first_imgKamboe Sneh Jr., consoling a large gathering of mourners celebrating the home-going of his father, Deacon Kamboe Sneh Sr. of the Christian Community Center (CCC), said there is time for everything under the sun (quoting Ecclesiastes. 3:1-8).The funeral was held at the CCC edifice in Jacob Town, Paynesville last Saturday.Samuel Sneh, choked with emotion, told the gathering that in God’s own time, He would wipe tears away from “our eyes, and there would be no pain, outcry and mourning,” as he suddenly held his peace, unable to continue the reading from Revelation 21: 3-8.Though it was said that it was a celebration of Deacon Sneh’s life, since he was a man who worked to show others God’s love, the echoes of mourners filled the background as his remains were viewed at the Stryker Funeral Home and at the CCC edifice. Deacon Sneh died at the age of 51 after a protracted illness. Delivering the discourse, Rev. Dr. Al Karlay told the mourners that he loved those he came in contact with and therefore they must use love as the mirror of his life to continue to build each other up.Rev. Karlay told them to look back on their lives, as in a mirror, to see whether they have the spirit to undermine, to hate, to divide and to destroy.“Let your love change others; let your love build others up and you must leave from here today to share love with each other,” Rev. Karlay said.The English and the Kru choirs sang the favorite hymns of the late Deacon Sneh. Tributes came from the Ministry of Lands & Energy, Murrayville Community, Bomi County Association, Tolbert Group of Companies, among others. Burial took place in Brewerville.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgALISO VIEJO – A 19-year-old in a black cape and helmet went on a shooting rampage Saturday in this upscale Southern California neighborhood, killing a man and his daughter before committing suicide, authorities said. William Freund, 19, left his home about 9 a.m. and drove less than 100 yards to a house where he shot and killed 22-year-old Christina Smith and her 45-year-old father Vernon Smith with a shotgun, said Orange County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Jim Amormino. A 20-year-old man, who was the brother and son of the victims, also was in the house. He fled from the gunman and ran out the back of the house after hearing the shots, Amormino said. After leaving the house, Freund walked across the street and fired into another house, Amormino said. A person inside suffered cuts from broken glass. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Another neighbor who heard the commotion came outside and was confronted by Freund, who tried to fire his weapon, Amormino said. When it misfired, Freund returned to his own house and committed suicide, he said. Authorities said the motive for the shootings was unknown and there was no known link between Freund and the victims. “It may have been random,” Amormino said. Police tape blocked off much of the large subdivision in the hills above Aliso Viejo, a wealthy section of south Orange County where median home prices exceed $600,000. Built in 1995, the neighborhood of mostly beige two-story homes was quiet Saturday afternoon, with people washing their cars and children in Halloween costumes playing in the street. People who lived in the neighborhood were troubled by the violence, describing it as a family community where residents often socialize. “For this neighborhood, it’s shocking,” said 33-year-old resident Ian Brown. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_img “Regardless of the governor’s decision, we must not succumb to violence,” Wesson said. Despite the concerns, Los Angeles police have received no credible threats of possible violence no matter the outcome of Williams’ case, according to Lt. Paul Vernon, a department spokesman. Police have no plans to deploy more officers or step up security, he said. “We don’t want to unduly concern the community over unconfirmed rumors,” he said. Officers question the depth of Williams’ support among local street gangs, Vernon added, saying the Death Row inmate had been unfamiliar previously to many younger generation gang members. Sheriff Lee Baca had no immediate comment, said department spokesman Deputy Steve Suzuki. Calls to Williams’ representatives were not immediately returned. Williams’ backers say his teachings from prison – through a series of books and talks by phone – have persuaded many to avoid gangs. Many celebrities have joined his cause, saying he has redeemed himself on death row. Williams, 51, was convicted of killing Yen-I Yang, 76, Tsai-Shai Chen Yang, 63, and Yu-Chin Yang Lin, 43, in a robbery at a Los Angeles motel the family owned. Albert Owens, 26, a 7-Eleven clerk, was gunned down in a separate robbery in Whittier. Last week, the California Supreme Court rejected a request to reopen Williams’ case amid defense claims that he was connected to at least three of the killings by shoddy forensics. The U.S. Supreme Court and other federal courts have ruled against Williams, whose 1981 death sentenced would be commuted to life without parole should the governor approve clemency.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LOS ANGELES – Wary of public anger over Stanley Tookie Williams’ pending execution, local leaders on Friday called for peace if the Crips gang co-founder is put to death next week for four shotgun murders in Los Angeles County. Authorities have received reports of possible plans to commit violence if Williams is denied clemency, calling the threats a “credible concern.” “What we picked up is enough to make us believe that there will be an attempt in some isolated places for violence,” Robin Toma, executive director of the county’s Commission on Human Relations, said at a news conference at City Hall. Toma declined to provide further details, but said schools and various county areas could be targeted. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has yet to decide whether to grant Williams clemency in the 1979 murders. Williams, who is scheduled to die at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday by lethal injection at San Quentin State Prison, would be the 12th inmate executed since California reinstated the death penalty in 1977. In Los Angeles, four City Council members urged calm in the next several days while asking local religious leaders to promote peace among their congregants and open their churches to those upset by the case. Though community opinions about Williams vary, even a small group could provoke widespread civil unrest, said Councilman Bernard Parks. He alluded to the 1992 Los Angeles riots that followed the acquittal of white police officers in the beating of African-American motorist Rodney King. “All you need is a few to disrupt the entire city,” Parks said. Councilman Herb Wesson implored Williams’ supporters to follow his message of nonviolence. last_img read more