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Choirboy, 13, gunned down
http://bostonherald.com ^ | 01/12/2013 | Richard Weir / Boston Herald

Posted on 01/12/2013 5:46:07 AM PST by massmike

A 13-year-old who police said was an innocent victim was shot in the stomach last night on a Roxbury street while walking to church for choir practice.

The victim was taken to Boston Medical Center after the 7:10 p.m. shooting on Humboldt Avenue. Police said he is in critical condition and that his mother was by his side.

Police said they are looking for a gray vehicle tied to the shooting at the corner of Homestead Street.

Danielle Hunter, 29, said she stayed holed up in her home after she heard four shots.

“The violence — it’s just terrible. It’s not just guns. It’s all kinds of violence,” Hunter said.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: roxbury

1 posted on 01/12/2013 5:46:13 AM PST by massmike
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To: massmike

Why would someone shoot a 13 year old walking to church? Sickening.


2 posted on 01/12/2013 5:55:47 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

In Roxbury,it’s as common as the sun coming up.....


3 posted on 01/12/2013 5:58:50 AM PST by massmike (At least no one is wearing a "Ron Paul - 2016" tee shirt........yet!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Roxbury has always (I’m 65, left Boston in ‘76) been a bad placer to be.


4 posted on 01/12/2013 6:00:30 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: massmike

Isn’t it interesting that in Democrat strongholds we have bad guys shooting the innocent and in Republican strongholds we have the innocent shooting the bad guys trying to do them wrong?


5 posted on 01/12/2013 6:15:10 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (Bathhouse Barry wants YOU to bend over for another four years)
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To: napscoordinator

I’m shocked and disappointed by your comment. So wrong.


7 posted on 01/12/2013 6:24:15 AM PST by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: ladyjane

Sorry...I was kidding. Come on it is Saturday morning, early, no coffee. I am especially sorry to disappoint you.


8 posted on 01/12/2013 6:25:17 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: massmike

While young men are routinely shot down, the progressives busy themselves with blocking police from doing their jobs and grabbing guns from lawful owners. See these 2 articles http://www.nydailynews.com/nypd-controversial-stop-frisk-policy-ruled-unconstitutional-article-1.1235578#bmb=1
and the background by Heather MacDonald www.city-journal.org/2013/23_1_war-on-crime.html.


9 posted on 01/12/2013 6:26:24 AM PST by pjoseph
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To: raybbr

No humor on Free Republic this morning. Man I guess I will stick to being serious from now on. Joking around here is a tough business.


11 posted on 01/12/2013 6:31:32 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: napscoordinator

Okay, I didn’t get it. I think we should ask the mods to pull your post and responses to it. What do you think?


12 posted on 01/12/2013 6:38:17 AM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: napscoordinator

“No humor on Free Republic this morning. Man I guess I will stick to being serious from now on. Joking around here is a tough business.”

I believe you were just being goofy. You’re a common sense sort. You already know there is no acceptable joke available when it comes to the topic of gunning down a child. Be proud your fellow freepers chimed in. You wouldn’t want that line to be broadcast on MSNBC as an example of freeper “hate” and “coldness.”


13 posted on 01/12/2013 6:40:03 AM PST by austinaero
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To: ilovesarah2012
Why would someone shoot a 13 year old walking to church?

The most likely explanation is that they missed who they were really aiming at.

14 posted on 01/12/2013 6:40:17 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: napscoordinator

Huh?


15 posted on 01/12/2013 6:40:50 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: austinaero

Be proud your fellow freepers chimed in. You wouldn’t want that line to be broadcast on MSNBC as an example of freeper “hate” and “coldness.”

So 100 percent true. I was just trying to be funny and it failed. It will cause me to be more careful in being “stupid” in the future.


17 posted on 01/12/2013 6:46:36 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: raybbr; Admin Moderator

Can you please pull post number 6. It was not serious and has caused a lot of disappointment among my FREEPER FRiends understandably. Thank you!


18 posted on 01/12/2013 6:49:19 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: napscoordinator
No humor on Free Republic this morning.

There was nothing even remotely humorous about your comment.

19 posted on 01/12/2013 6:49:54 AM PST by Isabel C.
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To: massmike

I’m curious as to whether the gun was legally purchased and carried by the shooter. (Not really as I already know the answer, I do believe.)


20 posted on 01/12/2013 6:50:39 AM PST by moovova
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To: napscoordinator

Oops, sorry. Didn’t realize without the /s notation. It seemed so uncharacteristic. Did you get your coffee yet?


21 posted on 01/12/2013 6:51:28 AM PST by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: napscoordinator

It works better if you hit the abuse button on yourself....

Thanks.


22 posted on 01/12/2013 6:58:33 AM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: Isabel C.

Sadly, another young person almost lost his life to violence by another. It happened in Boston where shootings and violence are common but “newsworthy”. What about Chicago where this happens routinely every day and nothing gets reported about those, sometimes innocent kids, who also loose their lives?

It’s not about guns, it’s about people without morals and upbringing. Of course there are the mental cases but MOST OF THE TIME, it is the people who have little or no home life and proper upbringing. Guns are nothing more than a tool to get the job done. Why not spend our time on the SOCIAL issues that are the real cause of these senseless killings. My prayers for this young man and the hundereds other like him.


23 posted on 01/12/2013 6:58:43 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: napscoordinator

One of the finest tenors I ever sang with went on to become a SEAL, and I don’t consider myself wimpy. By the way, it’s a great way to meet women.


24 posted on 01/12/2013 7:06:52 AM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: massmike

What color goes good with gray? Brown.


25 posted on 01/12/2013 7:10:39 AM PST by Rannug ("God has given it to me, let him who touches it beware.")
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Why would a 13 year old boy be in the choir? A future sissy was gunned down. Although prayers for his soul.

Good people give glory to God in song no matter what their age.

26 posted on 01/12/2013 7:31:27 AM PST by pbear8 (the Lord is my light and my salvation)
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To: massmike
Cannot be true. Mayor Menino is avidly anti-gun so this cannot possible have happened.

(Sarcasm for those of you who are a bit too literal this AM.)

27 posted on 01/12/2013 7:55:26 AM PST by Makana
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To: massmike

Massachusetts needs gun control.

So are the Choir boys a street gang? branch of Disciples? :-)


28 posted on 01/12/2013 8:13:11 AM PST by School of Rational Thought (Fun for women ages 21 through 35)
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To: Progov

We’re not allowed to talk about some of the root causes of ghetto violence. Because so many of the criminals are members of officially recognized aggrieved minorities, per liberals, any criticism is called racist. We’re not allowed to talk about the baby mama culture and the destruction of family life in the ghetto, because that denigrates single mothers.

My take on it is that liberals won’t allow discussion of certain aspects of these problems. So we have to dance around the issues. As horrific as mass shootings are, liberals have been silent for decades about all the gang violence, drive by shootings in the ghetto.


29 posted on 01/12/2013 8:16:54 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: knarf
Roxbury has always (I’m 65, left Boston in ‘76) been a bad placer to be.

Not always. A hundred years ago it was home to the upper middle class.

30 posted on 01/14/2013 11:29:39 PM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: knarf
Roxbury has always (I’m 65, left Boston in ‘76) been a bad placer to be.

Not always. A hundred years ago it was home to the upper middle class.

31 posted on 01/14/2013 11:29:55 PM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

Yeah, I remember now with your comment


32 posted on 01/16/2013 2:37:25 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Why would someone shoot a 13 year old walking to church?

1) Demonic evil ... perp just wanted to see somebody die.

2) Poor marksmanship ... perp was shooting at some rival, missed, and hit the choirboy.

3) Poor target identification ... perp mistook the choirboy for some other individual, with whom the perp had some disagreement.

4) Deliberate intent ... the perp intended to shoot the choirboy ... who might not be as innocent as suggested.

5) ???

33 posted on 01/16/2013 2:45:49 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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