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December 08, 2005

After struggling with one of the gunmen, Richardson was shot four times. He fell back on his father, who had a bullet hole through his jacket but was unhurt.: For the second time, Quentin Richardson and his family bury a brother that was fatally shot on the streets of Chicago.

posted by Ufez Jones to basketball at 10:02 AM - 16 comments

This is just a sad story. I really feel for the father. He now has had two sons taken from him. I certainly will pray for the family Violence seems to be everywhere!

posted by daddisamm at 11:25 AM on December 08

Isn't that interesting - because I think violence isn't everywhere, it's in very specific places. The potential for it seems to be everywhere, but the incident of it seems to affect a large percentage of a small minority. And it is always staggering to me why every year we see the statistics on the falling violent crime rate and every day we wake up to headlines about all our impending deaths at the hands of psychos everywhere. Something is amiss, here, and I'm guessing it's not the stats. I don't know what I'd do if two of my siblings were murdered. I can't comprehend that kind of grief and rage. Here's hoping Pops and the rest of the family can find some peace.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 01:24 PM on December 08

That truly is a tragedy. I've followed DePaul BBall since Ray Meyer was coach and enjoyed watching Q play. My heart goes out to him and his family. Sounds like Lee Jr. had a lot of promise. On a side note, violence may not be everywhere, but it certainly is in that neighborhood. Where he lived is actaully in the West Pullman neighborhood. It has been slowly gentrifying but is still not the safest place.

posted by willthrill72 at 01:38 PM on December 08

That sucks He should get revenge and press charges

posted by Dav at 03:16 PM on December 08

I feel for Q and his entire family. Q is well known and well loved in the city. I think that he should get them boys touched while they're in the County or when they meke it to the Joint. Thats my personal opinion, by me being from the streets.

posted by westside ed at 04:05 PM on December 08

In Texas we have the death penalty. Sometimes you need to cut out the cancer to cure the rest of the body. Prayers to the Richardson family.

posted by mustang71 at 04:26 PM on December 08

I know that violence isnt "everywhere". Howeve, at times, its seems that it is. Truely a famill tragedy.

posted by daddisamm at 04:42 PM on December 08

really tragic story

posted by T$PORT4lawschool at 07:16 PM on December 08

Maybe if police had the right to stop anyone suspected of carrying a concealed weapon and follow that with a 20 year manditory prison sentence we could get these gang bangers off the street. It wouldn't bother me to be stopped if we we could use this to rid the streets of handguns.

posted by Richie Bee at 07:34 PM on December 08

Maybe if police had the right to stop anyone suspected of carrying a concealed weapon and follow that with a 20 year manditory prison sentence we could get these gang bangers off the street. It wouldn't bother me to be stopped if we we could use this to rid the streets of handguns. That's called racial profiling. By no means am I a liberal, but that infringes on rights guaranteed to us. Once you start infringing on one groups rights because you don't like how they look, that opens the door for everyone to be potentially violated. Freedom is a very precious thing. Besides, how would you determine who "looks like" they are packin'? I'm assuming by your statement that you mean minorities who look like they might be involved with a gang, but you leave the redneck alone with a shotgun rack on his pickup (sorry to stereotype). I lived in some rough areas around Chicago and my current work takes me into the worst areas of Chicago and I have met some of the most wonderful people. I agree we need to get the guns out of the criminals hands, we just can not allow ourselves to become criminals while doing so.

posted by willthrill72 at 07:55 PM on December 08

This is a tragedy of the worst sort, and unfortunately all too common. While my hardline beliefs tend to bother, and yes sometimes scare those around me I have to fully agree with willthrill72 on this. The Bill of Rights was written by men of far greater vision than most of us can hope to achieve. Yes the guns need to be taken out of the criminals hands, but never should it be acheived by trampling those rights. The very ones that make this country the greatest and strongest nation on the planet. I'm sure many would disagree with me, but (in my opinion) a far better solution to the problem would be to put more guns on the streets in the hands of honest everyday people who are tired of living in fear. Statistically areas with concealed carry permits have lower crime rates. Funny thing, those cowards that are breaking the law seem far less willing to rob those who shoot back. From here I will get off my soapbox and like many other make sure that I include the Richardson family in my prayers and wish them the best in dealing with this tragic loss.

posted by rawpwr at 08:35 PM on December 08

Dav, Tsport- punctuation is your friend.

posted by tieguy at 08:57 PM on December 08

Richie Bee, on the 20 yr mandatory, I am pretty sure most of the prison cells in tyhe country are taken. Not only do I not want a new one built anywhere even almost close to where I live, I don't want my taxes payong ffor one someplace else. Being a Texan I tend to agree with Mustang71. The death penalty should be made available in alot more cases.

posted by texoma-slim at 09:13 PM on December 08

The death penalty should be made available in alot more cases. I'd support a death penalty for not knowing that there's no such word as "alot".

posted by lil_brown_bat at 09:30 PM on December 08

The very ones that make this country the greatest and strongest nation on the planet I didn't realise that things like the rate of private gun ownership were such sound development indicators. All these years the rest of the world hasn't been factoring it into economic and social policies. But wait! Not all is as it seems - have you had a look at the UN Human Development Index lately?

posted by owlhouse at 03:19 AM on December 09

I have to say I'm with rawprw on this. Right to carry states seem to do much better when it comes to violent crime stats. As he pointed out criminals tend to prey on the weak, so the idea that the soccer mom you're planning on mugging might be packing a Glock 9 works as a wonderful deterrent.

posted by Fade222 at 07:31 PM on December 09

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