Comment of the Day: “I couldn’t grab the concept of looking down at freakin’ dirt”

Crystal Skipwith writes in about Donald Ray Brown who died in a double shooting last September:

I had a reality check yesterday. I wanted to pop up on you me and chris down sw but i couldnt so i came to where you body lay in a grave. The sad thing is I couldnt find you there. Well christian i suppose he knew where u were cause he said he right here mommy but me i couldnt even grab the concept of bringing christian to see you in a grave. I couldnt grab the concept of not being able to tell you off then smile then say you hungry let’s eat. I couldnt grab the concept of looking down at freakn dirt knowing your bones are turning to ashes and your spirit is certainly not in the grave. So as i try to find you i find myself not finding you at all… I really wish you had more time on earth to live. More time on earth to grow. More time on earth to laugh. Just simply more time on earth. Im not sure of the point of coming to a grave where u dont reside I dont get it so for now I’m just gonna pray for comfort of losing one of the greatest friends i’ve ever had. I miss you Donald I miss laughing with you so much. I miss telling you every single thing about my love life and you guiding me in the right direction and me telling you if you know so much why you not married…. Boy i miss lauging smiling fussing fighting.. I simply miss you on earth….xoxoxoxo

Comment of the Day: “We all need to get together and stop this violence”

This Comment of the Day comes from Gillie who writes about Jonathon Adams:

We all need to get together and stop this violence or we going to keep posting messages on this page forever!! It starts with us!!!

Comment of the Day: “Always knew just what to say to make a person smile”

This Comment of the Day comes from HeartBroken who writes about Demencio Lewis:

This is sooooooooo sad!!!!!!! My heart is very heavy, this hits too close to home. He was so talented, cool & funny. Always knew just what to say to make a person smile. Why would someone do this! He didn’t deserve that. His brother was murdered last year and now this. I never question God but this I can’t fathom. So many young people are being murdered! For lives to end so tragically, it just isn’t fair. I hope they find the person(s) responsible for this!!!!! Please, if anyone knows anything, call or text the tip hotline. Please!!!!!!!

Rest in Peace Baby! And may they find who did this & bring them to JUSTICE!!!!!!

Comment of the Day: “I had high hopes for you and saw your potential”

This Comment of the Day comes from MrDave who writes about Marquette Hooks:

Damn. R.I.P to the lil homie. I had high hopes for you and saw your potential. You were doing well after Resi from what I heard and now this. Sad to see another promising young life ended over what Im sure was not worth his life.
RIP quette

Comment of the Day: “You get to be on lead mic in the heavenly gogo band!”

This Comment of the Day comes from La Toya Siobhan Archibald who writes about Marcus Minor.

I was Marcus’s science teacher 3.5 years ago and I remember him being one of the most careful and methodical students I’ve ever taught. He paid attention to the details. He’s one of the first students I did a dissection with and I remember the excitement in his eyes as well the nervousness as this was his first time dissecting.Read more

Comment of the Day: “i wish u was in the house with your daughter mother”

This Comment of the Day comes from “lucky” who writes about Marcus Minor.

Marcus its sad how u left so soon with babygirl on the way. I dnt kno what went on at the time but i wish u was in the house with your daughter mother.. she is soo young and this is her yall first child and now she have to do this by herself… keep purpin Marc we all missing you… ps lucky

Comment of the Day: “I worked South East in the seventh district.”

The first Comment of the Day of 2014 comes from PoPO, who wrote:

I was a police officer in your city. A big white boy from the country. I drove a pickup truck and voted republican every election since I was 18. And Guess what? My heart hurt like hell EVER TIME I saw so many of these people laying face down in the street or had to hear their last words.I worked South East in the seventh district. I am still dealing with all the senseless death and suffering.Read more

Comment of the Day: “I was too scared someone will kill my child”

This Comment of the Day comes from Scared Citizen, who wrote in after two homicides overnight in Southeast DC.

When I was 12 years old my 17 year old brother was killed, shot dead on D.C.streets, this was in 1995, from that day forward I vowed to never have children because I was too scared someone will kill my child…but life goes on & needles to say I’m 30 years old with 3 kids, when I became pregnant I prayed to God that I didn’t have boys because they always seem to get killed, I have two boys..My point is the world is so cold, girl or boy you just might end up dead!! SMH

Comment of the Day: “family is family and he will be missed and loved”

This Comment of the Day comes from pooh little, who wrote about the shooting death of Devar Battle.

This was my cousin, my mom use to babysit him and his brother. Even though i have not seen him in years, family is family and he will be missed and loved. RIP a child of God. and many blessings and comfort to his mom and family.

Comment of the Day: “May your parents hearts mend”

This Comment of the Day comes from Reacha O’Neal, who wrote about the shooting death of Antonio Jerome Williams.

This is so sad. While I was celebrating my birthday a family is mourning a death. IDK him but the date of his death is my birthday. ITs sucks to see such young people die in such a harmful way. May God Rest upon your family. May your parents hearts mend and forgive those who took you away so soon. Rest in Peace