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Police: PA Boy (13) Stabs to Death Brother Over Video Game
Breitbart ^ | 17 JUL 07 | dcbryan1

Posted on 07/17/2007 12:00:01 PM PDT by DCBryan1

Police: Pa. Boy Stabs Brother Over Game

Jul 17 01:16 PM US/Eastern

LANSDOWNE, Pa. (AP) - A 13-year-old boy fatally stabbed his brother with a steak knife after the 16-year-old refused to turn over a video game controller, authorities said.

Jahmir Ricks was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Antwan Ricks at their home outside Philadelphia. The older boy died of a single stab wound to the chest, police said, and a bent and bloody knife was recovered from the home.

Lansdowne police said the younger boy told them, "I just stabbed my brother," when they arrived at the home Sunday.

Police believe the argument started when Antwan Ricks would not turn over the game controller after losing a game to his brother. Police Chief Daniel Kortan said the rules of the house were that the person who lost had to give someone else a chance to play.

The argument escalated into a brawl, and the younger boy grabbed the knife, Kortan said.

Antwan Ricks was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Jahmir Ricks, who was charged as an adult, was being held without bail. It was not immediately known if he had obtained an attorney. He faces charges of third-degree murder, assault, recklessly endangering another person and possession of instruments of crime.

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...shaking head....
1 posted on 07/17/2007 12:00:04 PM PDT by DCBryan1
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To: DCBryan1

I’m guessing from the names that they were beneficiaries of the hip hop culture.


2 posted on 07/17/2007 12:01:28 PM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government, Benito Guilinni a short man in search of a balcony)
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To: DCBryan1
Ah, Pennsylvania's bizarre charge of "third-degree murder."
3 posted on 07/17/2007 12:01:54 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: from occupied ga

The names, the location, and the knife.


4 posted on 07/17/2007 12:03:54 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: DCBryan1
>A 13-year-old boy fatally stabbed his brother with a steak knife after the 16-year-old refused to turn over a video game controller

Well, I have read that
Resident Evil for Wii
is very well done...

5 posted on 07/17/2007 12:03:57 PM PDT by theFIRMbss
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To: from occupied ga

Yeah, but more important, what was his online high score posted on myspace.com?


6 posted on 07/17/2007 12:04:25 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (Arm Pilots&Teachers. Build the Wall. Export Illegals. Profile Muslims.Kill all child molesters RFN!)
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To: wideawake
Ah, Pennsylvania's bizarre charge of "third-degree murder."

???

Jahmir Ricks was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Antwan Ricks...

7 posted on 07/17/2007 12:05:13 PM PDT by TChris (The Republican Party is merely the Democrat Party's "away" jersey - Vox Day)
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To: DCBryan1

Nice...real nice.


8 posted on 07/17/2007 12:05:16 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: DCBryan1

Amazing what is passing for people these days isn’t it?


9 posted on 07/17/2007 12:05:58 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: DCBryan1

Did he get a chance to post it or not? Would be a shame to die without his greatest accomplishment being recorded.


10 posted on 07/17/2007 12:06:26 PM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government, Benito Guilinni a short man in search of a balcony)
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To: DCBryan1

Completely pathetic, a senseless death.


11 posted on 07/17/2007 12:06:55 PM PDT by padre35 (Conservative in Exile.)
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To: theFIRMbss

Waiting for Metroid with baited breath myself...


12 posted on 07/17/2007 12:08:24 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: from occupied ga

“Jahmir Ricks was charged with first-degree murder..”

The name Jahmir makes me believe that the knife-wielder was a member of the ROP.


13 posted on 07/17/2007 12:08:32 PM PDT by 353FMG (America, first, last and always.)
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To: TChris
From the article:

Jahmir Ricks, who was charged as an adult, was being held without bail. It was not immediately known if he had obtained an attorney. He faces charges of third-degree murder, assault, recklessly endangering another person and possession of instruments of crime.

14 posted on 07/17/2007 12:08:57 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: DCBryan1

First thing, don’t give your kids strange names, they may act strange.


15 posted on 07/17/2007 12:09:26 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT IS A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: TChris
Jahmir Ricks, who was charged as an adult, was being held without bail. It was not immediately known if he had obtained an attorney. He faces charges of third-degree murder, assault, recklessly endangering another person and possession of instruments of crime.
16 posted on 07/17/2007 12:09:35 PM PDT by Eaker (Free The Texas 3 - Ramos, Compean and Hernandez)
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To: padre35
Completely pathetic, a senseless death.

So true. It is amazing to me what kids deem important today (games, bling bling, 22" rims, jewelry, Iphones, myspace.com, etc), even enough to kill for it. So sad.

17 posted on 07/17/2007 12:09:46 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (Arm Pilots&Teachers. Build the Wall. Export Illegals. Profile Muslims.Kill all child molesters RFN!)
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To: from occupied ga

Subsidize and reward irresponsible behavior, and you only wind up with even more and greater irresponsible behavior.


18 posted on 07/17/2007 12:10:03 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: DCBryan1

My nephews are always brawling over the controllers!


19 posted on 07/17/2007 12:10:33 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: theFIRMbss
A vid game is high off the hog; usually the knifing is over someone’s used smelly gym shoes.
20 posted on 07/17/2007 12:10:38 PM PDT by Weeedley
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To: TChris

Read the entire post. Seems he was charged with First and Third Degree Murder.

The author needs to do a better job editing his work! Sheesh!!


21 posted on 07/17/2007 12:11:04 PM PDT by He'sComingBack!
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To: the OlLine Rebel

I’m not familiar with Lansdowne, but on the bright side the 13 year old has already completed on of the basic requirements for a hip hop/rap artist - killed someone. Now if he’s convicted and set to jail he will have completed a second basic requirement. R. Kelly - look out.


22 posted on 07/17/2007 12:11:15 PM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government, Benito Guilinni a short man in search of a balcony)
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To: TChris; wideawake

Actually, it says both, proving that the reporter is an idiot...


23 posted on 07/17/2007 12:11:20 PM PDT by Axenolith (The Market is a harsh mistress...)
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To: BurbankKarl
My nephews are always brawling over the controllers!

FOR GOODNESS SAKES! HIDE THE STEAK KNIVES!

24 posted on 07/17/2007 12:11:36 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (Arm Pilots&Teachers. Build the Wall. Export Illegals. Profile Muslims.Kill all child molesters RFN!)
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To: DCBryan1
I'm sure there is a trial lawyer out there who will argue that these types of games lead to aggressive, addictive behavior and therefore Nintendo must compensate this poor mother and her poor, addicted son. Feel their pain!
25 posted on 07/17/2007 12:12:34 PM PDT by socialismisinsidious ( The socialist income tax system turns US citizens into beggars or quitters!)
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To: DCBryan1
Jahmir Ricks was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Antwan Ricks at their home outside Philadelphia.

Those sure sound like Amish names to me. /sarc

26 posted on 07/17/2007 12:13:45 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Withhold Taxes - Starve a Liberal)
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To: DCBryan1
Antwan...
27 posted on 07/17/2007 12:14:04 PM PDT by johnny7 ("But that one on the far left... he had crazy eyes")
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To: DCBryan1
Jahmir in the gameroom with the steak knife????

It is obviously time to outlaw steak knives in Philly.

28 posted on 07/17/2007 12:14:07 PM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: HamiltonJay
Subsidize and reward irresponsible behavior, and you only wind up with even more and greater irresponsible behavior.

left"think": Oh, no, there can't be any connection between subsidizing behavior or removing consequences for behavior, and having more of that behavior! /left"think" Seriously, this concept DOES NOT COMPUTE for a leftist.

29 posted on 07/17/2007 12:14:09 PM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: HamiltonJay
Subsidize and reward irresponsible behavior, and you only wind up with even more and greater irresponsible behavior.

An obvious truth that has escaped tens of thousands of government bureaucrats and politicians intent on spending our money on the war on poverty ($1 trillion down and infinity to go, but who's counting)

30 posted on 07/17/2007 12:14:28 PM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government, Benito Guilinni a short man in search of a balcony)
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To: DCBryan1

I keep telling them they have to walk slowly during the Cabellas game....but they dont have the patience.


31 posted on 07/17/2007 12:14:33 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: 353FMG

Jahmir is 13. The deceased Antwan* was 16.

I’m guessing religious devotion had very little to do with this incident.

*I am aware that this is allegedly pronounced Antoine, but if I were teaching a class and an Antwan showed up, I’d have to rhyme both syllables with “can.”


32 posted on 07/17/2007 12:15:09 PM PDT by Xenalyte (Lord, I apologize . . . and be with the starving pygmies in New Guinea amen.)
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To: DCBryan1

Video games are the “new drug” -

I enjoy them, but I see the dangers.

This reaction by Jahmir was the same as an addict being denied his fix.

It also is a result of parental refusal to “train up a child” by instilling some impulse control through the palm of a hand on the rear of said child.


33 posted on 07/17/2007 12:16:09 PM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: from occupied ga

Re your tagline - who on earth is Benito Guillini?


34 posted on 07/17/2007 12:16:34 PM PDT by Xenalyte (Lord, I apologize . . . and be with the starving pygmies in New Guinea amen.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
"First thing, don’t give your kids strange names, they may act strange."

Another rule is, don't give your daughter a common name with a unique spelling, because chances are, Madisyn is gonna end up working the pole. /s

35 posted on 07/17/2007 12:16:57 PM PDT by libs_kma (www.imwithfred.com)
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To: from occupied ga

The key word being “Philadelphia”. I don’t know it, either, but I’m betting it’s an outskirt former town being sucked up by the city.


36 posted on 07/17/2007 12:17:05 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: DCBryan1
Police Chief Daniel Kortan said the rules of the house were that the person who lost had to give someone else a chance to play.

I wonder what the "rules of the house" are on not letting someone else get a chance to play? Apparently, SHARING was not taught in the home.
37 posted on 07/17/2007 12:17:48 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Those that fail to learn from history, are doomed to repeat it.)
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To: MrB

When I grew up, we had video games, but were a reward after we finished the chores, ate dinner with the family, and finished our homework.


38 posted on 07/17/2007 12:18:52 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (Arm Pilots&Teachers. Build the Wall. Export Illegals. Profile Muslims.Kill all child molesters RFN!)
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To: 353FMG

No, it’s just any name that is bizarre is considered really cool and cunning.


39 posted on 07/17/2007 12:19:07 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Strange names ... not good on resumes folks ... unless you are applying for a job with the NBA or NFL
40 posted on 07/17/2007 12:20:17 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: MrB
Video games are the “new drug” -

They've been saying that since "Pong" hit the homes of America.

41 posted on 07/17/2007 12:21:02 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: DCBryan1

No doubt, when I was youngish, video games were rewards for good behavour each and every day. Things like Myspace and Ipods were around (in a different form walkmen’s and passing notes) but we weren’t addicted to the things.

I say get tough on the youngsters, if they want to play video games, make them use strictly DOS ones like Wolfenstein or Tomb Raider.

At least then they would learn something, and to think of the money that bought those gaems, and where it could have been invested man, it makes me wonder about the future of the US.


42 posted on 07/17/2007 12:21:07 PM PDT by padre35 (Conservative in Exile.)
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To: DCBryan1
Police Chief Daniel Kortan said the rules of the house were that the person who lost had to give someone else a chance to play.

Antwan losing (the knife fight) was Jahmir's chance to play.

43 posted on 07/17/2007 12:21:31 PM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: Xenalyte

Rudolf Guiliani + Benito Musollini / 2


44 posted on 07/17/2007 12:21:38 PM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government, Benito Guilinni a short man in search of a balcony)
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To: MrB

Please, I don’t think video games are causal here, though it gives the story a convenient media angle. 20 years ago this kid would have stabbed his brother over Electronic Football.


45 posted on 07/17/2007 12:22:16 PM PDT by Callahan
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To: MrB

Sometimes the unwed ghetto mothers do TOO much beating. Seriously. I’m all for corporal punishment, but the yelling and hitting rampant in some of the ‘hood is not good.


46 posted on 07/17/2007 12:22:59 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: DCBryan1

Some brothers kill their brothers without the benefit of a video game to blame. Cain was the first.


47 posted on 07/17/2007 12:23:17 PM PDT by DungeonMaster (Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's.)
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To: Xenalyte

That’s Benito Mussolini


48 posted on 07/17/2007 12:24:11 PM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government, Benito Guilinni a short man in search of a balcony)
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To: DCBryan1
the rules of the house were that the person who lost had to give someone else a chance to play.

Without rules, there would be , ahem...., chaos.
49 posted on 07/17/2007 12:24:23 PM PDT by HEY4QDEMS (What happens if you're frightened half to death........................twice?)
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To: DCBryan1
Me too, although games sure have changed since when I was young...the only "video game" we had was this...

50 posted on 07/17/2007 12:24:27 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Those that fail to learn from history, are doomed to repeat it.)
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