Friendly Hills Shooting victim identi...

Friendly Hills Shooting victim identified

There are 257 comments on the www.whittierdailynews.com story from Aug 25, 2008, titled Friendly Hills Shooting victim identified. In it, www.whittierdailynews.com reports that:

Coroner's officials on Monday identified a Whittier man whose pregnant girlfriend and 1-year-old daughter witnessed his killing.

The Thursday evening slaying rocked a quiet East Whiitier neighborhood.

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Since: Jul 08

La Mirada,Ca

#1 Aug 25, 2008
This nonsense that seems to peak each summer needs to stop. The 'veteranos' need to step up and be real men and put a end to this eye-for-an-eye crap that is destroying our neighborhoods and Latino families.
not now

Los Angeles, CA

#2 Aug 26, 2008
Sheriff's and court records show he had run-ins with the law before.

On June 13, deputies from the sheriff's Pico Rivera Station cited De La Riva for drinking in public. He was released the next day.

De La Riva was convicted of being under the influence of a controlled substance Aug. 28, 2007 and Oct. 26, 2006.

On Aug. 25, 2006, he was found guilty of battery against a former spouse or fiancee and for dissuading a witness from making a report to authorities.

He was also convicted of vandalism May 25, 2006
Thinning of the herd. Is anyone really surprised that this was yet another latin gang murder? Was this really a tragedy? Obviously he was done bangin around or he wouldn't have been the recipient of pay-back.

Hard to feel sorry for him. You reap what you sow. Now had he been some hard working slub, not involved in gang activity, I would be saying that's screwed up.
Deborah Coronel

Arcadia, CA

#3 Aug 26, 2008
How terrible, can't you let someone die with dignity. What does his past mistakes have to do with his death. I feel your mention of his past misfortune with the law to be distasteful!

How about writing he was a devoted friend, devoted son, loved by so many! He will truly be missed!

I feel disgusted at your style of writing, let the dead rest in peace! He was a kind man, a loving friend and a devoted son!
Its_not_your_son

Arcadia, CA

#4 Aug 26, 2008
How heartless for anyone to say...is it really a tragic! Who is to stand in judgment with a loss1
Its_not_your_son

Arcadia, CA

#5 Aug 26, 2008
You also reap what you sow, with your narrow minded prejudice. Yes, he is a hardwork man, what his past history is about is no ones concerns, and who are you to sit in judgment, are you without any sin? Typical white sterotype ...you are backwards in your thinking!

You are truly a horrible person.
Its_not_your_son

Arcadia, CA

#6 Aug 26, 2008
Who are you? Do you really know this young man. Did you read the comments his neighbors said about him? He was a hard working young man! Hard to know why this happened, it could have been YOU! Who knows…it happened and yes tragic! Tragic for his mother, who has to bury her son, how dare you insult the family! Yes, we do reap what we sow, and you will reap your cruel words you listed. Yes tragic for any mother who loses her son! You didn’t know him or the family so who are you to generalize your opinion? Typical “white person”, sickening! Hard working kind young man. So you generalize this into another "Latin" you must be a white KKK minded Ass! You deserve some tragedy in your life to humble your insulting bigoted attitude. SHAME ON YOU!– Signed an educated Latina, with A Bachelor’s Degree!
not now wrote:
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Thinning of the herd. Is anyone really surprised that this was yet another latin gang murder? Was this really a tragedy? Obviously he was done bangin around or he wouldn't have been the recipient of pay-back.
Hard to feel sorry for him. You reap what you sow. Now had he been some hard working slub, not involved in gang activity, I would be saying that's screwed up.
fredfender

La Mirada, CA

#7 Aug 26, 2008
Its_not_your_son wrote:
Who are you? Do you really know this young man. Did you read the comments his neighbors said about him? He was a hard working young man! Hard to know why this happened, it could have been YOU! Who knows…it happened and yes tragic! Tragic for his mother, who has to bury her son, how dare you insult the family! Yes, we do reap what we sow, and you will reap your cruel words you listed. Yes tragic for any mother who loses her son! You didn’t know him or the family so who are you to generalize your opinion? Typical “white person”, sickening! Hard working kind young man. So you generalize this into another "Latin" you must be a white KKK minded ****! You deserve some tragedy in your life to humble your insulting bigoted attitude. SHAME ON YOU!– Signed an educated Latina, with A Bachelor’s Degree!
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You generalize pretty good yourself, lady.
nicole ibarra

United States

#8 Aug 26, 2008
regardeless of anthonys past..NO ONE deserves to die the way he did.
you will always be missed and in my heart joker!
my deepest sympathies to his family
Fates Warning

Costa Mesa, CA

#9 Aug 26, 2008
it sounds like you yourself are a bigot what is a "Typical white person" supposed to mean?, I am Mexican and my wife is white and funny, we don't see any differance between either race. for you having a BA you do not sound very educated. now thats sad.
Its_not_your_son wrote:
Who are you? Do you really know this young man. Did you read the comments his neighbors said about him? He was a hard working young man! Hard to know why this happened, it could have been YOU! Who knows…it happened and yes tragic! Tragic for his mother, who has to bury her son, how dare you insult the family! Yes, we do reap what we sow, and you will reap your cruel words you listed. Yes tragic for any mother who loses her son! You didn’t know him or the family so who are you to generalize your opinion? Typical “white person”, sickening! Hard working kind young man. So you generalize this into another "Latin" you must be a white KKK minded ****! You deserve some tragedy in your life to humble your insulting bigoted attitude. SHAME ON YOU!– Signed an educated Latina, with A Bachelor’s Degree!
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erica acosta

Los Angeles, CA

#10 Aug 26, 2008
my heart and prayers go out to the de la riva family.it's so Sad that his kids will grow up not ever knowing there DADDY and the kind of love only a DAD gives they will never know. thats so SAD. my heart goes out to the kids!
A mother words

Arcadia, CA

#11 Aug 26, 2008
The comments were very racial, and if that latin lady took offense, I could see why. It was obvious by the specific racial slur, this was not from a fellow hispanic person. So her comments were founded. It's easy for someone to say, I am married to a latin woman, but I understand racial profiling and also find it offensive. I believe her intentions were innocent, and protective. leave it alone, I agree, this young man was loved by many, I loved him dearly and knew him dearly.

I love you Anthony you will be missed by all the family and your friends. Never forgotten!
A mother who cares!
dntworrysucka

Whittier, CA

#12 Aug 26, 2008
not now wrote:
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Thinning of the herd. Is anyone really surprised that this was yet another latin gang murder? Was this really a tragedy? Obviously he was done bangin around or he wouldn't have been the recipient of pay-back.
Hard to feel sorry for him. You reap what you sow. Now had he been some hard working slub, not involved in gang activity, I would be saying that's screwed up.
see the real problem starts with "folks" like you
you are such a perfect person that i want to be just like youuuuuu! "not" your an idi0t and you wouldnt say it was "screwed" up if it was someone good or bad.... see you shouldnt worry about what happens to anybody because your allready dead. I mean with thoughts like the way you have you might as well already be!
Low Profile

Covina, CA

#13 Aug 26, 2008
Too many murders, everyday. I moved to whittier to get away from that evirement. but its spreading.

I too feel that this young man didnt deserve to die, from reading some previous comments it seemed like a coward act, know knows if it was gang related or not. There are a lot of difern't coltures who blog here and try to sound superior y putting down differnt races (Hispanic to be exact) and primarly the Mexican race. Its OK I am Mexicn my self and was smuggled into this country by my mother when I was an infant. Love it here. I think im gonna go back and pick up all my family thats in Mexico.....jk jk jk
But im proud of who I am
A mother words

Arcadia, CA

#14 Aug 26, 2008
Okay, so you are married to a white woman that's great! Your point is? It was not okay to say those horrible racial slurs against our loved one! I take great offense as a latin mother. I love my race and do not see any beauty in any other race, like ours. Maybe narrow minded, maybe one sided. That Latinas anger was out of love and protection. We as a Latin culture become racists behind our discrimination! I am third generation, my parents were discrimated badly, that is why I was raised with the "english only syndrome" I do not speak spanish, just slang version, not because I am not prideful, because my mother recalls her being segragated as a child in bungalows from the white children. My mothers goal was for her babies to not be discriminated like she was. My mother was born and raised in Arcadia, CA! So,yes, that woman’s comment was hard and very prejudice, but it was derived from the direct insult posed by that posting.

Proctive mama
Fates Warning wrote:
it sounds like you yourself are a bigot what is a "Typical white person" supposed to mean?, I am Mexican and my wife is white and funny, we don't see any differance between either race. for you having a BA you do not sound very educated. now thats sad.
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YetAgain

United States

#15 Aug 26, 2008
not now wrote:
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Thinning of the herd. Is anyone really surprised that this was yet another latin gang murder?
No, not in the least. Thanks for f'in up a perfectly good neighborhood. Why can't they learn how to behave and become responsible citizens? This is BS. Let's turn up the heat. Call the cops everytime you see them loitering on the street.
YetAgain

United States

#16 Aug 26, 2008
A mother words wrote:
Okay, so you are married to a white woman that's great! Your point is? It was not okay to say those horrible racial slurs against our loved one! I take great offense as a latin mother. I love my race and do not see any beauty in any other race, like ours. Maybe narrow minded, maybe one sided. That Latinas anger was out of love and protection. We as a Latin culture become racists behind our discrimination! I am third generation, my parents were discrimated badly, that is why I was raised with the "english only syndrome" I do not speak spanish, just slang version, not because I am not prideful, because my mother recalls her being segragated as a child in bungalows from the white children. My mothers goal was for her babies to not be discriminated like she was. My mother was born and raised in Arcadia, CA! So,yes, that woman’s comment was hard and very prejudice, but it was derived from the direct insult posed by that posting.
Proctive mama
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We're not fed up with people like you. It's the shaved head, white t-shirt, f-in pieces of shit that are bullying and victimizing others and f-in up our citys and house values that are pissing everyone off. Mothers need to keep their kids setting positive goals and clean this shit up.
Typical

Castro Valley, CA

#17 Aug 26, 2008
A mother words wrote:
I love my race and do not see any beauty in any other race, like ours.
Well, that's about as racist as it gets!

Instead of being angry at what people say AFTER a gangbanger commits a violent act or dies in a violent manner, why aren't you more concerned with the ganbanger's actions BEFORE he dies? It's a little too late to show your concern now.

Once again, if more parents paid more attention to their children throughout their children's ENTIRE adolescent years, we'd have less kids on drugs and in gangs today. It starts at home and it starts from the moment they're born. Teach them to love, honor and respect. Teach them right from wrong. If you do your JOB as a parent your kids will carry the torch and pass it along to their kids, too.

If you can't handle the responsibility of teaching these moral values to your children, you have no business cranking out kids. It's not the public schools and judicial system's responsibility to teach your kid right from wrong.
Tell it like it is

United States

#18 Aug 26, 2008
Typical wrote:
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Well, that's about as racist as it gets!
Instead of being angry at what people say AFTER a gangbanger commits a violent act or dies in a violent manner, why aren't you more concerned with the ganbanger's actions BEFORE he dies? It's a little too late to show your concern now.
Once again, if more parents paid more attention to their children throughout their children's ENTIRE adolescent years, we'd have less kids on drugs and in gangs today. It starts at home and it starts from the moment they're born. Teach them to love, honor and respect. Teach them right from wrong. If you do your JOB as a parent your kids will carry the torch and pass it along to their kids, too.
If you can't handle the responsibility of teaching these moral values to your children, you have no business cranking out kids. It's not the public schools and judicial system's responsibility to teach your kid right from wrong.
right on, total truth
help

Buena Park, CA

#19 Aug 26, 2008
these kids are so young
Pablo

Los Angeles, CA

#20 Aug 26, 2008
Deborah Coronel wrote:
How terrible, can't you let someone die with dignity. What does his past mistakes have to do with his death. I feel your mention of his past misfortune with the law to be distasteful!
How about writing he was a devoted friend, devoted son, loved by so many! He will truly be missed!
I feel disgusted at your style of writing, let the dead rest in peace! He was a kind man, a loving friend and a devoted son!
Lady, you need to wake up! This guy's last reported crime was only two months ago. That's hardly "past misfortune with the law". These absurd euphemisms cannot shield people from the consequences of their own actions.

Recent convictions for spousal battery and witness tampering really don't sound like someone who is "kind" and "loving". Perhaps you've mistaken him for someone else?

It really is time to start admitting that lives of crime and irresponsibility can ruin lives, or take them away entirely.

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