Man found shot to death in Ward

Man found shot to death in Ward

There are 39 comments on the FOX16 story from Nov 12, 2012, titled Man found shot to death in Ward. In it, FOX16 reports that:

Police found a 21-year-old man shot to death in a home on Deer Run Friday. The victim has been identified as Ernest Hoskins, Jr.

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bruni

Peoria, AZ

#21 Nov 15, 2012
Observant wrote:
Seems to me Ernest should have kept his tail in NLR. Or maybe it was an accident. Or maybe it was intentional. Or maybe he shouldn't have been trying to rob that house.
hope and pray this will never having to your family
jasson

Sherwood, AR

#22 Nov 15, 2012
Seriously? Call Al, call NAACP & all that sh*t just bc he was an black man killed found dead in a predominantly white community? If this would have happened out off Pike in NLR y'all wouldn't be saying anything like that. Whose to say it was a cover-up. Just bc there hasn't been much media coverage. Do you know how many ppl are murdered where I live (Pike/Levy) area and there is never ANY media coverage. Not even one single line in a newspaper? Yes someone was killed. Yes it is very sad & very hard on the family. But come on ppl, be rational abt things!
Neighbor

Cabot, AR

#23 Nov 15, 2012
We live on the same street that this happened on. We are shocked to here about this. No one would tell anyone anything. I was home all day and heard nothing. There were no police or ambulance sirens and I didn't even notice anything was going on until I got my daughter off the school bus. No one asked us if we had seen or heard anything. They were extremely quiet about everything. I drove past the house later that night, and you would think that nothing had happened. It looked like a normal family home with the lights on and a couple of cars in the driveway. We thought this was a great neighborhood. We have never had any trouble nor have we heard of anything bad going on. Something is definitely not right. Rest assured its not like he was in a bad neighborhood.
Lets hope we all get some answers soon. I want to know if myself and the other neighbors should be worried about a murder living amongst us???
Jazz

United States

#24 Nov 15, 2012
Observant wrote:
Seems to me Ernest should have kept his tail in NLR. Or maybe it was an accident. Or maybe it was intentional. Or maybe he shouldn't have been trying to rob that house.
F U HUNKIE
Observant

Cabot, AR

#25 Nov 16, 2012
Sicntired wrote:
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Rob!!!!!!!!!! He was at a meeting with his boss!!! Some1 he trusted and had been there before.... N besides he comes from a home where morals ARE taught.. Maybe we need to get in contact with you since ur screaming robbery!!! What details do u actuay know?????????)
Someone claiming to be family claims he got some information from this guys FB page and you take it as gospel? Here's your little plastic helmet so you don't hurt yourself too.

All that I know is the same junk story you all have read. But it's amusing watching you all cry out for this guy and know NOTHING about what happened. NAACP, Rainbow Coalition, haha

Come see me? That wouldn't end well for you either. Maybe that's how he got shot. Maybe he wanted to find out what the homeowner knew?
Observant

Cabot, AR

#26 Nov 16, 2012
Jazz wrote:
<quoted text>F U HUNKIE
lol Hunkie? Is that a cross between chunky and honkie? Damn, that's double dipping.
A white lady

Greenwood, IN

#27 Nov 16, 2012
Dear Observant-
You chastise concerned citizens, his friends, and family for taking what they read online as "gospel" when they ask for an investigation by anyone. I find this humorous since you read online that he is black and believe him to have been a thief and hooligan. How hypocritical of you.
What doesn't make sense is that in a family's time of grief, a stranger to both parties steps in to make comments that are hurtful and cruel.
I considered telling you I would pray that your heart would reconsider its ignorant stance, but it probably won't help. I considered cussing at you but that is probably what you want- a fowl mouthed response full of misspelled words and bad punctuation so you can sit at your home and laugh at my ignorance. I will tell you now that I am overweight, a bad speller, terrible at math, and can't water ski. While these may be flaws of mine, at least I'm not a hateful racist.
Concerned

Little Rock, AR

#28 Nov 16, 2012
Dear "A white lady",
This person is only looking for attention and ignorant responses because he has too much time on his hands. I imagine a blog such as this is the high point of his day, or else why would he waste his time posting multiple negative comments in the name of a 21 year old deceased human being. Or maybe he knows something. Maybe he is speaking from a place of guilt because he is concealing information. Whatever the case may be, I am confident that what was done in the dark will come to the light. Its only a matter of time. Quite possibly they thought they were dealing with a family who would take this type of thing lying down. A "yes'suh mastah" type of family that would back into a corner, accept they could do nothing, and move on with their lives. SO SORRY to tell you, but you picked the wrong one! You are dealing with a family full of educated, passionate, headstrong individuals who will not rest until justice is served. BELIEVE THAT! So "A white lady", and everyone else who supports this family, I sincerely thank you. And to those ignorant, insignificant, lowlife's who can only think of negative things to say, remember, we must all account for our sins one day. In closing I say to you, "A white lady" don't worry about the heartless, racist comments of this individual or any others, misery loves company.
A white lady wrote:
Dear Observant-
You chastise concerned citizens, his friends, and family for taking what they read online as "gospel" when they ask for an investigation by anyone. I find this humorous since you read online that he is black and believe him to have been a thief and hooligan. How hypocritical of you.
What doesn't make sense is that in a family's time of grief, a stranger to both parties steps in to make comments that are hurtful and cruel.
I considered telling you I would pray that your heart would reconsider its ignorant stance, but it probably won't help. I considered cussing at you but that is probably what you want- a fowl mouthed response full of misspelled words and bad punctuation so you can sit at your home and laugh at my ignorance. I will tell you now that I am overweight, a bad speller, terrible at math, and can't water ski. While these may be flaws of mine, at least I'm not a hateful racist.
jjt1

Taylor, MI

#29 Nov 16, 2012
Observant wrote:
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Al Sharpton? Nation of Islam? Are you that uneducated and ignorant? "Lordy who killed my baby!!??" Give me a break. He was shot, that sucks for his family. But you waterheads post online and sound like...... waterheads. You know why no one takes you serious? Have someone other than your cousin's nephew's brother read your post, preferably with some degree of intelligence. Let me type slower if you are having a hard time keeping up..........
Now that you've caught up, at least plea for help and not sound like trash
You sir, are trash....these are good people that you know nothing about and they are hurt and grieving. This happened on Friday, November 9th and the news reports from that day to this, November 16th, repeat the same thing. They deserve to know more than they do at this time. What would you be doing if this were your family/friend? There is a difference between education and itelligence. Obviously judging by your comments you can have education without intelligence. You ask why don't they "plea for help" that's what they are doing.
FBI Profiler

Taylor, MI

#30 Nov 16, 2012
Observant wrote:
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lol Hunkie? Is that a cross between chunky and honkie? Damn, that's double dipping.
Yes according to my racial profile of you, you would be chunky (fat) a honkie (white male) ignorant (evidenced by your posts) and a smoker (live in cabot)- how far off was I you fat bastard.
Oh by the way as many folks here indicated maybe you have knowledge about the incident. I have forwarded the link to this thread to the state police in case there is any interest.
I'm white, so in your world it's ok for me to "racially profile".
Now, if you've caught up...
You're a fat ignorant slob - but a successful troller -and probably ugly too.
Observant

Cabot, AR

#31 Nov 16, 2012
You are all ignorant. 1) How do you have any clue the people who posted anything on here are anything but random people?(Hence my first post) 2) Racist? What comment was racist? 3) For the idiot who calls himself a profiler, wrong on all accounts except the city in which I reside and my color, albeit not my race. Which I'm willing to estimate you guessed from my intelligent and well spoken argument. Hunky... what a bunch of morons.

You all fail to see the simple truth. A man was shot dead, with no more information given. Someone gets ONLINE to claim they are family and by proxy seek your pity. I do think you should pray. Pray that the truth becomes evident. Pray that the ignorant claims to the NAACP and Islam find enlightenment. And pray for some common sense in your home, which is my profile for most of these dumb ass posts.
Observant

Cabot, AR

#32 Nov 16, 2012
Hire an attorney, seek greater exposure through the news outlets, put pressure on the mayor of that small town. That's how you get results.

How do any of you know that an ounce of the trash (including mine) spewed on here is truth? I read the news story online, searched his name for more information because it was so vague, and found this forum. Why would someone from his "family" be on a forum relating to Bryant, Arkansas calling for one of many equal rights institutions to step in? Why would someone say they who via FB that he was shot by his boss as the bosses way of getting rid of him. Yes I agree that it is a terrible period in this family's life. I just don't think they are on this forum discussing it. Surely you all either have serious judgement issues or bleeding hearts, neither which I would condone.
jjt1 wrote:
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You sir, are trash....these are good people that you know nothing about and they are hurt and grieving. This happened on Friday, November 9th and the news reports from that day to this, November 16th, repeat the same thing. They deserve to know more than they do at this time. What would you be doing if this were your family/friend? There is a difference between education and itelligence. Obviously judging by your comments you can have education without intelligence. You ask why don't they "plea for help" that's what they are doing.
Jazz

United States

#33 Nov 16, 2012
Observant wrote:
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Someone claiming to be family claims he got some information from this guys FB page and you take it as gospel? Here's your little plastic helmet so you don't hurt yourself too.
All that I know is the same junk story you all have read. But it's amusing watching you all cry out for this guy and know NOTHING about what happened. NAACP, Rainbow Coalition, haha
Come see me? That wouldn't end well for you either. Maybe that's how he got shot. Maybe he wanted to find out what the homeowner knew?
At least black people have morals, y'all kill y'all mama's, daddies, and siblings for insurance money.. I kno behind this screen ur some nasty white piece of trash.
FBI Profiler

Taylor, MI

#34 Nov 17, 2012
To: M and girls - I'm sorry we strayed so far off topic. It would have been better to ignore him as "a white lady" said it better than we did.

We are sorry for your loss and hope you know something soon.

The guy who inflamed and degraded the post can even contribute something.

"Hire an attorney, seek greater exposure through the news outlets, put pressure on the mayor of that small town. That's how you get results."

It would have been nice if he had started with that, instead of attacking posters he doesn't know.
Our thoughts are with you.
Lady l

Melrose Park, IL

#35 Nov 17, 2012
Observant wrote:
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Al Sharpton? Nation of Islam? Are you that uneducated and ignorant? "Lordy who killed my baby!!??" Give me a break. He was shot, that sucks for his family. But you waterheads post online and sound like...... waterheads. You know why no one takes you serious? Have someone other than your cousin's nephew's brother read your post, preferably with some degree of intelligence. Let me type slower if you are having a hard time keeping up..........
Now that you've caught up, at least plea for help and not sound like trash
he was at a meeting when his supervisor decided he wanted to play with a loaded gun! It wasn't an accident because he pulled the trigger once and the bullet didn't exit so he pulled it a second time killing him! Before you open your phone and start commenting about something you know nothing about, ask for facts!! A wife lost her husband, a mother her son and two sisters their brother!! He was 21 and his life was shorten by stupidity!! So get the facts before making your stupid comments!!
concerned

Little Rock, AR

#36 Nov 19, 2012
all u people making these stupid comments and statements.Have you heard the facts or information about this senceless killing. Surely u haven't or you wouldn't say the things that u are saying. There is a family who's love one has been taken from them for no reason at all and no one is giving them answers and the truth about what happen. Frist,the man that did the shooting should arrested and taken in for questioning and made to tell the truth. Secondly,the Ward or whoever Law enforcment is in that town,need to be investigated. I would like to say to the Family,WE ARE WITH YOU and praying that justice will be serve.
Grieving Wife

United States

#37 Nov 20, 2012
Thank you soo much got those words... And for those who doesnt think it's a racial thing ask yourself... Had it been my husband that killed his white boss, how would you react??? How would you feel???? Especially when the killer is still free... Accidental or intentional my husband deserves justice!!!! He's robbed my husband of seeing his first child born, watching his sisters graduate, walking down the aisle marrying his best friend in front of friends and family.... My husband was buried Friday and the killer is still free and breathing. WE ONLY WANT JUSTICE FOR MY HUSBAND!!!!! Thank you all for your prayers and support it is truly appreciated :)-Mrs.Hoskins.
concerned wrote:
all u people making these stupid comments and statements.Have you heard the facts or information about this senceless killing. Surely u haven't or you wouldn't say the things that u are saying. There is a family who's love one has been taken from them for no reason at all and no one is giving them answers and the truth about what happen. Frist,the man that did the shooting should arrested and taken in for questioning and made to tell the truth. Secondly,the Ward or whoever Law enforcment is in that town,need to be investigated. I would like to say to the Family,WE ARE WITH YOU and praying that justice will be serve.
Trent

United States

#39 Nov 24, 2012
Im so sorry for the family's loss! And I'm so sorry for the dumber half of my race making stupid comments on this post. I believe this man deserves justice regardless of race just like I would want for my family or friends. For me personally I tweeted Rev. Sharpton and asked for his help for the family. I know this not much and wish I could do more! Please family post if there is any protest or public hearings do we the good Americans can come help and support other good Americans in a time of need God Bless!!!
Trent

United States

#40 Nov 26, 2012
Just remember there is good and bad in every race! But please keep your faith in god and people in general and maybe the good American regardless of race can stand together and put the trash out on the curb. I believe If we stand together we can overcome anything and make America truly a good place to live! But until then this kinda shit is what life has in store for us! It's time to start having such big hearts and call it like it is a bad apple is just a bad apple and needs to be dealt with. Still praying for Hoskins family keep faith in God and overcome these people trying to hold you down !!!

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