26 July 2007

Gone, but not forgotten

While 11 year-old Ephraim Brown has been getting the lion's share of the ink & symapthy... Sean "Juice" James was also murdered last weekend... and his friends have come together to immortalise him...

My personal favourite here is...

"juice and denver brothers from another mother fo real"
You get a nuance of his popularity from initial reports of the murder in the Red Star...
Shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday, police responded to a shooting at a Bleecker St. apartment called The Hamilton. They found a man who later died in hospital from gunshot wounds.

Police said a Beck cab had glided up beside the man outside the building. At least one of the cab's passengers fired shots.

Neighbours said the man sold drugs but was the "nicest person."
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UPDATE: Red Star slams on the brakes...

Throws their story into reverse.
Friends and family have set up a vigil to James, who worked in public relations.

He was a polite, well-mannered man who "had a beautiful soul," said his long-time girlfriend. "He touched so many people in so many different ways. He didn't have one enemy to my knowledge."
Well... maybe just one.

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LAST WORD: Bright lights, big city

More dead kids...
A 16-year-old boy has been shot dead after being chased by youths on bicycles, police have said.

Officers were called to reports of shots being heard on the Stockwell Gardens Estate in Stockwell, south London, just after midnight.

The teenager was found suffering gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Met's Operation Trident team, which investigates gun crime in London's black community, is investigating.
Just keepin' it real, huh?

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can the Order of Canada be awarded posthumously?

Neo Conservative said...

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you ain't seen nothin... an article in the toronto sun talks about him pushing someone's crippled child around in a wheelchair...hopefully not at 2 am in the morning on bleeker st.

sort of an "urban mother theresa".

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Rob R said...

It would seem pretty obvious to me what's happened here. The original report contained a typo wherein they described his career as one selling DRUGS when what they really meant was that he sold HUGS!

Unfortunately, this hug dealer, as is all to often the case, likely fell victim to a raucous bunch of Renfrew County duck hunters who rolled into TO, stole a cab and went looking for an innocent public relations entreprenuer. After happening on James, they probably just opened fire with their 9mm semi-auto handguns which are normally used for hunting fowl and small game.

Tragic.......

Anonymous said...

I refuse to believe that update from London. That's in England, which is in the UK, which BANNED handguns years ago. So nobody can be shot, because nobody has any guns. And they don't even border the US! How can anyone smuggle guns from the US into the UK when there is no border!!!

Obviously a fake story.

Neo Conservative said...

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"rob r said... wherein they described his career as one selling DRUGS when what they really meant was that he sold HUGS!"

of course... that's the only thing that fits... hugs. i hope the toronto star apologised to this man's family & friends.

goddamn duck hunters... how many innocent lives will be lost before we crack down on this menace.

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Neo Conservative said...

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"anon said... So nobody can be shot, because nobody has any guns."

i don't get it either... that leftbot "wishful thinking" type of legislation is usually so effective.

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Anonymous said...

Predictably the Liberal and NDP crowd are calling for a ban on handguns, and to toughen up the gun registry. Were the guns involved in these shootings registered? I didn't think so. The $2 billion sure accomplished alot didn't it. If the gangs responsible for these shootings took to beating each other to death with rocks, no doubt the Liberal crowd would demand a rock registry followed by an outright ban on rocks.