Friends, family mourn man gunned down...

Friends, family mourn man gunned down in Lakewood

There are 316 comments on the Long Beach Press-Telegram story from Jun 8, 2009, titled Friends, family mourn man gunned down in Lakewood. In it, Long Beach Press-Telegram reports that:

Shot dead but definitely not forgotten - Edgar Eastman's friends and relatives have made sure of that since his slaying on Friday.

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Who Gives A Damn

Long Beach, CA

#316 Jan 12, 2010
Get a life and stop tripping on Kipp's family life. Whatever his families life is like... they'll have to answer one day for their sins. Worry about your freaky life...
Croak

Arlington, TX

#317 Jan 13, 2010
Bigshot's dead, that explains why the LB crime rate went down last year.
And he lives ON

Atlanta, GA

#318 Jan 13, 2010
Cause your STILL loving to hate on him.

Go ahead "BIG SHOT!"

Miss you~
Doug

Brea, CA

#319 Jan 13, 2010
Anon wrote:
NOW the truth is coming out.
Thank you for doing the job that the Press Telegram reporter should have done.
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Next time be sure to change your screen name before you quote and respond to yourself.
Hurting 4 Kipp

Mesa, AZ

#320 Jan 13, 2010
I didn't know Kipp personally, but can we NOT continue this if the only thing that's going to happen is talking down on the passed on? He lived his life the best way he could, we've all sinned, & no sin is greater than the next. Please. Stop.
TRUTH

Long Beach, CA

#321 Jan 13, 2010
No he didn't live his life the best he could. There are sins that are "grater" than other sins (killing someone is definitely a "greater" sin than coveting thy neighbors wife).
Hurting 4 Kipp wrote:
I didn't know Kipp personally, but can we NOT continue this if the only thing that's going to happen is talking down on the passed on? He lived his life the best way he could, we've all sinned, & no sin is greater than the next. Please. Stop.
Anon

Los Angeles, CA

#322 Jan 16, 2010
Doug wrote:
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Next time be sure to change your screen name before you quote and respond to yourself.
There was more than one Anon posting on this thread. So your assumption is incorrect.

Was anyone charged/tried for BigShot's death?
i knew and loved KIPP

Canoga Park, CA

#324 Feb 17, 2010
alot of you people didnt know kipp, someone wrote about his family, but i wonder what kind of family she comes from, his is about kipp not his kids, she must be one of kipps kids "DISGRUNTLED HOES", which does happen often, when i knew Kipp it was for MANY MANY YEARS, u can Legally BUY MARIJUANA NOW, so was he a bad guy for selling it a year earlier? i think not, Kipp was a kind man, a very intellegent and respectful man. He had soo many friends that i can understand why people will have anything bad to say about him, PURE JEALOUSY, when they pass, there will be no forum or people who even care enough to write about them, so i can understand the negative sentiment. Kipp once told me "WHEN THEY STOP TALKING ABOUT YOU, THATS WHEN YOUR DOING SOMETHING WRONG", and he was right, He was a wonderful man who will dearly be missed, NONE OF US ARE PERFECT, and we all have our issues, drug abuse is a problem that plague many people and families all over the world, his family was no different, actually they were better because atleast he kicked the habits and went clean, which is a huge triumph in itself, WE ALL LOVED YOU BIG SHOT, THE PEOPLE YOU HELPED, THE KIDS YOU INSPIRED, alot of people dont know Kipp was a COLLEGE GRADUATE, a very educated man, and hes from COMPTON, a area where alot of childrens fathers are not around, he personally ADOPTED MANY NEIGHBOR HOOD CHILDREN AND HELPED GUIDE THEM TO MAKE BETTER CHOICES THAN HE. HE WAS A STAR ATHELETE ALL THROUGHT SCHOOL AND EVEN SERVED IN THE MILITARY, SO KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE ARE JUST A COUPLE OF THE GOOD THINGS ABOUT KIPP THAT HE SHORED WITH OTHERS AND PASSED ON, I LEARNED ALOT FROM HIM AND I AM LUCKY TO HAVE KNOWN HIM, TOO BAD EVERYONE WASNT THAT LUCKY, I HOPE THE LIVES OF THE PEOPLE WITH NEGATIVE COMMENTS GETS BETTER, BECAUSE IT MUST BE BAD TO TALK BAD ABOUT A MAN OF SUCH HIGH ACCORD LOL HOPEFULLY THINGS GET BETTER FOR THOSE OF YOU :-)
Anon

Arlington, TX

#325 Feb 18, 2010
Come on, he was a career criminal and he was charged with a bunch of new crimes a couple of weeks before he was killed. You say he was "clean" but he was charged with weed possession and he died outside a liquor store.

Isn't it interesting that in the more than 300 comments posted, I don't recall anyone saying what Big Shot did for a living. Maybe that's he because was too busy peddling drugs to hold down a "day job."

After reading your post, it would not surprise me if it turned out that you were one of Kipp's best customers. need to get a higher class of friends.
i knew and loved KIPP

Canoga Park, CA

#326 Feb 19, 2010
You Are Missed wrote:
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You PHCKING idiot! This is my friend and I will always miss him and cherish the memories we shared. I don't smoke so it had nothing to do with that. I will miss the good times we shared.@ZZHOLE!
Unlike you. He mattered. It's obvious from almost 300 post HE MATTERED and was loved by many. These post are just a fraction of those who adored him. All races, creeds and economical background.
I appreciate everything YOU DID FOR KIPP, EVEN AFTER HE WAS GONE, I RESPECT AND ADMIRE YOU FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE MY FRIEND :-)
DNL

United States

#327 Aug 17, 2011
Anon wrote:
I seriously doubt that a Baptist pastor would advise people to "mind your own business."
Most Christian religions, including the Southern and American Baptists, are built on a philosophy of proselytizing. That means going forth into the world and getting in people's faces, convincing them that they should acknowledge and abandon their past sinful life and renew their life in the service of Jesus. That is why the churches send missionaries to all parts of the globe.
Also, that is why the Christian churches have such an important presence on LA's Skid Row. The faith-based rescue missions provide spiritual counseling as they try to change the destructive lifestyles of the people who end up there. By no means are these mission workers -- who I consider to be real Christians in the truest and best sense of the word -- "minding their own business" and simply watching idly as the lost souls on Fifth Street suffer and self-destruct.
We will probably never know how many people ended up living under a freeway overpass or in a shelter because Edgar Eastman was their friendly neighborhood drug dealer and he continued to feed their addiction til their money ran out.
The evidence shows that Bigshot had no intention of mending his ways. He had just been charged with several serious crimes just two weeks before he was murdered.
You must have misheard the pastor.
HEY STUPID A** REFERRING TO ANON... I KNOW YOU DONT KNOW MUCH ABOUT KIPP BECAUSE THE THINGS YOU KEEP MENTIONING ABOUT BEING A DRUG ADDICT SELLING DRUGS BEATING HIS WIFE... FIRST OFF WHO F****** CARES ABOUT THE THINGS THAT HAPPEN YEARS AGO... SELLING MARIJUANA U MAKE SEEM LIKE HE SELLING CRACK... BEING A WIFE BEATER WAS NOT EVEN IN HIS CATEGORY. YOU KEEP MENTIONING HE GOT ARRESTED A FEW MONTHS AGO THATS A LIE GET UR FACTS STRAIGHT. THE MORAL OF IT ALL IS U DIDNT KNOW HIM SO F*** OFF A**HOLE
Rico

Los Angeles, CA

#328 Jun 9, 2013
Rip Kipp, "no cheese for those dirty Rats".
Rico

Los Angeles, CA

#329 Jun 9, 2013
I couldn't have put it more eloquently myself thank you. Kipp was a good man and a great friend.
jessica luevano

Compton, CA

#330 Jul 31, 2013
That was my FATHER and miss him so much. Thanks to all of YOU for your kind words.
jessica luevano

Compton, CA

#331 Jul 31, 2013
And he lives ON wrote:
Cause your STILL loving to hate on him.
Go ahead "BIG SHOT!"
Miss you~
Thanks for takein up for my dad. He was a good man yes he made mistakes but haven't we all?
Atty502

Pacific Palisades, CA

#332 Aug 1, 2013
HE WAS A GREAT MAN!.......I LOVED HIM.

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