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Re: Gunplay in Detroit

Postby middle aged female » Wed Dec 31, 2014 12:21 pm

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The Suburban Avenger wrote:This must've been a helluva buzz kill for anyone enjoying a smoke outside the Tap Room:

Police believe a gunman was targeting the four teens who were shot as they sat inside a car in a desolate area on Detroit's east side Monday night.

A 16-year-old Grosse Pointe Woods girl was killed and three other teens were wounded when a man armed with what was believed to be an assault rifle fired up to 30 rounds into their parked car about 9:15 p.m. A fifth teen escaped injury in the attack.

Detroit Police Chief James Craig today said the attack "does not appear to be random."

"There are some other dimensions of this that we know about that I can't go into at this point," he said.


I'm going to go with "they pissed off the guy they bought the weed (or something worse) from."

Craig said police have had conversations with the one teen who was not struck by gunfire.

He said the last report he received on the three injured teens was that they were recovering. Craig called the shooting "tragic."

The wounded teens were a 16-year-old female, a 16-year-old male and a 15-year-old male.

Police say the teens were smoking marijuana in a car on Philip near Charlevoix, just three blocks from Detroit's border with Grosse Pointe Park.

"A vehicle pulled in front of them, the driver got out of the passenger side and fired several shots," Detroit police spokesman Adam Madera said, adding that crime-scene investigators found 25 to 30 shell casings.

Investigators were initially told the gunman was wearing Army-style fatigues and possibly body armor, but police say they have gotten conflicting statements about what happened.

The victims initially told police they were looking for the brother of one of the passengers and had pulled over in the area of Charlevoix and Philip when the attack occurred. But their statements appear to be in conflict.

"They're scared to tell their parents what they're doing" in Detroit, Assistant Police Chief Steve Dolunt said today.

He said it appeared the teens may have made earlier stops to buy marijuana and to buy something at a gas station before parking. The shooting could've been connected with drugs or road rage, Dolunt said.

"All their statements don't seem to be meshing," Madera said of the teens.

A spokeswoman at University Liggett School in Grosse Pointe Woods confirmed this morning that the dead girl was a student there.

"As you can imagine, we are heartbroken over the death of one of our students, and our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends and to the entire Liggett community during this very difficult time," said Michelle Franzen Martin, director of Marketing and Communications.

Harold Meeks, editor of the blog TellusDetroit.com, lives nearby and said he heard a fully-automatic weapon fired Monday night. He said the noise was so rapid, he first thought it was fireworks.

Then he heard it again.

"You can't pull a trigger that fast," Meeks said.
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Camaro Newsom, 46, lives on the same block where the teens were shot.

He was lying in bed when he heard several bursts of gunfire at about 9 p.m., followed by sounds of cars speeding away. He said he thought he heard two different guns.

"I figured somebody was just shooting," Newsom said, adding that he frequently hears shots fired in the neighborhood. "A lot of people got guns around here."

He said it's terrible and sad that the teens were shot.

Police describe the suspect as a black man, about 6 feet tall, wearing a black hat and army fatigues driving a tan vehicle, possibly a Cadillac.

After the shooting, one of the teens drove the others about 2.5 miles to Beaumont Hospital on Cadieux in Grosse Pointe.

Dolunt said he hopes police get "a straight story" from the teens.

"The kids in Grosse Pointe -- they think it can't happen to them," he said. "People shouldn't blame the people in Detroit; your kids are buying drugs there."
http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2014/12/23/grosse-pointe-farms-shooting-lower-east-side/20798333/


A pretty shitty dig by the cop, but, still.
They probably could've scored whatever they're looking for at My Dad's.

What about the kids in Harper Woods, or West Bloomfield, or Indian Village; do they think it can happen to them? No, they don't; it's part of being a kid. They think they're invincible.
Normally I side with cops, but that's a pretty douchebaggy thing to say. Here it is 2 days before Christmas and somebodies parents are arranging a funeral. That sucks in any community.


Every follow up article about the dead girl includes a disclaimer that her family adamantly denies she was using any kind of drugs. Seems that running interference on that angle would be the last thing they'd focus on but they'd be better off playing the 'Kids do the darnedest things' card.

Yeah, I read the "perfect child" article based largely on things her grandfather said. She was probably a perfectly lovely girl within proximity of her parents, grandparents and teachers, but in my experience, it's the girls who hold it in real tight are the ones that are the wildest on a Friday night. She didn't deserve to die for smoking some weed in the backseat of someone's car but I would guess that it wasn't that uncommon of an experience and this one time was the time she should have stayed home.But how could she know that? Poor kid and poor family.
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Re: Gunplay in Detroit

Postby The Beav » Wed Dec 31, 2014 9:06 pm

Aren't all victims honor students?
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Re: Gunplay in Detroit

Postby The Conscience » Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:42 pm

Man shot on side of road after hitting pothole

DETROIT -
A 51-year-old man was shot on the side of the road Thursday at 3 p.m. after he hit a pothole and pulled over to check on his car.

Police say the man was driving in metro Detroit when he hit the pothole, pulled over on the side of the road and got out to check on his car. While he was outside, two armed men tried to rob him, police say.

The man tried to get back in his car to escape from the robbers, but they fired shots and hit him in the legs, according to authorities.

Police say the man received non-life-threatening injuries.

Police are searching for two black men in their 20s, both 5 feet 9 inches tall. One was described as having medium complexion and wearing a brown Carhartt jacket with a hood and carrying a gun.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call Criminal Investigations at 313-596-1240.

http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/man- ... e/30756094


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Re: Gunplay in Detroit

Postby The Beav » Sat Jan 17, 2015 9:03 am

But...Gentrification! Detroit's turning the corner!
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Re: Gunplay in Detroit

Postby guest » Mon Jul 27, 2015 5:32 am

Three people shot at two-day Detroit block party


If they put on a party on my street I won't be waiting two days to shoot some motherfuckers.
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Re: Gunplay in Detroit

Postby Morty » Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:41 am

The Conscience wrote:
Man shot on side of road after hitting pothole

DETROIT -
A 51-year-old man was shot on the side of the road Thursday at 3 p.m. after he hit a pothole and pulled over to check on his car.

Police say the man was driving in metro Detroit when he hit the pothole, pulled over on the side of the road and got out to check on his car. While he was outside, two armed men tried to rob him, police say.

The man tried to get back in his car to escape from the robbers, but they fired shots and hit him in the legs, according to authorities.

Police say the man received non-life-threatening injuries.

Police are searching for two black men in their 20s, both 5 feet 9 inches tall. One was described as having medium complexion and wearing a brown Carhartt jacket with a hood and carrying a gun.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call Criminal Investigations at 313-596-1240.

http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/man- ... e/30756094


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Re: Gunplay in Detroit

Postby thunderstruck » Mon Jul 27, 2015 5:38 pm

Morty wrote:
The Conscience wrote:
Man shot on side of road after hitting pothole

DETROIT -
A 51-year-old man was shot on the side of the road Thursday at 3 p.m. after he hit a pothole and pulled over to check on his car.

Police say the man was driving in metro Detroit when he hit the pothole, pulled over on the side of the road and got out to check on his car. While he was outside, two armed men tried to rob him, police say.

The man tried to get back in his car to escape from the robbers, but they fired shots and hit him in the legs, according to authorities.

Police say the man received non-life-threatening injuries.

Police are searching for two black men in their 20s, both 5 feet 9 inches tall. One was described as having medium complexion and wearing a brown Carhartt jacket with a hood and carrying a gun.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call Criminal Investigations at 313-596-1240.

http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/man- ... e/30756094


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This is a wierdly worded story. "Police (which Police?) say the man was driving in metro Detroit (where? City of, burbs, Inkster, Pontiac, Bloomfield Hills?)..." I realize the dateline is "Detroit" but sometimes that's the generic, metro Detroit, and the article references "metro Detroit".

They reference "Police" a couple more times, never stating where it happened or which police department is commenting. If you google the phone number it is a DPD number, so apparently this is a Detroit crime, but why the vagueness? Or are we presumed to be either so cynical or so astute that we know this type of crime is always Detroit?
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Re: Gunplay in Detroit

Postby D-Day » Tue Jul 28, 2015 1:48 am

thunderstruck wrote:
Morty wrote:
The Conscience wrote:
Man shot on side of road after hitting pothole

DETROIT -
A 51-year-old man was shot on the side of the road Thursday at 3 p.m. after he hit a pothole and pulled over to check on his car.

Police say the man was driving in metro Detroit when he hit the pothole, pulled over on the side of the road and got out to check on his car. While he was outside, two armed men tried to rob him, police say.

The man tried to get back in his car to escape from the robbers, but they fired shots and hit him in the legs, according to authorities.

Police say the man received non-life-threatening injuries.

Police are searching for two black men in their 20s, both 5 feet 9 inches tall. One was described as having medium complexion and wearing a brown Carhartt jacket with a hood and carrying a gun.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call Criminal Investigations at 313-596-1240.

http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/man- ... e/30756094


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This is a wierdly worded story. "Police (which Police?) say the man was driving in metro Detroit (where? City of, burbs, Inkster, Pontiac, Bloomfield Hills?)..." I realize the dateline is "Detroit" but sometimes that's the generic, metro Detroit, and the article references "metro Detroit".

They reference "Police" a couple more times, never stating where it happened or which police department is commenting. If you google the phone number it is a DPD number, so apparently this is a Detroit crime, but why the vagueness? Or are we presumed to be either so cynical or so astute that we know this type of crime is always Detroit?


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Re: Gunplay in Detroit

Postby frank - up in grand blanc » Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:05 am

If everyone has guns in America then why are there any robberies? Aren't the baddies worried about getting shot?

Questions put to me by a young Aussie during a chat about guns and crime in America...
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Re: Gunplay in Detroit

Postby The Conscience » Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:19 am

Aren't the baddies worried about getting shot?


That's usually a lesser worry, well below getting quick money for their next dope fix.

I would've answered his question like this:

1. America is awash in guns, and both baddies and goodies have guns.
2. A gun in the hands of a baddie is a bad thing, and a gun in the hand of a goodie is a good thing.
3, When more goodies have guns than baddies, that's a good thing.

Euros don't seem to get this logic but an Aussie might. Has he not seen Quigley Down Under?

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Re: Gunplay in Detroit

Postby frank - up in grand blanc » Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:53 am

^ Aussie in question looks like Lady Gaga but (a) pre-bleach job and (b) enormous cans. So, not a guy and due to her unfair female advantage I'll forgive her naive questions.

Shitheads are shitheads and that won"t change. Logic, mercy, and decency don't cross their transoms, and so everyone else suffers. Here, in Melbourne, the locals complain about the recent arrivals and the trouble that they bring. Easy to dismiss that as racist knee-jerk reaction to non-traditional types sullying fair 'stralia, but maybe there's something to it. 20 minutes ago my pal and I were stumbling home and Manute Boll (sp?) and posse were walking by and took a swing on him. A couple of pops from 'troit and the skinnies ran like girls. No reason to fuck with us, but they did. These guys paid the price, but not enough do and so decent people everywhere cannot enjoy their streets.
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Re: Gunplay in Detroit

Postby Roquefort Robert » Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:01 pm

D-Day wrote:
thunderstruck wrote:
Morty wrote:
The Conscience wrote:
Man shot on side of road after hitting pothole

DETROIT -
A 51-year-old man was shot on the side of the road Thursday at 3 p.m. after he hit a pothole and pulled over to check on his car.

Police say the man was driving in metro Detroit when he hit the pothole, pulled over on the side of the road and got out to check on his car. While he was outside, two armed men tried to rob him, police say.

The man tried to get back in his car to escape from the robbers, but they fired shots and hit him in the legs, according to authorities.

Police say the man received non-life-threatening injuries.

Police are searching for two black men in their 20s, both 5 feet 9 inches tall. One was described as having medium complexion and wearing a brown Carhartt jacket with a hood and carrying a gun.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call Criminal Investigations at 313-596-1240.

http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/man- ... e/30756094


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This is a wierdly worded story. "Police (which Police?) say the man was driving in metro Detroit (where? City of, burbs, Inkster, Pontiac, Bloomfield Hills?)..." I realize the dateline is "Detroit" but sometimes that's the generic, metro Detroit, and the article references "metro Detroit".

They reference "Police" a couple more times, never stating where it happened or which police department is commenting. If you google the phone number it is a DPD number, so apparently this is a Detroit crime, but why the vagueness? Or are we presumed to be either so cynical or so astute that we know this type of crime is always Detroit?


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Re: Gunplay in Detroit

Postby jmy » Tue Jul 28, 2015 4:54 pm

frank - up in grand blanc wrote:
If everyone has guns in America then why are there any robberies? Aren't the baddies worried about getting shot?

Questions put to me by a young Aussie during a chat about guns and crime in America...


Something like a third of households have guns, but those folks have multiple guns. Besides, if everyone had a gun and the baddies were afraid of getting shot, we'd end up like South Africa: shoot first, then steal the car; shoot first, then take the camera.
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Re: Gunplay in Detroit

Postby Shark » Mon Sep 07, 2015 11:12 am

Rapper Dex Osama was shot and killed outside a Detroit strip club, news reports said Monday morning.
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Re: Gunplay in Detroit

Postby Exciteable » Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:02 pm

Shark wrote:
Rapper Dex Osama was shot and killed outside a Detroit strip club, news reports said Monday morning.

Who the fuck is, er was Dex Osama?
Did a google search, and he doesn't, er didn't even have a Wiki or Facebook page.
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