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Man shot to death over designer sunglasses
Detroit Free Press, by CECIL ANGEL

Original Article

Posted By:BrazoLargo, 7/27/00 11:06:57 AM

One man was shot to death and another wounded Wednesday on Detroit's northwest side after one of the men refused to give robbers his expensive designer sunglasses. Police said the men left Barton's Food & Drugs at the corner of 7 Mile and Stahelin at about 4:35 p.m. and were approached by two armed men. "Give me the glasses," Deputy Chief Herman Curry of the Detroit Police Department quoted one of the armed men as saying. The would-be robbers began shooting at the victims when one of them refused to give up the sunglasses, Curry said, which are worth hundreds of dollars. Antuan Ray, 21, of Detroit was dead at the scene and the other man, whose name was not released, was taken to Sinai-Grace Hospital in Detroit where he was listed in temporary serious condition. Ayana Johnson said she was walking up Stahelin to the Foodway Market when she heard what she thought were firecrackers.

I think Detroit may have reached a new low.

Reply 1 - Posted by: Indypundit, 7/27/00 11:08:48 AM

The slug who posted this article likes to engage in discussions that elicit anti-black responses.

Let's do ourselves a favor and let this thread die.

Reply 2 - Posted by: BrazoLargo, 7/27/00 11:12:07 AM

Why can't you let people to decide for themselves, Indypundit.

Reply 3 - Posted by: Don Scott, 7/27/00 11:12:13 AM

How many of you think "more gun-control laws" would have prevented this?

Reply 4 - Posted by: BrazoLargo, 7/27/00 11:14:32 AM

Obviously, I don't.

Reply 5 - Posted by: Don Scott, 7/27/00 11:20:08 AM

Me either, Brazo. But we're not Socialistas.

Reply 6 - Posted by: raydl, 7/27/00 11:21:21 AM

L' homme est une âne.

Reply 7 - Posted by: Don Scott, 7/27/00 11:24:22 AM

Which homme raydl? Cual hombre es un burro?
Wanna try Deutch now?

Reply 8 - Posted by: BrazoLargo, 7/27/00 11:24:57 AM

As she approached the corner, she saw the two men firing guns. She said nine or 10 shots were fired.

"My boyfriend said 'Don't go up there, they're popping at each other,' " she said.

It takes an a$$hole to rob a man of his sunglasses. Most thugs just want your wallet and watch.

Reply 9 - Posted by: jjbrouwer, 7/27/00 11:26:33 AM

Indy, Old Son. I appreciate your sentiments and I know they come from the heart.

But the problem is THIS IS A GREAT STORY.

Reply 10 - Posted by: Dawgsquat, 7/27/00 11:28:21 AM

Une fois un âne, toujours un âne.

Reply 11 - Posted by: Sunshine Warrior, 7/27/00 11:29:18 AM

The immoral animals who did this have no regard for human life, it's cheap...

I am sure we have all heard (esp in NYC) where kids are shot for their coats, chains whatever the thug wants! Just sick

No TRIGGER LOCKS or MORE LAWS on books would've prevented this crime ...

criminals don't follow the LAW... that's why they are CRIMINALS!

and Indypundit...
ARE you the forum police NOW???!!! LOL

Reply 12 - Posted by: jjbrouwer, 7/27/00 11:30:34 AM

Wish I understood French.

Reply 13 - Posted by: LComStaff, 7/27/00 11:31:59 AM

No, we are and if this thread digresses into name calling it will be closed.

Reply 14 - Posted by: Don Scott, 7/27/00 11:32:59 AM

The last post en francais says "Once an ass, always an ass." But I don't know if it was an attack or autobiographical.

Reply 15 - Posted by: Nate, 7/27/00 11:34:32 AM

jj - Try translations.

Why would anyone want to let a thread die if it will bet anti-black responses? Is the black race above criticism, for some reason?

Reply 16 - Posted by: jjbrouwer, 7/27/00 11:34:55 AM

Merci beaucoup, Monsieur Scott.

Reply 17 - Posted by: Dawgsquat, 7/27/00 11:36:02 AM

100% attack, but not on you.

Reply 18 - Posted by: raydl, 7/27/00 11:37:59 AM

Don Scott:
I was referring to BrazoLargo of ''Tejas mojado'' fame.

Reply 19 - Posted by: Marcellus, 7/27/00 11:40:04 AM

...the sunglasses ... which are worth hundreds of dollars.

You know, I'd be curious to find out what make and model the glasses are and what they look like.

Reply 20 - Posted by: jjbrouwer, 7/27/00 11:44:02 AM

Marcellus they wouldn't suit you. They probably have bullet holes in them!

Reply 21 - Posted by: Marcellus, 7/27/00 11:47:49 AM


I'm thinking they might have that Sir Elton John look.

Reply 22 - Posted by: BrazoLargo, 7/27/00 11:48:30 AM

Maybe I'm just out of touch or something but I wouldn't recognize expensive sunglasses if I saw them. The last pair of sunglasses I bought cost $5.00.

Reply 23 - Posted by: jjbrouwer, 7/27/00 11:51:14 AM

Marcellus, maybe they would suit you! Brazo, you are an extravagant fellow.

Reply 24 - Posted by: Sunshine Warrior, 7/27/00 11:52:47 AM

BrazoLargo that is really cheap for sunglasses ($5.00) The most I've spent for them is 'bout $35.00 because I usually end up losing them!

But I know that sunglasses (esp designer ones) can run in the $100's ...and are some trumped up status symbol - which is strange for people who PROBABLY can't afford them to begin with!

Sunglasses (whatever price) are essential when driving on SUNNY days!

Reply 25 - Posted by: Social Darwinist, 7/27/00 11:53:05 AM

The slug who posted this article likes to engage in discussions that elicit anti-black responses.
Let's do ourselves a favor and let this thread die.

Who said they were black? I first suspected eskimos.

Reply 26 - Posted by: Marcellus, 7/27/00 11:54:55 AM


Naw, I'm more the Ray-Ban type.

Reply 27 - Posted by: Sunshine Warrior, 7/27/00 12:00:24 PM

ha ha Social Darwinist.... you have a way with posts! Made me laugh!

Marcellus that is a hysterical SUNGLASSES pic of ol' Elton... he had HAIR in that PIC!!!

and.... the forum police are here? whew! good thing.... Think they are needed lately!

Reply 28 - Posted by: BrazoLargo, 7/27/00 12:03:05 PM

Damned Eskimos! Aren't they the ones who hunt whales?

Reply 29 - Posted by: jjbrouwer, 7/27/00 12:06:23 PM

Careful, Marcellus. We don't want to get the Brazmeister excited about the fellow on the right of your picture.

Reply 30 - Posted by: BrazoLargo, 7/27/00 12:09:28 PM

I'm on a roll today, so don't push my buttons!

Reply 31 - Posted by: jjbrouwer, 7/27/00 12:15:40 PM

Some people were looking for your OFF button but I kinda dig you, if not your beliefs.

Reply 32 - Posted by: BrazoLargo, 7/27/00 12:18:35 PM

It's a dirty job, but somebody has to do it.

Reply 33 - Posted by: cityrat, 7/27/00 12:21:21 PM

Not the first time tribal warriors have killed for shiny beads,and won't be the last.

Reply 34 - Posted by: jjbrouwer, 7/27/00 12:25:17 PM

Braz, you are a mad bugger but...hey, live and let live.

Reply 35 - Posted by: Sunshine Warrior, 7/27/00 12:26:06 PM

sheesh! cityrat...
a british reporter may want to interview you!

are the police still here?

Reply 36 - Posted by: Sunshine Warrior, 7/27/00 12:27:15 PM


Reply 37 - Posted by: BrazoLargo, 7/27/00 12:28:38 PM

The motto of every civilized man and woman:
Live and let live.

Reply 38 - Posted by: Eagle1, 7/27/00 12:29:37 PM

Eskimos? Damn, I was sure it was Democrats.

BTW, the shooters ought to be exedcuted, BUT would any of you trade your life for sunglasses????

"Stick 'em up!"

"Okay, they're up."

"Gimme yer sunglasses or eat lead."

"OKAAAAYYYY! No problem. Here ya go. Ta Ta."

Reply 39 - Posted by: BrazoLargo, 7/27/00 12:32:43 PM

But what if the sunglasses had sentimental value, such as the owner had ripped them off from a store or something.

Reply 40 - Posted by: jjbrouwer, 7/27/00 12:36:48 PM

Braz, steady. You are getting to the point where the real site police may step in...

Reply 41 - Posted by: Sunshine Warrior, 7/27/00 12:39:59 PM

Indypundit is sulking while zapping his hotdogs for lunch....

sniff... the thread didn't die!

cheer up INDY... I found this on da web!

Always the last Saturday in July!


Reply 42 - Posted by: Consort, 7/27/00 12:41:35 PM

The bigotry of the left comes in all shades.

Reply 43 - Posted by: Mignarda, 7/27/00 1:49:11 PM

My first thought upon reading the intro was that the perps deserve to die and the victims were stupid beyond belief. I had no inkling of "race," on either side. Being white, I have a naturally tendency to assume white, unless I see or hear otherwise.

Reply 44 - Posted by: GTex, 7/27/00 2:35:18 PM

"anti-black" responses? I see nowhere in this story the racial ID of these people.

Perhaps Indy is engaging in a little racial sterotyping, using the names?

I guess we'd better stick to the flood of anti-white stories available out there. Much more PC.

Reply 45 - Posted by: Nate, 7/27/00 3:35:45 PM

Blacks wouldn't do this sort of thing, for crying out loud. I figure they are Germans, you know, the perpetual bad guys of the world. Where have you been?

Reply 46 - Posted by: GTex, 7/27/00 3:38:57 PM

Good one, Nate.

Reply 47 - Posted by: BrazoLargo, 7/27/00 3:42:04 PM

What would we do without him.

Reply 48 - Posted by: ExLib, 7/27/00 4:10:54 PM

Reply 44 - Posted by: GTex

'Perhaps Indy is engaging in a little racial sterotyping, using the names?'

Indy's getting to be an up-and-coming LCRW.....

Reply 49 - Posted by: jjbrouwer, 7/27/00 4:18:34 PM

Indy, I owe you an apology, Sir.

Reply 50 - Posted by: Indypundit, 7/27/00 4:27:13 PM

Apology accepted, jj.

Lucianne just stepped in on another thread and busted this bonehead.


Reply 51 - Posted by: raydl, 7/27/00 4:28:08 PM

I'm glad to hear Lucianne bopped him. Which thread?

Reply 52 - Posted by: jjbrouwer, 7/27/00 4:29:29 PM

Nuff said.

Reply 53 - Posted by: Indypundit, 7/27/00 4:34:48 PM

Now she's shut down a second thread from a story this guy posted. When you look at the stories he's posted today, a sickening theme emerges. Good work, Lucianne.

Reply 54 - Posted by: jjbrouwer, 7/27/00 4:37:18 PM

Amen. Now does everyone think he was just being a busybody? Huh? Huh?

Reply 55 - Posted by: Paton, 7/27/00 4:44:25 PM

You can't keep a good bigot down, Indy. Brazo will be back in yet another reincarnation.

Reply 56 - Posted by: jjbrouwer, 7/27/00 4:47:39 PM

I think some of us have an idea who he used to be but we'll keep it to ourselves.

Reply 57 - Posted by: Indypundit, 7/27/00 4:57:37 PM

Hey folks, it doesn't matter if this guy comes back or not. These guys are really easy to spot. He was a dead giveaway as most, but not all of his posts were about crime in urban areas, and one post had to do with a segregationist. The quicker we dispense with these fools, the better.

I saw a similar thing happen at this site last November. Posters kept following the poster from thread to thread, and complained to the webmaster. A month ago a couple of racists came to this site and were shut down within a couple of hours.

I think it's really neat that we can be at each other's throats regarding some political matters, but when someone steps over the line, we stand shoulder to shoulder against the haters. I only wish we'd move the line a bit...