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Flint breaks homicide record in 2012 after shooting victim dies months later
mlive ^ | 3-20-2013 | Dominic Adams

Posted on 03/21/2013 6:44:07 AM PDT by Darren McCarty

FLINT, MI – Matthew Dewayne Williams became Flint's record-setting 67th homicide victim in 2012 when he died five months after he was shot at a Flint gas station.

Williams was critically injured when he was shot Nov. 6 at a BP gas station at Clio Road and Myrtle Avenue.

Williams, 24, was taken to Hurley Medical Center in a personal vehicle. Flint police released his name to the media the next day.

Michigan State Police said Williams died earlier this month – becoming Flint’s record-setting 67th homicide for 2012.

“This stat is affirming that the gun violence in Flint is at a historic high,” said Mayor Dayne Walling.

Flint tied its 2010 record with its 66th homicide on Dec. 30 when a man was found shot to death inside a car at Myrtle and Milbourne avenues.

When Flint had a then-record 66 homicides in 2010, it included five suspected homicides of convicted murderer Elias Abuelazam.

“The 2010 statistics included victims from the serial stabber,” Walling said. “The gun violence in 2012 was way ahead of 2010. This is why there has to be federal and state action on illegal guns to curb violence.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: flint; homicides
Another democrat haven. Population down to 102,000 from 196,000 in 1960 and it still breaks the record. All that's left there is the airport, UM Flint, and Kettering.
1 posted on 03/21/2013 6:44:07 AM PDT by Darren McCarty
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To: Darren McCarty

Does Matthew get anything for breaking the record?


2 posted on 03/21/2013 6:45:39 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Flint is among the worst.

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Weekly/biweekly Michigan legislative action thread
3 posted on 03/21/2013 6:46:33 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Darren McCarty
When Flint had a then-record 66 homicides in 2010, it included five suspected homicides of convicted murderer Elias Abuelazam

That one should fall under the category of serial killer or possible terrorist. Arab Israeli and another case of police looking for a white guy who ended up "not".
4 posted on 03/21/2013 6:48:48 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Darren McCarty

I’m a KU grad but not sure I’d visit unless driving one of those Homeland Sec MRAP rigs.


5 posted on 03/21/2013 6:48:54 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: cripplecreek

I worked with a guy (in Indiana) with that same last name.
I wonder if they are related?
Not a very common name in the US I’d think.


6 posted on 03/21/2013 6:51:27 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Darren McCarty
“This stat is affirming that the gun violence in Flint is at a historic high,” said Mayor Dayne Walling.

It's not gang violence. It's not people violence. It's not thug violence. It's not black violence. It's not violent crime. Oh no. Can't be any of those. It must be....GUN violence! Yeah, that's the ticket. That's a meaningless phrase that let's me blame anything else but the cause!

7 posted on 03/21/2013 6:54:21 AM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: Darren McCarty

67 murders per 106k people is a very high murder rate, indeed.


8 posted on 03/21/2013 6:55:08 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: nascarnation
Here's the police sketch they were circulating.

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And an actual photo of the guy.

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He stabbed something like 18 people and killed 6 or 7 before being caught.
9 posted on 03/21/2013 6:57:39 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Definite resemblance, I’ve since retired so no contact with in the last several years.


10 posted on 03/21/2013 6:59:36 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Darren McCarty

2010 Population breakdown, Flint, MI

White 36,537

Black 57,451

Hispanic 3,976

American Indian 455

Asian 450

Pacific Islander 14

Some Other Race 140

Two or More Races 3,411

Source: Census 2010 SF1 Table


11 posted on 03/21/2013 7:12:26 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: Darren McCarty
Is Flint one of Jennifer Granholm's "Cool Cities"?


12 posted on 03/21/2013 7:13:06 AM PDT by RedBallJet
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To: Darren McCarty

Flint’s murder rate is alarming. Same with the murder rate in Detroit, New Orleans, East St. Louis, and Chicago of the past couple years. I wonder if there’s any common denominator why these areas have such a high murder rate.


13 posted on 03/21/2013 7:13:51 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: RedBallJet

LOL is that what Canada Jen wears to her office at Berkeley?


14 posted on 03/21/2013 7:14:34 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
I wonder if there’s any common denominator why these areas have such a high murder rate.

Global warming?

15 posted on 03/21/2013 7:17:06 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Democrat industrial cities.


16 posted on 03/21/2013 7:20:41 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: Darren McCarty

maybe some fat guy in a baseball cap can make a movie about it.


17 posted on 03/21/2013 7:28:00 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: TurboZamboni

He’s too busy living in a gated complex in the Upper Lower Pennisula in a high rent white community.


18 posted on 03/21/2013 7:34:58 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: Cowboy Bob

Left in ‘86 and never looked back.


19 posted on 03/21/2013 7:36:15 AM PDT by JPII Be Not Afraid
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To: Darren McCarty

If Deeeetroit is the rotten crotch of the state, Flint is the arsehole. Michigan is two nukes away from going red in every election.


20 posted on 03/21/2013 7:37:09 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: Darren McCarty

Great!! When’s the parade?? Will there be free beer???? Do you think they have a shot at breaking the record this year!!! Good shooting!


21 posted on 03/21/2013 8:07:41 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: RedBallJet

If JG had a mutant alien child he’d look just like Barry Soetoro!!! Nice hoodie!


22 posted on 03/21/2013 8:09:10 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Darren McCarty

“Democrat industrial cities.”

But Boston, Seattle, Portland, and Pittsburgh are all large Democrat controlled cities with a scintilla of the crime of Detroit, New Orleans, and Flint. So why do some of these Demodrat controlled cities have far more crime and murder than others?


23 posted on 03/21/2013 8:20:54 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: Darren McCarty
How many of the Homocides were White on White killings or White on Black killings (except as self defense)?

I bet less then 5...

24 posted on 03/21/2013 8:30:55 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: Darren McCarty
Another democrat haven...

Don't you mean HELLHOLE?

25 posted on 03/21/2013 8:59:03 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

*ahem*

The answer to that question isn’t PC, even when it’s a provable fact.


26 posted on 03/21/2013 9:13:48 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
common denominator why these areas have such a high murder rate.

Yes, the common denominator is that they are LIBERAL CITIES and the parents don't give a F about tyheir kids so the kids get into gangs!!

27 posted on 03/21/2013 9:34:40 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: Darren McCarty

Living just outside of Detroit, you don’t hear much about Flint anymore. With the population as you stated, their homicide rate is about par with Detroit’s.....


28 posted on 03/21/2013 9:37:48 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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To: nascarnation
Global warming?

LOL! Ya beat me to it......

29 posted on 03/21/2013 9:40:26 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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To: Darren McCarty
Democrat industrial cities.

Democrat NON-Industrial Cities...

fixed it

30 posted on 03/21/2013 10:26:35 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: Darren McCarty

Flint’s per capita murder rate is over 5 times higher than Chicago... wow

City hasn’t been the same since the NBA didn’t take the Tropics in the ABA merger


31 posted on 03/21/2013 10:34:13 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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