Student was fearless dancer with love...

Student was fearless dancer with love for life

There are 22 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jun 19, 2008, titled Student was fearless dancer with love for life. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Joseph Sodd III performed with the Cornish Dance Theater in choreographer Bill Evans' "Mixin' It Up" in November 2007.

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InSeattle

Seattle, WA

#1 Jun 19, 2008
Thank you.
ellis

Eau Claire, WI

#2 Jun 20, 2008
Mpls is so dangerous these days it's no wonder more and more people are choosing to stay away.
wtf

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Jun 20, 2008
Yet another innocent life snuffed of by the criminal mentality.
thissucks

Burnsville, MN

#5 Jun 20, 2008
Another innocent person murdered senselessly. I do have one question. Am I the only one that's never seen fearless used as an adjective to describe a dancer? I guess I don't see it.
suburbanite

United States

#6 Jun 20, 2008
Murderapolis.
orch dork

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Jun 20, 2008
you should have seen the things Joe could do. He used his body with fearless abandon, very artistic and amazingly athletic. I met him last summer in a show we did together. I saw him at auditions for the next summer show a little over a week ago. Shocked. I am absolutely shocked.
Mnnative

Rochester, MN

#8 Jun 20, 2008
My heart goes out to family, friends and associates of this man. This is just horrible.

In the article is states that he drove all around on his moped. Was he on it that night and where is it if he was? I understand that the police are slow to release specifics of a crime so that it does not impede the investigation. Did this young talented man die because someone had to steal his moped. It is so sad.
James

United States

#9 Jun 20, 2008
The only thing that matters is that a talented, special, young life has been taken from us.
Don’t use Joe’s death as an excuse to spread your racist poison “pumpkin”, that’s not the kind of person that I saw in him. Instead maybe we should all learn a lesson about life from Joe’s father who has already stated that he forgives whoever did this. If we could all spend less time hating each other and more time on compassion and loving life the way that Joe did… well maybe there would not be as many senseless tragedies in our
world.
pumpkin

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Jun 20, 2008
James wrote:
The only thing that matters is that a talented, special, young life has been taken from us.
Don’t use Joe’s death as an excuse to spread your racist poison “pumpkin”, that’s not the kind of person that I saw in him. Instead maybe we should all learn a lesson about life from Joe’s father who has already stated that he forgives whoever did this. If we could all spend less time hating each other and more time on compassion and loving life the way that Joe did… well maybe there would not be as many senseless tragedies in our
world.
Didn't say a thing about race. I don't hate anyone. I hate evil and those that are evil, and the person that did this to this young man that I don't even know, is evil, because that same evil person could do this to my child. My whole point is that this world is filled with evil people who are roaming about the world looking for people to destroy, just like the devil, and there isn't a thing anyone can do about it, and I really doubt your "kung fu love everybody karma healing rays" are going to do anything for anyone. EVERYDAY we are seeing stories like this in MPLS/STPAUL. EVERYDAY. It isn't about "loving each other", it is about "saving each other" and compassion aint going to have sheat to do with it.
Enough is enough

Omaha, NE

#11 Jun 20, 2008
Pumpkin - you are so right. The senseless taking of life has to stop. We need help preventing these events. It doesn't seem like anyone is safe anymore. It seems like people that murder always seem to choose those that have the most to contribute to society and life in general. It makes my heart sad to read these types of articles. Too bad the evil people aren't born with an enormous "E" on their forehead so we all know to stay away!
James

United States

#12 Jun 20, 2008
“When the POS is found that murdered this young man, I'll start taking bets on his, hm lets say, cultural heritage. We all know there is one specific group out running around MURDERING men, WOMEN, and CHILDREN for NO REASON right now.”

You’re right, you never used the word race.
love of dance

Campbell, CA

#13 Jun 20, 2008
There is a memorial service for Joseph being held at the Triple Rock Social Club on June 22 at 5pm

http://www.triplerocksocialclub.com/shows/#22...
wtf

South Saint Paul, MN

#14 Jun 20, 2008
Still no suspects named.
Albatross

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Jun 21, 2008
pumpkin wrote:
Didn't say a thing about race.
But you said...
pumpkin wrote:
When the POS is found that murdered this young man, I'll start taking bets on his, hm lets say, cultural heritage. We all know there is one specific group out running around MURDERING men, WOMEN, and CHILDREN for NO REASON right now.
So you're a liar, as well as a coward and a racist. Don't pretend because you tippytoe around your bigotry we can't see it.
Unfortunately, the fear you display IS the problem. Your fear, your anger, is the problem, not the solution. I pity you.
We don't yet know who killed my neighbor's son, nor why. Whatever "reason" law enforcement find, it will not make any sense. But rather than celebrating Joe and his all-too-brief life, you've managed to turn this into a conversation about YOU, and your twisted, frightened little view of the world.
Please scurry away with your cowardice and your rage and leave the rest of us to mourn and celebrate in peace.
Elizabeth

Minneapolis, MN

#16 Jun 21, 2008
I only met Joe a couple time, but I am friends and spent every afternoon with Joe's brother Alden at the Perpich Center. Joe was such an influence to Alden in dance, and not only was Joe an amazing dancer, but an amazing person as well. He visited the dance classroom a couple times this year with such energy and happiness that he seemed invincible to anything that would come his way. I only met Joe a few times, but I know that he will be missed incredibly by all who knew him. The dance world will also miss a young man who could have become the next Gene Kelly or Merce Cunningham.
Lisa

Andover, MN

#17 Jun 21, 2008
As Joe's (Booge's) cousin I would like to express my thanks to all of you that have shared your stories and love of such a great man. It does help us knowing that he touched so many and that so many truly appreciate him. All that love Joe are experiencing a tremendous loss. Weather you saw Joe daily or annually you felt you were in the presence of greatness. I hope these hateful actions stop, I hope another family won't experience this devasting loss, I hope people start to practice peace to each other and our earth, I hope people can learn respect, I hope you can all celebrate Joe, I hope someone tells me this was all a horrible nightmare.
Naxos

United States

#18 Jun 21, 2008
pumpkin wrote:
When the POS is found that murdered this young man, I'll start taking bets on his, hm lets say, cultural heritage. We all know there is one specific group out running around MURDERING men, WOMEN, and CHILDREN for NO REASON right now. And I bet this comes back to be a robbery. Just think of all the innocents MURDERED right now in this city, regardless of their race or sex, that had their lives snatched away by these animals. And what is the best MPLS can do right now? Idling laws for vehicles? Minority contracts for the highest bidders? More money for schools? NEVER MIND that Murderapolis is raging its ugly head again.
Well said. Of course the usual crybabies will insist your opinion is a crime while the murder itself is understandable if committed by a black-criminal-american.
Lisa

Andover, MN

#19 Jun 21, 2008
Just a little P.S.----Your loving stories help me to know my cousin even better, thank you. I am so thankful to the good samaritans that were with Joe and got him help. I am comforted to know Joe was not alone. I would like to meet and thank you. You showed compassion and love for a stranger, more of what this world needs. I beleive in Karma and I know you have alot of good coming your way, and probably your own guardian angel by the name of Joe. Hey - and for any of you that were fortunate enough to know Joe's grandma, my aunt Nancy......beleive me the two of them are up there together!They are having a fantastic time, in a great place, happy, dancing, laughing, and sorry for all of us having to experience the hate and tradgedy that is here on earth. Aunt Nancy gives us rainbows to remind us of her, I look forward to see what beauty Joe will give to us. Find peace in knowing Joe is in great company, even though he will be missed by all. Whatever happened to "Peace on Earth"? We need to start living some of the lyrics of the late 60's and 70's. Imagine........
Allie

Vancouver, WA

#21 Jun 23, 2008
thissucks wrote:
Another innocent person murdered senselessly. I do have one question. Am I the only one that's never seen fearless used as an adjective to describe a dancer? I guess I don't see it.
If you knew him, you would understand - no questions asked. I knew Joe personally and "fearless" sums him up in a nutshell. I can see how you'd be confused though.
wow

Minneapolis, MN

#22 Jun 23, 2008
What are the Minneapolis Police doing? Are there really no leads to finding Joesphs killer?

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