Shooting at Rockwood Park, Chesterfield County, Va - wtvr

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Police are investigating a shooting at a park in Chesterfield County. The shooting happened at Rockwood Park on Courthouse Road around 7pm last night.
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MidloTeach

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Absolutely wonderful to hear. I had my 6 and 7 year old playing on the playground next to the court about 2 hours prior to this incident. Guess I will think twice before heading back there.
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Take the basketball courts down and this will keep those ones out!!!

They are always shoot hoops. One would think they are trying out for the Basketball leagues!
Non-Reading Idiots

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One word comes to mind, but I will refrain from saying, cause I'm nice like that.
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OMG not in chesterfield!!
Tired of it

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Take that s%$# back to Richmond! Leave Chesterfield alone! I agree with Bubba...take the basketball courts down and build them back up in the 'hood!

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The hood rats are encroaching on nice neighborhoods, That is nothing new.

The question is how to exterminate them without punishing others that just want to enjoy the park.
Sue

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Why are these people not working?
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Just another thug gathering place.They should not be beside a playground thats for sure.We pay and they play,what a wonderful thing.
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You guys realize those courts have been up for years, right?? People play there all the time and nothing has ever happened. It is a nice place for people to get together and play basketball. I umpire at Rockwood and play baseball there, and there has never been any problem. Dare I say that you ignorant commenters only hate it because it is a predominantly gathering of African Americans? I believe this especially when commenters call the people there "thugs" and say to rebuild the courts "back up in the 'hood." Sue, I dont know many people that work at 7p.m. 1 isolated incident should not cause people to panic. You people disgust me!

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Jul 21, 2010
 
Voice of Reason wrote:
You guys realize those courts have been up for years, right?? People play there all the time and nothing has ever happened. It is a nice place for people to get together and play basketball. I umpire at Rockwood and play baseball there, and there has never been any problem. Dare I say that you ignorant commenters only hate it because it is a predominantly gathering of African Americans? I believe this especially when commenters call the people there "thugs" and say to rebuild the courts "back up in the 'hood." Sue, I dont know many people that work at 7p.m. 1 isolated incident should not cause people to panic. You people disgust me!
Caveman remember problems there before. They take down hoops to punish bad people then put back up.

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Voice of Reason wrote:
You guys realize those courts have been up for years, right?? People play there all the time and nothing has ever happened. It is a nice place for people to get together and play basketball. I umpire at Rockwood and play baseball there, and there has never been any problem. Dare I say that you ignorant commenters only hate it because it is a predominantly gathering of African Americans? I believe this especially when commenters call the people there "thugs" and say to rebuild the courts "back up in the 'hood." Sue, I dont know many people that work at 7p.m. 1 isolated incident should not cause people to panic. You people disgust me!
There have been any number of problems at Rockwood over the years, but never a shooting like this.

Crime is not new to the park, drug deals, muggings and prostitution have all occurred in the past, but this is a new chapter, and not a good one.
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Sue wrote:
Why are these people not working?
"The shooting happened at Rockwood Park on Courthouse Road around 7pm last night."

Do you work at this time? They probably did work during the day, if they had jobs and came out to the park to shoot baskeball. Probably someone said something to someone and that person took his gun out and pop a cap in his arz!

Either way too many problems happening all over. Eveyone has a gun nowdays.
Voice of Reason

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va_tazdad wrote:
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There have been any number of problems at Rockwood over the years, but never a shooting like this.
Crime is not new to the park, drug deals, muggings and prostitution have all occurred in the past, but this is a new chapter, and not a good one.
Sorry, but i have never seen any other problems there besides ALL sorts of people enjoying themselves. I dont think 1 incident should define a single park, or an area of a park. Every place has a problem or two, especially when it has been around for years and years. I AM glad though that you are bold enough to make assumptions about drug deals, muggings, and prostitution. Im not sure if you have witnessed this all or participated. Either way is bad enough, and those are the only ways you could actually make that claim. Your neighborhood gossip doesnt hold and credence in my court. You are bold, that is for sure. Maybe you could fill us in on how you got your knowledge of this. If all of those claims were true, i am not sure why parents were taking their kids to the park up to this incident. I think it is you conveniently making up details to support your outrageous points.
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To Bubba, Robert Byrd's Ghost, Tired of It and others with thinly vieled racist comments:

Do you realize that it was a White guy from Chesterfield who was arrested for the shooting?
Voice of Reason

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VaTerp wrote:
To Bubba, Robert Byrd's Ghost, Tired of It and others with thinly vieled racist comments:
Do you realize that it was a White guy from Chesterfield who was arrested for the shooting?
I'm glad someone else noticed the obvious racism...
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GUMBY said SPAY AND NEUTER ALL HOODLUMS.
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ahahahahahahhahaha you backwoods motherf$@#$%^&!!! how dare you in 2010 be so dayum hateful and racist???? are you serious?? and people think that racism is dead, you prove that it is alive and thriving, especially in racist ass chesterfield!!! the guy that did the shooting was one of you guys, white!!!

you should be ashamed of yourselves.
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The park went down the toilet in the '90s. Don't kid yourselves

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Voice of Reason wrote:
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Sorry, but i have never seen any other problems there besides ALL sorts of people enjoying themselves. I dont think 1 incident should define a single park, or an area of a park. Every place has a problem or two, especially when it has been around for years and years. I AM glad though that you are bold enough to make assumptions about drug deals, muggings, and prostitution. Im not sure if you have witnessed this all or participated. Either way is bad enough, and those are the only ways you could actually make that claim. Your neighborhood gossip doesnt hold and credence in my court. You are bold, that is for sure. Maybe you could fill us in on how you got your knowledge of this. If all of those claims were true, i am not sure why parents were taking their kids to the park up to this incident. I think it is you conveniently making up details to support your outrageous points.
I think you are an idiot.

I have lived in the area and have kept track of the crime for almost 30 years. In addition to what I already stated the house that borders the park on Courthouse has been broken into several times.

Do your own research. Check with the police.

No, Rockwood is no where as bad as Central Park in NYC, but there has been any number of crimes committed there. I took my children there to play and walk the nature trails when they were young.

No “lack of reason”, my comments are not fictitious, and I neither witnessed nor participated in any crimes that occurred there as you inferred. I just read the crime report that is posted in the times dispatch and have contacted the police for information.

Perhaps you should pull your condescending head out of your butt and do some simple research.
Robert Byrds Ghost

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VaTerp wrote:
To Bubba, Robert Byrd's Ghost, Tired of It and others with thinly vieled racist comments:
Do you realize that it was a White guy from Chesterfield who was arrested for the shooting?
So tell me, which part of the joke I posted is untrue and "racist"? The part about black guys liking basketball or the part about black males having a propensity to commit rape? After all, according to Dept. of Justice crime statistics:

- Black males commit 48% of the approximately 160,000 rapes reported annually yet account for only 6% of the general population.

- In cases where the race of both victim and offender are known:

1) Of the roughly 110,000 annual cases where the race of the rape or sexual assault victim is white, 35% of the offenders are black. This means that about 39,000 white women are victims of black-on-white rape each year.

2) Of the roughly 34,000 cases annually in which the victim of rape or sexual assault is black, 100%(yes, 100 percent) of the offenders are black, and 0.0%(that’s not a typo – it’s actually less than ten reported cases annually) of the offenders are white. This means that based on reported cases, white-on-black rape is virtually nonexistent (or at the very least extremely rare) in the United States.

- As far as blacks liking basketball, surely you’re not that clueless about black culture, are you?

So I ask again, my naïve, guilty white liberal friend, please tell me which part of the joke I posted is untrue or "racist"?

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