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2009-06-22 -Lurid Crime Tales-
Gophers, I Mean Golfers arrested after fighting off gang attempting to steal clubs
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Posted by Deacon Blues 2009-06-22 12:48|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [551 views ]  Top

#1 "FORE!" (thunk)
Posted by mojo 2009-06-22 13:27||   2009-06-22 13:27|| Front Page Top

#2 This is class warfare. The golfers are considered upper class and therefore at fault for everything that happened, regardless of facts.
Posted by Lagom 2009-06-22 13:34||   2009-06-22 13:34|| Front Page Top

#3 I guess these yoots hav never seen the opening sequence of 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Posted by Atomic Conspiracy 2009-06-22 13:51||   2009-06-22 13:51|| Front Page Top

#4 And now the thugs know why they are called golf CLUBS.
Posted by CrazyFool 2009-06-22 14:00||   2009-06-22 14:00|| Front Page Top

#5 Anybody who has ever played Gleneagles International, a nifty little 9 hole course, in San Francisco, off Sunnyvale in McLaren Park, knows how dangerous golf can be under similar circumstances. Holes, 3, 4 and 5 border "project" housing and even though it is fenced it is still easy to be confronted "for some spending money". Once I had teed off on 3 (a downhill par 4) when I saw two cop cars (lights blazing) come screaming to a halt and begin to run after two guys who jumped the fence and started running across the fairway over to the 6th fairway. Four cops had their guns out and so did the bad boyz while I was discovering the taste of bark on an eucalyptus tree that I was seriously pinned to while the gunfight got underway. It was soon resolved by a SFPD helicopter and SWAT team taking over the golf course. At least I didn't have to give up any "spending money".
Posted by Jack is Back!">Jack is Back!  2009-06-22 14:29||   2009-06-22 14:29|| Front Page Top

#6 GBH=Grievous Bodily Harm
Posted by Grunter 2009-06-22 15:10||   2009-06-22 15:10|| Front Page Top

#7 Sounds like the membership needs to expand to include a Soprano inductee. I suspect charges would be dropped [for lack of witnesses] and proper decorum returned to the holes. You'll get that when the state is more interested in 'process' and its own power than providing 'justice'.
Posted by Procopius2k 2009-06-22 15:39||   2009-06-22 15:39|| Front Page Top

#8 Fear the Holy 9-Iron!
Posted by Pappy 2009-06-22 16:09||   2009-06-22 16:09|| Front Page Top

#9 With a nod to Monty Python

"Bring out the Holy Nine Iron of St Andrew"
Posted by James Carville 2009-06-22 16:43||   2009-06-22 16:43|| Front Page Top

#10 It would be interesting to come back to this in a few weeks, after the police have had a chance to sort things out a bit. In England it seems possible to get charged with a crime for defending oneself, but will it happen here?
Posted by Richard of Oregon 2009-06-22 17:11||   2009-06-22 17:11|| Front Page Top

#11 I worked there green-keeping for a spell many years ago. Even in those days, Downham was just a place one drove through and St Mary's Cray a place to be avoided. There is an East course and a West course, so, with 36 holes within the boundaries of Greater London, the place is prestigous, although I wouldn't say this is Class War, just an indication of what can happen to anyone anywhere anytime in the UK these days. Anyone can be a target for these scum.
Posted by Rhodesiafever 2009-06-22 18:07||   2009-06-22 18:07|| Front Page Top

#12 A bit late but 'n Heerlike Vanderdag to you RF.
Posted by Besoeker 2009-06-22 18:13||   2009-06-22 18:13|| Front Page Top

#13 scum on one side, golfers on the other.... I'm so conflicted..... 8p
Posted by Thravinter Guelph1843 2009-06-22 18:48||   2009-06-22 18:48|| Front Page Top

#14 Baie dankie, menheer, (sp?).
Posted by Rhodesiafever 2009-06-22 18:54||   2009-06-22 18:54|| Front Page Top

#15 No 'h', RF.
Posted by Pappy 2009-06-22 21:08||   2009-06-22 21:08|| Front Page Top

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