Thursday, July 14, 2011

Black, White, Or Other?!? - The Bobbitt Wannabe.

Stereotypes are a way of life in America. We feed into them so readily that they take on a life of their own. But just how well do you really know your racial stereotypes?

Black, White, Or Other?!? lists a particularly heinous crime/news story, with incriminating bits of info omitted for the sake of confidentiality. Your job is to guess whether the protagonist is black, white, or the omnipresent "other", and to tell why you guessed how you did. The best guessplanation wins a week's supply of Cyber CapriSuns. And yeah, you could prolly Google the news story to find out the race of the person, but what sorta loser does that? Seriously. And if you already know about the story, and thus the answer, sit this one out. Be a good sport. Don't cheat.

Anyways, here's today's entry...
A woman accused of cutting off her husband's penis with a 10-inch kitchen knife was ordered held on $1 million bail, officials said Monday. {redacted} was arrested by {redacted} police on suspicion of aggravated mayhem, false imprisonment, assault with a deadly weapon, administering a drug with intent to commit a felony, poisoning and spousal abuse. If she's convicted on the mayhem charge, she faces up to a life sentence with the possibility of parole.

The couple had been married for a year and half. Court records show they began divorce proceedings in May. The record suggests that the husband initiated the divorce. Lt. {redacted} of the {redacted} Police Department said police were aware of the divorce case but didn't have a clear motive for the crime.

Officers arrived at a home on the 14000 block of {redacted} Street after the woman called 911 about 9 p.m. Monday and found a man tied to a bed and bleeding from his crotch, according to a {redacted} police news release.

{redacted}, 48, told police she had drugged her husband’s dinner to make him sleepy, then tied him to the bed. As he awoke, she cut off his penis with a knife, tossed it in the garbage disposal and turned the disposal on. Police untied the victim, who was taken {redacted} Medical Center, where he underwent emergency surgery.

Police said {redacted} and her husband, 51, were going through a divorce and that she told officers he “deserved it.”

The severe nature of the crime led detectives to classify it as “aggravated mayhem,” an offense punishable by up to life in prison, {redacted} said.

The victim, who was not identified, told detectives {redacted} made him dinner, but he believed something was wrong with his food. He went to lie down and woke up to find himself tied to the bed, with his wife tugging his clothes off, he said, and then cut off his penis. The victim went into surgery before detectives could get further details. Investigators searched the home and recovered a rope and a knife.
Question: Is woman who committed this dastardly deed Black, White, Or Other? Why?

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