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Wed Nov 24, 2021, 09:41 PM

I can't stop looking at his picture.



His eyes, so beautiful and alive. That and the smile draws me in.

25 years old and his whole life ahead of him.

Rest in Power. Rest in Peace. I know it won't bring you back, yet justice was served today.

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Reply I can't stop looking at his picture. (Original post)
sheshe2 Nov 24 OP
mahina Nov 24 #1
sheshe2 Nov 24 #4
babylonsister Nov 24 #2
sheshe2 Nov 24 #6
tulipsandroses Nov 24 #3
LymphocyteLover Nov 24 #5
2Gingersnaps Thursday #37
George II Nov 24 #7
sheshe2 Nov 24 #9
ChazII Nov 24 #21
littlemissmartypants Nov 24 #8
brer cat Nov 24 #10
sheshe2 Nov 24 #12
WarGamer Nov 24 #22
sheshe2 Nov 24 #24
Takket Nov 24 #11
sheshe2 Nov 24 #14
sop Nov 24 #13
mahina Nov 24 #15
I_UndergroundPanther Nov 24 #16
Joinfortmill Nov 24 #17
Bayard Nov 24 #18
MontanaMama Nov 24 #19
llashram Nov 24 #20
sheshe2 Nov 24 #23
Aristus Nov 24 #25
sheshe2 Nov 24 #26
Aristus Nov 24 #27
TexasBushwhacker Thursday #43
Aristus Thursday #45
DENVERPOPS Thursday #44
bluboid Nov 24 #28
ailsagirl Thursday #29
WarGamer Thursday #30
lillypaddle Thursday #31
orleans Thursday #32
sheshe2 Thursday #41
malaise Thursday #33
samnsara Thursday #34
Heartstrings Thursday #35
The Jungle 1 Thursday #36
uponit7771 Thursday #38
FakeNoose Thursday #40
BlueMTexpat Thursday #39
Chicagogrl1 Thursday #42
marble falls Thursday #46

Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 09:54 PM

1. The spaces left behind in so many lives,

So much hurt.

May good defeat evil.

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Response to mahina (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 10:08 PM

4. That is my hope, mahina.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 10:01 PM

2. He was beautiful; I'm glad a measure

of justice was meted out today. Nothing will replace that smile.

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 10:10 PM

6. Nothing will replace that smile, bsis.

Yet it gives me some hope.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 10:01 PM

3. Such a handsome young man

My heart aches for him and his family. I find myself wondering about what was he thinking in the last moments of his life. He knew he had to fight for his life, but he must have been terrified. Did he think about his mom like George Floyd? Why can’t these hateful people see black people as someone’s son, someone’s brother, someone’s friend, someone’s spouse, someone’s neighbor.
His life mattered.
One of the things that touched me when this was first reported, a neighbor saying, he was known for running and she could time him because her home monitor would ping as he ran by her house and she would say there goes Ahmaud. She broke down and cried when she saw how his last run ended. He would wave to another neighbor as he went on his runs. His life mattered.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 10:08 PM

5. Indeed.... hurts to look too much though

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Response to LymphocyteLover (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 09:47 AM

37. Damn, my heart hurts for his Mom and Dad.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 10:15 PM

7. Such a nice, pleasant looking young man. One of the first things I noticed more than a year ago.....

That SMILE more than anything.

I think of the thousands of times I went out jogging over the last 50 years, even after dark in Central Park. I never once worried about my safety.

I can't imagine what was going on in his mind during those five or six minutes.

Not ashamed that I was teary eyed when the verdict was read this afternoon.

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Response to George II (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 10:22 PM

9. Hey, George.

Mom was napping so I was curled in a blanket on the sofa. TV was on mute and I saw the headline that the verdict was in. I bolted up an stood in front of the TV to watch. OMG. I think I am still in shock as I heard, guilty, guilty and guilty.

Justice.

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Response to George II (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 11:30 PM

21. +100 agree with

you on his smile. His love seems to radiate from this picture.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 10:18 PM

8. Very handsome and gone way too soon.

Stay encouraged, sheshe2. ❤



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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 10:30 PM

10. Heartbreaking.

A life gone way too soon. I hope justice gives his family some measure of peace.

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Response to brer cat (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 10:33 PM

12. His mom smiled today.

First time I saw her do that.

She also said that he will rest in peace now.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #12)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 11:32 PM

22. Her last words to him at the Funeral, "Mama will get to the bottom of this..."

Now who started chopping onions in my house?

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Response to WarGamer (Reply #22)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 11:38 PM

24. I hear you.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 10:31 PM

11. i would say that picture should be hung in the cell of all of his murderers......

but they would just defile it. No... hang a picture of each of them taken the instant they heard they were guilty..........

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Response to Takket (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 10:47 PM

14. Arrogant bastards thought they would get away with it.

Why? Because they are white after all. They had lousy hick town representation when the we had a qualified judge and an amazing prosecutor.

They knew it was going 'south' when the defense asked for a plea deal. They knew they were losing in a bad way.

Their faces said it all.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 10:36 PM

13. I was thinking of Trayvon Martin, murdered while walking home by a vicious vigilante goon.

Of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old killed by a trigger-happy cop for playing with a toy gun in a park.

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Response to sop (Reply #13)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 10:53 PM

15. Me too

Lovely young Americans. May we join to protect all our young people from violence and ignorant hateful fools.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 11:06 PM

16. I thought he was adorable.

Wish I could have been his friend.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 11:23 PM

17. So very sad.

Prison is going to be tough for these killers.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 11:25 PM

18. Such a handsome kid

Tonight's the first time I heard he was a football star in school.

If he ran through that neighborhood all the time, was this really the first time these yokels saw him? Maybe they were planning it for awhile.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 11:28 PM

19. Cheers went up on my street today when the verdict came out

as my neighbors and I put up Christmas lights…my neighbor Ann yelled “All three of them are guilty! Goddamn it! Finally.” We all hooted and hollered and hugged.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 11:29 PM

20. ++

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Response to llashram (Reply #20)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 11:36 PM

23. Hey.

I am still in shock at the verdict. Nine of the jurors were white women. Perhaps they were thinking as mothers.

They made the right decision.

The good die so young.

Crying.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 11:44 PM

25. Such a waste.

Although his murderers live on, it will be behind bars forever...



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Response to Aristus (Reply #25)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 11:52 PM

26. Life.

Perhaps less with parole.

They won't make it that long.

Good. I hope their life is a living hell.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #26)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 11:54 PM

27. Me too...

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #26)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 01:53 PM

43. They won't be eligible for parole for 30 years

The son is 34, so he might get out when he's an old man. The other 2 will probably die in prison.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #43)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 03:25 PM

45. Who knows?

Maybe in twenty-nine years and eleven months, the son will meet with an accident in the exercise yard...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #25)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 03:21 PM

44. There is a lot further to go

appellate courts, sentencing, etc etc.

The three of them deserve the harshest punishment for murder available at sentencing...............

And all the co-conspirators get the max for their attempted coverup......Police Chief, District Attorney, Prosecutor.....all of them.

And then elevate the Murder to a a Federal Charge of Hate Crimes to guarantee what they deserve.......

And don't release any of them on bond before the sentencing, otherwise Trump will have them down to Mob-a-lago to honor them nationally.....and MTG will want congressional medals awarded to them...........

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 11:56 PM

28. sheshe, I think the same thing every time I see that picture -

his powerful life force shines out thru his eyes - such a cruel loss. I loved it when his father jumped up when the verdict was read. we are living thru such historic times.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 12:02 AM

29. I'm so glad justice was served

But there’s no undoing the vile act that robbed this young man of his life.
Just heartbreaking

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 12:03 AM

30. Just a few more rec's... off to "Greatest" status

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 12:04 AM

31. Wasted lives

Rest easy, Sir.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 12:21 AM

32. sometimes when we look at someone (or even a picture of them)

we *see* them--
i mean *really* see them

we imagine, with a sense of almost clarity, the person they are/were
a sense of near clarity of the life they have/had
a sense of clarity of the life they will have/would have had

that's what has been happening for the past week or so (probably longer) each time i see his photo on a news story.
i get a lot of imagery in my head, and my heart gets heavy--feels like a bit of it crumbles each time

to the point where i can't look at his pictures without it really hitting me

i have no connection to this guy or where he lived so i'm not sure why i have this response/reaction. and i know this sounds so weird/crazy coming from a complete stranger but i truly believe (know) that losing him is a tremendous loss. (not to minimize what happened to him, but the butterfly effect comes to mind)

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Response to orleans (Reply #32)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 11:59 AM

41. Beautiful words, orleans.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 12:24 AM

33. A good looking young man with a beautiful smile and lovely teeth

Racism kills

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 12:55 AM

34. hes beautiful....

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 07:26 AM

35. May his beautiful smile rest peacefully forever in all our hearts.....nt

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 09:12 AM

36. Some history of citizens arrest power in America

Laws required slaves who were away from the plantation to hold passes from their masters, and allowed any white man to stop them and ask to view those passes.
Slave-patrolling militias were also required to be armed.
Pa. law today!!
Title 18 b
(3) A private person who assists another private person in effecting an unlawful arrest, or who, not being summoned, assists a peace officer in effecting an unlawful arrest, is justified in using any force which he would be justified in using if the arrest were lawful, if:

(i) he believes the arrest is lawful; and

(ii) the arrest would be lawful if the facts were as he believes them to be.

That is law in PA.
Those three pukes would have gotten away with it in PA!!!!!!!!! You just have to believe the arrest is lawful in Pa. to be able to use "any force". Think about that for a minute. I don't like my neighbor. You cut me off in traffic. You dented my car. You assaulted me. I believe you took my drill. Come with me if you don't I will shoot you.

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Response to The Jungle 1 (Reply #36)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 09:50 AM

38. WOW !!!

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Response to The Jungle 1 (Reply #36)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 10:55 AM

40. Pennsylvania is north of the Mason-Dixon line

If there were slaves in Pennsylvania it happened before the Constitution was ratified. As one of the 13 original colonies the laws of Pennsylvania Colony were determined by England, until we broke away. So maybe slavery was allowed during those early dark years, but not since 1789 when the Constitution became the law of our land. I doubt that we have any slavery-related laws left on our books now. History shows that a major route of the Underground Railroad passed through Pittsburgh and north to Erie-Buffalo-Canada. The abolitionists were strong in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and elsewhere in the state.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 09:51 AM

39. The tragedy for

everyone who knew and loved him.

He was beautiful.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 12:54 PM

42. Gorgeous smile!

What happened to him hurts my 💔 so much! May he rest in peace & justice!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 09:04 PM

46. There's that same look on the faces of so many of them. It's heart breaking ...

... just thinking of the victims of Dylan Roof - people who had made real change for the good of others, essential people in a reasonable society.

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