I just watched a photographer on KCAL 9 news pushed down violently and attacked by a dozen cops. KCAL 9 made it sound like the photographer did something wrong but he was literally just standing there taking photos when he was thrown down to the ground with such force that it would have broken my leg. And the idiots talking head anchor people who had no idea what actually was or had happened just started talking about how the photographer had basically asked for it because he shouldn’t have been in that area but their own camera guy and “journalist” were just a few feet from this guy. So why was it OK to hurt this single camera man as opposed to the local news guy who was also unlawfully on site but of course if the cops did that then there would be big public outcry.
This scene unfolding right now is getting crazy. And already is getting violent and frightening.
May the Great Spirit show the evils of our system and protect the innocent,
BTW is it a coincidence that the cops “break-up” these encampments in the middle of the night when people are sleeping and it’s very difficult for the media and us to see what is really going on? Hmm, don’t think so.
I’m watching live coverage of the LA Occupy Movement. Tonight the police are going to go in and push everyone out of the space they are occupying. Our mayor Antonio “Dracula” Vilaragosa has said that since there are children in the tents he wants them moved. Well, news flash to mayor un-dead this is exactly why the police should not go in as violence is assured.
I can feel police batons cracking against my head, blood rushing down my face. I feel like I’m going to vomit watching this. I hope I am wrong about the turn toward violence that I can feel brewing in the air. I’m sure there will be good cops who will be respectful and I’m also sure their will be power crazed psychopaths who wear uniforms and they will do serious damage to this non-violent crowd. My fear is this will break out into something much darker. I fear we are at a turning point where this goes from a “movement” to an all out revolution. I have been praying for the past two hours for the people who are there and for the police to show restraint. Please do the same.
May the Great Spirit Guide watch over this situation.
I’m sorry I haven’t been blogging as much as I should. Marlene had a question about a case and I want to answer that but I don’t have time to look into it right now but will tomorrow.
I wanted to say that Cori Desmond’s killer has still not been found. And as I said to police and her family, I felt it was a stranger, a serial rapist/killer who was responsible. There have now been another 2 attempts to kidnap women from the area where Cori was taken. One of the victims I believe had a run in with Cori’s killer. From the composite police sketch the guy looked almost exactly how I pictured him. I feel her killer has a long criminal history. I am getting worried that the killer knows the system well enough to use it against the police. That’s all I’m going to say about this for now. But again if you live in the area of Redondo/Hermosa Beach don’t take anything for granted. If you have a strange encounter with a stocky middle aged guy with blondish brown hair, report it. Even if it seems stupid to do so. Trust your instincts. I have a feeling this guy wanders a lot, perhaps he might live in his car or have been homeless off and on. He also has the ability to blend in, almost become invisible. He’s a serious predator and the police really need to start putting Cori’s case together with some other things they are working on, and they will find patterns. I have the feeling they don’t want to think of this as a serial situation because it makes things a lot more complicated, will cost more, take more resources and put a lot of public pressure on them to catch the guy.
Also anyone who was friends with Cori or knew Cori, you may have seen this guy around the bar she worked at or had some cursory exchange with him. Rack your brains. He’s not the kind of guy who any of you would be friends with and didn’t know Cori other than seeing her at work. I think the guy left the area for awhile but I feel he’s back near the beach and has been for awhile now. So keep an eye out.
Best wishes to all you good people out there,
P.S. I know Cori’s situation was different in terms of her death then most of this man’s victims. He probably started as a serial rapist. But I don’t think he had the chance to do that to Cori. This maybe one of the reasons the police are having trouble figuring out motive. I’d be happy to try and help them if they want to contact me.
It’s my feeling that the group of Hispanic guys in the white van are not related to the Cori Desmond case but the other dude is.