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Moises Arias, 22

October 24, 2007 |  3:14 pm

Arias_moisesMoises Enriquez Arias, 22, a Latino man, was shot and killed by a black man or youth who got out of black Acura-like car in the 2800 block of South Bronson Avenue in Los Angeles in the LAPD Southwest area at about 5:50 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15. 

Police said Arias was riding a bicycle with a companion just before the shooting. They said the car pulled up and an argument ensued, perhaps after the occupants asked Arias where he was from. One assailant then chased and shot him. The attacker's companion fled. Officers responding to a shooting call found Arias dead between parked cars. Detectives are seeking information. Dets. Sean Hansen and Chris Luna are at (213) 485-1383.

Arias_moises_burger_box_soda A McDonald's 1/3-pound burger box and soda at his sidewalk shrine.

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A Con-man In Our Pocket

Do angels deliver some of us
and the devil even more?
Do we hail from a womb
or egg of dinosaur?

What makes us all so different -
besides pigment, features, race?
Did we evolve from algae
as Darwin's vision would embrace?

How do we choose our enemy,
is it a lesson taught in school?
Why so much emphasis on color,
creed, caste, genetic pool?

Just makes me wonder's all -
where do our notions breed?
What's the sense or purpose -
ignorance, guilt or maybe greed?

While we turn in on ourselves,
brothers, sisters, black, brown, white -
there's a con-man in our pocket
hidden, scheming, out of sight...

He's laughing robust and heartily
like a masterful puppeteer -
guess who gets the starring role
as he plays on ignorance and fear...

Senseless, unthinking lemmings
heads buried, weapons drawn -
he stirs the pot, sets the stage -
lights, camera, action - poof! You're gone!

Soaked in bloodied memories
you're a discounted, forgotten score -
following everywhere you're led
like you didn't know what lay in store...

Call it pride, familia, ruthlessness -
you and the gang all seem so tough
but look around at life - it's chaos -
was it YOU who planned this stuff?

Think of your own children -
is this what you want for them -
to live until they're nine or ten
futures darkened, presents grim...

Reality's what you make it -
it's time for a man to take the reign -
exert control, transform some thinking -
only then will violence wane...

this is so sad to have to bury your innocent child, gosh how my heart aches for my 18yr old son who was murdered ernest is his name he was killed by gang members on 10-2-06 and it has been a year now and it hurts more because i am so angry that these cowards get to terrorize our innocent children as they go about trying to be good righteous people on this earth words cant express how it hurts deep in your soul. i hope there will be an end to this gang stuff soon so their can be lives saved.

I just want to say that we do not condone this black on latino killing in this area. Although this area has it's share of gang violence, black on black, latino on latino and every mixture you can think of.... every resident that I spoke with is pretty upset and in shock...about the killing that happened last night. There was a steady stream of people today (black, white and latino) showing their support for this young man.

After speaking with his friends at the shrine today we also found out that he has two little girls that won't get the chance to grow up with a daddy in their life.

wow thats horrible - can i have the game pieces ?

This is a sad testimonial to the state of this once great city. To think my Mom was raised in Compton in the 50's is hard to comprehend now. Nothing anyone says or does is going to stop the killing. It's really pathetic, I feel great sorrow for the surviving family members of all these unnecessary tragic deaths.

Your poetic expression was powerful and right to the point.
So many times as I read about these people, victims, mothers, fathers,kids, babies..... the list goes on, I 've wanted to say something profound, intellectual, or meaningful and have been at a loss for words.

Thank you from those of us who feel the pain yet can't expess it words


Your poetic expression was powerful and moving.
As I read about all of these murdered people, I have wanted to say some thing provocative,eloquent,etc. as a tribute to these individuals. However the sheer magnitude of what I see on this site daily has left me speechless. Thankyou for saying what a lot of us have in our hearts but as yet have not put in words.


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