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  • NCHighlander Nov 29, 2012

    Bob3425 - We're facing a losing battle against the PC crowd. The only way this Nation can return to its founding tenets is for this country to collapse financially and from there the US can start again; you can't fix something until it's entirely broken down. twoods7

    Very glad to see that I'm not the only one completely convinced of that. Excellent post.

  • feistyredhead2001 Nov 29, 2012

    What a shame.... these people who are supposed to be picked up for what ever reason by the law have been allowed more time in the free world and take innocent lives in the process. ( I hope he gets the help he needs... ) REALLY !!!! How can you say that when he just took an innocent mans life for a few dollars! A man who once fought and served OUR country, served for YOUR freedom and ended up living in a van !!! This country, this system ... this state really needs an overhawl !

  • beachboater Nov 29, 2012

    Barber is teaching his "flock" that they are entitled to the good things in life without working for them. Everything is the fault of the majority, and the africana american community suffers at the hand of the majority. It's all about race. Never about humanity or the golden rule.

    Reverend Barber is a smart man, he has an earned PhD from Duke. He has found that he can make a good living being a talking head spewing hate and racism to the public. And it seems that WRAL will always give him a camera to speak to. There is more coverage of Barber on WRAL than in the Goldsboro news paper.

    Why should he change? He's got an successful enterprise. He is attacking the problem from the top down with always blame the other guy. He needs to be working from the bottom up with teaching some values to the "flock" that he supposedly represents.

  • 42ITUS Nov 29, 2012

    The court had an order for arrest on him last month for other felony indictments. He should have already been off the streets.

    So sad to lose a veteran like this. I hope someone will help him get honorary citizenship.

  • Trekker Nov 29, 2012

    "I hope he gets the help he needs." nitabitasmith

    Me too. The help he needs is called the death penalty.

  • Das G Nov 29, 2012

    "This is a tragedy because a man is gone and another man will no longer have a life or a chance to better his life. Our young people are in serious trouble. I hope he gets the help he needs."

    No, this is only a tragedy "because man is gone." It is not a tragedy that some young kid will no longer have a life. He made the decision to end someone's life over what is probably a small amount of money.

  • Glock07 Nov 29, 2012

    These kinds of things are proof that the focus of the NAACP remins in the WRONG places.

  • lisaclark2 Nov 29, 2012

    "Common" Our young people can only be in trouble when the gov. is providing housing for young adults who have children. We have children with children. Poor people today are no longer the hard working people, but people who do nothing with their lives but take from others because someone owes them a free life.

  • Common_Sensey Nov 29, 2012

    Rabbitdog,

    Sorry to disagree with you, but prison isn't that bad. My cousin is an officer at Alexander prison in the mountains, and inmates get better food, medical care, and exercise than many people leading normal lives. It's just sad.

    Also, the ones in prison for drug offenses just make more gang/drug connections inside so when they get released, they go right back to what they were doing. That's why I believe we need to include more serious crimes for the death penalty (child molestation, forcible rape, attempted murder, etc).

  • tom73b Nov 29, 2012

    He is beyond help, to kill someone in cold blood. all bets are off. I hope the next fifty years are a nightmare for him. every morning when he wakes up and he realizes this is as good as it gets for him.

  • bluecanary Nov 29, 2012

    I'm glad they caught him and I hope he goes to jail for life. He does not need "help", he needs the chair. Fayetteville is full of "young people" like him who CHOOSE to live like criminals and hurt other people to take what they have. They glorify a lifestyle of violence and make this town a scary place to live. This "young person" killed a good man for, what? A few dollars to buy a rock? What a waste of oxygen.

  • twoods7 Nov 29, 2012

    Bob3425 - We're facing a losing battle against the PC crowd. The only way this Nation can return to its founding tenets is for this country to collapse financially and from there the US can start again; you can't fix something until it's entirely broken down.

  • Wake1 Nov 29, 2012

    You said it Bob!!!

  • Eightball Nov 29, 2012

    Our society is de-volving, and the pace is accelerating.

  • llf Nov 29, 2012

    Why would the "Great Reverend" be needed on this case. Is there anything unjust here. This young person shot and killed a man. He is in jail awaiting trial. He is where he should be and the court system will deal with him. Hopefully they will sentence him in a manner that is just although once you take a life what it just? The Rev. Shapton is not out there to fight everytime a minority is arrested for a crime they did commit. He is there to fight for the unjust treatment of people. Why would he try to free a person that has commited a crime. That is not what he stands for.

  • NE Raleigh Nov 29, 2012

    "Our young people are in serious trouble. I hope he gets the help he needs."

    Yeah, I hope he gets the help he needs too, it's called the death penalty.

  • Common_Sensey Nov 29, 2012

    I don't understand how Rev Barber and the rest of the NAACP continues to defend people like this. If this guy gets the death penalty eventually, they'll be trying to get it thrown out because of a "biased" jury. Just pathetic....

  • Disabled Veteran Nov 29, 2012

    Military Justice = firing squad.
    Tarheel born

    I would ask to be one of the shooters on the firing squad. And then I would ask to be the one with the live round. This creep deserves NO mercy!

  • dsalter Nov 29, 2012

    And some wonder why people are getting concealed handgun permits?

  • stratomaster Nov 29, 2012

    "This is a tragedy because a man is gone and another man will no longer have a life or a chance to better his life. Our young people are in serious trouble. I hope he gets the help he needs."

    He doesn't need help. He needs to be executed. Swiftly.

  • NCHighlander Nov 29, 2012

    "This is a tragedy because a man is gone and another man will no longer have a life or a chance to better his life. Our young people are in serious trouble. I hope he gets the help he needs."

    Thank God it isn't help this animal is headed for. For the rest of his breathing life he will be caged like the animal he is and with victimizing demons with no human compassion that are like him. He'll dress like all the others and have none of the basic freedoms that he took for granted. An excellent end to those demons at war with humanity.

  • Lamborghini Mercy Nov 29, 2012

    This is just absolute nonsense. Parents have to do a better job at raising their kids. At age 18, no one should be doing things that only results to being shot and/or going to jail. Here we have a misguided teen who failed to understand the value of our brave soldiers that fight to give us peace and the opportunity to pursue our own happiness. If you had a hard life growing up, why not attempt to make a better lifestyle for yourself and future family instead of destroying someone's life.

  • GOwen Nov 29, 2012

    Well, I can tell you that the public has made Mr. Duke's day. He is now going to be well fed, have the ability to hang out and workout with his gang buddies, watch TV, and screw off the rest of his life in luxury..er prison. With death-row off the table there is absolutely nothing to stop these kids from doing heinous crimes. Prison is like a scar, it's something they brag about.

  • monami Nov 29, 2012

    "Our young people are in serious trouble."

    I couldn't agree more. I don't know if it's everywhere or more a problem in this area, but this violence is at epidemic level. It's happening every single day. I'm fearful for the future with this rampant trend of violence.

  • nitabitasmith Nov 29, 2012

    This is a tragedy because a man is gone and another man will no longer have a life or a chance to better his life. Our young people are in serious trouble. I hope he gets the help he needs.

  • weasel2 Nov 29, 2012

    I agree with "Tarheel Born"

  • icegirlncsu Nov 29, 2012

    Where's the great Reverend on this one? If certain things were reversed he'd be all over this like a cat on a catnip scratching post!

  • Bob3425 Nov 29, 2012

    Killed a 67 year old man and for what? He should be excuted and not twenty years from now. Ask me why I carried a gun, because punks like this are out there.

  • NotUrTypicalAmerican Nov 29, 2012

    "Joppich, who was known to frequent the area of Bragg Boulevard to feed feral cats, lived out of a van for years after growing up in Germany and serving in the Army for 16 years."

    That's a dang shame, man. A vet living out of a van. More a crying shame he lost his life to some 18-year old punk.

  • Tarheel born Nov 29, 2012

    Military Justice = firing squad.

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