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Thursday, May 28, 2009

[AL] Officer Chevis Finley charged with shooting death of Broderick Rashad Dixon - "fighting over a woman"

...Irondale Police say that the men were fighting over a woman... Dixon was shot several times...

Brighton officer on leave after arrest
myfoxal.com, WBRC
27 May 2009
A Brighton police officer was placed on leave Wednesday night after he was arrested and charged with murder. 22-year old Chevis Raymond Finley was arrested Friday and booked into the Jefferson County Jail. He has been accused of shooting 27-year old Broderick Dixon in the parking lot of the Enclave at Mountain Brook Apartments in Irondale. Irondale Police say that the men were fighting over a woman. Finley has been a Brighton Police officer for less than a year, and was off duty at the time of the shooting. [LINK]

Brighton officer a suspect in Irondale slaying
Birmingham News
Posted by Jeremy Gray
May 27, 2009 9:24 PM
A 22-year-old Birmingham man charged with murder in a Friday morning Irondale shooting death has been a Brighton police officer for about a year, Brighton Mayor Angelo Hinkle said tonight. Chevis Finley was booked into the Jefferson County Jail Friday night on $75,000 bond. Hinkle said Finley is on unpaid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. Lt. Norman Stapp of the Irondale Police Department on Friday said Finley and the victim, Brodrick Rashad Dixon, 27, of Helena were visiting a woman at the Enclave at Mountain Brook apartments. Dixon was shot several times... Finley was released on bond on Monday, according to court records. A hearing has been scheduled in Jefferson County District Judge Sheldon Watkins' court on June 15. [Full article here]

50 comments:

  1. My friend is not a killer! He did only what he was trained to do and that's to protect him self, I mean who will protect u if u don't protect ur self? No body! Chevis is not a killer..... Protecting ur self is different from being a killer. Chevis is very loving,kind,and respectful to any and everyone and I don't think he will risk his career for a women and I am saying that because I know him personally. If u don't know a person u can not speak on him. Chevis if u see this message know that I love u and hope u get over this i mean life goes no....... Pray and we are praying with and for u..... Love, your friend, Tisha

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  2. AnonymousJune 01, 2009

    How are you defending yourself by shooting someone in the back....REPEATEDLY.

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  3. Latisha, it is fine to being loving to Chevis. There are a lot of people that love Broderick as well. You can not justify taking someones life and writing it off as him just doing his job. He was off duty!!! You don't aim to kill anyway. There are other things that could have been done to prevent what happened that night. My friend was shot SEVERAL times and from reports with his back turned. Now we are stuck here to mourn the loss of our friend Broderick. So, I too pray. I pray that Chevis gets what he deserves! And I also hope he sees this message. Because we can't have redo what's done. Broderick will forver be missed~

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  4. AnonymousJune 03, 2009

    I'm growing very tired of ppl on both sides throwing insults at the other. I knew both men pretty well. The media is not giving the whole story. Chevis was protecting himself. Broderick was a very good friend of mine and I miss him dearly, but he had some problems in his life. Substance abuse played a very large role in this tragedy. It altered his mind-state. I believe if Broderick had been sober at the time, he would not have gone to her home and opened fire on that man. Broderick shot at them first, but the media has not released a lot of information. I know the details because I am closer than I wish to be to this case involving my friends. Instead of placing blame, why not wait until all details are released. Yes, we miss Broderick. Yes, it's very tragic. But wishing that ppl "get what they deserve" is not going to bring him back. Instead use that energy that you've put into hating a man that you probably don't know into something positive. Broderick loved kids and computers. Why not start a computer summer camp for kids in his honor? RIP B-Rock.. I miss you more than you know.. Chevy, my prayers are with you.

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  5. AnonymousJune 03, 2009

    In situations where you have a choice to walk away, we must learn to let go of our pride and be the bigger person and just walk. The outcome of what happened on May 22 will never change but what can change is the way we choose to handle things. I don't know Chevis personally but I did know Broderick and all the things that were said about Chevis can be said about Broderick, he was loving, respectful, and full of life. He will never get to fulfill what Chevis possibly will get to experience, a wife, kids, and growing old. We must learn from our mistakes but sometimes learning from our mistakes means we have to pay for our mistakes. To everyone who knew Broderick as well as I did, I'm sure you have many great memories that can help keep your spirits up as time heals our wounds. And for Chevis, you are in my prayers as well because in the end, who really won, no one.....

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  6. AnonymousJune 06, 2009

    Well I don't know either of these men that well. However, I do believe that though Brodrick may have been loving and kind, he indeed, had some issues that his friends and families may not want to fess up to. My family is still mourning the death of our beloved Montre Walker (1982-2006) whose life was cut short at the hands of Broderick Dixon. Although, I don't believe that Broderick intentionally killed my cousin, I do feel that it was very careless of him to aim a loaded gun at someone. In my heart, I believe the night he was killed, he was under some kind of substance abuse, just as he was the night he took the promising life of Montre. I also believe that people use poor judgement when under the influence. Unfortunately, some choices made cannot be taken back. My cousin was a very intelligent loving person who had his whole life ahead of him. Now he will never know what its like to bear a seed and have a wife. He was his father's only son. He, too, will be dearly missed. With all this said and done, I do express my sympathy for all of Broderick's family and friends. The Walker/Jones Family knows firsthand how difficult it is to say goodbye to someone you love whose life is taken at the hands of another.

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  7. AnonymousJune 09, 2009

    I blogged earlier on June 3 at 10:38 and after reading the later post, I must say no one who knew Broderick is upholding wrong doings on Broderick's part. Broderick has paid for his mistakes the day he was killed. All the post that I have read from people who knew Broderick have been from our views of what we KNEW and SEEN for ourselves from interactions with Broderick. For someone to say they didn't know Broderick personally but believes he had a substance problem is crazy. Also to say friends and family don't want to fess up to his problems or issues, we all have issues and as I said earlier its the choices we make that determines the type of person you are not the issue itself. If you didn't know Broderick personally, please don't put him down, he is gone and can no longer speak for himself. Never once did I say in my earlier post that Broderick was right and Chevis was wrong I simply stated the facts, we must change the way we handle situations, our generation is who the young kids today look up to and the examples we are setting isn't anything I would want any small child to follow. Even though Broderick's death is a tragedy to everyone lives Broderick impacted in some type of way, including mine, we should use this as a learning mechanism to better ourselves and to learn from the mistakes that were made on May 22. Again, we can't change the outcome but we can change our choices... Broderick, you will forever be missed!!! Love AG

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  8. AnonymousJune 09, 2009

    Excuse me, but it seems that you re-quoted me incorrectly. To say that I did not know him well and to say that I did not know him personally is two different things. What I said was not he-say or she-say. It is what I have witnessed with my own eyes. Broderick was my fraternity brother and I have been around him on several occassions. It would be correct to say, no I was not a close friend to him. But, I am not going to go there, because I do respect him in his parting from this earthly life. I sincerely apologize if I offended anyone, because that was clearly not my intention. I do agree with alot of things you said in your post. They were positive and encouraging. But I got a little annoyed when you made comment that B.D. would not get to have children and a wife. Maybe my emotions got the best of me, since my family deals with the fact that this is also true for Montre. I just hate when people die, others try to personify that person to be an angel. Speak the truth and it will always set you free. Sorry!!!! I had to say it, AG.
    Again my deepest sympathy.

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  9. AnonymousJune 11, 2009

    At this point, I have been set free because the truth is all I spoke in my blogs... Thanks for the sympathy and my prayers are with you as you still mourn the lost of your cousin... AG

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  10. AnonymousJune 12, 2009

    If Broderick had issues then why are you all trying to take sides here? And he once kiiled a man>>>. It was indeed his time to go. if Broderick had issues,his issues determined his time of death. Why would you came to someones home at 3:15am unless the female knew he was coming, he knew that Chevis was there, the women was foolin around where both men, or Broderick lived there. NO one is wondering if the female had parts in this.........

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  11. AnonymousJune 20, 2009

    Brighton police officer court hearing Monday
    Evening news update
    Monday, 15 Jun 2009, 6:32 PM CDT
    A court hearing was held Monday morning for a Brighton police officer accused of murder.
    Chevis Finley is charged with shooting Broderick Dixon. It happened last month at the Enclave apartments in Irondale. Finley is currently free on bond. Dixon’s mother tells FOX6 News that she is going to be at legal proceedings until she gets justice for her son. The judge set Finley’s preliminary hearing for July 9th.
    http://www.myfoxal.com/dpp/news/local/20090615_evening_news_update

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  12. AnonymousJuly 10, 2009

    he had been shot before. i have seen him drunk before(not pretty).

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  13. I am just reading this blog and a lot of true information is not being shared only opinions. None of us are the judge. Who are you to say that it was his time? A lot of information as it relates to Broderick and her relationship is not accurate. Brod and her were no longer in a relationship and Chevis and her were not married. It has been found out that Brod did not have a gun so how could you say he shot at Chevis? If it quacks, it's a duck. Chevis ran him down and killed him, but we say it's self-defense. Let's be real. This was a sensless murder as a result of jealous rage.

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  14. Slain Man's Mother Wants Some Answers
    ABC 33/40 News
    Reporter: Roy Hobbs
    Producer: Roy Hobbs
    06/10/09 6:31 pm

    Irondale, AL - Deborah Dixon lives in Jackson Mississippi and she says she was stunned when police there came to her home to tell her her son had been shot to death. She's here in Alabama now and she says she's here to seek justice, answers, and closure for her and her family. "My son ran 2 blocks for his life... I don't have any answers... I don't know what happened... all I know is my son is dead." The pain in Deborah Dixon's voice is easy to recognize as she talks about May 22nd.. the night her 27 year old son was shot to death allegedly by off duty Brighton officer 22 year old Chevis Finley. It happened at the Enclave Apartments.

    For Deborah Dixon what's happened since that night is making it more painful and difficult for her and her family. "I feel like justice should be done... I know they tell me in Irondale that that's the highest bond they can do for like 75 thousand... but he was out on bond even before I buried my son." Dixon has been in Alabama all week and she says she's not getting answers. She says nobody is talking to her about the case or providing her with any information. "I haven't got any of his belongings... I haven't got uh... the police report... the pathology report... uh the coroners report... I haven't received anything."

    She told me she hasn't even got a call from Brighton offering it's condolences. The man who is accused of killing Dixon's son worked for Brighton Police Chief Johnny Johnson who addressed that issue this afternoon in a phone call to her, "Chief...this is Ms. Dixon. Hello Ms. Dixon... how are you...? Yes... This is Johnny Johnson the Chief of Police in the City of Brighton and just wanted to offer my words of condolences to you for the loss of your son."

    That call is the first step to helping Mrs. Dixon and her family find some closure to what happened. The next step, getting some answers, will begin Monday when she attends Finley's first court appearance.

    http://www.abc3340.com/news/stories/0609/630837.html

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  15. If you were his friend,knew him or hung around him. How could you even try to start a rumor about substance abuse? Broderick was not a substance abuser and if you are referencing pain killers that was due to an ailment that he had because of one lung. So you don't know him at all. If you don't know him or the true story of what happened that night just send your condolences and press 'Enter'. No one knows the true story other than the parties present that night. We do know that he was in the parking lot with her and that he and his vehicle were shot at. Then he was chased after and gunned down. How dare you say that it was his time. So if someone killed you senslessly, then it was your time too? That is crazy thinking and nothing is biblical about that. A lot of people die prematurely because of sensless acts like this. He was a sweet, kind and very happy gentleman that would help anyone. He had a promising career as a Computer Engineer. It is known by several that he was no longer involved with her. She was without a job and he helped her out from time to time. And she knows that as well. And for the record she was not married to Chevis. All this stone throwing and lies being posted is sad. On judgement day what will you be able to say about your doings in life? What's your legacy? How dare you judge someone else. We can all agree that he was ran down and shot from the back multiple times with the intent to kill by a trained Police Officer. If it quacks, it's a duck. Chevis may have been a good person, but his act has made him a murderer. No jury is needed to justify that.

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  16. Ok I didn't know the other man but I do know Chevis and I have to say that what he did was wrong he told me out of his own mouth what happened and that other guy did shoot at him first and pistol whipped him inside that girls apartment, had Chevis shot him inside the apt then that would have been diffrent but where he went wrong was chasing after the guy into the parking lot and shooting him. I understand that you were angry Chevis that this guy had just tried to kill you and had he came back into the apartment afterwards to finish you off and then you shot him that would have been diffrent. BUT you chased him into the parking lot and shot him. Also that girl was a dirty whore who didn't give a damn about either dude cause as Broderick lay there dead she went into his pockets looking for any money or drugs he may have had on him.

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  17. T and chevis murdered Broderick dixon and you don't need a jury to justifie that!!!!!

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  18. I just pray for both the Dixon and the Finley families. Love you Broderick man. AJ

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  19. To the mother of our victim @ hand..my heart goes out to you. I didn't know your son personally but to hear what happens saddens my heart. Something needs to be done about this senseless behavior!! I have a four year old daughter and am afraid for her life knowing that we have "policeman" out there protecting their pride than lives of our citizens. It is said that prayer changes things..let's see.

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  20. As I read these posts,I'm saddened at the reactions of "grown" people!!! We are not in high school where we trying to pick sides for friends,a young man is dead! He cant come back,he was chased and gunned by a police officer over something senseless and his family and friends are mourning day in and out and some coward has the audacity to say it was his time. You as a human being cant possibly know how it feels to lose someone abruptly,so if you dont know that it hurts and it cant be taken back and bottom line IT IS WRONG TO GUN DOWN ANYONE!!! The people who have the time to come on here to focus on the negative aspects of this case should take the time to take this wrongful death problem nationwide. Everyone should hear this tragedy and then maybe all the parties involved will brought forth and we can get the truth. The mother of the victim should receive her answers and not these myths and justice needs to be to be served. Work these positive acts and we just might gain our community back because bashing a deceased victim doesnt help it just help this violence to become a cycle and next time it could be your family member or friend that murdered and belittled...keep praying people

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  21. FYI,let me doing some clearing of statements made on this site I have known Broderick and his family for 10 years today and I have been there for most of these situations that are getting turned around, First of all,Broderick was in no form or fashion dealing with drug abuse, he was shot from mistaken identity and was missing a lung so he needed strong pain medicine that he ONLY took when needed...thats fact number one....and as far as Chevis being married very untrue he is indeed engaged but not to Natasha Mollete neither man was currently involved with her on a serious level...thats fact number 2...and since I'm on Ms.Molette she has only cause Broderick and every man she has come in contact with grief he was currently healing from 20 stitches in Brodericks head from a dispute with another man she as involved with and further more why is her name not even came up she is he main curprit in this situation!!! And where is she is her brother who is also a Birmingham police officer "protecting" her??? HMMM,think about this and then maybe you should take the time to apologize to the Dixon family for their lostand stop upseting them with these LIES and misinformation!!!

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  22. When I think of you, my dearest,

    I reflect upon the many times I held you in my arms so tightly. Now, you are no longer with us, so I hold you in my heart. Each night before I lie down to rest, it is you I wish to see. I shall always love you and with each day I start, I whisper a prayer wishing you were here. Through teary eyes, I long to be near.

    Oh, how I remember our last gathering with you, too, sitting around wih laughter, food, fun, and more. I saw you last on Mothers' Day and somehow I feel you knew. With the carefree smile and glowing spirit that you bore, I shall always miss and love you so; It's so hard to let you go.
    In memory of Broderick, on his birthday


    I shall always love you and with each day I start,
    I whisper

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  23. BRODERICK IS MY FIRST COUSIN....HE NOT SOMEONE I JUST MET OR ONLY KNOWN FOR SOME YEARS! I HAVE KNOW HIM MY WHOLE LIFE...THE LAST TIME I SAW HIM WAS ON MOTHERS DAY...AND THE FIRST THING HE SAID TO ME WAS "TOYA I'M MAD AT YOU...WHY YOU DIDN'T CALL ME LAST NIGHT..THOUGHT WE WERE GOING OUT!" IF I WOULD OF KNOWN THEN THAT WAS THE LAST TIME I SAW MY CUZ LORD KNOWS I WOULD OF CALLED HIM AND HUNG OUT WIT HIM THAT NIGHT.......NEVER WOULD OF STOP HANGING!!!! BUT I DIDN'T AND EVERYTIME I THINK OF HIM, WHAT HE SAID REPLAYS IN MY MIND...! MY CUZ WAS A GREAT MAN...HE MADE HIS MISTAKES JUST LIKE WE ALL HAVE..IT'S A PART OF LIFE LESSON. READING SOME OF THESE POST ABOVE MY HEAD HURTS MY HEART.....YOU GUYS ARE SPEAKING FROM THE OUTSIDE....YOU GUYS DON'T HEAR THE CRIES OF MY FAMILY...I DON'T THINK IT'S A DAY THAT GOES BY THAT I DON'T WALK INTO A ROOM AND SEE MY MOM CRYING! MY AUNT LOST HER SON, MY AUNTS LOST A NEPHEW ...MY COUSINS LOST A BROTHER....RODERICK LOST HIS TWIN.........AND WE LOST A COUSIN. NO MATTER WHO HAS SOMETHING TO SAY THAT'S A PAIN THAT WILL NEVER GO AWAY! I LOVE MY COUSIN WITH ALL MY HEART...AND HE'S NOT HERE ANYMORE TO MAKE ME LAUGH WITH SOME OF THE STUPID THINGS THAT WOULD COME OUT HIS MOUTH.......OR MAKE ME MAD WITH OF THE THINGS THAT WOULD COME OUT OF HIS MOUTH. HE'S NOT HERE ANYMORE AND THAT LEAVE US WITH A HARD ROAD TO FACE...PLEASE JUST GIVE MY COUSIN THE GRACE JUST TO REST IN PEACE! I LOVE YOU BRODERICK...HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY MY DUDE!

    ANTOYA KEUN BUTLER

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  24. I don't even know dude. I only heard of the circumstances thru police evidence. This is all that i want to say. THERE IS NO DEFENSE FOR SHOOTING A PERSON IN THE BACK ! THERE IS NO DEFENSE FOR SHOOTING A PERSON IN THE BACK !

    WHAT HIS INTENTIONS WERE... ARE IRRELEVANT.. EVEN IF SOMEONE WERE TO BREAK INTO YOUR HOME AND YOU SHOOT THEM IN THE BACK. YOU MAY THEN BE CHARGED WITH MURDER.

    THE LAW STATES THAT A PERSON WHO HAS THEIR BACK TURNED POSES NO IMMEDIATE THREAT OR DANGER TO THE PERSONS BEHIND HIM. THREAT CAN'T BE ESTABLISHED WITHOUT A CLEAR LINE OF SIGHT TO THE OFFENDER/AGGRESSOR. THIS CANNOT BE ACHIEVED FROM BEHIND. SAD STORY.

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  25. Jackson Mother Fights For Justice
    WLBT
    By Maggie Wade
    Dec 17, 2009

    JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A Jackson mother is fighting for justice. Her 27 year old son was murdered in Alabama in May. The man who has been indicted is an Alabama police officer who was off duty. Deborah Dixon says her greatest fear now is her son's killer will get away with murder.

    It is hard for Deborah Dixon to hold back the tears. Her 27 year old son Broderick graduated from Forest Hill High School with his twin Roderick. They both went to college in Alabama. Broderick was working as a computer engineer. The last time she saw him alive was this past Mother's Day.

    "I would have never thought that Mother's Day would have been my last day seeing my son alive," Dixon said.

    Dixon says two Jackson homicide detectives came to her home to tell her about her son's death May 22nd.

    "And I went to the door and they told me that my son had gotten killed but I didn't know how my son had gotten killed," said Dixon.

    This man, 22 year old Chevis Raymond Finley is a member of the Brighton, Alabama police department. He was indicted by a grand jury for Dixon's death. Witnesses say Dixon was trying to get into his truck to leave an apartment complex when Finley drove up and opened fire on the truck. Finley was apparently enraged that Dixon was talking with a woman who he was involved with.

    "Once my son ran he gunned him down, he shot him in the foot, shot him in the thigh, then shot him in the left lung to the heart. Broderick could not run. Then he turned around after he killed him, we kept wondering why he had that big gash in his head. The police officer hit him in the head with his police pistol," Dixon said.

    To add to the family's grief Dixon says her son's accused killer was released from jail on just 75 thousand dollars bail. At a hearing December 4th he pleaded not guilty and remains free on bond.

    "I don't think that's right that he should be out of jail before I could bury my son," said Dixon.

    Dixon has sent out dozens of certified letters to Alabama officials pleading with them to set higher bonds for murder cases. In researching the laws she has found Alabama's codes on bail amounts have not changed since 1975.

    "And I feel like that if you supposed to serve and protect I don't think he should be out walking the streets at all," said Dixon.

    Finley's trial is scheduled to begin the week of April 12, 2010 in Alabama.

    We contacted the office of Carlos Gonzalez the Deputy District Attorney in Birmingham who is handling this case. We were told he is out sick. Chevis Finley has been suspended from the Brighton Police Department. Mrs. Dixon now hopes to set up a foundation in her son's memory to help other families.

    http://www.wlbt.com/Global/story.asp?S=11697637

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  26. YOUR FRIEND IS A KILLER.HE WAS TRAINED TO PROTECT HIMSELF WHILE IN THE LINE OF DUTY AND HE WAS OFF DUTY AT THE TIME...ANYWAY THAT STILL WOULDNT JUSTIFY HIM TAKING SOMEONE'S LIFE OVER A FEMALE..APPARENTLY YOUR FIEND IS NOT ONLY A KILLER HE HAS A SELF-ESTEEM ISSUSE..HE SHOULD HAVE JUST LOOKED AT THE SITUTION IS ANTOHER PERSON'S LOST IS ANOTHER PERSON'S GAIN AND WENT OUT AND FIND HIM ANOTHER...

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  27. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qYNdYNAZvc

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  28. http://www.abc3340.com/news/stories/0609/630837_video.html?ref=newsstory

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  29. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-yUtFElvjM

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  30. http://www.al.com/news/birminghamnews/metro.ssf?/base/news/1244708184315750.xml&coll=2

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  31. this wed will be my first time ever going to his grave.... i could never work myself up to go... i'll get half way and turn around.. and drive 3 hours back home.... and be like next time i'll go home imma go.... but i didnt... couldnt even make it within two miles of the site without crying and my sister having to stop the car......


    i feel so different to point were i isolate myself..... i sometimes dont wanna do anything.... i minds constatly wonders.... twinz have bonds that no one can believe or begin to understand.... we thought alike... we said the same words at the same time.... i can be in one room humming and thinking a song and he will come in and start saying it out loud and rapping it or singing it word for word...with out him even knowing i was thinking it.. u know he thought he was the words be hype man at a party always wanted the mike)..lol we know when we are trouble but what we dont know is how to deal with not having one around....

    when im out im not always having a good time, but sometimes being around people is better than being alone. so it may seem like, oh ok he out and about so everything is kool... thats not the case at all... i just being wanting get out the house.... the fact i walk by this room every day knowing he is not in there and its the way he left it... so i just close the door so i dont have to look in there sometimes.... but dont get me wrong some days im in a great mood.... and i go kick it....

    my mom is stronger than she was or ever been..she is one with god and one with broderick and she says broderick said this to me or u need to do this.. she tries so hard to make me talk or want me to do certain til it gets me angry... im so protective of my brother... and i dont wanna talk about him all the time... but i think she get its somedays and somedays she dont... so i find myself being mean... but its not towards her but i just dont wanna talk about it... when she comes to visit and she will bring me a t shirt's or something she saw that she liked... but she still buys for two.... and i'll remind her but she say its hard and she use to it... so ill go put his stuff in his room.... know after i dirty mines up im going to crack his right open...lol


    i know its not right and wrong... but i dont go to church like i use too... my pastor call me and saids he understands so he'll pray for me and say take your time...... but i dont pray anymore.. not that i dont believe in god but sometimes u question....

    but thats enough.. just wanted to share a small portion of my thoughts...lol ok enough hope everyone comes out this sat to get it up for me and my brother at martini's after at the onyx and yes i'll be there drunk tooo.....lthis was suppose to been a comment to my status but hell i started typing and couldnt stop.... and this aint even half of what i want to say. anyway just how i was feeling for a minute.. decided to let you guys in my world

    ........lol peace out off to the gym.....
    From the album:
    "Wall Photos" by Roderick Dixon

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  35. The video link comment above is from Broderick's people, with their message, crime scene photos, photos of Broderick dead, and funeral photos.

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  36. I saw this video link next. OH THE LOVE. I can't imagine what having Broderick stolen from you has done to your family.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-yUtFElvjM

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  37. AnonymousMay 15, 2010

    So this the dude that shot Montre Walker he was my cousin...so all I can say is sometimes karma hurts!! Where was all the love for Montre huh my family still hurt by that too. Not saying that your loss isn't important but.....IJS!! I know some will get upset about my post but understand I'm still angry and I'm still hurt. However, my heart does go out to the family because I know the pain, I know the hurt. Both young men will truly be missed.

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  38. AnonymousMay 30, 2010

    My prayers go out to Roderick, I pray that God gives you strength

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  39. AnonymousJuly 02, 2010

    I have read Blog after Blog, news report after news report, saw picture after picture, youtube post, etc and still have not commented. I've only cried everytime I've read anything about Brodrick's death. I remember in high school we would hang out together even though I was suppose to be in school, lol. I remember going to Antoya house one day and her mom came home and we thought we were going to get in so much trouble, lol. I remember when you graduated and you would come back, you would call just to see how I was doing. I remember going to the mall to shop for you some air forces. There are so many memories that I have of you that I have always cherished. When I heard the news of your passing all I could do was cry and still to this day I just cry. If I'm feeling the way I do, I can't imagine the pain your family must feel. I keep wishing it was all a bad dream or a really bad joke that will be over soon.

    After reading some of the post on here a dozen times, and being in law enforcement myself, its amazing to see how people react to rumors and false information. People are quick to point the finger or say what they have "saw" the other do and take up for the person they know so forth.

    Brodrick was in no way a substance abuser. He like to have fun, and he like for others to have fun with him. He was such a warm hearted person and if you took the time to get to know him and was not just looking at him you would have known that. And getting to know him was not hard to do, he welcomed people with open arms.

    I don't know the officer at all so I'm not going to say he was good or bad person that's not my place, but I agree with the other post, there was no threat involved, Brodrick's back was turned. And just to amuse some people, if shots were fired in the house and the officer was "defending" himself, why did he have to chase him? Why didn't he leave it at the foot and thigh? He chased his for awhile not just outside the apartment, not just til he was out of sight but from the 900 block to the 1100. CHASED!!! Sorry but evidence don't lie. And "IF" they shot in the house, why wasn't the officer wombed if Brodrick shot first? I'm sure they was at close range to where he would have either been wombed or some type of bruse from getting out of the way. And an officer off duty is to carry a weapon on their ankle!!!

    Anyway, My heart goes out to Brodrick's family, he will truely be missed by many. Roderick God Bless you. There is so much I want to say but I just can't find the words. Hopefully this will be enough.

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  40. AnonymousJuly 15, 2010

    Man some of these comments are just so mean and hurtful. So some say its KARMA because their cousin was killed by the victim...well i say im sorry for your loss but this is a place where we are honoring the memory of BRODERICK so if you have nothing nice to say KICK ROCKS..geez...and you say the police officer was a nice loving man...I dont know any NICE LOVING ppl that CHASES someone to take their life hmmmm doesnt sound so nice to me and I dont need to KNOW him to know that FACT....BRODERICKS back was turned so he cant defend himself when there isnt a threat. He shot into the apartment huh...so where's his gun. Stop trying to make a MURDERER look innocent. He's not...he killed a man...a twin...a son...a brother...in COLD BLOOD....I pray that justice is served and to the Dixon Family I still pray for you because I know its still not easy and it never will be. But I pray that once justice is served you will be at peace. Much love to any and everyone that reads this even those that think negatively I still love you!!!!

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  41. I was there the night Broderick ACCIDENTLY killed his best friend. That was the worst night I think in HIS life! The emotion that young man showed and the regret of taking that friends life was unspeakable! I was the twins neighbor and the love Broderick showed for his friend and family that night and after was overwhelming! This young man's mother and father forgave him, SO WHY NOT YOU, COUSIN! I love you Roderick and grieve for your lose Sweetie! God knows best and you call Ms. Katrina anytime you need or want to! You and your family are in my heart and prayers!

    Amen!

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  42. I think that I have the MOST unique perspective in this situation...I am the cousin to Chevis, his father and my grandmother are siblings. Also, I know/knew both twins. I still see Roderick quite often, but I have NEVER expressed my relationship with Chevis to him, for fear of what could happen...I also went to high school with the young lady involved and was in communication with her up until this happened.

    Having said that, I will say this, NEVER is it ok to take someone's life. Self-defense is one thing, but back shots makes it hard to argue that. I feel soooo awkward every time I see Roderick. My grandmother doesn't want me to express my thoughts...So I guess this is the next best thing. Someone took the life of one of my dear friends, and I am still hurting...so I know how it feels to be on that side of it.

    I wish things were different. Whatever the outcome is with the trial, I pray that God's hands surround my cousin, the Dixon family, and the family...of the the woman, whom I will keep anonymous.

    I wish ALL of this would just cease! I wish this was a bad dream! I have two cousins (one is related to Chevis and one isn't) who are behind bars for similar reasons...each time, I CRY! Cuz no matter what happens...ALL LIVES INVOLVED ARE FOREVER CHANGED!

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  43. CHEVIS FINLEY WAS FOUND GUILTY
    Off duty officer charged with killing Jacksonian found guilty
    Posted: Nov 19, 2010 8:11 PM PST Updated: Nov 19, 2010 9:27 PM PST

    ALABAMA (WLBT) - The off duty Alabama police officer charged with killing a man who grew up in Jackson has been found guilty.

    Twenty-four year-old Chevis Finley was found guilty by a jury in Birmingham Friday evening.

    Finley shot and killed 27-year-old Broderick Dixon.

    Dixon graduated from Forest Hill High School in Jackson. He was a computer engineer in Alabama.

    Finley was fired from the Brighton Police Department after the shooting in May 2009.

    Finley will be sentenced in January.

    http://www.wlbt.com/Global/story.asp?S=13540876

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  44. SMH @ SOME OF THESE COMMENTS: I WILL SAY THAT JUSTICE HAS BEEN SERVED FOR MY FAMILY AND CHEVIS I HOPE U ROT IN HELL...

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  45. To the previous comment you will reap the benefits of hell you designed for someone else. I have known Chevis going on six years and no I did not know Broderick at all. I want to say everybody who have positive and negative things to say about both parties doesn't matter. Either way we have lost two and not just one. Broderick is gone and never can return and he was not an angel. He had his good characteristic but he also had bad ones as does everyone. There is a way to mourn a loss and bashing the suspect is not the way to handle things or else you are no better than him yourself. Have any of you thought of what this might be doing to Chevis mother also. I am sure she is not happy about this situation either. So instead of going back and forth about who was right and wrong and who was good and bad try to think of the Mothers. My heart goes to the Mothers of Both the victim and the suspect because now they have both lost a son. And that is the Sad Reality. Wake up People we are losing the battle everyday which means the War is already lost. And to the female I hope you have learned not string people along cause this is a end result that can't keep happening. You know who you are, All My Love, Prayers, and Support to Ms. Dixon and Ms. Finley.

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  46. People love to blame others. Everyone has a choice of how to react to any given situation.

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  47. God Bless the Dixon Family Love yall and 2 the heartless people who has made these comments on B Dixion if your a mother trade places with Deborah a father trade places with his father a sister trade places with his sisters or a brother trade places with Rodrick or Tee and then speak u probably wont be able 2 from crying and being sick 2 your stomach... Wrong is wrong and I wont wish bad on anyone simply becuz my family could be in either family shoes 2morrow but wat I will say is that MAY GOD'S WILL BE DONE>>>> Until that morning Brodrick>>>

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  48. AnonymousJuly 22, 2011

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  49. For archive purposes: The shooter charged (Chevas) was sentenced under Manslaughter charges to 15 years. The mother of Broderick Dixson is now a State Senator in MS and was instrumental in changes to the law that changed the penalties to filing a false report and opening up evidence and police handling of victims families during the investigation and onwards.

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