Study confirming what OCCCWS and other sources have always said…Killers and Criminals are Killers and Criminals, whether their victim is in uniform or not.
The FBI recently completed a major study of shootings of police officers. Titled ‘Violent Encounters: Felonious Assaults on America’s Law Enforcement Officers.’ Since its publication, the existence of the damning report on the five-year study by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) about how cop-killing criminals ignore gun laws, and where they get their guns, has not been publicized. Calgunlaws.com has one of the first copies of the report obtained publicly.
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Police are searching for a white-masked male who jumped from the bushes in a residential neighborhood Saturday and assaulted a businesswoman, Sgt. Mike MacDonald said.
The 45-year-old victim said she returned home from a meeting at 3:30 a.m. in the 2100 block of Foxwood Drive, parked her car in the garage and went to get the newspaper in her driveway when a man sprang from the neighbor’s planter and grabbed her by the arm, police said.
The woman tried to scream, but the suspect held his hand over her mouth and dragged her into the street. He wrestled a purse from his victim, and then jumped into a waiting, dark-colored compact car, MacDonald said. An unknown amount of cash and credit cards were reported stolen.
Tonight, after extensive debate, the central commitee of the Orange County Republican Party voted with a 2/3 majority to approve a resolution expressing their opposition to the Sheriff’s CCW policy, and urging the state legislature to pass AB357, the ’shall issue’ CCW bill recently introduced into the California assembly.
In a decision released today, the 9th circuit finds that the 2nd Amendment applies to both the Federal government as well as the states as a fundamental right.
<a href=’http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2009/04/20/0715763.pdf ‘>Ruling Text</a>
The Orange County Republican Central Committee meets to vote on a resolution expressing NO CONFIDENCE in Sheriff Hutchens’ CCW policy and affirming their support for the second amendment, the CCW issue in Orange County, and statewide.
The OC GOP Central Committee meeting will be at the Irvine Hyatt Regency on Monday, April 20th, at 7pm sharp. Click here for directions.
OCCCWS asks that you please attend to support this resolution, whether you have a CCW or not. We must have a large show of support. Bring your family, friends and neighbors.
Santa Ana police are investigating two separate street robberies that occurred early this morning just minutes apart, but don’t appear to be linked.
The first robbery occurred at 1:15 a.m. at 1017 West Bishop St., near Shelton Street, said Santa Ana police Sgt. Mark Kozakowski.
A man was walking on a sidewalk when a sport utility vehicle pulled up next to him and two men jumped out, according to officials. One of the men grabbed him, brandished a handgun and demanded money, Kozakowski said.
The robbers took the man’s wallet, which had $5 in it, he said.
The robbers fled on foot and jumped back in the SUV, down the street.
Less than 10 minutes later, two men who were walking in the 600 block of South Sullivan Street, near Country Club Lane, were approached by two men. One of the men demanded money at gunpoint, Kozakowski said.
One of the men turned over his wallet, which contained his identification card and credit cards, he said.
The robbers fled on foot. No injuries were reported.
The robberies are not believed to be connected, Kozakowski said.
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A 17-year-old boy who was shot outside his home is believed to be the latest victim in retaliatory attacks between two South County gangs, authorities said today.
The shooting occurred at the 600 block of Campana in San Clemente Monday night, where the teenager was shot three times by two suspects who were seen fleeing on foot, said Lt. Lloyd Downing of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
The teenager was shot in the arms and the neck. He was taken to a nearby hospital and is expected to survive, Downing said.
Investigators from the sheriff department’s gang unit are looking into the incident, and it is believed the shooting might have been a reprisal for the stabbings of a 20- and 17-year-old in San Juan Capistrano last week, said Lt. Daniel Dwyer, chief of police services for San Juan Capistrano.
Deputies are maintaining “high-visibility patrols” in the areas to prevent future attacks, Dwyer said.
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Police are looking for two men who robbed a Chevron gas station while armed with a handgun and a baseball bat and got away with several hundred dollars.
The robbery occurred about 9:10 p.m. Tuesday at 2121 East McFadden Ave., said Santa Ana police Cmdr. Tammy Franks.
Based on the police report, two masked robbers entered the gas station armed with a handgun and a baseball bat and demanded cash from an employee, Franks said. One of the robbers had his face covered with a handkerchief and the other with a stocking, she said.
The men grabbed about $300 and fled in a black mid-size sport utility vehicle east on McFadden.
No injuries were reported.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Santa Ana Police Department at 714-245-8558.
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A Cypress father and another man were shot to death by a fellow hospital pharmacy worker who casually walked the halls of Long Beach Memorial Hospital shooting his co-workers Thursday morning as patients and workers ducked for cover in offices and bathrooms.
The gunman then walked outside and killed himself.
Why the two men were targeted remains a mystery, but police suspect tough economic times may have played a role in the shootings.
Police swarmed the hospital after shots rang out in the hospital lobby in the 2800 block of Atlantic Avenue about 11:45 a.m. Officers found two men shot several times near the entrance to the emergency room.
Hospital pharmacy manager Hugo Bustamante, 46, of Cypress and chief pharmacist Kelly Hales, 56, of Redondo Beach were critically wounded.
The men were taken into the hospital emergency room. Bustamante died just after 1 p.m. Hales died several hours later, Long Beach police spokeswoman Lisa Massacami said.
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And Sheriff Hutchens wants to turn Orange County into LA County South?
LOS ANGELES – A 30-year-old man was stabbed in a Dodger Stadium parking lot Monday about 90 minutes after the Los Angeles Dodgers’ home opener.
The victim “got in a dispute with some guys in a pickup truck” about 5:45 p.m. in Lot 6, according to officer Karen Rayner of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Section.
“They got out and stabbed him multiple times,” Rayner said.
The man is hospitalized in stable condition, Rayner said.
Police have some leads and expect to do some “followup,” including on a report that the suspects were in a black Ford F-150 pickup with a broken rear window,” Rayner said.
At about the same time, there was a report of a man with a gun in Lot 4, Rayner said.
“There was a vandalism suspect but the victim refused to make a report,” Rayner said.
Shortly after the Dodgers completed an 11-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants, two vehicles collided near Glendale and Sunset boulevards.
“It was initially reported as a big fight, but now it turns out it was two drivers who got in a little pushing and shoving match,” Rayner said.
There were no injuries, and the drivers ended up exchanging information, Rayner said.
About the time that was settled, “a lady runs up and says her child can’t breathe.” Officers provided assistance and the child was taken to a hospital, Rayner said.
Another Southern California team marred by stadium violence during opening day festivities was the Angels of Anaheim in a game against the Oakland A’s. A 27-year-old Buena Park man died early April 8 from assault injuries suffered during an assault at Angels Stadium on opening day.
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