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Grenade Launcher Hoax stirs Controversy

This video was shot by a Pheonix man named Micheal T. Hurley in where he had his 16 year old nephew dressed as a terrorist and tout around a faux Rocket Propelled Grande launcher in the middle of neighborhood while he had the camera rolling. The young boy in the video actually walked around the city pointing the RPG at cars, and people for over 15 minutes with no immediate response from authorities after several concerned calls to 911 from witnesses. Hurley stated that the entire video was done in order test police response time to an emergency situation.

Personally I agree with the ends to test your theory but I feel that this stunt was dangerous and over the top. This young man could have actually been shot on sight by authorities if they felt he was a legitimate threat, or a misguided vigilante might have taken matter into their own hands. Although I feel that emergency response times are grossly unacceptable, I feel that stunts like this only add to the problem and not the solution. refer to the story of the boy who cried wolf…after while no one cared when there was a real emergency. A Perfect example is my home city of Detroit where police no longer show up to calls that a re not life threatening emergency i.e. the reports of guns, gunshots, or gunfire mainly.
This is the reason we cannot waste time and resources on hoax’s and pranks like this video. I agree that things need to change as far response time but this is not he way to go. you can watch the short clip and judge for yourself. Below is a link to an article that describes the entire events of in full detail.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/27/michael-turley-grenade-youtube-video_n_1918706.html

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“Shocking 911 Phone call during #TrayvonMartin’s Last moments”

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/videogallery/68870555/News/911-call:-yelling-&-gunshot-heard-in-background

The above link is a 911 phone call made by the owner of the home in which George Zimmerman and Trayvon had an altercation and Trayvon was subsequently shot and killed. This is very chilling phone call where you can hear cries for help in the background and the ominous gunshot.

10 Years Later………

10 years ago today I was sitting in 9th grade algebra solving equations and struggling to stay awake when all of a sudden an announcement came across the PA system that called everyone to the Gym. As classrooms emptied into the hallways and students began to ask what was going on, a few of the upper classmen came into the halls and said we just got attacked and we’re going to war. I didn’t understand what they were saying until we finally got into the Gym where they had the news displayed on the TV and is aw the images of what was going on. I was young, confused, and horrified, and I didn’t understand the magnitude of what had happened and how life in America would essentially change forever. 10 years, 4 wars, trillions of dollars, thousands of deaths, and a new way of life later where are we now?  Is the world safer? is America safer? What did all of it really mean? So many questions still unanswered and so many theories regarding  the truth about what really happened and I am still unsure what to believe. But what stands above all else is the loves of all the innocent Americas lives and the sacrifices of the Brave men and women of the New York Police and fire Department, and the men and women of the US armed forces. Regardless of the reasons, these people are gone, and they should be honored above all else.  So on the 10 year anniversary of 9/11,  Just remember all those who are no longer hear, and live your life to the fullest, because everyday that we see a sun rise is truly a blessing from GOD.

GOD BLESS US ALL!!!