Thursday April 24 , 2014

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Aug 23

Shop Owner Shot Confronting Robber

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Yasin Sara was robbed at his Y & S Supermarket this past week in Tampa, FL.  Sadly the robbery turned tragic when Sara confronted the gunman and was shot in the chest.   Luckily he is in critical but stable condition and expected to recover.  News accounts quoted a customer stating “he was the type of guy who stood his ground”, and “he was going to protect what was his.”  We love to root for the little guy, triumph over evil, and good guys over thugs. 

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Aug 17

Amateur break-ins

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Local TV stations are reporting on a rash of break-ins at area restaurants.  The suspect has been videotaped on a least one occasion.  Police suspect that the same person is responsible for the burglaries that occur after the restaurant is closed and unoccupied.  These crimes are usually easier to solve because of the tendency to repeat the same crime in the same way.  When police get a “break” in one of the crimes, the others are solved as well because the methods of are the same indicating the same person(s) are responsible.  When they solve one, they solve them all.

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Aug 09

Driver with late night munchies ends up in jail

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Early morning hours, an injured police officer, a 100 mile per hour chase and a crash into a pole – and it all started at a drive-thru at McDonald’s.  Police were summoned when an 18 year old passed out behind the wheel of a car in a McDonald’s drive-thru.  The officers had trouble rousing him and when the driver woke up, the officers ordered him to turn off the engine and unlock the doors.  Instead, the driver turned the steering wheel hard and backed up very fast striking and injuring one of the officers.

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Aug 02

EEOC proposes to ban background checks

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Last week the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced a proposal to ban pre-employment background checks by employers. The proposal was in response to the heads and spokespersons of several social agencies that prepare convicts to re-enter the workforce. The EEOC chair, Amy Solomon stated in a press release, “Today, we had the opportunity to add to our knowledge of this issue and learn about the practical ways employers have been able to balance business concerns with the need to ensure that employment practices are fair and non-discriminatory.”

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