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Barefoot Bandit

bare_footColton Harris-Moore, dubbed the "Barefoot Bandit" was apprehended early Sunday morning, in the Bahamas. His arrest has ended a 2 year run, whereas he's been allegedly evading police on his continuous crime spree that reached global proportions.

As usual, the police where tipped off that the "Barefoot Bandit" was on a small tourist island in the Bahamas. Shots were fired by police, during a boat chase, before taking him into police custody. At this time, it's uncertain if Mr. Moore had a weapon. The pictures you'll see in the video appears that the boat engine was fired upon to disable the engine during the chase.

According to Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade, Colton Harris-Moore has been flown to Nassau, which is the capitol city of the Bahamas, under tight police escort. His charges will stem from : Crash landing a stolen Plane and several break -ins in the Bahamas.

 

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Memory Sharing!

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Suicide is a topic rarely talked about in the African American community.

Here is my story. When I was 14 years old, I was living with a friend of mine and her family.  I had a lot of freedom but I was unhappy.  I was very unhappy.

I began drinking Cisco, trying to escape my pain. The alcohol wasn’t working. I no longer wanted to live. I began to have thoughts about suicide, thinking about jumping in front of cars. I decided against it because I had been hit by a car before and that wasn’t a good feeling. I then thought about stabbing myself but I didn’t want to bleed all over the place. I wanted my death to be peaceful.  One night when everyone in the house was asleep, I went into the bathroom, opened the medicine cabinet, and pulled out a bottle of pills. The bottle had not been opened, so when I opened the bottle, I only took half. I didn’t want to take the whole bottle for fear of getting in trouble, just in case I didn’t die. I went into the kitchen, got a glass of water, and took the pills.

Where It All Began

 

Where It All Began
Where It All Began

Where it all Began is a continuation of the story Summers to Remember. Brown-Avery takes her readers through history beginning with her great great grandfather, Charlie Jurallus Applewhite White, the beginning legacy of the White family. Her great great grandmother, Mary Kearney was the property owner of the White family farm, where Brown-Avery and her sisters resided those summers long ago. As her story unfolds, Brown-Avery, a native of Wilmington, North Carolina, depicts a time when racial prejudice and segregation of public schools were enforced during the early 1960s. Brown-Avery and her sisters attended segregated schools until the untimely death of one of the most historical figures in the world, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Avery’s parents resided in the ghetto in Wilmington, yet her parents were an upper middle class family. Avery’s mother, Anita White Brown, was a schoolteacher with the New Hanover County School System, while her stepfather, Harold Dennis Brown, was a fireman on the Wilmington Fire Department. Avery discusses what it was like to live through one of the most devastating nights in American History, the riot of the Wilmington Ten versus the white supremacist. Avery gives a vivid account of this night, as well as her first encounters with integration into an all white school. The book features more accounts of Annie the mule along with the fun the sisters had during those early years. Avery takes her readers on a journey in time to where it all began, and how these adventures has made her and the sisters, strong African-American women today.

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