May 4, 2013

When Vashun Ramsey's violent death was reported, many didn't realize it was Kojak, the boy they'd reached out to over 20 years ago

Kojak was the name I knew him by. His nickname was unforgettable and as a kid so was he. He was burdened with sadness but blessed with a magnetism that attracted everyone who came in contact with him and made them do whatever it took to keep this charming, troubled young person off the ledge.

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