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January 12, 2008

Overheard/What’s really going on?

Filed under: What is really going on here? — exclusivelyexclusive2 @ 2:59 pm

Overheard 

“Yeah, I knew he was married to a white woman. What can I say, B? Black men love the cotton.”–My Father to my uncle

What is really going on?

And on a sad note, my cousin was shot IN THE BACK and killed by a police officer in Philly yesterday. Supposedly, he had a 9mm semi-automatic handgun on him and crack vials. I didn’t know him well at all, in fact I only met him once–last year at a family reunion–but according to the family, he wasn’t involved in the street life. I’ll guess we’ll see how it pans out. I can’t help but not trust the police one bit on anything anymore. Here’s the article from the Philly Inquirer:

  

A 21-year-old man was killed early today in a second fatal shooting involving Philadelphia police officers since last night.Trevar Cephas, of the 2100 block of North 23rd Street, was pronounced dead at Temple Hospital just after 1 a.m.Police said two officers were attempting to remove a large crowd that had gathered on a corner of the 2400 block of Clifford Street in North Philadelphia. One officer noticed Cephas pull a gun from the waistband of his pants as he was talking to the other officer.The first officer ordered Cephas to drop his weapon. Cephas was shot once in the stomach as he raised his gun. Police recovered a .38 caliber revolver.The suspect in the earlier police involved shooting has been identified.Timothy Goode, 24, of the 1000 block of Pratt Street, died at Temple Hospital at 9:52 p. m. Friday after being shot by police.

Police said he turned a gun on plain cloths narcotics officers as he was fleeing a scene. A 9mm semi automatic handgun and a bag containing 45 crack vials were recovered from the scene.

In both cases the police officers were not identified. They were placed on a standard administrative leave as the case is investigated by both homicide detectives and internal affairs, according to police.

**I have no idea why the headline on the article is coming out that way. it should jsut read “Police kill man who pulled a gun.”

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6 Comments »

  1. Sorry to hear this boo, so sorry to hear this.

    Comment by D'andre St. James — January 13, 2008 @ 8:51 pm

  2. Yo that’s crazy!

    Comment by Kamil — January 13, 2008 @ 8:52 pm

  3. Thanks, guys. I am still waiting to hear more details from the family.

    Comment by exclusivelyexclusive2 — January 13, 2008 @ 10:35 pm

  4. Condolences Exex.

    How you gonna make me chuckle @ your father’s comment and then gasp in the same breath though?

    Comment by sandy — January 14, 2008 @ 12:09 pm

  5. Thanks, Sandy.

    Comment by exclusivelyexclusive2 — January 14, 2008 @ 8:52 pm

  6. The Revolution will not be televised, but it’s time for us to rise up.

    Comment by Sister Soul — January 16, 2008 @ 12:26 pm


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