Monday, December 27, 2010

Attack on movie-going couple an outrage

Drove by the Carmike Royal Palm 20 theater Monday evening and the parking lot looked full.

Business as usual.

Wonder if any couples had trouble watching "The Fighter," "True Grit," or "The Tourist," because of some unruly teens.

Like Kayln and Federico Freire did last Saturday night.

They'd asked the teens to be quiet and got cursed at.

When Kayln complained to the manager, the discourteous teens got the heave-ho.

The disgusted Freires exited not long after and got jumped outside the theater, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office reports.

Federico, a Marine, fought off his attackers.

His wife got punched in the face and knocked unconscious.

The melee drew a large crowd and plenty of MCSO deputies, too.

Arrests were made and charges are pending while the investigation continues.

What happened to Kayln and Federico Freire is an outrage.

On Christmas night, the birthday of the Prince of Peace.


1 comment:

  1. A Holiday Thought...

    Aren't humans amazing? They kill wildlife - birds, deer, all kinds of cats, coyotes, beavers, groundhogs, mice and foxes by the million in order to protect their domestic animals and their feed.

    Then they kill domestic animals by the billion and eat them. This in turn kills people by the million, because eating all those animals leads to degenerative - and fatal - health conditions like heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and cancer.

    So then humans spend billions of dollars torturing and killing millions more animals to look for cures for these diseases.

    Elsewhere, millions of other human beings are being killed by hunger and malnutrition because food they could eat is being used to fatten domestic animals.

    Meanwhile, few people recognize the absurdity of humans, who kill so easily and violently, and once a year send out cards praying for "Peace on Earth."

    ~Revised Preface to Old MacDonald's Factory Farm by C. David Coates~


    Anyone can break this cycle of violence! Everyone has the power to choose compassion! Please visit these websites to align your core values with life affirming choices: &