Teen dies after robbery, shooting

Teen dies after robbery, shooting

There are 21 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Jan 14, 2008, titled Teen dies after robbery, shooting. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Demetrick J. Smith, 17, died Sunday afternoon at Orlando Regional Medical Center after being robbed and shot early Sunday at 537 N. Westmoreland Drive.

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The Truth

Wellford, SC

#1 Jan 14, 2008
ANOTHER Black on Black murder. Where's Miss Daisy? Where's AL and Jesse? These people are too busy screaming racism against White people for using "Words" and say nothing about Black people using Bullets.
MarkZ

Denver, CO

#2 Jan 14, 2008
The Truth wrote:
ANOTHER Black on Black murder. Where's Miss Daisy? Where's AL and Jesse? These people are too busy screaming racism against White people for using "Words" and say nothing about Black people using Bullets.
Why is it important to inject Al and Jesse on all issues related to the black community? A vast majority within the black community would like for these race pimps to take a hike. Lets set aside all the racial melodrama and ask a select set - primarily low income blacks - within the black community to do a better job on the parenting end. Of course these black american needs to look no further than their African or West Indian friends. Far too many of their foreign born 'friends' outshine them in institutions of higher learning.
okw

Orlando, FL

#3 Jan 14, 2008
The Truth wrote:
ANOTHER Black on Black murder. Where's Miss Daisy? Where's AL and Jesse? These people are too busy screaming racism against White people for using "Words" and say nothing about Black people using Bullets.
Amen.
CK ORLANDO

Mebane, NC

#4 Jan 14, 2008
The Truth wrote:
ANOTHER Black on Black murder. Where's Miss Daisy? Where's AL and Jesse? These people are too busy screaming racism against White people for using "Words" and say nothing about Black people using Bullets.
Why do people continue to show their ignorance by injecting race into news articles? Why are Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton always referred to by bigots who find satisfaction in the of the murder of a black teenager? Are they happy because the suspect is black? What a tragedy, somebody's child is dead this morning and you don't have the humanity to realize that fact. Shame on you!

Since: Nov 07

Orlando, FL

#5 Jan 14, 2008
How horrible...Another murder in Orlando, not suprising. If you are walking down a street in Orlando there is a 95% chance that something BAD will happen to you.
JoBbDnBkr

Orlando, FL

#6 Jan 14, 2008
RIP
Sad. Sorry to hear this.
Tired of being PC

Orlando, FL

#8 Jan 14, 2008
I am not glad that a human being is dead...however, not surprised that it is a black perpetrator neither....seems to be the norm these days...racist? No...realist? YOU BETCHA!
Basic Cable

Hemet, CA

#9 Jan 14, 2008
Orlando, the city of love and compassion for their fellow man.

A melting-pot where everyone gets along with each other because noone is any better than anyone else.

A place where there is only one race, the human race.

I hope that I am not the only one that would hope for a better place for all of us to live, work and enjoy.
UCFGrad

Tampa, FL

#10 Jan 14, 2008
slee wrote:
How horrible...Another murder in Orlando, not suprising. If you are walking down a street in Orlando there is a 95% chance that something BAD will happen to you.
Really? I must be the lucky 5%...because I have NEVER had anything bad happen to me as I have walked the streets of Orlando
In the know

United States

#11 Jan 14, 2008
Now that "baby-daddy is gone ...which Auntie or Grannie is gonna care for little Demetreius and Tyrell?
...And Demetric's Daddy... Where is he?
.....just asking!
James P

Orlando, FL

#12 Jan 14, 2008
slee wrote:
How horrible...Another murder in Orlando, not suprising. If you are walking down a street in Orlando there is a 95% chance that something BAD will happen to you.
Totally not true. I live downtown and walk around a lot. Never had anything worse than a panhandler approach me. Of course, if you stray into the bad sections (check the address for this event for instance), bad things can happen. I feel for all of those decent residents trapped by their economic situations.
Jay

Winter Haven, FL

#13 Jan 14, 2008
slee wrote:
How horrible...Another murder in Orlando, not suprising. If you are walking down a street in Orlando there is a 95% chance that something BAD will happen to you.
Why would someone want to just put out some lie like this. It really makes you sound like an idiot.

This crime has nothing to do with the everyday average citizen. You must understand Mr. Smith's background and when the case is closed and presented, those of you who might follow it will see a few things. Mr. Smith's life fits every single stereotype you can have. It is just the sad truth....
TheRunningNurse

Deland, FL

#14 Jan 14, 2008
MarkZ wrote:
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Why is it important to inject Al and Jesse on all issues related to the black community? A vast majority within the black community would like for these race pimps to take a hike.
Because anytime there is a high profile incident involving blacks, Jesse and Al show up. Several years ago a group of black teens were VIDEO TAPED in a butal fight. The school expelled them because they have a zero tolerance for violence. Instead of admonishing the youths, they showed up to DEFEND these young thugs !! How is that for teaching the youth ?!?!
If the black community honestly feels that Al & Jesse are "pimps" then they need to stop supporting these two racists and tell them to butt out. No, instead the black community rallies around these idiots.
okw

Orlando, FL

#15 Jan 14, 2008
CK ORLANDO wrote:
<quoted text>Why do people continue to show their ignorance by injecting race into news articles? Why are Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton always referred to by bigots who find satisfaction in the of the murder of
a black teenager? Are they happy because the suspect is black? What a tragedy, somebody's child is dead this morning and you don't have the humanity to realize that fact. Shame on you!
Al Sharpton found time recently to call for the firing of the Golf Channel anchor you used the word "lynched" on the air. Spent all week calling press conferences and doing TV interviews about it. Words are more important than actions I guess.

Not racist - realist. Black males are about 6% of the US population but commit over 45% of violent crime - is that a racist statement? Or just a fact?

Since: Aug 07

Howey In The Hills, FL

#16 Jan 14, 2008
Can we just bulldoze over westmoreland, rio grande, parramore, pine hills, mercy drive, powers ave, sections of obt by i-4? am i missing any?

Since: Aug 07

Howey In The Hills, FL

#17 Jan 14, 2008
can we just bulldoze over westmoreland, rio grande, parramore, pine hills, mercy drive, powers ave, sections of obt by i-4? did i miss any?
FSU

Winter Haven, FL

#18 Jan 14, 2008
TheRunningNurse wrote:
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Because anytime there is a high profile incident involving blacks, Jesse and Al show up. Several years ago a group of black teens were VIDEO TAPED in a butal fight. The school expelled them because they have a zero tolerance for violence. Instead of admonishing the youths, they showed up to DEFEND these young thugs !! How is that for teaching the youth ?!?!
If the black community honestly feels that Al & Jesse are "pimps" then they need to stop supporting these two racists and tell them to butt out. No, instead the black community rallies around these idiots.
Do you remember that video? That was one of the worst testaments to Jackson I have ever seen.

But please.... Do not fault Jesse or Al. This is their industry. It makes them tons of money. Affirmative Action is a billion dollar business. And so is Affirmative Extoriton. We have all supported it in one way or another for years and now it is a part of Anti-Americana... Put yourself in thought to 1945.... This country is on the verge of electing Hirhito as president. We have gone that far.
Orlando Racist

Oviedo, FL

#19 Jan 15, 2008
The victim was arrested for Armed Robbery w/ a Firearm in 2006. The case was however dropped by our Super State Attorney's Office.

I wonder what he had on his juvenile record????
DEMETRICKS LOVING FRIENDS

Orlando, FL

#21 Mar 21, 2008
FIRST OF ALL I'VE LIVED IN THIS AREA ALL MY LIFE AND I HAVE NEVER BEEN SHOT OR STABBED. SO I WOULD SAY THAT ALL THIS INFORMATION IS FALSE. AND TO ADD I THINK BEFORE YOU CAN SAY SOMETHING ABOUT A NEIGHBORHOOD THAT YOU SHOULD LIVE THERE FOR A WHILE AND EXPERIENCE WHAT GOES ON. DEMETRICK SMITH JUST KNOW THAT WE GON ALWAYS HAVE LOVE FOR YOU AND YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN ALWAYS YOUR LOVING FRIENDS!!!!!!!

SHAIDREKA FLORENCE
&
KIMBERLY WALKER
Shaidreka Florence

Orlando, FL

#22 Apr 30, 2008
IT HURTS ME EVERYDAY TO HAVE TO O WITHOUT YOU AND I WISH EVERYDAY THAT I COULD HAVE YOU BACK. I MISS YOU SO MUCH BUT GOD HAS PLANS FOR EVERYBODY AND I GUESS HE HAD OTHER PLANS FOR YOU. BUT ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT MY LOVE FOR YOU IS EVERLASTING AND THAT WILL NEVER CHANGE. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH AND SOME TIMES I JUST SIT DOWN AND LOOK AT YOUR PICTURE AND CRY AND JUST ASK GOD WHY. BUT I KNOW THAT I CAN NOT QUESTION HIM. BUT MY LOVE FOR YOU IS FOREVER AND NEVER WILL IT DIE NO MATTER WHAT CRITICS SAY ABOUT YOU OR OUR NEIGHBORHOOD. I LOVE YOU DEMETRICK "METE" SMITH!!!!!!!!!
ALWAYS AND FOREVER,
SHAIDREKA FLORENCE

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