Man shot to death in Pemberton Twp.

Man shot to death in Pemberton Twp.

There are 76 comments on the Courier-Post story from Mar 1, 2007, titled Man shot to death in Pemberton Twp.. In it, Courier-Post reports that:

A 20-year-old man died in a Tuesday night shooting that officials believe was gang-related. Anthony Garcia of Westampton was shot several times while standing with others in the 100 block of Lemmon Avenue, ...

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pemboro is a moron

Memphis, TN

#64 Mar 3, 2009
is a complete moron. a racist. stop pointing fingers at the black people. there are plenty of black residents in pemberton who are upstanding citizens and who OWN their homes. who are not losing their homes. people like you make me sick and need to get out of pemberton if you already arent. or just disappear off the face of the earth!

hey! we're black. we own our home and own our own business. no one in the family is part of a gang. we are all educated...and obviously smarter than YOU!
Jersey City

Highlands, NJ

#65 May 7, 2009
pemboro is a moron wrote:
is a complete moron. a racist. stop pointing fingers at the black people. there are plenty of black residents in pemberton who are upstanding citizens and who OWN their homes. who are not losing their homes. people like you make me sick and need to get out of pemberton if you already arent. or just disappear off the face of the earth!
hey! we're black. we own our home and own our own business. no one in the family is part of a gang. we are all educated...and obviously smarter than

YOU!
You may not have liked what PEMBORO wrote, but its the truth! How many other families in Pemberton are can actually match up to yours....May 20 or so?
Tony Brown

Chalfont, PA

#67 May 20, 2009
Its a real shame. The Police should lock them all up.
Whatever

Memphis, TN

#69 Jun 14, 2009
Jersey City wrote:
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You may not have liked what PEMBORO wrote, but its the truth! How many other families in Pemberton are can actually match up to yours....May 20 or so?
its true not too many families in BM own homes or businesses...BUT pointing fingers at black people isnt right! how can anyone think that it is?

so its NOT the truth!
I grew up out there. There are just as many low life whites,hispanics and whatever else out there. THOSE people need to get it together.
Whatever

Memphis, TN

#70 Jun 14, 2009
so PEMBORO and people who think that way are a waste of space.
Not Needed

Millville, NJ

#71 Jun 15, 2009
ais lee wrote:
i knew who he was, he wasnt a saint or anything, you know, the usual. trying to act cool in school, thought he was cute. but he was no more special than anyone else, ppl just feel obligated to say nice things when ppl die, you hear it all the time, and then you wonder.... why is it that whoever dies is a damn saint in everyone elses eyes??? and the comments abt bloods and cryps, grow up you fake asses! its just the getto sunbury trying to act all cool with there getto slang and there limps, and there fetish for weed. stay in your area, noone wants you in ours.
and what was anthony doing for him to be shot? we aint dumb! we allll know what the hell he was doing. stupid kid thinkin he was a thug or something.
I just wanted to note on this that I knew Anthony personally. I wasn't his best friend. We didn't hang out all the time. I went to the same school as him for over seven years. I hung out with his younger sister. I knew his youngest sister. I went to their house a few times. I know his mom, gradma, aunts and cousins by name and face. The last time I hung out with him was three years before he was shot.

We all know alot of people in Pemberton aren't innocent, however, it doesn't excuse people getting shot down in the street. It doesn't change the effect of Anthonys death on his mother or his family...which is nothing other than real.

As for the fake "bloods" and "crypts" in the area-please step back and look at the bigger picture. Gangs target young adults in any area they can- they can give them money, they can give them protection, they can give them friends, etc. Its the same anywhere you go. I grew up in Pemberton. I still live in Pemberton. I know and know of plenty of people in this town that get caught up in being "hard" and the image that Pemberton portrays accross Burlington County. I've worn a blue bandana to the mall and been approached by someone and asked to take their colors off because I was disrespecting them. I've been asked if a red one was my "flag"...I've sat at a persons house who was supposely a blood and heard him talk about Albie's death and the trouble that was going to unfold because of it. And you know what.. he was right.

When people say their from Pemberton, they get the same reaction as people saying their from Willingboro or even Burlington City = BAD NEWS. Not all of the town is like that- parts of it are well respected citizens. For you to sit and say its Sunbury and its fake is false. This is real. Anthony getting shot is real. The arrests, convictions, drug deals, and deaths are real. They happened and regardless of how much you believe them to be valid- they are. None of those things turned out to be make believe or pretend. Real families have suffered loss of family members to gang related deaths and arrests. Real young adults who showed promise in high school have fallen short to their potential.

As for what Anthony was doing in Sunbury we may never know. According to reports he was visiting family- which could very much be the case. There are good people who live in Sunbury who may not be able to afford to live else where. There are also people who deal in drugs and violence that live in the small innocent area of "Pemberton Boro" or Browns Mills. Its all over not one area.

Please just remember that.
Lisa Ahrens

Clementon, NJ

#72 Nov 14, 2009
ctrifecta wrote:
When these kids get to jail they will find out just what they signed up for joining these gangs. It's a damn shame.
And they should be punished for their actions, these kids are now killing eachother & it's a crying shame. My heart goes out to all the parents who have lost their child because of angry kids who are either abused or ignored by their family.
PEMBERTON

Clementon, NJ

#73 Nov 14, 2009
Whatever wrote:
so PEMBORO and people who think that way are a waste of space.
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NOBODY IS A WASTE OF SPACE, THAT KIND OF ATTITUDE IS WHY THESE KIDS ACT LIKE THIS!!!!!!!!!!
Jersey City

New York, NY

#74 Mar 1, 2010
PEMBORO see's things from a different prospective there's no need for disrespect. I dont agree with everything he said, but my son which is a young black male who is 17 knows all the words to 50 Cents music but can barley write a 3 page term paper or essay. So I know from experience that Pemboro, no matter how twisted has a point.
ANGEL123

South River, NJ

#75 Mar 16, 2010
I think it's a darn shame that another life has been lost due to "gang" violence. I hate the fact that the stereotype said to my husband in I one day that the poeple in Pemberton are nothing but savages (given by an officer) has once again shown true.

I have lived in Pemberton Township my whole life (not Pemberton, I must clarify that because I personally don't want to be associated with Pemberton at all because of the stupid violence that's running rampid out there)... I feel bad for the people that have to live in Sunbury Village due to financial issues, but personally, I think it needs to be treated like the Gardens and that whole area needs to be bulldozed down! It's a little city within a city, and it's gone to hell because of many of the people they have living in there!

I do volunteer work and I try to educate these kids that the choices they make now will affect their lives forever and that just because there is not a damnnnn thing to do in this town doesn't mean you have to lead a life of crime...hellll there was nothing back when I was growing up and I turned out just fine...Life is what you make of it people!
Ptown Born and Raised

Albany, GA

#76 May 23, 2011
RIP Ant. Miss your Smile.. Smh.. Just want those innocent school days back..
answers from the outside

United States

#77 Sep 1, 2011
Really people y'all need to wake up....no pemeberton wasn't always bad and neither were these people and I know for a fact because one of them is my brother and I grow up around the rest. But you have to understand and think about what people been through and were they have been that made them change and become the people they are today. They didn't just wake up and decide these pathes...yes it maybe the suburbs out there and yes everthing you hear is real as it is anywhere else. It may not be real to people that are from the city but its not always about where your from or where you live because when things get real that's where people move to the suburbs and then things change...but everyone will always have their opinion...but just put yourself in other peoples shoes and think about why people do things. No there is never a good reason but it was good enough to them at those times..
lester goffney sr

Burlington, NJ

#78 Jan 24, 2012
cp reporter wrote:
So I'm stumbled upon this chat while researching a story I'm doing on Anthony, Albie Cloyd, Lester Goffney and Gabe Edgehill. I'm trying to piece together their lives to come up with some sort of complete picture about how their lives ended up the way they did. Some of you on here sound like you know these guys pretty well. If you're willing, it would be a real help to talk to you for my story. If you're interested, please email me at [email protected] m. I know people are often reluctant to talk to reporters but I've talked to Albie and Anthony's mothers and siblings already and I promise you we're trying to write something that gives a respectful, clear-eyed look at these guys' experiences. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, and my condolences to those of you who knew them.
pls contact me at ([email protected])tu get the truth
lester goffney sr

Burlington, NJ

#79 Jan 24, 2012
hey contact me real story
glume

Riverside, NJ

#80 Oct 11, 2012
aaron allen wrote:
bitch it real bloods out here come find out.Murder for life
OK check this out Pemberton is not that bad of a place and browns mills is way better aaron so dont act like your all that. Hassan was a freind and so was anthony.When i moved from sunbury putting in 20 years of those 3 wanna be hard streets I was shocked to find out one old freind killed another no matter what the sercomstance was. For starters pemberton has a lot of fakes. And alot of them claim they are in a gang but where never inducted by a real gang member.They woke up one day and said im blood and started wearing red. I know quite a few of them that did that. And the where self proclaimed thugs after listening to rap and watching gang land video's and watching movies like menice to society.The frist rule is you got to have the trib leaders in the gang pick you not you them. And then prove your self. I doing so most will go to jail and never get a vidit.You think its glamourous its not. You think a gun gives you power. Us old heads think ya'll are punks and we have no respect for you at all. your afraid to get your ass beat in a fair fight so you run with guns hidding behind bullets. Thats not real whats real is fighting to earn that respect showing respect befor your offered respect out of the respect for thers right to beleave and live as and what they want. I cant count the times i got run up on in a new whip ready to get robbed till the rodder seen it was me and was like " ahh its you man i was going to rob ya till i seen it was you" Man thats respect. They could have but since i always shower heart and respect no matter what and i never crossed any one and would hook up and help any one any time if i was able to. They leave me to do what ever i want where ever. I was visiting and some young teen aged punk ran his mouth so i shut him up he threatend to get his dad and uncle to beat me up when they got there they knew me asked me respectfully what happend and whipped his ass for being disrespectfultowards me. I was not a big dealer nor a hard core thug nor did i run anything. I just found out a raid was going to happen and told peps and a raid did happen and peps stayed out of jail cuz of it. I told a few of my peps they told theres and so on. Now i dont care cuz im not running the streets anymore. Im running the basket ball team i call my kids over 30 miles away from the places I know are bad because the kids wanna be like rappers and tv thugs. Dont get you facts wrong learn. ya'll is to lazy ta learn shyt grow up and be men not grown boyz
Medford Lakes

Chicago, IL

#81 Jan 23, 2013
We all need Jesus Christ to change us from this Worldy way of thinking and ways of doing things. We all need to repent.."Starting with me first" and seek the face of God, and pray he will heal our land. These are the Last days I believe and we should all run to God and ask him to save us and be our Lord and personal Savior, Then he will give us a new heart and a new way of doing things. Only by Christ and in Christ can we All change. "He is the Only way" Not by hating someone he created. The Devil is LIAR and the Biggest DECIEVER! WE will all get through these hard times by the grace of God!

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