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Vigil held for teen who died after fair violence
The Tampa Tribune ^ | February 14, 2014 | Jose Patina Girona

Posted on 02/14/2014 8:49:56 AM PST by 4Runner

On Thursday night, hundreds of family, friends, classmates and teammates gathered at the Brandon Ravens football field in Riverview to remember and celebrate Andrew's life and to grieve the death of the Riverview 14-year-old, who went by the nickmane “PeeWee.''

“I had my perfect pair -- one son, one daughter,” said Andrew's mother, Deanna Joseph. “And now my son is gone.”

Andrew died Feb. 7 as he tried to cross Interstate 4 on foot and was struck by a passing vehicle. About three hours before the crash, Joseph had been ejected from the Florida State Fair. Dozens were arrested that night, and 99 people were ejected for disorderly conduct.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: race
Brandon ravens football field. Hundreds held candlelight vigil. Momma says he was a good boy. Pics of the vigil straight out of Hollywood all across the front page of the Metro Section. Afro-Americans en masse, weeping and gnashing of teeth. Insurance against a riot? And not one word in this garbage paper about the elderly woman in the wheelchair at the fair who got trampled by these bastards and had her purse stolen. Not ONE WORD. And this POS idolized and given fame and rewarded for despicably bad behavior and making incredibly stupid personal decisions which cost him his life. Including it's illegal to walk across a limited access highway in Florida. Does that fact even come up as an issue???? Guess this is what the Sheriff's Department meant when they talked about engaging in "outreach" to the A-A community leaders to stop the wilding. Yeah this kind of public spectacle will stop it alright. Evil personified and fed to the masses as virtue. We shall overcome. Satan walks amongst us now in broad daylight and doesn't even bother anymore to disguise himself.
1 posted on 02/14/2014 8:49:56 AM PST by 4Runner
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To: 4Runner

She’ll sue and claim that he son had nothing to do with the crimes being committed at the fair, that he was a perfect Treyvon.


2 posted on 02/14/2014 8:54:06 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

The son not only was ejected from the Florida State Fair, he also blatantly violated the law by crossing Interstate 4 on foot. The mother can’t sue.


3 posted on 02/14/2014 9:03:28 AM PST by 4Runner
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Who lets their 14 yr old son roam the streets on a Friday night?


4 posted on 02/14/2014 9:03:28 AM PST by aimhigh
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To: 4Runner

She will claim his civil rights were violated and go judge shopping in federal court.


5 posted on 02/14/2014 9:05:16 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: 4Runner

It’s possible that he was ejected en masse, just part of the teenage element they didn’t want there.

Either way, he died because of crossing an interstate some 3 hrs later! Why there is concern about the fair, I don’t know.

Painful as it is, we need to stop selfishly trying to pin blame on anyone but the victim. I’m tired of this unseemly behavior. And frankly tired of vigils. It does nothing but look pathetic, like we can’t handle anything, just like the ridiculous constant flag-lowering that goes on now.


6 posted on 02/14/2014 9:06:16 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: aimhigh

I have allowed my sons to wander the fair with their friends when they were 14, but I was also at the fair.


7 posted on 02/14/2014 9:06:33 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: aimhigh
Who lets their 14 yr old son roam the streets on a Friday night?

My parents did 30 years ago. Same with my friends' parents. Of course, we weren't out assaulting people.

8 posted on 02/14/2014 9:10:25 AM PST by Drew68
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To: aimhigh

We roamed neighborhood till 11pm in 1971

Easy


9 posted on 02/14/2014 9:16:02 AM PST by wardaddy (Bus to Shreveport... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYF682WYRtw&feature=youtube_gdata_)
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To: aimhigh

The average speed of vehicles on I-4 in the vicinity of the fairgrounds exit is probably 75-85 mph. Knowing my son made the illegal and insanely suicidal decision to cross this highway on foot at night, I would have rejected any suggestion of a public vigil for him, or any other kind of public ceremony to celebrate his life. I would be ashamed to hell and back of my obvious failure as a parent to have not instilled in my son basic commonsense during the entire fourteen years he lived under my supervision. And afraid other children might misunderstand any celebration of his life and see him as a hero or role model. What are these people thinking? Do they even think?


10 posted on 02/14/2014 9:16:48 AM PST by 4Runner
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Andrew died Feb. 7 as he tried to cross Interstate 4 on foot and was struck by a passing vehicle.

Yeah, that happens. If it happened to my son, we'd say, "We're all very sad, but Tom died of Stupid."

11 posted on 02/14/2014 9:17:20 AM PST by Tax-chick (Oh, what fun.)
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To: 4Runner

He was an aspiring rapper and trying to turn his life around.


12 posted on 02/14/2014 9:25:11 AM PST by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: Tax-chick

Heard from a friend down there,he crossed the highway because he was being chased by other ferel yutes,dunno if its true or not.


13 posted on 02/14/2014 9:25:12 AM PST by Craftmore
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To: 4Runner
People who celebrate "heroes" like Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, and St Skittles, what do you expect?

A significant percentage of our populace is seriously disordered, morally.

14 posted on 02/14/2014 9:41:24 AM PST by Trailerpark Badass (There should be a whole lot more going on than throwing bleach, said one woman.)
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To: 4Runner

One of the little $#!+s that ran “wilding” at the state fair, eh?
Society is better for his passing.


15 posted on 02/14/2014 9:44:27 AM PST by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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I once stopped when I saw two little girls, about 8-9 years old walking along a freeway exit ramp. While waiting for the police, I asked where they were going. One said she was going to Grandma’s house and could I give them a ride. “Uhh, NO.” Turns out they crossed both sides of a major interstate during rush hour. When the police officer arrived, he gave them a very graphic description of what their remains should have looked like. It was amazing they survived and pathetic that no one cared to call the cops.


16 posted on 02/14/2014 9:50:51 AM PST by cyclotic (Hey BSA-I'm gone. Walk Worthy-traillifeusa.com)
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To: wardaddy

We roamed neighborhood till 11pm in 1971

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In the 60’s, I would go parking until 11pm..or later.


17 posted on 02/14/2014 9:52:46 AM PST by AFret. ("Charlie don't surf ! ")
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To: Veggie Todd
He was an aspiring rapper RAPE-ER and trying to turn his life around.

Fixed it
18 posted on 02/14/2014 9:58:20 AM PST by jrg
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To: 4Runner

They don’t really care about the ‘victim.’ It’s just another chance to wallow in self-pity and victimhood.


19 posted on 02/14/2014 10:02:40 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: Veggie Todd

Was this young man black? I didn’t see anything in the article about his race. I assumed so at first but after seeing that he, his mother, and his father all had the same last name, I started to wonder. Also, the photo of the mourners seemed to include both blacks and whites.


20 posted on 02/14/2014 10:17:34 AM PST by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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To: 4Runner

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. Sometimes terminal stupidity prizes.


21 posted on 02/14/2014 10:25:14 AM PST by Hoffer Rand (If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. *Asterisk.*)
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To: 4Runner
Thai's have a perfect word for it. สมน้ำหน้า It loosely means you got what you deserved. In my weird phonetics, it's pronounced as som nam naa, but its just one word in Thai and fits perfectly for the little thug.
22 posted on 02/14/2014 11:06:06 AM PST by mikefive (RLTW)
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To: 4Runner
We were at the fair and we saw lots of kids there without their 'parents'. The first Friday of the fair is a day off for the students so they can get in the fair. I'm not sure, but why was the kid - who was kicked out of the fair - not at the fair with his parents?

We decided we aren't going to the Florida Strawberry Fair, because teens are usually without their 'parents' there too. We aren't going back to the Florida State Fair. The Big E is better.

23 posted on 02/14/2014 2:35:36 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014: The Year of DEAD RINOS)
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To: beelzepug

Yes he is black. However, Riverview, where he lived is mostly a nice upper middle class are of Hillsborough. I guess his family had to work, so he went to the fair on the bus.


24 posted on 02/14/2014 2:41:37 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014: The Year of DEAD RINOS)
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To: Little Ray

This term “wilding” goes back to the 1980’s when that New York woman jogger was attacked by a large group of “yutes” and almost murdered as well as raped. She was near death when she was taken to the hospital and if it wasn’t for the amazing advances in modern medicine she would have died.

I think bringing back the term “wilding” is a good thing because there is a lot of it going on now. Wilding actually sounds like what it is—a group of people acting like wild animals.


25 posted on 02/14/2014 5:42:32 PM PST by cradle of freedom
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To: beelzepug

Here they are:
http://www.theledger.com/article/20140212/news/140219796


26 posted on 02/14/2014 8:28:15 PM PST by WhiskeyX ( provides a system for registering complaints about unfair broadcasters and the ability to request a)
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To: 4Runner
He was just 14 years old, and now he is dead.
That's sad.

Perhaps I am just not as smart as you are, but I didn't know this child, and I haven't heard a lot of details on his particular “case”.There are claims that he was among the ejected group of miscreants, but given what I have read and heard, I am not certain that was the case.

I am smart enough to not say hatefull things about someone else's dead child, and the friends and families mourning of his passing.

Are you stating this particular boy was positively identified as being involved with "wilding", assault and/or theft?
What source do you have for that claim?

27 posted on 02/15/2014 8:05:40 PM PST by sarasmom (Extortion 17. A large number of Navy SEALs died on that mission. Ask why.)
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