2 year old shot in Rochester


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Taurus 66
June 29, 2005, 01:31 AM
http://www.rochesterdandc.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050628/NEWS01/506290303/1002/NEWS

This city is completely out of control! There are at least 2 shootings every day. Most of the shootings end in a death. Now stabbings are on the increase. The mayor won't do anything about the crime rate. I will never go into this city to visit my brother without some serious protection.

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AK-74me
June 29, 2005, 01:51 AM
Not that I condone the shooting but having your 2 yr child out at 11:25 pm, gimme a break

"Hey Tedavious go entertain yourself over there in that pool while mom has a couple hits off the crack pipe."

I feel bad for teh kid but for the mother to act like she had the kids out in the street casue it was too hot in the bed is just ridiculous.

heypete
June 29, 2005, 03:03 AM
Hmm. I'm going to be going to school out there in the fall of '06.

Any word on how difficult it is to acquire a carry permit there?

MikeIsaj
June 29, 2005, 06:06 AM
I agree with AK to a point. I'm not going to speculate about what mom was doing, it doesn't matter. At 11:30pm 2year olds belong in bed, not in a wading pool. I cannot take any action on a phantom shooter but I can question the parents who do not act responsibly. It is called contributory negligence.

scubie02
June 29, 2005, 08:27 AM
Hmm. I'm going to be going to school out there in the fall of '06.

Any word on how difficult it is to acquire a carry permit there?

I would guess words like "slim" and "none" would probably describe the chances

dfaugh
June 29, 2005, 10:23 AM
right in the worst part(then anyway) of Rochester.... In the summer time, when we left the doors open, wasn't uncommon to hear gunshots 2-3 times a day. Kept a loaded shotgun in the corner, but never had a problem(just lucky I guess...Or maybe stupid). Bought shop, because it went dirt cheap, was all I could afford... Felt sorry for some of my "neighbors" as there were alot of good, honest people living in the area.

At the time, I was never afraid to go pretty much anywhere, in the city, anytime...Not true any more, especially at night. Downtown "evacuates" by 6 pm every day, most stores have moved out. Pretty much been taken over by the scumbags.

JohnBT
June 29, 2005, 12:07 PM
I hope they get it under control before it gets as bad as it is here. John

Metropolitan area murder rate ranking for 2001:

107th - Rochester @ 4.6

15th - Richmond @ 10.9

scottgun
June 29, 2005, 01:36 PM
I used to live in Rochester, and sure glad to have moved out.

There is a literal DMZ, where its almost total lawlessness. Shootings every night, almost always drug related. Its just a small portion of the city, but then again Rochester isn't a big city. Every time they try to crack down on crime, some group protests because of racial discrimination.

I walked up on a mugging in Rochester, they *attempted* to mug me too. The punks went running away, I wasn't even carrying at that time.

Now I live in a safer place and am able to carry.

It's unfortunate for this 2 year old, but this is part of a lot bigger problem.

Standing Wolf
June 29, 2005, 05:22 PM
You mean Mrs. Snopes Clinton hasn't solved the problem yet?

jobu07
June 29, 2005, 06:59 PM
At least Mayor Johnson will be gone soon. With any luck one of the candidates running will be able to clean the sesspool up a little bit... But I doubt it. :(

Taurus 66
July 1, 2005, 12:02 AM
Man, 21, arrested in shooting of 2-year-old


Jeffrey Blackwell
Staff writer


(June 30, 2005) City police arrested a Rochester man in connection with the shooting of a two-year-old boy Monday.

James Rivera, 21, of 25 Ravine Ave., was arrested last night by police investigators and charged with first-degree reckless endangerment and two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

He is being held at the Monroe County Jail and is expected to be arraigned in Rochester City Court today.

DeTaevious Wynn, who will turn 3 in October, was shot in the leg at 11:25 p.m. Monday while playing outside his family's house on Kappel Place, police said. There was a large group of adults nearby and many thought they had heard a firecracker.

DeTaevious was taken to Rochester General Hospital with a non-life-threatening injury. His condition was not available.

Police spokesman Investigator Joseph Dominick said Rivera had admitted that he had been at the house Monday and had told investigators that he had been in possession of a handgun. Rivera said that while he was wiping the gun down, it accidentally discharged and struck DeTaevious, Dominick said.

JBLACKWELL@DemocratandChronicle.com

http://www.rochesterdandc.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050630/NEWS01/507010349

peacefuljeffrey
July 1, 2005, 01:27 AM
Holy crap! That's where my girlfriend is from (we now live in Florida, though) and we are planning a trip up to see her mother in July! I had no idea it's a s#ithole! (Well, her mom lives in a small town outside of Rochester, though.)

This girlfriend is the subject of my thread "My new girlfriend HATES guns!" but she has softened to the point that she says she would let me take her to the range but she swore that she will not touch anything! (As in, refusal.) I figure, "It's a start." Maybe some time she'll be willing or curious to try firing a handgun. (She does not yet know, or at least has not let on that she knows, that I carry regularly. She was kind of aghast when she finally noticed, after weeks and weeks of dating, that she was "driving around in a car with an NRA sticker on it!)

So I still have to contemplate whether I'm gonna pack bandit-style on our trip (we're driving). I'd have to certainly conceal that fact from her. Many of the states we'd pass through have FL reciprocity, but certainly not Spew York. :fire:

-Jeffrey

peacefuljeffrey
July 1, 2005, 02:00 AM
DeTaivious?

Come on, folks. Really. Where do they get these names? :rolleyes:
And more and more of them sound like adjectives.

I'm waiting to hear of a kid named Pernicious, Insidious, or Cretaceous.

-Jeffrey

scottgun
July 1, 2005, 02:37 AM
Holy crap! That's where my girlfriend is from (we now live in Florida, though) and we are planning a trip up to see her mother in July! I had no idea it's a s#ithole! (Well, her mom lives in a small town outside of Rochester, though.)

The 'bad' part of Rochester is a small area, you'll know it when (if) you see it. Most likely you won't even be near the bad areas. But the rest of the Greater Rochester area is actually a very nice place. Even most parts of the city are pretty nice. If you're going to a small town outside of the city, its not the war zone descibed above.

One thing, I would not bring a handgun to NY, unless it is registered in NY. Yes, it is illegal to even possess a pistol in NYS unless it is registered.

peacefuljeffrey
July 1, 2005, 02:45 AM
Scott,

Yeah, I know. I'm from there. I had a NYS pistol license issued by the hyper-restrictive Suffolk County PD. :barf:

Would you believe those bastards sent me mail once I had moved to Florida, saying that they knew I had moved out of state and were demanding that I inform them of the "disposition" of the firearms I took with me when I left?! :fire:

My silence should have been taken by them to mean, "Go f@c# yourselves, fascists." :cuss:

-Jeffrey

Silent-Snail
July 1, 2005, 03:15 AM
Holy crap I've got family in that town. It didnt seem too bad when I last visited back in '97.

scottgun
July 1, 2005, 03:22 AM
Jeffrey, glad to hear you had a NYS permit. I got into handguns after I moved out of NYS. The laws are just too restrictive. Technically it's illegal to shoot someone elses pistol at the range without a permit, although sometimes civil disobedience is necessary :cool: . It doesn't surprise me that they would track your pistol's every move.

Enjoy your trip, I miss the the lakes but not the humidity.

Mr. Loud Guns
July 1, 2005, 04:02 AM
Don't miss the lakes! I don't know how long you have been away but do to the idiot Giambra all the beaches along the water front are closing, the sales tax is 8.25%, dead fish are everywhere because the lakes are so filthy AND any gun that is smaller than a yard stick is considered evil. I have a carbine with a 11 and a half inch barrel and it requires special registy. Also if you think Rodchester is bad just go over to Buffalo. We have family friends in the city and when ever we go there we lock are doors and my little pump action goes for a trip.

PS: Did you know they are trying to ban 50 calibers and 10 gauges. Would that mean I would have to give up my 50 cal, I will die before I do! :cuss:

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