Family, Friends Hold Vigil for Missing Teen - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Wea...

There are 20 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Dec 8, 2012, titled Family, Friends Hold Vigil for Missing Teen - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Wea.... In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

Nineteen-year-old DaShad Smith was last seen 18 days ago. Saturday night, his family and friends held a candlelight vigil to shine light on his disappearance.

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thinking free

Charlottesville, VA

#1 Dec 8, 2012
It's disgusting how friends and family of this missing child is pulling out race card, the class card, and calling the police inadequate
Stan

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Dec 8, 2012
When in doubt...play the race card. At least NBC29 didn't shove a race card article in our faces like Newsplex did for this story. It is pathetic.
fish 100

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Dec 9, 2012
thinking free wrote:
It's disgusting how friends and family of this missing child is pulling out race card, the class card, and calling the police inadequate
They used the race card with Morgan Harrington, the I am rich race card. Do you think DaShad will get as mush press as Morgan Harrington? Use any card to get your (CHILD HOME) The Smiths should stay on the police just like the Harringtons did!!
AJH

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Dec 9, 2012
This case in nothing like Morgan Harrington.
They have very little to go on. Harrington had witness's and other factors, a found purse, cell phone, etc... Harrington's parents are keeping this going and funding for the search for their daughters killer. I am sure the police are working very hard on this. Do not compare the 2 cases... Harrington was not on line meeting stangers.. Hope DaShad returns home safely and they find him soon but the race card is being played and sure there are more people that just have not come forward with informaiton. I do not think the police are inadequate in doing their job. they have nothing to really go on!
fish 100

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Dec 9, 2012
Stan wrote:
When in doubt...play the race card. At least NBC29 didn't shove a race card article in our faces like Newsplex did for this story. It is pathetic.
Do you mean the human race card?? PS a word wrong in one of my post should be much not mush.
fish 100

Charlottesville, VA

#7 Dec 9, 2012
AJH wrote:
This case in nothing like Morgan Harrington.
They have very little to go on. Harrington had witness's and other factors, a found purse, cell phone, etc... Harrington's parents are keeping this going and funding for the search for their daughters killer. I am sure the police are working very hard on this. Do not compare the 2 cases... Harrington was not on line meeting stangers.. Hope DaShad returns home safely and they find him soon but the race card is being played and sure there are more people that just have not come forward with informaiton. I do not think the police are inadequate in doing their job. they have nothing to really go on!
NO she was going to hitchhike to Harrisonburg!! How STUPID was that?????
Concerned

United States

#8 Dec 9, 2012
Again---just remember---most people bring problems on themselves, or as some say---"oh the web we weave", sorry, just living in reality.
fish 100

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Dec 9, 2012
AJH wrote:
This case in nothing like Morgan Harrington.
They have very little to go on. Harrington had witness's and other factors, a found purse, cell phone, etc... Harrington's parents are keeping this going and funding for the search for their daughters killer. I am sure the police are working very hard on this. Do not compare the 2 cases... Harrington was not on line meeting stangers.. Hope DaShad returns home safely and they find him soon but the race card is being played and sure there are more people that just have not come forward with informaiton. I do not think the police are inadequate in doing their job. they have nothing to really go on!
Other factors-----? Rich white girl!!!!!!!!!!
G Luv

Charlottesville, VA

#11 Dec 9, 2012
AJH wrote:
They have very little to go on...they have nothing to really go on!
http://www.nbc29.com/story/20209341/charlotte...
G Luv

Charlottesville, VA

#12 Dec 9, 2012
Concerned wrote:
Again---just remember---most people bring problems on themselves, or as some say---"oh the web we weave", sorry, just living in reality.
Meaning -- what -- we shouldn't even bother? It's somehow less important because he might have been engaged in activity you don't approve of? Police shouldn't investigate crimes where the victim "was asking for trouble"?
Marjorie

Charlottesville, VA

#14 Dec 9, 2012
Hopes and prayers that you find your loved one soon. So sad that there has not been more attention to this story.
Liberalace

Charlottesville, VA

#15 Dec 9, 2012
Marjorie wrote:
Hopes and prayers that you find your loved one soon. So sad that there has not been more attention to this story.
More attention to this story? I have seen it in the news many, many times. Explain what you want as far as "more attention." I know where this guy was going, what he looks like, who he was meeting, etc. There are missing person posters all over the place. This story has received lots of press.
For those of you belly-aching about race, where was the black and queer community when Harrington was missing? I didn't hear one statement from the black community or any gay groups. So now that a person is missing who is colored and queer, you come out of the woodwork? Who are the racists then?
I hope this kid did not come upon misfortune and is found safe. But enough with the hissy-fit militant posing. Go shopping or see a play already; just relax.

R.I.P.: Gianni Versace
Well now

Charlottesville, VA

#17 Dec 9, 2012
fish 100 wrote:
<quoted text>NO she was going to hitchhike to Harrisonburg!! How STUPID was that?????
You do a disservice to your case by maligning another family's child. You also show yourself as a racist and classist.

Bitter people like yourself are using this case as a platform for their own agenda (i.e. race, sexual orientation, anti police, etc.). You are using DaShad to promote a platform to which you want attention brought. Half those yelling and screaming couldn't care less about DaShad in a meaningful way except as it relates to their own self promotion.
Rusty

Edinburg, VA

#18 Dec 9, 2012
Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
Peter

Charlottesville, VA

#19 Dec 9, 2012
Concerned wrote:
Again---just remember---most people bring problems on themselves, or as some say---"oh the web we weave", sorry, just living in reality.
Exactly. That's why one shouldn't try to hitchhike to Harrisonburg when you can't get back into a concert venue.
Concerned

United States

#20 Dec 9, 2012
G Luv wrote:
<quoted text>
Meaning -- what -- we shouldn't even bother? It's somehow less important because he might have been engaged in activity you don't approve of? Police shouldn't investigate crimes where the victim "was asking for trouble"?
Well sort of---however, we must follow the law and of course spend the taxpayers money on these cases just like we do on other cases. But yes you have me figured out pretty well. Congrats!
G Luv

Charlottesville, VA

#21 Dec 9, 2012
god-fearer wrote:
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These are not duties or responsibilities of police.
Holy frijoles. It's a missing person case. At least try to pay attention.
Hmmmm

Birch Run, MI

#22 Dec 9, 2012
It's on his missing fb page and I've posted it here. He was on Craigslist in Jacksonville, FL listing his location as Arlington. Pictures were identical to him. 4 different posts w/ different pics. As was one eerily identical to the Erik kid. They are now deleted of that site. Coincidence? Both persons posts deleted after it was mentioned and sent to C'ville pd...as well as just a coincidence both those people posted only after they were missing, but not before?
This news has made it all the way to Michigan, so I think it's getting plenty of attention.
And yes, it is all about race to the family/friends now. Instead of saying his case isn't getting the attention of the Harrington's case, the family was even quoted as saying not getting the attention as the 'rich, white, blonde girl.'
There was evidence of foul play in her case, none here. The Erik guy isn't even considered a suspect, police just want to ask him questions. Obviously, the police know more than what's being released by the media. Seems as if they believe he is missing, but missing on his own free will.
thinking free

Charlottesville, VA

#25 Dec 9, 2012
I just think that this family needs to do positive things to find their child like fundraising for the cause, hold a vigil like this and use it as a positive thing, etc. They shouldn't just slander the public, the police, and anyone they want and dishing out race card, transgender card, etc etc etc every chance they get
citizen

Charlottesville, VA

#27 Dec 9, 2012
The pinheads that try to run their mouths about the police have no idea whatsoever as to the police agencies across the nation that automatically get notified in ANY missing person case.

Another example as to how clueless most are in this burg.

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