Student's Morehouse dream shattered

May 9, 2009 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Joshua Brandon Norris is expected to graduate soon and become a Morehouse Man, with all its prestige.

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Candy

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May 10, 2009
 
I want to know how this college kid drives a hummer and lives in a half million dollar condo....

Seems he is connected some kida way.....
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May 10, 2009
 
Happy mother's day O J Simpson. Did you knit your mama a potholder today in the prison workshop? Or does she even speak to you after you lost her house. Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!
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May 12, 2009
 
College grad wrote:
Happy mother's day O J Simpson. Did you knit your mama a potholder today in the prison workshop? Or does she even speak to you after you lost her house. Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!
Good news and bad news, O.J.

The good news is, you'll be out in only 20 years.

The bad news, you'll be dead in 15. Ha Ha Ha Ha
Nurse bystander

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May 13, 2009
 

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It's always interesting how a professional journalist can spin a story to ensure the "victim" is so innocent. Neither young man is truly innocent. As someone who is familiar with both sides of this story and treated the injuries Norris received when HE was actually the one attacked and beaten with severe injuries as he defended a young woman from a group of drunk young men harassing her, pulling a gun as a final resort to protect himself... I would hope to see both of these young men learn from BOTH of their mistakes, be grateful for being alive & take advantage of all life has to offer and stop blaming others for challenges presented in life.
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I agree with the Nurse Bystander. Also,I knew Rashad in high school. From my experiences, he was obnoxious and harassed students and teachers to the point where he switched schools. I can't say what happened at Morehouse, but from knowing him as a teenager he was not as much of a victim then a bully.
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May 14, 2009
 
Nurse bystander wrote:
It's always interesting how a professional journalist can spin a story to ensure the "victim" is so innocent. Neither young man is truly innocent. As someone who is familiar with both sides of this story and treated the injuries Norris received when HE was actually the one attacked and beaten with severe injuries as he defended a young woman from a group of drunk young men harassing her, pulling a gun as a final resort to protect himself... I would hope to see both of these young men learn from BOTH of their mistakes, be grateful for being alive & take advantage of all life has to offer and stop blaming others for challenges presented in life.
Yea, Yea, Yea... and Ray Lewis and his carload of thugs were defending their "ladies for hire" that night from two Atlanta tourists who commented that those "ladies for hire" were nuthin' but hoes! Ray Lewis' thugs ganged up on those two tourists and beat and knifed them to death.
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Really, Nurse Bystander? You treated Norris from Nashville? Don't you mean you concocted this story with help from Norris' stepfather who happens to be a Memphis cop? Why were there no injuries on Norris in any of his police photos? Why were there no injuries on Norris listed in the police report? Why were no witnesses allowed to come and testify that Norris' attack on Rashad was unprovoke as each stated to the police at the time? Why did Norris get away with smashing a glass in his girlfriend's face, as she originally reported to police? Why did she change her story only after Norris' cop stepfather spend time alone with her in her hospital room - a TOTAL violation of protocol, procedure and victims' rights? Why was Norris well-known to others in Atlanta as a trouble maker with money who often brandished his gun at people? Even if you - who are clearly Norris friends & family - think the victim was equally at fault, it is not up to a prosecutor to let a shooter off the hook. This called for a jury trial. Oh, and why the h*ll did Norris HAVE A GUN IN THE FIRST PLACE IF HE IS SO FR**KING INNOCENT??????????
JVR

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May 15, 2009
 
The spin does seem to continue. FACTS, Norris has numerous violent run ins and a high priced lawyer to cover his ass. Johnson may have been obnoxious in high school (jilted girl friend?) but doesn't have numerous police reports concernng violence. Read:
http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/printedition... . Let's be objective now.

Since: Aug 08

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Nurse bystander wrote:
It's always interesting how a professional journalist can spin a story to ensure the "victim" is so innocent. Neither young man is truly innocent. As someone who is familiar with both sides of this story and treated the injuries Norris received when HE was actually the one attacked and beaten with severe injuries as he defended a young woman from a group of drunk young men harassing her, pulling a gun as a final resort to protect himself... I would hope to see both of these young men learn from BOTH of their mistakes, be grateful for being alive & take advantage of all life has to offer and stop blaming others for challenges presented in life.
Lady, the only thing your familiar with is sitting onyourass. Joshua Brandon Norris is a violant thug with one foot always on the wrong side of the law.

The number killer of young black men between 18-26 are other young black men. Morehouse College is criminally negligent and contributing to a genocide of a whole generation of young black men by letting that pathetic little thug Norris graduate. Morehouse College just gave the KKK a brand new poster child for white hate. I hope they're proud of themselves, America isn't.

Pretty pathetic when a young black man is ashamed of Morehouse. If Norris is the standard for Morehouse College's vision of the future of young black leaders, well, all I can say it is a disgrace.
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b/c his mom has an good job!! if you knew the whole story then you would have done the same! Cuz don't worry about it we are still going to kick it when you come home cuz! KEEP YO HEAD UP!!!
Candy wrote:
I want to know how this college kid drives a hummer and lives in a half million dollar condo....
Seems he is connected some kida way.....
Rodney

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May 18, 2009
 
Candy wrote:
I want to know how this college kid drives a hummer and lives in a half million dollar condo....
Seems he is connected some kida way.....
Don't forget part owner in an upscale boutique.
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May 19, 2009
 
Morehouse College just graduated its class of 2009. On the back of every diploma was a job application for Churches Fried Chicken!
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obamas unemployed wrote:
Morehouse College just graduated its class of 2009. On the back of every diploma was a job application for Churches Fried Chicken!
According to recent news reports 20% of them will get a job.
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Out of college and into the unemployment line. obama has failed America and lied to the people. Record high unemployment and it gets worse every day.
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Truth of the matter is if we weren't there we can't judge. Unless we were at the club that night and saw what transpired we shouldn't assume someone is a thug..or that the victim is as innocent. We all make mistake some more SEVERE than others.

A scorned, immature female can make up stories out of spite.

There are no excuses for what happened but judgment doesn't belong with sinners.

And he isn't a thug!!!
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ninabena wrote:
Truth of the matter is if we weren't there we can't judge. Unless we were at the club that night and saw what transpired we shouldn't assume someone is a thug..or that the victim is as innocent. We all make mistake some more SEVERE than others.
A scorned, immature female can make up stories out of spite.
There are no excuses for what happened but judgment doesn't belong with sinners.
And he isn't a thug!!!
He qualifies as "thug of the month"
isabella

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Jun 16, 2009
 
In the sate of Georgia anyone can carry a registered gun just about. In fact most people do including myself. You obviously have never lived here....

My question is how do we know he intentionally shoot the guy I mean hell they were in a scuffle and the other kid admitted he grabbed his wrist...and if your in a scuffle and adrelaine is flowing anyone of them could have triggered the gun...
Maralago wrote:
Really, Nurse Bystander? You treated Norris from Nashville? Don't you mean you concocted this story with help from Norris' stepfather who happens to be a Memphis cop? Why were there no injuries on Norris in any of his police photos? Why were there no injuries on Norris listed in the police report? Why were no witnesses allowed to come and testify that Norris' attack on Rashad was unprovoke as each stated to the police at the time? Why did Norris get away with smashing a glass in his girlfriend's face, as she originally reported to police? Why did she change her story only after Norris' cop stepfather spend time alone with her in her hospital room - a TOTAL violation of protocol, procedure and victims' rights? Why was Norris well-known to others in Atlanta as a trouble maker with money who often brandished his gun at people? Even if you - who are clearly Norris friends & family - think the victim was equally at fault, it is not up to a prosecutor to let a shooter off the hook. This called for a jury trial. Oh, and why the h*ll did Norris HAVE A GUN IN THE FIRST PLACE IF HE IS SO FR**KING INNOCENT??????????
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Aug 17, 2013
 
At the time, his mom was a very successful real estate broker/investor. She helped him open a high end clothing store and he too was licensed in real estate. He was a bright kid, just made some dark choices. This was a sad story. I pray everyone involved has been able to move forward.

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