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The Last Words of Tupac Shakur
Vegas Seven ^ | May 21, 2014 | Sean DeFrank

Posted on 05/23/2014 11:24:08 AM PDT by Bratch

One late-summer night in 1996, a rap superstar was gunned down just off the Strip. Since then, his story has become legend. But for the Metro cop who was first on the scene, that night remains unforgettably real.


The call came in on the radio just after 11:15 p.m.: Shots had been fired near the intersection of Flamingo and Koval, with possible victims. Several vehicles had made a U-turn on Flamingo and headed west. The bicycle officer who made the call from the Maxim hotel began trailing the cars, but was too far behind to catch them. He could, however, see them turn left onto Las Vegas Boulevard.

Chris Carroll was a sergeant on the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s bike patrol unit on the Strip. The 12 officers under his command rode in pairs, but Carroll was riding solo when he got the call that night, September 7, 1996. Traffic on the Strip is always slow-moving on a Saturday evening, but it was especially thick in the aftermath of Mike Tyson’s first-round technical knockout of Bruce Seldon at the MGM Grand a few hours earlier. And, now, somewhere in the midst of all those vehicles was a caravan of cars, one of them perhaps carrying the shooter.

Carroll rode north to intercept them. “I’m thinking, ‘How am I going to stop these cars?’” Carroll says. “Usually on bikes, we used whistles and things like that, or we could call for a vehicle to help us. But as I’m riding toward them, I’m thinking, ‘These guys are on the run, there’s multiple cars and I’m heading nose-to-nose with them.’”



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


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: hiphop; sugeknight; tupac
"When the legend becomes fact, print the legend."
1 posted on 05/23/2014 11:24:08 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: Bratch
Don't Shoot me, Bro!

2 posted on 05/23/2014 11:25:25 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: Bratch

Sixpack be daid. Long time ago. What difference do it make? Pretty sure he got ahead due to white privilege. Uh, maybe not.


3 posted on 05/23/2014 11:29:51 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: Bratch
In this trajectory, he joined other celebrities who died in their prime: James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain.


4 posted on 05/23/2014 11:32:27 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: skinkinthegrass

I read as much as I could but could not hang for the last words. Google is prob easier!


5 posted on 05/23/2014 11:36:55 AM PDT by DocJhn
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To: Bratch

“His presence alone was like a fear for white America, because they couldn’t ignore him.”

I did.


6 posted on 05/23/2014 11:39:09 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

The Last Words of Tupac Shakur: “If only I wasn’t 4 beers short of a six pack...ughhhhhh!”


7 posted on 05/23/2014 11:42:18 AM PDT by gr8eman (There's no "R" in Warshington!)
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To: Bratch
FTA:"Shakur himself was found guilty of felony sex-abuse charges in New York on December 1, 1994, one day after he was shot five times inside the lobby of a Manhattan recording studio."
I remember, He took a bullet between his legs, right in his, "twopack". At least he was incapable of adding to the gene pool after that.
8 posted on 05/23/2014 11:42:57 AM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Bratch

The large majority of gun violence in America is caused by black on black crime.


9 posted on 05/23/2014 11:43:03 AM PDT by kaehurowing (FIGHT BULLYING, UNINSTALL FIREFOX)
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To: Bratch

Tupac was pure scum to the end. I can’t believe that was 18 years ago.


10 posted on 05/23/2014 11:45:54 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: kaehurowing
The large majority of gun violence in America is caused by black on black crime.
And Tupac's dying words are a great example of why most of the crimes go unsolved.
11 posted on 05/23/2014 11:46:14 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: DocJhn

I did a word search after reading for way to long. His last words: He said “F### you” to the cop.


12 posted on 05/23/2014 11:47:14 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Bratch

I figured they would have been...”Oh Shiiiii....”


13 posted on 05/23/2014 11:47:22 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BuckeyeTexan
“His presence alone was like a fear for white America, because they couldn’t ignore him.”

Never heard of the guy until he was already dead.

14 posted on 05/23/2014 11:48:30 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

I had brief foray into gangsta rap in my teenage years which coincided with Tupac’s career. I had the tape that contained the song “Holla if ya hear me” that song is totally satanically inspired. The lyrics and the music work together brilliantly to conjure violence. It’s only by the grace of God we got through the 90’s without things being much worse.

You have to hear it to understand.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAtqb3T5CHE


15 posted on 05/23/2014 11:54:54 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Bratch

The death of Tupak Shakur was addition by subtraction.


16 posted on 05/23/2014 11:55:24 AM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarcasm tag?)
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To: demshateGod

Given who gave birth to him, the poor soul had no chance in this life.


17 posted on 05/23/2014 11:58:54 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Bratch
“He looked at me and he took a breath to get the words out, and he opened his mouth, and I thought I was actually going to get some cooperation. And then the words came out: ‘F*** you.’

“After that, he started gurgling and slipping out of consciousness. At that point, an ambulance showed up, and he went into unconsciousness.

Pithy.

18 posted on 05/23/2014 12:02:53 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Me too. I read or heard something about him last year. Looked his “songs” up and clearly understood why I had not listened to that junk.


19 posted on 05/23/2014 12:28:32 PM PDT by MamaB
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To: Bratch

“E tu, Brutakisha?”


20 posted on 05/23/2014 12:32:31 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (I lost my phased plasma rifle in a tragic hovercraft accident.)
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To: Bratch

Tupac got shot in the balls in New York in 1994. So then he was Wunpac. Then he got capped in Las Vegas, so I guess that makes him Nopac. Or Deadpac.

In any case, good riddance.


21 posted on 05/23/2014 12:42:02 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: Bratch
His presence alone was like a fear for white America, because they couldn’t ignore him.”

I could and did

22 posted on 05/23/2014 12:53:46 PM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: IronJack
Eh? Since then, his story has become legend.
23 posted on 05/23/2014 12:57:09 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: Bratch

Let us pause and reflect the loss to American culture...(sniffle!)...OK, I’m over it. He was One-Pac when he died anyway.


24 posted on 05/23/2014 1:26:37 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Who?


25 posted on 05/23/2014 1:28:30 PM PDT by Afterguard (Liberals will let you do anything you want, as long as it's mandatory.)
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To: Bratch

“Hey, that brother in that car has a gu...”


26 posted on 05/23/2014 1:33:06 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: Bratch

To quote Her Heinous: “What difference at this point does it make?”


27 posted on 05/23/2014 1:34:48 PM PDT by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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28 posted on 05/23/2014 1:38:13 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Bratch
The article is too damned long.

I'm not reading that mess. What were his final words?

29 posted on 05/23/2014 1:49:51 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

“Rosebud”

I think I have seen Captain Picard in that same position, might be a funny Photoshop idea.


30 posted on 05/23/2014 1:56:29 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Bratch

Im actually surprised, considering our current “leadership” in washington, that the face of ol’ tupac hasn’t replaced the faces of the old dead white guys on our dollar bills......


31 posted on 05/23/2014 2:08:07 PM PDT by NYAmerican
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To: Robwin

“Legend?” Bosh. Just another two-bit gangwad shot down in the gutter. A disposal problem and little else.


32 posted on 05/23/2014 3:11:09 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: Night Hides Not
"After that, he started gurgling and slipping out of consciousness."

So in actuality, his last words were "Uuurrrrrrrrrkkkkgghghhh . . ." Fitting.

33 posted on 05/23/2014 4:31:09 PM PDT by RansomOttawa (tm)
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