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Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996) was an American rap artist, actor, activist, and poet. He is known by his stage names: 2Pac and Makaveli. He is recognized in the Guinness Book of World Records as the top-selling hip-hop artist, having sold over 73 million albums worldwide. On September 7, 1996, Shakur was shot four times in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada. On September 13, 1996, six days after the shooting, Tupac Shakur died of respiratory failure and cardiac arrest at University Medical Center, Las Vegas.
Christopher George Latore Wallace (May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997), also known as Biggie Smalls (after a gangster in the 1975 film Let's Do it Again), Big Poppa, Frank White (from the film King of New York), and The Notorious B.I.G. (Business Instead of Game), was a successful American rapper and hip-hop artist. He was a central figure in East Coast hip-hop, and helped to make New York known for its hip-hop scene during a time when the genre was mostly dominated by West Coast artists. He was shot and killed on March 9, 1997 in Los Angeles. His posthumously released double-disc set Life After Death was certified diamond.
Jason William Mizell January 21, 1965 Brooklyn, New York – October 30, 2002 in Jamaica, Queens, New York), known as Jam-Master Jay (or Jam Master Jay), was a founder and the DJ of Run-D.M.C., a highly influential hip-hop group, based in the Queens borough of New York City. Mizell was shot and killed in a Merrick Boulevard recording studio in Queens at 7:30 p.m. on October 30, 2002. The other person in the room, 23-year-old Urieco Rincon, was shot in the ankle. The New York Daily News has reported that authorities have investigated whether Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff, a convicted drug dealer and longtime friend of Murder Inc. heads Irv Gotti and Chris Gotti, targeted Mizell because the deejay defied an industry "blacklist" of rapper 50 Cent that was imposed due to "Ghetto Qur'an", a song 50 Cent wrote about McGriff's drug history. A 2003 affidavit says, "Law enforcement agents are investigating the possibility that [Jason] Mizell [a.k.a. Jam-Master Jay] was murdered for defying the blacklist of 50 Cent."
The Lost Boyz are a Hip Hop group from South Jamaica, Queens, New York. The original group members were lead MC Mr. Cheeks, backup MC and hypeman Freaky Tah, DJ Spigg Nice and Pretty Lou. On the night of March 28, 1999, at a birthday party for Mr. Cheeks, Freaky Tah was shot in the head while exiting the Sheraton Hotel in Queens. Tah was taken to Jamaica Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4:20 am, at the age of 27. The getaway driver, Raheem Fletcher, was sentenced to 7 years in prison for Manslaughter. In 2001, Kelvin Jones pleaded guilty to the murder.
A longtime bodyguard for Busta Rhymes was shot and killed early Sunday morning in Brooklyn, during the video shoot for the rapper's "Touch It (the Remix)" -- a song off Rhymes' new album, The Big Bang, due April 2nd. Israel Ramirez, 29, who provided security for Rhymes for a decade, was shot once in the chest when violence erupted outside the building where Rhymes, Missy Elliott, Mary J. Blige and G-Unit members 50 Cent and Lloyd Banks were filming.
Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams was killed early Monday January 1st when his white stretch Hummer was sprayed by bullets after a nightclub dispute following a New Year's Eve party. Police have no motive and no indication the 24-year-old player was targeted in the drive-by shooting of the limousine. The burst of violence occurred hours after the Broncos were eliminated from playoff contention.
Originally posted by RRconservative
The biggest problem with solving these murders is witnesses.
Where are the witnesses? Come on black community, Police your own, Cooperate with law enforcement. Once you do that, your communities will be safer. Then and only then we can stop the crying of "Who killed Tupac!"
If someone killed Mel Gibson, SOMEONE would come forward! That is not the case now in the black community.
Originally posted by Spawwwn
and the murder remains unsolved by the police.
Great job you worthless mud dwelling pigs.
but the point is that we still live in a society where whites come first in the crime game.
Mel Gibson’s murder would not be an open investigation for 10 years.
Although no one has ever been formally charged, nor publicly identified by the police as a suspect, police sources have indicated they believe that Anderson (who has since been murdered himself) was the killer. Officers in the Compton, California Police Department Gang Unit claimed in a leaked report the Crips were bragging about the killing soon after Anderson returned from Las Vegas. Officers further indicated they were disappointed with the lack of initiative shown by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in pursuing Shakur's killer(s).
"Wrong place at the wrong time."
Who knew the wrong place to be on New Year's Eve was at a party welcoming in the new year? Who knew the wrong time to be murdered was now – when people are so callous about death that it's almost as if we're asking the victim, "Just what did you do to get yourself murdered?"
There are many words to describe the senseless killing of Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams. Unfortunate. Heartbreaking. Sad. But here's the one word we can't use in describing such a death: Unexpected.
Originally posted by FlyersFan
Tell that to Nichole Brown Simpson. Oh wait .. you can't .. she was murdered by a rich black man who got away with the crime.
Yes it would. The Mossad cover their tracks very well and considering his anti-Jewish rants, they'd be the most likely perps.
Your Darrent Williams and Busta Rhymes complaints are invalid. They just happened a few days ago (if I'm reading your sources correctly). Heck .. it's been ten years and the JonBennet Ramsey case (blonde haired white girl) hasn't been solved but you are on rant about (black) murders that happened 3 days ago?
The Lost Boyz one has the getaway driver and another fella guilty of the murder. What's not solved?
The 50 Cent blacklist - under investigation. So what? Lots of cirmes are under investigation and considering that we have 'Murder Inc.' involved ... then this is a case of boys playing 'bad' and it caught up with them. I can't say that I care at all ...
I have no idea who these people REALLY are. If they were pretend gansters (gansta??) and they got nailed .. then they were their own worst enemies and they 'lived by the sword and died by the sword'.
Whatever ... you are right .. I don't care if pretend gansta's get nailed or not.
[edit on 1/4/2007 by FlyersFan]
We are tired of seeing our heroes shot to death and seeing the white police force do nothing.
Originally posted by Spawwwn
See but attitudes like that are exactly the problem. Putting all the blame on the witnesses to come foward is a cheap way of saying "let the blacks figure it out". It also shows that most whites in society still honestly don't care what happens in the black community.
What about collecting bullet shell casings? What about reviewing security cameras?
Furthermore, even if the police did interview witnesses, why hasn't there been any follow up leads? Any way you look at it, the police are either ignoring, or sitting on evidence and making virtually NO effort to solve these crimes.