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Three men arrested on gang charges after fatal shooting

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 11:43 AM
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Richmond County authorities have arrested three men for gang activity that they believe sparked Tuesday morning's shooting death of Augusta teen Brandon Desean Taylor.

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 18 year old Kenneth Anderson of Golden Leaf Lane in Augusta   Sheriff's Office photo
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18 year old Kenneth Anderson of Golden Leaf Lane in Augusta

Kenneth Anderson, 18, of Golden Leaf Lane, Treshawn Cummings, 17, of Winchester Court, and an unidentified juvenile were charged Wednesday with aggravated assault and unlawful street gang activity, said Richmond County Sheriff's Lt. Scott Peebles.

Peebles said investigators believe that Taylor's shooting on Monte Carlo Drive was retaliation for gunfire the night before.

Two men were charged earlier this week in that death.

Brandon Ira Le'Keith Helm, 18, of Warwick Place in Hephzibah, and Darian Deandre Postell, 19, of Thames Place in Hephzibah were charged with one count each of murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Helm, who has been identified as Taylor's shooter by police, and a juvenile were walking through the Pepperidge Subdivision on Monday night when they were chased and shot at because they were recognized as opposing gang members, Peebles said.

"It has been learned that Helm believed that Taylor was one of the individuals who shot at him, and revenge for this incident was the motive for Taylor's murder several hours later," Peebles said.

The Sheriff's Office has identified many gang members from the area because of the investigation and is now targeting those individuals, he said, adding more arrests are expected.

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CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 01/28/10 - 12:53 pm
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Go for it RCSO, arrest,

Go for it RCSO, arrest, arrest, arrest, arrest!

Southern_Patriot
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Southern_Patriot 01/28/10 - 01:07 pm
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parasites

parasites

helpicantfindthespacebar
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helpicantfindthespacebar 01/28/10 - 01:10 pm
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Chased and shot at for

Chased and shot at for WALKING? The average IQ of a gang has got to be in the single digit range. I doubt it would make double digits if you lumped them together as a group.

Mwilli5009
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Mwilli5009 01/28/10 - 01:09 pm
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Gang activity in Augusta is a

Gang activity in Augusta is a bigger deal than most realize. It received considerable attention a few years back but that attention seems to have decreased. Maybe this event will trigger a large response to an issue that certainly needs it.

Lp_J
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Lp_J 01/28/10 - 02:14 pm
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dummy lets see how tough you

dummy lets see how tough you are now

Newsreader
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Newsreader 01/28/10 - 03:13 pm
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I wish I could figure out how

I wish I could figure out how to tell this kids, that the thug life is a short hard life, and love and compassion lead to a longer and easier life. It really takes more guts not to retaliate than it does to gather a few friends and some bullets. When will these kids learn that they already have a target over their hearts or forehead?

R.E.Miller
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R.E.Miller 01/28/10 - 03:58 pm
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Dooooone2000 stupidity has

Dooooone2000 stupidity has put those who think that racism and bigotry is the way to cure the problems in America in that so called “BOX”. Yes, there are serveal racis/bigotry problems that exsist in our country… but it can be only corrected if we appraoch it the proper way. What is the correct way? Honestly I do not have that solution, but recognizing our problems as a country and not igorning what has taken place is the first step. For those who sit back and say that was the past, we should forget all that has take place is the incorrect move. In that case we should forget 911, we should forget Pearl Habor, we should forget the fourth of July, Presidents day, Flag day,Memorial day..you get my point? Heck that too was in the past…but to do such a thing would be asurd because all that is what made AMERICA, all of our country. That is what made AMERICA, AMERICA! Not just the great things which we achieved, but those for which we have conqured, and yet to over come. Because a horrible situation occurred to OUR Native Americans, OUR Africa-Americans, OUR Asian Americans, OUR Irish-Americans, OUR Hispanic-Americans in various parts of America does not make their history any less important then any other American.

R.E.Miller
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R.E.Miller 01/28/10 - 04:19 pm
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PEOPLE! We have gotten away

PEOPLE! We have gotten away from the original posting. Now it is just an all out racist/bigotry battle between the ignorant. If people would just stop concentrating on the color of one’s skin, and being caught up in the “blame game,” as well as the “name calling,” game we would overcome this bigotry that plagues us; but first we as humans must cleanse ourselves from within by doing a little soul searching. The odd thing is that none of us actually knows our origin. I know African-Americans who are light enough to pass for Caucasians and I know Caucasians who have enough pigmentation to pass as an African American. Has anyone read the Book” Queen”? Have you heard of Mr. Alex Haley? He is the African –American who was the author of “Root.” If you recall correctly is father side was traced back to Africa, but his mother side came from Ireland. His great-great grandfather was Caucasian and once own slaves….but the bottom line is you never know where your accentors originated. Regardless of what your grandparents told you.

Martinez
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Martinez 01/28/10 - 05:00 pm
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The sad truth is these are

The sad truth is these are children.... they have engaged in behaviors that have devastated a community, family, school, etc. If their behaviors don't result in death, the decisions they made today will impact the remaining 60 - 80% of their lives. To live life with no regard for others let alone your own tomorrow starts with hopelessness. Rather then point at "that" community with no sense of obligation or responsibility - ask yourself - "What can I do?" This isn't about political lines, racial lines etc. Today's youth are tomorrow's future leaders. Heaven help all of us if we turn a blind eye to this problem.

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55 F-100 01/28/10 - 06:50 pm
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Get accustomed to those

Get accustomed to those faces, ladies and gentlemen, because you will see them displayed in the future in photo line-ups during criminal investigations. These two thugs' future rests in the Georgia Penal System. The students who avoid the gangs will be tomorrow's leaders.

corgimom
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corgimom 01/28/10 - 09:09 pm
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The parents tolerate the gang

The parents tolerate the gang behavior. It's considered a way of life. It's considered normal. People don't realize how pervasive and widespread it really is.

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mieshel 01/28/10 - 09:33 pm
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I doubt if the parents

I doubt if the parents tolerate it. They have either been thrown out of the house, or they left.. you would be surprised that your sons "friends" that come over to your house, (good boys)...turn around and hang out and cause trouble..

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baronvonreich 01/28/10 - 10:57 pm
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RE Miller - somewhere in your

RE Miller - somewhere in your ramblings I'm sure it has occurred to you that the past, way past, persecutions of Irish Americans and Asian Americans and Hispanic Americans have resulted in them overcoming it by hard work, education, entrepenuership, their desire to conform and contribute to a better America instead of carrying a chip on their shoulders and expecting handouts for decades upon decades.

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AAQueen 01/29/10 - 09:56 am
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Baronvonreich you need to

Baronvonreich you need to read up on gangs and see where some of the most deadly ones come from. Wait, maybe you have because it ironic that you have named the three cultures.

baseballmom3
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baseballmom3 01/29/10 - 11:12 am
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History should not be

History should not be forgotten but put on the shelf for reading because that is just what it is, HISTORY!. We learn from it and move forward instead of trying to live in the past. We try to make a better future for all of our children by working hard, being responsible and holding our children to ACCOUNTABILITY!!!!. If parents would work together and be parents and be allowed to hold their children and their children's friends accountable in their presence then maybe some of this would stop. I don't allow any children in my home that I can't discipline whether they be mine or not. In my home you will act appropriate as I expect my children to do elsewhere and they know that the adult that they are in the presence of has the ability to punish them the same as I would. It is called responsibility for the parents and the children. It is sad because these kids don't value life. There are so many churches in our area and they are popping up on every corner, maybe they need to make themselves known in the communities on a regular basis, walk in the communities and talk to the neighbors and kids. Provide activities for the neighboring communities, get to know the neighbors. It is time to take our streets back and quit turning a blind eye to the problems and address them head on. All these kids want is discipline and love and to feel important at the end of the day.

savoy_savoy
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savoy_savoy 01/29/10 - 12:10 pm
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baseball: I understand your

baseball: I understand your opinion, but it seems to me that the youth of today...feel as though they have nothing to live for, therefore, they have nothing to loose.

savoy_savoy
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savoy_savoy 01/29/10 - 12:10 pm
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baseball: I understand your

baseball: I understand your opinion, but it seems to me that the youth of today...feel as though they have nothing to live for, therefore, they have nothing to loose.

savoy_savoy
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savoy_savoy 01/29/10 - 12:58 pm
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And, I can't help but to

And, I can't help but to comment on the "dummy" smiling on his mugshot! Does he seem like someone who wants to "change"? And its sad...

AtlasShrugged
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AtlasShrugged 02/02/10 - 06:26 pm
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Fortunately these lost souls,

Fortunately these lost souls, and most crimminals we read about, don't come close to reflecting the many good young adults that work hard and get an education. You can't fix stupid.

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