Cops: Midtown victim partied before fall

Cops: Midtown victim partied before fall

There are 30 comments on the Atlanta Journal-Constitution story from May 12, 2010, titled Cops: Midtown victim partied before fall. In it, Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that:

The Florida man who plunged to his death from a Midtown apartment tower had been at a raucous party where there was cocaine and alcohol, according to the police report released Wednesday.

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Bardstown, KY

#21 Jan 9, 2014
Get this wrote:
<quoted text>
It's the old pizz bucket spewing crap. What a wretched piece of racist garbage
Unfeeling monster.
see thread from Pico Rivera on October 13, 2013 where he discusses an Olympic suicide event for whites.
Get this

Downey, CA

#22 Jan 9, 2014
Duh wrote:
<quoted text>
see thread from Pico Rivera on October 13, 2013 where he discusses an Olympic suicide event for whites.
Thanks for reminding people. Thanks for being a big fan and paying such close attention

Hillbilly Stadium Jumping hasn't made the Olympics yet but someday...
then kill him

Calhoun, GA

#23 Jan 9, 2014
Zachs Blood wrote:
This is difficult for me to write. For several years we have lived with this loss but it doesn't get any easier to wrap our minds around. There have been many rumors circulating amongst the kids associated with the land co-op in/near Atlanta and Jimmy's involvement in Zach's death. We hear from people with supposed firsthand knowledge yet NO ONE would go to the cops and tell what they knew. NO ONE who supposedly loved and admired Zach came forward with even a shred of evidence. They called Zach's mom non-stop with rumors and bits of info the cops could have used to arrest those involved, JImmy Velez, and the one still alive- JOEY MION. They call just when she started to cope and stir the pot again. Do any of you understand how much harder it makes it for her that you call incessantly yet NEVER went to the cops with this supposed 'breakthrough info'? Stories of JOEY MION claiming to have Zach's energy by killing him and his getting Zach's talisman bag yanked from his neck at a festival, stories of confession letters, stories of confessions to other people, stories of Jimmy being the one who injected the kid who OD'd with a hot dose and killed many stories yet none of you fucking coward did Zach's memory or legacy any justice by staying quiet. The kid Jimmy killed with an OD is on YOUR hands.
Jimmy and JOEY MION had the nerve to show up at Zach's wake gathering and pretend to mourn our loss. We sat face to face with those two scumbags and grilled them as they lied in our faces. That's right, JOEY MION, you remember that night. I told you then I wasn't buying that bullshit story. You killed a member of our family, you and that dead piece of shit Velez. Jimmy's mom getting killed was karmic vengeance, and a similarly horrific fate shall hopefully befall you. How dare you come into our home, our sanctuary, with your lies and Zach's blood on your hands. Fuck you for that.
I spoke right after Jimmy's suicide to the Atlanta PD and there was no note at the scene, but the Atlanta co-op kids claim he sent notes and apologies to people he felt needed to know certain facts. They are protecting him even in death by refusing to come forward. They are fucking cowards. The note(s) claim responsibility for Zach's and the OD kid's deaths. I do not doubt the letters' existence but the Atlanta PD told me they can do NOTHING unless YOU come forward. I ask you, in Zach's memory, to come forward with what you know.
Zach was a being of light. I mean that in more than some hokey, hippy dippy way. He was pure positivity and everyone he met was touched by it. It's just too bad you kids he knew in ATL are too fucked up chasing geometric realities wasted on DMT to understand how his family suffers in your silence. I'm not doubting the power of the Light, I'm separating your quest for divine reality from the cold, hard fact that Jimmy and JOEY MION threw him from a penthouse to his death and NONE of you did or said anything about it to the people who could have done something about it. That displays a profound disconnect between the love you profess for him and the facts of the matter.
From this point on, STOP calling Zach's mom unless you plan to go on record with ATL PD with something concrete. We cannot heal in this atmosphere of swirling and constant rumor without someone coming forward. Jimmy's death rids the universe of negative energy yet I would prefer he sat in prison to pay his eternal debt. JOEY MION can still pay the price if YOU have the fortitude to do the right thing.
I have words for JOEY MION: Fate is a fickle mistress and she spares none his due.
You're a pu*sy if you don't dispense street justice.

Tallahassee, FL

#24 Nov 20, 2014
Walkingstick wrote:
>>>>>>>Bl essings and Love to the Family and Friends of Zachary Thorton.
I did not know Zachary Thorton, and I never physically met him, but when I read an AJC article about what had happened at the 710 building in Midtown ATL, my attention was caught. I felt a deep sadness come into my heart shortly after my girlfriend found an AJC article about this on Twitter. Perhaps, this is because I see myself as being a lot like Zac. I too am a Being who is spiritual, artistic, peaceful, and loving person who feels connected with All my Relations, et cetera. Anyhow, I live in Decatur, GA, a neighborhood about 7 miles east of Midtown, Atlanta, and I occassionally take urban hikes around Atlanta, so I am very familiar with the area.
It's like Zachary was my Brother of something. I am still a bit confused about what happened, or why I am feeling what I am feeling. For some reason, I do not believe that he fell. I believe that there was foul play involved. Something just tells me that there is no way that he would, jump. Maybe he was looking at the largest skyscraper in Atlanta (Bank of America) from the window, perhaps sitting on the edgeand someone pushed him. I don't know. Why would someone who wants to make Earth a better place put friend and family through such pain. I don't believe that he jumped.
Anyhow, as I was driving home from work on Thursday, I passed the building and tears began to fall down my face, and chills ran across my arms. I asked myself, "Why am I feeling such sadness for someone that I know nothing about." My intuition tells me that it is because Zachary was a great Human Being who understood Love and who was spiritually connected.
Anyhow, I just want the family and friends to know that I went over to the site on Friday, walked around the entire buildning, and offered some sacred tobacco and prayers for Zachary.
I hope that Zachary has a safe journey. I know that he will be missed and I pray that the truth will come out.
We are all connected.
One Love & PEACE

I'm Zachary's little sister. You turned out to be right, all of us knew it. Zac was murdered. The man jimmy in the article killed himself leaving proof and admittance to the murder.
You are a sacred and wise creature to feel the earths truth. Thanks for speaking out.
Thanks for being in touch. One love.
~daisy jane.
Limp noodle

Grayson, GA

#25 Nov 21, 2014
Just a thought, maybe laying off the cocaine and booze may have also prevented this tragedy. Perhaps he was held down and all of this stuff was forced into his system against his will. Nah, I'm going with this a consequence of doing drugs and getting f--- up
sisterly love

Indianapolis, IN

#26 Dec 11, 2014
my eyes only wrote:
<quoted text>. My heart goes out to Zachary's mother and family and to you Brooke, I know exactly what you are going through. Did either you or his mother try to prove that he did not commit suicide and that there was foul play involved. I feel the police are too quick to call these deaths suicides instead of taking time to investigate and there are more murderers going free in Atlanta than people realize. Go and read jumper on Peachtree st. March 9th 2013 and then you can see I understand and how close these 2 cases are and Garrett did not jump to his death either I have had sessions like you and his mother also.
Like you I totally agree that the police are very quick to call these so call cases suicide, when in fact they are murder. Like Zachary's case someone contacted me who spoke Garrett following his murder and Garrett's wish to hiss family and friends is tp know that he did not chose to end his life that day, and wanted me to make it known to everyone that it was not his choice to die. The Atlanta police took the word of the man who I believe to have possibly killed a wonderful and beautiful person without even a full investigation. Getting a change on a death certificate from suicide to homicide is almost impossible.
an unbiased party

Atlanta, GA

#27 Jul 11, 2015
I never met Jah Tree, but I knew Slush better than many.
You describe Jah Tree as a being of the light.... did you even know Slush? Yes, he had dark parts like all humans do, but he worked every single day to work the light into everything he touched. I was not at that party, I do not know for certain what happened there. I know what Slush told me and how his eyes looked when he said it, I know he loved Jah Tree. I know that he missed him, that he mourned his death deeply. I know how hurt he felt that anyone would accuse him of ending the life of someone for whom he cared so deeply. I can say with absolute certainty that there was no suicide note left from Slush. If there were, perhaps the mothers of his children would have had some sort of explanation or closure. It is absolutely disgusting that anyone would insinuate that he would leave a note admitting to murder, but not a note to his beautiful daughters explaining his decision to leave this world prematurely.

I also know that both of these men are dead. I know that attempting to speak from a dead man's perspective is futile and disrespectful.

I know that I miss Slush every single day, just like the friends and loved ones of Jah Tree miss him every single day. Does it make it hurt any less to leave hateful lies and unprovable accusations plastered on the internet for anyone to read when they google "Jimmy Velez"? Does it make you miss Jah Tree less knowing that Slush's daughters may read this comment thread one day and live their lives thinking the father that they never had the pleasure of knowing was a murderer? Do you think Jah tree would want that for Slush's daughters?

If Jah Tree is anything like he is described here, I can promise you that he and Slush have already worked this out on the other side, regardless of what really went on the night that Jah Tree died.

Decatur, GA

#28 Jan 23, 2018
lighteredknot wrote:
jessica, police say Zac found out he couldn't fly as well as he thought he could while under the infleunce of cocaine and booze. I bet he was sorry for his action right before he hit the floor. We all must pay for our actions when we play.
Actually he was murdered so quit passing judgment. You know nothing about him. He was a victim. Anyone that knew him loved him dearly.

Calhoun, GA

#29 Jan 24, 2018
Jah Tree and Slush were both beautiful winged nuggets of wisdom flying from winking chocolate starfish portals.Once I was attending a seminar by Walking Stick Guy who was demonstrating his unique ability to accept a double drill press from Alabama Blacksnake and Albino Anaconda and we shared brights and lunar dusties about both of those cosmic suet cakes.When they intertwined the ability of Jah Tree to transmogrify the lining of the adrenal with the incredible skill of Slush as he trilocated his birth parents own placentas,it made Codeslip and her proof of the existence of Bark Bark Omega pale in comparison.Sleep in winky winks loving,sweet breath my Princes.Never and forever,your true streamer,Sorgonia.

Newark, NJ

#32 Tuesday Feb 20

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