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Police: Deaf Man Stabbed After His Sign Language Was Mistaken For Gang Signs

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BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Police in Burlington say a deaf man was stabbed several times after his sign language was mistaken for gang signs by another man.

Sgt. Mark Yancey said 45-year-old Terrance Ervin Daniels was using sign language with another deaf man. A third person saw them, thought they were flashing gang signs and stabbed Daniels several times with a kitchen knife. A neighbor saw the victim and called emergency personnel.

Daniels is in stable condition at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill after Wednesday’s incident.

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  1. bitterclinger

    January 13th, 2013

    “May you live in interesting times.”

    Those Chinese didn’t know the half of it.

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  2. DavidD

    January 13th, 2013

    Quick! Let’s ban knives!

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  3. Jerry Manderin

    January 13th, 2013

    TreyvonShaniquaYoG a little sensitive about being “dizzrespected” from another rival.

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  4. Billy Fuster

    January 13th, 2013

    I’ll bet anything the perp was of Swedish descent.

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  5. Racist

    January 13th, 2013

    He must’ve carved him up like a Christmas goose if they had to take him to UNC from Burlington! They must’ve “Life-Flighted” him, because even if the guy had been stabbed on the side of I-40 in the eastbound lane, at the Alamance/Orange Co border, it’s still a 30 minute ride with sirens blaring and lights flashing. They do have a hospital in Burlington… it’s one of the regional centers that Duke bought up a few years back when they gobbled up damn near every medical facility in the state that wasn’t already under the control of the UNC system…

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  6. One Notch Above a Congresscritter

    January 13th, 2013

    Dumbass Gangbanger. We don’t need no semi-auto rifles or pistols though.

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  7. Corona

    January 14th, 2013

    Ray Barone – “He wasn’t flashing gang signs, was he Robert.”
    Robert Barone – “No.”
    Ray – What was he doing Robert?”
    Robert – “…he was…being deaf.”

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  8. thirdtwin

    January 14th, 2013

    Hmmm…deaf v. black. There is a “talk to the hand” joke in there somewhere, perhaps even a “fingerbonics” joke, but I feel lazy this morning.

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  9. Mz BallBreaker

    January 15th, 2013

    Lefties will want to ban knives and sign language next….but they will not touch all the hand-slappin, hiphop bouncing, jive black greetings where weapons and drugs get traded between the “innocent trevonsshaniquaYOgs” will they???? Naw, in libbie land, thats cool…..

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