Fight preceded Cherokee beating death

Fight preceded Cherokee beating death

There are 11 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Nov 11, 2008, titled Fight preceded Cherokee beating death. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

Josh Boatwright * [email protected] * published November 12, 2008 12:15 am Comments on Topix forums : CHEROKEE Federal investigators believe three people charged in the beating and stabbing death ...

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It figures

AOL

#1 Nov 12, 2008
And then on top of this they want alcohol in the casino?????
nativelana

United States

#2 Nov 12, 2008
yeah go figure. i mean after all they do sale alcohol in asheville and theres never any attacks there right? or waynesville, or sylva, or new york city or charlotte?? ohh i know stop the sale of alcohol at ingles, walmart, the local gas stations. if you want to relate the sale of alcohol at a casino a murder then you might as well shut down las vegas, reno, tahoe, monte carlo, atlantic city, etc.

let the cherokee people vote and decide if they want alcohol sold in their casino.
Native too

Princeton Junction, NJ

#3 Nov 12, 2008
nativelana wrote:
yeah go figure. i mean after all they do sale alcohol in asheville and theres never any attacks there right? or waynesville, or sylva, or new york city or charlotte?? ohh i know stop the sale of alcohol at ingles, walmart, the local gas stations. if you want to relate the sale of alcohol at a casino a murder then you might as well shut down las vegas, reno, tahoe, monte carlo, atlantic city, etc.
let the cherokee people vote and decide if they want alcohol sold in their casino.
I agree with you. Sell alcohol at the casino, Food Lion, and every store here. Then dump out a semi load of guns, knives, and other weapons (right in the middle of Cherokee). Within a year, we will eliminate ourselves.
Obie

Kernersville, NC

#4 Nov 12, 2008
What a bunch of cowards. 3-on-1 with three people armed and the victim unarmed. This is premeditated murder, and these savages must be put on death row.
ActiveLifeStyle- ist

United States

#5 Nov 12, 2008
It figures wrote:
And then on top of this they want alcohol in the casino?????
"they"? As if "they" are any different then you are (ie: a human being)? Get over yourself on that.

Sounds like "beer muscles" were the culprit... so let's keep that in perspective. It afflicts, well..., all guys that get together and start drinking. It's the reality of the situation.

The fight was predicated by alcohol, nothing different than what's happened in the past all over this land, whether in native american areas, white areas, black areas, or even purple or pink areas.
nativelana

United States

#6 Nov 12, 2008
i hate that there has to be violence anywhere in the world but i know it has been a problem since the beginnings of time. my wish for everyone is that each person be a good person and be good to one another. i know it can't be but its still my wish. i must say, i don't know many communities that go 3 years without a murder but i sure wish it would be forever. i thank you all for giving me the chance to express my opinoins here and for taking your time to read mine. i was just hurt by the first comment. i don't watch the news at night and say "oh well and they want to sell alcohol in the restaurants of downtown __" however i do respect the fact that everyone has their opinion. i don't even know how i feel about alcohol sales in the casino. i am conflicted myself.
LowLife Trash

Hiawassee, GA

#7 Nov 12, 2008
Bottom of the food chain.

“www.coppertoken. com”

Since: Sep 07

State of Confusion

#8 Nov 12, 2008
It is so sad that 4 young people lives are ruined. Violence is not the answer for violence. But let me ask if this had happened to your sister what would you do? My brother would have gone after someone too. Doesn't make it right. What is so sad is a young man is dead and 3 more lives are ruined. That isn't including the families who are impacted by this.

princess

Asheville, NC

#9 Nov 12, 2008
Obie wrote:
What a bunch of cowards. 3-on-1 with three people armed and the victim unarmed. This is premeditated murder, and these savages must be put on death row.
Agreed! That doesn't sound like much of a fight, does it? I'm thinking an ambush!
southernfried

Auburn, AL

#10 Nov 12, 2008
nativelana wrote:
yeah go figure. i mean after all they do sale alcohol in asheville and theres never any attacks there right? or waynesville, or sylva, or new york city or charlotte?? ohh i know stop the sale of alcohol at ingles, walmart, the local gas stations. if you want to relate the sale of alcohol at a casino a murder then you might as well shut down las vegas, reno, tahoe, monte carlo, atlantic city, etc.
let the cherokee people vote and decide if they want alcohol sold in their casino.
The Indian population has vote down time and time again alcohol sales. I think it is very clear they "DO NOT" want alcohol.

The last effort for alcohol was funded 100% by the casino without regard to what the masses wanted.

I think we all know it was about the profit/loss margins at the casino and "NOT" the health and well fair of the Cherokee people.

Thought, why not let Asheville, Sylva, Bryson City Maggie Valley Waynesville and all the other towns as you say, HAVE THEIR ATTACKS???? Why add the generally peaceful nation of Cherokee to this list just to serve the pleasures of a few????

“tracy”

Since: Mar 09

westfield pa

#11 May 19, 2010
It figures wrote:
And then on top of this they want alcohol in the casino?????
why blame it all on alcohol they still have meth and marijuana and cocaine and they still fight

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