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Tragedy Awaited Me After My International Tour

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Ordinarily, I believe the rules of OpEdNews would forbid the publishing of this piece. However, I am hoping that Mr. Rob Kall will make an exception in this case.

To the Publisher, The Clarksdale Press-Register
Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA

Dear Mr. Banks,

This letter to the editor should be self-explanatory. I hope it will engender constructive public dialogue around what to do about crime in Clarksdale.

From: Bill Homans

The author and his darling pet, Pinot
The author and his darling pet, Pinot
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I am speaking here to an anonymous intruder.

Sometime in the wee hours of October 6, you climbed over my 6-foot

wooden fence into my back yard, undoubtedly hoping to find
easy targets to steal, where you shot my beautiful, harmless, loyal,
loving dog. Whoever you are, you are not worthy to be called a son of a b*tch.

The officer who investigated says that you probably scaled my fence, where my

darling Pinot, a white half-Labrador, probably barked at you, and you shot him in

the leg and back. My best human friend, my restaurant partner and Pinot's

caregiver while I go on musical tours, found him lying on the floor in our home.

A bottle of bleach sits on the dining room table. Art said he did the best to clean

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My name is William Perkins Homans the third, but probably more people know me as the bluesman (and artist) Watermelon Slim.

I've been in the fight against war, fascism, injustice and inhumanity for 47 years. I was at MayDay, 1971, (more...)

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