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    Tuesday, July 26, 2005

    Who's in Charge?

    Newark special police officer Dwayne Reeves used to tell his partners on patrol in the city's housing projects and public schools that it wasn't hard to deal with people. Just listen to them. And talk to them like you care. Yet, after breaking up a fight outside Weequahic High School in Newark, NJ last week, he confronted Omar Tindell aka Deshaun Tutt (or who ever he really is) , a reputed gang member who'd come to the defense of his sister. After a brief struggle, Tindell, 24, pulled a gun and shot Reeves, 35, in the head. (See linked article:
    Officer wounded in shooting outside Newark school dies).
    Today, Officer Reeves was laid to rest.

    What in the hell is this world coming to? Gang members are taking over our inner cities. Who's in charge? When will it stop? When will parents teach their children the true value of life? When will people learn to talk things over without using guns? Why did the system keep releasing this fool? It wasn't bad enough that he had one homocide, was selling drugs and had weapon offenses. It is a system that let this scum bag, who although only 24 had been arrested and released 10 times before he ultimately shot and killed Reeves. Do the gang bangers have the police on lock?
    Officer Reeves was a special police
    officer trained by the Newark Police Department and had full police powers, but was employed by the school district.

    The fact that the schools even needed gun carrying police really says something about the quality of life in general. So again I ask, who is in charge?

    (Star Legder)


    R.I.P. Officer Dwayne Reeves


    At 7/27/2005 7:49 AM, Blogger Chicalookate said...

    That is very very sad. I can't figure out why these things happen. What does it solve?


    At 7/27/2005 11:38 AM, Blogger STYLE+GRACE said...

    see this is the kinda stuff that pissessss me off! that kid had too many chances and i know if i was his momma or his family members i wouldnt be sayin that but...at the same time didnt someone see this coming...he was a mess...see people like that make me sick. and it pisses me off even more when its a young black person that does such idiotic marlarky. i feel such remorse for that officers family. i hope that kid get the death penalty. y cant these idiots kill other criminals...dont kill the people that have decent sense. i hope they give that kid the death penalty. black america is in bad shape.


    At 7/27/2005 6:05 PM, Blogger Luke Cage said...

    This is heartbreaking. My brother is a cop in the NYPD. And as my best friend, I pray for him every night as he confronts every fu#@ and scumbag on the streets of my old city. He's resilient, but there are desperate idiots who are even worse. I think that kid should have been locked under the friggin' jail and the key thrown away.


    At 7/27/2005 9:53 PM, Blogger Myrah said...

    Wow he looks scary!!! I wouldn't want to run upon him in the streets!


    At 7/28/2005 3:23 PM, Blogger NjDivaGirl said...

    I agree with everyone. He was not obviously taught responsibility, patience or respect. They need to put this fool underneath a JAIL. He was not able to keep committing these crimes alone. Seems that the system became an enabler. Other's need to be held accountable as well.


    At 8/01/2005 5:31 PM, Anonymous Court said...

    Honey, I wish we were living in a time where I didn't have to be worried about stray bullets hitting me and my son. I wish... People are cowards these days. They talk with a gun because without it they would lose. I don't know if we will ever get past this violence in society. It truly is wishful thinking especially when the gun debate goes so much deeper than gangbangers and inner city violence.


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