Vox Populi: ‘Parents of the City Market shooter should be arrested, indicted and sued.’

Jerry Chambers Jr. is facing three counts of felony murder and other charges according to police. (Courtesy of Savannah-Chatham police)

“Before we had the big storm last year there was an American flag flying on a small island between Thunderbolt and Whitemarsh. Whatever happened to it? Sure do miss seeing it.”


“I can relate to the caller who’s tired of these inaccurate weather predictions. Day before yesterday it was a 20% chance of rain and it stormed and the next day there was an 80% chance of rain and the sun shined all day.”

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“Hey, I’m on President Street heading west I noticed there are crosswalks on President Street. Haven’t we already done this on Bay Street once before and proved that it wouldn’t work? Wake up, Savannah come on!”

“The DOT please leave the trees up, I’ve always considered them a safety measure within themselves. If I lose control or somebody hits my car, and my lane, and I cross over the median on to the opposite bound Interstate traffic, I’d rather hit a tree than another automobile head on.”

“Tybee Island officials just a suggestion: If your golf cart is holding up more than three cars on Jones Avenue, make people pull over. Come on police, do your work.”

“You know love, you felt love, so where does love come from a big bang or living God.”

“Parents of the City Market shooter should be arrested, indicted and sued for allowing their 17 year old son to run wild and kill people down at City market. They need to pay the price for not maintaining responsibility for their son.”

“OK, people. I’m only going to say this one more time. We’re not celebrating the Fourth of July. We’re celebrating the Declaration of Independence Day. Thank you very much and have a mighty fine day.”

“To the person who wants to know why the city of Savannah doesn’t keep the streets clean, I want to know why the residents don’t learn not to throw their trash there in the first place?”

Ronald Harrison 8 days ago
“I can relate to the caller who’s tired of these inaccurate weather predictions." - The obvious solution is to cancel all weather predictions. You can figure it out for yourselves.
Clarice 8 days ago
@ Arresting the parents of the City Market shooter: This was an interesting post considering that there do seem to be few parental consequences for the actions of children. But by 17, children are who they are and should know better. Sometimes good parents have a child who they cannot control. A 17 year old who shoots into a crowd is responsible for his or her own actions. Charge them as adults and get them off the streets.  This isn't quite that easy.

The bigger picture was revealed in the WSAV interview with the mother and brother of one young man, a passenger in the car, who died. http://wsav.com/2017/07/08/only-on-3-family-of-passenger-killed-in-july-5-crash-speaks-out/

Listen to this interview. and you will understand how deeply-rooted the problem is in our area. When the mother and brother both see no problem with taking care of "business" on their own, that a gang is a "family," and that “[They] don’t get the same justice that everybody else get. So we got to create our own justice. That’s it,” then it is obvious: we have a serious problem.  

How many generations of people live among us that believe this?  
What kinds of reactions do you think this rhetoric inspires from black and white alike, especially those with extremists' views? 

People, THIS is what our local officials and police are up against. This is what WE are up against.  Now we are challenged to figure out how to educate and develop responsible citizens in a community in which everyone is treated fairly and equally. 

Yes, we've come a long way from the errors of the past. Now what do we do when there are people among us who think that grabbing a gun and shooting into a crowd is their right?

ivan cohen 7 days ago
When you say extremists' views, I hope you are including "conservatives".  And they have shows on Fox News channel and talk radio to spew out their rhetoric.  I can't throw no stones at this family, chances are that they learned their lessons well from The Soprano's.
Maurice Lucas 7 days ago
First off the parents should not be arressted or indicted. That boy is 17 so if u really think about it he is a grown man and charged as a adult and spend the rest of his pathetic life that he wasted in prison or get the death penalty.
ivan cohen 7 days ago
The driver of the SUV did not shoot into the crowd. But since he survived and his companions didn't , trial by innuendo seems to be some kind of vindication for those who desire payback. Time in prison and the death penalty are not deterrents. Those who commit the deeds which lead to either one do not read the newspapers nor do they watch the news on television.
Fred 6 days ago
This article was obviously put together by the words from a person who has much anger and hostility built up to a particular community and people in society in which they truly don't understand and cares less to. I mean I believe in "paying the price" as it relates to a person being responsible for their own deliberate or careless actions, but why should their parents suffer as well? I mean nobody said that when the parents of all these serial mass shooters that terrorize our nation that they should be held accountable for their actions. So why is this young mans parents under the gun by so many folk? I think this article and this persons mindset is garbage. I mean everyone wants to blame someone until it hits home, I wonder if this person has kids, would they want to be held accountable for their kids actions if this had happened to them?
Don Bielata 6 days ago
When the downtown businesses start losing money, maybe the gang culture in Savannah will get cleaned up, until then, we stopped going downtown..
Kayla Anne 6 days ago
I'm sorry but this article is plain stupid the parents have nothing to do with the child's actions.. The boy committed the crime not them what do the parents have to do with anything. This article was clearly written by a person who wants to get a kick out of somebody