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Mom: 15-year-old son killed in North Chicago
Chicago Tribune ^ | April 18, 2014 | Lisa Black

Posted on 04/18/2014 7:41:58 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

A North Chicago family is mourning the death of a 15-year-old boy who died early Thursday after being shot in the head and left in an alley, said the victim’s mother, Roxanne Beech.

Travon Beech was an eighth-grader at Neal Math & Science Academy who had enjoyed basketball and football until recently, when he started staying out late and getting in trouble, she said.

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TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: chicago; travon
I wonder if Barry will talk about Travon who was one of seven children but "got sucked down last year in the streets."
1 posted on 04/18/2014 7:41:58 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

A 15 year old eighth grader.


2 posted on 04/18/2014 7:44:23 PM PDT by wideawake
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“No one is talking right now but somebody knows something,” Beech said.

Nice culture ya got there. Lots of violence. Not many fathers on the scene.

I suppose it's the White Guy's fault.

3 posted on 04/18/2014 7:44:52 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: ConservativeStatement

” when he started staying out late and getting in trouble, she said.”

And WHO, Roxanne, is responsible for that ?


4 posted on 04/18/2014 7:47:55 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Travon? What is it with these names blacks are giving their kids?


5 posted on 04/18/2014 7:50:20 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: wideawake

When I was 15 I was in 11th.


6 posted on 04/18/2014 7:51:34 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: wideawake
A 15 year old eighth grader.

it is not that unusual for a boy to be kept back in an early grade, like first grade... or even kindergarten...

7 posted on 04/18/2014 7:52:16 PM PDT 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: UCANSEE2

I guess the tea party cancelled midnight basketball.


8 posted on 04/18/2014 7:53:23 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I just hope the plague of liberalism doesn’t spread into my neighborhood. Nothing good comes of it.


9 posted on 04/18/2014 7:54:39 PM PDT by boycott
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To: ConservativeStatement

Lot of boys named Travon showing up on the news, and not in a good way..

Yesterday, we had a new checker in our market named Trayvonne, but his badge said “Tray.” Could not have been a nicer, brighter, young man.


10 posted on 04/18/2014 7:54:40 PM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: ConservativeStatement

At 15 you think you know everything. Finding out you’re wrong can sometimes be the last thing you learn.


11 posted on 04/18/2014 7:54:56 PM PDT by PLMerite
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Travon? What is it with these names blacks are giving their kids?

i know this is racial, but i am going to say it anyway--black parents, never name your son Travon, Treyvon, Trayvon... and white parents, never name your son Hunter...

12 posted on 04/18/2014 7:59:11 PM PDT 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: ExCTCitizen
Travon? What is it with these names blacks are giving their kids?

This one [and its variant spellings] is a name that seems to attract bullets.

13 posted on 04/18/2014 8:05:43 PM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: latina4dubya
"hunter"

While watching the Wisconsin high school basketball tournaments last month, I had a good laugh over the name of one of the boys.....Trapper. Yes, Trapper was his first name. Now I suppose there's going to be some enraged Freepers roasting me. "Yeah, I named my kid Trapper...and his brothers are Hunter, Skinner, Fisher, and Poacher. So what?"

14 posted on 04/18/2014 8:07:33 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: ConservativeStatement

“Staying out late and getting in trouble.”

Had he not been killed, it’s likely that sooner or later he would have killed someone else. Bags of dirty water breaking each other.


15 posted on 04/18/2014 8:09:28 PM PDT by henkster (I don't like bossy women telling me what words I can't use.)
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Just turning his life around?

He was a good boy, didn't want to hurt nobody?

He loved his mother?

We've heard it before, lady.

16 posted on 04/18/2014 8:12:22 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Blog: www.BackwoodsEngineer.com)
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To: Ezekiel
True.

It must be African for 'Dumb black getting in trouble and having no daddy in the picture then getting killed by a bullet.'

17 posted on 04/18/2014 8:13:20 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: ConservativeStatement
shot in the head and left in an alley,

Would she be happier if he was knifed in the guts and left in a parking lot?

Who ever shot him saved society a whole pile of money and probably saved the lives of future victims of mommas little angel.

18 posted on 04/18/2014 8:23:00 PM PDT by metalurgist ( Want your country back? It'll take guns and rope. Marxists won't give up peaceably.)
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"Yeah, I named my kid Trapper...and his brothers are Hunter, Skinner, Fisher, and Poacher. So what?"

that is hahahahalarious!

19 posted on 04/18/2014 8:30:54 PM PDT 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: ConservativeStatement
feh...
20 posted on 04/18/2014 8:33:37 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: wideawake

He may have flunked one grade. I flunked third grad.


21 posted on 04/18/2014 9:07:22 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: PLMerite

I thought I knew everything at about 19. That’s when it peaked and started dissipating. I remember literally thinking I was perfect, and if everyone was like me, the world would be perfect. I learned a lot when I looked into the perfect law of liberty.


22 posted on 04/18/2014 9:12:43 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: ExCTCitizen

As someone already pointed out, we white folks have some pretty terrible names too. Hunter, Trapper, Brason, Grayson, Tanner, Madison, Dyson. They’re all Pajama Boy names.


23 posted on 04/18/2014 9:16:51 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: ExCTCitizen

They all assume that these originate from happy Africa.


24 posted on 04/18/2014 10:09:56 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: latina4dubya

Bristol. Piper. Track. Willow. Trig.


25 posted on 04/19/2014 2:40:20 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: ExCTCitizen
When I was 15 I was in 11th.

Me too - most were in 10th and some, due to birthdays might have ended 9th. My birthday fell late in the year so I turned 16 before the Holiday Season.

26 posted on 04/19/2014 3:28:35 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Pollster1

Yep...and “Trapper” would fit right in!


27 posted on 04/19/2014 3:51:50 AM PDT by bonfire
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To: ConservativeStatement

Being shot in the head normaly means he was upfront and personal with his killer.

What’s an eigth grader hanging around a stone cold killer ?

Birds of a feather ?


28 posted on 04/19/2014 4:18:22 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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If only Chicago had one or two *really* good community organizers.
29 posted on 04/19/2014 6:20:56 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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“He started getting in a lot of trouble. He slipped down a little. He was trying to do better,” she said. “He was a kid. He could have turned around and had a bright future.”

I'm sure Trayvon's Dad was doing his utmost to keep his son on the straight and narrow.

30 posted on 04/19/2014 6:25:06 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: wideawake

Several of my grandsons friends are almost 14 and in the seventh grade. They all go a private church school, are very polite, do well in school and great kids. Their parents chose to start them a year later. Great idea for boys IMO, particularly if they have a female teacher who has no male children or ever had a brother. None of these boys are on ADHD meds, unlike too many of the students in public schools who are 14 year olds in the eighth grade.


31 posted on 04/19/2014 6:48:41 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Grams A

No mourning for a dead tray table.


32 posted on 04/19/2014 10:18:24 AM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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