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HeeBGBz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 08:58 AM
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Broncos' Darrent Williams gunned down in limo
Edited on Mon Jan-01-07 09:18 AM by HeeBGBz
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Broncos right cornerback Darrent Williams was shot and killed this morning after leaving a nightclub near 11th and Grant in a limousine. The team confirmed the death of Williams.

A female passenger also was shot, according to a source familiar with Williams. Williams was 24.

"I learned from the Denver Police Deprtment that this incident has occured," Williams' agent, Jeff Griffin said early Monday morning. "No other details have been released. I sincerely offer my condolences and feelings to his family."

Williams was the Broncos' starting right cornerback and played his final game for the team in a 26-23 overtime loss to the San Francisco 49ers that eliminated Denver from the playoffs on New Year's Eve.



Sorry, forgot the link...

http://www.denverpost.com/sports/ci_4931937
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UpInArms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 09:00 AM
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1. link?
n/t
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 09:03 AM
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2. link
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pretzel4gore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 09:08 AM
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3. oh great! now we need cops on every street corner
nt
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Warren Stupidity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:20 AM
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6. That's silly.
When was the last time you saw a cop walking a beat?


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pretzel4gore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 11:11 AM
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8. police statism....
all i was saying is the pigmedia gonna use this wonderful bite of news to win win win win win etcetera some more - 1/2 the national budget spent on police prisons judiciary military? NOT ENUFF! and the dems will accede, not wanting to look soft on crime..... (btw, we've seen this all before, going back to caveman days)
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Warren Stupidity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 11:18 AM
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9. Oh sure that's true.
FEAR is their favorite tool. Too bad we don't have cops walking a beat. The world would be a better place.
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pretzel4gore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 11:39 AM
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10. community activist have to agitate to get cops
walking or cycling beats, literally to protest! For awhile, a few years back, they had police operating neighborhood posts, little trailer like places where citizens could drop in and beat cops hung out etc, but quietly, as 'conservativism' pressed for increased budgets etc, those little police posts disappeared (i haven't seen one for 2 years now)...actually, it's a fact that the piggy wants police as remote from the people as possible. and the killing of the football player will givem ammo to press for more of it...
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 03:30 PM
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35. That's what I love, panicky New Year's hysteria.
What a useless plate of pasture pastry you're selling.
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BlueManDude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 09:57 AM
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4. Very sad - it's very hard for me to understand the "gansta" culture
Successful, talented young men pretending to be Scarfare or like they're in some video game.
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Selah Donating Member (103 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:04 AM
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5. Cowardly act - ps. dig the blue man group
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phusion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 09:08 PM
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40. Why do you assume that this was somehow
related to "gangsta" culture? Because he was black?

Would you say the same thing if it was a white player that was killed in a drive-by shooting in Denver?

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girl gone mad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 11:08 PM
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41. I think the fact that..
it was a drive by shooting indicates it was probably gang related. What does race have to do with it?
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:56 AM
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7. This is so sad
Here in KC we rejoiced when Denver lost yesterday because that gave the Chiefs a playoff spot. Now we are sending our sympathy to the Denver fans.
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cathandler Donating Member (80 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 11:46 AM
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11. Darrent Williams was liked by his teammates.
Not only did he play hard and well, but his smile could light an Xcel Energy grid. It is a shame when any young person dies so needlessly.
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Toots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 11:50 AM
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12. Just think if we had more guns this could never have happened
Why won't people wake up and realize we need every person to carry a gun so we can be safe...:crazy:
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 11:53 AM
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13. Take a look at the kind of vehicle he was in: Hummer Limo
Edited on Mon Jan-01-07 11:54 AM by undeterred
It has everything except armor. http://www.a1limobus.com/h2.htm



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MindPilot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 12:13 PM
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15. Evidently it's not just the Hummers in Iraq that need armor...n/t
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MindPilot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 12:10 PM
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14. I wonder if it was a disgruntled fan angry at the loss
or a random shooting by some drugged out idiot? Or something more sinister?

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tblue37 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 01:10 PM
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16. I am thinking mob-connected gamblers. (eom)
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ecstatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 06:06 PM
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46. With the increasing popularity of fantasy football gambling
I wouldn't be surprised at all.
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Pavulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 01:15 PM
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17. Darrent Williams (Denver Broncos) killed In Drive by Shooting

DENVER (AP) -- Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting early Monday, his limousine sprayed with bullets in downtown Denver.

Team spokesman Jim Saccomano said police called him about 3 a.m. from the scene and told him three people had been shot, and the 24-year-old Williams had been killed. His death came hours after the Denver Broncos were eliminated from the playoff race.

A little after 2 a.m., a white Hummer limousine was fired on from a vehicle that pulled up along its side, police spokesman Sonny Jackson said. As many as a dozen bullet holes were visible on the driver's side of the vehicle. One window was blown out and four others had bullet holes.

Three people in the limo were hit and taken to hospitals, where one man was pronounced dead, Jackson said. The other man and woman who were shot were not identified.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/football/nfl/01/01/bc.fbn.broncos.williams.ap/index.html?cnn=yes
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lostnotforgotten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 01:15 PM
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18. Gangland Killings In Denver - What Will The Fundies Think
eom
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rockymountaindem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 01:15 PM
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19. Denver ain't fundie town n.t.
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lostnotforgotten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 01:15 PM
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23. Thought That Whole Part Of Colorado Was Fundie Infested
eom
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rockymountaindem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 01:15 PM
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24. No
Denver is in the clear. Once you get out of El Paso County, and southern Douglas County, you're mostly out of fundie country. Boulder is one of the most liberal cities in the US.
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 01:16 PM
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27. Just Colorado Springs..
Denver is quite Liberal.
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 01:56 AM
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44. That whole part of Colorado is NOT fundy infested
:banghead:
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tblue37 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 01:15 PM
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20. Angry mob-connected gamblers? (eom)
Edited on Mon Jan-01-07 12:46 PM by tblue37
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LeahD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 01:15 PM
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21. A little random, New Year's Eve, shoot at the limo kind of fun? n/t
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donco6 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 01:15 PM
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22. I saw that this morning in the paper.
It sounded like there might have been some altercation in a nightclub. It happened near LoDo where there are numerous clubs.
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TayTay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 01:16 PM
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25. How awful. My condolences to his family
and to all who loved him. What a senseless and horrible death. May he rest in peace.

24 years old. Dear Lord, what a tragedy.

No man is an island, entire of itself
every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main
if a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were,
as well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were
any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind
and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls
it tolls for thee.


-- John Donne
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Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 01:16 PM
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29. William leaves behind 2 kids
in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.

That's what is sickening to me. I hope the murderer is caught, arrested, delivered appropriate justice. I'm not even sure if I want to see the DP implemented for the murderer, but I'd rather have the murderer sit in prison in a rathole and think about what he did.
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 01:16 PM
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26. 9news says there were 16 in the limo....
Edited on Mon Jan-01-07 01:04 PM by hlthe2b
and are assuming this was random? :shrug:

Frightening as it occurred at 11th and Speer--way too close for comfort..

He sounds like a good guy with two kids back in Oklahoma, I think. Very sad...
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paulk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 02:04 PM
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30. too close for comfort, for sure
this was right downtown

hard to think that something like this could happen in Denver...


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mountainvue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 02:12 PM
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31. It is shocking. He was attacked literally
three blocks from the best trauma hospital in the state. It sounds like the poor guy never stood a chance. I hope they find out who did this. This sort of thing really doesn't go on here.
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Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 01:16 PM
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28. Wife woke me up this morning to deliver the news
I'm stunned. REALLY stunned. This is an senseless death. I live here in Denver, and shooting happened less than about 5 miles from my house. He and Champ Bailey were the top tandem cornerbacks for the Denver Broncos. I don't know how they are going to replace him, but it's a sad day today for me.

I guess it hits close that football players are seen as tough, but all are mortal.

Hawkeye-X
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ckramer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 02:46 PM
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32. Police: Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams dies in drive-by shooting
DENVER Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting early Monday, his limousine sprayed with bullets in downtown Denver.

Team spokesman Jim Saccomano said police called him about 3 a.m. from the scene and told him three people had been shot, and the 24-year-old Williams had been killed. His death came hours after the Denver Broncos were eliminated from the playoff race.

A little after 2 a.m., a white Hummer limousine was fired on from a vehicle that pulled up along its side, police spokesman Sonny Jackson said. As many as a dozen bullet holes were visible on the driver's side of the vehicle. One window was blown out and four others had bullet holes.

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/broncos/2007-01-01-broncos-williams_x.htm





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XOKCowboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 02:46 PM
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33. This is sooo unlike Denver...
What a tragedy but one wonders if it was random. What a way to start the New Year.
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 02:46 PM
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34. Makes me wonder
if it was some disgruntled fan who was pissed that Denver lost. :shrug:

Very sad for the family and for the fans. What a waste.

Mz Pip
:dem:
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Democrats_win Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 03:54 PM
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36. In April, Denver Nugget player shot while driving home from nightclub.
These two incidents led sports radio hosts today, on the station where Darrent Williams had a sports show, to ask about the gangsta phenomena. The station was a little slow since the regular morning talk shows were replaced by syndicated sports shows due to the holiday. Many callers expressed their sadness and good wishes to his family.

The Denver Nugget, Julius Hodge, has recovered from being shot in the leg. "Eyewitnesses saw someone flashing a gang sign at Hodge in the parking lot. The manager says Hodge was wearing a bandana over his head." http://julius-hodge-news.newslib.com/story/4059-2800990/


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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 12:21 AM
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42. 3 Years Ago Steeler LB Joey Porter was shot in buttocks
outside a Denver Sports Bar. Another person died in the shooting.

Sorry, but I do think in the young black culture there is too much of this gangsta crap.
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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 04:16 PM
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37. Way to go, Bush!
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MindPilot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 08:10 PM
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38. AS much as I'm convinced that Bush and his minions are America's worst nightmare
Edited on Mon Jan-01-07 08:11 PM by MindPilot
even I don't think we can pin this on the BFEE.
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Mike Daniels Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 08:59 AM
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45. You tell them....
Because we all know that no-one ever got shot and killed in a drive-by situation during Clinton's term (sarcasm).
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sweetheart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 08:15 PM
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39. what does this have to do with tupac?
Gangsta my hoof.... he's a footballer.
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 12:24 AM
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43. Many of the young black men in sports also get in to this culture
I'm sorry, but this crap and macho attitude with guns are costing too many young men in the black community their lives. It's only when the figure has a name in rap or sports does it get front page coverage. That is what it has to do with Tupac!
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brentspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 06:24 PM
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47. What is it about nightclubs and "gangsta" killings?
Going to urban nightclubs = putting your life in jeopardy.
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