published Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Early morning shooting marks 18th homicide in Chattanooga this year

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A woman was shot and killed outside her Dodson Avenue apartment around 3 a.m. today, according to police

A police official said the Major Crimes Division is collecting evidence after police responded to a call made by the mother of Dwana Dixson, saying her daughter had been shot outside their apartment at 457 Dodson Ave.

According to police, Dixson had been outside the apartment talking with friends when she came running inside suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest,

Dixson was rushed to a local hospital where she later died, police said.

This incident marks the 18th homicide of the year, police said.

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harrystatel said...

More people killed in Chattanooga this year by Chattanoogans than by Afghans, Iraqis, Syrians, Libyans, Iranians, Hamas, Arabs, Muslims, Russians, Chinese, North Koreans, . . . .

That seems like a logical reason for those countries to invade Chattanooga to protect "us".

Works for the US government.

September 2, 2011 at 10:28 a.m.
jesse said...

if the d.a. and /or judges would quit cutting deals w/these violent offenders ,put some serious time on them we might slow this down!!

if a weapon or violence is involved ,2 the pen for FIRST offense,at least.

September 2, 2011 at 11 a.m.
Onceuponatime said...

I agree with Jesse.....this is beyond ridiculous. It is all senseless crimes....

September 2, 2011 at 1:54 p.m.
slimjim300 said...

what these criminals need is an atomic elbow!! wooo !

September 2, 2011 at 3:38 p.m.
twharr said...

We should adopt New Yorks gun law. You get busted with an unregistered gun you go to jail for 2 yrs...period. I'm even open to the 3 strike rule.

September 2, 2011 at 4:06 p.m.
Legend said...

The problem with most all these shootings is there's usually more going on than the victim, their families and friends are willing to admit. There's usually some type altercation or something else that has taken place between the victim and the criminal none of them will admit knowing. These crimes are not strangers attacking someone they don't know. There's usually some kind of prior interaction that has taken place. Either drugs, disputes or something else. Go to the core. Get the people to change their lifestyles and their associations and that alone would pretty much do away with many of these crimes and killings.

September 2, 2011 at 4:40 p.m.
jesse said...

if you put these thugs in the pen for 4 or 5 yrs. that changes their lifestyle real good!!at least they ain't killin nobody while they are locked up! if when they get out and mess up again, send them right back!

September 2, 2011 at 5:14 p.m.
CharlesMartel said...

What to do with the murderers? Hang them from a rope by the neck until dead.

Hey Blacks, you need to clean up your own mess. The Whites are now too scared to do anything, in fear of being called "racist".

September 2, 2011 at 11:24 p.m.
rdl014 said...

Do away with section 8 housing and you will stop the killing also. Why are people outside talking at 3 AM anyway? Don't they work? Do away with section 8 housing and they will work. If you can't feed them, don't breed them.

September 3, 2011 at 1:34 a.m.
jesse said...

gitting shot for standing in your front yard at 3 am?

sounds a little extreme to me!

why not just give her a good a$$ whupin instead of killing her?

September 3, 2011 at 6:21 a.m.
woodenvase said...

What Jesse and many others in the community fail to realize is that DA's and judges cannot just magically lock up criminals.

First, DA's must have enough evidence to prove a defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. This almost always requires the cooperation of witnesses, many of whom are criminals themselves. This is just one of many problems when it comes to criminal prosecution.

Second, even if enough proof exists, judges and prosecutors are bound by Tennessee sentencing guidelines, which often require probation instead of prison time.

If people want to criticize the system, they should at least understand it first.

September 3, 2011 at 10:13 a.m.
brokentoe said...

CharlesMartel said... Hey Blacks, you need to clean up your own mess. The Whites are now too scared to do anything, in fear of being called "racist".

Hey, Charles! We whites aren't capable of helping anyone let alone the blacks. We have our own problems with child molesters, little Johnny murdering the entire family because daddy took away the car keys as punishment and a host of other anti-social ills in our pristine white communities.

woodenvase SPOT ON!! But it's a waste of time explaining the law to the naive and ignorant who demand leniency when their own butts or family and friends get caught up in the judicial cycle.

September 3, 2011 at 9:09 p.m.
jesse said...

ok flutie here's a hypothetical for you:

30 yr.old w/10 prior felony conv.goes before a judge for agg.assault w/a gun ,the d.a. has a case otherwise the perp would not be open to a deal. you tellin me the judge cannot give him time in the joint?

you gotta be a def.attn.or work for cox!

September 4, 2011 at 9:27 a.m.
LibDem said...

3AM is a great time to be in bed reading a good book.

September 5, 2011 at 11:02 a.m.
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