesus' [FBI investigating.....]
The Orgonian ^ | March 5, 2014 | Shane Dixon Kavanaugh

Posted on 03/06/2014 11:09:13 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

A Southwest Airlines flight made an emergency landing in Portland after a belligerent man terrorized flight crews and passengers with gang signs, Jesus preaching and screams for booze, federal court records obtained Wednesday show.

The brouhaha began nearly the moment the suspect, identified in the documents as Lemar Sheron Rogers, boarded the plane Tuesday morning in Seattle and claimed he had a first-class ticket.

He didn't. Nor did any of the 43 passengers. Attendants had to tell Rogers that the Sacramento-bound flight had no first-class seating.

And they asked him three times to stow his luggage, according to a criminal complaint filed in U.S District court in Portland.

"I do what I want," Rogers replied, the documents show.

He wasn't joking.

Before takeoff, the suspect started pressing the call button above his seat. A flight attendant asked if he had an emergency.

"Yea ... I need a (expletive) drink!" an agitated Rogers snapped, the documents say.

The outburst scared a woman sitting near him. She asked that she and her daughter be moved to different seats, the documents say. As the plane taxied then took off, the man repeatedly hit the call button, cussed and demanded alcohol.

The problems got worse when the plane hit cruising altitude.

Rogers started shouting at flight attendants that he had an emergency, telling one he wanted three glasses of wine, the records show.

When the attendant said he could only have one glass at a time, the man's behavior escalated.

"Get the (expletive) out of my face," he sneered. Then he said, "Jesus loves you," according to documents.

Soon, the suspect was swearing at passengers, flashing gang signs and demanding to speak with the pilot, the documents say.

A flight attendant became so frightened that she asked another passenger to help her restrain Rogers if he became violent, according to court records. Another attendant boiled a pot of water to use against the suspect if he tried to approach the flight deck, the records show.

To ensure the safety of all onboard, the pilot eventually diverted the flight and landed at Portland International Airport, the documents say.

Two Port of Portland police met the plane at the gate and took Rogers into custody. All the while, he rambled incessantly about Jesus, the documents say.

Rogers told authorities he had been smoking "purple hash" before the flight but didn't feel high aboard the plane, court records show.

Rogers claimed any gang signs he "threw up were for Jesus" and that the woman who switched seats did so because he is black, according to the documents.

He was later charged with interfering with flight crew members.

The documents did not say when Rogers is scheduled to appear on the charges. Southwest Airlines could not be reached for comment late Wednesday night.

A spokesman for the Port of Portland referred all questions to the FBI, which is handling the investigation.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boozer; druggie; gangmember; racist
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1 posted on 03/06/2014 11:09:13 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

That he even got on the plane is bad enough.. But once in air is when he really hit his stride.. Should have duct taped him and gagged him. Jerk.


2 posted on 03/06/2014 11:12:12 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

” and that the woman who switched seats did so because he is black,”

Yup. Southwest is racist and so are the passengers, FBI, Port police etc..


3 posted on 03/06/2014 11:14:34 AM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The perp.


4 posted on 03/06/2014 11:14:36 AM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

They should issue handcuffs to Stews.


5 posted on 03/06/2014 11:14:55 AM PST by AppyPappy
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Making the call at the gate about a drunk passenger is tough.

Make the wrong call, or not get supporter by your management, and you get fired. So, the default is to just pass them on, and let it be someone else’s problem.

Also, with today’s technology, an agent usually only sees a passenger for the three seconds it takes to scan the boarding pass.


6 posted on 03/06/2014 11:18:23 AM PST by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: max americana

When you haven’t got anything else, use the ole race card.


7 posted on 03/06/2014 11:18:49 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: unixfox

If Obama has a son...


8 posted on 03/06/2014 11:22:06 AM PST by Tudorfly
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I’ll choose TACKEL!


9 posted on 03/06/2014 11:23:13 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Sounds almost like a bipolar episode, but it could be just run of the mill nutjobbery.


10 posted on 03/06/2014 11:24:23 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Gang signs and screaming for booze is perfectly acceptable bahavior - but don't you be startin' no Jesus preachin' on our airplane...
11 posted on 03/06/2014 11:24:39 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: steve8714

Yep, praying Mama takes this badge from Me.


13 posted on 03/06/2014 11:28:03 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Tudorfly
A flight attendant became so frightened that she asked another passenger to help her restrain Rogers if he became violent, according to court records. Another attendant boiled a pot of water to use against the suspect if he tried to approach the flight deck, the records show.

Must be "typical white women" like Obama's grandmother.

14 posted on 03/06/2014 11:29:03 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

They always tell Me ... you are lucky to get out of life alive.


15 posted on 03/06/2014 11:31:26 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Just exactly how does one ‘throw gang signs’?....................and how did he even get them on the plane?.............


16 posted on 03/06/2014 11:38:08 AM PST by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: unixfox

It’s “South” in Southwest I tell ya..


17 posted on 03/06/2014 11:44:11 AM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

If the timeline in the article is correct,he did plenty even before the plan took off to warrent a delay in taking off until they were sure he was ok.


18 posted on 03/06/2014 11:46:20 AM PST by skyman
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

You’re going to see more and more of this in states where people get stoned and try to function in the normal world around others.


19 posted on 03/06/2014 11:50:40 AM PST by Portcall24
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

They should have put him off the plane when the behavior started before take-off! Why let him continue on the plane?


20 posted on 03/06/2014 11:55:24 AM PST by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: Red Badger
"Just exactly how does one ‘throw gang signs’?....................
and how did he even get them on the plane?............."

Now that there's funny!

21 posted on 03/06/2014 11:56:06 AM PST by haywoodwebb (Telling people the truth about Jesus is all that really matters now...)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
terrorized flight crews and passengers

I really hope that isn't true. If it is, its a sad statement about what sheep we've become if one obnoxious drunk can "terrorize" an entire plane full of adults.

22 posted on 03/06/2014 12:03:21 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: All

“...he had been smoking “purple hash” before the flight...”

Is purple hash has supposed to be more potent as opposed to green, red or even mauve hash?


23 posted on 03/06/2014 12:09:54 PM PST by MplsSteve
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To: MplsSteve
Is purple hash has supposed to be more potent as opposed to green, red or even mauve hash?

Yes it is. Especially mauve hash, which makes you want to decorate

24 posted on 03/06/2014 12:16:30 PM PST by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Don’t they just have a chute they could have thrown this a@@wipe out with?


25 posted on 03/06/2014 12:20:54 PM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Another attendant boiled a pot of water to use against the suspect if he tried to approach the flight deck
Ouch! That would have left a mark.
26 posted on 03/06/2014 12:21:03 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Sounds like your typical feral “youth”.


27 posted on 03/06/2014 12:27:23 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: max americana

He must be a relative of RAT Sheila “Don’t You Know Who I Am I DESERVE First Class” Jackson-Lee. Of course, the EBT crowd re-elected her a couple days ago.


28 posted on 03/06/2014 12:34:05 PM PST by bgill
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To: AppyPappy

29 posted on 03/06/2014 12:36:53 PM PST by bgill
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Underwear?


30 posted on 03/06/2014 12:47:00 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: steve8714

I have only underwear. Am not responsible. Mods don’t hit Me, please!


31 posted on 03/06/2014 12:50:02 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Black Magic Woman.


32 posted on 03/06/2014 12:51:20 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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drum roll ....


33 posted on 03/06/2014 12:55:35 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

And yet anybody who points out bad behavior from a black is called a “racist”.


34 posted on 03/06/2014 1:03:26 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Boogieman

Sounds almost like a bipolar episode, but it could be just run of the mill nutjobbery.

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The article says that the perp told the police he had been smoking “purple hash”, whatever that is.


35 posted on 03/06/2014 1:05:10 PM PST by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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The article says that the perp told the police he had been smoking "purple hash", whatever that is.

Sounds like deer scat after they've been in the blueberries or blackberries. Smoking that crap will make you crazy.

36 posted on 03/06/2014 1:17:55 PM PST by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

His name is Lemar Sheron Rogers. The author did not have to report that he was black. Not that that has anything to do with what happened other than he’s going to play the race card.


37 posted on 03/06/2014 1:20:45 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

He was just exercising his Black Race Privilege.The old saw about being judged by the content of his character and not by the color of his skin doesn’t apply anymore.


38 posted on 03/06/2014 1:29:02 PM PST by Uncle Lonny
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To: Bigg Red
The article says that the perp told the police he had been smoking “purple hash”, whatever that is.


39 posted on 03/06/2014 1:34:44 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Bigg Red
The article says that the perp told the police he had been smoking “purple hash”, whatever that is.

Here at FR, if someone doesn't know what something is, someone will take it upon themselves to educate you. Today, I am that 'someone".

From the website "Leafly.com" ("the world's largest cannabis strain resource"), purple hash is desecribed thusly:

"Purple Hashplant is a hybrid cannabis strain that provides well-balanced head and body effects along with great flavor. These diligent plants are easy to grow and should be ready with their bouquet of perfumed flowers within 8 to 9 weeks. Buds will have a “purple” taste that their color hints at, full of dark fruit and berry notes. Purple Hashplant produces euphoric effects that are great for relaxing or clearing the mind."

And now you know.

40 posted on 03/06/2014 1:43:08 PM PST by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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So EVERYONE knows...I just did the research. I do not partake.


41 posted on 03/06/2014 1:45:31 PM PST by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: hoagy62

Another model citizen of nobamaland persecuted...I’d say.


42 posted on 03/06/2014 2:53:49 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Covenantor

Sounds like deer scat after they’ve been in the blueberries or blackberries. Smoking that crap will make you crazy.

(((
Hmmm. Care to recount how you came to know this? :)


43 posted on 03/06/2014 4:13:45 PM PST by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: Boogieman

Yeah, a nice combo.


44 posted on 03/06/2014 4:18:49 PM PST by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: hoagy62

Well, thanks for the info.

I don’t suppose the purveyors of this junk would want our guy here as a spokesman.


45 posted on 03/06/2014 4:20:43 PM PST by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: hoagy62

Once it’s all legalized, I expect there to be “weed-tasting” parties and “weed sommeliers” in the swankier parts of town, the way they talk about these hybrid strains.


46 posted on 03/06/2014 4:26:49 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Bigg Red

Hmmm. Care to recount how you came to know this? :)

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By selling it to wasted hippies in the late sixties. Back then you could put darn near anything in a ziplock bag and sell it to a fool looking for “mind blowing experiences”. Do you recall the brief period when smoking banana skin scrapings were supposed to get you high.

Now days those fools are tenured faculty.

;>)


47 posted on 03/06/2014 4:35:34 PM PST by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: tcrlaf

I’d inform the Captain, “This guy looks righteously drunk to me.” It’s then his decision.


48 posted on 03/06/2014 5:05:15 PM PST by onedoug
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To: Focault's Pendulum

“Yes it is. Especially mauve hash, which makes you want to decorate”

LOL!


49 posted on 03/07/2014 6:24:08 AM PST by MplsSteve
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To: Covenantor

Yes, I have to admit that I am old enough to remember the banana peel thing.

Tenured faculty, yes, for sure.


50 posted on 03/08/2014 5:09:43 PM PST by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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