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2013-12-19 11:56:22 PM
"I just want whoever killed Anthony Warren... to just give the information to the police so my son can have justice for what happened to him," Milledge told local news stations.

Good luck with that.
 
2013-12-20 12:06:51 AM
wayne.usschesapeake.org
 
2013-12-20 03:44:45 AM
Nikkita Milledge, told WTHR that she found out her son, Anthony Warren, was killed outside of an apartment complex on Saturday night, when someone wrote "RIP Anthony, I'll miss you" on his Facebook timeline.

If she was a Farker she would have found out from the picture of Carmelo Anthony captioned "RIP Caylee Anthony"
 
2013-12-20 03:46:53 AM
I wonder how his father feels about this.
 
2013-12-20 03:47:09 AM
That's some fine parenting there, Lou.
 
2013-12-20 03:52:12 AM
Shoot the messenger! They had a hand in this.
 
2013-12-20 03:53:00 AM
A San Fran paper writing about a shooting in Indianapolis. As if there ain't no murders in California
 
2013-12-20 03:55:05 AM

Mikeyworld: A San Fran paper writing about a shooting in Indianapolis. As if there ain't no murders in California


... because dead teenagers only matter if they're from California?
 
2013-12-20 03:58:25 AM

Mikeyworld: A San Fran paper writing about a shooting in Indianapolis. As if there ain't no murders in California


You know where Facebook is headquartered right?
 
2013-12-20 04:01:13 AM
Status: Just got shot, I think I'm dying. Goodbye all. Please LIKE if you feel sorry for me.
 
2013-12-20 04:03:19 AM
Currently Facebook informs people of their relatives death at a loss.

Long term plans in this vertical is to break even in five years and hope for a modest profit in ten.
 
2013-12-20 04:11:10 AM
There is no good way to learn your child has died.

The police told me my son had died over the phone as I was out of town when he passed.

/Sorry to thread jack.
 
2013-12-20 04:11:23 AM
Bleeding out<
 
2013-12-20 04:15:58 AM
There was no criminal involvement, but I've learned of the deaths of TWO close relatives over Facebook during the last year.

On the one hand, I appreciate the tech that facilitates the quick dissemination of info. On the other, I was (and still am) a bit pissed that no one so much as cared to email, much less call, me about the deaths.

My family sucks, sometimes.
 
2013-12-20 04:40:17 AM
This summer we managed to keep the news of a sudden and unexpected death in my family off of facebook long enough to tell all immediate family members (and all extended family members, at least in our half of the family) in person or via phone call. They even got one of the parents home from work to tell them. Even at the time I felt like that was a win, somehow.
 
2013-12-20 04:46:43 AM
People dying all the time everywhere, man
 
2013-12-20 04:50:46 AM
Singing telegram would be so much better.
 
2013-12-20 05:16:56 AM

you are a puppet: Nikkita Milledge, told WTHR that she found out her son, Anthony Warren, was killed outside of an apartment complex on Saturday night, when someone wrote "RIP Anthony, I'll miss you" on his Facebook timeline.

If she was a Farker she would have found out from the picture of Carmelo Anthony captioned "RIP Caylee Anthony"


I think I'll just start positing RIP messages on all my friends' pages.
 
2013-12-20 05:59:21 AM
But what if I don't have a son?
 
2013-12-20 06:28:53 AM
FB is also good in knowing if mom is still alive. She pops up once a year as a friend request after jumping state 18 years ago.

/finding out about a child's death would be horrible anyway.
 
2013-12-20 06:35:47 AM

eajc4f: There was no criminal involvement, but I've learned of the deaths of TWO close relatives over Facebook during the last year.

On the one hand, I appreciate the tech that facilitates the quick dissemination of info. On the other, I was (and still am) a bit pissed that no one so much as cared to email, much less call, me about the deaths.

My family sucks, sometimes.


Yep.  I had that happen each of the last three years.
 
2013-12-20 06:38:51 AM

GreenSun: Status: Just got shot, I think I'm dying. Goodbye all. Please LIKE if you feel sorry for me.


Only 1% would re-post that.
 
2013-12-20 07:00:19 AM

you are a puppet: Nikkita Milledge, told WTHR that she found out her son, Anthony Warren, was killed outside of an apartment complex on Saturday night, when someone wrote "RIP Anthony, I'll miss you" on his Facebook timeline.

If she was a Farker she would have found out from the picture of Carmelo Anthony captioned "RIP Caylee Anthony"


RIP puppets
 
2013-12-20 07:12:39 AM

Betep: Singing telegram would be so much better.


My first thought
 
2013-12-20 09:49:11 AM

AirForceVet: There is no good way to learn your child has died.

The police told me my son had died over the phone as I was out of town when he passed.

/Sorry to thread jack.


Unless she was out of town, it does seem odd that Facebook would be the first means she finds out something is wrong.  The kid was only 15, so if she was home, she should have known something wasn't right.  Or the person posting the "RIP" was at the scene and posted it immediately after the shooting.

/either way, 15 is a little young to be roaming the streets without parents or friends of the family.

In my family anyway, as once, my dad went searching for my bro when he didn't come home fast enough after school about that age.  It almost involved the cops, but that is a story all to itself.
 
2013-12-20 11:41:29 AM
It's terrible he got shot through his Facebook page.
 
2013-12-20 12:14:15 PM
My aunt announced via Facebook that my grandfather died as soon as it happened. At least half of my family found out this way.

Once confronted, she blamed the fact "she was overcome with emotion."  Because reasonable people run to Facebook the moment these things happen?!

Why yes, I am still bitter.
 
2013-12-20 01:31:27 PM
Wouldn't twitter be the more likely source?
 
2013-12-20 04:44:22 PM
My younger sister, (age 24) died last month. I found out because I came home from work and there was a memorial picture on my timeline. Her picture with her date of birth and the current date as the date of death. I nearly fainted at my computer. Our other sister had called while I was in the car, but I didn't answer. So the first I found out was when I sat down to my computer screen. I felt like they could have waited until the family was notified to start posting it all over Facebook.
 
2013-12-20 05:38:41 PM
I suggest investigating whoever posted first on Facebook. If they found out that the son was dead before the cops could notify next of kin they may have inside knowledge.
 
2013-12-21 07:28:04 AM

Mikeyworld: A San Fran paper writing about a shooting in Indianapolis. As if there ain't no murders in California


The Indiana site is an autoplay video-only page. You'd really prefer that?

lack of warmth: Unless she was out of town, it does seem odd that Facebook would be the first means she finds out something is wrong. The kid was only 15, so if she was home, she should have known something wasn't right.


Divorced? Went to a friend's place with permission? It doesn't say she didn't know where he was.

vapor_trail: My aunt announced via Facebook that my grandfather died as soon as it happened. At least half of my family found out this way.

Once confronted, she blamed the fact "she was overcome with emotion."  Because reasonable people run to Facebook the moment these things happen?!

Why yes, I am still bitter.


It's never going to be easy no matter when or how you find out. Let it go. The bitterness is just transferring some of your anger-grief onto your aunt instead of facing the reality that the bitterness is really over your grandpa passing at all.
 
2013-12-21 01:14:10 PM
It's never going to be easy no matter when or how you find out. Let it go. The bitterness is just transferring some of your anger-grief onto your aunt instead of facing the reality that the bitterness is really over your grandpa passing at all.

I do appreciate the thought. I'm at peace with the death of my grandfather, the issues are ongoing with my Aunt, this was far from an isolated incident. :)
 
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