Skip to comments.Britons shot in Florida killed as part of 'gang initiation'
Posted on 04/18/2011 9:56:01 PM PDT by george76
Two British friends shot dead on a crime-ridden American housing estate were ambushed and murdered, possibly as part of a gang initiation.
James Cooper, 25, and James Kouzaris, 24, were in Florida when they were killed at 3am in a gangland area rarely visited by tourists.
They apparently accepted a lift from someone they met in a bar, thinking they were being driven home.
A 16 year-old, named locally as Shawn Tyson, was charged with their murder. It emerged yesterday that he was freed by a judge last week despite being arrested over an armed robbery.
The bodies of Mr Cooper, a tennis coach who once played Andy Murray, and Mr Kouzaris were found riddled with bullets on a one-way street in the estate, known for drug dealing and gang activity.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
just great.....thx judge....
I bet they were feeling pretty multicultural right up until things went south.
I am curious why those Icelanders always end up killing innocents.
Sarasota is pretty conservative. I’m sure there must be some lib judges, tho.
They mention in the story he could get the death penalty. FL has the penalty, but thanx to the USSCourt under 18 can’t be executed. That’s sad. This piece of slime looks to be a prime contender for such.
In England they have very bad areas also. These guys should have known better.
"Housing estate" must be what Brits call their housing projects.
“Housing estate” must be what Brits call their housing projects.
You’re probably right. Those two found out about the American version. A very sad and tragic story.
lock the judge up with the savage he turned loose
Makes it sound like something out of a Jane Austen story;) When they realized they were being kidnapped, why didn’t they just break the driver’s neck and push him out of the car? (only works in the movies, I guess. Then again, no one’s ever tried to kidnap me;)
Two British friends shot dead on a crime-ridden American housing estate>>>>>>>>
What they call an estate is a housing project here
Some bleeping estate! lol It’s like the thugs go out on fox hunts and see the Queen from time time
Might that be a liberal government built and government supported slum (aka 'public housing')?
Nothing good ever happens when you’re out late at night. RIP.
Oh those American chaps live on an estate. Lets visit them for tea and crumpets!
This will do wonders for Florida tourism.
Silly FReeper! They probably tried, but by the time they realized they were in an American car, and that they were assaulting the front passenger rather than the driver, it was too late.
I have to wonder about the Telegraph's mind reading abilities, that they know the victims "accepted a lift from someone they met in a bar, thinking they were being driven home." Or, did they get that info during a seance? It is just as likely that they were trying to score some drugs, something not at all unheard of in Britain.
In any case, give the little punk a nice dose at state expense, please.
2 white guys killed by a black 16 year old. Nothing to see hear. Move along. Blacks are not racist. Move along....
Just damn. Another Florida judge. Couldn't he have at least sentenced him to a humane, peaceful and pain-free death by deprivation food and water?
What has happened to Florida?
Black thuggas near the Miami Airport used to lie in wait for eurotourists in the late 80s and 90s to carjack and-or kill them
two killed a German lady in 1992 in her rental car right in front of her mom and two toddler kids for nothing...they knocked her down and drove the car over her head
they later bragged about it at the Dade County Stockade and were high fived by their kinsmen for killing a German since Germans were known to be racist anyhow
rental cars there once had a capital R first...the state finally caught on
this was about the same time the Costa Rican consul’s wife suffered the same fate
Some bleeping estate! lol It's like the thugs go out on fox hunts and see the Queen from time time
Some bleeping project! lol It's like the thugs are working for a wonderful and productive future.
Each nation chooses the euphemism most in accord with its culture. the Brits prefer the image of stately buildings and grounds tended lovingly for centuries, the Americans the image of boosting the economic machine. Neither accords to the reality
Known in Scotland as “Schemes” - much more appropriate thatn “estates”
“The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.” (Psalm 9:17)
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD;....”(Psalm 33:12a)
“By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.” (Proverbs 16:6)
My Prayer: “MAY GOD AWAKE OUR SOULS TO ETERNAL ACCOUNTABILITY”
I had another friend in high school who was traveling to Germany on a school trip, and the kids were all advised not to wear any clothing with references to Florida (e.g., apparel from the Tampa Bay Bucs, Miami Dolphins, Florida State, University of Miami, etc.) -- for fear of retribution by German 'yutes.
Yep, the bouoght the multi-culti cultural enrichment hype, and it killed them.
What a tragedy.
As an aside, I have been to Florida many times (though not for 20+ years), in many different cities. When I heard of this, it made me think of the other tourist killings there like it was yesterday. I think of no other place in the US this way, though big cities are a danger to all...
beware tha mardi gras ???
Yeah, but I was specifically thinking of the cases of European tourists who took wrong turns in FL, and ended up dead, which were international news events.
Really ? Do you think they were striking a conscious blow for racial harmony and that’s what got them into trouble ?
Perhaps they were just taking up the offer of a lift home from a bar. Bad judgement, but then alcohol probably doesn’t improve your decision making either.
In the UK a housing estate is just where a developer or group of developers comes along and builds a lot of houses in the same place at the same time. Doesn’t have to be anything to do with the government, and normally are privately owned. Some were built by the state / local government a long time ago....
As opposed to the way houses got built until the 20th century, which were more often individual people building individual houses.
Your key word was “conscious.” They were not striking blows for anything. But the lamestream media had not presented them with an accurate picture of reality, so they presumed good motives on feral predataors. Treadwell played with brown bears and gotten eaten, we all called him a fool. We all knew grizzlies were dangerous, and not to play with them. But the MSM presents reality in a dangerously skewed manner when it addresses race. It teaches a generation that grizzlies are warm and fuzzy teddy bears to cuddle. So to speak. It left these two Brits without the defense of accurate knowledge about certain urban risks, such as taking a ride with feral predators.