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26-09-2014, 03:45 AM
Sweet Home Alabama
http://www.al.com/news/huntsville/index....ville.html

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26-09-2014, 06:13 AM
RE: Sweet Home Alabama
(26-09-2014 03:45 AM)Brian37 Wrote:  http://www.al.com/news/huntsville/index....ville.html

There's hope after all. I'm surprised there weren't riots in the streets.

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10-12-2014, 05:22 PM
RE: Sweet Home Alabama
Yet another good thing coming out of Alabama!

"Officer William Stacy was called to the local Dollar General store on Saturday when the woman was caught trying to steal a dozen eggs.

Stacy recognized the woman because he had responded to a previous call to her house and had seen her difficult living conditions, WIAT reported.

When the store agreed not to press charges, Stacy decided to pay for the eggs.

"She tried to give me all the money she had," Stacy said. "It was about $1.25. I told her the best way to pay me back was to never do something like that again."

A customer recorded the incident, which showed the officer hugging the woman in the store's parking lot. By Monday night, WIAT reported that the video had more than 265,000 views on Facebook.”

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/alabama-cops...oes-viral/

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10-12-2014, 05:49 PM
RE: Sweet Home Alabama
Oh Alabama, you suck a little less.

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11-12-2014, 04:13 AM
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Quote:"The last time I saw my house this full, I was 12-years-old and staying with my grandmother,'' said the 47-year-old mother and grandmother. "I've been crying all day."

On Wednesday, Tarrant police delivered two truckloads of groceries to the woman, who on Saturday was caught stealing five eggs from the nearby Dollar General. Instead of arresting Johnson, Tarrant Police Officer William Stacy bought her a carton of eggs and sent her home with the promise to never shoplift again.

...

What a difference a week makes. Johnson's two daughters, a niece and two grandchildren, ages 1 and 3, live with her in their Tarrant home. The kids' mother gets a welfare check - $120 a month - but that check was lost in the mail. Johnson herself gets a disability check, which is set to come this week.

By Saturday, the family had gone two days without food. Johnson went to Dollar General on Pinson Valley Parkway with $1.25 and thought that would be enough to buy a carton of eggs. When she realized she was 50 cents plus tax short, she stuffed five eggs in her pocket out of desperation."

http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index....liver.html

People started calling the police department to make donations - they had to bring in another dispatcher to handle the large volume of calls from around the country. I haven't cried like this over a news story in quite some time.

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11-12-2014, 02:21 PM
RE: Sweet Home Alabama
(10-12-2014 05:49 PM)Metazoa Zeke Wrote:  Oh Alabama, you suck a little less.

Weeping
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11-12-2014, 02:45 PM
RE: Sweet Home Alabama
(11-12-2014 02:21 PM)Ferdinand Wrote:  
(10-12-2014 05:49 PM)Metazoa Zeke Wrote:  Oh Alabama, you suck a little less.

Weeping

Why do you cry, your state is getting better one step at a time.

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12-12-2014, 12:15 AM
RE: Sweet Home Alabama
(11-12-2014 04:13 AM)Nurse Wrote:  
Quote:"The last time I saw my house this full, I was 12-years-old and staying with my grandmother,'' said the 47-year-old mother and grandmother. "I've been crying all day."

On Wednesday, Tarrant police delivered two truckloads of groceries to the woman, who on Saturday was caught stealing five eggs from the nearby Dollar General. Instead of arresting Johnson, Tarrant Police Officer William Stacy bought her a carton of eggs and sent her home with the promise to never shoplift again.

...

What a difference a week makes. Johnson's two daughters, a niece and two grandchildren, ages 1 and 3, live with her in their Tarrant home. The kids' mother gets a welfare check - $120 a month - but that check was lost in the mail. Johnson herself gets a disability check, which is set to come this week.

By Saturday, the family had gone two days without food. Johnson went to Dollar General on Pinson Valley Parkway with $1.25 and thought that would be enough to buy a carton of eggs. When she realized she was 50 cents plus tax short, she stuffed five eggs in her pocket out of desperation."

http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index....liver.html

People started calling the police department to make donations - they had to bring in another dispatcher to handle the large volume of calls from around the country. I haven't cried like this over a news story in quite some time.

Finally, a reason to cheer. It has been an ugly few months.

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