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A 360-Degree Turn: The Art of Being Small But Being Larger Than Expected The Autobiography of Daoud A. Adamu, Volume I von Adamu, Daoud A. (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 30.06.2014
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A 360-Degree Turn: The Art of Being Small But Being Larger Than Expected

A pulsating journey through life for a child so young. A startling tale of a boy who fought back when it was least determined that he would do so. He indemnified the pride and fortitude that exemplified manhood, well beyond his age.


    Format: ePUB
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Seitenzahl: 197
    Erscheinungsdatum: 30.06.2014
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9781483529943
    Verlag: BookBaby
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A 360-Degree Turn: The Art of Being Small But Being Larger Than Expected

Young Courage

Suddenly, we were alarmed by a commotion that came from across the street. Everyone turned towards the police department. A man had escaped the custody of the police. He forced the doors open and dashed down the concrete steps. Two police officers pursued him into street. They tried to tackle him to the ground but were unsuccessful.

One of the officers had drawn his weapon. He pursued the man with it pointed skyward in hand. Within seconds the fleeing man was wrestled to the ground. As the escapee fought to free himself from the two arresting officers, he removed the revolver from the first officer's holster who had tackled him to the ground. The spectators immediately backed away. They cleared a path for the escapee as he dashed up N. Pitt Street. With the loaded weapon in his hand, the escapee directed himself towards us. Several of the officers had drawn their weapons from their holsters. They did not fire their weapons due to the proximity of thee civilians. There were far too many individuals with children standing in harm's way. With lights flashing and the roar of the approaching sirens, several patrol cars came to a screeching halt right in front of the fleeing man.

Several police officers arrived through the parking lot that set to the right of the station. They concealed themselves behind several parked cars that rested just outside the impound lot. It contained patrol cars. The officers who had tussled with the gunman followed him into the middle of the street. The patrolmen who rolled in to the right of the escapee exited their cars quickly and stood to their feet. Immediately, they dislodged their weapons and took cover behind their squad car doors. A police officer called out to the fleeing man with his bull horn; "You're surrounded. Please give yourself up." The man replied, "Hell no. I ain't goin' back!" The officers that where positioned to the left of my family, disengaged the gun's safety mechanism on their weapons. The officer replied, "I'm going to warn you one last time; surrender, or we'll have to shoot!" The man continued to walk in our direction. To the on lookers the officer yelled, "Get back." The patrol man to my right, got down on one knee. He then aimed his weapon at the man.

Mother recognized thee escapee. It was someone whom my father had introduced to the family more than several weeks ago. Mother proclaimed, "I don't want to see the man die." She requested that I stay back. Mother walked forward to notify the officers that she knew the man. She tried to persuade them to allow her to speak with him. They strongly disagreed with her mode of action but she would not take no for an answer.

The officer with the bull horn, made one last attempt to resolve the situation peacefully. Yet, the escapee refused. He moved forward with his gun pointed at the crowd. He then pointed the weapon at the police officers who knelt behind their squad car doors. We heard, "Get ready, aim and--," mother ran and placed herself directly in the line of fire. A police officer yelled, "Lady, get back! What are you doing?" She replied, "I'm not gonna let you kill him!"

She called out to the man, "Please give yourself up. I don't want to see you die this way." She walked directly towards him. She pleaded with him, "Think of your kids and your wife." He proclaimed, "My wife's the reason I'm in this situation to begin with. That bitch!" Mother replied, "I'm sorry. Think of your children. They still need you. They need their father." He replied, "They want to lock me up for hitting that bitch. She won't let me spend time with my kids." My mother extended her hand with her palm upright, requesting that he surrender his weapon. The man began to shed tears. He was in so much pain. It looked as though he was going to give himself up.

He abruptly grabbed my mother, twisted her around, and pulled her close to him. Several policemen repositioned themselves in an

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