Hawks Player Carjacked at Gunpoint

Hawks Player Carjacked at Gunpoint

There are 14 comments on the WXIA Atlanta story from Dec 15, 2007, titled Hawks Player Carjacked at Gunpoint. In it, WXIA Atlanta reports that:

A Fulton County Police spokesman has confirmed that Atlanta Hawks forward Shelden Williams was carjacked at gunpoint.

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maria

Boynton Beach, FL

#1 Dec 15, 2007
wish these crooks would get a job and stay out of Douglas County. Hopefully they will have much time to ponder this is jail.
nan

Macon, GA

#3 Dec 15, 2007
some do violence for money because it sure beats working..for some it is just plain fun.. sick sick sick. but lets don't forget the defense attornies you know they used to be called ambulance chasers.
Dat fool

Roswell, GA

#4 Dec 15, 2007
D Wellington wrote:
Let's try to find a way to blame hip hop, sports, and black people in general for this...
Here's my go at it, and since you Georgians are so slow, I'll tell you up front that I'm only being sarcastic.
If he wasn't a basketball player, he wouldn't have had a nice 2008 automobile and furthermore, it was in a rap song that those two carjackers got the idea to steal a car and furthermore, only thugs get haircuts and finally since he's black, he must've been doing something wrong.
I know you were being sarcastic and I do think some of what you said is true.
However this is another instance of black on black crime. What's the matter? The brothas don't respect each other?
Baby daddy

Cary, NC

#5 Dec 15, 2007
D Wellington wrote:
Let's try to find a way to blame hip hop, sports, and black people in general for this...
Here's my go at it, and since you Georgians are so slow, I'll tell you up front that I'm only being sarcastic.
If he wasn't a basketball player, he wouldn't have had a nice 2008 automobile and furthermore, it was in a rap song that those two carjackers got the idea to steal a car and furthermore, only thugs get haircuts and finally since he's black, he must've been doing something wrong.
Your arguments are both stupid and foolish.

Let me start by noting that all of the professional athletes robbed lately (Antoine Walker, Shelden Williams, Sean Taylor, Dunta Robingson, Eddy Curry) were victimized EXCLUSIVELY by black assailants. These incidents are regular occurences now. These particular crimes I listed occurred only in the last 6 months, and doesn't even count the 5+ black athletes that were being shot at (or doing the shooting) in nightclub incidents.

Too much emphasis on material goods and short-term obtainment of "bling" obviously leads to a great deal of jealousy, plotting and violence. If the shoe fits, wear it. Black youth want material goods and name brands so bad that they'll kill for it. If you can't see the connection between property crimes and the materialistic images in hip-hop then you are blind. Yes, white kids listen to hip-hop too but they've been parented to NOT go out and carjack innocent people. Some leaderless black youths are foregoing education and easily falling into a crade-to-penitentiary cycle.

Basic moral fiber is lacking in too many cases. If these perps had been PARENTED to hold jobs and be self-sufficient they wouldn't be robbing, or if they had been taught any sense of decency or shame they'd stay out of the court sytem for fear of making their family look bad.
Frank

Monroe, GA

#6 Dec 15, 2007
maria wrote:
wish these crooks would get a job and stay out of Douglas County. Hopefully they will have much time to ponder this is jail.
Why is this even "news" anyway, carjackings happen everyday to all walks of life.
Confused in Sandy Springs

Atlanta, GA

#7 Dec 16, 2007
Robbing professional athletes seems to be taking over as America's favorite pasttime!

I don't know anything about this player, but someone driving a Chrysler doesn't really seem like a person living such a high profile lifestyle as to bring this on himself. But even if he drove a freaking blinged out Escalade, that wouldn't mean someone has a right to take it from him. As long as he got what he has by making an honest living he's fine by me.

Call me crazy, but a person shouldn't have to drive a jalopy and live in a hovel in order to keep crazy idiots from attacking him/her. Sounds like a couple of meatheads who'd rather steal than have to work for a living.
Amy

United States

#8 Dec 16, 2007
I just can't get over the claim in the article that Indianapolis has a 5 star hotel. I've been to Indianapolis. There's nothing 5 star about the place, even the Speedway needs work.
Right Sheriff in Town

Douglasville, GA

#9 Dec 16, 2007
I don't know why these idiots continue to come into Douglasville with this non-sense. Every attempt to commit a crime in Douglasville ends with you dumb-dumbs behind bars. Thanks to Sheriff Miller, his deputies, and the police force!
Unome

Decatur, GA

#10 Dec 16, 2007
D Wellington wrote:
Let's try to find a way to blame hip hop, sports, and black people in general for this...
Here's my go at it, and since you Georgians are so slow, I'll tell you up front that I'm only being sarcastic.
If he wasn't a basketball player, he wouldn't have had a nice 2008 automobile and furthermore, it was in a rap song that those two carjackers got the idea to steal a car and furthermore, only thugs get haircuts and finally since he's black, he must've been doing something wrong.
D Wellington....this Georgian is not slow.

And since you say,'you Georgians' where are you from and why not go back there if you don't like us 'slow Georgians'?
Suburbs becoming da hood

Roswell, GA

#11 Dec 16, 2007
Clayton County, now Douglasville. No time for crime. Nothing makes for a good day like a haircut followed by a carjacking.
Nique

Roswell, GA

#12 Dec 16, 2007
Dis fool got pick and rolled. Bwahahahaha!
Yeh-Yeh

Stone Mountain, GA

#13 Dec 16, 2007
D Wellington wrote:
Let's try to find a way to blame hip hop, sports, and black people in general for this...
Here's my go at it, and since you Georgians are so slow, I'll tell you up front that I'm only being sarcastic.
If he wasn't a basketball player, he wouldn't have had a nice 2008

automobile and furthermore, it was in a rap song that those two carjackers got the idea to steal a car and furthermore, only thugs get haircuts and finally since he's black, he must've been doing something wrong.
Um... That made absolutely No sense whatsoever.
ashley

United States

#14 Dec 16, 2007
maria wrote:
wish these crooks would get a job and stay out of Douglas County. Hopefully they will have much time to ponder this is jail.
i am with you on this ... miss the old Douglas County.
als

United States

#15 Dec 16, 2007
Right Sheriff in Town wrote:
I don't know why these idiots continue to come into Douglasville with this non-sense. Every attempt to commit a crime in Douglasville ends with you dumb-dumbs behind bars. Thanks to Sheriff Miller, his deputies, and the police force!
Very well said. I only hope the efforts by our officers will cause these thugs to think twice about where to commit their crimes. Congrats again Douglas County officers!!!

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