Student stabbed on Delhi campus dies from stab wounds

Full story: Chicago Tribune

Tyshawn Bierria had been in critical condition at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown since the stabbing early Sunday in an apparent outdoor fight on campus at the State University College of Technology at Delhi, ...
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Iwasthere

Delhi, NY

#1 May 5, 2008
It should be noted somewhere in this article about the stabbing, and death of Tyshawn Bieirra that the assault that occurred had NO apparent connection to any gang activity. The charge of gang assault DOES NOT imply that individuals who did this were in anyway associated with a gang (Bloods, Crips, etc...) New York State law reads((-ยง 120.07 Gang assault in the first degree.
A person is guilty of gang assault in the first degree when, with
intent to cause serious physical injury to another person and when aided
by two or more other persons actually present, he causes serious
physical injury to such person or to a third person.
Gang assault in the first degree is a class B felony.))

To imply that Tyshawn Bierra was in any way associated with a gang is extremely insulting to his memory. To suggest that the individuals responsible for his murder were associated with any gang without proof at this point, is just poor journalism.
NAWEH

Forest Hills, NY

#2 May 6, 2008
i love you tyshawn bierra the hood loves and miss you ... smh why they had to take u away ty ..gone but neva forgotten tyshawn aka fly guy ty aka SWAGGAVELLI
Nikesha

Troy, NY

#3 May 6, 2008
R.I.P. Tyshawn. To the family know that God knows best, but you already know that. Now your loved one is with his creator, and there is no more pain and suffering. Find comfort in knowing that he is with he that looks over us all. Everything is according to Gods plan.
Renada

Hicksville, NY

#4 May 6, 2008
I went to high school with Tyshawn and he was NEVER involved in ANY gang smh

R.I.P TYSHAWN in my eyes you arent [ GONE ]Yet
Bierria

Jackson Heights, NY

#5 May 6, 2008
This is Tyshawns brother. I have read alot regaurding my brothers death. I must say i am shocked and literally sick at some of the comments being made. This very unfortunate situation was not a result of gang violence. Please do not believe everything that you read or see in the media. My brother was a honest and peaceful person. The violence in this country is out of control, another thing that is out of control is assumptions made because of a persons race or socioeconomic status. My brother did not have a violent history at all, and even if he did (which he didnt) no one deserves to be murdered in a senseless act of violence. You shouldnt have to know the victom to feel compassion. CHECK YOUR SELF, and reserve judgement for the higher power.
peanut

Bronx, NY

#6 May 7, 2008
was poppn ty you no you are loved my g ..stay up and stay strong
BROOKLYNTO

AOL

#7 May 7, 2008
i just want to say my prayers go out to tyshawns family,he will be miss for the love he had for everyone.
Michelle

Brooklyn, NY

#9 May 8, 2008
I went to St.Gabriel elementary school with Tyshawn and still kept in contact with him and he is a nice guy and would never get himself involved in such nonsense as a gang. He was a great person and loving also. I miss u TY and I love u....
DPelle

Springfield Gardens, NY

#10 May 8, 2008
To the Bierra Family I feel your pain. Every thing flashed back to Darryl and it has been hard for me to deal with. I know God is in control but when is all of the violence going to come to an end. Tyshawn has NEVER been in a gang and I do not like what is being said. If the media has nothing good to say Don't Say ANYTHING!!!!!!!!!
I guess Heaven needed another GOOD basketball Player.
We are truly family and we lover you all
Denise Pelle
Darryl Pelle's Mother
Tashi

New York, NY

#11 May 9, 2008
I can't believe this article at all! I went to school with Ty and he was a good guy, never had problems with anyone, and everyone liked him! He was the kind of person who is so easy to love and talk to. His mom raised him extremely well, he showed nothing but respect for others and he was a good person. He wasn't affiliated with any gangs or had any involvement with them, and It's really sad to see him go, and in such a horrible way. He didn't deserve that and now I feel like it's my mission to stop these things from happening. Ty will be missed and is and always will be loved. He hung out with a tight group of guys who loved him so much and was like his brothers, and they will definitely keep his memory alive! I just hope this article above will be corrected....
Tonisha

Astoria, NY

#12 May 9, 2008
My heart goes out to the Bierra family. Ty was such a good hearted person.. He was always smiling. Nobody cant say anything bad about Ty. He hung out with a close circle The D.I.P fam. and was always there if u needed him. I guess everything happens for a reason and god wanted to u to be with him. You are now in a better place looking down on everyone smiling. The hood will defintely keep ya memory alive.

Love you,
Tonisha aka Pretty Toni(name ty would always call me)

R.I.P FLY TY
mjc

Elizabeth, NJ

#13 May 13, 2008
I just heard about the death of this student on saturday night, but when I look it up and saw who it was I was very shocked (last person I would have thought) My first year I lived right next door to Tyshawn, never really said much to him or engaged in conversation with him but really seemed like a nice cool kid and very humble. I know there are plenty of people out there talking about gangs invovled with this crime but I'm almost 100% sure this kid was NOT in one. He was in the wrong place at the wrong time,(could have happened to anyone) this crap is happening everywhere in this country and will happen again to someone, It just seems like no body learns anymore about what happens in the past. Just knowing Tyshawn from seeing him on campus and in the dorms has made me really upset and I have been feeling some pain from this. I just wanna send my condolence to his family during this very hard time. Take Care.
MsB

Greenwich, CT

#14 May 14, 2008
I am an attorney. Gang Assault is the charge against the defendants and has nothing to do with the victim. The charge Gang Assault is saying the defendants acted as a gang, not that the victim was in a gang. The charge is to address a situation such as this where these thugs acted in a "gang" against one person.
Rene

Dallas, TX

#15 May 17, 2008
tyshawn was a real cool and humble dude. and i've known him for years andwasnt really that close. but all i know is that he didnt deserve this at all. he was at the wrong place at the wrong time. everyone that knows tyshawn knows that he was very sweet and sincere and would never hurt anyone. and this is such a sad situation. my condolences go out to the bierra family keep ya heads high remember tyshawn is in a better place looking down on all of his close friends and family members
Ms Lo Corona NY

United States

#16 May 19, 2008
To the Bierria Family,
Continue to keep the faith and know that GOD sits high and looks low. HE needed another ANGEL in heaven and took Tyshawn home out of harms way. Sharon you are a living testimony to how a MOTHER should be, the strength and fortitude you displayed during your time of sorrow was simply magnificent. You are truly a child of GOD, My prayers continue to be with you and your family.
Loretta Henderson
big diesal

Gaithersburg, MD

#17 May 20, 2008
yo ty man i am goin to miss u man yo i kno u in a betta place right now but all of us goin2 miss
ii 1 kuv man
diva

Flushing, NY

#18 Jun 7, 2008
R.I.P ty aka swaggavelli... for as long as i knew ty he was never a violent person he treated me with the greatest respect and we became good friends.. i will never forget u ty and u will always be in my heart. u were truly one in a million and a kind supporting person...u changed me in ways u dont know .real talk. u will always be apart of my spirit... to the family:im sorry for your lost but he is with his creator and he is at peace now
Cierra

Astoria, NY

#19 Jun 12, 2008
R.I.P Tyshawn aka Swaggavelli...i will miss you so much and you are our newest angel... I love you and i cant wait to see you soon muahhhzzzz
RIP

Ellenville, NY

#20 Jun 24, 2008
For the few years I've seen Tyshawn around I've never once got a bad impression of him. I actually thought he always stood out in a positive way. There was always something about him that made him shine. He was always smiling and having a good time with his friends. He seemed caring and genuine. Rest in peace.
tmoney tone lil fly boy t

New York, NY

#21 Aug 9, 2008
yo tyshawn was a good boy i cant beleive u gone i saw u 2 days before the incident so he wass a really cool guy R.I.P Purple hearted solidier so here u go Flyy Guy Ty a.k.a Swaggaveli D.I.P Family Get it done r.ip fly guy ty u wass da best so i will remember u from dis day on so u in a better place now swaggaveli Lives on R.I.P good byy stay up peace 1

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