Archive for the ‘Crime’ Category

“Woman Killed in Skid Row Shooting” (Laurence Stacey)

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

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………………..his street name
………………..on the skid row wall…
………………..winter sun

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Headlines:

“Woman Killed in Skid Row Shooting” (LA Downtown News)

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Poem by Laurence Stacey (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Hairdresser jailed for stealing straighteners gets new salon job” (Robert Moyer)

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

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18 months
lots of time to use
the jail’s hair stylist

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Headlines:

“Hairdresser jailed for stealing straighteners gets new salon job” (Daily Record)

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Poem by Robert Moyer (see poet biographies).

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“Auschwitz sign theft: wanted man arrested in Stockholm” (Kath Abela Wilson)

Friday, February 12th, 2010

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sign stolen
from the entrance to Auschwitz
in its absence
a small patch of grass
through the snow

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Headlines:

Original Article: “Poland police question men over stolen Auschwitz sign” (BBC News)

Update: “Auschwitz sign theft: wanted man arrested in Stockholm” (The Guardian)

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Poem by Kath Abela Wilson (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“DA: Deadly Child Abuse Case Linked To ‘Biblical Chastisement’” (Dick Whyte)

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

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………………..in court
………………..swearing on the Bible
………………..child abuse
………………..was the Christian
………………..thing to do

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Headlines:

“Evangelical ministry worker, substitute teacher accused of molesting boys” (WIS TV)

“DA: Deadly Child Abuse Case Linked To ‘Biblical Chastisement’” (KHSL TV)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“The Return of the Militia” (Robert Moyer)

Friday, February 19th, 2010

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toy department
the little boy points a gun
at his mom

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Headlines:

“The Disease is Hate” (Southern Poverty Law Center)

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Poem by Robert Moyer (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Muslim woman presses French panel for burqa ban” (Robert Moyer)

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

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bakery shopper
underneath her burqa
eyes and Reeboks

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Headlines:

“Muslim woman presses French panel for burqa ban” (AOL News)

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Poem by Robert Moyer (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Pope faces fresh wave of child abuse scandals in Italy” (James Tipton)

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

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………………..for a long time
………………..this has not been
………………..God’s home

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Headlines:

“Pope faces fresh wave of child abuse scandals in Italy” (The Guardian)

“Pope Says Child Abuse by Irish Priests Was ‘Heinous’” (News Week)

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Poem by James Tipton (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Contractor to remove Bible references from guns” (Neal Whitman)

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

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“End the War”
in a Victorian window
never out of date

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Headlines:

“Contractor to remove Bible references from guns” (Stuff)

“Good Riddance to ‘Jesus Rifles’” (Huffington Post)

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Poem by Neal Whitman (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“U.S. professor gave no hint of violence, say friends” (Chen-ou Liu)

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

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under the microscope
he can’t find any violent cells…
a blood spattered wall

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Headlines:

“U.S. professor gave no hint of violence, say friends” (Toronto Star)

“Professor Said to Be Charged After 3 Are Killed in Alabama” (New York Times)

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Poem by Chen-ou Liu (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Police evolving on race profiling” (Chen-ou Liu)

Friday, April 9th, 2010

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when asked about race
the police candidate shouts
I’m color blind

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Headlines:

“Police evolving on race profiling” (Toronto Star)

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Poem by Chen-ou Liu (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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