1 Dead, 1 Injured In Larimer Shooting

HOMEWOOD (KDKA) – Police are investigating a shooting that left one person dead and another injured early Sunday morning in Larimer.

According to police, the shooting happened in the 6400-block of Frankstown Avenue around 3:37 a.m near the Sunoco A-Plus gas station.

One person was taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital after being shot in the face. They were last listed in serious condition.

A 30-year0old male was pronounced dead at the scene.

No arrests have been made and anyone with information is asked to call the Pittsburgh Homicide Squad at (412)-323-7161.

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  • Daniel

    Perhaps the police should assign some officers to rid the area of guns. Oh, wait excuse me they did that and were suspended for doing such a good job of getting guns off the street, Perhaps the NAACP could march and get the officers reinstated.

    • Sandy Klingensmith

      they took more guns off the streets than anyone and there was only 1 murder in homewood when they worked…check the facts JAVON, they dont lie

    • Fromtheslums

      Quoting Javon;

      “i dont care about the war i dont care about this country period”

      then do us ALL a favor, and leave – go to wherever you feel is a better place – PLEASE!! And take everyone like minded with you.


      I’m ALL ears? ? ? ?

      “thats why you and your people are hated all over the world”

      I have news for you, in the eyes of those abroad that loathe us – you too are American – you are in the class you are bashing.

      “and i bet your son wants to be just like this death culture ..i bet you he listens to rap buys his clothes baggy and thinks hes cool ..”

      Javon – I grew up listening to rap, grew up poor as dirt, and never had a THING handed to me – I couldn’t afford school, but I took out loans, got a degree, worked my @ss off, and eventually started a business that this year will net an income with 6 zero’s behind it, in 10 years I went from making minimum wage, to breaking a million. It wasn’t because I’m white – it’s because I removed myself from the world I grew up in and worked my tail off.

      I’m white and grew up in “your world” – and if you think it’s hard being black and living in the ghetto, try being the white minority in the black miniority bubble!!

      But rather than finger point, accept the welfare life, join a gang and make drugs, murder, and theft my profession – I went out on my own and made things happen for myself. If I was black, I’d still be right where I am today – the color of your skin doesn’t automatically make it impossible for you to better your life.

      Most of my friends are black, came from the slums, and are in a better place that they EARNED through hard work – where they are not looked at like the trash you assume all black folks are seen as through our devil eyes in their everyday lives, yes, there are idiots who still discriminate – but they are above that, know who they are, and what they stand for.

      Quit your whining and hate and better your life – or leave the US – you’ll be one less person my tax dollars will go to to feed, house, imprison, or provide healthcare for.

      • javon

        If we don’t make earnest moves toward real solutions, then each day we move one day closer to revolution and anarchy in this country. This is the sad, and yet potentially joyous, state of America.

    • ignoranceiscontagious

      Daniel, for you to try to come off as educated, you are making ignorant statements; To be prejudice is a form of ignorance. Caucasian people do drugs just like any other race, so, what was your point in saying black crackheads. I am not going to assume all white people are doing Meth because that drug is popular in your community or because white teenagers are willing to experiment with every drug under the sun( I have seen it for myself). While visiting Pittsburgh;my family lives in the area you are speaking of, I have had run ins with Pittsburgh police. Pittsburgh police will try to take advantage of people who do not know the law. Once it was made evident that I was educated and knew the law I sent them on their way. Do you know how many Pittsburgh police are doing business with the local drug dealers? No, you don’t you think all police are honest, as if they are not human; go figure. I seriously feel sad for the people in the city of Pittsburgh, for the simple fact of the box you all live in and the ignorance that comes from it. Have you ever thought there would be no NAACP if your ancestors would have given us our god given right to live freely. I am proud of my heritage and how far my people have come and for you to down talk it lets me know how miserable you are in that little city. If black people are so bad, why is it that your white women can’t stay away from them.

      • javon

        why are you talking to fools??? our intellegence is far too vast for these cave people!!!

      • ignoranceiscontagious

        Thank you Lauren, you come with so many great points of view. You did something to save the world. Did that make you feel better? YAY, Lauren feels awesome. Thumbs up Lauren, way to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!You are totally standing up for yourself right now, OMG.,

    • javon

      @white trash lauren…………………I have no mercy or compassion in me for a society that will crush people, and then penalize them for not being able to stand up under the weight.

    • Brad

      What?!?! You are going to sit there and say that police don’t prevent crime? Are u serious? So using ur logic, or the lack there of, we would be just as better off if there were no cops? Ok if cops don’t prevent crime, why are most shootings dOne at nite? Why are drug deals done in some inconspicuous place? Cause they don’t want to be seen. Your response mat be the single most idiotic thing I have ever heard in my entire life. Everyone that read your post is now much more stupid than they were previously . Wow..

    • Brad

      Punctuation !! Actually I lived in your community, why is it I had to lOck my car doors? Why did I have to look over my shoulder? Why were all the crack heads black? Wasn’t cause I lived on a street full of law abiding white people

      • ignoranceiscontagious

        White-Collar Crime

        White-collar crimes are categorized by deceit, concealment, or violation of trust and are not dependent on the application or threat of physical force or violence. Such acts are committed by individuals and organizations to obtain money, property, or services; to avoid the payment or loss of money or services; or to secure a personal or business advantage.
        The FBI investigates white-collar criminal activities such as money laundering, securities and commodities fraud, bank fraud and embezzlement, fraud against the government, health care fraud, election law violations, copyright violations, and telemarketing fraud. In general, the FBI focuses on organized crime activities that are international, national, or regional in scope where the FBI can bring to bear unique expertise or capabilities that increase the likelihood of a successful investigation and prosecution. In the health care fraud area, the FBI targets systemic abuses, such as large-scale billing fraud that is national or regional in scope, and fraudulent activities that threaten the safety of patients. The FBI pursues financial institution fraud involving $100,000 or more. In cases of telemarketing and insurance fraud, the FBI will generally become involved when there is evidence of nationwide or international activities. The number of agents investigating corporate and other securities, commodities, and investment fraud cases has increased 47 percent, from 177 in 2001 to more than 250 today. Since 2007, there have been more than 1,700 pending corporate, securities, commodities, and investment fraud cases, an increase of 37 percent since 2001.
        FBI special agents work closely with investigators from the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, among others, targeting sophisticated, multi-layered fraud cases that harm the marketplace and threaten our economy.
        WHITE-COLLAR CASE: Enron
        As a result of its deceptive accounting practices—including the creation of earnings, the manufacture of cash flow, and the concealment of debt—officers of Enron Corporation misled the investing public regarding its reported financial condition. In addition, investment banks and other business partners aided Enron in perpetrating the fraud through the creation of financial structures and other devices that facilitated the deceptive accounting practices. By the end of 2009, 34 individuals had been charged in the investigation. Of these individuals, 22 have pled guilty or been convicted, including former Enron Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jeffrey Skilling, former Chairman and CEO Kenneth Lay (conviction later vacated due to his death), and former Chief Financial Officer Andrew Fastow. Skilling was sentenced to 24 years and four months in prison, the largest term handed down in connection with the case. Fastow was sentenced to six years in prison for his role in the accounting scandal. The cases were handled by the Enron Task Force, which consisted of members of the DOJ, FBI, and IRS. The Securities and Exchange Commission provided considerable assistance in this investigation.
        WHITE-COLLAR CASE: Qwest Communications

        Qwest Communications (Qwest) is a Fortune 500 company and one of the largest providers of telecommunications services in the United States. In 2000 and 2001, the company reported sales revenues of $16 billion and $19 billion, respectively, in its published financial statements. In 2002, Qwest issued a press release which acknowledged the company had improperly recorded $1.1 billion in revenue since 1999, and the FBI opened a criminal investigation. Five executives were indicted and either pled guilty or were convicted of securities fraud or insider trading. This included former CEO Joseph Nacchio, who was convicted of insider trading on April 19, 2007. He was sentenced to six years’ imprisonment, ordered to forfeit $52 million gained as a result of his illegal stock sales, and fined $19 million.
        WHITE-COLLAR CASE: Riggs Bank
        Simon Kareri, a former Riggs Bank senior vice president, and his wife, Ndeye Nene Fall Kareri, embezzled funds from various bank accounts owned by the country of Equatorial Guinea. The funds were then laundered through shell companies established by Kareri’s wife in the British Virgin Islands. The investigation further revealed that Kareri accepted illegal kickbacks from a contractor for inflating work contracts on behalf of the Benin Embassy in Washington, D.C. In 2005, Kareri and his wife pled guilty to conspiracy, bank fraud, and money laundering. On November 16, 2006, Nene Kareri was sentenced to 75 days in prison and three years’ supervised release, and Simon Kareri was sentenced to 27 months in prison and four years’ supervised release. The FBI successfully seized more than $1.1 million in assets as a result.
        On October 11, 2007, Simon Kareri surrendered to the FBI a check in the amount of $631,021.24, which represented a money judgment included in his plea agreement.
        WHITE-COLLAR CASE: Madoff Ponzi Scheme
        In December 2008, Bernard L. Madoff, 70, informed his senior employees that
        his investment advisory business was a fraud, “basically, a giant Ponzi scheme.” Madoff stated that the business was insolvent, and that it had been for years. He also estimated the losses from this fraud to be at least $50 billion.

        In March 2009, Madoff pled guilty to 11 felony counts related to a massive Ponzi scheme, including securities fraud, investment adviser fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, three counts of money laundering, false statements, perjury, false filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and theft from an employee benefit plan. In June 2009, Madoff was sentended to 150 years in prison. Additionally, he was issued a $171 billion forfeiture order, which strips him of his personal property, including real estate, investments, and assets.

        Madoff’s case has also implicated others involved in his scheme: in December 2008, the accountant for Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities (BLMIS) pled guilty in Manhattan federal court to nine charges; in November 2009, two former computer programmers for BLMIS were indicted on charges of conspiracy and falsifying records.
        WHITE-COLLAR CASE: Mortgage Fraud
        From 2005 to 2007, Metro Dream Homes (MDH) targeted homeowners and home purchasers to participate in a purported mortgage payment program called the “Dream Homes Program.” MDH convinced many victims to invest at least $50,000 by refinancing their existing homes or buying new homes at inflated prices, while claiming that MDH would repay the mortgages with revenue from profitable businesses. However, there was no revenue to pay the mortgage payments. Instead, the conspirators used some of the investors’ money to repay earlier investors in the Ponzi scheme and spent the remainder on themselves. Four individuals have been charged and face a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison for the fraud conspiracy; 20 years in prison on each of the 15 counts of wire fraud; and 20 years in prison for conspiracy to commit money laundering.
        Health Care Fraud
        Health care fraud significantly impacts the lives of all Americans. Constant communication between the health care benefits programs, law enforcement agencies, state agencies, and the public is the most effective means to respond to fraudulent activity. The FBI is actively involved in many health care fraud task forces, as well as numerous working groups and joint investigations.
        HEALTH CARE FRAUD CASE: Medicare Fraud

        On June 16, 2008, HealthEssentials Solutions—which provides long-term care facilities with certified nurse practitioners who supply medical and ancillary services to patients under physician supervision—pled guilty to submitting false statements in violation of Title 18, U.S. Code, Section 1035. On September 15, 2008, HealthEssentials was sentenced to pay criminal restitution in the amount of $3.1 million for submitting false statements to Medicare relating to health care matters. The company also agreed to pay $117 million in civil claims.

        According to the National Fraud Center statistics, economic crime cost the nation $5,000,000,000 in 1970, $20,000,000,000 in 1980, and $100,000,000,000 in 1990.

        94% of white collar crimes are committed by white people. This does not just affect people in one city or country it affects the world (at least the people who do business with America). Consumers have to pay for what was lost, regardless if they have business insurance. White collar criminals are usually white that is why it is not harshly convicted.

      • ignoranceiscontagious

        Look at the number of criminals in one case and they like to call all black people criminals, yet, look at the amount of money stolen by some White men. We could put all the petty crimes of black together and it would never amount to the money white men have stolen. They were taught black people were bad so it will forever be that way in their head.

      • Gettin 7

        For someone who continually talks about how much money you make and how successful you are, I have to assume you don’t have a man. Why do I assume that? Anyone that has the amount of time to write as much as you do and constantly remind everyone how much of a successful black woman you are, cannot have a man. I bet you are 5’2″ tall and weigh 270lbs and look like a bulldog. Get a life loser.

      • ignoranceiscontagious

        I am actually 5’5 124 lbs( it would kind of be hard in my profession) Maybe that is why so many white men try to get with me, I know how y’all like them on the verge of anorexia, the only difference is my C cups are real and I love my black girl butt, I think they do too, they are always staring at it. Doing ER/ Surgery there is a lot of running involved and I have been the same size since high school. I can type so much because I can type 65 wpm without mistakes( It is called the home row keys) The article above was a copy and paste from FBI website ( Are you computer literate at all, not just turning the computer on but do you know how it works, because it only took 1 click for this article, I would like to thank my computer concepts professor for making sure I am not as dumb as GETTIN 7.). Thank you for putting your foot in your mouth with assumptions and still not stating a case. How do you know I am single? I have actually maintained a 3 year relationship. We met at Mercer and I got him to move move to Atlanta( I’ve been told I am a very persuasive speaker). However, all I can do is be sad for you, John B. Watson said it the best, nature vs nurture. It is in your genes to be who you are(who I am to judge someone that comes from generations of ignorance because they are not strong enough to make their own decisions and perception, they take the feelings of others) and your environment created you so, I can read through your misery. I can’t see a happy sane person have so much negativity in their surroundings. I feel if you were happy like me you would say, how senseless is this. I regret getting involved and I know you have not read my post of were I am trying to show people how dumb and childish it is. You come and be the follower you have been all your life( you have done what your environment has taught you) you are a Product of Your Environment. People who are not natural leader usually follow the crowd, do you see me taking the same approach that anyone has on here. No, because I realize I am an individual and have my own mind to say just because you are like this does not mean all white people are like this. Seriously, grow up and why are people still name calling =KINDERGARTEN. I am laughing at how miserable some people are in Pittsburgh. As a nurse I am good with psychology and it sure makes me wonder about you. I honestly feel so bad for you……I hope you find happiness soon, because when someone is happy it is hard for them to be negative. Positive mind, actions, and living creates a positive surrounding. I can’t see a person that came to a story about someone they do not know to be negative. If this makes you happy so be it. Have fun, just keep me out of it. I will be to Pittsburgh in May, so if you would like to say anything to me you are welcome to meet me and say whatever to my face( Only cowards hide) I read your whole personality off a paragraph, the monotony in this, please get a life. FYI, I will always be a winner because I am not a follower and did not become a product of my environment but overcame it. I could be just like those people in the Larimer area but I am not because my mind is strong enough to adapt to any place or situation. You don’t know me and I have not done anything personally to you, so, why did you try to attack me? B.F Skinner( American Psychologist)” People have a basic need to evolve as human beings and to fulfill their potential”, you have not evolved from the Pittsburgh ways of thinking and you lack respect for others(I hope that is not your full potential). I hope you have a great day and enjoy your life as I do mine, maybe you won’t be such a negative individual and become positive once you start loving your life.

      • Get a Job Ya Bum

        Yep. But the difference is that when this occurs white people aren’t on TV blaming another race. When Madoff was arrested I don’t recall a Greek Orthodox “REVEREND” getting on TV and blaming all Jews for the problems in the world.
        Crime is crime.
        How about this for a new idea: Why doesn’t each person in this country simply fend for themselves? Yeah! What a grand idea! When you become old enough to get a job…..GO AHEAD AND GET ONE! Unless your blessed with 4.4 speed, then you can go play ball somewhere. Otherwise……get a freakin job ya bum. Or if you choose to not get a job, don’t tell the government to take my hard earned money to give it to your lazy azz.
        And since I’m here: If you think you’re going to live beyond retirement, then maybe you should save and invest some money so you don’t have to buy a fridge at the SEARS scratch and dent in Lawrenceville, then sell the fridge and live in the box.
        If you receive a check each month yet never work………YOU ARE THE PROBLEM!

      • ignoranceiscontagious

        Please give me examples of black people on television blaming race, because as a writer you should not leave anything out and leave your readers to try to figure it out(Examples please). If we are going to let people fend for themselves, why are you still commenting on this page? Also in writing you should use 3rd person because using “you” makes me feel as if you are referring to me. English 1101 college should have taught you that. You also want to know what is funny in Atlanta, they tore down the projects and built nice housing for those people. They required work to be able to live there and slowly got the people off welfare and into the work force. Your politicians could care less about any of those people. White 38.8%
        Black 37.2 welfare statistics, can you tell your people to stop being lazy and taking my tax dollars. You are a complete idiot and will continue to be a cretin. I don’t live in Pittsburgh, and my pension+my savings, stock, bonds, 401k, and my rough Ira accounts will allow me to have a great retirement. All this was started at the age of 22, not only that when my grandparents passed they left a large sum of money that was invested in that stock and bonds, I also own my property, car title in hand because I bought it directly off the lot( my father taught me to never owe anyone, so if you want something you save for it.). When I graduate next year and become a Nurse of Anesthetics, I will be making 235,000.00 a year, (I will be a millionaire before 35). I would not hate white people because the head of the hospital, which is white, approached me about continuing my education and how it will benefit the hospital for me to become a Nurse of Anesthetics. He see’s my work ethic everyday, I work hard for everything I have.I would love to tell those people in the trailer parks the same thing. They are destroying some nice neighborhoods because they can’t afford to move after new subdivisions are built. These major companies want the land but can’t because of poor white people. I am happy you are in Pittsburgh and I am here. Cognitively you are weak and should find something else to do. You are becoming repetitive in your statements and still have not made a point. You should go and tell the people that live over there that not me. I DON’T LIVE IN PITTSBURGH, so how would I buy a refrigerator from Lawrenceville, I did not even know there was a sears over there(but you did, makes me wonder). I will always live a better life than you, not because of money but because I live a happy, full and sane life and don’t spend my time judging others and telling other adults what to do( let people make their own decisions) You don’t have to live over there so why does it matter. Regardless if there was welfare, there would still be taxes taken out of your check in the same amount. You should learn where tax dollars go, because it does not all go to welfare. You have no problem with politicians taking luxury trips that you can’t afford on your dime but you are complaining about them feeding children who had lazy parents. Thank you for being a great citizen.

      • Dan

        if you didnt live in pittsburgh you wouldnt read and comment on here everyday… Your a LIAR and a racist bum….

      • ignoranceiscontagious

        I know the deceased personally, Jorman Wright, B.N.A Cidal I dated his brother Terrell Wright as a teenager. That is why I am on this page, why are you on here? I can give you proof I am in Georgia. I attended Lindley middle school and went on to Pebblebrook High school 991 Old Alabama Rd. Mableton, Ga 30126. This is where I received my high school Diploma. Cobb co., Georgia. I have no reason to lie and nor am I a bum. Your grammar skills suck so I know you don’t have a respectable job. You have a job while I have a career, so who is the bum. You were to lazy to go to college to make a great living for yourself. Capitalize Pittsburgh and capitalize the beginning of your sentence, an apostrophe goes in between the n and t in wouldn’t. My family lives and Pittsburgh and they are black and I have a right to defend them against racist idiots such as yourself. You can’t win a battle of smarts with me because you are dumb, go enjoy the box you live in. I am sure you can find a pub around there because that is all there is for you to do there. With your level of education, which I am sure is Pre- K(with all the name calling) you won’t win this battle with me. You are ignorant low life , that needs their head checked because you are mentally disabled in your view of society. You suck as an individual and should really find out the root of your anger and stop taking it out on me because your parents didn’t give your adequate attention. I won’t give it to you. The reason I can comment everyday because I have internet on my phone and when you comment to anything I say it comes to my phone. ( Do you get it now DUMMMY) Eaten up and spit out, that quick.

      • Dan

        figured your just another know it all black who wants the world to feel bad and give you some more..I got news for you , you will get no sympathy here. The Wrights are a drug dealing family…I know for a fact the other 2 brothers were arrested in the last yr one in a buy bust and another with more than 100 grams of crack…what now???

      • ignoranceiscontagious

        You think I don’t know what you know. I am not asking you to have sympathy for anyone, but what if his mother was to read this stuff. Did you also look up that his sister is a graduate from Carlow University? I know people from all walks of life, I am not a person who chooses to judge others. They were always nice to me and regardless of how any of you feel about me or any other people, you will have to deal with it not me. Did the paper also tell you the brother who was caught with 100 grams of crack(Terrell Wright) also kept a stable job for 7 years? Terrell Wright, he is the oldest of the two brothers, did it also tell you he was very active in his kids life. Also his brother was arrested in 2008 not last year and will be released this year. You are speaking on someone you know nothing about. Did it say Terrell had any violent crimes? No, that was his first time being arrested. If this is all your life consist of find a hobby, I am going to see the battle of the bands at the Georgia Dome, to see all black colleges perform. How are these colleges still up and running with all those black people being lazy and on welfare? I guess we are all not like the black people in Pittsburgh, which was my argument in the first place. Please just give this up, you won’t change my mind about what I have to say. Let the situation go, it is petty and childish, and, how will this benefit you?

      • Cathy Moore

        Whos ignorant now???? Defending drug dealers, that just figures the way you talked!

      • ignoranceiscontagious

        Cathy, the best lesson my father taught me was to never defend a man because if he is a man he can do it himself. I can’t defend a deceased man anyway because he won’t see these words. I am defending my race because of people like yourself would like to put us all in the same category. I know, no one on this page is happy. You don’t have room for negativity in your life when there positive. Instead of prejudging me and take the time to get to know me you would know I am far from ignorant. I took the time to get my Bachelors degree, I have a great heart, I do a lot of volunteer work( I paid for my ticket to Haiti and worked for free). There are bigger problems going on in the world that you could be helping to solve in your spare time but instead you choose to be negative. Hopefully you will find happiness soon, so you can have the same positive attitude as me. I still wish nothing but the best for all of you an hope that you see that this is not positive nor productive for your lives so just move on.

      • lauren d cosgrove

        Rough its? It’s roth ira monkey child. I can post my name on here why can’t you?

    • ignoranceiscontagious

      I am trying to study, please go find something productive to do with your time. This is not educational or beneficial to you!!!!!!!!!You joined in on ignorance, so, I already know where you stand. You no longer have to prove a point. Let it go, if you were so educated you would not speak on something that you know nothing about. You are wasting your time. How much money will you gain from this? How much will anyone gain from this; besides ignorance. I won’t ever put a race in one category because every individual is different(that is why people are individuals). I work and attend school with people from different backgrounds and have related to all of them. Being out in the world, I have had the chance to experience great people from all walks of life. I have Black, White, Asian, Mexican, and etc. This is how I came to the conclusion that this epidemic comes from small cities/towns, which creates closed minds. I wish all of you the best in your life but this all is a waste of time and energy for me. I am ashamed that I stooped to any of your levels. To all of you GOD BLESS, have a nice life, I will!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Thomas J Duttine

    Why is this news???

    • ignoranceiscontagious

      Thank you TIP, that is the only educating comment that has come from this page. For white people to proclaim they are so educated, they say the dumbest stuff. Police are not educated and do not know the laws, they only know what can not be done. My federal tax dollars pay those crooks they call Pittsburgh police, and they are doing an awful job. The police could clean up the streets, but how would they make their extra money(taking the money from drug dealers). Crooks love crooks that is why they will continue to look at the police as Gods instead of the one above and respect that it says ” Only God can judge”.

    • Nakisha Abram

      I agree Javon. People are just IGNORANT!!!

    • Thomas J Duttine

      And you wonder why cops hate you?? And I don’t think they do, you think they do because they protect society from animals!

    • Tips

      IDIOTS PLEASE REMEMBER- Cops don’t PREVENT CRIME !!! They show up once one is commited . Get it right cop defenders- thank you

  • Not surprised

    Javon.. I will tell you why you hate the police. Because police presence causes a decline in drug dealing. Since yor community’s main source of income, next to welfare, is from drug dealing, you ought to hate the police… But go ahead and make excuses for why your community is full of violence. It is easier to blame the police for all of your problems then to deal with the fact that your culture is a death culture. The children of these communities grow up listening to hard core ganster rap. This “music” preaches crime, violence, murder and the art of dealing drugs. But go point the finger and blame others. God forbid you take any responsibility for your communities own behaviour..

    • ignoranceiscontagious

      So, what is heavy metal, since rap music is so horrid? I grew up in that neighborhood ,and yet I have never been on welfare, my family has always owned their property, and I am a college graduate currently pursuing my Masters to become a Nurse of Anesthetics. You should really do your research before you make any comments toward a certain culture. Your perception of people is grotesque, and should be reevaluated. I am a 3rd generation college graduate, both of my parents are college graduates and met in college at Mississippi Valley State. You probably grew up in Pittsburgh and never had the courage to leave because you mentally won’t be able to make it outside of that small city, but I did. I live in Atlanta, Georgia where blacks are the majority and own the majority of businesses in this city. They are in the city council and brought Hollywood here to Atlanta, which is why Atlanta is considered black Hollywood. Your ignorance has been displayed for the world to see and if only there was a face so I could point at you and laugh because you are stuck in a dead end city that just began to rebuild. Black people built Atlanta to what it is today and that is why we get the respect that is deserved. Maybe if you and your small mind left that small town and come to the big city you can look at black people in another light. It is sad that is your perception and your comment shows you believe wholeheartedly in what you said. We are not all gangs and on welfare. You should look up your statistics and see the majority on welfare.

      • mia

        Preach it! Everybody know Pittsburgh is a racist town. That’s why Pittsburgh aint on the map.

    • Dee

      People need to stop making generalizations. Who has the boats and planes to fly the drugs in. I have COPD, Arthritis, Hypertention, Diabetes, and a torn rotator cuff. My main source of income is employment daily.

    • Dorine

      Our music does not preach crime, it is a testamony to what we go through. If it had not been for the Europians making us build this country on our backs, with the sweat of our brow and then throwing us to the wolves, we wouldn’t be this way. You all stole us from our land, the land of kings, queens, and a function civilization. We do what we have to do to survive. Something you know nothing about. We have to work twice, sometime three times as hard. Everything is handed to you. So yes we deal drugs, rap, play ball, do what we do to get the money you all don’t want us to have. So enough with the racist BS, I bet you couldn’t survive a day in the hood.

      • Call_it_as_I_see_it

        Dorine, ever go to “your land”,…. you know, Africa.

        You might be suprised to know, Africans HATE african americans.

        Have any idea why?

        It’s because African Americans disgrace the race, because you are in a land where oppotunity to have a great life is only some hard work away, they hate you because you spit in the face of the free place abundant with opportunity daily.

      • Thomas J Duttine

        You sold your own.

      • Brad

        What? I threw you to the wolves? I mean you said that we stole ur land. I assume u mean white people. I never stole your land, I never enslaved you. But you will sit there and say stop the racist bs, when you are doing it yourself. And FYI, nothing has ever been handed to me I work 60 hours every week. Just to make sure I can enjoy ummm food, a home, clothing. You know the things that are handed to me.

    • mia

      Daniel are u a true greengo?????

  • Chelle

    All of these comments are crazy! Black, white, pink or green a life was lost and last time I checked blood is red no matter color of skin. These comments prove why the communities and world still suffer; ignorance is colorblind. Life is precious no matter the race! Get it together because we all belong to the HUMAN race. Also don’t speak on issues of which you are not educated enough to comment on; there are bad people in EVERY race!

  • Brad

    Who u callin you people ?

  • Brad

    Use punctuation!! Commas and periods work wonders.

  • Brad

    Wait a minute mr incoherent, you say whites are cowards, but earlier u said they were the ones fighting in the war. Hmmm then you said that blacks wont help us. To me, that’s cowardly. So what you are saying is whites are cowards but they are over giving their lives so you can type on this webpage, and blacks are brave, because if the fight would come over here, you wouldn’t help? Ok, I think
    I got it.

    • Silly Javon

      LoL javon take a look through the news articles on this sight and tell me what race is doing MOST OF the shooting, drug dealing, raping, stealing….? Hill District, Wilkinsburg Homewood North side East liberty LARIMER….lol are you kidding me?!

      • FixPGH

        Sorry Silly, naming neighborhoods doesn’t make facts fact. Neighborhoods aren’t “races.” If you said “Look through the articles and tally up the race of the people arrested for the shootings in the city” – that would be correct.

  • Brad

    Can anyone guess what color javon is?

    • Dee

      I work in the school system. I meet students of both races that think and speak like Javon. So you can’t tell

    • javon

      ask your mother brad!!

  • Brad

    Why don’t u tell us how u really feel about white people.

  • Not surprised

    Javon.. You should go to school. Because your grammer and sentence structure suck.. Don’t worry someone like me will pay your tuition. Just like I pay for your rent, heat, electric, food and medical care. You have it so good in this country any you know it. I bet you just found “Islam”. Finaly you found a religion that would except a piece of garbage like yourself. Enjoy your day on my dime. I would like to chat more but I have to go to work so you can exist.

    • ignoranceiscontagious

      This is a blog not school, so why does his grammar matter. Everything that all(obviously white) people commenting to Javon, has nothing to do with the article above. Are white people really this evil in Pittsburgh? No, just the miserable one’s that need to put someone down to lift themselves up. Not Surprised that you came on here to be negative and ruin someones day. Not surprised that you could not find something productive to do this Sunday morning. Not surprised that white people won’t let us be, if they chose that life. Why does it matter to you? It doesn’t because if it did you would be out there trying to do something about it. Not surprised that a small town created a bunch of small minds. How many people have a Bachelors degree on here? I am 1…. I probably make more money than all the white people who commented on this. That does not make me better than you or anyone else. My college degree does not make me better than anyone else. What does make me better than anyone else on here is, I don’t have a closed mind and know not all white people are like the ones on this page or all white people are not serial killers. I volunteer in less fortunate neighborhoods and talk to kids and explain to them why it is important to get an education and become a productive citizen. I don’t sit around and down them for their surroundings, but build them up and tell them anything is possible. Although, I work 60+ hours a week as a nurse, I still find time to build others up. I am a black woman and proud of it. f

    • Javon

      when your 3 cops got gunned down we laughed and danced in joy in Homewood

    • ignoranceiscontagious

      Javon has no respect for anyone; how respectful was your comment. I wonder how making negative comments towards another human being is respectful. Everyone mentions welfare, have you seen the statistics for welfare(you should see who the majority is)? You all are saying the same thing(drugs, gangs, welfare, and low-income housing). He does not have to die for someone else to receive welfare What is the education level on here? Answer: Kindergarten- because of the name calling(I thought only adults read the news)<Not in Pittsburgh!!!!!!!!! Where is your pain coming from? There is something making you angry because your intentions was to ruin someones day when you got on this page. Javon, it is honestly useless to argue with people set in their ways. To be mentally healthy, you should be mentally able to adapt to the world changing around you(you can read this in any psychology book). People in Pittsburgh have only adapted to the city around them and depict all black people as the one's seen in their local neighborhoods. Just like a closed mouth can't be feed food, a closed mind can't be feed knowledge. No matter how much you go back and forth with them the more ignorance will come out and the lower you will have to stoop. If people are on here with childish minds( with the name calling and impudence) imagine how low you are stooping getting on their level. Regardless of what they say, you know who you are, they do not know you and chose to make assumptions about you because of the color of your skin( we all know where assumptions lead…..Ignorance+prejudice=racism). Instead of trusting their own opinion about a person from a personal aspect, they choose to be gullible and believe everything they hear. With college education we find out how crucial personal research is and with all these comments I know no one has even tried. This whole thing is a waste of time and energy. Honestly it does not affect me because I actually feel sorry for them. For some reason they think I know you, I guess because I am black( just like we all look alike, we all know each other<this is a knee slapper). I was just commenting on ignorance, such a sad, sad, sad, small town.

      • ignoranceiscontagious

        Be fed correction!!!!!!!!!typing to fast.

  • wayne

    I assume he may be light skin, light brown,dark brown, brown with a red tint to it and the list goes on… but I bet brad is either pale white or Orange from a bad tan lol

    • wayne

      Uncle Thomas one the Obama did put a halt on the downward spiral this country was doing. I mean for some its no better but it Damn sure isn’t any worse . Leave it to bush and we all would have been gonners

  • I love this city

    What language is this?

    • Ryan

      The language of someone who is uneducated.

  • Not surprised

    I,m taking up a collection for Javon’s education on here.. Please help, Javon is in great need. He has no idea what a period or comma are.

    • javon

      your worthless! your filthy mother should have swallowed you.

    • ignoranceiscontagious

      Well, if we are checking grammar, you should have put an apostrophe in between the I and M at the beginning of your sentence. The correct ending to your sentence is, is ” He has no idea what a period or comma are”.Two singular subjects connected by or or nor require a singular verb, please don’t be surprised that this information came from a black woman. FYI my minor in college was English.

  • Javon is the problem

    Javon, you must be excited. It is almost the first of the month…

    • ignoranceiscontagious

      You must be white because you are racist.

      • sscop

        No such thing as a raciest black person….idiot

      • I love this city

        You’re right. Ignorance is contagious because you certainly have it.

      • ignoranceiscontagious

        Thank you for the compliment, however, your opinion matters to me just as much as you do( read between the lines). I made a comment to show the person how ignorant and irrelevant their comment is. Although, you did not see through it(because you lack common sense), you are yet another person of ignorance on this page. You did not add or subtract anything from the conversation and obviously have nothing to say. Have a nice night, here we go Steelers. Oh and thank the black coach for your third super bowl practically 3 seasons in a row…(How about those apples). You are right ignorance is contagious you came to the page and became as ignorant as the rest!!!!!!!

  • Proud to be white

    If all of us white dogs go back to Europe, then there will be no one left to work and pay taxes.That means the welfare system would be wiped-out. How would you get your free money, free car, free heat, free electricity, free housing, free food, free medical care, and have 13 kids to 13 different women, that you won’t stay around to father?

    • Dee

      What’s free? I pay 1800 in bills each month for these things that you clain are free.

    • Tony

      Then they just print the money dumb ass…. Your taxes dont go to welfare or any government programs… Your taxes go to the interest payments on all the money thst this country owes to all the debt holders like China… Do your research idiot…

  • Spit

    You’re an idiot. There must be a sub-GED program that can send you in the right direction.

  • Thomas J Duttine

    I almost peed myself with this one!

    • Ace Slick

      The more chanting and bone rattling and spear chucking that goes on here, the better the chance for rain tonight!!

  • Javon is the problem

    I thaught this violence in Homewwod stopped. I mean it has been over a week since the last murder there…. When is the next peace march?

  • Brad

    Javon is obviously no smart enough to come up with this stupidity on his own.. Which means, there is someone feeding him this nonsense. Scary that there is more than one of him out there huh?

    • javon

      brad i bet your a paint sniffing heroin attack….your whole family are nothing but junkies you filthy dog you!!

    • ignoranceiscontagious

      I am astounded that there are more people with stupidity that you have displayed on this page and in Pittsburgh. As I said before, small town=small mind. Your not as educated as you would like everyone believe and your cheerleaders are just as dumb for rooting for ignorance. GGGGOOOOOO DUMB ASS

  • Dee

    That’s funny I live in the city, my children have professional level employment, two have their children enrolled in private schools. My children and grandchildren listen to classical and jazz just as much as other music. They experience going to all of the cultural events that are appropriate for children. No excuse, I saved up and exposed my sons to this even while I was on welfare.

  • Get a JOB ya BUM

    Javon is probably the kind of person who sits in his subsidized housing all day, drinking a 40 ounce brew, smokin weed, playing PS3, interupted occasionally by the pesky calls on his dope phone. Damn, I gotta go out and sell some crack and/or heroin real quick. Later he will call and order some food which he will pay with from his social security check he receives from the government, even though he is only 20 years of age, because he was diagnosed as having a learning disorder (We call is lazy or stupid). Or maybe because he was shot and he claims to be physically disabled, even though he can leap from a vehicle while fleeing the police and run faster than Willie Parker. All while holding up his pants and keeping his Ruger 9mm from falling out of his baggie pants.
    You got skills son…….One day this will all end.

    • kkk

      we’re the only one buyingt it

    • javon

      your right !!! me and your mother does this on a regular you white piece of trash!!

    • ignoranceiscontagious

      Lol, you said the same thing to my post. That is all you can welfare, lazy, and drugs. Answer these questions since you like to comment on mine. Are there white people on welfare? Are there lazy white people? Do white people do drugs? Do white people not drink? So what point has your comment made. If you do not know these people personally, how do you know the child does not have a learning disorder. You would be surprised at how many white people come down there to buy those drugs. It may be one of your family members blowing up his dope phone for a hit. How do you think those young drug dealers can get luxury cars you can’t afford? It is not off a person that does not work everyday. Just because a professional does not allow the addiction to take over their lives does not mean they are not doing the drug. It is your people that come and buy the drugs from them, and keep the market open. If they depended on the crackheads in the neighborhood, they would be flat broke. Are you an angry customer of a drug dealer, because you have some ill feelings toward them. I would like to know how they affect your life. Tax dollars pay city workers, not only welfare and SSI. Your mind is so closed, you can’t see the broad aspect of things because you can only square in on one thing at a time because you mentally are only able to think inside of a box- Analogy- Pittsburgh is the box you can’t think outside of. Oh and if you want to use slang, black people in New York use “son”, sounds life more stereotypes to me(one black person does something we all do) The boxy way of thinking, I love it, it is as awesome as you are!!!!!!!

      • KaraJSteelers

        Ignoranceiscontagious is the only person on this blog that makes any sense and knows exactly what she is talking about. Come on people it is 2011, can we think outside the box for a minute. This is a shame and pathetic the way people can criticize each other solely based on race. Focus on yourself and I’m pretty sure that you have more things going on in your life than worrying about what Javon is doing and how he makes his living. I am a white woman from the outskirts of Pittsburgh and there are just as many white people that arent doing anything productive with their lives as black folks. Lets remember that this started because of a man losing his life but just because this happened in a predominately black part of the city automatically this person had to be a drug dealer or live off of welfare in subsidized housing….. Really? This is a horrible way of thinking. I bet some people dont understand that white people receive all the same free benefits that black people do. I dont want my bi-racial daughter to grow up around such a negetive way of thinking. It is just totally upsetting that we live in such a racist city.

  • Melissa

    Thank god you people are not the voice of Pittsburgh. This comments are filled with nothing but ignorance and hate. I am so proud to be able to say that I am not from this city. No matter how long I live here I will never get comfortable with the racism here. You have voiced your hatred and stereotypes and allowed everyone to see how small your minds are. Crimes are committed by all races and white men and women DO NOT make up the police force. I think about the police men who lost their lives a few years ago protecting the Stanton Heights area. I wonder if they would be proud of the people of Pittsburgh after reading this.

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    :) HA, HA!!!!


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  • Mayor Stupidstal

    This is a ISOLATED incident….

    • GrammarPolice

      It would be “an isolated.” Use “an” instead of “a” when it is coming before a word starting with a vowel. Please people, learn how to speak and type. It doesn’t give me much hope for society when grammar and spelling are THIS BAD. The Pittsburgh accent is bad enough, at least spell it right.

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