Teen beaten to death with baseball bat -- Family, National Foot...

The party in an Englewood home was supposed to be a haven for young teens Saturday night, a chance for them to drink Kool-Aid and dance to their favorite songs, free from the fear of violence that often stalks ... Full Story
west side cop

Berwyn, IL

#3 Apr 8, 2008
oh gee i guess the police are not so much the bad guys afterall. to the residents of the community this is what you get when you constantly make excuses,give these thugs a safe haven in your neighoborhood and you bitch and cry how the police are so tough on your youth. you get a bunch of wild youth who do not have the basic social skills to control their behavior. as far as the police being aggressive now forget it. you all constantly bashed us and ripped us so much to the point that why should we be proactive and aggressive when the climate of police bashing puts us at risk to be sued,fired and to lose everything over the slightest allegation.i think you should call father pfleger,rev. jackson and all your other black ministers out on the street to stop these young brothers because thet are so free to give advice on how WE should police so they should do it. so keep on making excuses for these animals,say its poverty and white racism or better yet blame everybodys favorite punching bag the cpd but the true problem lies with these young men and their utter failures of parents.
Atiya

Warner Robins, GA

#4 Apr 8, 2008
This is ridiculous, this world has far too many problems with crime and as much as I know that I need to be informed about it - it's depressing to hear/read about them.

I will most definitely be praying for his family.

From the article, it seems as if there was nothing that the kids could do in the area, so someone hosted a party for them. There needs to be a YMCA filled with mentors and tutors to get these kids involved in something other than fighting and committing crimes.

I'm very disappointed, as usual, in the police departments inside of the black communities that always seem to fail to do their jobs.
tinert1

Bryan, OH

#5 Apr 8, 2008
well will have to ban baseball bats to not just guns go figure
Atiya

Warner Robins, GA

#6 Apr 8, 2008
"you all constantly bashed us and ripped us so much to the point that why should we be proactive and aggressive when the climate of police bashing puts us at risk to be sued,fired and to lose everything over the slightest allegation"

Why should you? Maybe because it's your job. No one is telling the police to go out and whoop anyones ass for no reason - the police are expected to protect and serve their fellow race, that being the human race.

Yes, the true problem lies within the person committing the crime and their upbringing, but if this particular person is out committing a crime and the police are called and they don't show up, or don't do anything when they arrive what kind of mess is that? It's ridiculous. Of course people are going to complain about that.

My God ...
Chi Town

Eden Prairie, MN

#7 Apr 8, 2008
Drink Kool aid and Dance? More like Drink 40s smoke crack and beat mokeys with bats
Midway madman

Bolingbrook, IL

#8 Apr 9, 2008
Can't have a good ghetto party without a good game of Whack-A-Mole......
west side cop

Springfield, IL

#9 Apr 9, 2008
Atiya wrote:
This is ridiculous, this world has far too many problems with crime and as much as I know that I need to be informed about it - it's depressing to hear/read about them.
I will most definitely be praying for his family.
From the article, it seems as if there was nothing that the kids could do in the area, so someone hosted a party for them. There needs to be a YMCA filled with mentors and tutors to get these kids involved in something other than fighting and committing crimes.
I'm very disappointed, as usual, in the police departments inside of the black communities that always seem to fail to do their jobs.
so its the police fault.so its our fault a bunch of young brothers can not control their behavior and bash each other with a baseball bat. maybe blame the young black men who can not control their behavior when the weather gets warm

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