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Men charged with beating man to death for scratching car
Chicago Sun Times ^ | 7-22-10 | RUMMANA HUSSAIN

Posted on 07/22/2010 10:05:35 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

A local rapper and a 35-year-old man are accused of beating a man to death because he accidentally scratched the rapper’s car.

Edward Brown and Steven Fox, 26, a rapper known as “Sincere the Realist,” sent the 46-year-old victim into coma and eventually his death, according to prosecutors and police reports.

Brown is a family friend of Larry Brown, who died on July 7 from the injuries related to attack, according to court testimony.

It was Fox’s car that Larry Brown caused minor damage to when he was returning home in the early morning hours of June 17, assistant state’s attorney Yolanda Lippert said.

Larry Brown didn’t even realize he scratched Fox’s car when he drove by the two men sitting in the car in a nearby alley. So he continued to park in front of his home, in the 600 block of North Spaulding, Lippert said.

The other two men, who followed Larry Brown, started yelling at him before striking his head and body with their fists, Lippert said.

Larry Brown’s sleeping parents were roused by the commotion, and his father ran outside, begging the men to stop, Lippert said.

But they continued, justifying their actions by showing the older man the scratch on Fox’s car, Lippert said.

Larry Brown eventually lost consciousness on the sidewalk, and Fox and Edward Brown fled the scene, Lippert said.

Larry Brown was taken to a hospital where he fell into a coma and died. He suffered blunt head trauma, according to an autopsy by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Defense attorney E. Powell Dunham argued that the men walked Larry Brown home to his parents and that he had no injuries at the time. He also said Larry Brown’s father agreed his son was wrong to nick Fox’s car and asked the men to give him an estimate of the damage.

Judge James Brown ordered Edward Brown held in lieu of $1 million bail. Fox was ordered held in lieu of $750,000 bail.

Edward Brown, of the 16000 block of South Komensky Avenue, is currently on parole for a 2008 drug conviction. He has five additional felony drug convictions.

Fox, of Glendale Heights, is a rapper “straight from the West Side of Chicago,” according to his MySpace page. He is also the CEO of GMB Records, the label which released his CDs “The Realist Behind Bars” and “The Realist In The Game.”

“Being from the streets allows him to relate to anyone and every hood,” Fox’s MySpace page says.

“His music represents his life, Dealing with life's issues himself makes it easier for him to make music that people can relate to and understand the hustle. Seen through his eyes and heard through your ears, this is his story.”

Some of Fox’s tracks include songs with the titles, “Last Man Standing,” “I’m a Boss,” “Ghetto Superstar” and “Hold U Down.”


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KEYWORDS: blackcrime; chicago; chicagoway; cookcounty; crime; diversity; drugs; gunfreezone; hiphop; illinois; keepinitreal; rap; rappers; thugculture

1 posted on 07/22/2010 10:05:40 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I’m thinking that journalist Rummana Hussain is a product of our public schools. She writes exceptionally poorly.


2 posted on 07/22/2010 10:08:00 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Marlen Perkins...pick up the courtesy phone


3 posted on 07/22/2010 10:08:09 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Just keepin’ it real....Word!


4 posted on 07/22/2010 10:08:27 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I thought the Amish didn’t drive cars.


5 posted on 07/22/2010 10:09:35 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Nick at Nite.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
“His music represents his life, Dealing with life's issues himself makes it easier for him to make music that people can relate to and understand the hustle. Seen through his eyes and heard through your ears, this is his story.”

The man killed was a family friend of one of the killers. This is Obama's background and the background of many of his staffers. It's time to purge the Chicago criminal influence from the WH.

Steven Fox, left, and and Edward Brown are charged with beating a man to death.

6 posted on 07/22/2010 10:09:56 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Southeast Wisconsin)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Insane! I don’t like for my Tahoe to get dinged but this is nuts, I hope they lock these 2 up for the rest of their lives.


7 posted on 07/22/2010 10:12:31 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Wow....they fight two on one...probably jumped him, too.


8 posted on 07/22/2010 10:13:08 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Well, that’s one way to get some publicity for your albums.

Not that it’s original.


9 posted on 07/22/2010 10:13:14 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Steven Fox, 26, a rapper known as “Sincere the Realist

Here's some 'realism' for ya, rap boy - there's a big ol' brotha sittin' in a prison cell right now, waiting to slap a wig on you and call you Lakisha.


11 posted on 07/22/2010 10:16:49 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Never trust anyone who points their rear end at God while praying.)
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To: reagan_fanatic

Hey all they have to do is say the are members of the “New” Black Panthers, or illegal Aliens and they can walk.


12 posted on 07/22/2010 10:22:53 AM PDT by Dem Guard
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To: ClearCase_guy
She writes poorly. At the Sun-Times that's not exceptional.
15 posted on 07/22/2010 10:30:49 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: EyeGuy

Ooooops. Should be:

3) Politically incorrect? YES.

######

But what the hell isn’t PI these days?


16 posted on 07/22/2010 10:31:20 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Give them each a Roman scourging followed by a salt water bath


17 posted on 07/22/2010 10:33:32 AM PDT by NRA1995 ("In [Mexican] border, we are asking, who are you?" President Calderon of Mexico)
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To: EyeGuy

“Animals don’t kill for no good reason.”
I’ve seen cats kill mice and use the body as a toy. Not exactly a good reason.
But I do get your point.


18 posted on 07/22/2010 10:34:09 AM PDT by Colvin (Proud Owner '66 Binder PU, '66 Binder Travelall,)
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To: ClearCase_guy
I’m thinking that journalist Rummana Hussain is a product of our public schools. She writes exceptionally poorly.

Yes, or the product of a private or home school with very low standards.

Though many of my employees who were privately schooled are excellent, some fall far short of the mark.
19 posted on 07/22/2010 10:34:24 AM PDT by ConservativeWarrior (In last year's nests, there are no birds this year.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Listen to the garbage he sells for 99 cents
20 posted on 07/22/2010 10:35:07 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Does the victim’s insurance company still have to pay to repair the scratch?


21 posted on 07/22/2010 10:35:22 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The naked casuistry of the high priests of Warmism would make a Jesuit blush.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Results of a bullsh*t “thug” lifestyle glorified by a certain segment of the population that I would name directly save for being called a bigot, racist, etc. And before I AM called one may I point out that good men like J.C. Watts see it the same way as I do.

These two mutts deserve a public hanging.


22 posted on 07/22/2010 10:37:04 AM PDT by Ktulu
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To: Colvin

“I’ve seen cats kill mice and use the body as a toy. Not exactly a good reason.”

####

I’ve alway understood that behavior of cats to be practice. Not that they are in the jungle any more, but that supposedly, is the instinctual basis

My kitten stalks me regularly.


23 posted on 07/22/2010 10:37:16 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Obviously a “Pulp Fiction” fan.


24 posted on 07/22/2010 10:37:29 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Jeebus! That’s pretty harsh - I hope he doesn’t find out about what I’ve been doing with his girlfriend!


25 posted on 07/22/2010 10:38:00 AM PDT by stormer
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

“Does the victim’s insurance company still have to pay to repair the scratch?”

That would be a great Geico commercial


26 posted on 07/22/2010 10:39:12 AM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

LOL!


27 posted on 07/22/2010 10:40:35 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: stormer

You scratched his girlfriend?


28 posted on 07/22/2010 10:40:40 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: afraidfortherepublic
"Defense attorney E. Powell Dunham argued that the men walked Larry Brown home to his parents and that he had no injuries at the time. He also said Larry Brown’s father agreed his son was wrong to nick Fox’s car and asked the men to give him an estimate of the damage."

How does Mr. E. Powell Dunham manage to sleep at night after defending these two animals by way of this fairytale.

29 posted on 07/22/2010 10:42:37 AM PDT by Mila
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To: Mila

.=?


30 posted on 07/22/2010 10:46:55 AM PDT by Mila
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS; Stormdog

My guess is the victim didn’t have insurance, based on demographics.


31 posted on 07/22/2010 10:47:06 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The naked casuistry of the high priests of Warmism would make a Jesuit blush.)
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To: Maverick68

Animals do not kill out of hatred. There are evil people out there however who do, and they come in all varieties. Good and decent black folks deserve our compassion, especially when they are trapped in urban crap-holes run by rotten Democrats who gladly enable evil in exchange for votes.


32 posted on 07/22/2010 10:48:47 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
...and his father ran outside, begging the men to stop, Lippert said.

If I saw two mean beating a loved one to death I'm not exactly sure begging would be my first reaction.
33 posted on 07/22/2010 10:48:54 AM PDT by Durus (The People have abdicated our duties and anxiously hopes for just two things, "Bread and Circuses")
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Murdering thugs on parade. After a guilty verdict I’m thinking 25 years hard labor, then execution. Any and all proceeds from his “Rap albums” to go to the victims family. Hey, I kind’a like this “armchair judge” thing. ;o)


34 posted on 07/22/2010 10:54:21 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: RichInOC

Yeah, but I buffed it out. She really purred after she was waxed.


35 posted on 07/22/2010 10:57:02 AM PDT by stormer
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To: stormer

Heh. I bet she did.


36 posted on 07/22/2010 11:01:25 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: afraidfortherepublic
death penalty, there is ZERO hope for either of those guys, just look at their eyes, they are born killers.
37 posted on 07/22/2010 11:06:43 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

As we can plainly see, these animals will most likely be exonerated
by Holder.


38 posted on 07/22/2010 11:17:21 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Dead souls looking out through those eyes....


39 posted on 07/22/2010 11:19:46 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: andy58-in-nh

There are evil people out there however who do, and they come in all varieties. Good and decent black folks deserve our compassion, especially when they are trapped in urban crap-holes run by rotten Democrats who gladly enable evil in exchange for votes.

&&&
Well said!


40 posted on 07/22/2010 11:24:13 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: ClearCase_guy

“She writes exceptionally poorly.”

Good thing she has auto-spellcheck. Otherwise, it’d be far worse.


41 posted on 07/22/2010 11:34:53 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Defense attorney E. Powell Dunham

Dunham? One of barry al-hussein's people?

42 posted on 07/22/2010 11:36:49 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: ClearCase_guy
I’m thinking that journalist Rummana Hussain is a product of our public schools. She writes exceptionally poorly.

If you'll simply carefully read it, two or three times, and insinuate what she might be trying to express, it's as clear as a bell.

43 posted on 07/22/2010 12:15:05 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

A GREAT argument for carrying a piece everywhere you go (I know, it’s Chicago).


44 posted on 07/22/2010 2:04:14 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (There is no "common good" which minimizes or sacrifices the individual. --Walter Scott Hudson)
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To: EyeGuy

Your kitten is observing you till it gets big enough to eat you.


45 posted on 07/22/2010 2:11:45 PM PDT by Colvin (Proud Owner '66 Binder PU, '66 Binder Travelall,)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The perp made his lack of humanity into an art form.


46 posted on 07/22/2010 3:02:31 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...
A couple of jobs are waiting in the Department of Agriculture for these two misunderstood victims of racism.
Edward Brown and Steven Fox, 26, a rapper known as "Sincere the Realist," sent the 46-year-old victim into coma and eventually his death... Brown is a family friend of Larry Brown, who died on July 7 from the injuries... Larry Brown didn't even realize he scratched Fox's car when he drove by the two men sitting in the car in a nearby alley. So he continued to park in front of his home... The other two men, who followed Larry Brown, started yelling at him before striking his head and body with their fists... Larry Brown's sleeping parents were roused by the commotion, and his father ran outside, begging the men to stop... But they continued, justifying their actions by showing the older man the scratch on Fox's car... Larry Brown eventually lost consciousness on the sidewalk, and Fox and Edward Brown fled the scene... He suffered blunt head trauma, according to an autopsy by the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office. Defense attorney E. Powell Dunham argued that the men walked Larry Brown home to his parents and that he had no injuries at the time. He also said Larry Brown's father agreed his son was wrong to nick Fox's car and asked the men to give him an estimate of the damage... Edward Brown... is currently on parole for a 2008 drug conviction. He has five additional felony drug convictions. Fox, of Glendale Heights, is a rapper "straight from the West Side of Chicago," ...his CDs "The Realist Behind Bars" and "The Realist In The Game."
I'm really glad I'm not a family friend.
47 posted on 07/23/2010 3:45:14 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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