Teen fatally shot in Baldwin Park

There are 143 comments on the San Gabriel Valley Tribune story from May 4, 2008, titled Teen fatally shot in Baldwin Park. In it, San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports that:

A 16-year-old boy was shot and killed in a residential neighborhood Saturday, authorities said.

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Poster of The Truth

Pleasanton, CA

#24 May 6, 2008
PFH wrote:
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Thats kind of a insensitive thing to say dont you think? I have the impression that you assume that all young hispanic males are involved in gang activity. A young life was taken as a result of senseless violence end of story.
Saying it so we can all learn from it. I'm tired of watching people die.

I know most people are not gang members.
victor

Calabasas, CA

#25 May 6, 2008
ICE-ICE Baby wrote:
We need to have INS/ICE start mass deportations and stop American companies from hiring mexican illegal aliens. These gang shootings woold drop dramtically, there are too many latino gang members who are illegal aliens or the kids of illegal aliens. California spend billions on jails for too many mexican gang members. And of course the biggest prison gang is the mexican mafia who controls most of the mexican street gangs.
good point. but the u.s. government has failed at this. they try to do sweeps here and there but cannot stop or control the problem. the u.s. government has ignored this problem for decades. it's too much of a problem now to stop the illegals. once they cross the border they are staying for good in the u.s. even if you deported them who is going to fill in those $6.75 an hour jobs. the whites? i don't think so. this is the main reason why they don't crackdown on immigration. the whites want it this way. the politicians talk about cracking down but they haven't done anything just yet. it's just talk.
Patriot Man

Los Angeles, CA

#26 May 6, 2008
anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>listen idiot the person who life was taken didnt deserve he was just a kid so cut that f**ken b@#$hit coming out ur ignorant ass
Don't get me wrong, Anonymous. I do feel bad for innocent victims, but don't mistake me for being ignorant. This gang crap has gone on long enough. Feeling bad for someone doesn't cut it. Time to shake these monkeys out of the trees and serve up some justice....the old fashioned way.
This kid was a victim, but must have looked worthy of being shot at. Maybe these innocent kids should not be dressing and talking like stupid gangsters...if that was the case.
Angel Pallares

Crestline, CA

#27 May 6, 2008
This 16 year old boy was and is my brother. I will forever have him in my heart. He was loved by everyone that knew him. He was not just a good kid, he was a great kid full of joy. You would never see him down. My brother brought laughter and joy to everyone around him. He left this world unfairly. He was taken from me with no reason. At least now I know he is in a better place. Jose, Love you little brother. Know that you will always be in our hearts and thoughts. See you when I get there.
clearly

Los Angeles, CA

#30 May 6, 2008
jesse wrote:
black people fight for all to be the same even mexicans look after you robbed the land of blackfoots you stold it from mexicans so the only theif here is you kkk look if the raza were not here the kkk would all eat dog shit look say brown and proud
Racist illiterate.
Hernandez Family

Irvine, CA

#31 May 6, 2008
Those that new Jose perez, will have spent all weekend trying to figure out what the hell happened, and why? this was a senceless act of pure cowardness, they will be judged! this should not have happened. Jose was like my son. He was a part of our family is and always will be. Its a shame and brings me to tears to see and read what is being said about the events this past weekend. I sure hope this doesn't happen to your family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Perez and Pallares family.
Poster of The Truth

Pleasanton, CA

#34 May 7, 2008
Okay I think that was way too many 3's place of e's.

Would it hurt you to actually write without trying to draw attention to the fact that you are so "artistic", trendy" and "unique".

It completely took away from your nice comments...
frank

Las Vegas, NV

#35 May 7, 2008
it is very sad another young person died due to gang violence. what's worst is the different races pointing the finger at who and what is to blame. some talk about manson,ted bundy,dahmer....
notice though when a white man is caught,whites wont defend the criminal but actually sentence them to death or life in prison.when some talk about the kkk, most whites laugh at those hill billy,backwards lames.i really think we need to look at the problems as one race, the american race. this is the only color we should see. because the things that are affecting me are the same things that are affecting all of us.
clearly

Los Angeles, CA

#36 May 7, 2008
frank wrote:
notice though when a white man is caught,whites wont defend the criminal but actually sentence them to death or life in prison.when some talk about the kkk, most whites laugh at those hill billy,backwards lames.i really think we need to look at the problems as one race, the american race. this is the only color we should see.
Amen to that.
Hernandez Family

Irvine, CA

#37 May 8, 2008
clearly wrote:
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Amen to that.
Frank I think you're right. And what we really needto see and happen, is everyone coming together to find a solution to thwe problems we are facing, the violence that has happened within the past 2 years is insane. BP residents need to come together and stand up for whats right. Nothing is being done, someones killed, draw up the police report and the case goes cold. What about investigating,witnesses, as I understand it by reading about all the violence in BP nothing is being done. The violence needs to stop NOW, we need to SCREAM it out LOUD " WE HAD ENOUGH" even if this means re-electing a NEW BP Mayor, or city councel. Enough is enough! Even if it takes us a long time, we cannot forget about our "Falling Angels" we love you Honey! you will not be forgotten...Jose XXOO
RichRollin

United States

#38 May 8, 2008
A Family Friend wrote:
You guys are so pathetic writing comments about illegals and deportation. First of all I personally new him and he wasn't a gangmember and his family is not illegal. People die everyday just by being in a place at the wrong time. Yes, gangs are aweful and are destroying out community, but you have to remember every race as a gang and this certainly does not have to do with racism. Have respect for his family that lost a youngman if you don't have anything nice to write keep your comments to yourself.
The house he was at is a tweaker and Nut Sacker hang out. I feel for his family, but this all could have been avoided. If he was at that pad he was probably up to no good.
Hernandez Family

Irvine, CA

#40 May 9, 2008
RichRollin wrote:
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The house he was at is a tweaker and Nut Sacker hang out. I feel for his family, but this all could have been avoided. If he was at that pad he was probably up to no good.
"Rich Rollin"
Maybe you know something we don't know? or better yet, maybe you know period! the fact that you say the S%@$ coming out of your mouth is absolutely ridiculous. Jose was not a what you call" Teaker" let alone " "Nutsacker" are you one of those? Did you know him? you must live in the area, thanks for the info...What do you call yourself? "Rich Rollin" sounds like a "Tweaker, Nutsacker" to me!..... Read the news.....you might learn something from it....
erica

Whittier, CA

#41 May 9, 2008
first of all my heart goes out to the family..
and to poster of the truth...R. meanst rest,I. in ,P,piece! its not a gang thing!
We Love u Jose

La Puente, CA

#42 May 9, 2008
First of all RIP and the word "Fool" is not gang related. What makes you come up with something so ignorant like that? do you know exactly what “RIP means? It seems like you don’t so just FYI to you, It means “REST IN PEACE”. Fool?? That’s another gang related word? OMG you got to be kidding me. You have no idea about gang language. So that means I’m a gang member as well because I sometimes use fool in my vocabulary when I’m joking around with friends… I would never want to wish a death of a young teenager in your family it’s the worst feeling for his family and specially his parents. I feel very sorry for ignorant people like you that write comments like this:“you can't be shocked when the chickens come home to roost” You seem to forget you’re talking about a death of a human being that was only 16 yrs old. I do agree that gang members are scum to this earth, but this story is for people to express themselves like you just did. I think I’ll just say a little prayer for your sad little heart.

First of all RIP and the word "Fool" is not gang related. What makes you come up with somethj
We Love u Jose

La Puente, CA

#43 May 9, 2008
Poster of The Truth wrote:
If he wasn't a gang member, why all the "R.I.P's" and use of the word "fool" by his friends above. Heck, there is an even a threat of retaliation posted above. He might not have hurt anyone or been an actual gang member, but in 2008 if you walk around using gang language and bravado, you can't be shocked when the chickens come home to roost.
First of all RIP and the word "Fool" is not gang related. What makes you come up with something so ignorant like that? do you know exactly what “RIP means? It seems like you don’t so just FYI to you, It means “REST IN PEACE”. Fool?? That’s another gang related word? OMG you got to be kidding me. You have no idea about gang language. So that means I’m a gang member as well because I sometimes use fool in my vocabulary when I’m joking around with friends… I would never want to wish a death of a young teenager in your family it’s the worst feeling for his family and specially his parents. I feel very sorry for ignorant people like you that write comments like this:“you can't be shocked when the chickens come home to roost” You seem to forget you’re talking about a death of a human being that was only 16 yrs old. I do agree that gang members are scum to this earth, but this story is for people to express themselves like you just did. I think I’ll just say a little prayer for your sad little heart.
We Love u Jose

La Puente, CA

#45 May 9, 2008
Hernandez Family wrote:
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"Rich Rollin"
Maybe you know something we don't know? or better yet, maybe you know period! the fact that you say the S%@$ coming out of your mouth is absolutely ridiculous. Jose was not a what you call" Teaker" let alone " "Nutsacker" are you one of those? Did you know him? you must live in the area, thanks for the info...What do you call yourself? "Rich Rollin" sounds like a "Tweaker, Nutsacker" to me!..... Read the news.....you might learn something from it....
AMEN To that... maybe he had something to do with it... he seems to know a lot about that so called "Tweaker, Nut sacker House" It amazes me how ignorant our world can be.
DBO

Huntington Beach, CA

#49 May 10, 2008
Juan wrote:
Lets queto "can we all just get along." This is a person that was killed not an animal. we all bleed the same blood. We should focus on a solution not hate for people. all of us were illegal at one time. If we all took the time to talk to each other and get to know everyone, we would not be going through this.
We are legal not illegal. We didn't break the law. We joined the melting pot. We did not bring our Mexican flags and wave them in the face of Americans giving us a better life. You want what we have and you are not entitled to it when you enter here illegally. Futhermore, don't quote Rodney King as he was an idiot than would have been killed by his neighbors if he had hit one child when racing to get away from the police. The police should've shot him. As long as the legal aliens don't stand up against the illegals they will all be bunched into one group. That's their fault. Lawbreakers don't deserve the legal rights of citizens nor do their children.
just Rog

United States

#50 May 10, 2008
I grew up in Baldwin Park before it became a Barrio Slum area. We used to go to Morgan Park on Sundays and kick the Mexicans back to El Monte for waxing their Low Riders on our turf. Now the Inmates have taken over the Asylum. Yeah, its kind of a racial thing. But to prove my point look at what Baldwin Park has become today. What a dump. But come to think of it, it was always a dump, just has more La Cocaroches now.
just Rog

United States

#51 May 10, 2008
The good old days of "Bolen Rifa" ! The "Hub City" Baldwin Park. The arm pit of the San Gabriel Valley. R.I.P.
just Rog

United States

#52 May 10, 2008
They should put a fence around Baldwin Park and sell admission tickets. And with each admission you get a free bag of Peanuts to throw at the Ingrates. Or better yet, a bag of Corn Tortillas.

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