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Buzz: Girl beaten in Morris Court, may be taken off life support

January 21, 2013

During today’s MLK Parade people were talking about another murder inside the city limits. My sources told me that a teenage girl was badly beaten last night at Morris Court, a housing project off Cervantes inside the city of Pensacola.

The rumor is the assault is a spillover from the Pine Forest vs. Pensacola High basketball game last weekend. A friend of the family said that the victim isn’t dead, but the girl may be pulled off life-support soon.

While I was hearing this, I watched from my office window in the downtown parade white politicians drive by – some dressed in Mardi Gras attire – throwing beads from convertibles. Surreal.

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  • Teresa January 22, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    It just kills part of my soul to think that our kids today feel that it’s just fine to beat a girl to death over a stupid basketball game….or any other petty disagreement.

  • Billy January 22, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Maybe Morris Court would be a good place for a YMCA.

  • Eric January 22, 2013 at 8:48 am


    Rick, I’m glad that you get it….that somebody really actually gets it…

    The world marches on with parties and parades while there is so much work to be done.

    Its too easy to dismiss these occurrences because they happened in the “projects” or in the “hood” but no one is exempt from working on solutions to these problems, no one.