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Walter, I know Jamel personally and I can definitely tell that you don't. He is a great kid and does have a good heart. Yes he's had school problems and yes he has surrounded himself with some bad people. You tell me how many youths with broken homes from the streets of Youngstown don't face any of those troubles.
In this case, he is not innocent? Not innocent for what? Not innocent for being a victim of a shooting caused by an unstable ex-boyfriend? No, I'm sure it had nothing to do with that fact that Melvin and Tracy were in a screaming argument before the shooting and had more to do with Jamel's thug status. Unbelievable that you would even say that. Like you said, the general public only knows the Jamel Turner that hits the newspaper. I, along with many others who know Jamel, are extremely offended of this kind of talk while the young man is in danger as we speak.
June 21, 2010 at 11:17 a.m.
Please take some time to hope for the best for a great young athlete. Jamel is a great person to be around and despite his troubles over the past 2 years, he did not deserve anything like this.
Nunya, you're on a page about a local kid whose life is terribly and tragically at risk. This is not the place to attempt to prove to Youngstown's internet-readers that you can write volumes about nothing. Save this space for wishing Jamel well, giving Tracy's family your condolences, and nothing more. Please.
June 21, 2010 at 1:08 a.m.