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DA meets with mother of [thug] Ja'Quares Walker; activist says questions remain [of course]
al.com [AL] ^ | May 08, 2012 | Jeremy Gray

Posted on 05/10/2012 7:02:44 PM PDT by kevcol

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Shortly after holding a press conference this afternoon to say that authorities are not giving her the information she deserves about the shooting death of her 13-year-old son, Latonya Walker met with Jefferson County District Attorney Brandon Falls.

Falls said Walker had not contacted him before she and community activist Frank Matthews held today's press conference. Falls said he met with her and Matthews today for 45 minutes.

Normally, Falls said, the DA's office will not contact family members after a decision made not to file charges in a case. They never meet with family's of defendants and the facts of the case suggest Ja'Quares Cortez Walker -- had he survived -- would have been the only one to be charged.

Birmingham police have said Ja'Quares approached a couple in an SUV as it pulled into the gated southwest Birmingham complex where a woman in the vehicle lived. He was wearing a T-shirt covering his face, and was brandishing a loaded and cocked pistol as he demanded them to get out of the car.

The driver pulled a gun and shot Ja'Quares multiple times, hitting him in the chest and abdomen. The teen was pronounced dead on the scene. Police refused to identify the man or woman in the car, saying only that the man who fired the shots was a 35-year-old white man.

"We don't have any evidence at this point to charge anyone with a crime," Falls said today.

Speaking after the meeting with Falls, Matthews said questions remain and he plans to contact Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper. Birmingham police spokesman Johnny Williams said today Walker only needs to contact Birmingham homicide detectives if she would like to discuss the case with police.

Matthews, who is black, questioned why the shooter waited until Ja'Quares -- whom Matthews described as a "tall, skinny black kid" -- was standing at his car to pull his own gun.

"I'm a black man and I'm pulling the gun before he gets to my car," Matthews said. Matthews speculated the shooting might have stemmed from a drug deal gone bad, but said he can't be sure until they have all the facts.

Walker, at today's press conference, said she wondered if the five teens with Ja'Quares put him up to the robbery.


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This is Trayvon-type story which so far has had limited coverage, and should stay that way unless more "activists" become involved (i.e. Sharpton) - but the complaints that either the shooter should have pulled his gun earlier (activist's hypothesis is not what the shooter reported to police), or that the shooter should have seen Ja'quares was "just a child" (earlier article) don't hold water. However, the Trayvon narrative was a media fabrication as well.

14 (almost 15 yr old) Gangbanger (yes he was actually in a gang) is shot by armed citizen after approaching an occupied car with a loaded and coacked pistol and ordering the occupants to "give it up"...yet mother of dead thug demands a meeting with the Police Chief because she is not satisfied that the vehicle owner/shooter was not arrested.

The (dead) perp:


previous articles:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2880633
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2879416
1 posted on 05/10/2012 7:02:54 PM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol
is quares how you spell queer in Ebonics???
2 posted on 05/10/2012 7:07:11 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: kevcol

Censored.


3 posted on 05/10/2012 7:07:49 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: kevcol

Slave owner wants to sue for lost wages.


4 posted on 05/10/2012 7:09:21 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: kevcol

He was even more screwed up than Trayvon! At least Trayvon had the angelic smile at age 13.


5 posted on 05/10/2012 7:18:17 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: kevcol

Yeah, yeah.

“My baby didn’t hurt NO-body! He’s a good boy!”

SOS....different day.


6 posted on 05/10/2012 7:20:20 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: kevcol
IBTTIMOC&SAPOBARFPOTF!

(In before this thread is moved to chat and someone accuses posters of being a racist for pointing out the facts. )

7 posted on 05/10/2012 7:22:22 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (Tagline removed at the request of someone who doesn't "get" Monty Python or Shakespeare.)
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To: DCBryan1

IBWHS (iN bEFORE wHAT hE sAID!)


8 posted on 05/10/2012 7:24:41 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: kevcol

Where are the comments from his grandmother? /s


9 posted on 05/10/2012 7:27:28 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: Chode

“Ja’QuRes” is Ebonics for “will end up dead on the street before he’s 18”.


10 posted on 05/10/2012 7:30:58 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer, but when it is, itÂ’s the only answer.)
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To: exit82

I’m still waiting to hear from his Dad who looked like him.


11 posted on 05/10/2012 7:34:50 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: kevcol
The driver unexpectedly pulled a gun and shot Ja'Quares multiple times, hitting him in the chest and abdomen.

Fixed it:)

12 posted on 05/10/2012 7:36:50 PM PDT by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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To: kevcol

SDWW ( Self Defense While White) The new hate crime.


13 posted on 05/10/2012 7:44:11 PM PDT by Eagles6
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To: Lurker
aptly named then... i guess it was a self fulfilling prophesy...
14 posted on 05/10/2012 7:49:32 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I heard about this case. Ja’quares went off with some older boys. His mother didn’t know where he was going or who those boys were. Some speculated it was a gang initiation thing, in which the older boys told Ja’quares to hold up the people in the car.

Too bad he got killed. I wonder what happened to those boys he was with that night. I wonder if they took off at the sound of gunfire.


15 posted on 05/10/2012 8:11:47 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Eagles6
There was a famous case in the olden days of the Wild West.

A fellow opened fire with a Colt .45 trying to hit another fellow some 200 yards away. The other guy was armed with a Winchester rifle and was an excellent shot. The pistol-packin' hombre died.

The local authorities decided it was clearly a suicide, since no one who was in his right mind would engage a rifleman 200 yards away with a pistol.

Ja'Quares' lawyers and Mom may want to try that line of reasoning. Obviously the young fellow was upset over flubbing a problem on his calculus homework. He never intended shooting anyone. Poor kid just wanted to "end it all."

16 posted on 05/10/2012 8:16:41 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (So, Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Roberts can't figure out if Obama is a Natural Born Citizen?)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“Too bad he got killed. I wonder what happened to those boys he was with that night.”

Eyewitnesses told police “We ain’t seen sh!t”


17 posted on 05/10/2012 8:19:55 PM PDT by logitech (Who's here so vile, that will not love his country? If any speak, for him I have offended)
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To: DCBryan1; Revolting cat!
THYGKBLBPZ2A

(Made up bunch of letters and one numeral, in bold type, meaning nothing.)

18 posted on 05/10/2012 8:23:43 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Romney vs. Obama? One of them has to lose, I'll rejoice in that fact, whichever it is.)
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To: kevcol

Ja’Quares = “Ma baby diddin do nuffin”


19 posted on 05/10/2012 8:29:08 PM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (This Message Contains Privileged Attorney-Client Communications)
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To: kevcol

previous articles:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2880633
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2879416

The requested documents do not exist on this server.

That’s the message I got when I clicked on the links you provided in number one.


20 posted on 05/10/2012 8:33:03 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Romney vs. Obama? One of them has to lose, I'll rejoice in that fact, whichever it is.)
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To: kevcol

I think the police should have arrested the mother for public stupidity and child endangerment. She knew that the kid was in a gang and had a gun.


21 posted on 05/10/2012 8:33:31 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: Graybeard58
eh...sorry messed the links up, add a "/posts" after the number at the end of each.

previous articles (correct links):
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2880633/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2879416/posts
22 posted on 05/10/2012 8:36:24 PM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol

JADN!


23 posted on 05/10/2012 8:50:49 PM PDT by Tupelo (GARY JOHNSON FOR PRESIDENT!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: kevcol
Matthews, who is black, questioned why the shooter waited until Ja'Quares -- whom Matthews described as a "tall, skinny black kid" -- was standing at his car to pull his own gun.

I can think of two good reasons. One, perhaps he's not a lunatic who starts shooting at people before he's sure what the situation is. Two, when you feel threatened it's not a good idea to give away what your main defense is until it's time to employ it.

"I'm a black man and I'm pulling the gun before he gets to my car," Matthews said.

You said it, Matthews, not me.

24 posted on 05/10/2012 9:04:39 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Revolting cat!; DCBryan1
YCJCYAQFTJB !
25 posted on 05/10/2012 11:33:05 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: kevcol

Was this punk “an aspiring rap artist” or was he going to be “a graphic designer”?


26 posted on 05/10/2012 11:42:19 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: kevcol

I wonder if this kid had already committed murders that he got away with.


27 posted on 05/10/2012 11:48:08 PM PDT by Junior_G (Funny how liberals' love affair with Muslims began on 9/11)
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To: TigersEye

3. Perhaps he let he guard down, thinking that he was in a civilized community and when confronted with a deadly threat reacted in an appropriate manner saving the life of the young lady and himself.


28 posted on 05/10/2012 11:57:49 PM PDT by Eagles6 (S)
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To: Eagles6

Yep. He could have simply been surprised.


29 posted on 05/11/2012 12:01:00 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: kevcol
giving her the information she deserves

Here's the information you deserves, biatch:
You raised (or more likely failed to raise) a scumbag, wannabe thug that was a threat to decent citizens and a drag on society in general. He tried to rob, at gun point, one of the aforementioned decent citizens who happened to be legally armed and obviously competent with it. He put several rounds center of mass into your scumbag son, killing him. He deserves a medal.

The only sad part of this story is they haven't invented a bullet that kills you when he shot him.

30 posted on 05/11/2012 5:00:50 AM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: kevcol

Ebonics lesson for today: “Omelette” I oughta pop a cap in yo azz but omelette it slide dis time.


31 posted on 05/11/2012 7:18:54 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: MrBambaLaMamba

you have the lingo down pat!


32 posted on 05/11/2012 10:42:16 AM PDT by dennisw
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To: TigersEye

Yeah but that doesn’t support the narrative.


33 posted on 05/12/2012 4:26:28 PM PDT by Eagles6 (S)
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To: Eagles6

Nope, it doesn’t. He was white. Had to be a racist.


34 posted on 05/12/2012 4:30:17 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye

Of course.


35 posted on 05/12/2012 4:37:05 PM PDT by Eagles6 (S)
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