Students mourn slain 14-year-old boy

Students mourn slain 14-year-old boy

There are 41 comments on the The Press-Enterprise story from Jun 1, 2010, titled Students mourn slain 14-year-old boy. In it, The Press-Enterprise reports that:

Grief crisis counselors are on campus today at Rancho Viejo Middle School in Hemet where students and staff are mourning the slaying of 14-year-old Ruben Alfaro.

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close enough to know

Las Vegas, NV

#21 Jun 7, 2010
Posts placed by mmm are correct. This boy Ruben was not a "documented" gang member, but all that means is he hadn't been caught by police YET. He was affiliated with scumb bag gang members and this is gang justice being practiced at its best. He and his friends did shoot at the "suspects" first and his killing is in fact retaliation to that incident happening THE DAY BEFORE. Now, I'm not saying it's right for him to die, the murder-s- deserve to go to jail, but let's stop playing the part of reflecting on Ruben's life as if this was an "out of the blue" thing to happen when in fact it was a thing DESTINED to happen with the path he was headed down.
Native of Hemet

Paradise Valley, AZ

#22 Jun 8, 2010
Society is going to hell.
fak the kid

Bellflower, CA

#23 Jun 8, 2010
lill gang banger good by
Arnold

Moreno Valley, CA

#24 Jun 9, 2010
fak the kid wrote:
lill gang banger good by
Live as a gangster, die as a gangster.
local

Bellflower, CA

#25 Jun 9, 2010
by lill crack head // dope dealing gang banger
local

Bellflower, CA

#26 Jun 9, 2010
Jay wrote:
Ruben We Miss You! Yea He Had Tattos And Peircings ! So What Im Pretty Freaken Sure A Lot Of teens Do !! Maybe All The People Talking Crap Didnt Have A Childhood !
He Was A Good Kid ! Not Related To gangs ! People Should Stop Making Things Up(:
R.i.P. Lil Moreno<3 We Love You And Miss You ! And im Here For Your Family ; Kids ; And GF !
I Love You ! And Ill See You Again Some Dayy <333
whats with the gang name Lil Moreno
Eli

Loma Linda, CA

#27 Jun 9, 2010
I am sorry for your loss to the Alfaro/Garcia family and all other family members, cause I know it does affect everyone… I think it does have to do with the parents though. Begining with the shooters parents…WTF!(you know who you are) Did you know where your child was??? That’s not fair!!! Not only to the shooter, but to the CHILD who was shot and was to be a potential father…I don’t get that either but… I hope this is a learning experience to all these Rancho Viejo Kids. He was someone special as you all are. It can happen to anyone. They said he was a straight A student, and the life of the party… he loved to dance, he was somebody very special!!! You all just need to make better decisions. My daughter didn’t know him. But she said “Mom, I dont understand?” That was hard for me to explain. So I truly feel for all of us. And I hope parents get more involved. Don’t rush these kids to grow up. They are kids! Know where they are and take the time to get to know their friends parents. I think it’s bullshit if you don’t. Your kids are a reflection of yourselves. Everyday is a learning experience… I learn every day just by talking to my kids and their teachers. Once again I wish the best to his son/daughter…Mom, I know this is hard for you(at ? age) but don’t be a statistic. Be strong and work hard. Good luck in life.
Read more: http://www.swrnn.com/southwest-riverside/2010...
why

Honolulu, HI

#28 Jun 10, 2010
mmm wrote:
ruben was not all innocent like u guys are making him out to be they shot first ..i know he should have not died and im sorry 4 his family my family is also sad because r family is now in jail for murder when those dumb little boys shoot first
why did this happens i am just a mom that wants to know why
WTH

Yorba Linda, CA

#29 Jun 10, 2010
What the hell is wrong with you people. Where's your heart? A child died. Who are you or anybody to judge anyone. You have no idea what was involved. You can never judge a book by it's cover, no matter what the color,race,lifestyle, whatever the case may be. You all are missing a point that this child is dead and the family is grieving. All I see here is pure hate. Nice, real classy.. what do you think that says about you? I'd be very careful about throwing stones from your glass house. I can't believe the hate that exists in this world. pointing fingers, blaming everyone. Take a real good hard look at your life before you judge anyone. I have no idea who this child was nor the family...that's not the point! We all will be judge one day, make sure you're ready. Hell isn't a joke!
it dont matter

Hesperia, CA

#30 Jun 11, 2010
mmm wrote:
ruben was not all innocent like u guys are making him out to be they shot first ..i know he should have not died and im sorry 4 his family my family is also sad because r family is now in jail for murder when those dumb little boys shoot first
if you think your family shouldnt be in jail then f... you,you have no sence if your family was so grown up witch they were 23 25 year old going after a 14 year old what dumb a.. and trust and belive your family time is coming you better live your life happy now you never know what going to happen or whos going to die next
opinion

Los Angeles, CA

#31 Jun 11, 2010
first of all all you people with your comments! need to step back and remember he was 14!!! we all want to blame the parents i uderstsnd. but this could happen to anyones child wrong place wrong time! this is a very hatefull world!!!!! we need to concentrate on our future for our children and granchildren. i worry about my little ones future constately, i even loose sleep about this topic.i pray that one day that we can live ........ in harmony!!!! may this 14 yr old boy be an example how easy kids fall into bad groups of people.and the price he had to pay for wrong decisions he had made in the past, but now he will nver be able to have had a chance to make a chnge.. so sad!!!
Pajet

Moreno Valley, CA

#32 Jun 11, 2010
yeah...he was only fourteen...dealing dope, shot first, had a kid and one on the way and a gangbanger....but he was only fourteen.

yeah if this little kid was still alive he would of jacked you as you were pumping gas or he would of broken into your house. Maybe he could of shot you and then some idiot can come on a message board and say..."how sad, the poor 14 year old.."
illegals out now

Anza, CA

#33 Jun 12, 2010
Child? 14? poor 14-year-old? How about future (if not present) GANG MEMBER? Not glad to see anyone gunned down at 14, but maybe a lot of future crimes prevented.

When will you dumbasses realize that kids are getting older WAY TOO QUICK, and suddenly get shocked into REALITY?

Right about NOW!

Let me guess, he was mexican, or of immediate mexican descent. His mom and dad were gang members, and didn't give a crap where he was. He found a "friend" in a gang, and decided it was better to hang with the gang than go home. He did something to rile up another gang or gang member, and paid with his life.

Same old story, over and over again.

Sorry for "their loss", but they will create more to take his place..........

This is why we working people pay so much in taxes!!!

Thanks.
why

Honolulu, HI

#34 Jun 12, 2010
sorry wrote:
this 14yr old boy was full of tattoos and had his face pierced and belongs to a local gang. why would the parents allow this at this age. I'm sorry for your loss, but we need to all be better parents. I was a teen mom my self there is no excuse we need to stop the cycle.
he had his mom and dad name on him
hemet

Bellflower, CA

#35 Jun 13, 2010
opinion wrote:
first of all all you people with your comments! need to step back and remember he was 14!!! we all want to blame the parents i uderstsnd. but this could happen to anyones child wrong place wrong time! this is a very hatefull world!!!!! we need to concentrate on our future for our children and granchildren. i worry about my little ones future constately, i even loose sleep about this topic.i pray that one day that we can live ........ in harmony!!!! may this 14 yr old boy be an example how easy kids fall into bad groups of people.and the price he had to pay for wrong decisions he had made in the past, but now he will nver be able to have had a chance to make a chnge.. so sad!!!
It isnt hate it is reality and you know the truth hurts just because
people see the truth in this subject means no one is gonna booo hoo over a some little turd reality check of life sh...t happens and some dont see the truth and reality of what happened
hemet

Bellflower, CA

#36 Jun 13, 2010
man who really cares just another dead stupid kid
now everyone cry's cops arrest parents for child abuse if they goto school and get a bruise
outside the house but never go after true
child neglect case's
illegals out now

Anza, CA

#38 Jun 14, 2010
Bye-bye. Thanks for dying! A lot of violence has just been prevented. Now, let's find the pieces of $hit that kiled him, and do the same to them!
sorry

United States

#39 Jun 14, 2010
why wrote:
<quoted text> he had his mom and dad name on him
What difference does it make if he had his parents names on him, he was 14 years old. You cannot get a tattoo at that age at a tattoo shop. So that means he got them in the streets. That's something to be proud of.
Brittany fuller

Los Angeles, CA

#40 Jul 14, 2010
I knew him :'[
Selena

Pacoima, CA

#41 Nov 10, 2013
Actually I was there when he got killed I'm his cousin and he was a good kid he has no kids and yea he had tattoos and piercing what's your point some of you have no life's to be on here putting down a 14 year old who was just killed your saying his parents failed at parenting your moms must have did a shittier job cause he'd never disrespect anyone the way you piece of shits do so why don't you stop putting down a 14 years old and go get a fucking life!
Love you Ruben no matter what your always on our minds!

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