Brian “Cozmik” Scott article in DAILY NEWS 6/21/2010


          There is an article in today’s Daily News paper focusing on the “Arrowhead Pawn” shop, which is the shop where the gun used in the Brian Scott tragedy was purchased. During an investigation it was noted that the Jonesboro, GA shop sold numerous guns that recently made its way to our city streets. In total there has been 11 suspects arrested on weapons posession charges related to 9 guns purchased at Arrowhead.

          Included in the article was a piece speaking on Brian “Cozmik” Scott, here it is below in it’s entirety.

          Just months after Brian Scott’s random murder, an undercover cop bought the illegal handgun used to kill the charismatic Brooklyn teen.

          Word that the weapon was in police hands brought tears to the eyes of the slain teen’s Dad.

          “I give him praise for doing what he’s doing because these guns need to be off the street” a choked-up Brian Scott Sr. said of the anonymous hero cop. “Too many people are dying”.

          And, like his 18 year old son, dying too soon.

          Efforts like Operation Phoenix, in which a lone undercover cop bought 153 weapons in 12 months, aim to halt the gun violence.

          Brian Scott Jr., a Rollerblading prodigy known to his friends as Cozmik, grew up on the same streets where he died last October-killed simply for standing in the wrong place at the wrong time.

          In a videotaped conversation four years before his October 2009 slaying, the teen spoke about Brooklyn in a streetwise voice belying his schoolboy looks.

          “It’s like a sped-up place”, the charismatic teen says. “Some places, it’s peaceful. Some places, it’s very loud and trouble-causing”.

          Four years later, he was dead-shot 3 times with a semiautomatic handgun inside a Flatbush fast-food restaurant.

 His still-shaken Father didn’t see the videotape until two months ago, just after learning the NYPD had acquired the murder weapon.

          “It’s amazing”, Scott said of the long-lost video of his recently lost son. “It touched my heart. The words coming from him-personally, it touches my heart”.

          “He never believed in guns”, he continued with a smile on his face. “He never believed in violence”.

          The vintage video is prescient and poignant, with the teen swinging in a Brooklyn neighbor’s hammock and musing about the future.

          He name-checks his seemingly mismatched role models-the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and skateboarder Tony Hawk-and expresses hopes for making a difference down the road.

          “Like Martin Luther King said, ‘No Violence,’ “ said Scott, who hoped to spread that message as an adult. “If they have conflicts and stuff like that, they shouldn’t use guns, because that just throws people’s lives away,”

          His Father hopes the recovered gun will lead to an arrest in his boy’s still-unsolved slaying.

          “That will put some closure in me,” the Father said.


2 Responses to “Brian “Cozmik” Scott article in DAILY NEWS 6/21/2010”

  1. […] to Brian Perry for the info, Vincent Mcconney for providing the photo, and thank you to the NYPD. You can read the full Daily News article on SUAS thanks again to Lord […]

  2. […] to Brian Perry for the info, Vincent Mcconney for providing the photo, and thank you to the NYPD. You can read the full Daily News article on SUAS thanks again to Lord […]

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