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TrulyBlessed

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A guard asked two sisters to put on a mask. They stabbed him 27 times instead, prosecutors say.
Jaclyn Peiser
Chicago police arrested two sisters on Sunday in the stabbing of a security guard who asked customers to wear a mask in a shoe store.

Chicago police arrested two sisters on Sunday in the stabbing of a security guard who asked customers to wear a mask in a shoe store. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)

The guard eventually escaped and helped keep the sisters in the store until police arrested them. At a hearing on Tuesday, a judge with the Circuit Court of Cook County ordered the sisters to be held without bond on charges of first-degree attempted murder.
“It’s the complete randomness of this. It’s terrifying,” Judge Mary C. Marubio said Tuesday in the hearing, which was live-streamed on YouTube, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

In Illinois, which has had more than 387,000 coronavirus cases and more than 9,800 deaths, a statewide mandate requires masks in public and while working.

The Chicago case is the latest incident of violent confrontations breaking out over mask rules. In September, an 80-year-old man in West Seneca, N.Y., died days after another man allegedly shoved him for asking him to wear a mask in a bar. A couple in Los Angeles was charged with murder in July after a confrontation with a maskless man turned deadly. A stabbing during a fight over masks at a grocery store in Eaton County, Mich., that same month resulted in two deaths.

When states first began lifting coronavirus lockdown measures in the summer, tensions around face masks had been mounting since the CDC first recommended them.

The altercation in Chicago began at around 6 p.m. Sunday, prosecutors said, when Jessica and Jayla Hill arrived at Snipes shoe store.

As the sisters argued with the 32-year-old guard, who has not been publicly identified, Jayla Hill took out her phone to record the confrontation, the Sun-Times

The sisters punched the guard, prosecutors said, and then Jessica allegedly took out a “comb knife” that had a hidden blade and started stabbing him.

Jessica stabbed him in the back, neck and arms, said Karie James, a spokeswoman for the Chicago Police Department, while Jayla held on to the man’s hair. They then kicked him in the head and body, prosecutors allege, while the guard and the store’s manager begged the women to stop.

The sisters were arrested at about 6:15 p.m., according to police, and the security guard was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital. The guard was in critical condition, James told The Washington Post.

At the bond hearing on Tuesday, the sisters’ court-appointed attorney argued the first-degree attempted murder charges were too extreme because they were acting in self-defense and have bipolar disorder, according to the Chicago Tribune. The sisters have no criminal record.

The attorney also said the women had not planned to attack the guard. But the judge said she was concerned by the “sheer number” of stab wounds.

“This is just too random and quickly escalating,” Marubio said. “I can’t fashion conditions that would protect the community.”

The pair will return to court on Nov. 4, according to the Sun-Times.

 

dancinstallion

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A guard asked two sisters to put on a mask. They stabbed him 27 times instead, prosecutors say.
Jaclyn Peiser
Chicago police arrested two sisters on Sunday in the stabbing of a security guard who asked customers to wear a mask in a shoe store.

Chicago police arrested two sisters on Sunday in the stabbing of a security guard who asked customers to wear a mask in a shoe store. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)

The guard eventually escaped and helped keep the sisters in the store until police arrested them. At a hearing on Tuesday, a judge with the Circuit Court of Cook County ordered the sisters to be held without bond on charges of first-degree attempted murder.
“It’s the complete randomness of this. It’s terrifying,” Judge Mary C. Marubio said Tuesday in the hearing, which was live-streamed on YouTube, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

In Illinois, which has had more than 387,000 coronavirus cases and more than 9,800 deaths, a statewide mandate requires masks in public and while working.

The Chicago case is the latest incident of violent confrontations breaking out over mask rules. In September, an 80-year-old man in West Seneca, N.Y., died days after another man allegedly shoved him for asking him to wear a mask in a bar. A couple in Los Angeles was charged with murder in July after a confrontation with a maskless man turned deadly. A stabbing during a fight over masks at a grocery store in Eaton County, Mich., that same month resulted in two deaths.

When states first began lifting coronavirus lockdown measures in the summer, tensions around face masks had been mounting since the CDC first recommended them.

The altercation in Chicago began at around 6 p.m. Sunday, prosecutors said, when Jessica and Jayla Hill arrived at Snipes shoe store.

As the sisters argued with the 32-year-old guard, who has not been publicly identified, Jayla Hill took out her phone to record the confrontation, the Sun-Times

The sisters punched the guard, prosecutors said, and then Jessica allegedly took out a “comb knife” that had a hidden blade and started stabbing him.

Jessica stabbed him in the back, neck and arms, said Karie James, a spokeswoman for the Chicago Police Department, while Jayla held on to the man’s hair. They then kicked him in the head and body, prosecutors allege, while the guard and the store’s manager begged the women to stop.

The sisters were arrested at about 6:15 p.m., according to police, and the security guard was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital. The guard was in critical condition, James told The Washington Post.

At the bond hearing on Tuesday, the sisters’ court-appointed attorney argued the first-degree attempted murder charges were too extreme because they were acting in self-defense and have bipolar disorder, according to the Chicago Tribune. The sisters have no criminal record.

The attorney also said the women had not planned to attack the guard. But the judge said she was concerned by the “sheer number” of stab wounds.

“This is just too random and quickly escalating,” Marubio said. “I can’t fashion conditions that would protect the community.”

The pair will return to court on Nov. 4, according to the Sun-Times.


I was hoping this was some white nonsense but Jayla sounds black. :(
 

Ganjababy

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Are you ladies allowing your kids to Trick or Treat this year?


Three new families moved onto our street in the last few months. They all have 3 (or more, not sure) kids in each family.

They all moved from the city and we are rural. They are the only kids within a mile or more. I decided to come out of my comfort zone and made up 4 candy gift bags for each house and will drop them off early in the morning on their porches.

what are your plans for Halloween?
 
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Ganjababy

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I think all the low paid workers are taking the covid payout instead of working over on my side of the pond. I notice the supermarkets and coffee shops are severely short staffed. Long queues.
 

sunshinebeautiful

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Ugh - I am so pissed.

I work at a community college in Florida. We've been successfully teaching remotely since the pandemic began. Our administrators sent out a survey asking faculty preference for teaching in the Spring semester, starting in January, teaching in-person or online.... and allegedly, the results came back stating the top preference was to teach in-person.

I am going to be incensed if we're not given an option to continue to teach remotely. I feel like we're in for a wild ride once flu season begins and now that our governor moved the state to Stage 3 :rolleyes: these covid cases are going to be on a serious uptick between now and then.

Update: Thankfully, we were given a choice of whether we wanted to teach on campus or not for Spring semester. I put in my request to teach 100% remotely. It was approved. Thank goodness.
 

meka72

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Dr. Fauci is a career civilian federal employee and not a Trump appointee so I don’t see where he thinks he can just fire him all willy nilly. This isn’t The Apprentice.

But isn’t he trying to take away civil service protection from a group of federal employees? I wonder if he’s trying to do so for this reason, as well as meantime the ability to fire as many (perceived) disloyal employees?
 

TrulyBlessed

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But isn’t he trying to take away civil service protection from a group of federal employees? I wonder if he’s trying to do so for this reason, as well as meantime the ability to fire as many (perceived) disloyal employees?

Yeah I’m now reading that he recently signed another silly executive order allowing him to do so. This is insanity and there has to be some recourse for these people. Fauci has around 40-50 years of government service.
 

oneastrocurlie

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I watched a show on National Geographic yesterday about viruses. They basically went back and interviewed the same scientists they did when a did a similar special about Ebola. The scientists just sighed and shook their head like "we told ya'll. we freaking told ya'll."

Ever special I've watched on TV/Netflix/whatever about this or even old ones about other viruses told us this was coming if we did nothing. And nothing seems like exactly what we did.
 

dancinstallion

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How much are you taking? You may want to take a little magnesium to aid in absorption.
Or consider taking the Vitamin D by Dr. Berg --- has magnesium in it plus zinc. Many bangs for your buck.

I was just thinking about you and how you recommended Dr. Berg. I ordered 2 bottles last night. Yes lots of bang for your buck.

Lately I havent been taking vitamin D regularly. When I was in New York I was taking 15,000 iu daily but these past few months I was barely taking any.

I am going to take 25,000 iu daily for starts since I am so low, I dont have concerns about toxicity for a while.
 

vevster

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I was just thinking about you and how you recommended Dr. Berg. I ordered 2 bottles last night. Yes lots of bang for your buck.

Lately I havent been taking vitamin D regularly. When I was in New York I was taking 15,000 iu daily but these past few months I was barely taking any.

I am going to take 25,000 iu daily for starts since I am so low, I dont have concerns about toxicity for a while.
I agree, you won't be toxic. I am waiting on a bunch of tests results, including vitamin D to come back.
 
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