Friends, family of murdered man show up for court proceedings

Rosie Mullaley
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One of many badges worn by family and friends of Joey Whalen in provincial court. Whalen died after being brutally beaten in a Tessier Place home in St. John's.

More than a dozen family members and friends of Joey Whalen were in Courtroom No. 7 at provincial court in St. John's this afternoon to take in proceedings for accused murderer Kenny Green. All wore badges with Whalen's photo.

Green is suspected of killing Whalen on Tessier Place March 13.

He's due in court this afternoon.



Geographic location: St. John's, Tessier Place

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  • carogers
    March 26, 2013 - 15:18

    You do realize these are addicts, mentally ill, and just generally sub culture individuals. They will not be intimided by a group of seniors, single moms or average people. They will have no problem confronting anyonewho gets in their way. This advise has the potiental to become violent as they will get up in the face of these residents. I would recommend not to push their buttons for your own safety. We need a police presence on a random schedule. Neighbourhood Watch might also be helpful. What has helped the most is bringing the problem to the media. Prior to that nothng was done, and the residents were ignored. I say keep the story alive, ring the RNC's phone off the wall and the city. Keep up the pressure force the landlords to be responsible for their property. Why is it the city will send a man up to your house if you leave debri from cleaning your yard but can't show up when they recieve 50 or more complaints about this type of issue??? Becasue they CHOOSE not to.

  • A mother
    March 26, 2013 - 14:50

    Yes Rick I am a mother and I would do anything to protect my kids but if you think just because you stand outside the door of a drug dealer or a crack house will deter people from doing their business think again,then post people,s pics up on Facebook well you will find yourself and your kids in a garbage dumpster somewhere.Why do you think the police or their landlords don,t do anything about this,because they are afraid this is a very small place and these drugs are bringing in a lot of money stand in their way they will find out where you live.You ever notice the same people are arrested all the time,they don,t care.About their names or pics be in the paper.They get out in a year or two and they are back in business the same day.

  • rick
    March 26, 2013 - 13:56

    The only way to do anything about houses like this one in your neighborhood is for all the residents to get togeather as a show of force and even stand outside this house and let the people know who is going in is not welcome.Phoning the cops as you can see is useless they will just tell you that there is nothing they can do.The neighbors have to discourage all people that are entering this house not to come back.Not through violence but just standing out front in numbers.The judicial system sucks and quite irritating when something needs to be done but in all neighborhoods a show of force by all will be a great deterronate take pics and place them on facebook let all the public know what the house is used for let the internet be useful to keep you safe around your own homes people will get the picture not to show up around your neighbourhood again when their not welcome.

    • Concerned Citizen
      March 26, 2013 - 14:47

      I would absolutely advise aganst this! Take your personal safety into account... do NOT get publicly involved. You do not want to be the one between a drug addict and their fix. This has got to be the stupidest advice I have ever heard!