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Drug dealer slain after bragging about $125K stop-frisk court win {New York City}
nypost. ^ | January 22, 2014 | 2:34p | By Kirstan Conley,

Posted on 01/27/2014 3:51:13 PM PST by dennisw

A drug-dealer who scored a six-figure stop-and-frisk settlement against the city ran his mouth all over Staten Island about his windfall — and was shot dead by a robber targeting his riches.

Kenrick Gray — a petty pusher who had 22 drug ­arrests — was gunned down Tuesday, two years after getting $132,500 for being wrongly stopped by a racist cop.

“Mr. Gray recently made known throughout the neighborhood that he received the windfall and that very foolish boast did cost him his life,” a source said. “Apparently, the assailant caught wind of that and tried to rob him. There was a struggle and he was shot.”

Gray was targeted by robber Darren Brown on Park Hill Avenue in Stapleton, the source said.

Brown, 27, also shot Gray’s pal, Noland Whistleton, 41, in the leg and torso during the botched robbery. He later died, cops said.

It wasn’t clear how much money Gray was carrying when he was gunned down or whether the suspect made off with any cash.

The Staten Island Warrants Unit collared Brown Wednesday hiding in the shower of his girlfriend’s home, sources said.

Gray landed his stop-and-frisk loot after being stopped by NYPD Officer Michael Daragjati , who was seen on surveillance after the bust bragging that he had “fried another n—-r.”

Daragjati is serving a 57-month sentence for violating Gray’s rights and for an unrelated extortion case.

The rogue officer — who had several other civil-rights complaints against him — had to cough up $7,500 of his own cash to Gray to resolve the case.

“The settlement was a well-deserved one, and not merely enough for the pain and suffering that Kenrick and his family endured by the system,” his sister Danielle C.

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1 posted on 01/27/2014 3:51:13 PM PST by dennisw
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To: dennisw

Too bad. $125K, probably deserved, isn’t enough to move away and change your life and surroundings.


2 posted on 01/27/2014 3:56:43 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: dennisw

Sounds like the great wheel of karma served justice on him after all.


3 posted on 01/27/2014 3:57:51 PM PST by PGR88
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To: dennisw

As W.C. Fields once said...A fool and his money were lucky to get together in the first place.


4 posted on 01/27/2014 4:01:54 PM PST by DemforBush (A Repo Man is *always* intense.)
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To: PGR88

Must never have read a Louis Lamour novel.

It is not a good idea to brag about your money in a bad neighborhood.


5 posted on 01/27/2014 4:02:14 PM PST by marktwain (The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: dennisw

Rule #1 - If you come into money, nobody is EVER happy to hear you talk about it. :)


6 posted on 01/27/2014 4:03:03 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: dennisw

Kenrick Gray

7 posted on 01/27/2014 4:04:04 PM PST by kcvl
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To: dennisw
…two years after getting $132,500 for being wrongly stopped by a racist cop.

But they just said he was a drug dealer. So that would make the stop right and more like the cop had street smarts and experience. But leave it to the libs in NYC to turn it around and burn tax money like kindling in a firestorm. Sooooo glad I moved the hell out of there.

8 posted on 01/27/2014 4:09:42 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: marktwain
Must never have read a Louis Lamour novel.

i am so glad i introduced my sons to writings of Louis Lamour!

9 posted on 01/27/2014 4:09:45 PM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: dennisw
Kenrick Gray — a petty pusher who had 22 drug ­arrests…

And he'll never have a 23rd. Good riddance.

10 posted on 01/27/2014 4:11:36 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: latina4dubya

A friend of mine gave me a book of a bunch of his short stories a few years ago, I literally read he entire thing in 2 nights. I couldn’t put down.


11 posted on 01/27/2014 4:12:51 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: kcvl

12 posted on 01/27/2014 4:13:42 PM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
But they just said he was a drug dealer. So that would make the stop right and more like the cop had street smarts and experience.

perhaps, but not necessarily... personally, i do not want "cops" having that much power... the power to get away with unconstitutional actions--if that was indeed the case... the officer seems to be a bad apple considering he is also doing time for an unrelated crime of extortion... btw--i am not saying the criminal deserved the award he received... i am not sure what the officer did, exactly (unlawful search?... using a derogatory word?)... i guess he was called on unlawful search... but then the article makes it seem he was more in trouble for the racial comment... hmmmm...

13 posted on 01/27/2014 4:20:36 PM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: dennisw

This is your brain on drugs.


14 posted on 01/27/2014 4:21:41 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Try our own Travis McGee’s (Matt Bracken) novel Castigo Cay. You will have the same problem. I suggest you start reading on a Friday evening.

http://enemiesforeignanddomestic.com/

http://www.amazon.com/Castigo-Cay-Matthew-Bracken/dp/0972831045


15 posted on 01/27/2014 4:26:18 PM PST by marktwain (The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: dennisw

Who could have guessed that a 22-time loser drug dealer’s friends would turn out to be criminals?


16 posted on 01/27/2014 4:31:15 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: dennisw

If Obama had a political victory it would look Kenrick’s.


17 posted on 01/27/2014 4:32:38 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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18 posted on 01/27/2014 4:34:02 PM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: dennisw

Tee,hee.


19 posted on 01/27/2014 5:42:06 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: dennisw

It was NYC so he must have been shot with a knife or strong words as guns are banned in NYC.


20 posted on 01/27/2014 6:01:08 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (Stalin is smiling in Hell at how well Obama has copied his communist organization.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
A friend of mine gave me a book of a bunch of his short stories a few years ago, I literally read he entire thing in 2 nights. I couldn’t put down.

when my sons were very young (around 4 and 8 years) i bought them their first Louis L'amour book on audio... Chick Bowdrie series... eventually they moved on to other writings of his...

have you ever read his memoir, Education of a Wandering Man? you would likely love it... his life-long education was so unconventional... look it up!

21 posted on 01/27/2014 7:15:34 PM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: PGR88
Sounds like the great wheel of karma served justice on him after all.

Unknown to most people but certainly known by lately departed, The Wheel of Karma can be a real bitch some days.

22 posted on 01/27/2014 7:48:24 PM PST by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!!!!)
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To: dennisw

Karma is a bitch.


23 posted on 01/27/2014 9:09:04 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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