3 teens charged in fatal beating

3 teens charged in fatal beating

There are 132 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jul 27, 2010, titled 3 teens charged in fatal beating. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

A 16-year-old charged in the beating death of a 17-year-old Brooklyn Park boy claims the victim was killed as part of a gang initiation and in retaliation for a fight with one of his relatives, prosecutors allege.

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Ralf

Minneapolis, MN

#129 Jul 30, 2010
Brooklyn park needs all the police officers it can get!
Outer Space

Minneapolis, MN

#130 Jul 31, 2010
Javier wrote:
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Your rant is that of the financially prolific right wing, who actually believes everyone has the same opportunity. Well, you are quite wrong. The parents of these children have often been deprived of the same opportunities the kids deserve. It just so happens that your financially prolific community is only interested in providing opportunities for your own members kids, and children brought up in the inner city get left out to derive their own way of making a living. The natural course they will take is that outside the boundaries of the laws, which by the way, are intentionally set up to cause these youth to fail. The laws we have will keep children of African descent in jail for many years to come if they are not changed to adopt more lenient policies. But the right wingers will never understand how that will actually reduce crime.
Your rather long winded rant against the left leaves much intelligence to be desired. And it is time that the rights in-humane social experiment come to an end.
You really don't get it. Probably, be cause you suffer from the victimization complex. It's all some one elses fault! Life isn't fair but ANYONE can make their own breaks and succeed. I was raised in a 2 room house on Pigs Eye Island , with no indoor plumbing and a wood burning stove. I was born cross eyed. Every spring the island flooded and we had to move to temporary refuge on higher ground. A family member was a 3 time looser and in Stillwater for life!. I made it out of poverty by working 40 - 50 hours a week, starting at age 14, while going to high school . I paid for my own education started several businesses and retired a multimillionaire at age 41. I am not telling you this to brag, but to point out the fallacy of your argument. Poverty, poor health, and being stereotyped are Not suffcient reasons for criminal activity. You need to drop the victimization routine, as it deminishes your character
Andy

Minneapolis, MN

#131 Jul 31, 2010
Gangs in brooklyn park are out of control.
NUTS TO

Minneapolis, MN

#132 Jul 31, 2010
Does the hanging tree grow in Brooklyn Park?
Knots

Minneapolis, MN

#133 Aug 11, 2010
I knew one of the boys and his family. And what I can tell you is that his home was chaotic, mom was protective woman from Africa. His mom really did care about him but her son, well honestly not the brightest bulb on the tree but full of potential but potential wasn't enough. Gang life was what he wanted. Another kid lost to the gangs; makes me sick. He and the other boys just got sucked into something that takes the lives of so many kids within that community. Talk to the police in BP and they will tell you that the gangs are rampant and they are on a daily basis dealing with little boys, some as young as 9 years old, in regards to gangs. Its really sad that more can't be done to end the gang issues. As a person who sees the best in people, it breaks my heart to see young people filled with ignorance and selfishness take the life of an innocent young man. I'm severely disappointed in the young man I know. It made me sick to my stomach when I heard what he did but honestly not completely surprised. It makes me sad that he threw his life away. So many people tried to help him but the gang life was just too much more important. I strongly believe that if we really care about this generation, then we need to reach out to them and guide them as a community.
Dick L

Saint Paul, MN

#134 Aug 12, 2010
Andy wrote:
Gangs in brooklyn park are out of control.
Start taking them out one by one, they will get the message.

Since: Jun 09

Lincoln, NE

#135 Aug 12, 2010
Knots wrote:
I knew one of the boys and his family. And what I can tell you is that his home was chaotic, mom was protective woman from Africa. His mom really did care about him but her son, well honestly not the brightest bulb on the tree but full of potential but potential wasn't enough. Gang life was what he wanted. Another kid lost to the gangs; makes me sick. He and the other boys just got sucked into something that takes the lives of so many kids within that community. Talk to the police in BP and they will tell you that the gangs are rampant and they are on a daily basis dealing with little boys, some as young as 9 years old, in regards to gangs. Its really sad that more can't be done to end the gang issues. As a person who sees the best in people, it breaks my heart to see young people filled with ignorance and selfishness take the life of an innocent young man. I'm severely disappointed in the young man I know. It made me sick to my stomach when I heard what he did but honestly not completely surprised. It makes me sad that he threw his life away. So many people tried to help him but the gang life was just too much more important. I strongly believe that if we really care about this generation, then we need to reach out to them and guide them as a community.
I agree. I also don't think it helps that their music, movies, and basically all other media of their choice glorifies the gang lifestyle. On top of that, you have people convincing them that everybody is out to get them, and they will never get a fair shake if they don't resort to taking it violently. Every action and choice is everybody else's fault.

The gangs would not be able to succeed and build their numbers if it weren't for this.
Larry

Saint Paul, MN

#136 Aug 12, 2010
The Real Whatever wrote:
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I agree. I also don't think it helps that their music, movies, and basically all other media of their choice glorifies the gang lifestyle. On top of that, you have people convincing them that everybody is out to get them, and they will never get a fair shake if they don't resort to taking it violently. Every action and choice is everybody else's fault.
The gangs would not be able to succeed and build their numbers if it weren't for this.
Man why will the city not do something about the gangs?It is right in front of them do they look at the real life and that the gangs are in control of the steets and not the police it's out of control.

“Obamacs at it's finest!”

Since: Mar 09

Anytown, Minnesota........

#137 Aug 12, 2010
Knots wrote:
I knew one of the boys and his family. And what I can tell you is that his home was chaotic, mom was protective woman from Africa. His mom really did care about him but her son, well honestly not the brightest bulb on the tree but full of potential but potential wasn't enough. Gang life was what he wanted. Another kid lost to the gangs; makes me sick. He and the other boys just got sucked into something that takes the lives of so many kids within that community. Talk to the police in BP and they will tell you that the gangs are rampant and they are on a daily basis dealing with little boys, some as young as 9 years old, in regards to gangs. Its really sad that more can't be done to end the gang issues. As a person who sees the best in people, it breaks my heart to see young people filled with ignorance and selfishness take the life of an innocent young man. I'm severely disappointed in the young man I know. It made me sick to my stomach when I heard what he did but honestly not completely surprised. It makes me sad that he threw his life away. So many people tried to help him but the gang life was just too much more important. I strongly believe that if we really care about this generation, then we need to reach out to them and guide them as a community.
I strongly believe that if we really care about this generation, then we need to reach out to them and guide them as a community( what you wrote)

or die trying ......

“Obamacs at it's finest!”

Since: Mar 09

Anytown, Minnesota........

#138 Aug 12, 2010
The Real Whatever wrote:
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I agree. I also don't think it helps that their music, movies, and basically all other media of their choice glorifies the gang lifestyle. On top of that, you have people convincing them that everybody is out to get them, and they will never get a fair shake if they don't resort to taking it violently. Every action and choice is everybody else's fault.
The gangs would not be able to succeed and build their numbers if it weren't for this.
where are the parents?...that is where it REALLY starts......no father figure, no morals, no regard for life, no work ethic, no values exceptt ME,ME, ME., gee where did they learn that from? and it is reaffirmed every day by pretty much every form of media, even video games sold in stores promote violence, cop killing, rape and that kind of entertainment. No need to work for everything when you can beg, borrow, steal or kill your neighbor or a stranger instead.....
The real - NICE

Saint Paul, MN

#139 Aug 12, 2010
Oh Danny Boy wrote:
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where are the parents?...that is where it REALLY starts......no father figure, no morals, no regard for life, no work ethic, no values exceptt ME,ME, ME., gee where did they learn that from? and it is reaffirmed every day by pretty much every form of media, even video games sold in stores promote violence, cop killing, rape and that kind of entertainment. No need to work for everything when you can beg, borrow, steal or kill your neighbor or a stranger instead.....
right on...I am so sick of this type on mentality
Ex-GOP for Horner

Saint Paul, MN

#140 Aug 12, 2010
Oh Danny Boy wrote:
with crime out of hand and murder in MPLS/state of MN at an all time high, well NOW is the time to bring back the Death Penalty....if found guilty these **** should be executed one by one in a public place for ALL to see. I can think of no other way to deter crime than public punishment to prove once and for all that if you do the crime you will do the time...OR worse...time is now!!!!!!
as a foot note to this sad stroy, well I saw one of the boy's relatives on TV being interviewed last night and of course, out of his mouth came the words "he was just starting to turn his life around"...the boy was 17, again, how truly sad and tragic, such a waste......
Crime's at an "all time high" in MN/MPLS? Sure about that? Like, "i'd put money on that" sure?

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