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Shooting breaks out – at anti-violence vigil
Charlotte Observer ^ | September 6, 2013 | Steve Lyttle

Posted on 09/06/2013 3:22:53 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi

Charlotte’s recent spate of violence took a new twist Thursday night when gunfire broke out at an anti-violence vigil in the city’s Villa Heights neighborhood.

Four people were injured, but police say none of the victims’ injuries is considered life-threatening. No arrests have been announced.

Mothers of Murdered Offspring sponsored the vigil, calling attention to last Thursday’s death of Javon Booker, who police say was fatally shot when he allegedly tried to rob a convenience store on Tom Hunter Road in north Charlotte. The service took place in the 2500 block of Pinckney Avenue, a block south of Matheson Avenue.

Shortly after 10:30 p.m., police were called by someone at the vigil who said a person pulled a gun and began firing at people.

When officers arrived, they found that most people had fled, and there were no shooting victims. But within a short time, police learned that there were four victims, each of whom had called 911 from a different location.

Detectives spent much of the night gathering evidence and talking to witnesses.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: northcarolina

1 posted on 09/06/2013 3:22:53 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Speechless...........................


2 posted on 09/06/2013 3:23:57 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I went to a funeral and a rap concert broke out.


3 posted on 09/06/2013 3:24:36 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Ya can’t make this stuff up!


4 posted on 09/06/2013 3:26:15 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

embracing the thug life


5 posted on 09/06/2013 3:26:53 PM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Rational people would recognize the irony here.


6 posted on 09/06/2013 3:27:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

that’s surprising because those candlelight vigils are usually so effective.


7 posted on 09/06/2013 3:28:25 PM PDT by willywill
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To: TurboZamboni

“I went to a funeral and a rap concert broke out.”

That was the BET show. They now do both funerals and shootings at the same time.


8 posted on 09/06/2013 3:31:36 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Holder... “your people” are animals.

LLS


9 posted on 09/06/2013 3:31:48 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: max americana
They now do both funerals and shootings at the same time.

Now that's what I call, "Cutting out the Middle Man."

10 posted on 09/06/2013 3:32:17 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

I’ll bet the local LEOs don’t suspect terrorism being involved at this time. Just another case of a little anti-violence violence. Happens all the time.


11 posted on 09/06/2013 3:36:38 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The time for impeachment has come.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Sooner or later, the Amish need to be treated the same way as the Muslims.

Just let them kill each other off.

The sooner that happens, the sooner the rest of the world will be at peace.

12 posted on 09/06/2013 3:39:10 PM PDT by elkfersupper
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Say what?
“Murdered Offspring” now includes CRIMINALS shot while robbing stores?? Lil ol Javon is dead because he committed a crime! Vigils for criminals....OY!


13 posted on 09/06/2013 3:41:26 PM PDT by ClearBlueSky (When anyone says its not about Islam...it's about Islam. That death cult must be eradicated.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Just another episode of “N-words” Gone Wild...


14 posted on 09/06/2013 3:41:41 PM PDT by Kenton
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To: willywill
that’s surprising because those candlelight vigils are usually so effective.

Heh. When I lived in Buffalo, they'd throw these wail-fests all the time. The ministers, politicians, moms, and tiny siblings would all show up to abhor [abhor I tell you] the violence perpetrated by their own sons.

15 posted on 09/06/2013 3:42:45 PM PDT by BfloGuy (People who know what theyÂ’re talking about donÂ’t need PowerPoint.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Wherever leftist reprobates gather....


16 posted on 09/06/2013 3:44:30 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi; All

“Four people were injured, but police say none of the victims’ injuries is considered life-threatening.”

D@mn thugs need more time on the range! Ammo is expensive and scarce you idiots! /s

And why do ‘The Bad Guys’ always seem to have enough ammo?


17 posted on 09/06/2013 3:45:47 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: fwdude
Wherever leftist reprobates gather....

Let's be honest, at gatherings of white Leftists there will be a lot of stupidity uttered, but there will seldom if ever be shootings or violence. This is a black issue, not a Leftist issue.

18 posted on 09/06/2013 3:48:18 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Mothers of Murdered Offspring sponsored the vigil, calling attention to last Thursday’s death of Javon Booker, who police say was fatally shot when he allegedly tried to rob a convenience store ........................... Uhhhhh? “murdered” when “holding up a store”, here we go again, SYG at the center. There is a difference between, “murder” and being “killed”. The murdered guy was “killed” during a robbery attempt. It wasn’t a premeditated hit. I take it the cops were black, if they weren’t Al, Jessie and $abrina would be right on it.


19 posted on 09/06/2013 3:49:38 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Remember Ty Woods? Glenn Doherty ? Forgot already?)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Speechless...........................

You could laugh.

I find myself having to that way too often these days.

20 posted on 09/06/2013 3:51:26 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

I sense an Ad Council spot. Not.


21 posted on 09/06/2013 4:05:39 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: TurboZamboni
"I went to a funeral and a rap concert broke out."

no....

I went to a rap concert and a funeral broke out.....

22 posted on 09/06/2013 4:19:40 PM PDT by cherry
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Ah, the joy of being Obama’s and Holder's sons: living in a free fire zone. The local “utes” were just celebrating their inner thug with random gunfire. Yet the BET community will defend these thugs as their “brothas.”
23 posted on 09/06/2013 4:35:49 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Bringbackthedraft

He attempted to rob an inconvenience store.


24 posted on 09/06/2013 4:36:16 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Javon .... don’t even need to check .... one of those made up names gives it away. I assume that the mentality is that if you are named Javon, Trayvon, or whatever you are entitled to rob or attack others and get a free pass .... but not all the time.


25 posted on 09/06/2013 5:01:33 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Progressives are never accountable for "unintended consequences" .... just for causing most)
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To: cherry

“Last night I went to the fights but instead a hockey game broke out.”


26 posted on 09/06/2013 5:06:33 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: RetiredTexasVet
I assume that the mentality is that if you are named Javon, Trayvon, or whatever you are entitled to rob or attack others and get a free pass .... but not all the time.

Javon, Trayvon, La'Von, Whovon, Mevon, Wattavon...take whatever "von" you want, and it's ghetto, baby.

27 posted on 09/06/2013 5:09:37 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: willywill
that’s surprising because those candlelight vigils are usually so effective.

A small town near me had a candlelight vigil right after 9-11. Wife and I went, expecting to hear some Fire & Brimstone speeches by the mayor, and "trampling out the vintage" rhetoric by the attending church leaders. What we heard was the most maudlin, hand-wringing performance I ever witnessed. There was a general miasma of "poor us" and "Can't we all get along B/S". I wanted to leave, but stayed out of respect for the fallen, but by God, that was the last of these "vigils" I will ever attend.

28 posted on 09/06/2013 5:24:04 PM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: LibLieSlayer
“your people” are animals.

I prefer this think of diseased, rabid animals. Healthy animals don't behave this way.

29 posted on 09/06/2013 5:24:18 PM PDT by bkopto (Obama and Biden are merely symptoms of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

They can hold as many peace vigils as they want. Until they begin to understand that individual hearts and then homes have to be changed, the problem will only get worse. Positive change has to come from the inside out and it starts with responsible parents, preferably two of them. And no, the government cannot be counted as one.


30 posted on 09/06/2013 5:49:56 PM PDT by ThomasSawyer (Democratic Underground: Proof that anyone can figure out how to use a computer.)
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To: Navy Patriot

No, you cannot!


31 posted on 09/06/2013 5:54:20 PM PDT by rabidralph
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