2007-07-22

Am I too Old for myspace?!?!?!?!

I have a myspace page. I am very active on my myspace page. I am 31 years old and play on myspace. Am I way too old for myspace. Should I be listening to Rhianna sing about Umbrella's and listen to Justin Timberlake's latest and greatest single? Or should I resign myself to blog about politics, race, and hair? My husband feels I am too old and rusty for myspace. I think I am starting to agree. I don't have a BFF, and at my age if I do have a BFF it is the man I married. I will admit I am a bit addicted to myspace. I like changing my layouts and music on my awesome myspace page.

Race or Road Rage

I came across this sad story of a 14 year old shot because he didn't move out of the street fast enough. The driver of the car was white, the 14 year old shot black. Was this simply road rage or was it race related. Whatever it is, it is purely sad a 14 year old is dead, and an 18 year has just ruined his life because of misplaced anger. It is sad all around.

14-year-old boy was shot dead in an apparent road rage incident

July 15, 2007 - A 14-year-old boy was shot dead in an apparent road rage incident in South Philadelphia Saturday. The boy apparently didn't move fast enough for those in a passing car.

Police say the driver of the car, 18-year-old Charles Meyers of the 2400 South Darien Street, fired the fatal shot that killed 14-year-old Tykeem Law.

The victim's aunt, Toni Law tells us, "He didn't have to shoot that boy for nothing... because they were on a bike in the street."

It happened around 5 p.m. as little kids played throughout the neighborhood. Tykeem, just a boy himself, was riding his bike on Federal Street with friends when a car with three young men pulled up behind.

"The motorist started beeping his car horn. They didn't move out fast enough. 4 of the 5 kids did move. The one victim did not and he wound up shooting him because of that," said Lt. Mel Williams.

Myers sped off. But what he didn't know was that an off-duty officer was heading to work, saw the shooting unfold, and gave chase.

Jason Dilks watched as the getaway vehicle almost slammed into his pizza shop. "There was a gentleman with a child... ran out of the way... almost hit the gentleman with the kid. The kid backs up, hits this blue Volvo. Ok, and proceeds down to 11th street."

But the 3 suspects didn't get far. Police cornered them a block away.

"They got them all out on the ground. They patted them down, and one of them had a gun on them," says Dilks.

Action News was there as crime scene investigators processed the 22-caliber gun. A pocketknife could be seen sitting in the passenger seat.

Police say it's fortunate the suspects were caught so quickly. But once again, a young life has been needlessly lost.

(Copyright 2007 by Action News and 6abc. All Rights Reserved.)