Mom Speaks Out After 15-Year-Old Son's Fatal Shooting

Jan 18, 2013 Full story: NBC4i.com 237

A Columbus mother is speaking out against guns and violence just one day after her 15-year-old son was shot and killed.

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#46 Jan 20, 2013
Reality Speaks wrote:
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and every day that passes, the population gets more tired about reading this bull.
a 2 week hunting season for criminals would end a huge problem in this country; and license fees would continue to run state parks.
Ohio killed 1 million deer during hunting season, can they match that number with criminals and thugs?
discuss above....it solves root cause.
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Open season on Buckwheat!
Count me in!
Reality Speaks

Columbus, OH

#47 Jan 20, 2013
no knickers allowed wrote:
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If there was a hunting season on criminals they couldnt make the bullets fast enough to keep me supplied.
may I suggest you open an account at Hornady.

You can't use up what they can manufacture; and with a reloader, they can outlaw ammo from everyone but you.
Latifah

Springboro, OH

#48 Jan 20, 2013
FKA Reader wrote:
Obviously this kid is not the one that anyone would choose to be the poster child for gun control, or anything else. Hard telling what went on at the hospital, but my best guess is that it was a continuation of what went on in the alley, which was a continuation of something that went on at school--and on and on.
But maybe someone would be willing to flash back to some point in this kid's life when he had a chance. How far back would you need to go? Kindegarten? Birth? Because there are plenty more like him. Lot more chances to try to get it right.
Sneer all you want at the kid's family and neighborhood. It doesn't look like they were ones who gave up on him.
Lotta talk here about trash and not giving a damn.
Anyone posting here give a damn?
I give a damn.

I care.

I cried when read this story.

Thank you for you kind words. People on this forum are so angry they do not care than another young man has lost his life in our my community. I will say again there are too many guns on the streets in the wrong hands.

How many more of us have to die before someone does makes a change and show that they care and that can give us hope?

I am so sad and depressed right now for this mother and community.

When will somebody so something?
Latifah

Springboro, OH

#49 Jan 20, 2013
YES wrote:
<quoted text>.
Open season on Buckwheat!
Count me in!
Open season on Buckwheat?

Our my young men are killing themselves because tehere are too many guns on the streets!!!!

Hate is not the answer.
Latifah

Springboro, OH

#50 Jan 20, 2013
Hugh Victor Thompson III wrote:
<quoted text>Along with the morality of the Church's support of leftist social justice crapola, which bears much of the blame for the sorry state of American inner cities.
I love my Church, but hate the way it's been hijacked by the left in so many ways.
So much hate.

So much hate.

So much hate.
Latifah

Springboro, OH

#51 Jan 20, 2013
Big Johnson wrote:
Did she offer a pronunciation guide for Kaewaun's name?
How many more Kaewaun's have to die before your hate is satisfied?
Latifah

Springboro, OH

#52 Jan 20, 2013
CatInTheHat wrote:
"A memorial now exists in the alley where Coleman was shot...".
I'll bet the property owners and residents are just effing thrilled about that junk going up.
We need more type memorials in our community so that the death of Kaewaun is not forgotten.

There are many more like Kaewaun out there that need help.
Latifah

Springboro, OH

#53 Jan 20, 2013
Reality Speaks wrote:
<quoted text>
and every day that passes, the population gets more tired about reading this bull.
a 2 week hunting season for criminals would end a huge problem in this country; and license fees would continue to run state parks.
Ohio killed 1 million deer during hunting season, can they match that number with criminals and thugs?
discuss above....it solves root cause.
This kind of hate is not the answer!!!!
Robert

Lees Summit, MO

#54 Jan 20, 2013
Black killing other blacks in the ghetto is what it is. It is not right, but it is not the law abiding citizen doing the killing. It is sad but gun control is not the answer. The gun was probably bought illegally or stolen.
Murdock

Kenton, OH

#55 Jan 20, 2013
Reality Speaks wrote:
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until they realize that punishing crime is the answer, then there is going to be a big problem.
That would solve a majority of the problem, a gun is an inanimate object, it can neither kill or refuse to kill, it's at the discretion of the user, or criminal, and taking away guns will not make a criminal change his or her ways.
Murdock

Kenton, OH

#56 Jan 20, 2013
Robert wrote:
Black killing other blacks in the ghetto is what it is. It is not right, but it is not the law abiding citizen doing the killing. It is sad but gun control is not the answer. The gun was probably bought illegally or stolen.
I totally agree

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#57 Jan 20, 2013
Robert wrote:
Black killing other blacks in the ghetto is what it is. It is not right, but it is not the law abiding citizen doing the killing. It is sad but gun control is not the answer. The gun was probably bought illegally or stolen.
1) We can do a far better job of keeping legal weapons from becoming illegal. This involves universal background checks and enhanced ability to trace weapons used in crimes--in order to determine the source of illegally sold/purchased weapons.

2) I think the terminology of "black on black" violence is something of a misnomer--used primarily to foster the illusion that the problem (and solution) lies exclusively in some mythologically isolated "black community." This is an issue of those who are least resourced being most impacted by sociological dysfunctions associated with poverty, disenfranchsement, poor education and unemployment.

3) When pockets of crime exist within demographic or geographically defined groups, it is unlikely that an emphasis on individual morality (or making good choices) will be sufficient to make a change. Sociological change is also called for.
mike

Akron, OH

#58 Jan 20, 2013
Latifah wrote:
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I give a damn.
I care.
I cried when read this story.
Thank you for you kind words. People on this forum are so angry they do not care than another young man has lost his life in our my community. I will say again there are too many guns on the streets in the wrong hands.
How many more of us have to die before someone does makes a change and show that they care and that can give us hope?
I am so sad and depressed right now for this mother and community.
When will somebody so something?
You have got it wrong. Angry - no. Indifferent is more like it. Nobody likes to read of anyone being killed under any circumstances. But as always the real crux of the problem is the 72% of black children born to single mothers and raised (while not always) in circumstances that basically work against them from the get-go.
When Michelle Obama comes out with her Marry First campaign - then I will believe that just maybe the black community from its most evident spokesperson really does care.
mike

Akron, OH

#59 Jan 20, 2013
FKA Reader wrote:
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Well, tip, if you think about it, if you lead a horse to water and it doesn't drink, it is time to consider the possibility that the horse is ill or that there is something wrong with the water. Because the normal state of horses, and all other creatures, is to take on water as needed.
Now, I will grant, that I have been setting out water for a number of folks on Topix for quite some time and they ain't been drinking. So, what is it that prevents them from seeking a healthy, well watered status? Are they afraid of the water (or knowledge) for some reason? Did something happen to them to convince them that drinking the water is associated with danger?
I do credit people with being smarter than horses.
Maybe nobody is drinking your water because we see it as snake-oil from a well lubricated liberal.

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#60 Jan 20, 2013
mike wrote:
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You have got it wrong. Angry - no. Indifferent is more like it. Nobody likes to read of anyone being killed under any circumstances. But as always the real crux of the problem is the 72% of black children born to single mothers and raised (while not always) in circumstances that basically work against them from the get-go.
When Michelle Obama comes out with her Marry First campaign - then I will believe that just maybe the black community from its most evident spokesperson really does care.
Seems like Dubya had some inclinations in that direction. May even have attempted to fund some programs aimed in the direction of supporting marriage. Don't know that there was any measureable change.

In Japan some years ago there was a phenomenon described as "consumption of despair." In other words, a younger generation was not perceiving hope of being able to achieve certain long-term goals as home ownership, etc, and therefore was spending on short-term luxuries rather than saving.

I note this because there has long be an observed correlation between financial security and rates of both marriage and child-birth. Those who are well-educated and have secure incomes tend to delay child-bearing and have fewer children.

In fact, current demographics reveal that black women are doing better than black men in terms of both employment and education. They are more likely to finish high school, attend college, achieve long-term employment and advance in careers. And black women (as white women) are far more likely to be raising the children--whether married or single.

To my mind, there are plenty of good reasons to postpone childbearing until marriage and/or financial stability. However, until we some some change in the likelihood of being able to access financial stability, it is going to be incredibly difficult to bring about that kind of change.

BTW--I believe that the rate of teen births has been consistently declining for some years.
The King and I

Plain City, OH

#61 Jan 20, 2013
mike wrote:
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Maybe nobody is drinking your water because we see it as snake-oil from a well lubricated liberal.
Liberals have destroyed the family in general and the Black Family in particular by penalizing marriage in the ghetto and encouraging the phemonmen of the "unmarried baby momma" having five babies by five fathers.

Ghetto Black baby mommas are follwing white liberal females over a cliff having babies without fathers.

But in a free society what can anyone do but get as many guns as possible to keep themselves safe and move as far away as possible from the ghetto inferno of the inner city.

Liberals are the problem.

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#62 Jan 20, 2013
FKA Reader wrote:
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...However, until we some some change in the likelihood of being able to access financial stability, it is going to be incredibly difficult to bring about that kind of change.
Again...poverty is no excuse for immorality.

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#63 Jan 20, 2013
The King and I wrote:
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Liberals have destroyed the family in general and the Black Family in particular by penalizing marriage in the ghetto and encouraging the phemonmen of the "unmarried baby momma" having five babies by five fathers.
Ghetto Black baby mommas are follwing white liberal females over a cliff having babies without fathers.
But in a free society what can anyone do but get as many guns as possible to keep themselves safe and move as far away as possible from the ghetto inferno of the inner city.
Liberals are the problem.
Yes, you have learned you speech well. Unfortunately for you, it is wrong.

It was not liberals who rendered black males unable to support their families back in the days of last-hired-first-fired and so forth. Families split because an unworking father who was present not only drained family resources, but until more liberal policies were adopted made the entire family ineligible for assistance. Liberals were also not responsible for the completely extra-legal status of slave marriages prior to emancipation.

It might be interesting to know the political persuasion of all women who bear children outside of marriage (your assumption is that there is a movement led by white liberal women)--but I have never seen any actual research on the subject, have you?

The very real problem to focus on--that is if you want change--is black male education and employment. There has been a fair amount of research into this. Google school to prison pipeline if you are interested.

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#64 Jan 20, 2013
-tip- wrote:
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Again...poverty is no excuse for immorality.
Nor is immorality the cause of poverty.

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#65 Jan 20, 2013
The King and I wrote:
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But in a free society what can anyone do but get as many guns as possible to keep themselves safe and move as far away as possible from the ghetto inferno of the inner city.
Funny thing is that as poor folks do exactly that, the white middle class tends to up and run even further away. The ghetto then spreads. No escape via the means that you suggest.

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