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Murder victim Shedley Frazier Jr. was known for positive attitude, mentoring Lodi youths

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Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 6:07 am, Wed Nov 30, 2011.

Central Avenue is quiet, save for a few mothers and toddlers bundled up in sweaters, walking hand-in-hand down the sidewalk that is lightly caked with yellow, brown and red leaves. A car or two passes by, the drivers looking ahead, seemingly unaware of what took place two weeks ago.

The scene was not much different for Lodi resident Shedley Frazier Jr., who was walking north on Central Avenue on the sunny, crisp afternoon of Nov. 16, when he was gunned down by a group of Hispanic males that had been following him.

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3 comments:

  • Malaaika Cheadle posted at 9:47 am on Thu, Dec 1, 2011.

    Malaaika Posts: 3

    Thank you Katie for this article. This really shows who my brother is, not a gang member. He was just a friendly, fun and loving brother/friend.

    Kim Parigoris you are right, the system didn't fail him, it wasfirst and foremost our parents!!

     
  • Kim Parigoris posted at 7:44 am on Thu, Dec 1, 2011.

    Kim Parigoris Posts: 470

    Someone needs to get tough with these gangs, and not with intervention counseling.. It is a well known fact that after a certain age, the success rate is very low on rehabilitation- a 14 year old that kills someone in cold blood is past that point and there needs to be tough consequences- spare the rod, and spoil the child and these thugs have no respect- no fear, and someone needs to put that in them. It is quite apparent that the soft touch hasn't worked. Good old fashioned discipline, starting at young ages remains the tried and true solution.

     
  • Kim Parigoris posted at 6:39 am on Thu, Dec 1, 2011.

    Kim Parigoris Posts: 470

    What a sad, tragic story. It isn't the system that failed this boy, it is the breakdown of the family and moral structure and the undermining of our value system. He never should have been in the "system". An absent father, and being shuffled around like a piece of furniture. Hopefully an absent father, mother, brother, sister will read this and become engaged in someones life- and maybe save it. Very sad.

     
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