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Two arrested in Durham mall shooting

Posted September 5, 2011
Updated September 6, 2011

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— Durham police have arrested two people accused of shooting into the Northgate Mall on Monday afternoon.

Niajel Quashawn Slade, 19, of East Main Street, and Aaron Ramsey Jr., 17, of Macon Street, were charged with shooting into an occupied property. Slade was also charged with carrying a concealed weapon. 

No one was injured in the shooting, which happened around 3:15 p.m.


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  • anne53ozzy Sep 6, 2011

    There is nothing monolithic about this event or any other related to gang culture or activity. You can make it so if it defines us for decades....Pls check yourself before you give these acts of violence, based largely on theft and the drug addictions that encourage them, to some larger cultural trend.

  • chattycat Sep 6, 2011

    Just my observation and immediate thought - Guns, violence, Durham...... had a pretty good idea what they were gonna look like. I know, I am gonna get flack, but it is the same old story and the same old characters.

  • storchheim Sep 6, 2011

    "....it's all about me, me, me." - me2you

    Correctly summed up.

    What a splendid idea it is to teach "self-esteem" in school! Happy with the result?

    "Self-esteem" is worthless anyway. I can say "I am special! I can do no wrong!" all day long, but unless someone agrees with me it's an empty sound.

    In contrast, self-respect does not put its fingers in its ears and go "la la la can't hear you", but instead knows the difference between right and wrong, and chooses right, because the person knows that they're not the only person on earth and that others, present and future, matter.

    Ah, but that would make you a sellout. No, blast them 12-letter words as dissed you.

  • anne53ozzy Sep 6, 2011

    These are not "boys", as one comment referred to them. Secondly, this repeated ref to "monolithic", what do you mean?

  • storchheim Sep 6, 2011

    "I get the inkling that you neither know who the 'leaders' are, nor do you listen when they denounce the behavior.

    And to label the issue as a 'black community' problem when clearly it's extending into 'other' communities is part of the problem. It's an American problem and our boys are killing each other. " - issymayake

    Except for the mayor of Philadelphia, which other black leaders are denouncing this culture?

    And no, it's not an "American" problem. It's a problem with black and latino males in the gangsta culture, and their violent behavior. You don't see Asians and whites murdering, robbing, and generally destroying everything they touch.

    If we're going to have this talk, please be honest or sit this one out.

  • me2you Sep 6, 2011

    Our whole society is going down hill if you ask me....it's all about me, me, me.

  • Rebelyell55 Sep 6, 2011

    It can't be defined properly. It's just a catchphrase used to elicit a certain response.
    GOLO member since March 12, 2008
    September 6, 2011 12:11 p.m.
    Yet you hear it all the time from black leaders, NAACP, etc. when they complaint about the rise in crime, or lack of support (entitlement) for their communities. So why do they use the term? You don't hear it referred to a minority community.

  • Rebelyell55 Sep 6, 2011

    I agree it come down to what some are saying about respect. If they don't respect themselve and feel the need to "earn it" through violence we'll always have these problems. The sad part is that there is a cultural thought process that does not focus on working for a better life.

  • issymayake Sep 6, 2011

    Obviously no community is monolithic. But denying that there is a serious problem going on in the black community is of great disservice. Prisons and a better economy won't solve the problems. My guess is, solutions come from the inside or they will remain band aids. A program here i and there is not enough. - eddybal

    I don't think anyone is denying that there are problems with crime. I disagree with what is the 'black community'. It can't be defined properly. It's just a catchphrase used to elicit a certain response.

  • fatchanceimwrong Sep 6, 2011

    As far as positive black influences in the entertainment world, it's great to see the sitcoms that are out today that project a family environment.