December 20th, 2011

NEWScoop: Cocaine Blues, Boy Named Sue, San Quentin, Orange Blossom Special, and God’s Gonna Cut You Down

I Took a Shot a’ Cocaine and Away I Ran
One passenger at Bush Intercontinental Airport wasn’t about to let Johnny Law get in the way of bringing along her drug of choice. Granted, the song’s meaning is of cocaine’s consequences. In Ms. Orridge’s case, it’s the blues felt without the nose candy that make her think her shoes are a good hiding spot. After she goes before the federal magistrate, the song’s life lesson will be hammered home- ”Stay off that whiskey and let that cocaine be.” Visit TheChron for more on this story.

He Come Up With a Knife and Cut Off a Piece of My Ear
In November a man robbed a convenience store using only a knife. Police are requesting that all men of a certain age named Sue step forward for a court-mandated DNA test. That should narrow the search field. Your welcome, HPD. “This world is rough.” Visit MyFoxHouston for more on this story.

I’ll Walk Out a Wiser Weaker Man, Mr. Congressman You Can’t Understand
The battle over whether or not to privatize Harris County Jail is heating up. This proponent claims a private system would promote racial equality. Those against argue standards would suffer and thousands of government jobs would be lost. The question might be asked of both sides, “What good do you think you do?” Visit MyFoxHouston for more on this story.

Look Yonder Comin’, Comin’ Down that Railroad Track
Not much information is available on this, except that the truck was somehow on the tracks when the Amtrak train collided with it. Tragically the man is in critical condition, so this may leave more questions than answers in the end. Visit MyFoxHouston for more on this story.

You Can Run on for a Long Time, Sooner or Later, God’ll Cut You Down
A Houston woman allowed her four year old son, Dustyn, to die at the hands of her boyfriend. With any luck the law will find the boyfriend, who at this time is on the run. “What’s done in the dark, will be brought to the light.” Visit KHOU for more on this story.

— The Loop Scoop


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