Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Cook County Kills Memphis Cop

Officers Verdell Smith lost his life this past weekend when a suspected shooter ran him down during a chase:
  • Memphis Police Department released the name of the man they said is responsible for shooting three people and running over an officer in Downtown Memphis.

    Police said Justin Welch, 21, shot three people and ran over Officer Verdell Smith late Saturday night.

    Investigators said Welch shot two people at Westy’s on North Main Street, then shot an employee at Bass Pro Shop at the Pyramid.

    A chase ensued, but police lost track of the suspect’s vehicle near I-55. Officers filled the streets to search for the suspect.

    Police said Welch drove to the area of Beale Street and Third Street, where his vehicle hit Officer Smith.
  • A man with ties to the Chicago area has been charged with killing a police officer with a car in Memphis, and shooting three other men.

    WREG-TV in Memphis reports 21-year-old Justin Welch has been charged with first degree murder and three counts of attempted first-degree murder.

    Police said Welch stole a car from a gas station in Memphis, shot two men outside a bar and restaurant, then shot a bass pro shop employee in the store parking lot, and led officers on a chase. At some point, he crashed through a metal barricade, and ran over Memphis Police Officer Verdell Smith, killing him, according to police.
    [...]

    According to court records, in 2013, Welch pleaded guilty to one count of felony aggravated unlawful use of a weapon in Cook County, and was sentenced to two years’ probation. He later was charged with violating probation, but the case was dismissed.
Felony UUW is worth a couple of years in prison in 49 other states, but this jagoff landed probation. Then he violated probation and that charge was dismissed rather than him serving the sentence as originally handed down.

But Toni Prickwrinkle thinks there are too many criminals of color in jail. Dart goes along with this, empties the tiers and undercuts the staff at every turn. Anita goes along by not approving charges/prosecution. The Chief Judge acquiesces at every turn.

And Memphis PD pays the price. Eddie, you going to step up and use this cop as an example of the perils of lax sentencing?

Deepest sympathies to our brothers and sisters in Tennessee.

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78 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The lawyers and judges need to be held accountable for this. And to hell with prekwinkle, she's nothing but a hater.

6/07/2016 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck the County, they all suck, and these judge's are bigger jack-off's!

6/07/2016 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R.I.P Officer Smith R.I.P.
May your murderer burn in hell for all eternity.

J.J.

6/07/2016 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in Peace our brother officer from our family to yours.

6/07/2016 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another life lost due to the liberal mumbo jumbo. Disgusting.

6/07/2016 08:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prayers to the family of the officer and his colleagues.

He fucked up down south, where they still give out the needle. Hope this waste of a life dies strapped to a gurney in Tennessee prison

6/07/2016 08:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was just a cop...

Remember, Toni Prickwrinkle aka
Sir Ma'am, has a plan.

So does Rahm.

So does Johnson.

So does Dart.

All these smart m/fers...

6/07/2016 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Toni Preckwinkle is a disgrace. She should resign.

6/07/2016 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It takes a lot to violate probation. I know. I have a family member that has been arrested four times and they still have not violated him. this family member does not work and is always high and is doing nothing with his life. I think the entire system is just a waste and is broken.

6/07/2016 09:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not at all surprising.
When Daley tore down the projects, the scum moved all over the midwest.
Can these midwestern cities sue Chicago?

6/07/2016 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well get out there and do your ISRs damn it! You need your VRI! Oh wait. There is no VRI. Will the CPD finally stand up and revolt? Nope. Too many of you are worried about getting dumped, losing your 1400 hr start time and being split up as partners even though your SGT was probably a dog ass in his day as he/she starts riding you to do them. Think about it...if everyone stopped working (numbers) and just said "No" what would they do? Can they dump all of us to midnights? Boot everyone to 007? Nope.

6/07/2016 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where's the accountability?

6/07/2016 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awful

6/07/2016 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Eddie does not say anything about this he is no better than anyone else

6/07/2016 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A tragic shame.
The corrupt Cook County Judicial System will remain silent.
Nobody will question the the States Attorney, the Chief Judge, the Sherriff, or God-forbid...the County Board President.
The County will not take responsibility for all or any deaths caused by their policies of early release and light sentencing.

The DOJ needs to be investigating these agencies for their Codes of Conduct and Silence.
The County should be held culpable for the deaths of many with their ill advised and biased patterns and practices.

6/07/2016 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The perils of sentencing notwithstanding; this case reiterates the fact that vehicles can be used as deadly weapons. Many officers have been killed or maimed by "unarmed" offenders behind the wheel of a 2 ton weapon. A University of Cincinnati officer has been fired and charged with murder after shooting and killing an unarmed honor student with approximately 90 prior arrests under his belt. The offender attempted to drive of while the officer was struggling with him who failed to comply with repeated commands to stop resisting and exit the vehicle.

6/07/2016 10:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's see the names of everyone involved from the ccsa to the judge that gave this POS probation.

Nows the time to show what a fucked up mess Cook Co really is.....

6/07/2016 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I did not see B.H.O. On the news mentioning that the offender acted stupidly.

6/07/2016 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

someone, including the jagoff, should go to jail for a long time for this.

6/07/2016 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sadly,this is a often happening occurrence with some truly innocent sacrificed in the name of political expedience for power hungry individuals

6/07/2016 10:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The UUW statute for which the asshole was convicted was found unconstitutional by the IL Supreme Court. His conviction was vacated for that reason. Prayers for the Officer & his family.

6/07/2016 10:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like probation being given for a violation of probation. The public should realize that they are victims with this legal malfeasance. People are not even close to being punished for their crimes. Most urban areas are like this, most urban areas are run by Democrats. It comes from the top down from Day 1 of the Obama Presidency.

People are actually punished for crimes outside of Cook County. Have a suspended DL-you're going to spend some time in jail. Get a DUI, you're going to jail, even if you plead to a lesser charge. My kid did 2 days time plus a hefty fine for open alcohol in a car down in Bloomington.

All of those mentioned officials are in violation of their oaths of office

6/07/2016 11:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF.
Unreal. Way to go Crook County (as usual).

--No Cop Here

6/07/2016 11:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Revolversaurus (ret) said...

Prayers and condolences for officer Smith and his family.

6/07/2016 11:33:00 AM  
Blogger BirdsnBlooms1 said...

Hopefully, the JO gets executed.
Ties to Chicago....figures.

6/07/2016 11:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope they SUE the he@@ out of Crook County for this!!!

6/07/2016 11:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do liberals mean when they say "there are too many persons of color in jail"? Are the Koreans the ones who are causing all of the murder, mayhem and crime? Let's be honest, 78% of the homicide offenders for last year were: bbbbbbb BLACK!

Some people want to have an honest conversation about race. But let's not get TOO HONEST.

6/07/2016 11:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome to the Cook County justice system. And you wonder why shootings are up? No punishment.

6/07/2016 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a former officer who proudly served in the Mobile Strike Force unit. Please bring back MSF and TRU. I missed working MSF and my platoon. We even had our own MSF platoon tatoo. We had great times and unlike VRI, we did some good police work. If you want the crime and mayhem to stop then bring back MSF and VRI.

6/07/2016 12:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr Ed is to busy pandering to and appeasing the criminal element. Remind Mr. Ed that the his ears might be ringing from all the criminals he has listened to but he forgot to listen to any of the troops he commands. Has Mr. Ed stopped by any roll calls to listen to actual police officers. How bout Mr. Six has he made any roll call stops. Remember we alone are the PROBLEM according to the citizenry of Chicago.

6/07/2016 12:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pretty soon, Illinoisans will need a passport to travel to or through neighboring states.

6/07/2016 12:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But what the hell can we expect from political leadership that chooses political expediency and appearances over fact and reason ? See Rahm's surrendering the fight for truth in sentencing laws (85% time served-no parole) in the face of community protests of "mass incarcerarion" and worsening the employment prospects of young black men. God bless the family of  Officer Verdell Smith.  

6/07/2016 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember when Gov. Ryan went to prison for playing his role in getting guys CDL's when they should not have had them in the first place??
Why can't anyone go to prison for allowing these criminals out on the streets when they should not have been out in the first place??

6/07/2016 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank State Rep Bill Cunningham and Tom Dart for early rocket docket releases.

6/07/2016 12:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Police said Welch drove to the area of Beale Street and Third Street, where his vehicle hit Officer Smith.

It reads, "where his vehicle hit Officer Smith." His vehicle did it? It should've read, "while driving his vehicle he ran over Officer Smith." The media does whatever they can to try and minimize the criminal's actions. Disgusting. He's a cop killer. Don't treat him like a little baby. I wouldn't be surprised if the media said his vehicle made him do it.

6/07/2016 12:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kirkpatrick former Spokane Washington chief, told her officer if they Lie they Die.

What is she going to do here? Hold the keys to the closet with all the skeletons in it?

Sad they are looking outside for answers from within.

6/07/2016 01:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you see the pics where Tom Dart is letting people stroll around his courthouses partially-nude. What the heck is wrong with that guy.

http://truenewsusa.blogspot.com/2016/06/cook-county-sheriff-tom-dart-refusing.html

6/07/2016 01:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ot. Per several spokane cops. Watch out for her. http://m.kxly.com/Spokane-Police-Chief-Kirkpatrick-Facing-Wrongful-Termination-Lawsuit/9225912

6/07/2016 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

UNFUCKINGBELIEVABLE. Only place on the planet that a gun arrest is the same as a fucking ANOV. CROOK COUNTY is a fucking joke, Peckstinckle says to many black and brown people are in 26 cal , News fucking flash Mr Preckstinckle. Most of the violent crimes and shootings and homicides are by black and brown thugs, and Dart you pussy, all your doing is setting yourself up for a mayoral run in 2019, another newsflash dishoveled one, this city won't elect a white guy.

6/07/2016 01:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And yes SCC you got it right. Cook County killed that officer, RIP brother

6/07/2016 01:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Liberal Democrats in Illinois are the most unbelievable corrupt politicians in America!

6/07/2016 01:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gotta love how it's always and only the police who need to be held accountable. Yet crook county judges have more blood on their hands than anyone else. Whoever sentenced this shitbag to probation needs to be removed from the bench. Why doesn't the media report on lenient sentences for gun offenders???? The shootings will continue in this city until judges start actually doing their fucking jobs and stop worrying about how many black and brown honor students are behind bars.

6/07/2016 02:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and yet all Cook county officals ever call for is more gun laws. blame guns. etc. if they just ENFORCED THE LAWS ON THE BOOKS for once ....

6/07/2016 02:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look's like we r going togo well over 300 H's by the end of june.

6/07/2016 02:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vote out every miserable politician in this city, this county and this state. Pandering to the criminals has cost this poor officer his life, cost his poor family everything.

6/07/2016 02:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I get a kick out of how shocked everyone gets.....

City County. And State. Cry broke here and our media doesn acknowledge the issues of " how we save money so to spend elsewhere in our budgets ".

County bike trail project up north ? Anyone got costs on that major bike path / bridge and labor costs. Well if we put dude in jail all violent summer long that project wouldn't happen.

State - Budget issues? Anyone with a calculator know how much it costs to house dude ( mainly from Chicago ) in the state prison system for a year? Well the more the city clogs the system the less you have to spend on tollway projects i.e. I90. From ohare to Schaumburg

City- well we all know our broke town can't afford to arrest our non- tax paying citizens that don't vote but they seem to be the lives that matter when it comes to a political platform. So punish police to " slow them down" to curtail the cess pool that clogs all systems. Politically correct approach? Who knows but the fall out is issues like this and many others to come.
I'm sure the mayors media relations will keep it all to a low roar as he develops a new civilian task force to help himself wipe his ass!!

6/07/2016 04:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I am a former officer who proudly served in the Mobile Strike Force unit. Please bring back MSF and TRU. I missed working MSF and my platoon. We even had our own MSF platoon tatoo. We had great times and unlike VRI, we did some good police work. If you want the crime and mayhem to stop then bring back MSF and VRI.

I'm not taking the bait. Also, it's spelled tattoo goof.

6/07/2016 05:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone complains, but then come election time they go out and vote a straight democrat ticket.

6/07/2016 05:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a former officer who proudly served in the Mobile Strike Force unit. Please bring back MSF and TRU. I missed working MSF and my platoon. We even had our own MSF platoon tatoo. We had great times and unlike VRI, we did some good police work. If you want the crime and mayhem to stop then bring back MSF and VRI.
6/07/2016 12:00:00 PM


How you gonna fix this mess super star? All those baby units were for making the city $$$$.

Maybe you can write em those nasty parkers or anov's.....ha

That'll show em junior!!!

6/07/2016 05:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will someone please slap 6/07/2016 12:00:00PM. You served in Mobile Strike Force Proudly. Oh yah and got a Tattoo. What a candyass.

6/07/2016 06:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I am a former officer who proudly served in the Mobile Strike Force unit. Please bring back MSF and TRU. I missed working MSF and my platoon. We even had our own MSF platoon tatoo. We had great times and unlike VRI, we did some good police work. If you want the crime and mayhem to stop then bring back MSF and VRI.

6/07/2016 12:00:00 PM

You are living in the past. How will you handle the ISR issue? Who will be the leader of the new unit? Do you really believe they will treat you with respect? Good police work today is staying fetal.

6/07/2016 06:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eddie Johnson is a good cop , Boss .
With this latest round of appointments , it is clear who is running the Chicago Police Department .
What a shame , will he shake up cpd .
Weiss was the only one that had balls , he dumped many command staff , brought in a few he could trust from the feds .
if you dump a commander or captain , bust them back to Lieutenant , not some phony do nothing XO or inspection assignment .

6/07/2016 07:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:00 today,,,,,....a MSF Tattoo? A little over the top, doncha think?

6/07/2016 07:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The UUW statute for which the asshole was convicted was found unconstitutional by the IL Supreme Court. His conviction was vacated for that reason. Prayers for the Officer & his family.

6/07/2016 10:52:00 AM


Don't you dare give the politicians that released this animal cover and throw in "prayers for the family" like you really care.

This bastard should have been in jail, bottom line. They released him because they were pandering for votes. They deserve the needle just like this murderer. They are complicit in this murder and others just like it.



Don't forget. Don't forgive.









6/07/2016 07:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Officer.Memphis PD is top-notch, and treated me and my Family with respect when visiting.

6/07/2016 07:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Anonymous Anonymous said...
Mr Ed is to busy pandering to and appeasing the criminal element. Remind Mr. Ed that the his ears might be ringing from all the criminals he has listened to but he forgot to listen to any of the troops he commands. Has Mr. Ed stopped by any roll calls to listen to actual police officers. How bout Mr. Six has he made any roll call stops. Remember we alone are the PROBLEM according to the citizenry of Chicago.

6/07/2016 12:00:00 PM

Mr. Ed's fiancé, newly promoted Lie-Tenant Nakia Fenner,provides him with feedback from the troops....., obviously I'm joking about that.
Little Nakia is ridiculously out of touch with both the Patrol Division and police work in general.

6/07/2016 07:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC - Time to add another judge's name to the Do Not Retain list! Do we have the means to get/ publish his/her name?

And remember to vote against Prickwrinkle's stooge for State's Atty. Vote for Christopher Pfankuche this November. Vote early by mail so you can avoid the madhouse on Election Day.

Retired .38 spl +P

6/07/2016 08:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peckerwinkle thinks there is no such thing as a bad boy.
She should be in the jail, along with dart.

6/07/2016 09:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watch the killer's family sue Cook County for not keeping the kid in jail and out of trouble.
Tennessee hopefully has the death penalty and imposees it quickly.

6/07/2016 09:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Truth in Sentencing would be a start , if the general public knew how this shit works in The Crook County Court System the would freak the fuck out

6/07/2016 09:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 10:00 pm

Sorry that the US Constitution is so hard for you to understand. Once the statute was declared unconstitutional the asshole had committed no crime. There was no basis to lock him up. It's sad that the founding fathers didn't have your amazing ability to pre-determine which asshole would commit a horrendous crime in the future. I only wish everyone could be as perfect as your 20/20 hindsight.

If you are offended that I pray for the officer & his family, you are a bigger asshat than I previously thought possible.

6/07/2016 10:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

I am a former officer who proudly served in the Mobile Strike Force unit. Please bring back MSF and TRU. I missed working MSF and my platoon. We even had our own MSF platoon tatoo. We had great times and unlike VRI, we did some good police work. If you want the crime and mayhem to stop then bring back MSF and VRI.

6/07/2016 12:00:00 PM

At first I thought you were a goof. Then I thought about how in 015 we had two former MSF guys who did nothing but tell war stories about their MSF days. You are not very smart son. I guess you can't tell which way the wind is blowing. Sure, the city will start up another city wide unit. Because the bosses know in their hearts that there are endless supplies of idiots like yourself. You are exhibit A of an idiot officer. I can't wait to see your 10-1 benefit poster.

6/07/2016 10:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This should be national news. Cook county is shit.

6/07/2016 11:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Impeach prepwincle

6/07/2016 11:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The UUW statute for which the asshole was convicted was found unconstitutional by the IL Supreme Court. His conviction was vacated for that reason. Prayers for the Officer & his family.

6/07/2016 10:52:00 AM


Don't you dare give the politicians that released this animal cover and throw in "prayers for the family" like you really care.

This bastard should have been in jail, bottom line. They released him because they were pandering for votes. They deserve the needle just like this murderer. They are complicit in this murder and others just like it.



Don't forget. Don't forgive.










6/07/2016 07:10:00 PM


Why do you consistently leave these obnoxiously large spaces in your posts, asshat?

6/08/2016 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Paul Kersey said...

Some people want to have an honest conversation about race. But let's not get TOO HONEST.

6/07/2016 11:49:00 AM
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Well said.

Stay fatal.

6/08/2016 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP officer and prayers for the family. Someone should tell the family to sue the powers that be in Illinois who are responsible for not putting the POS behind bars.

6/08/2016 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am at a loss , you see officer Smith was my husband partner riding 2 man car for several years. Officer Smith gave his life for strangers trying to get them out of the street as this mad man came their way.to think this man was to be in jail instead he was free on the streets shooting and killing innocent people! Just speachless!

6/08/2016 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pretty soon, Illinoisans will need a passport to travel to or through neighboring states.

6/07/2016 12:09:00 PM


Hopefully, Illinois defaults and the surrounding states absorb parts of it. Chicago of course will be blown up when a forgotten A bomb under U of C's Stagg field blows up....right under the noses (and other body parts) of all the commies who teach there.

6/08/2016 06:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Vote out every miserable politician in this city, this county and this state. Pandering to the criminals has cost this poor officer his life, cost his poor family everything.

6/07/2016 02:52:00 PM

How many people are registered to vote and how many actually bother to vote?
How many politicians have a challenger running against them?

Maybe it's time to connect the dots and name names of all the people connected to the corrupt system of stealing government funds by not doing their elected jobs of representing the people! How many politicians are put in office for their criminal supported agendas. How many alderpeople, cook county employee, state employees have a debt to caucuses everywhere? This whole state needs a change!
It will never happen. The people ain't ready for it. It's their turn now!!!

6/08/2016 08:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sick. Just sic about this. Unfortunately I see the same thing being repeated again and again. Sick.

6/08/2016 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...Will someone please slap 6/07/2016 12:00:00PM. You served in Mobile Strike Force Proudly. Oh yah and got a Tattoo. What a candyass.

He should get another tattoo. One right on his forehead that says DORK.

6/08/2016 08:19:00 AM  
Blogger Chris Quinn said...

This makes my blood boil. Pathetic. Why do we continually slap the wrist for illegal guns in this City? No cook County politician is allowed to talk about gun control again until they control the illegal guns in this city when we catch these guys.

6/08/2016 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: When will they bring Lt. Denis Walsh back to Area 3? Come on . I have no hilarious 'boss jokes' to listen to anymore out on the floor. And he was FUNNY with a capital "F." My over-exaggerated laugh has gone to waste. When we have ten dick's assigned to a ground-ball homicide there's just no one to impress with our spiffy appearance anymore.

Signed,
Area 3 3rd watch Homicide heel-clicker ...

6/08/2016 11:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My apologies to the Memphis P.D. We have nothing but "water heads" running this city, county and state. ♠️

6/08/2016 12:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard along with the tattoo they all wore matching socks and superman drawers. Awe inspiring!!!

6/08/2016 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The shit of Chicago is now affecting the rest of the Country. Time to make America great and stop pandering to these worthless low lifes! God is this Country F***ed up!

6/10/2016 10:38:00 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

Somehow this guy made it out alive, which is a shame. This incident is just a microcosm of the issues in the Windy City. With corruption being rampant at the top, it's not much of a leap to see a return to the gangland days of the 20's and 30's in the near future.

6/12/2016 02:24:00 PM  

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