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The Gangster Prince of Liberia
September 27, 2010 1:51 PM   Subscribe

Adam Higginbotham wrote an interesting article in 2007 about Chuckie Taylor's reign of terror in Liberia. (Note: PDF link)

Charles Arther Emmanuel aka Chuckie, was an accomplice in the atrocities committed by his dad, former Liberian strongman Charles Taylor.

A petty criminal in Florida before going to Africa, Chuckie is the first person to stand trial in the U.S. under the Convention Against Torture. Chuckie was sentenced to 97 years in prison in 1999.
posted by reenum (9 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
D'oh! I meant 2009.
posted by reenum at 1:52 PM on September 27, 2010


Since when has anyone called him "Chuckie" Taylor?

I've never heard him called that before and certainly there are a lot more Google hits for "Charles Taylor" then "Chuckie Taylor" The Wikipedia Article doesn't contain the word "Chuckie" anywhere in the body.

Seems pretty stupid and immature. Like calling them "Joey Stalin" and "Stinky Hitler"
posted by delmoi at 2:01 PM on September 27, 2010


His son, dude. Read the post.
posted by phaedon at 2:02 PM on September 27, 2010 [2 favorites]


Oh, hmm, this was about Charles Taylor's son, my mistake.
posted by delmoi at 2:04 PM on September 27, 2010


Oh we're enforcing the convention against torture now?
posted by clarknova at 2:17 PM on September 27, 2010 [4 favorites]


It's those damn sneakers!
posted by grubi at 2:20 PM on September 27, 2010 [1 favorite]


Oh we're enforcing the convention against torture now?

no, it's a law against cutesy nicknames - georgey and dicky, for instance
posted by pyramid termite at 2:53 PM on September 27, 2010


I propose that the mods delete the first 4 comments in this thread and change "2007" to "2009."
posted by John Cohen at 3:08 PM on September 27, 2010 [1 favorite]


"Joey Stalin"

Hey, yo, Stalin is my middle name.
posted by Joey Michaels at 3:17 PM on September 27, 2010


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