Monday, February 06, 2006


Sunday in Brooklyn, and all is not quiet. About 500 people are gathered outside a building where Busta Rhymes is doing a video with some serious star power. Then: blam.

The Associated Press reports:
Missy Elliot, Busta Rhymes and G-Unit members including Lloyd Banks were scheduled to be filming on a ninth-floor soundstage when violence erupted outside the Brooklyn building early Sunday, said police Sgt. Kevin Farrell.

Israel Ramirez, 29, was killed with a single shot to the chest, Farrell said.

Investigators took possession of a nearby parked car that was hit by the gunfire. They were still trying to determine early Monday what led to the violence, Farrell said.
We think they were going for Lloyd Banks.


Anonymous said...

Okay, like where are the home addresses and phone numbers of these victims? Why they ain't here?

Come on, man. I'm a member of the public, and I promise you, me and my friends have only the purest of motives for asking, and, uh, we have a right to know. Yeah, that's the ticket. We have a right to know. And this is, like you always saying, news, right? Yeah. That's it. This is news. So come on, let's have the 411. We don't wanna hurt nobody, you know. We just wanna, you know, talk to some of these people, and roll by and check out they cribs. And talk about our First Amendment rights. And stuff. You know.

Ron Davis said...

Anon: "They cribs"? How quaint. How do you know Israel Ramirez talked this way?

If you want their names, addresses and phone numbers, you might want to start with the cops in Brooklyn. Here's a list of the precinct houses. Happy dialing!

Anonymous said...

I ain't never said I was Israel Ramirez or trying to sound like Israel Ramirez. Who ever said that? You musta assumed that. Bad thing for a journalist to go jumping around with assumptions like that.

I thought it was your job to go get that stuff from the Man, and put it out here for us so we don't have to talk to 'em ourselves. Guess you only do that to help the people in Springfield. What you got against us in Brooklyn?

Anonymous said...

'Sides which, that Israel Ramirez, he dead. Ain't you been payin' attention?

Anonymous said...

Hey, I want to know who the guy with the AK-47 on the rooftop in Downtown Springfield is!

Anonymous said...

Anybody else think Anon might really be named Vincent? Afterall, all crime is the result of hip-hoppers. Funny how racists just can't keep their mouths shut, thus demonstrating their lack of intelligence. Pity them.

Anonymous said...

The unfortunate bodyguard's last words were allegedly a quote from Old Skool rapper Young MC. "Don't just stand there, Busta, Move!"