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This week's featured reader comments

Violence hits families hard, and the effects can last years, as this week's featured comments show.

Joseph Huguez wrote this week about Michael Huguez, 23, who died April 19, 2007, in L.A.'s Florence-Firestone neighborhood:

To my dearly cousin who was taken from us to soon and at a very young age. Just want you to know Michael you'll be missed but never forgotten I remember your days playing football for Huntington Park Spartans our Jr Midget year you played like a beast but just to let you know our name will always be remembered on that field may you rest in paradise primo..
Joseph Huguez

Clowny Ramirez wrote last week about Andrew Ramirez, 16, who died April 15, 2007, in Cudahy:

Hi Mijo, It's Sad To Say We Never Met. I Did Soo Long In The System That Time Had Got The Best Of Me... I Just Wanna Say I Wish I Had The Opprotunity To Be A Part Of Your Life. It Really Eats Away At Me That I Couldnt Be There For You.... If I Could Take Your Place I Would In A Second.... I Love you mijo...

mary mary wrote this week on Antonio Lee Riley, 18, who died Aug. 27, 2013, in Hyde Park:

I am so sorry to hear about the death of Antonio Riley my heart goes out to the mother. I know just how she feel because my son was kill. That is a pain that no mother should have to feel. I will continue to keep Antonio Riley mother and family in my prayer. You pray and you hope and watch that baby grow up and hoping that one day your child will be the man you pray for you never in your wildest dream think that your child will be gun down and left for dead a mother night mare. Nobody unless they have been through something like this could ever understand that pain because that is and unbearable pain to have because you live to see your child die a mother night mare this should never be I will say this God will have the last laugh so who ever did this might think that they are going down easy street you are not and i would like to say who ever you are you have no spine you put a mother through something that no parent should have to face. Do you sleep at night WOW.

-- Matt Ballinger

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