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Road rage triggers assault in Boardman, police report



Published: Sat, July 2, 2011 @ 12:03 a.m.

Staff report

BOARDMAN

A Youngstown man and woman will be in Mahoning County Area Court in Boardman on Tuesday facing charges of felonious assault and child endangering.

Two off-duty township police officers, Detective Jerry Kamensky and Detective Sgt. Glen Riddle, arrested Rasheedah N. Butler, 32, of Judson Avenue, and Derek V. Tensley, 34, of Arlington Street, after witnessing the two beat a woman at the Shell gas station on the corner of Market Street and Indianola Road about 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

The officers said Tensley was holding a woman in a headlock and slamming her head against the trunk of a car repeatedly while Butler also fought with the woman.

The assault was based on road rage, as Butler said she would “teach the woman a lesson about using her turn signal,” according to reports.

The victim told officers she made an abrupt, sharp turn into the Shell station and saw Butler behind her honking the horn and yelling at her.

Riddle said when he arrived, a witness already was calling for police, and on-duty officers soon came to the scene.

The victim was taken to a hospital and her young daughter, who was in the car, was released to a family friend, he added.

Butler and Tensley, who had two children in their car, were taken to Mahoning County jail on $14,500 bond each, reports state.

Their children were released to the custody of a family member, Riddle said.

The two off-duty officers had been stopping by local businesses to put up “United Against Crime” signs in support of the Aug. 2 police levy.

“Here we are campaigning for more police, and we had a brawl right in front of us,” Riddle said.


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1jrolley325(800 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

rasheedah.....i'm guessing she's not irish or german

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2endthismess(307 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

Send these two swine balls to jail for 6 months and then take their licenses away for 12 months to "Teach them a lesson". Just an example of a pure, mean, hateful upbringing moving into the next generation.

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3Lifes2Short(3877 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

Thank God these 2 animals didn't have a gun. Such pitiful creatures.

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4Freeatlast(1991 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

Just another day in the B Hood

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5Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

Lifes2Short :
"Thank God these 2 animals didn't have a gun. Such pitiful creatures. "

It just wasn't found . . ..

http://courts.mahoningcountyoh.gov/pa...

Life in the hood has its standards and we have ours . They were arrested under our standards . When they do get out I predict that their victim will get the balance of her punishment .

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6hmm(183 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

Hey mfc. That's in boardman if you read the article. Off duty boardman officers. Putting up signs

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7hmm(183 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

Ok I stand corrected. Boardman. Is a suburb of YOUNGSTOWN

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8Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

Derek V. Tensley lives on the outskirts of the YSU Campus .

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9piak(508 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

Oh no! These two were only "public spirited" citizens, doing their bit to improve the driving techniques in the Ytown area.

After all, didn't the victim make a sharp turn without a signal? With children in the car, this "public spirited" couple were caught unawares by this sudden turn and were probably frightened for the safety of their kids.

Couldn't this be seen as an "admonishion" , rather than as vulgar street violence?

Citizens should "step up" and do their duty. Right?

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10Earplug(1 comment)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

Maybe these two got a little carried away, but people need to start exerting a little effort to click that little thing on the side of your steering column so we other drivers know WHAT THE HECK YOU ARE DOING!

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11Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

The violent nature of the culture affects many in the hood . Far too many times they emulate what they see .

http://www4.vindy.com/content/local_r...

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12tonne(199 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

My sympathy to the driver and my gratitude to the Boardman police for arresting the assailants. However, I would like to point out that road rage happens everyday all over this country. It is symptomatic of the lack of civility that permeates today's society and it is not confined to a single population demographic. People from the hood are no more or less susceptible to it than are people from the suburbs. It is prejudicial and biased to think otherwise and, I dare say, somewhat dishonest. As someone who is on the road almost everyday, I admit that there have been numerous times I've had to suppress a strong desire to vent my frustration on drivers who do really stupid things behind the wheel. That I don't is a testament to the way I was raised not to where I live.

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13Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

"People from the hood are no more or less susceptible to it than are people from the suburbs. It is prejudicial and biased to think otherwise and, I dare say, somewhat dishonest. "

In the hoods all over Youngstown storms are brewing and waiting for that triggering moment to unleash the storm . There is nothing prejudicial or biased in this statement . It is a fact . Statistics from the hood will bear this out .

Rasheedah Butler has witnessed violence in her past and today has her demeanor tainted . Derek Tensley is no stranger to the hood and he doesn't back down . Both are nice people until provoked .

http://www4.vindy.com/content/local_r...

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14Bigben(1996 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

"The urbanized areas of Youngstown are increasingly destoyed, especially in Mahoning County. Austintown east of 11, Boardman north of 224, Liberty south of 80, Youngstown west of 616, Girard south of 304, most of Campbell and a good part of Struthers. It's one big blighted and decayed urban hood. Demographics and income levels are the prime reasons why.
Only the "corners" and 2nd distant townships are still good:
Canfield, Poland, Hubbard, Weathersfield, Vienna, Brookfield, Jackson, Beaver, and all points further away except towards Warren."

- - -Your correct for the most part but I would like to point out that the burbs in Canfield and Poland are broke too.Beaver with the the school palace built out there is feeling the pinch also.So quite frankly the whole area is not what it used to be. Canfield 25 years ago was really something.Poland has had all kinds of drug troubles.

If you move out to the more rural areas you might get meth labs next door(ie New Middletown) with lots of unsavory characters . So the whole area has changed.

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15Millie(192 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

Just looked at the link above and cannot help thinking this will never end. Did Derick know the woman he got ticked off at the Shell station in Boardman. We need to ask Judge Durkin why he gave him an early release from prison; then in trouble again and another release by the judge in March 2011.
 

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16tensleypapabear(4 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

My name is Derek Tensley I AM THE REAL VICTEM IN THE MATTER this is a perfect exemple of racial discrimnation. What really happened was the lady SMASHED HER BREAKS TO MAKE A TURN AT THE LAST SECOND SHE THEN GOT PISSED CAUSED RASHEEDAH BLEW HER HORN AT HER FOR A LONG TIME THE LADY CALLED RASHEEDAH A BLACK BITCH. RASHEEDAH THEN TURNED IN BEHIND THE LADY GOT OUT THE CAR ASKING THE LADY WHAT IS HER PROMBLEM SAYING YOU COULD HAVE JUST CAUSED A FOUR TO FIVE CAR PILLUP THE LADY THEN SMACKED RASHEEDAH THEN THEY BEGAIN TO FIGHT AT THIS TIME I GOT OUT THE CAR TO BREAK THEM UP WHEN NO ONE ELSE WOULD HELP THE LADY THEN SLAPED RASHEEDAH TWO MORE TIMES THE WHOLE TIME THEY WHERE FIGHTING AN OFFICER WAS SITTING UP THE ROAD BOUT A BLOCK AWAY IN AN UNMARKED CAR AND DID NOTHING. MEAWHILE THIS LADY IS STILL ON THE GO PULLING AND SCRATCHING RASHEEDAH. THIS ALL MAKES NO SENCE THE FIGHT WAS FOR AT LEAST THREE TO FOUR MINUTES AND THESE SO CALLED POLICE DID NOTHING I MY SELF TOLD SOME ONE TO CALL THE POLICE NOT TO MENTION I HAVE NO LOVE FOR THEM CAUSE THEY NEVER HELP AND HAVE REALLY POOR JUDGEMENT THE SO CALLED WITTNESSES WAS WITH THE LADY AND DID NOT TELL THE TRUTH BUT BEING THAT WE WAS IN BOARDMAN THEY DIDNT CARE ABOUT WHAT REALLY HAPPENED OR WHO WAS REALLY ASSULTED ONLY WHAT THE WHITE PEOPLE SAID WHATEVER THEY SAID. PEOPLE WHO SAW THE WHOLE THING WAS NOT ASKED BUT TOLD TO LEAVE OR THEY WOULD BE PUT IN JAIL TOO THE END OF THE ORDEAL WAS NO AFRICAN AMERICAN WAS ASKED WHAT HAPPENED AND THE PEOPLE WHO WAS ASKED AT THE GLASS STORE WAS NOT ABLE TO SEE WHAT WAS GOING ON OR JUST PLAINLY LIED THIS IS A SHAME THAT MY INTENTIONS WAS NOT RECONIZED BUT SLANDERED BY WHAT BOARDMAN P.D. SAID THEY WHERE!!!!!!!!!!! ONE DAY WE WILL GET TO HAVE EQUEL RIGHTS FOR REAL THEY SHOULD HAVE BOTH WENT TO JAIL OR EVEN ALL OF US BUT JUST THE AFRICAN AMERICANS TRYING TO DO THE RIGHT THING WAS ARRESTED.

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17Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

"the lady SMASHED HER BREAKS TO MAKE A TURN AT THE LAST SECOND SHE THEN GOT PISSED CAUSED RASHEEDAH BLEW HER HORN AT HER FOR A LONG TIME THE LADY CALLED RASHEEDAH A BLACK BITCH."

When provoked it may be hard to back off but it may be the cheapest route .

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18tensleypapabear(4 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

SO VERY TRUE BUT I THOUGHT BOARDMAN WAS FAIR OR SHOULD I SAY BETTER

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19tensleypapabear(4 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

rasheedah was refused medical attion and placed in the police car

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20jrolley325(800 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

if your story is actually true, it was still her that initiated the confrontation. learn how to just walk away and this wouldn't have happened.

by the way, learn how to use punctuation.

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21jrolley325(800 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

nice touch with the race card, by the way. too predictable.

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22Lifes2Short(3877 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

Always about racism, huh? Don't you ever get tired of using that excuse? Everything is black and white in your world, huh? Not everything is racism if you open your eyes instead of being so blinded. Get real dude. But of course you didn't do nothing wrong it was the white witnesses or white cops that were wrong. Same old same old. Why is it because she called RASHEEDAH a black bitch that prompts to fight? Drive away, is that so hard?
RASHEEDAH THEN TURNED IN BEHIND THE LADY GOT OUT THE CAR ASKING THE LADY WHAT IS HER PROMBLEM SAYING YOU COULD HAVE JUST CAUSED A FOUR TO FIVE CAR PILLUP THE LADY THEN SMACKED RASHEEDAH
Drive away, is that so hard? Especially with CHILDREN in the car. Chalk it up as a stupid driver, there everywhere, or don't you see that. What did it accomplish? Nothing.

Please learn how to spell and have correct punctuation, I know we sometimes have misspellings and such, but ouch, that is just horrible.

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23mistert(9 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

Come on people dont fall for the white man acting black scam so easy.
That is not the real Derek posting on here.

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24Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

http://www.myspace.com/boss_dee

Well Derek does have a myspace page so he does know how to use a computer . He is not on the roster at county so he is out . What makes you think it wasn't him ?

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25jrolley325(800 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

people are still on myspace?

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26Doctore(52 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

Let me get this straight, the defense is: the witnesses lied and the police are racist? Sounds air tight.

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27mistert(9 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago


Stan look at the words he purposely spelled wrong. I cant speak for all the black people, but i would bet anything that isnt a black man describing what happened. That is not the real Derek.....

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28tensleypapabear(4 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

WOW

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29Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

Derek and Rasheedah have found out that self expression can be costly . The driver of the year that they were expressing themselves with is now experienced with bad driving outcomes . Last but not least the public has been entertained by the news . IT'S ALL GOOD IN THA HOOD !

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30puddin(2 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

Yes true she should of kept going honk the horn !bless the lady out and call the police&reported the woman driving.but how many of you honestly. Would of kept going.when you could of lost lives do to someone,stupidity.you would of did the same thing .I would of ask to what the hell was your problem use a turn signal,you could of cause a accident.the victim knew she was guilty why she slapped rasheedah and call her a black bitch and you white that's fighting. Words.the woman hit her first.so rasheedah was defending herself.the point is the driver of the other car should of went to jail for assault to.I feel its a black and white issue,right is right wrong is wrong no matter what color your skin is,it is suppose to be justice for all.stop the black&white issue we in america,we all have equal rights in america

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31seminole(476 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

This is a sad testimony but the funny thing is that the Boardman cops were off duty putting up their United Against Crime signs that you now see sprouting up every where as the impending levy vote draws closer. In typical fashion they comment: “Here we are campaigning for more police, and we had a brawl right in front of us,” Riddle said. Hilarious....as if distracating a couple more officers fromn their side by side meetings in vacant hotle parking lots would have prevented this, right? You already dropped four cruisers in the mix, how many more would you like to be indisposed while all the other crime trickling into Boardman goes unchecked? Nice move on taking advantage of the situation to blow your horn.

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32taxpayer1001(274 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

Here we go again.....

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33Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

adandrews :

Everyone knows that it's all good in tha hood . On one hand you say that what the driver of the year got she deserved then you rag on how the police treat people . So now it should be OK for the police to put the next bad driver in a headlock and slam their head against the trunk of a car repeatedly . Right ?

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34INTHEYO(5 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

I am curious as to just how closely Rasheedah was following the EVIL white woman when she slammed on her brakes.

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35computer_rick(137 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

You're all terrible, terrible, people.

I shall cry myself to sleep tonight.

Or not...

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36taliwacker(54 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

they were putting up signs, to ask for more money... it is amazing what you see going on when you don't hang out at the 2 Dunkin doughnuts on market street. or the mall., or sitting on the side of the road, and read the newspaper..

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37neishaquis2010(1 comment)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

yall act like boardman police r not prejudice... they r extremly prejudice
yall need 2 get all ur facts 2gether b4 u jump 2 conclusions

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38Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

neishaquis2010 :

"yall act like boardman police r not prejudice... they r extremly prejudice"

I concur with your statement . We should all excercise more tolerance and allow the subculture to flourish .

JUSTICE IN THE HOOD IS GETTING OFF SCOTT FREE !

http://understandinggov.org/wp-conten...

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39taxpayer1001(274 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

neishaquis201-

you must be related to adandrew. I see you are new to posting. Same thing I have told him (and many others have told him also) please learn how to type out complete words and sentences as we are all adults on here. If you can't do that, please don't bother because nobody takes you seriously anyway! If you need help, there is an online dictionary that you can check...if it's not in there the way you spell it, it's not a work.

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40MOLOCH(21 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

2 against 1 ~ guess rasheedah couldn't handle a fight on her own.

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41Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

Derek and Rasheedah were simply conducting a remedial driving class . The woman got out of control and Derek has to put her in a headlock . Rasheedah was just trying to calm her down . . ..

ITS ALL GOOD IN THA HOOD . . ..

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42MOLOCH(21 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

That's a busy gas station ~ I bet there are witnesses to what transpired.

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43INTHEYO(5 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

There probably are witnesses, but just remember the White ones are lying because it's just a racial conspiracy.

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44seminole(476 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

Haaaa haaaa...hilarious! Hood NASCAR is alive and trickling into Boardman. Wonder if either had insurance or drivers license?...First crashing into churches, now a-- whippin's in the suburbs.

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45Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

Complementing da mood in da hood . ..

http://sssjv.files.wordpress.com/2008...

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