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Remembering Robert Godwin Sr., victim of Facebook live shooting

  • As the manhunt continues for Steve Stephens, the family of the victim, 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr., have taken to social media to honor the life of a beloved relative they say was “a good man” through and through.
  • Below are some of the details of Godwin’s life, as described by those who loved him.
  • “He’d give you the shirt off his back,” one of Godwin’s family members said during a tearful interview with CNN affiliate WOIO
  • “This man right here was a good man. I hate he’s gone. I don’t know what I’m going to do. … It’s not real.”
  • Family mattered most to him. In an interview with Cleveland.com, Godwin’s son, Robert Godwin Jr., said that his father is survived by nine children, 14 grandchildren and many great grandchildren.
  • He loved to fish and clean up litter. Godwin Jr. said that his father had gone fishing the Saturday before he was killed, a hobby he particularly enjoyed in his retirement. 
  • He also said that Godwin Sr. often patrolled the streets with a plastic shopping bag, picking up the aluminum cans he saw on the ground along the way. Read more (4/17/17 1 PM)

To honor Robert Godwin Sr., the man who was slain by the so-called Facebook killer, Philadelphia Police forensic graphic artist Officer Jonny Castro created this digital portrait. http://bit.ly/2ocfF4k

Godwin, 74, was a retired foundry worker and father of 10 who was picking up aluminum cans when he was senselessly murdered.

In their tribute for Godwin on Facebook, police urged the public to report crimes: “YOU - the public - are the best weapon we have in the fight against crime. Mr. Godwin’s killer is no longer a threat because a citizen picked up a phone and called police.”

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Happy 52nd Birthday, Robert! (4.4.1965)

“Look, whatever you do, don’t name your kid after yourself. He might turn out to be more well known than you and it’ll be very traumatising. We still hadn’t thought up a name in the cab on the way to the hospital. It was just laziness combined with male ego.” - Robert Downey Sr.

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finally got around to watch people v. oj and honestly i have so much respect for robert kardashian especially after watching this interview

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A timeline of terrible events broadcast on Facebook Live — and why Facebook can’t stop it

  • Facebook Live is turning into a digital diary of graphic, violent activity. The livestreaming service has a dark side: footage of rapes, torture and suicide are being broadcast on the platform with relative frequency.
  • The most recent discussion about Facebook Live and livestream regulations resurfaced after a man named Steve Stephens shot and killed a 74-year-old named Robert Godwin Sr. on Sunday in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • “This is a horrific crime and we do not allow this kind of content on Facebook,” a Facebook spokesperson said. “We work hard to keep a safe environment on Facebook and are in touch with law enforcement in emergencies when there are direct threats to physical safety.”
  • But can Facebook Live do anything to stop disturbing content? Read more (4/17/17)

For information about suicide prevention or to speak with someone confidentially, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1 (800) 273-8255 or the Crisis Text Line at 741-741. Both provide free, anonymous support 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Robert De Niro Sr. & Virginia Admiral

Admiral & De Niro were both promising young artists in 1940s Greenwich village when they met in a Hans Hoffmann painting class. 

The couple surrounded themselves with bohemian artists and writers of the time. Admiral was also a poet and worked for a time as a typist for her friend Anais Nin, both she and De Niro Sr. wrote erotica briefly for Nin. 

The couple married in 1942 and in 1943 had their son, the actor Robert De Niro Jr. They divorced soon after but remained close friends throughout their lives.

Both became highly acclaimed abstract painters in their own right and have work included in the Guggenheim collection.

Steve Stephens is still under manhunt across 5 US States, police admit to having no idea where he is despite having spoken to him on the phone after the killing of 74 year old Robert Goodwin Sr, trying to convince him to turn himself in.
Stephens is on a random killing spree motivated by a past relationship, according to himself in a video he posted that shows him shooting Goodwin in the head and killing him.

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CLEVELAND EASTER MURDER - On April 16, 2017, 74-year-old Robert Godwin, Sr. was shot and killed while walking on a sidewalk in Cleveland, Ohio. The suspect was identified as 37-year-old Steve Stephens, who posted video of the shooting on his Facebook account. Stephens is wanted on a warrant for aggravated murder. The shooting happened at around 2 p.m. EDT on April 16, 2017 in the area of 635 East 93rd Street in Cleveland's Glenville neighborhood. The shooter uploaded a video of the event, in which he proclaims “Found me somebody I’m about to kill.” before exiting his car and accosting Godwin. He orders Godwin to say <name> - the name of Stephens’ ex-girlfriend - then announces “She’s the reason this [is] about to happen to you.” Stephens then shoots Godwin in the head, returns to his car and drives off as screams are heard in the background. Facebook said the video was uploaded to the website, not livestreamed as initially reported. In other Facebook posts, Stephens claimed responsibility for 13 murders, but police said they were not aware of any other victims. A search for Stephens began soon after the shooting, prompting lockdowns at a number of locations, including Cleveland State University. The manhunt expanded to other states on the morning of April 17. Residents in Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana and Michigan were asked to be on alert. An arrest warrant was issued on a charge of aggravated murder. Stephens worked at Beech Brook, a behavioral health agency for children and families. He was wearing his work ID badge and repeatedly mentioned Beech Brook in videos on the day of the murder.

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The Kennedys were shaped by their culture, the Kennedys were shaped by their religion, and for them that meant embracing the crowd. They were part of the fabric of the city.” - Chris Kennedy

anonymous asked:

There's a black man going on a murdering spree in Cleveland, and BLM people are already saying "watch white people are going to do x" (mostly "murdering innocent black people") and one woman already made it about "the patriarchy." I fucking quit.

This is so fucking disrespectful to Mr. Godwin and his family. I hate everybody.