Doing Rock?

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Police now say Brandon Lee, who was shot to death Tuesday night in the 500 block of Almond Street died holding a piece of rock cocaine. Not sure if that meant he was selling it or buying it when he was shot.

Interesting tidbit anyway.

The photo at right is from Tuesday night as police raided the home of Sanders Rollins. lee was shot while all these coppers were in the neighborhood.

 

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  • sky

    why does it matter what he was holding? Brandon wasn’t just some random statistic to us! we grew up with him, went to shool with him and played football with him. he’s gone now, show show some respect

  • monrovian

    for all those of you who are stating brandon lee was a innocent person gunned down, sorry you are wrong he was a gang member from duroc crips

  • Duarte Dude

    All this recent gang violence in Monrovia points to the complete incompetence of the Duarte Sheriff Dept. and the Monrovia police. If the police were doing their job they would have been previously arresting gang members and aware of growing tensions between gangs before all these shootings and killings. I have seen the Duarte sheriffs driving up and down Huntington Blvd, patrolling behind the Ralphs and other markets, stopping people walking their dog, or a bicycle without lights. Meanwhile the local gangs have been buying weapons and preparing for a gang war and the police are blind as a bat.

    The police are a re-active mode instead of a pro-active mode, the Duarte Eastside gang and Du-Rock Crips gang have been in the area for many years and the police have not done to suppress these gangs. Every resident of Duarte and Monrovia needs to write to the mayor and police chief and voice your outrage about this situation. These gangs did not suddenly appear over-night nor did the racial; tension between the Latino gangs of Duarte and Monrovia against the black gang.

  • Anonymous

    once again the law enforcement taking the pressure off them selves by pointing fingers and trying to justify why they’re not putting forward there best efforts to catch he person who done this. “really” if you were running for your life would you hold on to “one” piece of rock or clench your wound.STOP POINTING FINGERS AND DO YOUR JOB.

  • Anonymous

    I agree… and to the person who said brandon wasnt an innocent person is full of shit…. At the time when Brandon got shot was he shooting bacc? Was he creating a problem? NO!!!!! If so Im pretty sure he would have not drove to his Great Uncles house for a gun war to go down…. If the most you know about Brandon is that he was a gang member you need to go do a survey of the neighborhood and research his character… As a matter of fact why dont you go research his jail profile… Wait a minute he doesnt have one… I think that people are starting to get being a gang member mixed up with loveing your neighborhood…. There is a big difference!!! Monrovia/Duarte is such a close knit family neighborhood…. Everyone has pride for this city….. So if you see some wearing a D or M on their clothing doesnt point a gang member! Brandon was one of the sweetest boys I have known and I saw him grow up right in fron of my eyes….. He turned out to be a good boy.. He hasne even been resting for a full 24 hours and disrespectful people like that are stating stupid shit….. Why dont you have sone respect for his family and shit thet hell up!!!!!

  • monrovian

    ^^^ to the person above ask around the hood who brandon lee was everyone who bangs or justo gang bang like me know that brandon was from durock how do i know ?? simple i got jumped by brandon and his homies before just becuase he was going to school and didnt have a gum wen he got shot doesnt mean nothin

  • frazgo

    FWIW…Brandon was on the wrestling team basically a good kid, or at least that is what the coaches told the boys at MHS wrestling.

    He’s been out of school a while, things can change bad decisions made. Finding rock is what it is. Can’t change it doesn’t change he was shot.

    Not having a criminal record doesn’t mean one isn’t in a gang, it means they haven’t been busted.

    In total respect for the family I agree let this play out quietly. Let the thugs who shot him get caught and do their time.

    In respect to the whole community stop the nonsense. The only thing that has been accomplished in all this is a lot of heartache for a lot of families.

    I watched Day Day’s mother twice on TV tonight. I don’t want to ever hear another mothers voice crack and cry the way she did tonight.

    It really needs to stop.

  • sky

    if you knew brandon you would know that he was a good kid and that all his teammates looked up to him! he was a natural leader. i played football with Brandon for 3 years and i never respected an underclassmen as much as i respected Brandon. he was my freind and my teammate

  • frazgo

    Maybe I am willing to give the deceased the benefit of the doubt. “D” for “Duarte”.

  • Berta

    Dang, folks…The MAJOR issue is VIOLENCE! We were all comfortable when it was gang on gang warfare. Didn’t even bother to check the victims rap sheet–just assumed (maybe) that they deserved what they got (?) Now we’ve discovered that we’re all victims even without gang association! So, “he said” , “she said” “he/she” is or is not affiliated with a gang AT THIS POINT IS WASTED ENERGY. I repeat, GET INVOLVED IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD & COMMUNITY FOR THE GOOD OF ALL….At this point it doesn’t matter what T shirt I or YOU wear so that’s the least of my concerns…move on! We can’t ignore the youth, we can’t escape the violence we can’t AFFORD to blame others for their lack of involvement unless we take it upon ourselves to SPEAK OUT! No one has the right to take another’s life, that’s my belief, but life to some no longer is valued. Peace to all of those who have died through violence, yes, even the gang banger cause in my mind somewhere in their lives they were so emotionally distraught that they sought the only FAMILY they could find…. Get those cameras put in strategic places of killings, just like they did in London for the protection of the Terrorists…any different?

  • monrovian

    DAMM SOME OF YOU CANT HANDLE THE TRUTH THE SHIRT SAYS

    DU ROC NOT DUARTE THE FACT IS BRANDON LEE WAS WEARING A DU-ROC SHIRT WHATS NEXT WELL EVERYBODY WEARS THEM

  • monrovian

    DAMM SOME OF YOU CANT HANDLE THE TRUTH THE SHIRT SAYS

    DU ROC

    NOT DUARTE THE FACT IS BRANDON LEE WAS WEARING A DU-ROC SHIRT WHATS NEXT WELL EVERYBODY WEARS THEM

  • Jaime

    It doesnt matter if he gang banged or not, he was a good kid everyone that knew him knew he was all about respect, thats what he was about hands down, all he loved his football and makin everyone laugh even in the worst of times, and this rock cocaine took me by surprise I graduated with brandon and knew him well enough but regardless if he was dealin it or not, hes gone lets pay our respects, pray for the lee’s, and duroc yea its a crip gang but if you live in duarte everyone say duroc its like sayin waddup, shit people who dont bang say wassup cuz, even tho thats a “gang affilated term” gang banger or not if you dont know him dont say shit, I knew him he was a great guy, a leader, and funny as all hell, and did not deserve this to happen… “So lets give a moment of silence, and put a stop to this violance”

  • monrovian

    yeah im sure he was a great person when he wasnt gang banging or selling rock. i knew brandon yes he was a great football player and also a great gang banger i got jumped a couple times by brandon and his homies .JAIME YOU NEED TO STOP LIENG NOBODY SAYS DUROC LIKE SAYNG WAS UP SPECIALY IN MONROVIA OR DUARTE THE ONLY PEOPLE THAT SAY DUROC OR WAT UP CUZZ ARE DUROC CRIPS .

  • Anonymous

    FRAZGO,
    Brandon was NEVER on the MHS wrestling team. He went to Duarte High.

  • riddle me this

    the dirt rock got caught with rock ,now hes in the dirt.

  • Anonymous

    ??monrovian??
    Excuse me? You wrote and I quote “It doesn’t matter if he gang banged or not” “he was a good kid” What may I ask do you think this is all about?? I’d like to know what your reading or hearing because I thought the killings were all about GANG BANGERS!! Ya know….
    I’m guessing that you are a very young and naive child because you just don’t get it. He was a good kid BUT a GANG BANGER?… GEEZZ

  • Anonymous

    I’ve been sitting here for the last two nights listening to the police scanner and I must say…. You rock MPD!! Good job out there pulling over and checking out all that people you are. Its like none stop every 20 seconds!!!
    Amazing! Way to go, keep up the good work! Thanks to all of the other PD’s that are helping you out. God bless and keep you all safe!

  • monrovian

    to anonymous ,
    IM GOING TO START OF BY STATING THAT THE ONLY INNOCENT PERSON THAT GOT KILLED IN THIS IS STEFANNI SALAS SHE REALLY HAD NOTHIN TO DO WITH ANY GANGS SHE DODNT EVEN LIVE IN MONROVIA SHE LIVED UN ALHAMBRA AND VISITED HER FATHER EVERY OTHER WEEKEND ,PETE SANDERS HAD GANG CONNECTIONS WITH WERE RICKI BLAKWELL AND NICK BLAKWELL WICH ARE BOTH BEING HELD UNDER INVESTAGATION FOR DRIVE BY SHOOTINGS AND AS SOME PEOPLE KNOW THEY STASHED GUNS AND DRUGS AT PETES HOME. BRANDON LEE A DUROC CRIP MEMBER WHO PLAYED FOOTBALL DOES THAT MEAN HE COULDNT BE A GANGBANGER ?? FOR CHRIST SAKE I HAVE NEVER HEARD SO MUCH WHINNIN OR DENIAL IN MY LIFE MY POINT IS IF YOU GANG BANG SONER OR LATER YOU ARE GONNA GET GUNNED JUST LIKE BRANDON LEE DID . DO I FEEL SORRY ABOUT BRANDONS DEATH NO WHY SHOULD I ??? HE CHOSE TO GANG BANG THATS LIFE FOLKS

  • Anonymous

    Monrovian, you forgot about “Day Day.” Did he deserve it too? I can tell you that last summer he led young neighborhood children in a youth group gathering in the backyard of a friend of mine. He was very involved in this youth group. According to his middle school principal he was a great kid who was always postive and still gave him a hug every time he saw him. I was also told that he was involved with leadership at the high school and all the kids and parents I know that knew him had only positive things to say about him. I believe you misspoke when you said only Stefanni(You mean Sammantha) was innocent.

  • monrovian

    ^^^^ ANONYMOUS
    you forgot hector acosta a married family man with 2 kids that got killed out side his house in duarte .but i agree with you day day is a innocent victim just like samantha .from what i hear on the streets is that duroc has been shootin innocent people for years wich go unanounced by police and media, east side duarte and varrio monrovia becuase of being a sureno gang do not like to shoot non gang related people . from what i hear day day could be a case of mistaken identity shootin . what i want to know is what reason did duroc have to shoot a girl???

  • Jaime

    Monrovia, look mnv, and duarte east side both shoot as well as duroc crips hands down thats a fact, innocent people as well, your trying to justify one gang and not the other you cant do that, and you cant justify killing someone yea death is a consequnce when you chose that path, but doesnt mean they deserve it, and I highly doubt you got jumped by brandon because one I kno him well enough that he doenst jump people hed molly womp your ass by himself if he was still alive, if you havent seen how big he is, and yes I have seen him fight plenty he needs no back up one on one, also he was trying to turn his life around because he has a two year old daughter, and he came back from fresno city college football because his bestfriend domo had gotten murdered, he was really turning his shit around, and tryin to help everyone else around him, if you sit here and say he deserved this, the 16 year old girl deserved it as well, there both victims of this no one deserves regardless of race or gang affiliation, but you my friend have no heart for anyone except probably the hispanic gang from the way you write you seem to be on there side

  • Jaime

    Anonymous, the killings werent all gang bangers buddy the 16 year old boy who got shot and left for dead, but was paralyzed instead, the 16 year old samantha girl was innocent as well, but brandon isnt innocent because he banged, did he have a gun at the time? NO pussys carry guns, brandon never carried a gun on him because he was man enough and big enough to take anyone one on one if you came up to him, he was lookin to turn his life around and he wasnt out lookin for trouble obviously, just pay respects because you will get yours as well the way you talk.. o yea and monrovian, yea people from duarte do say wassup cuz even if they dont bang im not bullshittin on that one either, we may not say it to some essays cuz we aint dumb but we say it to eachother its like me bein latino sayin waddup niggas to my niggas ya feel me?

  • Berta

    Jaime, I know you’ll feel that it’s “OLD SCHOOL” but I get a sick feeling whenever the “N” word is used…affectionate or not! It has a ROOT that will forever be buried deep into the earth and minds of society. Slaves, BLACK SLAVES, folks who were considered worthless were identified as “N”…and when it’s used even in the most “affectionate” moments within ones own community, someone hears it, just as in your post and it makes that word open game…
    Need to share that “Old school” thought….

  • Anonymous

    i think he meant dirt rock!!!

  • OHMYGOODNESS

    Wow, is all I can say about Anonymous and your gang posting. You really show how big you are but your scard to show your name just like the rest of us..
    Frank when are you going to remove this that post that is not what we want to read about our community. Send that to our law inforcement and maybe thay can get this person with all this foul language and haterd….

  • Anonymous

    While I dont think they should be able to say what they want and use profanity, we can’t just erase their comments. It is reality, it is our community. I say lket their posts stand. If you disagree go ahead and respond.
    The truth is there are so many victims in this. Not just Day Day, not just Samantha EVERYONE! We all are, do you feel safe, are you adjusting your life in some way? I am…I now drop my kids off at school when before they walked. I now pick them up everyday. Which means I AM LEAVING work to do so. I am not going out at night unless I have to. I have not taken a walk since New Years. There was shootings on my street that never made the paper that week. We all are victims in some way. And hopefully this will be over soon so no parents have to suffer the way they have. But just remember, when we think it’s over…IT ONLY HAS MOVED ON TO ANOTHER BACKYARD.. gangs have been going on for decades, they will not crack the wonder code this time. It will move on, but atleast our police force will have had a chance to train for this when it comes back.

  • loll monrovian

    your funny … saying wat up cuzz is just like all the mexicans say ay foo … or what up ese … does that mean they bang? no stupid. so get ur facts straight… u are yapping like u know everything. and u said supposibly the old man that got shot had people stashing stuff at his house. well same goes for samantha, did u ever think about her dad being involved in the gang ? yes. so u need to know what your talking about because u make a complete idiot of yourself :)

  • loll monrovian

    your funny … saying wat up cuzz is just like all the mexicans say ay foo … or what up ese … does that mean they bang? no stupid. so get ur facts straight… u are yapping like u know everything. and u said supposibly the old man that got shot had people stashing stuff at his house. well same goes for samantha, did u ever think about her dad being involved in the gang ? yes. so u need to know what your talking about because u make a complete idiot of yourself :)

  • loll monrovia

    also, theres white girls that throw up duroc all the time on campus at schools. does that mean they bang? LOL … ur a joke.

  • anonymous

    well this whole sitaution with the rock in his hand is a rumor. because there was people at the scene. unlike you guys. and if the police are trying to say there was rock all of a sudden 2 days after he dies they find “rock” thats weird to me, ever thought maybe they planted it on him… hmmm who knows. its funny how you dont know theres rock on a Dead body untill almost 2 days later. lol

  • ex du-roc crip

    this du-roc crip gang is real funny 2 me bcause the big homies get the little homies to do the dirty work. there’s no crip out in the hood of du-roc innocent they have all done wrong or they’re wanna bee’s. they need to stop killing each other and try to stand 4 something or else the essay’s will take over soon,.Du-roc or do not are that damn dumb to see the real shit that’s going on there making there own mother’s and dads cry and mourn. lol at that.

  • dont trip

    who cares if he was or wasnt a crip. rest in peace bruiser

  • lil TR3Yboy

    w3sss r0ccc.iN.P3AC3 bruiser loccc 3x for th3 turf 3GAGGG. w3sss w3sss duR0C or Du NOT!!! fukk it cheesyK, moonratK, Fukk dikk likks, Napk!! >:o duROC till ma cascet droppp M-town to th3 r0ccc roc.in.p3ac3 bruiser you’ll n3v3r bke missed cuhzzz, 3v3ry t3ar n th3 turf dropp3d wh3n y0u dropp3d loccc…

    DuR0ccc,
    lil TR3Yboy