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

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CBS Charlotte

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.



  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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