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Teen killed in weekend city shooting was an aspiring rapper (Six others also shot)
Baltimore Sun ^ | August 27, 2013 | Jessica Anderson

Posted on 08/27/2013 7:57:23 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi

Fifteen-year-old Deshaun Jones had spent much of the summer hanging out in the neighborhood where he died last weekend, gunned down as he sat on a porch just before his first day at Frederick Douglass High School.

The teen was among seven people shot in a single incident Saturday in Franklin Square. On Monday, when he was to have begun his freshman year, red, white and blue balloons were left at the shooting scene, along with a stuffed toy animal. The other victims — all adults — are expected to survive.

Jones was an aspiring rapper who went by the name Lor D'Shaun. "His biggest dream was to make it. To move out of this 'hood," said his mother, Shanika Harris.

In one song, he says, "At a young age you turn into a man out here/Cuz these n----s on the street don't play out here."

In another track, he sounds a combative message. He waves around a gun in a video called "Bodie 'Em" and taunts his rivals. "Run up on them with that Ruger/they don't even know who did it/hit the target, hit the witness/I ain't trying see the prisons."

Harris said her son had never been violent, but he wrote about a subject that hit close to home.

"It was like re-enacting life, what he saw in the neighborhood," she said of her son's lyrics.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: guncontrol; secondamendment

1 posted on 08/27/2013 7:57:23 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

ho-hum...


2 posted on 08/27/2013 8:00:53 PM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

>>Deshaun Jones<<

I am thinking he’s Jewish...

Or Amish.


3 posted on 08/27/2013 8:03:51 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is. (Yogi Berra))
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

“Aspiring rapper”. Is this a ‘piss-take’? (To quote my UK brethren)


4 posted on 08/27/2013 8:06:38 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
"these n----s on the street don't play out here"

apparently not. Lots of expiring rappers out thar.

5 posted on 08/27/2013 8:07:24 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

‘Aspiring rapper’. LOL!


6 posted on 08/27/2013 8:07:41 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Demand Common Sense Nut Control.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
"It was like re-enacting life, what he saw in the neighborhood," she said of her son's lyrics.

Life imitates art and sometimes it seems kills the artist.

7 posted on 08/27/2013 8:07:43 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
"She said Jones planned to take music and video production classes when he got to Douglass, as well as play football and basketball."

Music and video production classes? In high school?!?!? WHF ever happened to English, Algebra, Biology, History, and so on? Hell's bells...it's no wonder stupid-a** college freshmen have to take remedial classes; they're learning bullsh*t in high school!

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

8 posted on 08/27/2013 8:07:47 PM PDT by wku man (It's almost deer season, got your DEERGOGGLES on yet? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jexrnFq2fXY)
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To: Ghost of SVR4

ho-hum...

Yawn


9 posted on 08/27/2013 8:08:24 PM PDT by Tupelo (There are no Republicans or Democrats in Washington. Just Millionaires protecting their turf.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Aw! He was just turning his life around!


10 posted on 08/27/2013 8:08:27 PM PDT by null and void (Frequent terrorist attacks OR endless government snooping and oppression? We can have both!)
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To: wku man

They have those video and production classes to amuse the inmates. Keep them coming to school for the money. They care not that there are few jobs for them..or that they still can’t read, write or figure.


11 posted on 08/27/2013 8:17:40 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: null and void

Yup.Bullrt probably spun him real good.


12 posted on 08/27/2013 8:19:30 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

‘he spent much of the summer hanging out in the hood’

I spent most of the summer of my 15th year hanging out at the post commissary breaking down boxes and corralling/cleaning shopping carts. And mowing yards.
Deshaun sounds like just another dark complected deadhead and useless eater. And that rap s*** doesn’t even rhyme.
There it is. Another young life wasted by black culture.
Don’t jump the rest of us and you might make it to 16.


13 posted on 08/27/2013 8:20:39 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

No “he was a good kid who was turning his life around...”?


14 posted on 08/27/2013 8:23:55 PM PDT by jughandle
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
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15 posted on 08/27/2013 8:27:12 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: TurboZamboni

It seems if you are young, male, unemployed and unemployable, getting money by activties on teh wrong side of the law... Then the PC thing for the MSM to say is that you are an “aspiring rapper.” That’s the code word for punk without prospects.


16 posted on 08/27/2013 8:33:05 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

They’re ALL aspiring rappers, or basketball players.


17 posted on 08/27/2013 8:33:25 PM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: All

Yet another “expiring rapper”?


18 posted on 08/27/2013 8:37:12 PM PDT by Rodney Dangerfield (Ask the MSM about Christopher Newsom and Channon Christian. Observe the subsequent blank stares.)
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To: freedumb2003

Apostrophe, Man! Don’t forget the Apostrophe! It’s “D’Shaun.”


19 posted on 08/27/2013 8:44:33 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

I find it odd that one seldom reads an article such as this in which the involved “youth” bears the same surname as his mother.

this surely should be a clue to MOST readers as to the CAUSE of all this out of control behavior


20 posted on 08/27/2013 8:50:47 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team / al-Kilab Division)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

He was “turning his life around”, “looking forward to college”.


21 posted on 08/27/2013 8:52:46 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

The gunfire broke out after a conflict over a dice game, police said.


22 posted on 08/27/2013 8:54:07 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: FrdmLvr

“They’re ALL aspiring rappers, or basketball players”

Or Graffiti Artists. So much this culture has to contribute to the benefit of society. /s


24 posted on 08/27/2013 9:49:45 PM PDT by willk
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

You know what? I don’t care.


25 posted on 08/27/2013 10:16:45 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

aspiring rapper.

i think it should be expiring rapper. lots of rappers do this, a hazard of the bizniz.

can’t spell crap without rap.


26 posted on 08/27/2013 10:30:50 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: kcvl

well you can tell they were raised to get violent over only very serious matters. good job half awake mom and twelve different male sex partners.


27 posted on 08/27/2013 10:33:09 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Apostrophe, Man! Don’t forget the Apostrophe! It’s “D’Shaun.”

I thought it was Duh'Shaun.

Nice to know that he was reaching for the stars with a career as a c'rapper. What a talent . . . come up with a bunch of semi-rhyming, semi-understandable phrases put to the same beat as a square dance caller, hold your hands out with your fingers spread, hunch over like quasi-modo, jump around like a damn fool, and turn your ballcap backwards.

Golly . . . what a talent. Wish I could do da'! Bu' ah' can't, nowhaahmean? Ahm' whaht!

28 posted on 08/27/2013 10:56:43 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: tumblindice

Do you think this kid ever had a man in his life to offer him the same choices you had?

Do you think in his neighborhood people hire kids to mow lawns?

Do you think any man in his life role modeled for him, going to a job everyday, or gave him advice and a ride to go submit job applications and transportation to that job?

This boy knew he was outside, looking in, and RAP was apparently the only social medium he knew to express it

Until these “single mothers” and “baby mamas” get a clue about what they have done by their decisions to hook up with unworthy men, and get their kids outa dodge city, this is not going to change

Did you read where “hundreds of police” were deployed to that neighborhood that night?

This is a sad sad story on so many angles


29 posted on 08/28/2013 12:32:33 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

His ambitions were NOT stellar, but he was innocently sitting on his own front porch or stoop or whatever its called.


30 posted on 08/28/2013 12:46:45 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Aspiring doctor? Engineer? Scientist?

Nope. Aspiring rapper.

What a tragedy.


31 posted on 08/28/2013 12:59:07 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

It’s sad when a kid this young dies, in part, because he was steered so wrong in life. Inner city black culture is a culture that both tolerates and glorifies violence more than others. Sorry if that is racist.


32 posted on 08/28/2013 5:08:32 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: Pontiac
Life imitates art and sometimes it seems kills the artist.

Ars longa, vita brevis bra.

33 posted on 08/28/2013 5:14:37 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

>>Apostrophe, Man! Don’t forget the Apostrophe! It’s “D’Shaun.”<<

Ah. Vulcan.


34 posted on 08/28/2013 10:07:36 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is. (Yogi Berra))
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Where have all the rappers gone, long time passing?
Where have all the rappers gone, long time ago?
Where have all the rappers gone?
Other rappers shot them everyone.
Oh, when will they ever learn?
Oh, when will they ever learn?


35 posted on 08/28/2013 4:55:40 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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