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Graffiti Writers Killed At Venice Beach

Discussion in 'Third Rail' started by Brewster Baker, Aug 17, 2004.

  1. Brewster Baker

    Brewster Baker 12oz Loyalist

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    By Lisa Richardson and Andrew Blankstein, Times Staff Writers


    Two men were killed in a drive-by shooting Sunday afternoon in the heart of Venice Beach as thousands of beachgoers soaked in the sun and surf, police said.

    In a second weekend of summer violence, officers reported that at least six people were killed in less than 24 hours in Los Angeles. A week ago, 17 people died in shootings and assaults in Los Angeles County during an exceptionally violent weekend that marked the start of the area's traditional peak period for homicides. August is typically the worst month for killings in the county.


    The shooting sent shudders through the neighborhood of small bungalows, luxury homes, apartment buildings and businesses catering to beachgoers.

    Resident Mark Ryavek, former executive director of the Venice Boardwalk Assn., said he fears the shooting may signal a return to a more frightening era of gang violence.

    "In that context, this incident is alarming and exceptionally dangerous," he said. "It is a block off of the heart of Venice," where tens of thousands of people visit on peak weekends.

    The fatal attack occurred in the 1700 block of Pacific Avenue when two men driving a burgundy Mercedes-Benz pulled up alongside a blue Chevrolet Camaro. They reportedly shot at the car's three occupants, killing two and seriously injuring a third man, who went to a local hospital.

    Police found no weapons in the victims' car but they did find paint that may have been intended for tagging or graffiti, said police Sgt. Ron Crump.

    Police later stopped the Mercedes on La Tijera Boulevard near the San Diego Freeway and arrested two suspects, who were booked on suspicion of murder.

    Two hours later, a man was shot in a parking lot in the 11700 block of Culver Boulevard, Crump said. A suspect is still at large in that shooting, and police are investigating whether the two attacks are related, said Det. Don Cox.

    Three other victims were shot in South Los Angeles and in the San Fernando Valley, police said.
     
  2. AORAone

    AORAone Veteran Member

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    damn, that fucking sucks.

    edit: giving more thought to this. this really gets to me. its all fucked up shit. i mean, i dont know what the deal was or anything, beef, or just random rolling up and pop'n people for the hell of it. fuck if im ever visiting venice beach.
     
  3. dr.testical

    dr.testical Senior Member

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    violence is more american then apple pie and soul train
    baseball nickel plated 9's and cocaine
     
  4. THE CORONER

    THE CORONER Banned

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    no truer words were ever spoken^
     
  5. crave

    crave Veteran Member

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    i wonder why august is the worst month for killings.

    could it be the freakin' heat . . . .??? i guess so.
     
  6. dear sas

    dear sas Junior Member

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    it sucks when people die but nowhere does it say that they were writers.

    Police found no weapons in the victims' car but they did find paint that may have been
    intended for tagging or graffiti, said police Sgt. Ron Crump.

    rumors get started....
     
  7. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Aug 25, 2002 Messages: 14,783 Likes Received: 14
    damn Mexicans


    i hope the police have reason to believe the people were graffiti writers other than the spray paint, that's a stupid assumption.
     
  8. Crimsøn

    Crimsøn Senior Member

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    Yea, maybe the were off duty construction workers...or maybe the just got done painting a birdhouse...or a bicycle...or maybe they huff it.[/sarcasm]

    Why else would you have paint in your trunk?
     
  9. TheoHuxtab|e

    TheoHuxtab|e Banned

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    There's a strong possibility that I'm your father.
     
  10. StarzAbove

    StarzAbove Veteran Member

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  11. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

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    or maybe police officers shouldn't make such assumptions with only a common abject making the link, it's more bold when two of the accused were murdered.
     
  12. TheoHuxtab|e

    TheoHuxtab|e Banned

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    Venice Beach is a safe area. That was probably the first shooting there in several years.
     
  13. TheoHuxtab|e

    TheoHuxtab|e Banned

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    Personally I don't like gangbangers, and as malicious as it may seem for me to say it, I applaud when gangbangers kill each other. I figure it's one less potential ignorant scumbag waiting to kill or rob someone else. It's just unfortunate when the innocent people get caught in the crossfire.
     
  14. TheoHuxtab|e

    TheoHuxtab|e Banned

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    He may have meant that they could've been gangbangers but not writers. Gangbangers tag too but I wouldn't consider them writers.
     
  15. mr.yuck

    mr.yuck Veteran Member

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    I know some one that knows a guy that says it was those silly ass Icey hot ballaz tryna get some stripes so they can push a few more units.
     
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