Mom of teen accused in Silvis stabbin...

Mom of teen accused in Silvis stabbing defends son

There are 19 comments on the WQAD story from Mar 16, 2010, titled Mom of teen accused in Silvis stabbing defends son. In it, WQAD reports that:

Monday night Shawn Gano Jr., 23, told News 8 he and friends were watching a fight at Schadt Park, when a group of African-American teens turned on him.

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gary

Iowa City, IA

#1 Mar 16, 2010
It doesn't make sense that adults would go up to the park with weapons looking to jump kids.(It sounds kind of fishy to me). I know for a fact that the weapons were brought by the gang of black kids. How can it be that 4 white adults take on 20-30 black kids that brought their own weapons such as bats and of course knives? If he has a heart condition why was he there fighting in the first place? Why would the victim has so many stab wounds if he had a bat. He has stab wounds on his arms from defending his face from a bat that they had. If I had a bat I would not have gotten stabbed. Tell me what you think.
gary

Iowa City, IA

#2 Mar 16, 2010
I feel as if they are making up stories because they don't want him to be punished as he should be. If my child did this I would still love him but he would have to face the consequences of his actions. Him saying that he did it in defense is a made up story because he is the one that stabbed the victim 14 times and that shows me that he was trying to kill him and he needs the maximum punishment.
Mike

Cedar Knolls, NJ

#3 Mar 17, 2010
14 stab wounds in self defense? Why so many times, 15 young adults, couldn't handle one man so they had to repeatedly stab him not once but 14 times?
Mike

Cedar Knolls, NJ

#4 Mar 17, 2010
Whats really sad is if a white man stabs a black man its automatically called racial violence but if the tables are turned around and the white guy gets attacked stabbed by a group of back people, the blacks say no way was it racially motivated. The truth will come out in court and we will see who the aggressor truly is in this crime. 14 stab wounds and its self defense. Yeh right!
Anonymous

Tiffin, IA

#5 Mar 17, 2010
I find it unlikely that the two white guys tried fighting a group of black people. The parents of both races need to teach their children not to hate, this doesn't only apply to white people. We need to listen to the victim who is lying in the hospital with a collapsed lung and fourteen stab wounds. Who knows if he will even make it at this point. Its clearly racism since they were referencing to him as a white boy while attacking him. That is racism. That is hate. Charge the group with a hate crime and attempted murder. It's clear as day, no excuses or take backs.
pised

Iowa City, IA

#6 Mar 17, 2010
sorry to say blacks cant fight 1 on 1 they are pussey tring to jump 4 white boys with 20-30 people not fair and stabb 1 14 times the only way to call this racised and should be charged to the maxium temp to murder and go to prisen for a very long time
tom

Geneseo, IL

#7 Mar 17, 2010
yeah right! 14 times to try to get away! if the tables were turned this guy that got cut 14 times would be up on hate crime charges!
Tracy

United States

#8 Mar 17, 2010
why is the stabber only charged with battery? I fel he should be charged with a hell of alot more than that!! Attempted murder would be sufficant. That kid got caught and wants to cry self defense!! HAHA the messed up part about it is 2 years ago when the gano boys supposedly jumped her son they were in colorado!!!! Try again!! I'm glad they arrested that kid and ihope they put him away for the rest of his natural born life you dont stab someone 14 times and get away with it! Keep cryin self defense!! and as for the other ones i feel they should be charged as well!!
yellatn

Rock Island, IL

#9 Mar 17, 2010
Why are the parents of this teen and others that were there calling this 17 year old a child? He is old enough to know the difference between right and wrong and know that he is trying to kill someone by stabbing them 14 times. He is NOT a child. I bet the justice system will do what it does best in this situation and let this hoodlum out with a slap on the wrist. In 3-5 years we will hear about him again and this time he will have killed someone. I'm sorry if I had a bat there is no way someone is going to stab me 14 times. Stupid, the story is complete BS.
silvis resident

Rockford, IL

#10 Mar 18, 2010
as ive heard this is a common thing for the victim and his brother they have been in fights with bats before around silvis i have talked to some people around the park area and they said yes the victim does walk a pitbull sometimes two
the satbber markell williams said he has a heart condition and if he was hit with a bat the would affect his heart what if he was just caught in the middle of all this happening and he did have to use self defense to get out of the situation
i think the media makes everyone think this was a race attack and it was only black males involved but that not what it looks like everday i past the park i see white, hispanic,african american, and plenty other teens playing
chuck willa wonka

Bettendorf, IA

#12 Mar 18, 2010
frist of all my brother was an all star athlete and at fourteen had to get a defillbulator on his heart so emotionally hes been going thru alot as well as my family dealing with the passing of my uncle and my grandmother on my moms birthday last year...my brother was at the wrong place at the wrong time...he is a smart intelligent nice kid who loves his family,loves dancing a great dancer some compare with mike jackson and chris brown in one,i'm not saying he right for what hes done....but keep your thoughts to yourself because were all hurting for this alltercation i lost a brother to some bs and i know his family is hurting too but he needs to tell the truth...he was the adgressor
klu klux klan killa

Bettendorf, IA

#13 Mar 18, 2010
him and his brothers and gang buddies.....i know the truth because the streets talk and they say gano and his brother and gang friend started something and got they a$$ kick......lol...pick the wrong fight with the wrong [email protected]@a.lol..hahaha that shyt...tracy from, silivis,i mean rockford
amy

Iowa City, IA

#14 Mar 19, 2010
hello, are you guys toooo dumb to see the real point!! a person was stabbed 14 times, by want to be gangbangers, they think it cool to fight with weapons...well its not!!! he needs to go to prison of life and lets all pray to god he does, that could have been a 10 year old boy that got stabbed and died.no so called teenagers should be at the park with knifes,is it a crime yes..is it a crime to walk your dog in the park no....and if mr gano had a bat do you really think we would have got stabbed 14 times!!! the news even said he was stabbed in the back, it sounds like he was running for his life. eyewitnesses said there was more then 30 people figting against 4 white boys...eye witnesses that came forward on the news hello open your eyes!!! white or black should not matter . what matters is a person almost died that night, and the person that almost killed him should be punishd before he gets out and repeats his actions and kills achild !!!! mr gano is very lucky to be alive and will suffer im sure for the rest of his life over some punks at the park.
whole thing is sad

United States

#15 Mar 22, 2010
Im very glad that the truth is coming out that 23 year old victim was NOT just walking by with his dog and was attacked, he was there for the explicit intention of getting in a fight with 16 and 17 year old kids. As to the accusation of racism, does anyone ever listen to teenage children speak these days, everyone of them I hear always say "this black boy/girl, or this white boy/girl, this mexican boy/girl" did this, that or the other. Apparently these terms are descriptive of the person, NOT racial slurs like the press and the victim are trying to portray. The whole situation is very sad for the victim and the accused.

Since: Dec 09

Iowa City, IA

#16 Apr 7, 2010
WOW SO I GREW UP IN THAT NEIGHBOR HOOD NEVER WAS THIS GOING ON PERSONALLY ISNT PARKS FOR KIDS FIRST OF ALL .....I KNOW MY SON WENT SEE MY GMA A FEW TIMES WENT TO THE PARK TO BE PRETTY MUCH PUSHED OFF THE BASKETBALL COURT SO OLDER ONES CAN PLAY .....MAN BLOWS MY MIND ....WOW AND SILVIS WAS ALWAYS A QUIET CLOSE TOWN WHAT HAPPENED .....IT NEEDS TO GO GO BACK PARKDS ARE FOR KIDS AND THEY NEED SOMEONE TO MONITOR THE PARK AND MAKE THESE GROWN UP SO TO THE Y OR WELL WHERE EVER ....N TO THINK LETS CUT COPS N TEACHERS AND SEE WHERE IS IS GONNNA BRING EVERYONE ....WELL HOPE ALL IS BETTER...THIS IS WHERE ALL OF THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE LIVED THERE FOR EVER NEED TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE AND TALK TO SOMEONE
THE BEST

Iowa City, IA

#17 Apr 9, 2010
OK LIKE THEY SAID WHY WOULD 3 ADULTS BE UP AT A PARK LOOKING 4 A FIGHT DUH CUZ THEY AINT GOT SHIT ELSE TO DO MARKELL WAS ONLY TRYING TO PROTECT HIMSELF (WHICH HE DID) AND NOW EVERYBODYS TRYIN TO SAY BLAK OR WHITE NAW NEVA DAT ITS RUN UP GET DONE UP HE CLAIMS HE WAS WALKIN BY THE PARK OK COME ON NOW WHO WALKS BY THE PARK WIT A PITBULL AND A BASEBALL BAT COMMON SENSE IF HE SAW THE FIGHT AND ALL THE SO CALLED 30 BLAK PEOPLE JUMPING 1 PERSON WOULDNT HE TRY TO HELP AND CALL THE POLICE I HAVE NO SYMPOTHY 4 THAT KID HE GOT WAT HE WAS LOOKIN 4 HE IS A DIRTY SCUMBAG FULL OF SHIT LYIN 4 NO REASON BE CAREFUL WAT YHU WISH 4 FREE MARKELLL!!!!!!!!!!
are you really that dumb

Iowa City, IA

#18 May 3, 2010
WHO CARES WHAT COLOR EVERYONE WAS!?! THE POINT IS THAT SOMEONE WAS STABBED.. WHAT IS THE RELEVANCE OF THEIR SKIN COLOR?
Mrman

Rockford, IL

#19 Jul 21, 2010
You all don't understand he was a kid and if you knew him you would know he wasn't up there to fight the group of kids that he was with go to the park to hang out but yes people start stuff with them and they know how to protect themselves also if you don't believe that adults try fighting kids then you don't know how messed up this city is because i myself have been jumped and threatened it is not safe out here i can't even walk the streets without feeling like someone is looking for me or I'm going to run into someone that wants to get me that man was there to start problems he ain't so innocent just because he is sitting in a hospital bed and markel is in jail I'm going to have to agree with "THE BEST" on this one !FREE MARKEL!
mar

Chicago, IL

#20 Jul 23, 2010
I think those of you who were not there, should stop having opinions. I was told that he ran to the police and told them he cut someone, that does not sound like your hardened criminal to me. I am in my fifties and I would have ran the other way and swore up and down that I did not do it, knew nothing about it.
I have a question, does it make sense for someone to walk up and stab another person they don't even know without cause.?

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