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. Full Story
Elroy

Petersburg, VA

#43 Jul 22, 2010
Fun Police wrote:
Everyone makes such a big deal about black-on-black violence, but did you ever think about the fact that the blacks are just trying to catch up with white people?
Remember Hitler? That crazy cracker killed almost 12 million other crackers. Vlad the Impaler? About 80,000 crackers. The decades of car bombings in cracker-filled Ireland? And the list of crackers killing crackers goes on...
So, technically, when it comes to same-race violence, black people are simply in a huge deficit and are (excuse the blantantly racist business pun) trying to get back in the black.
Rimshot!
yep white people own what they have today from being ruthless.only the strong survive.obama could've brought this country together.he choose to destroy it will be a long time before people can trust a black leader again.
Shut it

Powhatan, VA

#44 Jul 22, 2010
Elroy wrote:
<quoted text>yep white people own what they have today from being ruthless.only the strong survive.obama could've brought this country together.he choose to destroy it will be a long time before people can trust a black leader again.
What do Obama got to do with this?!?!? Shut IT!!!!!!
Jeryl

Chesterfield, VA

#45 Jul 22, 2010
Why is everyone so angry?

As someone mentioned, get rid of the basketball courts. There is no other place in the park that draws a crowd like the courts.

Ball games are played and everyone leaves... you jog and leave... you play on the playgrounds... you leave. Only the basketball courts keep an ongoing crowd.

Find another place in your own complex to play B-ball. Keep it out of the parks. Obviously, it's a problem.

STOP the madness.

chesterfield

United States

#46 Jul 22, 2010
Problem Solver wrote:
Get rid of the basketball courts in Rockwood Park. Problem solved.
no get rid of all the BLACK people......problem solved!! CAN I HEAR AN AMEN!!!!!!!!
Shut it

Powhatan, VA

#47 Jul 22, 2010
chesterfield wrote:
<quoted text>
no get rid of all the BLACK people......problem solved!! CAN I HEAR AN AMEN!!!!!!!!
Hey how aboutfuckyou and yo weakreligon!!
Real Change

Sumerduck, VA

#49 Jul 22, 2010
Rockwood Park is a dump. It gets worse as the "trash" out of the city keeps moving out. You people are ruining good things. You ruined Cloverleaf Mall, Azalea Mall, Fairfield Commons and are working on Virginia Center Commons. Any thugs out there gonna take ownership? I think not. White folks can't stand your trash and the way you behave. Even the "uppity" white folks that claim to be democrats leave the mall when you start walking in crowds and bumping into legitimate shoppers. Take some ownership- bc you people need to step up to the plate and take responsibility for your actions. Successful black folk are embarrassed

Amen to that
not a demorat

Richmond, VA

#50 Jul 22, 2010
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?
that would make him a wigger give him a lead poison death
not a demorat

Richmond, VA

#51 Jul 22, 2010
i said wig ger
Elroy

Petersburg, VA

#52 Jul 22, 2010
Real Change wrote:
Rockwood Park is a dump. It gets worse as the "trash" out of the city keeps moving out. You people are ruining good things. You ruined Cloverleaf Mall, Azalea Mall, Fairfield Commons and are working on Virginia Center Commons. Any thugs out there gonna take ownership? I think not. White folks can't stand your trash and the way you behave. Even the "uppity" white folks that claim to be democrats leave the mall when you start walking in crowds and bumping into legitimate shoppers. Take some ownership- bc you people need to step up to the plate and take responsibility for your actions. Successful black folk are embarrassed
Amen to that
shut it are you one of the dimwits nobody wants to hear.keep your low class ass in the ghetto.there are more and more people willing to stand up to thugs now.the good days are over.we all know guys like your shrivel when faced with adversity.
Elroy

Petersburg, VA

#53 Jul 22, 2010
Shut it wrote:
<quoted text>
What do Obama got to do with this?!?!? Shut IT!!!!!!
when hes not president anymore in 2012 I hope the true patriots charge him with treason for turning againist arizona.

Since: Feb 10

Midlothian, VA

#54 Jul 22, 2010
Voice of Reason wrote:
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It has nothing to do with viewing the world with rose colored glasses. I am seeing the truth, it is you who is obviously missing the truth. There was 1 shooting incident there for the first time in at least the polices opinion "several years". I would consider multiple incidents in a single place a problem, but 1 hoodlum making problems at a place 1 time does not cause me to consider Rockwood Park an "ugly place." There have been FAR worse things to happen at places much nicer than Rockwood Park, and those are written off as flukes. As they should if they are not a consistent problem. I am not saying at all that revision to policies or an increased police presence are needed, I am just saying you are unfairly targeting this park and other places as over run by "thugs" and trouble makers, when in fact EVERY citizen should and can use the park. I do not wander through life without a clue, and i do not even know what that has anything to do with the topic at hand. The fact that I look at the park as a whole and do not allow a single incident define ANY place is responsible in my eyes. Huguenot Park had an incident less than a month ago where a gun was pulled on people (no one was shot thankfully), but that somehow escaped the news, and that is a park frequented by a more affluent demographic in my opinion. Despite this incident also, i see Huguenot park as a whole and realize both Rockwood and Huguenot Parks are ASSETS, not liabilities to chesterfield. I suggest you take off the blindfolds covering your eyes, and look around for once. You obviously do not appreciate what you have, or the opportunities you are given
"I am just saying you are unfairly targeting this park and other places as over run by "thugs" and trouble makers"

Those are your words and assumptions, not mine sport.

All I said is that this is not the first problem they have had there.

I never said it was over run.

Seems you just enjoy making up your own "facts", just like nothead used to before he quit spewing.
Voice of Reason

Midlothian, VA

#55 Jul 22, 2010
va_tazdad wrote:
<quoted text>
"I am just saying you are unfairly targeting this park and other places as over run by "thugs" and trouble makers"
Those are your words and assumptions, not mine sport.
All I said is that this is not the first problem they have had there.
I never said it was over run.
Seems you just enjoy making up your own "facts", just like nothead used to before he quit spewing.
I have no idea who "nothead" is or was, and that doesnt concern me really...

And there is no assumption about you targeting parks and other places like it. It is OBVIOUS by your comments on this article and others that i have read that you belong to a special group of people who need to criticize literally everything that does not go their way. Most people are not so self centered that they are willing to make sacrifices for the good of the cause, but that point does not even relate to this article.

You never used the exact words "over run," but it is clear that you meant that connotation when you say things like "The hood rats are encroaching on nice neighborhoods... The question is how to exterminate them without punishing others that just want to enjoy the park." The words over run seem like they would be a good paraphrase of those who sentences, and much more polite and appropriate at that.

And I have not made up a single fact in this argument. I have made some very provable statements, but much of my argument relies on common sense, which is actually a really good tool for proving your points, if you have it. It is clearly something that you lack, and i am sure it has presented itself before. Instead, YOU try to make up facts about the severity of robbery, prostitution, and drug dealing at the park. You say you have kept up with the police reports in the newspaper, but 30 years is a long time. I surely can see something along those lines happening once or twice, but certainly not enough to be a problem. It seems that reading various blurbs over 30 years has caused you to think some things are much more common. And before you say something like "well, my police buddies said.." let me first say that after encountering your sorry excuses, i called up a friend with a pretty comfortable job at the PD and he says the Park has ALWAYS been regarded as safe by the department and the citizens, and that any incident there is seen as extremely isolated.

I also like how at the end of many of your arguments you resort to making personal attacks on people, thinking that it will make them shut up or something. It just reflects on your poor character, sorry.

Since: Feb 10

Midlothian, VA

#56 Jul 22, 2010
Voice of Reason wrote:
<quoted text>
I have no idea who "nothead" is or was, and that doesnt concern me really...
And there is no assumption about you targeting parks and other places like it. It is OBVIOUS by your comments on this article and others that i have read that you belong to a special group of people who need to criticize literally everything that does not go their way. Most people are not so self centered that they are willing to make sacrifices for the good of the cause, but that point does not even relate to this article.
You never used the exact words "over run," but it is clear that you meant that connotation when you say things like "The hood rats are encroaching on nice neighborhoods... The question is how to exterminate them without punishing others that just want to enjoy the park." The words over run seem like they would be a good paraphrase of those who sentences, and much more polite and appropriate at that.
And I have not made up a single fact in this argument. I have made some very provable statements, but much of my argument relies on common sense, which is actually a really good tool for proving your points, if you have it. It is clearly something that you lack, and i am sure it has presented itself before. Instead, YOU try to make up facts about the severity of robbery, prostitution, and drug dealing at the park. You say you have kept up with the police reports in the newspaper, but 30 years is a long time. I surely can see something along those lines happening once or twice, but certainly not enough to be a problem. It seems that reading various blurbs over 30 years has caused you to think some things are much more common. And before you say something like "well, my police buddies said.." let me first say that after encountering your sorry excuses, i called up a friend with a pretty comfortable job at the PD and he says the Park has ALWAYS been regarded as safe by the department and the citizens, and that any incident there is seen as extremely isolated.
I also like how at the end of many of your arguments you resort to making personal attacks on people, thinking that it will make them shut up or something. It just reflects on your poor character, sorry.
LOL You attempt to "put words in my mouth" with your false statements.

Keep spewing sport. You can't assume to know what I think, and sure can't show where I stated what you claim.

As to your "friend at the PD", every department has an idiot like that. RPD has fools that say Gilpin Court is safe too.

Keep dreaming about how wonderful your version of reality is. Unfortunately you don't have a clue. Unlike your spew, I never said the park was "overrun" or dangerous. I stated that that this was not the first time or crime.

Better look harder in your crystal ball and maybe you will be able to see the real world, not the deranged one you live in. Your opinions and assumptions just make an ass out of you, not me.
Voice of Reason

Midlothian, VA

#57 Jul 22, 2010
va_tazdad wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL You attempt to "put words in my mouth" with your false statements.
Keep spewing sport. You can't assume to know what I think, and sure can't show where I stated what you claim.
As to your "friend at the PD", every department has an idiot like that. RPD has fools that say Gilpin Court is safe too.
Keep dreaming about how wonderful your version of reality is. Unfortunately you don't have a clue. Unlike your spew, I never said the park was "overrun" or dangerous. I stated that that this was not the first time or crime.
Better look harder in your crystal ball and maybe you will be able to see the real world, not the deranged one you live in. Your opinions and assumptions just make an **** out of you, not me.
I am not sure what words i am putting in your mouth at all. I used one specific quote that you did say, and all of the other things were paraphrases of things i would be happy to go and find. Really.

And if my "source" at the PD is flawed simply because he has a different opinion than a different person someone else may have talked to, then you are a real idiot. My source should be taken with the exact same respect as any other claim of talking to a policeman, reporter, fireman, EMT, or anyone of that nature. You should know that you cant just push something to the wayside because it is a counterpoint to your beliefs.

And i have already addressed how you implied that the park was over run. Calling the people "hood rats" and saying they are "encroaching" on the area sure does sound pretty similar to over run. You must have missed that point in the last response i had. I have also addressed how i do not see things through rose colored glasses, i see reality how it is presented to ME. Not to the media, not to my father, not to my friends. I choose to view each story with an objective eye, which you seem to lack. This leads to you draw unfortunate conclusions. Case and point: the case of the missing mother. One of your comments suggested she be locked up in jail for abandoning her child. Wow. Good look at the facts there. Did it EVER cross your mind that something could have been wrong? No. It was just a young black mother that lived in an apartment complex that was OBVIOUSLY irresponsible, to you at least. Many people including myself were not so quick to judge. The rose color glasses i supposedly wear worked well in that situation didnt they. And my glasses may look rose to you because yours are so clouded with crap that you cant see your hand in front of your face.

My opinions are no more deranged than yours, and i have made no assumptions. Only decisions based on fact. Unfortunately, you havent learned that lesson in life yet, because someone 35 years younger than you can see the world for what it truly offers, while you sit here believing that you are entitled to a "better" opinion than everyone else. I dont know what screw up taught you the lesson that your opinions and values are higher than others, but that is clearly what you are conveying when you are again attempting to make a last minute insult. I hope they taught you in school somewhere along the line that there are proper ways to end points. Insults arent one of them. But again, i am thankful that i have been taught the lesson that being condescending and treating others as lesser beings with regard to age, race, sex, orientation, beliefs, etc. will get you absolutely no where in life.
Voice of Reason

Midlothian, VA

#58 Jul 22, 2010
va_tazdad wrote:
<quoted text>
Do your own research. Check with the police.
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.
Funny that these were your suggestions, but now that i actually call the police, and they DIRECTLY refute your claims, you dismiss the police, saying "every department has an idiot." This just supports my claim that you use assumptions to benefit yourself, and refuse to see the opposite side no matter how obvious it is. The police are great when you use them for "research," but when i use the police, the person i talk to gets labeled an idiot. That's convenient. For you at least

Since: Feb 10

Midlothian, VA

#59 Jul 22, 2010
Voice of Reason wrote:
<quoted text>
Funny that these were your suggestions, but now that i actually call the police, and they DIRECTLY refute your claims, you dismiss the police, saying "every department has an idiot." This just supports my claim that you use assumptions to benefit yourself, and refuse to see the opposite side no matter how obvious it is. The police are great when you use them for "research," but when i use the police, the person i talk to gets labeled an idiot. That's convenient. For you at least
I see the opposite side you spew, I just don't agree with it.

I have also checked with a number of police and they have stated that there are constant problems and they have increased in the past few years.

Cars have been broken into, individuals have been mugged, trails vandalized, the house on Courthouse Road next to the park has been burglarized several times, there was even a gay prostitution ring that operated there a couple of years back.

Now there has been a shooting.

How many crimes do you want before you admit there is a problem?

I guess you assume there has to be a death to admit there is a problem.

Sorry sport, but tis you that refuses to see the "opposite side".

Reality and you are not really acquainted are you?
ShutIT

Powhatan, VA

#60 Jul 22, 2010
Elroy wrote:
<quoted text>when hes not president anymore in 2012 I hope the true patriots charge him with treason for turning againist arizona.
What in the he'll are you yakkin about?!?!?
Who cares! U sad person!
Voice of Reason

Midlothian, VA

#61 Jul 22, 2010
Ok. So your police aren't idiots, but the ones i know are. You are obviously just filled with poo on the inside.

In response to your countless attempts to list off various crimes: Those crimes that you listed (with the exception of the gay prostitution ring) can be found in ANY area of the ENTIRE country if you care to go back THIRTY years as you claim you did. Even the most affluent areas of the county have break ins, thefts, muggings, and vandalism. You want a good example?? Go to the Salisbury/Rosemont area of the county and you will see those things have happened over the past few years. That is an especially affluent area of the county, and they have problems too. These areas are not considered "thuggish" at all. As much as i wish that there was no crime PERIOD, I realize that there will be crimes everywhere at every time. Anyone can form statistics to fit their side of the argument. Sometimes you have to see past that. And to your point about seeing the "opposite side," i see it clearly, i just refuse to let you label one part of the county because you have felt the need to count crime there for thirty years. I'll count crime in beverly hills for 30 years starting now, and let you in on all the fun crimes that have happened here.

Reality and I actually have been acquainted, and that is one of the reasons i think i can see past the smoke and mirrors you try to put up to support your claim

Since: Feb 10

Midlothian, VA

#62 Jul 22, 2010
Voice of Reason wrote:
Ok. So your police aren't idiots, but the ones i know are. You are obviously just filled with poo on the inside.
In response to your countless attempts to list off various crimes: Those crimes that you listed (with the exception of the gay prostitution ring) can be found in ANY area of the ENTIRE country if you care to go back THIRTY years as you claim you did. Even the most affluent areas of the county have break ins, thefts, muggings, and vandalism. You want a good example?? Go to the Salisbury/Rosemont area of the county and you will see those things have happened over the past few years. That is an especially affluent area of the county, and they have problems too. These areas are not considered "thuggish" at all. As much as i wish that there was no crime PERIOD, I realize that there will be crimes everywhere at every time. Anyone can form statistics to fit their side of the argument. Sometimes you have to see past that. And to your point about seeing the "opposite side," i see it clearly, i just refuse to let you label one part of the county because you have felt the need to count crime there for thirty years. I'll count crime in beverly hills for 30 years starting now, and let you in on all the fun crimes that have happened here.
Reality and I actually have been acquainted, and that is one of the reasons i think i can see past the smoke and mirrors you try to put up to support your claim
LOL crimes reported by the media and statements by the police are "smoke and mirrors" to you?

And you claim to be acquainted with reality? On what planet?

I could care less about crime in the Land of Fruits and Nuts, but I do care about what happens in the county I live.

Check back with me in 30 years after you complete your study if it makes you feel better. Maybe by then you will see the world as it truly is.
Voice of Reason

Midlothian, VA

#63 Jul 22, 2010
LOL im saying the degree to which you distort reality is smoke and mirrors. Im saying look at ANY place for 30 years and you will get crimes like that because they happen EVERYWHERE. And for you to solely place blame on chesterfield county/Rockwood Park is smoke and mirrors.

And im sorry my reality isnt the same as yours, but they are both equally valid.

I was simply using beverly hills as an example of the most wealthy, rich place on earth, with the point that the exact same crimes you listed as a problem in Rockwood would show up there too if i tallied for 30 years. It is just a simple example that you obviously can;t wrap you head around.

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