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IMHO prohibition sentiment requires inherent addiction to status quo, an incapacity to visualise beyond the here and now and a desperate desire to know others might feel the same... Reform is not revolutionary, rather it is evolutionary. Having survived banging your head against a brick wall the evolutionist relishes having stopped. / Blair

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

2 dead in gunfight at Mena grow-op

NWAnews.com :: Northwest Arkansas' News Source:

"Two men were killed and two injured early Sunday in a gunfight near a building east of Mena where about 500 marijuana plants were being grown, the Polk County sheriff said.

The gunfight appears to have started when four men from Henryetta, Okla., went to the property at 118 Polk County Road 65 in an attempt to rob the owner, 40-year-old Bradley Webster, who lives in a house on the property, Sheriff Mike Oglesby said.

Two of the four, Chris Pangle, 35, and Thai Flores, 23, were killed, Oglesby said. A third, 18-year-old Waylon Null, was taken to a hospital after being shot in the face, Oglesby said.

Webster was also hospitalized after being shot in the stomach."

And so they jail his wife, and take his kids? How is this good?/Blair
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4 Comments:

  • At 1:22 pm, April 14, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    well yeah they need to jail the wife and take the child, what parent would have their young child in a home that one knew was eventually going to be raided, I am from Henryetta Oklahoma and I went to school with chris pangle he has always been a thug all I can say is one more thug off the streets and one less to offer my teens problems

     
  • At 1:57 pm, April 14, 2006, Blogger Blair J Anderson said…

    Chris Pangle may as you infer have been a bit of a bad egg. He is now dead, and despite your commiserations (not) keep in mind that the prevelance of the dysfunction you so detest is occuring on prohibitions watch.

    I am reminded of the opening remarks
    delivered to Beyond Prohibition: An Adult Approach to Drug Policies in the 21st Century, A Cato Conference [October, 1999] by Edward H. Crane, the founder and president of the Cato Institute.

    Drug use by adults is a problem. It is time to deal with that problem in an open, honest and mature manner. Not by forcing users underground. Not by creating turf wars where innocent children get shot. Not by destroying families by jailing peaceful citizens with lengthy, minimum mandated sentences. And not by continuing to feed a failed $18 billion bureaucracy.

    If indeed your concern is for your kids (and anyone elses) it would appear that prohibition (and its associated prejudices) are part of the problem, not the solution.

    Have a fabulous Easter!

    Cheers n Beers...

     
  • At 8:35 am, April 08, 2008, Blogger carrlos said…

    chris pangle may have died in a negative light, but he did live some good in his life. we were soldiers together at fort bragg, n.c. he was a great friend to all, a husband and a father. he was a small, but powerful man. if you dare say anything less than uplifting about him, i charge you to do so in the presence of his family. im sure someone there will put you on your back as quick as chris would.
    carlos carr
    smiths, alabama

     
  • At 8:35 pm, April 08, 2008, Blogger Blair4Mayor.com, CHCH 2007 said…

    http://nasbe.org/Adolescent_Literacy/conference/Conference_Powerpoints/KatherineMitchell.ppt

     

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