Former Boxing World Champ Hector ‘Macho’ Camacho Dead at Age 50 After Taken Off Life Support Following Shooting in Puerto Rico
Former world boxing champion Hector “Macho” Camacho is dead at the age of 50 as he was taken off of life support after having been unconscious are ruled clinically brain-dead following the drive by shooting in Puerto Rico. The police have stated that two men fled the scene in a sport utility vehicle, but that no arrests had been made. Camacho won super lightweight, lightweight and junior welterweight world titles in the 1980s and fought high-profile bouts against Felix Trinidad, Julio Cesar Chavez and Sugar Ray Leonard while compiling a career record of 79-6-3. Camacho also battled drug, alcohol and other problems throughout his life. There were hardly any boxers during his day that were more attention-grabbing than Camacho and his ring antics and attire were legendary.
Hector “Macho” Camacho, a former world champion boxer, died on Saturday at the hospital in Puerto Rico where he has been unconscious since he was shot in the face in an attack in his hometown.
Camacho, 50, went into cardiac arrest in the pre-dawn hours and he was then taken off life support and died shortly thereafter, said Dr Ernesto Torres, the director of the Centro Medico trauma center in San Juan.
The boxer was known for his skill and flamboyance in the ring as well as for a messy personal life and run-ins with the police out of it.
From the NY Times, Hector Camacho, 50, Boxer Who Lived Dangerously, Dies.
The police said that Camacho was shot in the left side of the face on Tuesday night as he sat in a black Ford Mustang with a friend, The Associated Press reported. The bullet fractured his vertebrae and was lodged in his shoulder when he was taken to the Puerto Rico Medical Center. The friend, Adrian Mojica Moreno, was also killed.
The police said that two men fled the scene in a sport utility vehicle, but that no arrests had been made. They said nine bags of cocaine were found in Moreno’s pockets and a 10th was found open in the car.
Garrett Reid, Son of Philadelphia Eagles Coach Andy Reid, Found Dead at Eagles Camp at Lehigh University
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid was noticeably absent from the start of the Eagles’ walk-through practice on Sunday morning. It was said that he had a personal issue. That was an understatement …
Garrett Reid, oldest son of Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid, was found dead in his bed at Lehigh University this morning. Garret Reid has had a history of drug abuse and had served jail time; however, had reportedly rebounded from his drug-troubled past and was assisting the Eagles’ strength coaches at camp. Lehigh University Chief of Police Edward Shupp confirmed that Garrett Reid’s body was found in his dorm room at training camp, following a 911 call placed at 7:20 a.m. ET. Shupp stated that there was no evidence of foul play and the coroner’s office has an investigation going.
Eagles G.M. Howie Roseman announced moments ago that Garrett Reid, the eldest son of Eagles coach Andy Reid, was found dead at training camp on Sunday morning.
“He’s been strong for us, we’re going to be strong for him right now,” Roseman said.
UPDATE I: Garrett Reid’s past issues with drugs. Did the demons intimately end his life?
The 29-year-old Reid struggled with drug abuse for years and was imprisoned for a 2007 high-speed car crash in which another driver was injured. Police found heroin, which Reid admitted to using, and more than 200 pills in his car. When he surrendered to begin serving his sentence in that case, prison guards found Reid had tried to smuggle prescription pills into jail.
Reid seemed to have rebounded from his problems in recent times and was assisting the Eagles’ strength coaches at camp. Many of the coaches and staff stay in the Lehigh dorms.
In the midst of his legal troubles in his early 20s, Reid said he ”got a thrill” out of being a drug dealer in a lower-income neighborhood just a few miles from his parents’ suburban Villanova mansion.
Coroner’s Official Autopsy Results on Cause of Death of Whitney Houston … Cocaine “Exacerbated her Heart Condition” & Played a Role in her Accidental Bath Tub Drowning
It has to be the worst kept secret with regards to the death of singer Whitney Houston … according to LA County Coroner Craig Harvey, cocaine did play a role in her death and accidental drowning in the bath tub. Imagine that, who saw that coming? Sadly, we can only add Whitney Houston’s name to a long list of celebrity deaths as a result of drug addition and abuse.
Singer Whitney Houston’s use of cocaine “exacerbated her heart condition” and played a role in her accidental drowning in the bathtub of a Beverly Hills hotel suite, Los Angeles County Chief Coroner Craig Harvey said.
The long-awaited autopsy results were released Thursday after weeks of intense speculation over how the 48-year-old pop star died. It marks another high-profile Hollywood death connected to drug use, coming less than three years after Michael Jackson died suddenly at his Holmby Hills mansion. Jackson’s death resulted from intoxication involving a powerful sedative, and his doctor was later convicted of involuntary manslaughter.
Adults do not have accidental drowning deaths in bath tubs, such tragic events are usually reserved to children who cannot help themselves. However, if one’s heart gives out or they are so wasted on drugs that they do not even realize they have passed out and drown, that is just simply pathetic. But the question remains, how did she die … we know drugs played a roll, but …
Houston was found submerged in the bathtub of her hotel room on the afternon of Feb. 11 by an assistant. Beverly Hills Fire Department paramedics performed CPR on the singer for about 20 minutes before pronouncing her dead..
Tony Bennett Left His Liberal Brain in San Francisco … Calls for Drug Legalization Following the Death of Whitney Houston
The Singer Tony Bennett’s comments regarding the legalization of drugs following the death if Grammy Award winning singer Whitney Houston prove positive that drugs really do have an adverse effect on the brain. It is obvious that Tony Bennett not only “Left his Heart in San Francisco”, he left his brain their as well.
First of all it has yet to be determined what Whitney Houston died of. Second, what kind of dirt bag uses the death of an individual for their warped, personal agenda? Third, all signs point to the fact that Houston most likely died from the abuse of legalized drugs. So what does the legalization of drugs have to do with anything? Bennett actually had the audacity to defend his ignorant comments.
Following the death of Whitney Houston, Tony Bennett has called for the legalization of hard drugs. Houston would not have died, Bennett said, if drug users were not forced “to hide”.
Bennett made his comments just hours after Houston’s body was found in her hotel room. The 85-year-old singer was speaking at Clive Davis’s annual pre-Grammys party, which had been abruptly re-dedicated to Houston’s life. “I’d like to have every gentleman and lady in this room commit themselves to get our government to legalise drugs,” he told the star-studded crowd. “So they have to get it from a doctor, not just some gangsters that just sell it under the table.”
I am still confused, how would the legalization of drugs saved such individuals like Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson or Amy Whinehouse? These folks abused legalized drugs. Are we really supposed to believe that legalizing crack is going to save lives? Really? How foolish could one possibly be? What makes matters worse is that it is reprehensible to make such a foolish comment to promote one’s agenda by latching onto the death of someone. Good grief, get some class.
Daily Commentary – Thursday, February 16, 2012 – Tony Bennett’s Reaction to Whitney Houston’s Death is to Legalise all Drugs?
- “Houston would not have died, Bennett said, if drug users were not forced to hide”
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20 Year Old Woman Found Dead at Occupy Vancouver in Tent … Apparent Drug Overdose (VIDEO: Clash with Media)
Yet one more thing that has never occurred at a Tea party rally .. more sex, drug overdoses and bongos. Even the great White North is not without moonbats.
According to NewsVine, a 20 year old woman died at Occupy Vancouver on Saturday after being found unresponsive. According to accounts the woman died of an apparent drug overdose. The Occupy Vancouver community have since identified the deceased woman as Ashley.
A woman at the Occupy Vancouver camp died Saturday after being discovered in an “unresponsive” condition, police say. A Canadian protest organizer said it appeared to be due to a drug overdose.
The cause of death has not been determined but there is no evidence to indicate foul play, police said.
The woman in her 20s was found in a tent by another protester. Paramedics took her to a hospital where she was pronounced dead, Vancouver police said in a statement.
Lauren Gill, an organizer at the camp, said the woman apparently died of a drug overdose.
UPDATE I: Check out the VIDEO below of more violent confrontations from the Occupy protesters. Occupy Vancouver protesters clashed with media covering the event. Isn’t it amazing that the progressive, liberal LEFT think that only they have a freedom of speech, while they forget about freedom of the Press. But as we have seen consistently from the tolerant LEFT , there is no tolerance, only their way.
VIDEO Hat Tip: the bulletproofcourier
- 87 year old Michigan man pulled over with over 228 pounds of cocaine – could get life in prison
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Police find Decapitated Body of Mexico Newspaper Editor Maria Elizabeth Macias-Castro Who Reported on Drug Cartel Violence
More drug cartel violence from south of the border.
39 year old Maria Elizabeth Macias Castro, the editor of the Mexican newspaper Primera Hora was found dead Saturday morning. Police found her body decapitated and with a note next to it, from the drug cartel responsible. The message stated not to use blogs or social media to report about drug cartels.
Pic Courtesy: Peru.com
Her body was found Saturday morning, according to the attorney general’s office in the northern Tamaulipas state. A message “attributed to a criminal group” was found next to her, the office said.
“The state government expresses its deepest condolences to the relatives and loved ones affected by these lamentable acts,” the office said, adding that it is investigating.
Earlier this month, attackers left ominous threats mentioning two websites on signs beside mutilated bodies in northern Mexico.
Much, much more at EMS News, including them bothering to investigate and report that the “attributed to a criminal group” was the Zetas.
- Missiouri kindergartener brings his mothers crack pipe to show n’ tell
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The drug cartel violence continues in Mexico …
15 men found dead, of which 14 were decapitated in Acapulco, Mexico. The murder and violence is the handy work of the Mexicam drug cartels. Handwritten signs left with the bodies were signed by “El Chapo’s People,”a reference to the Sinaloa cartel.What a complete fiasco it is turning in to in Mexico. The US-Mexico border has to be secured. Sadly, the US Congresswoman Gabrielle “Gabby” Giffords (AZ-D) who was shot in the head at a town hall like meeting in Tuscan, AZ was a pro-secure the border individual and a critic of how the US government was handling the situation.
Police found the bodies of 15 slain men, 14 of them headless, on a street outside a shopping center in the Pacific coast resort of Acapulco on Saturday.
The victims, all of whom appeared to be in their 20s, were discovered in an area not frequented by tourists.