Rubin Brown Was Killed for Trying to Stop A Domestic Assault, Family Says

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Rubin Brown with his girlfriend.
It was a domestic violence call that first brought Dallas Police Department officers to the 4300 block of Crozier avenue on Thursday night. A witness who lived nearby said he saw a man "beating the shit" out of his girlfriend. The witness, later identified by family members as Rubin Brown, told police that he tried to intervene.

But there wasn't much else police could do by the time they arrived. According to an incident report, the couple already took off. So the officers left.

Brown went back inside. Shortly after, Brown's family says, is when they heard gunshots.

Police returned to the scene and found that the house where Brown lived with his fiancee and child was riddled with bullets. Brown got hit twice. He was pronounced dead at Baylor Hospital.

Brown's family says they were trying to stop the assault before the shooing, and they suspect that was what got him killed.

The family was together that night to celebrate birthday of Brown's 2-year-old son, when suddenly, everyone heard a loud thud. Brown's fiancee, Quenetha Bell, told reporters that the family ran outside and saw where the thud noise came from: a woman thrown onto the hood of a car by her boyfriend.

"She was asking us for help," Bell told the News. "We said, 'We have kids here, don't be fighting here. You've got to take that somewhere else.'"

Bell said that Brown asked boyfriend to stop. Brown's brother went further and punched the boyfriend, Bell told the News.

The woman suddenly became angry, according to the family's account. Demetric Young, a friend of Brown's who was at the party, told NBC that the couple warned everyone that "they'd be back."

"We thought nothing of it," Young said.

Minutes later, the witnesses told reporters, their house was sprayed with gunfire. Brown was 27. No arrests have been made yet.

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ozonelarryb
ozonelarryb

When the abused woman lashed back at him, he shoukd have said, let have a couple shots, then. Or, you're welcome, bitch.

I hope they catch both, put them in a cell together with knives.

Shameful. Utter scum.

TexMarine
TexMarine

I'll never understand this phenomenon where abused women all of the sudden love their abuser. Mr. Brown should have exercised deadly force in the defense of this idiot; at least the abuser would be dead and not someone who apparently knows right from wrong.

ruddski
ruddski

First rule of intervening in an incident where boyfriend is beating girlfriend in public. There's a great chance they are expressing their deep love for each other, sort of a PDA, especially if alcohol is involved. It's foreplay.

ruddski
ruddski

@lolno

I've got the scars to prove my thesis, and frankly, hon, the phenomenon which was described in this post - where both battlers turn on the intervener - is so common that your reaction indicates a sheltered existence, and little experience in the mean, mean world.

But I wouldn't go so far as to claim that your ignorance makes you a horrible person.

lilbit810
lilbit810

@Myrna.Minkoff-Katz @lilbit810  Thanks. I don't think people understand the psychology behind abusive relationships. Most women are groomed, the same way sex offenders groom children. But victim blaming is the American Way, I suppose. 

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@tdkiosk

My my, seem to have struck a nerve with my mysterious, anonymous, angry critic who never actually successfully challenges any facts or logic presented, such as the most recent - in which you were unable to see the correlation between poor immigrants and how illegal, black-market labor helps keep them poor. Ran out of answers again?

You just prefer to call me a prick in 27 different, unclever ways, which for you seems to be how to deconstruct any argument or logic. that's what my assessment of your intelligence and earning power is based on.

The rest of your little hissy fit is not worth responding to, I can see I was close enough to the mark. Maybe this will lead you to a more mature approach to debating issues?

BTW, how you deduced I'm a musician, much less a substandard one, is anyone's guess. I've cited my former business areas enough times that even an underpaid, unclever bar back with no sense of humor, poor comprehensive skills and a revealing temper should be able to retain at least that.

Have a wonderful day, and don't forget to get that bitchin' ride washed - use the foaming brush, it works on your boots too.

tdkisok
tdkisok

@ruddski


"You are, incidentally, one of those for whom proof or support of an allegation is the allegation itself."


You have no idea. You make shit up and when shown the pearl of truth your rhetoric is laughable. You don't know me asshole. You don't know what I read, my education or what I have been through. You don't even know if I am a man or woman, whit black or hispanic. You are an idiot.


IOW, you're a bit of an unintelligent "me too!" hanger-on who, like those you hang on to, can't actually back up your hysterical claims, so you instead rely on simple repetition rather than empirical evidence."


I know plenty. I'm not stupid enough to get into a political circle jerk with your lame ass. Like I stated above, you pull stuff (or as you like to call them, "facts") out of your ass on a daily basis and I can't argue with someone like that. Not worth my time so you'll just have to live with that, or ignore me. I really don't care.


"My guess is you earn less than 30K/yr in a service industry, drink to excess, "


I don't drink and I earn enough to make guys like you a nice living cleaning my car. You are welcome.


"......always agree with your more intelligent aquaintences, even when you have no.idea what they're talking about, and in your abscence they make jokes about you."


Another lesson on why you are an idiot. My absence? Jesus, you sound like some ultra religious ninny talking shit about others because your life is a boring pit of hell.


"Just a guess based on your contributions to this forum."


Yes just a guess, and an uneducated one at that......coming from an substandard musician who plays shitty country music. I guess on my part I know but you seem to like that crap. 


Fuck off.





ruddski
ruddski

@tdkiosk

You are, incidentally, one of those for whom proof or support of an allegation is the allegation itself.

IOW, you're a bit of an unintelligent "me too!" hanger-on who, like those you hang on to, can't actually back up your hysterical claims, so you instead rely on simple repetition rather than empirical evidence.

My guess is you earn less than 30K/yr in a service industry, drink to excess, always

agree with your more intelligent aquaintences, even when you have no.idea what they're talking about, and in your abscence they make jokes about you.

Just a guess based on your contributions to this forum.

tdkisok
tdkisok

@ruddski  


"People ignorant of facts who are unable to support illogical political or philosophical positions tend to claim that which you claim."


Coming from you that is hysterical. 

ruddski
ruddski

@Myrna

People ignorant of facts who are unable to support illogical political or philosophical positions tend to claim that which you claim.

For some of them, emotionally-charged and unsupported lashing out, name-calling and obsessive focus on the messenger act as substitute for rational presentation of argument. Declarations of "horrible" or "racist", for them, is de facto proof of the charges.

These types are easy to identify, as they tend to refer to themselves in the third-person, while imparting information both uninteresting and essentially useless to the reader.

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

@ruddski  Well, you know... you do do your best at presenting yourself as a horrible person.  

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