Randolph sees surge in youth violence

Aug 2, 2007 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Boston Globe

“As a community, we have to have a strong show of force to let them know we're not going to tolerate it”

As afternoon rush-hour traffic buzzed by on Route 28 last month, a bullet tore through Ezekiel Cuthbert's body as he walked by a gas station. via The Boston Globe

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Aug 7, 2007
 
the police are not doing there job there, they are at the donut shop, or sleeping in there cars,
Heather

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Aug 31, 2007
 
this is bullshit me and my kids live right down the street from there

“we don't have a permit. run! ”

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Aug 31, 2007
 
don't blame anyone but the parents...if they did their job and took responsibility for their kids these things wouldn't be happening.
Patriot

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Sep 2, 2007
 
Amen Ed! Corrupt politicians, lax judges, lazy cops, and complacent parents = bad kids.
The Truth

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Sep 3, 2007
 

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What color are these kids?
And are they Legal?

If I remember correctly, the violent crimes in Randolph were committed by black, hispanic and illegal kids!

And yes... Blame the parents and authority!
allison

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Sep 21, 2007
 
Ed Wood wrote:
don't blame anyone but the parents...if they did their job and took responsibility for their kids these things wouldn't be happening.
I think the comment made previously was rude and disrespectful, he (Cuthbert)was walking down the street, he did not deserve to die. I think that it is the responsibility of the police as someone stated earlier to make the streets more safe. This is an issues that cannot be ignored, I went to school with John Lubin also a another victim, I was close to Livey Bennett (a victim of gun violence in 2003). I dont think its a matter of the parents not being resposible for their kids its a problem with gun violence among youth that has been prevalent for a long time, just not visible until very recently in randolph. But their are countless children that have lost their lives because of this : Jermaine Goffigan, Trina Persad, Dakeem Galloway and there are countless others killed while walking down the street while playing in parks, enjoying their child hood or trying to, but this was at no fault of their parents so before addressing blame please look at fully at the issue.
Tim

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Sep 30, 2007
 
truth wrote:
the police are not doing there job there, they are at the donut shop, or sleeping in there cars,
who are you? your from georgia and I'm pretty sure your crime rate is a little higher down there so don't preach up north here. Randolph police can't stop a spur of the moment shooting. It's the kids they're reckless abandons. Everyone tries being a gangster
Patriot

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Sep 30, 2007
 
"I dont think its a matter of the parents not being resposible for their kids its a problem with gun violence among youth"

"but this was at no fault of their parents so before addressing blame please look at fully at the issue"

Let me get this right, it's not the parents fault for not watching their kids, but it's the guns fault for letting the kids pull the triggers? Please tell me you don't have any children, I'm getting nervous.
RIP ZEEK

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The Truth wrote:
What color are these kids?
And are they Legal?
If I remember correctly, the violent crimes in Randolph were committed by black, hispanic and illegal kids!
And yes... Blame the parents and authority!
'the truth" u are a bitch and if anybody see's this person in tha street u should jus beat the shit outta them so they can have there own blog on this website .. holla
allison

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Oct 26, 2007
 
Tim wrote:
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who are you? your from georgia and I'm pretty sure your crime rate is a little higher down there so don't preach up north here. Randolph police can't stop a spur of the moment shooting. It's the kids they're reckless abandons. Everyone tries being a gangster
I am from randolph didnt I mention in my comment that I knew john lubin and attended school with him? when did I ever mention georgia? Or did you even read my post before you started to speak?
a shocked resident

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Mar 13, 2008
 
the police arent doing their job ? do you expect police to approach every single kid walking down the street and search them ? NO

HOWEVER police need to crack down on gun violence

Parents are partially responisble for crimes that are occuring with teens today .. parents should be aware of who their child is associated with and better yet raise them to RESPECT and not to result to fatal occurings and show carelessness to their childs behaviors..

RACE IS IRRELEVANT ..crimes happen with any color race age .. it doesnt matter.. and as for anyone who wants to ask if they're "legal" ..someone should talk to YOUR parents on the way they raised you .. because thats carelessness and straight humiliation on your parents behalf ..

im from randolph and i was raised to respect everyone .. some of these comments are absolutely ridiculous and some of you should be ashamed of yourselves
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Mar 13, 2008
 
start thinking of the ones who lost their loved ones instead of worrying about what nationality the killer was
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Apr 1, 2008
 
i went to skewl with ezekiel(the victim) and malcom(the shooter) and to me this all just doesnt make sense. people are involved in confromations everyday in randolph but malcom jus took it to far by shooting ezekiel.i mean if he was so mad he shouldve just fought him instead,im not saying dats a gud thing but malcom wouldnt end up in jail and ezekiel wouldnt end up dead.
R.I.P ezekeil,gods gained angel
gone but never forgotten
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I grew up in this town which I consider a shit whole now ! I've had my house on the market last year and every single person or couple that was interested was black...North Main Street is now considered the Blue Hill Ave extension. Look at the crime rate from 20 years ago compaired to today's....this town was caught up in the wide spread of inner city people wanting to move to the burbs and bring the crime with them...Look at the schools when they get out in the afternoon....it looks like a freaking Boston school...when the high school gets out they love to walk in front of on coming traffic waiting for you to hit them, and then to only get on a Metro bus and go back home to the city...bring in one roach and they soon multiply by the hundreds
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I think the problem with Randolph is that they are so focused on getting more money to put more cops on the streets, buy new fancy police cruisers when they need to put all that money back into a failing school systems, extend the school day, have after school programs or youth center, and give these teens (16 and up) part time jobs so they are not out in the street doing nothing... The whole system is set up for failure! Color has nothing to with it!! Crime is crime!!! You fucking retard!!! If its some poor kid getting shot on the street or a bunch of kids getting murdered in a school at the end of the day somebody is going to die... We just have to set up a system were are local teens are keeping busy and not being tempted by negativity... And if you had your house on the market and a few black folks came and looked at it and didnt even buy it... Then you house must be a shitty house if they dont want... So don't fucking pull the race card... Been in Randolph for 30 years what have you done lately you racist prick!
Barbs

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Jul 13, 2008
 
truth wrote:
the police are not doing there job there, they are at the donut shop, or sleeping in there cars,
They are not sleeping in THEIR cars and they are NOT putting guns in youths hands...it is a general lack of MORALITY, an over abundance of one parent homes, and self pity, that produce these tragic murders and revenge murders. TRY BEHAVING YOUSELVES! NO MORE CRACK BABIES!
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Randolph, MA is a beautiful place. "Patriot of
East Weymouth, MA" is very simply a racist, nothing more, nothing less.

To think that violence is going to remain in certain places (i.e. I never thought that would happen here) is foolish and wishful thinking. People commit acts of violence and they come in ALL colors.

There are violent people and there are people defending themselves against violence. It is long past being just a problem and as long as it remains in certain communities its not a problem to some. Young people are fed a diet of violence. Its on tv, the music they listen to, the video games they play. So now everyones pissed off because they have become what they have been exposed too daily for the past twenty years!

Yes parents are responsible for their children. Many of them are. And don't forget many of them moved out here to give their children a better life and to get away from the violence.

What amazes me, no sickens me is certain people who are so terminally ignorant that they think that "non-colored" people DO NOT commit crimes. Yes they do and probably worse, and probably on your own street. PLEASE take your head out of your posterior and make sure you raise your own children right. Every person of color is NOT a criminal or have criminal intent.
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Wow is all I have to say this is crazy for ppls to say the parents arnt doing thier jobs I knew John and his family. His mother is one of the most hard working people you will ever meet and she is a loving women raise all her children well just because some people dont know how to use thier hands in a fight does NOT mean thier parents are unfit parents so before you open your mouth and say some junk like this again...THINK of whats comming out because it may not be true!
And get over your self our president is BLACK!! so yall racist people that want us out of randolph need to get a clue cuz we arnt going anywhere...and i know its not all white people are racist its just some that are ignorant and stupid that post these stupid cmts that piss me off
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Jan 16, 2009
 
I also went to school with Malcolm and Ezekiel it is safe to say they both hung with he wrong crowd as I have hung with hem before in my immature days, Ezekiel was coming out of jail for a year I believe for robbery and some other crap that he did in Randolph Middle School, that should have been his oppurtunity to get an education and stay out of trouble, I wasn't around but from what I see he hung with the wrong crowd and his people and Malcolms people had problems and like every idiot kid these days they take it to a serious level and in shocking fashion Malcolm killed him, I would never expect it when I last seen him at South Shore Plaza a month before the shooting. It is sad but the key is to get your kids away from the wrong crowd in randolph the groups are getting larger and the fake gangsters are getting bolder I have a son now in college and I remember like yesterday hanging out with these same people victims and the accused, sad story indeed. Randolph is on the path of destruction.
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The Truth is.... blacks and hispanics commit more crime!
The Crime rate in Randolph (and in all city and towns) has gone sky high because of blacks (and Hispanics)!
You look at the crime rate 10-20 years ago when less blacks lived in town, then look now!
And how is the property value?
When black or hispanic people or kids are in large numbers or groups, they do not act civilized! And most violent crimes and shootings are committed by someone that is black or hispanic!
Yes, Crime and violent crimes do happen by Whites and others.... But everyone knows Blacks and hispanics commit a majority of the crimes!
And Randolph has a high crime rate because of the large amount of blacks that live in town!
Say it's racist or hateful all you want and call me whatever you wish... YOU KNOW IT'S THE TRUTH!

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