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To: BurbankKarl
Oh, and..

The St. Petersburg Times says Marcus Franklin was shot Monday night while on his way back to a motel. The newspaper says the reporter was at a stop sign in a dimly-lit area when a man with a revolver walked up to the car and asked for his money.

This has to be the absolute worst description of an armed robbery/attempted murder I've ever heard.

10 posted on 09/06/2005 10:41:03 PM PDT by TBarnett34 (Hillary Clinton IS the Great Satan.)
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To: TBarnett34

That's because the PC media doesn't want to tell you it was a black NOLA gang-banging punk that did the crime.


13 posted on 09/06/2005 10:42:32 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: TBarnett34
This has to be the absolute worst description of an armed robbery

I read an equally bad one a couple of days ago about a robber around here. He wore a black baseball cap and had a moustache. That was it.

14 posted on 09/06/2005 10:43:05 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Lord, we need a Logan miracle for Simcha7 and Cowboy. Please.)
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To: TBarnett34
Hey, it's the agenda-driven, not the narrative-driven, LSM.

WTH do you expect?

24 posted on 09/06/2005 10:49:44 PM PDT by SAJ
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To: TBarnett34

I'm guess a deal gone bad...


28 posted on 09/06/2005 10:54:56 PM PDT by Uncle Joe Cannon
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To: TBarnett34
Well, this seems to show that he had the window DOWN. Otherwise, there would have been a heck more clue than a POP that something had gone down.

Never, never, never roll the window down at night in a strange area, unless for someone recognizable as a police officer. Oh, and did I say, never?

33 posted on 09/06/2005 10:58:22 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (No wonder the Southern Baptist Church threw Greer out: Only one god per church! [Ann Coulter])
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To: TBarnett34

Agreed. I guess the reporter didn't want to say the perp who walked up to the car carrying the gun actually pulled the trigger and shot the driver. The new, lawsuit-free journalism. Let the reader imagine what happened.


34 posted on 09/06/2005 10:59:13 PM PDT by Eastbound
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To: TBarnett34
This has to be the absolute worst description of an armed robbery/attempted murder I've ever heard.

Thank you! We should start a running thread on Free Republic of these gems...see how many we can collect each week or month. Then we can send the periodical with the most offenses a warning note or a copy of "Writing for Dummies," etc. LOL...more freeper fun!

Regardless of the writers' agendas/excuses for this kind of writing, literary craftsmanship like this should be published in glorious detail (author/publisher citations are a must....)!
64 posted on 09/06/2005 11:55:32 PM PDT by hummingbird (21st Century Newsreporting - "Don't get me started!")
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