If Jamaica is a shit hole, then South Jamaica is a shit hole in hell, magnified 100 times. But while our elected leaders and other leaders in Jamaica talk (or should I say LIE) about “Jamaica being the next big thing”, one thing is for certain, Jamaica not only has a poor quality of life, which is not being addressed, but is also a dangerous place, especially in South Jamaica, a shit hole plagued by garbage strewn vacant lots & abandoned homes, crime, shootings, gangs, drug selling bodegas and horrible elected officials who do so very little in that area. It seems they have just given up on it without even trying. Now of course, the biggest problem are many of the low-class, bottom of the barrel residents who live there, but when upstanding and caring residents cry out to do something and their cries and complaints fall on deaf ears, then shit like this will continue to happen. So otherwise it is business as usual in the black community. But there is plenty of blame to go all around for the conditions of Jamaica.
Latest disturbing event, a 70 year old South Jamaica grandmother, Leta Webb, was shot point blank in the head when she answered a knock on the door in the early morning by some cowardly ghetto punk, who many believe was a gang member looking for retribution.
Until the powers to be be address all issues in Jamaica, clean it up, enforce laws and get better elected officials who are not lazy or crooks, Jamaica and especially South Jamaica will continue to be a ghetto hell hole.
A horrible event took place where a 70 year old grandmother was shot point blank in the head in her own house and where are you Mayor de Blasio, where are you Melinda Katz, where are you Senator Leroy Comrie, where are you Councilman Ruben Wills (your ass in not in jail yet), where are you high and mighty Rev. Floyd Flake and some of you other charlatans hiding behind God, where the fuck is anyone with balls to stand up and say enough and actually do something, even something as little as taking care of quality of life issues as opposed to constantly ignoring them and doing nothing.
THEY JUST DO NOT GIVE A SHIT. I wonder why, does it have anything to do with it being a black community. Certainly plenty of blame to go around, that is for sure.
A 70-year-old Queens matriarch was shot to death for the sins of her jailed adopted son, her family said Tuesday.
Leta Webb was took a bullet in the head and another in the left arm when she answered her door in South Jamaica at 1:35 a.m., cops said. She was rushed to Jamaica Hospital and died a few hours later.
“This was a gang hit. This is a gang retaliation thing,” said Eva Usher, 50, one of Webb’s five children.
Police sources said they are looking into whether the criminal backgrounds of at least two family members played a role in Webb’s killing.
Webb’s adopted son, Arnold Webb, 27, is serving 25 years to life behind bars for manslaughter, records show.
Leta Webb’s son-in-law Kevin McDowell, 53, said Arnold Webb was a member of the Bloods and may have been battling with the Crips in prison.
“He’s been having problems in jail with the Crips,” McDowell said.
Usher, Webb’s biological daughter, believes the shooter was out to kill whoever answered the door at the 119th Ave. home.
“They wanted to kill somebody, just anybody in the family,” she said.
Theodore Parisienne for New York Daily News
Family and friends gather outside the 119th Ave. home where 70-year-old Leta Webb was killed in Queens.
McDowell said he was home and awake upstairs and Webb was in her downstairs bedroom when death came knocking.
“I heard somebody knocking on the door, you know like when the police come — ‘Boom! Boom! Boom!’ — but since her room is right there, before I came down the steps she opened the door,” said McDowell, who lives in an upstairs bedroom in the home.
“Then I heard the gunshots, and when I came down, she was laying back. She had a bullet in her head and one in her hand,” he said.
He said he looked around but didn’t see anyone.
They wanted to kill somebody, just anybody in the family.
McDowell said Webb’s biological sons Roger and Curtis, her adopted son Allen and adopted daughter Unique were home at the time, sleeping in the basement.
“Everybody was asleep except me,” he said.
Leta Webb emigrated from Belize more than 40 years ago and treated the kids in the neighborhood as her own, her family said.
“Everybody loved her. That’s why I can’t understand. This lady, she was the mayor here,” McDowell said.
Doleen Childs, 6, a great grandniece who lovingly called Webb “Nana,” wandered around with her family at the scene, seemingly stunned.
“I’m going to miss her,” the little girl said. “I love her 100%. I’m sad.”
Usher said her mom treated the house she lived in for more than two decades “like a day care for everybody.” Usher said her dad lived in the house too until his death in 2002.
Usher rushed to the hospital to be with her mom when she heard about the shooting.
“I was talking to her and I told to her if she wanted to go home, if she wanted to go with her husband just squeeze my hand and she did,” Usher recalled, breaking down in tears.
“I told her, ‘We’re going to be all right. Go with him,'” she said. “I walked out and it was over, 4:36 this morning.”
She said she believes somebody will pay for the crime.
“They’re gonna catch them, I know it,” she said. “They’ve got to go to jail, the electric chair, something.”
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