Joseph E. Lee, 22
Killed 5/30/07 12:40 am
2100 block of 13th Ave
"You Gotta Ask His Mom"
I arrived at this site the day after the homicide. It was by far the largest memorial I had seen to date. There were over 20 young men, all Asian, hanging out in front of the memorial, lighting incense, burning paper money, placing styrofoam containers full of food, and pouring liquor in cups on the ground. As I approached and asked if I could take some pictures, I was coolly told by a couple guys I needed to get the family's consent. Although some there said "It's cool, he's doin' a good thing", I decided to return later.
The following day the entire memorial was gone, presumably removed by police. The cross and tagging were the only remaining evidence of a memorial...