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Two slayings spur call for peace | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 26 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from May 23, 2011, titled Two slayings spur call for peace | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Relatives and others honor the memory of Desmond Rogers, 21, at Mound Street and Lilley Avenue, where he was shot on Saturday.

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KARMA

Reynoldsburg, OH

#1 May 23, 2011
I have no sympathy for the murdering thug known as Desmond Rogers. He killed a woman at age 14. I am surprised he lasted this long. The payback is a ****.
Brent

Westerville, OH

#2 May 23, 2011
If your calling for peace, pick the phone up and tell your family to stop shooting each other
Just wondering

Fort Myers, FL

#3 May 23, 2011
Once again the witnesses are reluctant to cooperate with the police in helping solve these murders. Wasn't it Martin Luther King who said "if you're not part of the solution you're part of the problem?" The murders will continue. Police will be frustrated in attempting to solve these senseless crimes and who suffers the most? The black community. Not a proud legacy.
bud weidman

Columbus, OH

#4 May 23, 2011
honor the memory of a guy that murdered an innocent woman at age 14? he should have been killed a long time ago. both dead gang members should have their bodies rot in the street where they lived so their family could smell them every day. the world is a better place without them. "he was turning his life around" is said every time some gangbanging punk thug his killed. remember, you can take the [email protected] out of the jungle but you can't take the jungle out of the [email protected] keep shooting each other you freaks. bullets should be free in the ghetto.
for real dough

Columbus, OH

#5 May 23, 2011
are we seriously supposed to believe that the shooting was random? a young male black hanging out at mound / lilley who has known gang ties and the aunt wants to say it was just random. Shocker as well a family member said he was getting his life back together, the only thing this article is missing is that he probably has 6 kids. these killings are a dime a dozen anymore, will be reading basically the same thing next weekend because these hood rats have no respect for anything or anyone. You never see these hood rats holding a memorial for police, fire or military when something happens to them.
Common Sense

AOL

#6 May 23, 2011
The world is a better place without Desmond Rogers. He is a classic example of reaping what is sown.

Will the mound and berkeley bloods and deuce deuce bloods learn from the stupidity of this drive-by shooting, or will they continue the cycle of murder? Hopefully this time they will kill only each other.

Shame on all worthless, violent, gang members. You're a scourge on your community. People don't respect you. They just don't want to be random victims of your violent stupidity.

If you want respect, stop selling drugs and stop living the ignorant thug life. Get a job, and don't whine about how "there are no jobs." There ARE jobs available. If you don't get one immediately, keep trying until you get a job. Act like real men and get a job, and get out of the gang.
Columbus

Corbin, KY

#7 May 23, 2011
Lets give them all guns. Tell all the innocent to leave the East side for a week. Let them hash it out, kill each other. Last one standing wins. Problem solved.
Retired Deputy

Chillicothe, OH

#8 May 23, 2011
Sad but look at reaction of "crowd" in the streets. Do educated and respectbale people act that way near a crime scene ??? Do any other of group of people have the issue of the young males of thier culture finding it so easy to kill their own ? NO !!!!
Address this issue this summer and solve the problem. Admit it is young male balcks with no education and no parental upbringing that pick up guns and kill eack other over NOTHING of value and certainly not in self dfense or defense of another person.
Until the issue is addressed and the cause acknowledged the blood will flow like water in the gutters. The media the last 3 yrs in Columbus Ohio has ignored the cause and roots of the problem.
KARMA X2

Columbus, OH

#10 May 23, 2011
Trying to turn his life around........it's young black thugs and waste of life like this that make the rest of us look bad!!!! I'm so sick of these ghetto babies making the entire black culture look ignorant and uneducated. It's both a sin and a shame. This thug took the life of an innocent 41 year old mother!!!!! 6 YEARS???? I’m almost glad he didn’t get life because then my hard earned tax dollars would go to take care of him in prison. KARMA is so much more than a B$$%%%%%%ITCH. Columbus is a little safer without this common street thug. Gangbangers……go ahead kill each other. Leave innocent hard working people alone!!!!
Nana

Columbus, OH

#11 May 23, 2011
I'm so sick of hearing people saying that someone was trying to turn their life around. Obviously this young man was not as they state that he was a member of a gang. Shooting someone at the age of 14 and then supposedly only a year out of jail and he is right back to the same old sh.... Sorry for the families loss but this young man made a choice to be in a gang and this happens when rival gangs pis... each other off!
mb boss

Cleveland, OH

#13 May 26, 2011
U ppl have yalls never talkin bout dis man nd he hasn't even been laid to rest yet. U white ppl always have somthin to say. Till u live his life dnt judge him. Dat was my brother and y'all should be ashamed of urselves, bashin dat man like dat. Take a look in the mirror, I bet ur not perfect...
kingdom

United States

#14 May 29, 2011
Desmond Rogers was a young man that was a product of his environment. I got to speak to him out side of his environment, and he was actually a pleasure to be around. Yes he made some bad decision in life and made mistakes but who hasn't ? I talked too Desmond while he was locked up about Jesus and being saved ..he always was interested in wat I had to say. I told him that Jesus will forgive him for the murder he comited and I believe he repented for that ..so my prayers go out to the the family and friends of the victim and my prayer goes out to the 41 yr old womans family and friends as well .. Jesus saved my life from these streets and I pray that u allow him to save yours God bless ..he loves u.
dave

Salt Lake City, UT

#17 May 31, 2011
The guy was just shot and arrested a year ago for discharging a firearm in a motor vehicle. Jail and death is the only outcome for gang members. Let em all shoot each other.
groveport is the ghetto

United States

#18 Jun 24, 2011
groveport is the ghetto but you probably didn't realize it, because a backwoods hillbilly like yourself is used to pissing outside
bud weidman wrote:
honor the memory of a guy that murdered an innocent woman at age 14? he should have been killed a long time ago. both dead gang members should have their bodies rot in the street where they lived so their family could smell them every day. the world is a better place without them. "he was turning his life around" is said every time some gangbanging punk thug his killed. remember, you can take the [email protected] out of the jungle but you can't take the jungle out of the [email protected] keep shooting each other you freaks. bullets should be free in the ghetto.
mb general

United States

#19 Sep 9, 2011
you white bitchez alwayz critize da hood u bitchez jis on da outside looking in i cant stand u races bitchez u dnt understand da journey desmond aka munch had to take how many of u actullay knew him none of u so all u crackers mind ur own buissiness t.i.p munch stop snitching and fuck da police
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#20 Sep 9, 2011
Let there be peace in the valley!
Collins44

Pickerington, OH

#21 Sep 9, 2011
Ghetto Gangbanger Black Males are the scourge of America, raised by Baby Momma's on welfare and educated in failed public schools under the despicable watch of Gene Harris, they are born a menace and die a scourge. They live by the Sword (Gun) and they also die by the Sword (Gun).

To Desmond Rogers, I say goodbye and good riddance.

The rabble crowd needs to work and get off welfare and learn to control their brutish passions by embracing family values and marriage.
Joe

Waynesburg, PA

#22 Sep 10, 2011
mb boss wrote:
U ppl have yalls never talkin bout dis man nd he hasn't even been laid to rest yet. U white ppl always have somthin to say. Till u live his life dnt judge him. Dat was my brother and y'all should be ashamed of urselves, bashin dat man like dat. Take a look in the mirror, I bet ur not perfect...
Yes we do have something to say!These little gangbanger wannabees are nothing but TRASH and should all be killed.Why the heck would anybody even want to live that life.
oyster cracker

Chillicothe, OH

#23 Sep 10, 2011
mb general wrote:
you white bitchez alwayz critize da hood u bitchez jis on da outside looking in i cant stand u races bitchez u dnt understand da journey desmond aka munch had to take how many of u actullay knew him none of u so all u crackers mind ur own buissiness t.i.p munch stop snitching and fuck da police
Your as fake as he was. You speak slang, you have to be pretty stupid to type it.
mb bitch

United States

#24 Oct 4, 2011
yall bitch ass white folks dont know shit i hope u all die suck a fat dick down talkin him like that yall crazy ass hell at the end of the day he still human if yall would sit down and understand his life story then yall would know why he live the way he did yall so quick to judge and nobodys perfect in life everbody make misakes in life but the key is learning from them and he was learning and sometimes it takes other people longer than others so yall white honkies can keep yall's bullshit in yall mouth

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