Last Tweets of Hayward Man Shot in Jewelry Store Robbery

Kibrom Bairu's Twitter account talked of guns and money.

Click the blue scroll bar at the right in the box to read the final words posted on the Twitter account of a  in San Ramon Wednesday afternoon.

Tom R. June 02, 2012 at 04:16 AM
Easy to hate the sin and love the sinner until you or you're daughter is looking at the barrel-hole of the sinner's "chrome nine-milli". Some boys' fantasies - the term boy was yours not mine - include the threat of death or death itself. It's the furthest thing from a "fantasy" in the real world so let's stop calling it some poor boy’s fantasy.
Tom R. June 02, 2012 at 04:22 AM
Easy to hate the sin and love the sinner until you or your daughter is looking at the barrel-hole of the sinner's "chrome nine-milli". Some boys' fantasies - the term boy was yours not mine - include the threat of death or death itself. It's the furthest thing from a "fantasy" in the real world so let's stop calling it some poor boy’s fantasy.
Mike S June 02, 2012 at 02:19 PM
I say, quit shooting all the criminals, keep the children under educated, keep the single parents working and definitely take God out of their lives!! Some of us depend on those "results" for work!
Brett Weir June 02, 2012 at 03:26 PM
He was no human. GOOD RIDDANCE!
Anna Dee June 03, 2012 at 04:41 AM
You should never take or attempt to take what isn't yours. It's disgusting how he is boastful in his tweets, karma is a bitch and it doesn't go away til you pay for your wrong doings.
Anna Dee June 03, 2012 at 04:45 AM
Definately wasn't playing "Robin Hood" He ended his own life.
Anna Dee June 03, 2012 at 05:23 AM
i read all of his tweets. you play the game, you pay the price, dead or alive. https://twitter.com/#!/iTearItUp
Ly June 03, 2012 at 10:23 PM
Wow! Everyone should (attempt) to read his tweets. I'm guessing those bills he was flashing were not earned at his job at a coffee shop in Union City. Makes you wonder what illegal activity he was involved in or who else he had robbed. Also, I'd love to know what his criminal past was, as he mentions having to go to court back in April. One less person that my tax dollars have to support in prison
Kyle O June 04, 2012 at 04:32 AM
Good for you Renae. I am a "white" male living in the Tri-Valley and appreciate and respect everything you've said. Tom - you are closet racist ignorant to your own identity. You live in fear based on your own poor interpretations of race. You're afraid. You teach your children to be afraid. You are the problem. You walk the other way when you see "thugs" - when in fact the persons you whisper "thugs" to in your own mind, are not thugs at all, but someone whom lives a different lifestyle than you. Youre so closed off to the rest of the world. But you'll never change, and I don't expect you to. Its so easy for people like you to assume everyone has the same opportunities when it is so obvious not eveyone does. Had I, twenty five year old white male, robbed the same store and been shot... Not only would it not have been news, people would be questioning where my life went wrong - label me a drug addict, highschool drop out, runaway from my family - namely "mislead" and shame I didnt receive help for my sad "family trouble"... Not a "thug" or gangster - had you scene me an hour before I robbed a bank you would have let your children walk right past me, not scurried your wife and kids in the other direction in fear of your own life because you wouldnt have the balls to protect them - but the funniest thing is, you wouldnt even need to protect them, you'd be fine. Thugs don't want anything to do with you, you're miles ahead of them, you have everything youd ever need.
Renae Wilber June 04, 2012 at 04:18 PM
Well said Kyle O!!!! You hit the nail on the head. :)
Dutch June 04, 2012 at 07:48 PM
I've been a soldier my whole adult life. I took an oath to defend this nation against all enemies foreign and domestic. I don't like the fact that a human life was taken but I surely don't like that this person took it upon himself to rob a man just trying to earn a living to feed his family. He defended his country and the robber paid the price. farah,Penny, kelly people are tired of being victims. You're right in the sense that people don't need to be so rude but had this person succeeded our town would have looked like an easy target for criminals. The store owner did us all a favor. Go spend money in his store.
Renae Wilber June 04, 2012 at 08:59 PM
@Dutch, I don't believe Farah, Kelly, Penny, or I would disagree with your point that the jewelry store owner needed to defend himself. What I believe has become the issue here is the mentality of hatred that has surfaced because of this crime. Yes, had this criminal, (not black man, or 510 area code scumbag but...CRIMINAL), succeeded in this crime, you are right, it would have made San Ramon look like an easy target. However, what I see from all these hate postings are people that would like to have barbarically hung this young man in town square so we could all leer and cheer on his death and THAT mentality is a sickness, in and of itself. It is hatred at its finest. The guy is dead, he paid the price of his crime, but now his crime has fed into the ugliest aspect of human nature...hate, racism, and bigotry. A civilized community is not one filled with ignorance and hatred at its core.
Tim June 04, 2012 at 09:56 PM
Again with the PC crap... yes, he was a "black, 510 scumbag, criminal". If he were white and in Alameda County he's be a "white, 510 scumbag, criminal". It's not racism here, it's just an accurate description of the thug in this particular case. I am one of those commenting with the so-called "hatred" of the guy. I certainly don't think he deserved to die. He was young, stupid, and it's an unfortunate tragedy. And, in looking into it deeper, we all need to take responsibility for our own individual choices and stop blaming society as a whole.
Renae Wilber June 04, 2012 at 10:21 PM
Tim, Timothy, Tom, (by the way, did you know that statistics show that guys whose name start with a T are all angry men?). No, just kidding. You see, being black and/or 510 have nothing to do with the crime, only the hatred you have and your probably inadequate need to feel superior to others (those "black" people, those "510" area code losers"). If he were a criminal with blue eyes you wouldn't call him a blue-eyed criminal...you are stereotyping. Call it our desire to be politically correct (not, just not ignorant to stereotypes), excuse yourself, rationalize your hatred, whatever helps you sleep at night. Lumping the criminal into a stereotype of color or area code is illogical. Are you aware that the most academically educated city in Contra Costa County is....El Cerrito - a 510 area code and the mayor of San Ramon was...BLACK? Your logic is tainted at best.
Tim June 04, 2012 at 11:22 PM
You're right... he wasn't black, he wasn't from the 510 area code, and he wasn't a thug... I guess a better description would be "bright, young pillar of the community shot down in cold blood while seeking to borrow cash and jewelry" . There, now we can all sit back, love everyone and everything, sing Kumbaya and pretend that there isn't a problem with violent crime. And I don't equate white collar crime/ theft (which is a problem as well) with violent, fear instilling armed robbery and I doubt most others will either.
Green Is Better June 09, 2012 at 10:38 AM
I'm concerned about the accomplices and Bairu's twitter friends. 2 of the 3 accomplices have been caught, but the friends (looking at their tweets) make me wonder. There is a saying that you are the company you keep. I have never liked guns and it is horrible that Bairu died because he was shot, but people should be able to defend themselves. Maybe the jewelry store owner could have used a stun gun? But then Bairu's friends could just come back during the trial to silence the store owner from testifying... Their actions and the actions of anyone who rob others hurt all of us and they really should be stopped.
Nadja Adolf May 02, 2013 at 07:58 PM
Dear Kelly - would you be happier if this thug had killed the staff and customers in the store?
Nadja Adolf May 02, 2013 at 08:02 PM
Farah - by your name I assume that you, too, are a Muslima. What is the penalty for brigandage in Islam? Why is this so? Why is it morally wrong to defend brigandage? What is the effect on the rest of the society if you tolerate brigands? I am not suggesting Sharia by any means - but there are some sound values in religion that we ignore at our own and others peril.
Nadja Adolf May 02, 2013 at 08:18 PM
Renae, Farrah, et al - one thing is very apparent in your posts - you have never had a family member killed, injured, or threatened by a criminal. People make the fatal mistake of assuming if you give criminals what they want they will let you live. Unfortunately, criminals often kill just because they can. Ever heard of the Hi-Fi robbery in Ogden Utah? The Hi-Fi murders were the brutal killings of three people during an armed robbery at a home audio store called the Hi-Fi Shop in Ogden, Utah, on April 22, 1974. Five people had been held hostage and tortured, but two survived with severe injuries. All were bound and forced to drink Drano (a corrosive drain cleaner). One victim had a pen stomped into his ear, and a teenage girl was repeatedly raped before being flung face-down on the floor and shot in the head. The crime became notorious for the violence inflicted against the victims and accusations of racial bias in the Utah judiciary. One victims suffered severe burns inside his mouth, throat, on his face as well as extensive, permanent brain damage. Another suffered burns and permanent damage to his hearing and balance due to having a ballpoint pen rammed into his head. The murderers had planned to kill anyone they found in the store; they brought Drano with them in order to force the victims to drink it. Activists insisted that the death penalty was a result of bias because the race of the victims was white, while the offenders were black.
Nadja Adolf May 02, 2013 at 08:28 PM
I don't recall Lee Boyd Malvo or the V-Tech killer being white. Admittedly, Mr. Malvo didn't attack a school - but then, it seems he wasn't much involved in attending school. I don't recall this crime being a matter of race - except in the eyes of those who believe criminal actions are excused if committed by one's own race or members of specific other races whom they apparently believe are incapable of self-control or responsibility. Interesting thing I have noticed over the years. White people rarely have much of a problem sending a white murderer to death row. The juror attitude seems to be that no one is happy about anyone's death, but there are some things that just move you outside the pale of society forever. American Indians had little problem with it either where I grew up. There might be sadness that someone was into alcohol or drugs - but when Perry Smith was headed to the hangman there wasn't much concern on the part of the tribes, other than his being a disgrace to his own people and an embarrassment to Indian people. The Paiute haven't been seen expressing much in the way of sympathy for Richard Allen Davis. The reality was a lot of people went through hell as children, but didn't see that as an excuse to make others' lives hell.
Nadja Adolf May 02, 2013 at 08:30 PM
God yes. The store owner who was forced to shoot another human being who died from it. The emotional trauma of those customers and staff who were in absolute terror of their lives. Why is there so much "compassion" for those who commit atrocities, and none for the survivors?
Nadja Adolf May 02, 2013 at 08:33 PM
Renae, you need to read the actual DOJ stastistics. It seems whites who commit serious crimes face more serious punishment than blacks. One reason that those who murder whites face the death penalty more often than those who kill blacks is that the attitudes of the victims families are often considered by prosecutors. Many blacks do not favor the death penalty; some only favor it if the murderer of their loved one was not black. There have actually been studies of these questions, although it is very hard to get funding for research that doesn't follow the "common knowledge" that supposedly blacks are more harshly punished than whites, etc.
Nadja Adolf May 02, 2013 at 08:35 PM
He's a little white thug who made choices that came back to haunt him. BTW - as a rule selling drugs is a little different than shoving a weapon in someone's face.
Nadja Adolf May 02, 2013 at 08:39 PM
It is a fact - with one very big caveat. The rate of black violent crime would be around the same as the rate of white violent crime if the illegitimacy rates were the same. It seems fatherless boys of all races make up an extraordinary portion of those who commit violent crimes. Given the rising white illegitimacy rates, we have every indication that the gap in violent crime rates between the races will decline and approach equality. This should make those who believe that disproportionate policing and sentencing lead to disproportionate black and white crime rates very happy. Unfortunately, everyone else will have to suffer as well.
Nadja Adolf May 02, 2013 at 08:45 PM
Having your car broken into is not generally a threat to life and limb. Equating an auto burglary with an active robbery as a measure of whether or not a place is safe to live sounds very silly to those who have been confronted by a violent criminal. Please stay out of Dallas, Dallas has some very nice people, and they are sick and tired of PC types trying to "escape" crime and violence and bringing with them the very attitudes that excuse and encourage it - everything from blaming the victims, to excusing violence, to gun control that disarms the victims is not exactly a big mover in Texas. Californians have already ruined Colorado, Oregon, Washington, and Nevada - so please stay the heck out of Arizona, Texas, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Idaho, the Dakotas, etc.
Nadja Adolf May 02, 2013 at 08:51 PM
Thank you enlightening me Kelly. Where I grew up "gals" was used to refer to female friends by both men and women. I had no idea the term had anything to do with slavery. We also referred to the men we knew as "boys" - especially when they were fooling around doing manly things like arguing over who had the best algorithm, or grilling in the backyard, or smoking the barbecue.
Nadja Adolf May 02, 2013 at 08:53 PM
Oh, some of us really get it. Others prefer to claim everything from discrimination to genetic tendencies. The problem is we can't treat the disease until and unless we are willing to face the causes, no matter how much they might fly in the face of popular opinion. No one wants to discuss the fact that regardless of race, the major factor that can be used to predict future violent crime is being raised in a fatherless environment. Eliminate the illegitimacy factor, and the racial differences between blacks and whites evaporate.
Nadja Adolf May 02, 2013 at 08:58 PM
Excuse me, but here's my problem. Why is it so many folks who believe that everyone is the same choose to iive in the most racially and ethnically segregated portions of the Bay Area? I live in a diverse area. I know the thugs, and I know the good people. They don't come color coded - what I know is that thug life is heavily promoted and accepted more in some groups than in others. Some families, regardless of ethnicity, never believe their child can do wrong.
Nadja Adolf May 02, 2013 at 09:01 PM
I wish thugs didn't want anything to do with the rest of us; unfortunately, in my area they have made various efforts to collect "taxes" from other people in return for being allowed to not be assaulted. Please note that although some groups tolerate thug life more than others, it doesn't make everyone, or even most people in those groups thugs. Far from it.
Nadja Adolf May 02, 2013 at 09:02 PM
Stun guns just aren't that effective; the barbs may not penetrate clothing, and many require that you actually be within arm's reach of the individual to be stunned. People have died from being hit with a taser or stun gun. You will notice that police carry both types of weaponry.


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