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OfflineQuantumMeltdown
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Black Republican Art Teele Commits Suicide
    #4461825 - 07/27/05 11:28 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)



Former Miami Commissioner Commits Suicide

POSTED: 6:22 pm EDT July 27, 2005
UPDATED: 8:56 pm EDT July 27, 2005

MIAMI -- Suspended Miami Commissioner Art Teele fatally shot himself in the head in the lobby of the Miami Herald building late Wednesday afternoon.

Courtesy Miami Herald
Teele survived the shooting, and was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center in extremely critical condition.

Teele, 59, had one gunshot wound to the head and before he was taken from the lobby, he had lost a great deal of blood, witnesses said.

According to witnesses, just after 6 p.m., Teele walked into the lobby, spoke calmly with a security guard and shook his hand. Then Teele took a pistol out of a bookbag and held it to his head.

The Herald's Web site says that Teele told the security guard to give a message to Herald columnist Jim DeFede. Teele said that he wanted DeFede to tell his wife that he loved her.

Then when police arrived, he pulled the trigger.

Employees of the newspaper said they heard one shot and the Herald Building was immediately evacuated.

Miami rescue workers said that Teele was conscious while being transported to the hospital, and when asked to blink his eyes, he did so.

About two hours later, at 7:50 p.m., Teele was declared dead. His wife Stephanie was at his side when he died.

The former commissioner faced a series of troubles over the past few years, including federal charges for money laundering and mail and wire fraud.

In the most recent charges, Teele was accused of helping a minority company win more than $20 million worth of electrical contracts at Miami International Airport, when the work ended up actually being done by a much larger, non-minority company.

If he had been convicted on the federal charges, Teele could have faced up to 20 years in prison.

Teele was convicted in March of threatening a Miami-Dade police officer. He was also awaiting trial on other fraud charges in state court.

Local 10 learned that Teele was going to be arrested this week on other state charges.

In the introduction to a cover story that came out in the Miami New Times Wednesday, reporter Francisco Alvarado wrote:

"Art Teele is a man of very big appetites, and because of them he is now in very big trouble ... the once-powerful politician is possessed of a seemingly insatiable craving for all things illicit -- adulterous sex, illegal drugs, bribery and extortion."


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"The time has come the walrus said, little oysters  hide their heads, my Twain of thought is loosely bound I guess its time to Mark this down, Be good and you will be lonesome
Be lonesome and you will be free
Live a lie and you will live to regret it
That's what livin' is to me
That's what livin' is to me"
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Re: Black Republican Art Teele Commits Suicide [Re: QuantumMeltdown]
    #4462061 - 07/28/05 12:21 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Male prostitutes, multiple mistresses, drug money in Gucci shopping bags, bribery, extortion conspiracies, and a bad shot.


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Re: Black Republican Art Teele Commits Suicide [Re: lonestar2004]
    #4462172 - 07/28/05 12:45 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Quote:

lonestar2004 said:
Male prostitutes, multiple mistresses, drug money in Gucci shopping bags, bribery, extortion conspiracies, and a bad shot.




lol yes it was a bad shot. Never shoot yourself in the temple. Inside the mouth aiming towards the brain stem is key.


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Total abstinence is so excellent a thing that it cannot be carried to too great an extent. In my passion for it I even carry it so far as to totally abstain from total abstinence itself.
  -Mark Twain

"The time has come the walrus said, little oysters  hide their heads, my Twain of thought is loosely bound I guess its time to Mark this down, Be good and you will be lonesome
Be lonesome and you will be free
Live a lie and you will live to regret it
That's what livin' is to me
That's what livin' is to me"
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Re: Black Republican Art Teele Commits Suicide [Re: QuantumMeltdown]
    #4462802 - 07/28/05 02:54 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

African American membership in the Republican party just went from four people to three people.


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Re: Black Republican Art Teele Commits Suicide [Re: QuantumMeltdown]
    #4462803 - 07/28/05 02:54 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

What a guy.


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Re: Black Republican Art Teele Commits Suicide [Re: QuantumMeltdown]
    #4462824 - 07/28/05 02:57 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Quote:

QuantumMeltdown said:
lol yes it was a bad shot. Never shoot yourself in the temple. Inside the mouth aiming towards the brain stem is key.





Warning!  Racist joke ahead:


Why was he not able to kill himself immediately?  He was black so I assume he was very good at wielding firearms and committing violence.

:lol:


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Re: Black Republican Art Teele Commits Suicide [Re: QuantumMeltdown]
    #4463150 - 07/28/05 04:07 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Yea, there are alot of people that shoot themselves in the temple that stay alive blind apperently. Make sure to stick the gun in you're mouth to make sure you knock out the shit that makes you're heart and lungs tick. Not the visual section of you're brain.


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Re: Black Republican Art Teele Commits Suicide [Re: Anisotropic]
    #4463366 - 07/28/05 05:31 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

He probably looked in the mirror for the first time in his life, freaked out, realized his whole life was a joke and pulled the trigger.


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Re: Black Republican Art Teele Commits Suicide [Re: StrandedVoyager]
    #4466293 - 07/28/05 10:50 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Too bad he didn't survive.


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Re: Black Republican Art Teele Commits Suicide [Re: QuantumMeltdown]
    #4468261 - 07/29/05 10:43 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

"Art Teele is a man of very big appetites, and because of them he is now in very big trouble ... the once-powerful politician is possessed of a seemingly insatiable craving for all things illicit -- adulterous sex, illegal drugs, bribery and extortion."

Sounds like he was grooming himself for the presidency.


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