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Rapper Dolla is shot, killed at Beverly Center
Los Angeles Times ^ | Sam Quinones, Rong-Gong Lin II and Andrew Blankstein

Posted on 05/19/2009 2:39:17 AM PDT by nickcarraway

Dolla, a rapper whose real name is Roderick Anthony Burton II, was shot in the head as he and several other people stood near the center's La Cienega Boulevard entrance, according to police, witnesses and Dolla's publicist, Sue Vannasing. A friend of the rapper's who was at the Beverly Center and a Los Angeles Police Department official also confirmed the victim's identity to The Times.

Burton, 21, arrived at LAX from Atlanta earlier in the day and went to the Beverly Center to shop, Vannasing said. After the shooting, Burton was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center a few blocks from the mall, where he died, police said.

The LAPD has not announced a motive for the attack or identified any suspects. Detectives are questioning a woman they detained at the scene and a man who allegedly drove from the mall to LAX in a rented silver Mercedes SUV.

About an hour after the shooting, the LAPD issued a bulletin for a 20-year-old man considered a "person of interest" in the shooting. Los Angeles Airport Police officers spotted a man fitting the description in the ticketing lobby of Terminal 1.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Miscellaneous; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: anationmourns; averysadday; greatnews; imchokedup; losangeles; rapper; shooting
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1 posted on 05/19/2009 2:39:17 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Another day, another Dolla.


2 posted on 05/19/2009 2:47:57 AM PDT by Roy Tucker ("You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."--Ayn Rand)
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To: nickcarraway

This is a crazy crime. This “Dolla” kid isn’t even old enough to have a proper mustache: he’s a beardless youth. Now he’s a dead beardless youth.

This cRap gangsta culture makes no sense at all. Not on any level.


3 posted on 05/19/2009 2:48:52 AM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: nickcarraway

BUSH’S FAULT.


4 posted on 05/19/2009 2:48:54 AM PDT by SIDENET (Hubba Hubba...)
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To: DieHard the Hunter

must have dis respected somrone.


5 posted on 05/19/2009 2:55:44 AM PDT by VaRepublican (I would propagate taglines but I don't know how.)
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To: nickcarraway

Barry let this happen. Barry hates rapping people.


6 posted on 05/19/2009 2:58:24 AM PDT by ZX12R
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To: VaRepublican
Trying to get “street cred.” Well, I guess he has that now. Too bad.
7 posted on 05/19/2009 2:58:30 AM PDT by cartan
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To: nickcarraway
OH NO! The Horror! How can we go on living?


8 posted on 05/19/2009 2:58:38 AM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: nickcarraway

It’s sad that this young man is dead. It’s also sad to contemplate the amount of harm he might have done if he’d remained alive, and the kind of life he was leading to result in this predictable outcome.

What a waste.


9 posted on 05/19/2009 2:58:53 AM PDT by Tax-chick (The eviscerations will continue until morale improves.)
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To: nickcarraway

Killed by a drive-by music critic.


10 posted on 05/19/2009 2:59:46 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: nickcarraway

With a name like “Roderick Anthony Burton II”, he could have gone far in life. With a name like “Dolla”, he didn’t get very far at all.

We make our choices...


11 posted on 05/19/2009 3:02:12 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Hey, Obama! Where's my check?)
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To: nickcarraway

12 posted on 05/19/2009 3:12:49 AM PDT by maggief (Y)
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To: nickcarraway

Wouldnt it be funny if the killer got a Dolla Pardon? bada bing


13 posted on 05/19/2009 3:31:50 AM PDT by DainBramage
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To: nickcarraway
A punk thug wanna be dies like a punk thug wanna be.

I have come to the conclusion, after having to interface with these types for the past three years, that most of them are human in genetic material only and in their heads they are without humanity.

Evil has nearly taken an entire race of humans and I have a hard time mourning for them or their troubles.

14 posted on 05/19/2009 3:35:25 AM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: DainBramage

LOL, bad......


15 posted on 05/19/2009 3:40:58 AM PDT by Quick Shot
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To: nickcarraway

yawn, maybe if it happened a couple of hundred thousand times in one day life in this country would be a lot less dangerous.


16 posted on 05/19/2009 3:48:24 AM PDT by erman (Outside of a dog, a book is man's best companion. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.)
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To: nickcarraway

Did a search for his lyrics, and as expected they’re too vile to be posted on FR.

Gangsta rap (all rap!) is one of the main reasons other counties and cultures despise America.


17 posted on 05/19/2009 3:51:23 AM PDT by angkor
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18 posted on 05/19/2009 3:53:33 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (Keep you powder dry, and your iron hidden.)
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To: angkor
Gangsta rap (all rap!) is one of the main reasons other counties and cultures despise America.

See, gangsta rap IS good for something.

19 posted on 05/19/2009 3:55:09 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: from occupied ga

>>>> See, gangsta rap IS good for something. <<<<<

Undermining America?

Did you forget a /sarc tag?


20 posted on 05/19/2009 3:56:49 AM PDT by angkor
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...a dolla just won’t get ya nuthin anymore....


21 posted on 05/19/2009 3:58:25 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus)
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To: erman
Another day, another Dolla.

Obama's fault. The oceans were supposed to stop rising, remember?

(This is the fault of the Rev. Wrights of the world who preach HATE and alienation, instead of intact families and self-reliance).

Cheers!

22 posted on 05/19/2009 4:01:34 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: OldMissileer

Amen brother!! Well said. Crossed over to the dark side have they. Many of these ‘rappers’ contribute absolutely nothing positive or worthwhile to society but instead offer us the worst of human nature and help in the ongoing dumbing down and demise of our society. The same can be said for many of their fans.

Pray tell, what cruel twist of fate has led you to interface with these vermin?


23 posted on 05/19/2009 4:13:08 AM PDT by EAGLE7 (They MAY take our lives but they'll never take our freedom!)
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To: maggief; All

He’s got a filled teardrop tattoo. That can symbolize a successful murder by the wearer. Not something you want running around your church group.


24 posted on 05/19/2009 4:26:04 AM PDT by ketsu (It’s not a campaign. It’s a taxpayer-funded farewell tour.)
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To: angkor

I’m sure his eulogy will contain how good of a person he was who just wanted to help people in the community. How he’s in heaven right now, looking down, wishing he had more time to make a positive impact on young people’s lives.


25 posted on 05/19/2009 4:27:47 AM PDT by mothball
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To: nickcarraway
Gangsta rap: promotes hatred and violence, thrives on bashing everything that makes for a good life including respect for others and especially respect for women and families. And these rappers who become uber-wealthy, they buy lots of houses and cars and jewelry but how many of them open Boys and Girls Clubs in urban areas? How many of them donate money to inner-city renewal projects?

What pisses me off perhaps the most is when I'm driving through my suburb and some gangsta wanna-be white kid is cruising around in their father's Buick with some hate-filled rap pounding from the CD player. Pathetic.
26 posted on 05/19/2009 4:28:36 AM PDT by fleagle ( An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. -Winston Churchill)
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To: nickcarraway

Well, his album is guaranteed platinum now. Too bad he’ll never see a penny.


27 posted on 05/19/2009 4:39:14 AM PDT by Clink (The more you complain, the longer God lets you live.)
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To: nickcarraway

Dog bites Dollah. Nothing to see here that we don’t see alla time.


28 posted on 05/19/2009 4:39:41 AM PDT by StAntKnee (I keep thinking I'm gonna wake up from this dream theatre of the absurd.)
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To: from occupied ga

First the duck rescue, now this.

What a way to start the day.


29 posted on 05/19/2009 4:41:50 AM PDT by StAntKnee (I keep thinking I'm gonna wake up from this dream theatre of the absurd.)
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To: EAGLE7
Pray tell, what cruel twist of fate has led you to interface with these vermin?

I sold my company in 2005 when RDT&E money vanished paying for the war and I had found someone who thought they could make a go of it. About the same time my wife started having severe mental issues and so I needed something to do at night rather than try to be in bed with her so I started working as a night manager at a large food/deli store. I do not see the Hollywood rappers but about 80% of my clientele are minorities who wander the night getting into trouble, doing dope, and trying to find ways to either steal from my store or hassle any woman who happens to walk in. I put up with none of their bullS**t and they behave, somewhat, when I am around. They still try to steal from me but the local Deputies are great and help me out a lot. They have the tats, the bling, the gold printed t-shirts with pictures of money or rappers and sometimes Obambi. They wander our area with no purpose and from what I hear them saying most of them have spent most of their young adulthood in jail or on probation. They smoke dope, deal dope, and try to get into the panties of any female that will have them. They have no morals and no signs of any type of humanity. I keep prepared just in case one of them thinks he can actually try something on me. At least I am out of the house at night and I do enjoy my semi-retirement.

30 posted on 05/19/2009 4:46:58 AM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: OldMissileer

Here’s one of his tamer lyric verses, which is apropos to the occasion. Guess he wasn’t “pulling on those hoes” yesterday at the Beverly mall. Poor boy.

No matter how ya look at it bet I can do it better. no need for lookin better like a glass of armmeretter. got a lil vendetta then bring out
The heavy metel
Pull up on that trigger like I’m pulling on these hoes


31 posted on 05/19/2009 4:47:19 AM PDT by angkor
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To: angkor

What other cultures and countries would you want to like us? France? Britain? Mexico? Cuba? Syria? Eqypt?


32 posted on 05/19/2009 4:48:02 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: nickcarraway

RIP.


33 posted on 05/19/2009 4:49:22 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: StAntKnee

I wish I knew what you were talking about.


34 posted on 05/19/2009 4:49:54 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: nickcarraway

I heard this guy was twice as good as Fifty Cent.


35 posted on 05/19/2009 4:50:03 AM PDT by tnlibertarian
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To: from occupied ga

>>>> What other cultures and countries would you want to like us? France? Britain? Mexico? Cuba? Syria? Eqypt? <<<<<<

It’s not a question of “like” and you should think seriously about what you’re saying.

Yes, I would like for all of those countries and many more to respect America as they once did.

Much of that respect has been undermined by the trash degenerate “cultural” output that’s been produced by Hollywood for the last two or three decades.

At the top of that list is rap.


36 posted on 05/19/2009 4:52:49 AM PDT by angkor
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To: nickcarraway

I hadn’t heard of him from my kids. Perhaps he wasn’t the real thing.

Now he is, he has proven himself to be a real gansta, rather than someone faking it.

His career should do much better.


37 posted on 05/19/2009 4:54:30 AM PDT by BobL (Drop a comment: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2180357/posts)
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To: tnlibertarian
I heard this guy was twice as good as Fifty Cent.

Could be, but he's only half as good as this guy:

Two-Dolla Bill, y'all...holla holla

38 posted on 05/19/2009 4:55:08 AM PDT by Shady Ray
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To: Shady Ray

“Two bits, four bits, six bits a dolla!!”


39 posted on 05/19/2009 4:56:06 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: tnlibertarian
...twice as good as Fifty Cent.

You win.

40 posted on 05/19/2009 4:58:47 AM PDT by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: tnlibertarian

Clever! LOL!


41 posted on 05/19/2009 5:42:01 AM PDT by gatorhead
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To: nickcarraway

As Rush said about another rapper shot in the head a few years ago, “shot in his least vital organ”.


42 posted on 05/19/2009 6:11:37 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: maggief

Who the f*** was that?


43 posted on 05/19/2009 6:16:52 AM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: abb
“Two bits, four bits, six bits a dolla!!”

All for the Gators, stand up and holla!!!

44 posted on 05/19/2009 6:18:24 AM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: nickcarraway

No loss.


45 posted on 05/19/2009 6:23:48 AM PDT by verity ("Lord, what fools we mortals be!")
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To: verity

LOL. I guess that old bell tolling and who it tolls for is not for you.


46 posted on 05/19/2009 6:25:04 AM PDT by cajungirl (no)
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To: nickcarraway
Roderick Anthony Burton II

Wow, a rapper who know's his Daddy's name. Wonder if he ever met him?

47 posted on 05/19/2009 6:27:22 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: dfwgator

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVKa-dcKrOQ

Dolla featuring T-Pain & Tay Dizm - Who The F*** Is That?

FWIW ....


48 posted on 05/19/2009 6:38:10 AM PDT by maggief
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To: nickcarraway

He went from “aspiring rapper” to “expiring rapper.”


50 posted on 05/19/2009 6:40:55 AM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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