De'Quan Walker-Smith ID'd as 29th and Franklin homicide victim: Gang-related? (43)

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The victim of a shooting last week near 29th and Franklin has been identified as De'Quan Walker-Smith, eighteen -- and while the Denver Police Department hasn't specifically categorized the crime as gang-related, the dangers of this lifestyle hung over a weekend vigil in Walker-Smith's honor -- and it's also evident on his Facebook page.

The main profile photo on the page is this warm shot:

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However, the majority of other pics feature Walker-Smith in gangsta poses like this one:

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Likewise, the "History By Year" feature describes 1993, when he was born, as the date when he "Started work at BEING A SINISTER," and the "About" section defines the term.

Sinister means the following:

In heraldry, the side of an escutcheon or coat of arms that is to the left of the bearer (opposed to dexter)

In the Middle Ages it was believed that when a person was writing with their left hand they were possessed by the Devil. (This was uncommon, particularly as there were fewer literate people). Left-handed people were therefore considered to be evil. Hence, the most common present-day meanings:

Threatening or portending evil, harm, or trouble; ominous: a sinister remark

Bad, evil, base, or wicked; fell: his sinister purposes

Unfortunate; disastrous; unfavorable: a sinister accident....

And here's what appears under the "Favorite Quotations" heading:

ROAD-PAGE FULLY RAGE.... DAMN I GOT ROAD RAGE JUSTLOOK AT WHO'S ON THA GOT DAMN PAGE IS THE AGE PART OF HIS RAGE MAYBE THIS CAGE IS PART OF BABY DI32EL PAGE BUT ITS LIKE HE HAS NO AGE JUST BLANK RAGE SITTING IN HIS OWN GRAVES LINE UP POP OUT LIKE THEM OLD WESTERN DAYS LIKE RAYS AND AK'S ITS LIKE A BIG TYME PHASE. I GOT A BIG OF LAYS BUT I BRINGA BIG BLACK BAG OF THEM WOODIN-BLACK METEL AK'S.... BUT WHEN IT'S ON POINT MY RAGE WILL MAKE A BIG DAZE....

Some of this material also appears on Walker-Smith's MySpace page, which dubs him "GANGSTA BABY DI32EL."

In the Denver Post's fine coverage of the candlelight vigil for Walker-Smith, Reverend Leon Kelly says the death of De'Quan is the 943rd since he began fighting against the scourge of gang violence two decades ago.

Added a Walker-Smith cousin who spent three decades in the life, during which he saw many of his friends and loved ones wind up in jail or buried prematurely: "Don't waste time. Don't do that to yourself."

Mannie Lee Legrand, twenty, is reportedly being investigated for possible involvement in Walker-Smith's slaying.

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drdbiggs
drdbiggs

Just made this dumb a$$ shite skin a good ni99er!!

I missed the part where the breedin mammy sow is crying & says $hite like, "He beez a good boy, studyn so he can beez a doctor or aztronot or some shite lak dat. Hes din du nuffins ya knows what I beez sayin, hes always home readin da algeebras and bible an hes no gang banger caus I axed hem & he doan lie to his mammy!"

Speech/less
Speech/less

WOW! If anyone had questions about this young man's lifestyle or choices, his friends and family aren't helping the matter.  Throwing around the N word, hoe and b***h, threatening to injure and kill people, "East Side" ridiculousness.  That's part of the reason why this type of tragedy continues because people don't connect the dots between their actions and choices and the results and consequences.  If you don't learn from a tragedy then it stays a tragedy.

Qur'An Smith
Qur'An Smith

All yall nyggas talkinq shit are sum fuccen pussys so im jst gonna say fucc all yall dead family u punk ass nyggas Exador3  fucc u bitch cuz all yall nyggas talkinq shit i want the heads fuccen bitch ass nyggas 

Doinit
Doinit

a lil cuzin dont even trip them talkers r the one.s that will get poped ... so thay can keep talkin thay talk an walk there walk an see how long thay last.... bet that homie....

The Watcher
The Watcher

And the public expected to care about the Murder of this ignorant uneducated Savage????

Doinit
Doinit

You can stfu cause you dont know shit. I bet you if i come to your fucking house you wouldnt be saying the same shit cause ill beat your muthafucking ass homie. you dont even know my family cuz. Dequan is my cousin &you better shut your mouth before i shut it for you and then you wont have a wack ass opinon.....

drdbiggs
drdbiggs

Typical dumb a$$ ni99er behavior!! At least the taxpayers won't have to support any nigglets sired by this ni99er that was made good!!

Qur'An Smith
Qur'An Smith

Fucc u bitch ass nygga my fukken didnt deserve this he had 3 more weeks and he would of been a fully leagel  Mechanic this wasen't rite  nd the fact that yall would go out nd talk shit about my uncle dude man fucc yall faggots

Pacman Kamau Neter
Pacman Kamau Neter

REST IN PEACE MY NIGGA FUCK ALL YALL HATING ON MY LIL HOMEY. EASTSIDE TILL WE DIE

Doinit
Doinit

aaaaaarrrrriiiiippppp.

Wisdomthepoet
Wisdomthepoet

To say the least, this is an epidemic in Colorado and has been since the 80's. If De'Quan is guilty you all are guilty. So while many of you pass judgement while sitting on your fat asses.. Get up and do something moore. R.I.P young man.. thank GOD you dont have to go through this bullshit down here no more...

Wisdomthepoet
Wisdomthepoet

By the way the middle piece is poetry.. of the emotions stired in this black male. Read it and weep cause before any of your children go and shoot up a school know there are some who can feel this..

Padillaamy
Padillaamy

Thank u whoever u r above for being sympathetic I really do appreciate it....unlike these morons that r being fuk nuts about the situation....much love man thanx.

Yongfang
Yongfang

Goofy fool couldn't make it past 18.

Doinit
Doinit

fuck you u old ass bitch.... the goofy one is who is in prison for the shit...... how can you talk shit about someone you dont even know? you havent walked in his shoes so you cant say shit hoe ass bitch...

drdbiggs
drdbiggs

I know he was a dumb ni99er!! Like there is any other kind of ni99ers?

Qyuncy
Qyuncy

u goofy ho how hold r u get lound o mor time and u won't make it past that

Qur'An Smith
Qur'An Smith

Fucc u bitch ass nygga all yall nyggas talkinq shit fucc u bitch ass nygga nd  im tlkinq to all yall hoe ass nyggas on here tlkinq shit bt my uncle fucc u faggots

NicodemoB
NicodemoB

I don't think there are many full-time criminals out there anymore. The majority of it is part-time in 2012. How's a guy supposed to live off of armed robberies these days when getting caught will land you 20 years in prison if your lucky, and life if you already have a long record? These "gangstas" mostly seem to deal a little dope here, rob a couple guys there, and pop off a few shots in someone's general direction every few months or so. Keeps them on the streets longer.

So just because he had a job didn't mean he wasn't dabbling in that lifestyle. And really that's all it takes...

Padillaamy
Padillaamy

Fuk all of u fukin bastards that are talking down on my friend he was an amazing young man you bitches didn't know him so shut the fuk up and quit writing comments about him you fukin idiots....I LOVE U DEQUAN AND MAY U REST IN PARADISE U KNO WHO THIS IS I LOVE U BOY.

drdbiggs
drdbiggs

Glad that he was made a good ni99er instead of the tax payers forking over 100K  a year in tuition at Ni99er University.

The Watcher
The Watcher

Someone just took out the trash....

Quincy
Quincy

hold up nigga i'll will take u out in a heart beat nigga dom' talk about my fam bitch cuz i'll yo punk azz in

My2Cents
My2Cents

Any chance you could at least learn to spell, if you are going to bitch everyone out?

Exador3
Exador3

If you name your kid De'Quan, you might as well put a bullet in his head, then and there.

Doinit
Doinit

bitch are you fucking duuummmmmm put yo real name on here an yo number an let.s see if you can handle the bullet bitch he wasnt in a gang like that.... you better check yo self b4 sombody els dooo..... and what???

DaBeotch
DaBeotch

Awesome. You and your little faggot friends are posting illiterate shit on here about your "cuz" and all. Your dumb ass little gangster wanna be ass is demanding for people to put their real name and number out there so you can put a bullet in them or whatever. But yet, who the fuck are you?

Lifehfsdfhj
Lifehfsdfhj

Watch yo back nigga talking bout my cuz h32d

Doinit
Doinit

aaaarrrrriiiiipppp......

Qur'An Smith
Qur'An Smith

Fucc u bitch ass nygga fuccen pussy

drdbiggs
drdbiggs

 If you have to wonder if you a dumb fucking ni99er, then you is one!!

Tmwhite1976
Tmwhite1976

You jerk. Look up his name. your disrespectful and rude. I would say more but since you don't know anything but his name......I will say his saying.....I love you man!!!!!

My2Cents
My2Cents

...live by the gun, die by the gun

vIRGO155
vIRGO155

Its very sad but at the same time, he put himself out there. People always wanting to "be somebody" but they look up to the wrong role models. Its a complete shame and waste of a good life. 

Darryl
Darryl

Great Research Genius!! I guess you didn't come upon the part about obtaining a GED and further education (Auto Mechanic's) He also had a JOB. My question is how serious can you be about banging if you're accomplishing things in life at the age of 18. Research Guilty by Association!!

drdbiggs
drdbiggs

 Muthafuka was one step from being a brain surgeon!!

Jt
Jt

true but that b the main when a muthaphukka will try 2 get u they always go after niggas who ain't active r maybe his homies did something to his killers and they got him u that whole lyfe is bullshit 

Puckmeup
Puckmeup

So, gangsters don't have jobs now? Open your freaking eyes Darryl and see what's going on around you. You can sit there and keep pretending there's no problem here, even when the evidence is staring at you right in the face, but that still doesn't mean you or these fake ass stuffed shirts are doing a whole hell of a lot about it, now are you? 

I'm sad for this kid and his family, without a doubt, but I sure as hell don't think for a second he had absolutely nothing to do with any gang involvement just because it's easier to acknowledge the positive steps he was taking by having a GED and getting involved with auto mechanics. 

This kid and Isaiah Garcia were murdered in the same week and everyone wants to make it sound as though each were completely innocent, even when both of them were throwing up gang signs and portraying themselves as a couple of bad asses. Does that make either of their deaths warranted? Hell no it doesn't! But both kids were involved with shady people and both of them were killed because of it. 

I'm so sick and tired of parents, relatives, the community and the "system" making excuses for this type of behavior then scratch their heads asking, "how did we arrive to this?" People arrive to this when they put themselves in situations for bad things to happen. Like the old saying goes..."you lie down with dogs, you end up with fleas". The REAL question is, what's everybody going to do about it? 

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