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Misunderstood Backwards

On Wednesday afternoon I watched two police officers arrest a woman for carrying a hatchet in her grand-daughter’s pram. As they held her hands behind her back she started to wail and begged to be cuffed with her hands in front of her chest. One of the officers asked her why she had a prohibited weapon in her pram. She said that a man had chased after her the previous day and threatened to kill the baby. She sobbed and demanded to know why she was the one being arrested and not the guy who was the reason she’d been…

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