Good Day Village Family..Welcome & Thank you For Stopping By!!

It takes a village to raise our children and the children are our future...We have to teach our children that there is a better way to rectify their problems!! We also want to inspire & uplift the families that have been struck by these senseless tragedies..I am always available to anyone who needs a kind word, a little laughter or just someone to listen..We have to start coming together as the people we were meant to be.. We have lost the helping hand we used to have for one another..We wish to bring that back and in doing so, letting our youth know that we are here for them and they do matter.. I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE OF YOU FOR JOINING our Village Family & PLEASE ENJOY, GET TO KNOW ONE ANOTHER AND LETS FIND A SOLUTION LOVE, RESPECT & FORGIVENESS Words to live by



Investigators: Teen Slain in Gang Initiation Was Victim of Mistaken Identity

So sad & my heart goes out to this family..GOD please give this family peace & justice for their angel in the sky.. Stop the Violence!!


The family of Depree Mims says the teen was getting a blanket and about to watch a movie with his family when a bullet flew in through the window and hit him in the head.  Now police are saying that the teen was a victim of mistaken identity.
On March 27th Depree, 14, was settling in to watch a movie with his seven brothers and sisters when he was gunned down in his own living room. Depree was hit in the head when bullets began to fly and fell on the floor near the television.
“[His mother] had asked Depree to get another child a blanket. He stood up, and several gunshots were fired from outside the home. One of these bullets entered the home through the front bay window, and struck Depree in the head,” Merrillville Police Det. Ray Smith said.
Depree died two days after the shooting.
Gary residents Anthony Addison, 22, and his brother Joshua, 21; and Merrillville residents Kevin Dale Brown, 18, and and Matthew Knight, 16, have been charged with murder and criminal gang activity.
Police would not name the shooter, but say one of the four men fired shots at Depree as part of a gang initiation. Investigators say this  other accounts indicate that one of  the suspects was angry at having his cellphone stolen and mistakenly thought the thief lived in Depree’s home.
According to police, no one in Depree’s home had any ties to a gang.
“This area is not an area where we have trouble. This is a residential area, it’s very blue collar. People live here with their families,” Merrillville Police Detective Cmdr. Robert Wiley said. “However, erroneously, the house was targeted specifically.”
The Mims family said they moved to the community a few years ago because they thought it was safe.

First Round NBA Draft Pick Javaris Crittenton Charged With Murder, Gang Activity

This is a shame.. Another young black hopeful succumbing to the street life mentality & messing up his whole life.. Stop gang banging, Stop the violence!!
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that  first round draft pick and ex-Georgia Tech star Javaris Crittenton, who allegedly joined crittenton_bobcatsa Los Angeles gang, has been indicted for murder. He is accused of gunning down a mother of four while trying to retaliate against a rival gang.
Crittenton, 29, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, giving false statements, and participation in criminal street gang activity, according to a grand jury indictment.
“He is involved with the Mansfield Gangster Crips, based out of Los Angeles,” Fulton County Assistant District Attorney and gang prosecutor Gabe Banks said. “This is very disconcerting to our office that gang activity extends beyond street level.”
Authorities are accusing Javaris Crittenton and his cousin of killing Julian Jones in a 2011 drive-by shooting as she walked on an Atlanta road. Prosecutors don’t believe Jones was the intended target.
Police say Crittenton shot at people on two separate occasions and was armed with a high-powered rifle the night Julian Jones, 23, was shot.
Prosecutors say five days before Jones’ death, a gunman fired at  Demontinez Stephens from the driver’s side of a Porsche but missed. Police believe that the gunman was Crittenton. Investigators believe that in both shootings, the shots fired at Stephens and the Jones’ murder, Stephens’ brother Trontavious Stephens was the intended target.
Investigators say that Crittenton was robbed of over $50,000 worth of jewelry in 2011.
Prosecutors said that shortly after Crittenton signed his multimillion dollar deal with the L.A. Lakers he joined the Mansfield Gangster Crips. Apparently, it is not uncommon for basketball players to join gangs for protection once they sign with professional teams, at least according to prosecutor Gabe Banks.
Crittenton’s attorney could not be reached for comment on Tuesday, but has previously maintained his client’s innocence.

Two suspects arrested in Rhode Island in shooting of Bronx teen  ... This is so sad, My heart goes out to the family.. Stop these senseless killings please!!

Alphonza Bryant, a college-bound 17-year-old, was shot as he stood on a street corner. The two suspects believed responsible for the shooting were arrested in Rhode Island, but their names have not yet been released.

Video footage shows two suspects wanted in the shooting of Alphonza Bryant.


Video footage shows two suspects wanted in the shooting of Alphonza Bryant.

Two gangbangers suspected of killing an innocent Bronx teen who was just weeks from graduating high school were captured in Rhode Island, police sources said Saturday.
News of the arrests came the same day Alphonza Bryant’s devastated mother eerily received her son’s acceptance email from LaGuardia Community College.
“Ain’t that something?” said Jenaii Van Doten. “He can’t even go.”
Alphonza Bryant was shot and killed just weeks before his high school graduation.

Alphonza Bryant was shot and killed just weeks before his high school graduation.

The two suspected gunmen who killed 17-year-old Alphonza were nabbed late Friday night, after a tipster told cops the pair had fled to the small town of Cumberland, the sources said.
Investigators had been hunting for the duo after they were spotted on surveillance footage that shows them approaching the Foxhurst, Bronx, streetcorner where Alphonza was standing when he was gunned down on April 22.
The suspects, who were not immediately identified, were waiting to be extradited back to New York.
Alphonza Bryant’s mother Jenaii Van Doten received her son’s acceptance to LaGuardia Community College the same day she learned of the arrests of two suspects in his shooting.


Alphonza Bryant’s mother Jenaii Van Doten received her son’s acceptance to LaGuardia Community College the same day she learned of the arrests of two suspects in his shooting.

Alphonza, an aspiring architect who was about to graduate from Urban Assembly Bronx Studio for Writers and Artists, was standing with friends when the two suspects walked past the group on Fox St. The gun-toting pair returned a few minutes later and squeezed off at least nine rounds, one hitting Alphonza in the chest.
Investigators believe the shooters were aiming for a Latin Kings member who was either standing nearby or had just left, sources said.
Jenaii Van Doten got a portrait of her slain son tattooed on her right arm shortly after he was shot and killed.


Jenaii Van Doten got a portrait of her slain son tattooed on her right arm shortly after he was shot and killed.

The victim “was at the wrong place at the wrong time,” a cop source said.
Van Doten, who now has a portrait of her slain son tattooed on her right arm, said the tragedy should be a wakeup call.
“The message is in itself, to the parents as well, to avoid that life,” said Van Doten. “I hope his story shows the need for gun control.”

Read more:

Brother kills brother in booze-filled brawl: cops.... This is crazy

Two had been drinking together in Brownsville, Brooklyn, when argument broke out

 Oufmon Staton died in the Brownsville Houses.


Oufmon Staton died in the Brownsville Houses.

A Brooklyn man viciously stabbed his younger brother to death during a booze-fueled brawl in Brownsville Tuesday night, police sources and relatives said.
Jamel and Oufmon Staton had been hitting the bottle together at Jamel's Blake Ave. digs in the Brownsville Houses around 6:40 p.m. when the siblings started to squabble.
"They were close, but they fought when they were drinking," said their sister Alexis Staton, 23, who was not present during the deadly altercation. "They fought over a boxing match. Over the meaning of a word. This time it just built up and exploded."
During the spat, Jamel, 38, stabbed Oufmon, 35, seven times in the neck and torso, a police source said. The mortally wounded brother staggered across the street to where his mother lived and collapsed at her front door.
"He was on the floor breathing heavy," said sister Raquel Staton, who found Oufmon clinging to life. "There was blood everywhere."
Oufman was rushed to Brookdale University Hospital, but could not be saved. His brother Jamel was taken into custody. Charges were pending late Tuesday night.
"It wasn't him," cried the brothers' grieving mother, Alma Staton El-Bey. "It was the spirits inside him. It was the fatal drink."

Read more:

Philadelphia Police Are Investigating Three Murders In Six Hours


Philadelphia lived up to its hated “Killadelphia” nickname overnight, with police reporting three homicides within six hours.
In the first case, officer found a 24-year-old man shot multiple times in the torso just after 2 a.m. on Lansdowne Avenue near 56th Street in Overbrook, police spokeswoman Officer Tanya Little said. Doctors declared him dead at 2:23 a.m. at the Hospital of theUniversity of Pennsylvania. Police listed no suspects or motive.
Two hours later, a 21-year-old man died at Hahnemann University Hospital after he got shot three times in the chest, shoulder and arm about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday on Wylie Street near Ridge Avenue in Francisville, Little said. Before his death, the man told officers the name of his assailant, and detectives are questioning a suspect, Little said.
And at 8 a.m. this morning, a resident found a body, shot in the head, back and buttocks, in an alley off of M Street near Kensington Avenue in Harrowgate, Little said.
Police withheld the names of the three victims, pending notification of kin. But they identified a woman slain Wednesday morning in West Oak Lane as Kendra Burton, 38, who lived in the Oak Lane Court apartments at 16th near Chelten where she was stabbed multiple times. The motive in that case is listed as argument, but police reported no suspects or arrests.

Brother of the Rapper Trina Dies After Being Shot in Miami Street
It can happen to anyone!!! Stop The Violence!!!!!

The rapper Trina and her family are expressing grief this week after another senseless shooting has taken the life of one of their loved ones. Wilbrent “Gonk” Bain was shot and killed in Miami, Florida Tuesday morning, according to police. Officers are saying that the young man was found dead at the scene after being murdered by Ron Dobson, one of his neighbors.
“It hit me hard because I just talked to him. This killing has to stop. It has to. All of us grew up together and that’s just senseless,” said one of the victim’s neighbors, a man named “Trimel.”
Trimel got political in the news flash, stating that the easy availability of weapons is part of the reason that there is so much violence in many black communities. He says that gun manufacturers are getting rich from the deaths of black youth by making guns so readily available.
“It’s a gun problem more than anything because anyone can just get a gun. I guarantee if you walk around this neighborhood now I bet you you’ll get it,” he said.
No one knows why the argument started between the two men. Gonk had a bit of a past, with a record related to gun possession, burglary, drugs, and domestic violence involving strangulation.
Police are saying that the perpetrator confessed and is being charged with second-degree murder.

No comments:

Post a Comment