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Teen recovers in time for TV performance

Original post made on Oct 7, 2011

Just three weeks after being stabbed in downtown Pleasanton, Cameron "CamCam" Gipson had his shot at stardom on a national TV show.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, October 6, 2011, 7:22 AM

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Posted by Coco
a resident of Danbury Park
on Oct 7, 2011 at 10:16 am

Congratulations Cameron! So sorry you had to get notoriety this way. Good luck to you.

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Posted by neighbor
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 7, 2011 at 11:30 am

This boy does not deserve to benefit from this incident. He deserves accountability for his actions also.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Oct 7, 2011 at 11:32 am

I've read the blog entry but no details? What happened? What prompted the stabbing? strange seems to be secret?

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Posted by Coco
a resident of Danbury Park
on Oct 7, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Neighbor: The kid was stabbed, what do you think he deserves?? What actions? You're obviously another hateful lifelong Pleasantonian, aka, Teaparty member.

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Posted by neighbor
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Oct 7, 2011 at 4:19 pm

Seeing how most people out there don't know the whole story behind the stabbing of two innocent teens and i say innocent because no matter the situation noone deserves to be stabbed, shot, etc. Also the two teens that were stabbed were not seen or found with any kind of weapons on them.Cameron the young Hip Hop artist has had long notiriety and it is ignorant for the person who mentioned Cameron using this to his benefit.

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Posted by neighbor
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Oct 7, 2011 at 4:30 pm

Garcia admitted stabbing teenager Cameron Gipson on Sept. 15. He denied stabbing Dawayne Barnes, although he told police he would have "if he had the chance," court records show. Obviously this teen "Victor Garcia" has no kind of remorse as observed in his own statement above.

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Posted by Jeff
a resident of another community
on Oct 7, 2011 at 10:12 pm

The person that spoke about accountability obviously did not read the article. They just saw Hip hop,rapper, and stabbing and automatically thought that Cam Cam did something wrong.I suggest you go back and read it clearly and if you don't get it, read the article that was printed earlier so you can get it. This young man was a victim of a near fatal stabbing and within 3 weeks had the will and determination to follow his dream and perform on stage regardless of any physical pain or mental stress caused by this attempt to take his life.

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Posted by crz
a resident of Civic Square
on Oct 8, 2011 at 3:02 pm

jajaja none of u know the whole story.. "cam" "cam" had it coming.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Danbury Park
on Oct 8, 2011 at 4:21 pm

NOBODY has it coming when it comes to getting cut up.

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Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Oct 8, 2011 at 4:41 pm

So, how'd Cam Cam do on the show?


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Posted by neighbor
a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Oct 8, 2011 at 11:37 pm

The 16-year-old is being held on $260,000 bail. He's charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, each of which can carry a sentence of up to four year in state prison. Garcia is also charged with inflicting great bodily injury, which could carry an additional sentence of three years, of committing a violent felony, which could add another three years, and under a state statute that prohibits plea bargaining in certain violent crimes.You do the crime be prepared to do the time as the saying goes, wich i believe in.

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Posted by 3GM
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 10, 2011 at 10:24 am

Of course no one deserves to be violently harmed by another. However don't be so naive and think that when two teens go to fight one teen that the one teen is not scared (even if he won't admit it) and he may think of a way to even up his odds. Teens and young adults have a very hard time thinking through these situations rationally. Let's face it...the victims had a BIG hand in creating this violence for themselves. This was not a random act of violence...all 3 of these boys made a horribly bad decision that day.

I have heard for years from my kids how talented CamCam is. I hope him and every other teen takes away from this that instead of getting involved in such non-sense they would be better off staying away from stupid situations and focusing on their schooling, interests and talents.

I heard the voting for the talent winner was very close, keep at it Cameron, as long as you focus on learning and growing your talent and there will nothing to stop you from having a great life.

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Posted by Neighbor
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 10, 2011 at 4:37 pm

The boys who ended up being "victims" where the original aggressors. They meant to outnumber and harm another boy. They are not innocent an should not benefit from the incident by being celebrated.
I am glad they have made good recoveries.

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