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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Street Cred

...sprinting earns some.
David Alexander Smith, the Jamaican entertainment figure who created the dance performed by Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt to celebrate his victories, was shot to death at a Kingston bar, local media reported.

Radio Jamaica said Smith, popularly known as Ice, was shot and killed Friday morning at a bar after a brawl with the attackers. Police told the station that robbery was a possible motive, as the attackers reportedly drove off with the dancer’s rental car after the murder.
I don't mean to make light of someone's death; this is a reminder how life can be nasty, brutish and short in too many places. That some take pride in it is perverse, I grew up in one and do not.

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