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Rapper, 2 in taxi meet violent end in Vegas crash ( Shootout on the Vegas Strip)
Sfgate ^ | Updated 9:04 am, Saturday, February 23, 2013 | KEN RITTER, Associated Press, By KEN RITTER and MICHELLE RINDELS, Associated Press

Posted on 02/23/2013 11:58:46 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Edited on 02/23/2013 12:04:54 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kenny Cherry was an aspiring rapper who moved from the Bay Area to Las Vegas to pursue his career. His music videos online show him cruising the Strip in a Maserati.

Taxi driver Michael Boldon was a family man who hailed from Michigan; and his passenger, Sandra Sutton-Wasmund, came from a loving Washington state family and was well regarded in her community.


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1 posted on 02/23/2013 11:58:50 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

A rapper shot? Color me surprised, another shocker!


2 posted on 02/23/2013 12:02:40 PM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Not a real shoot out.

More like a shoot up.

Kenny Clutch, the’aspring rapper’ (and known pimp) mouthed off to the wrong people.


3 posted on 02/23/2013 12:02:59 PM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Are they SURE this wasn’t square-dance callers?


4 posted on 02/23/2013 12:03:27 PM PST by freedumb2003 (I learned everything I needed to know about racism from Colin Powell)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

What a tragic loss of a great Italian sports car...


5 posted on 02/23/2013 12:04:05 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Of course it wouldn’t be complete without them taking down some innocents as well.


6 posted on 02/23/2013 12:04:56 PM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

He was turning his life around, pursuing a community college Associate Arts Degree in Grocery Bagging.


7 posted on 02/23/2013 12:06:37 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: maine yankee

Where did you learn that he was a pimp?


8 posted on 02/23/2013 12:06:58 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: maine yankee; Ernest_at_the_Beach

I just love the “aspring rapper” term. Just another PC name for gang banger.


9 posted on 02/23/2013 12:07:07 PM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

also see

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2990223/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2990120/posts


10 posted on 02/23/2013 12:08:17 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: NoGrayZone

They were in a “Green” taxi. Converted to propane. Big badda boom!


11 posted on 02/23/2013 12:10:38 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; a fool in paradise
Tomorrow's headlines today:

Aspirant Expires!


12 posted on 02/23/2013 12:11:20 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I heard Jerry Doyle talk show, a resident of Vegas, say the taxi was running on a alternate clean burning fuel source ...propane.

Might explain the instant fire bomb.

13 posted on 02/23/2013 12:11:20 PM PST by lewislynn ( What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in commom? Misinformation)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
No, seriously, at this mortality rate the country will eventually run out of rappers and then what, we'll have to outsource rapping to India?


14 posted on 02/23/2013 12:17:52 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Dear Rappers: Your culture is rotten to the core. It has nothing to do with race, it has to do with the values you make glamorous, and with the culture of the people who listen to you. Seriously, if you have the brains to criminally exploit the people who listen to you, to make impressive piles of money contributing absolutely nothing of value to the Nation, it is a sad condemnation that in the end you hang out with the same violence-prone idiots you did when you just were starting out. No wonder so many of you die early and stupidly. Simply: take your money, move somewhere nice, and STOP HANINGING OUT WITH PEOPLE LIKE...well, LIKE YOU!


15 posted on 02/23/2013 12:21:29 PM PST by 50sDad (A Liberal prevents me from telling you anything here.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I see the Securitron's have been laying down on the job.


16 posted on 02/23/2013 12:23:02 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Joe 6-pack

One of the people commenting at the article link thinks they will find the Rover and the criminals will be caught and punished. How incredibly naive. Wonder if they thought about dragging Lake Meade. That Rover is long gone.


17 posted on 02/23/2013 12:24:59 PM PST 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: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Karma’s a you know what!


18 posted on 02/23/2013 12:26:24 PM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Thanks for that info. I had heard the “experts” say many times that vehicles only explode in the movies. This explains why this one exploded.


19 posted on 02/23/2013 12:27:44 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Progressive, Marxist liberals do not evolve, they morph into fascists.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

“They were in a “Green” taxi. Converted to propane. Big badda boom!”

Obama’s fault/s;)


20 posted on 02/23/2013 12:28:54 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

I’m now seeing them more often here in my Long Island suburb. Every time I see one I always think “I can run you over and squish you like a bug”.

Then I giggle (sorry Lord).


21 posted on 02/23/2013 12:28:54 PM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Rapping is an excellent career choice. But, like with everything, there are some on-the-job risks.


22 posted on 02/23/2013 12:33:50 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
"One mistake change lives all in one night"

His words not mine. I guess he was psychic.

23 posted on 02/23/2013 12:37:07 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Revolting cat!

Alleged aspirant.


24 posted on 02/23/2013 12:38:44 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: NoGrayZone

Getting shot is a necessity for a career as a crapper I mean rapper.

They boast in their bios about how many times they “got shot”. Sometimes they even embellish that number. Same with lockup arrests.


25 posted on 02/23/2013 12:40:53 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Grams A

Cameras are everywhere in Vegas. I think they have pics already of the culprits


26 posted on 02/23/2013 12:46:09 PM PST by winodog (Thank you Jesus for the calm in my life)
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To: a fool in paradise

True dat. Weirdos.


27 posted on 02/23/2013 12:49:56 PM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Revolting cat!
Let's see.

He's a rapper, who is unsuccessful at it, yet who owns a 120,000 Maserati.

coughcoughcoughdrugdealercoughcough

28 posted on 02/23/2013 12:50:34 PM PST by Lazamataz (Republicans have the same policies as the Democrats, except for the part where they win elections.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

My parents told me vehicular shootouts like that used to happen all the time in cities where the mafia was really active-they said it was in the news often when they were kids.


29 posted on 02/23/2013 12:53:56 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Grams A
Wonder if they thought about dragging Lake Meade. That Rover is long gone.

Maybe, but how many black RR's with custom rims and a blank out of state dealer tags have been sold lately?

There won't be any problems finding out who has bought what in in the last 30 days.

Shouldn't be hard to locate this guy at all.

30 posted on 02/23/2013 12:55:59 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: Frank_2001

Dang. Wondered why that thing went up like that.


31 posted on 02/23/2013 12:57:46 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Lazamataz

Actually, a plump pimp!


32 posted on 02/23/2013 12:58:35 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I feel sorry for the cabbie and his passenger


33 posted on 02/23/2013 1:04:37 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Since rappers live on the jagged edge of stupid, well....


34 posted on 02/23/2013 1:07:21 PM PST by Bullish (This usurper is leaving one hell of a poop stain on our Constitution)
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To: KC_Lion

LOL!

Great game.


35 posted on 02/23/2013 1:10:37 PM PST by Bullish (This usurper is leaving one hell of a poop stain on our Constitution)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

This went down not too far from where Tupac was expired. something about Vegas and gangs and rappers.. and innocent folks die by happenstance .. sounds like the 20s and 30s in Chicago and NYC


36 posted on 02/23/2013 1:13:00 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; a fool in paradise
Who remembers when music was uplifting, sophisticated, and harmonically complex?
37 posted on 02/23/2013 1:14:00 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Rap has changed alot since the “Suger HIll Gang”. In their 1977 hit “Rapper’s Delight” they ever sang the line “hey America, we love thee”.


38 posted on 02/23/2013 1:24:49 PM PST by Lockbar (Quality Factory Loaded Ammunition ------- The New Gold)
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To: Joe 6-pack

RIP, Maserati.
Rot in Hell, cRapper.


39 posted on 02/23/2013 1:25:33 PM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s Are The 21st Century's Muskets. Free Men Need Not Ask Permission!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Las Vegas can reduce its crime rate by 80% by closing down all of these nightclubs and replacing them with lounges playing Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin music.

But the unspoken truth is - L.A. drug profits keep the Las Vegas economy going, and the gangsters who collect those profits aren't going to spend them freely in a cultural environment that mirrors broader tastes. Thus we get loud, obnoxious hip-hop at every single venue on the entire Strip, and though the crowds these venues attract might help pay the casinos' gigantic mortgages, they lead to the kind of collateral damage described in the article.

40 posted on 02/23/2013 1:34:05 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: NormsRevenge
Bonnie and Clyde ran between Texas, KC and Chicago....

And there was the shootout at the Train Station in Kansas City with the Feds moving a prisoner via Train.

41 posted on 02/23/2013 1:45:06 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Grams A
Rovers are on one year back order. That should make it easy compared to tracking a killer who only left an Addis visor at the body dump.
42 posted on 02/23/2013 1:48:50 PM PST by Domangart
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To: NormsRevenge
Checking my facts:

Bonnie and Clyde

************************************EXCERPTS*******************************************

Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie and Clyde in March 1933, in a photo found by police at the Joplin, Missouri hideout

Bonnie Elizabeth Parker (October 1, 1910 – May 23, 1934) and Clyde Chestnut Barrow (March 24, 1909 – May 23, 1934) were well-known outlaws, robbers, and criminals who traveled the Central United States with their gang during the Great Depression. The "Barrow Gang" included at times Buck Barrow, Blanche Barrow, Raymond Hamilton, W.D. Jones, Joe Palmer, Ralph Fults, and Henry Methvin. Their exploits captured the attention of the American public during the "public enemy era" between 1931 and 1934. Though known today for his dozen-or-so bank robberies, Barrow in fact preferred to rob small stores or rural gas stations. The gang is believed to have killed at least nine police officers and committed several civilian murders. The couple themselves were eventually ambushed and killed in Louisiana by law officers. Their reputation was cemented in American pop folklore by Arthur Penn's 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde.[1]

Even during their lifetimes, the couple's depiction in the press was at considerable odds with the hardscrabble reality of their life on the road—particularly in the case of Parker. Though she was present at a hundred or more felonies during her two years as Barrow's companion,[2] she was not the machine gun-wielding cartoon killer portrayed in the newspapers, newsreels, and pulp detective magazines of the day. Gang member W. D. Jones was unsure whether he had ever seen her fire at officers.[3][4] Parker's reputation as a cigar-smoking gun moll grew out of a playful snapshot found by police at an abandoned hideout, released to the press, and published nationwide; while she did chain-smoke Camel cigarettes, she was not a cigar smoker.[5]

Author-historian Jeff Guinn explains that it was the release of these very photos that put the outlaws on the media map and launched their legend: "John Dillinger had matinee-idol good looks and Pretty Boy Floyd had the best possible nickname, but the Joplin photos introduced new criminal superstars with the most titillating trademark of all—illicit sex. Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker were wild and young, and supposedly slept together. Without Bonnie, the media outside Texas might have dismissed Clyde as a gun-toting punk, if it ever considered him at all. With her sassy photographs, Bonnie supplied the sex-appeal, the oomph, that allowed the two of them to transcend the small-scale thefts and needless killings that actually comprised their criminal careers."[6]

43 posted on 02/23/2013 1:51:52 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: maine yankee
...(and known pimp)...>

Got a link?

44 posted on 02/23/2013 2:12:13 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Bullish
Welcome to Vegas, make your stay a peaceful one!


45 posted on 02/23/2013 2:32:56 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: freedumb2003
Are they SURE this wasn’t square-dance callers?

The caller usually just instigates the violence, but doesn't get involved.


46 posted on 02/23/2013 3:01:43 PM PST by Pilsner
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To: Domangart

Thanks for the info on the Rover. Shows you how much I know about new cars. My youngest grandson wants to design cars when he gets older but he’s more into the high end like the Maserati. Will be interesting to see how this all unfolds.


47 posted on 02/23/2013 3:38:27 PM PST 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: Ernest_at_the_Beach

How the hell dose an “aspiring rapper” afford a Maseratti?

Wait, don’t answer that. It was rhetorical.....


48 posted on 02/23/2013 4:55:58 PM PST by surroundedbyblue (I once saw a movie where only the police & military had guns. It was called "Schindler's List")
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To: lewislynn

“I heard Jerry Doyle talk show, a resident of Vegas, say the taxi was running on a alternate clean burning fuel source ...propane.
Might explain the instant fire bomb.”

Uh huh. Betcha won’t see a call to ban all propane-powered vehicles.


49 posted on 02/23/2013 4:59:18 PM PST by surroundedbyblue (I once saw a movie where only the police & military had guns. It was called "Schindler's List")
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To: Lockbar

“Rap has changed alot since the “Suger HIll Gang”. In their 1977 hit “Rapper’s Delight” they ever sang the line “hey America, we love thee”.

1979 actually. But all the same. The early rap like Run DMC was mostly just “My Adidas”, “Imma get me a new hat” etc. Wasn’t really until the 90s that the thug thing took over in force.


50 posted on 02/23/2013 5:07:38 PM PST by Strk321
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