“Crickenberger became mad as to the way Haislip was driving,“ the release said.
When Haislip pulled off at the Harvey Williams Garage, Crickenberger followed him. Cursing between the men turned physical, the release said, and Crickenberger reportedly took a .380 handgun from his car and shot Haislip in the neck.
And squeezing off a couple of rounds withing city limits just for the heck of it is frowned upon by persons within range:
Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Jeremy Boggs said in court Tuesday that Campbell fired six times at the vehicle Samual Campbell was driving north on Jack’s Hill Road. Boggs said four of the shots hit the vehicle and two missed.
“Campbell believes that his uncle did this because he accuses him of driving too fast on the roadway,” the search warrant stated.
Meanwhile, there are a plethora of allegations that BP pushed workers to speed the completion of drilling using cost-cutting methods. The rig rental was costing about $1 million a day and work was 43 days behind schedule. On the day of the explosion, BP managers didn’t bother with a time-consuming “cement bond log” test that would have discovered problems in the cementing of the well. The company also did not use 21 “centralizers” to position the well before cementing — the recommended number — and instead used just six. And there are other examples where the company chose the less expensive and more risky option. It may not be that any one of these actions alone led to the blowout, but the combination was deadly.
The Nation analyzes the instant replay of the Sherrod play. To anyone who has studied the race-baiting demogues of the Jim Crow era, the Pitchfork Ben Tilghmans and the like, it’s a familiar strategy, much older than the excerpt below describes. Fake left with the race and go right with the economy:
The report, a result of a survey by the National League of Cities, the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the National Association of Counties, showed local governments are moving to cut the equivalent of 8.6 percent of their workforces from 2009 to 2011. That suggests 481,000 employees will lose their jobs, according to the report, which said the tally may yet rise.
This one’s really one for the history books under the subheading of right-wing #outragefail, as the young folks might put it. Lord starts off vaguely sympathetic and works up into a crescendo of high-dudgeon because Sherrod says her relative was lynched when in fact he was arrested by a sheriff and then beaten to death on the courthouse steps while allegedly resisting arrest even though he remained handcuffed through the fatal beating.
“Lynching” referred to the killing, not to the weapon.