Father of Calvin Sneed, Slain Pimp, Says His Son Didn't Deserve to Die

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The Chron brought us an illuminating story this morning, in which the father of a slain pimp who was preying on a San Francisco teen says that while his son might have been a low-life dirt bag, that doesn't mean he should have been killed.

Charles Sneed, 53, spoke with the Chron after Barry Gilton, 38, a San Francisco Municipal Railway driver on disability, and 37-year-old Lupe Mercado were charged with shooting the Calvin Sneed to death. The DA claims the couple was upset that Calvin Sneed had been pimping their 17-year-old daughter, and took matters into their own hands.

"They became God for a moment. They didn't wait for the judge, the trial, they did it right then and there in the street," The elder Sneed said.

On June 4, Calvin Sneed, a Compton resident who was a known member of the Nutty Block Crips gang, was driving in the Bayview neighborhood -- where the girl lived with her parents -- when he was shot in the head. HIs car crashed into another parked vehicle. Gilton allegedly fire the fatal shot after the couple confronted Sneed in the street, according to prosecutors.

The DA is calling this killing a vigilante execution.

"I understand the frustration that the parents must have felt," District Attorney George Gascón told reporters at a news conference yesterday. "Having said that, I think it's important to say that taking the law in your own hands is never an acceptable solution, and killing someone in a situation other than defense of serious bodily injury or death is not an acceptable solution."

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renegade
renegade

And let me guess your a "lover"? Or one of them??

renegade
renegade

And she the reason her parents are in jail on 2million bail.. She snitched! Minor or not she was gullible and just cause you know her don't mean shit! Another story from a Lil hoe looking for sympathy smh.

Jsmith
Jsmith

 Prostitution should be legal. Making it legal would get rid of PIMPS, underage prostitutes, STDs / AIDS, drug use, and other crimes. When one is caught being a prostitute or using a prostitute, it should be a civic matter, not a criminal matter. Sex for money between two consenting adults should be, always be, and will be legal.

Ladyamazing310
Ladyamazing310

I have to disagree with all the negative ass comments about Calvin he did not deserve to lose his life behide another human bean thats also could have made her own decision with her life she is at that age where she could have said no she was never force to do anything she didnt wont to it was his game he was runing but she fell for it now she living her life while he no longer living his all pimps have is a mouth pieace is on you to accept a false dream but i hope her parents burn in hell for wht they did he was also ppl love ones homie,Friend,son,grandson,bestfriend,lover,father but that wasnt a thought in there minds they were just thinking about thr negative shit but now he rest his soul and live his life while he watch over close friends and family rest in peace calvin you still have ppl out here that love you for who you are and not what you have became i love you calvin sneed

Akelly
Akelly

Low life punk thug deserved what he got

heyheyhey03
heyheyhey03

Anyone notice the subliminal messaging here? On the right side of the screen they have adds for market street cinema, hustler club...lol!

Tomjrepp
Tomjrepp

child of God or the Devil?

holymama
holymama

when it includes my child I am judge,jury and God!

goodgirl
goodgirl

Oh Pulease........................wha wha wha

carmen
carmen

oh yes yes yes kill them all and God won't sort out the trash. Pimps are the worst desease in the world. They are parasites living off the tormented men/women of our society.Ladies of the evening YOU DON'T HAVE TO GIVE ANY OF YOUR MONEY TO THESE CREEPS!!!!!

Reubenkincaid13
Reubenkincaid13

Personally, I applaud the parents. The court system would've dragged this out, dragged in expert witnesses to tell us how it was society's fault and this wonderful child of god would be turning out another kid as soon as he hit the streets. They simply took the new route. Cut out the middle man. Frankly, I think that we should be able to shoot gang members at will. Cut off their hand(for ID, surely the cops have their prints already) and bandana and get a bounty for it. This includes bikers, latino gangs, black gangs and bankers.

Ilovemystar3
Ilovemystar3

You sound real dum right now their is no proof tht he was a pimp or gangbanger so shut the fuck up nd if he was tht still dnt give them the damn right to take someones they are not GOD so who is anyone to judge? Take a seat and think about tht

Marie Haughey
Marie Haughey

A pimp and a gang member? One less piece of trash on the streets. Release the parents and give them a medal!

OnlyGod Can
OnlyGod Can

Someone should shoot you in the head and tell the authorities that you where a pimp and a gangbanger who pimp'd out their sons and daughters'. 

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