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Boner Candidates for November 1st, 2016

Boner Candidate #1: HEY. HE WAS A BLACK KID RUNNING IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD, ALL RIGHT?

For more than two years, Clarise Coleman faithfully attended every track practice and every cross-country meet for her son, Chase. Part of it was being a supportive parent, proud that Chase had finally found “his sport.” Coleman loved the camaraderie that the cross-country team gave her 15-year-old freshman, even if it meant frequently road-tripping from their home in Syracuse for meets all around New York state. But as the mother of a nearly nonverbal autistic child, Coleman also knew that she needed to be there for Chase in case he needed help. She often scouted out racecourses ahead of time, noting where the lanky teenager might get lost or confused, as he often did. A few weeks ago, her worst fears came true when Chase — who was running in a meet in Rochester, N.Y., with his team from Corcoran High School — was assaulted by a stranger in the middle of a race.

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Boner Candidate #2: DANGEROUS DRUG DEALERS? NOT SO MUCH.

Gale Griffin and her husband Wendell Harvey have been transporting explosives for the military for years. They have top security clearance, and they’ve never been in trouble with the law. So when police in Fort Chaffee, Arkansas began a routine search of their truck, they never felt the least bit concerned about what police might find. “We have no relationship with anyone who deals drugs,” says Harvey who is a former police officer, who watched as the police pulled three baggies filled with baking soda out of the cab of the truck, “I told them ‘that’s baking soda,’” says Harvey. The police decided to test the substance, that to officers, looked suspicious, “we tested it three different times,” Says Chuck Bowen with Fort Chaffee PSD, “we got a positive concluding each time we tested,” says Bowen.

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Boner Candidate #3: THE RAPABILITY SCALE

New Boston Police Chief James Brace, officer Stephen Case, former officer Alexandra Drake and Lt. Michael Masella Photo: New Boston Police Dept. A former cop claims her supervisor rated the attractiveness of female drivers he pulled over during New Hampshire traffic stops — and even ranked them using a “rapability” scale, according to a shocking lawsuit. Alexandra Drake, of Nashua, NH, alleges that New Boston Police Department Lt. Michael Masella made the frightening comments during her field training as a new police officer in 2013.

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