Man, 28, shot to death outside bar

There are 39 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from May 22, 2008, titled Man, 28, shot to death outside bar. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

A 28-year-old man was shot to death early Thursday morning after a dispute near a bar on South Division.

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GRRitated

Wayland, MI

#1 May 22, 2008
Looks like police already had mug shots of the late Mr. Simmons.
rock

United States

#2 May 22, 2008
yup, all they do at those clubs is pick girls and get drunk and high..this weekend there will be another shooting at some club....
Tyronne Shoelaces

Raleigh, NC

#3 May 22, 2008
GRRitated wrote:
Looks like police already had mug shots of the late Mr. Simmons.
Public Improvement???
JUSTICE

United States

#4 May 22, 2008
Imagine that? And a shooting outside a bar on Division Ave...what is the GR coming to?
Kim in gr

Detroit, MI

#5 May 22, 2008
JUSTICE wrote:
Imagine that? And a shooting outside a bar on Division Ave...what is the GR coming to?
It's coming to a point where we will all need some form of personal protection. This is crazy.
Dwayne

Detroit, MI

#7 May 22, 2008
He is a Parolee and should not have been at the bar to begin with, according to his terms of Parole. Not an excuse to shot him by any means, but he should not have been there.
whatever

Grand Rapids, MI

#8 May 22, 2008
you know Scott your simply nothing but predictable...I knew the second I read this story your back woods, idiot b-hind would post something like what you have said. And since you are throwing stone at everyone...how are things in Allegan??? Any new Meth labs pop up or are you cooking it as we speak! Your an awful person and I wish that wood tv 8 would block you!!!!!!!!!
Julie from GR

United States

#9 May 22, 2008
GRRitated wrote:
Looks like police already had mug shots of the late Mr. Simmons.
Yes, OTIS says that he is on parole for a drug charge and had a carjacking charge also. Looks like he had like 13 alias's too. See, but our state let's drug dealers out on their earliest out date but keeps others with more minor charges. Can't figure that out!
Reality Check

New York, NY

#10 May 22, 2008
Scott:
You might be on to something! I say we build a wall around the SE side and just let them all kill each other! That way everyone on the outside will be safe and the problem will fix itself! Money and innocent lives saved, it's a win-win!

Whatever:
Find something else to get worked up about other than some poster on the news website!! You wouldn't to have a heart attack due to stress because of Scott! How about ole Jenny's predictability (everything she says is a lie)?
whatever

Grand Rapids, MI

#11 May 22, 2008
Jenny who? like my name says WHATEVER all he types on here is horrible awful things regardless of the situation. I am not all worked up about it, I feel bad for the families who might read these things...and he could care less...but Karma sucks and he'll get his too!
Mike

Allendale, MI

#12 May 22, 2008
It's a good thing they don't have a Casino in Grand Rapids, imagine how many more people would be getting shot. Good thing the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce is against that Wayland Casino.
Reality Check

New York, NY

#13 May 22, 2008
Whatever:
I was referring to our wonderful Gov. Lighten up. Freedom of Speech is still a freedom...

Mike:
When was the last time you heard of anyone getting shot at a casino? It mostly retirees on bus tours!
B-I-G

Grand Rapids, MI

#15 May 22, 2008
Well, either way that is sad. Economy is bad. These issues are a trickle down effect from no/poorly paying jobs in the area. people self-medicating themselves at local watering holes only to come out and get shot. Most likely wouldn't have had drug and carjacking charges if he was employed at GM or Steelcase, but they don't seem to be hiring. So whether it's B on B or scum on scum or someone setting up a meth lab to support their family or habit, it all comes from the deteriorating economy in West Michigan as a whole...look at the big picture.

RCE

“RCE”

Since: Jun 07

Grand Rapids

#16 May 22, 2008
Look at a map. The whole SE side of Grand Rapids is not gang infested and littered with drug dealers.
grieving sister

West Bloomfield, MI

#17 May 22, 2008
I think alot of you all just talk to hear yoursevles talk.Reguardless of if he was a criminal or not he didn't deserve what happened to him.And the cowards these days don't know how to stop the gun violence,they feel like that is the only way to solve a problem.By the way that was my brother and I feel like if you don't have anything good to say then don't say anything at all.At least respect us (the fam)and stop writing down nasty things give us a chance to GRIEVE.....please!
Yosef

Swartz Creek, MI

#18 May 22, 2008
Scott wrote:
Hey, as long as they keep it B on B and scum on scum shootings/stabbings and what have you, I won't complain...
You're ignorance is forgiven
alnisa brooks

Benton Harbor, MI

#19 May 22, 2008
That was my cousin, and no matter what you guys say he didnt deserve to get shot, 4 nothing at all and at clubs now a days.secrutiy should check 4 guns 2 make it safe 4 people.
alnisa brooks

Benton Harbor, MI

#20 May 22, 2008
That was my couisn. and security should be in those bars now-a-days 2 check 4 guns.
grieving sister

West Bloomfield, MI

#21 May 22, 2008
Scott wrote:
Hey, as long as they keep it B on B and scum on scum shootings/stabbings and what have you, I won't complain...
You are the scum,what do you mean it's okay as long as it's b on b?You are as ignorant as all of the other K.K.K. members.COM E TO G.R. on any side of town and you'll get what's coming to you.
whatever

Grand Rapids, MI

#29 May 22, 2008
grieving sister wrote:
I think alot of you all just talk to hear yoursevles talk.Reguardless of if he was a criminal or not he didn't deserve what happened to him.And the cowards these days don't know how to stop the gun violence,they feel like that is the only way to solve a problem.By the way that was my brother and I feel like if you don't have anything good to say then don't say anything at all.At least respect us (the fam)and stop writing down nasty things give us a chance to GRIEVE.....please!
I am so sorry for your loss, please forgive these people!

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