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Sun Jan 13, 2019, 12:05 AM

 

Middle-aged white man/conspiracy theorist/gun owner murders police officer in cold blood

Kevin Douglas Limbaugh, 48, gun owner and conspiracy theorist with criminal record of assault, ambushes a police officer involved in a routine traffic accident investigation from behind and murders her...

[link:https://www.sacbee.com/latest-news/article224372145.html?#emlnl=Breaking_Newsletter&id=amt0dW1ibGVAZ21haWwuY29t|]

The state took his AR-15 away after he beat up a coworker last year, but he managed to get his hands on two handguns. Two days ago, Limbaugh murdered Davis (California) Officer Natalie Corona, 22, as she worked a traffic collision in the college town in Central California. Limbaugh fired multiple shots at Corona, motorists and pedestrians, and firefighters responding to the scene before fleeing to his home nearby. Police attempted to negotiate his surrender over a period of hours, but Limbaugh shot himself and left a note demonstrating his conspiracy theories.

The murder of Officer Corona is tragic; her life was heroic. Here's some of it:

[link:https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/crime/article224291345.html#storylink=related_inline|]

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Reply Middle-aged white man/conspiracy theorist/gun owner murders police officer in cold blood (Original post)
RHMerriman Jan 2019 OP
LuckyLib Jan 2019 #1
RHMerriman Jan 2019 #2
iluvtennis Jan 2019 #3
RHMerriman Jan 2019 #12
Silver Gaia Jan 2019 #4
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Kurt V. Jan 2019 #5
AlexSFCA Jan 2019 #6
KY_EnviroGuy Jan 2019 #7
2naSalit Jan 2019 #8
RHMerriman Jan 2019 #13
flotsam Jan 2019 #9
Delmette2.0 Jan 2019 #10
RHMerriman Jan 2019 #11
flotsam Jan 2019 #14
RHMerriman Jan 2019 #15

Response to RHMerriman (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 12:17 AM

1. The first murder of a police officer in that town since 1959.

What a tragic waste. But, but, guns! And more guns! Sickening!

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Response to RHMerriman (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 12:36 AM

2. Officer Corona was Mexican-American; her father is a veteran of two decades in law enforcement

 

Officer Corona was Mexican-American; her father, Jose Merced Corona, is a veteran of two decades in local law enforcement and was elected to his county's Board of Supervisors last November, as the first Latino ever. Supervisor Corona came to the US as a five year old from Mexico, and grew up in a family of farmworkers. Officer Corona was the kind of young person any community would be honored to call their own; same for her parents, siblings, and extended family.

And yet 50 years ago, J.M. Corona would have been one of the "scary" children crossing the border that the GOP and right wing in this country scapegoat on a daily basis for their own failures.

And the likes of Mr. Limbaugh, of course, absent being a murderer, would have been embraced as one of "theirs."

There's an old line from a Michener novel, where the protagonist is wondering aloud about those Americans who despite all of our nation's failings, suit up when called and put their lives on the line; as has been said, when one takes the oath, one is writing a blank check to Uncle Sam...

In the here and now, "where do we get such men and women?"

Rest in Peace, Officer Corona. We didn't deserve you...


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Response to RHMerriman (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 02:54 AM

3. This is so tragic...22 years old and her life taken away by an angry white nationalist. Enough

of this assault on black/brown ppl.

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 06:32 PM

12. It's unclear that the murderer saw any "color"; he shot at everyone on the street, apparently

 


It's unclear that the murderer saw any "color" beyond blue; he shot at everyone on the street, apparently.

The point that a Mexican-American officer, who from all accounts is exactly the kind of dedicated individual society wants to have step forward to carry a badge, was gunned down in cold blood by a native-born white man, and it is safe to bet we will hear nothing from Trump and the racists of the GOP about it.

But yes, it it tragic.

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Response to RHMerriman (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 02:58 AM

4. We are devastated.

I don't live in Davis, but I live nearby. We are shocked and saddened by this cruel and senseless act of gun violence.

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Response to RHMerriman (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 03:01 AM

5. .

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Response to RHMerriman (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 03:04 AM

6. that's who trump inspires and emboldens

the biggest threat to the US right now is domestic terrorism as had been noted by FBI years ago.

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Response to RHMerriman (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 03:11 AM

7. RIP, Officer Corona.

A beloved public servant....... ..........

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Response to RHMerriman (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 06:30 AM

8. That' messed up.

RIP Officer Corona.



One of my nieces, in her 20s, is a cop in California, makes me worry for her.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #8)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 06:35 PM

13. Thanks to Salit, Silver, Kurt, Kentucky, and Alex...

 

No man is an island entire of itself; every man
is a piece of the continent, a part of the main;
if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe
is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as
well as any manner of thy friends or of thine
own were; any man's death diminishes me,
because I am involved in mankind.
And therefore never send to know for whom
the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.


John Donne
Meditation XVIII

John 15:13
“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”


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Response to RHMerriman (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 06:34 AM

9. All, the above are true, however....

...that same week a crab boat turned turtle crossing the bar off the Oregon coast and three men died. Statistics show that fishing for a living is nine times as dangerous as being a cop or firefighter. I haven't read a single detail about the lives or careers of any of those men. No stories about how they risk death daily to bring you sushi. Won't be no parade of boats escorting caskets while tearful citizens salute... And maybe that's part of the problems in America-a lack of respect and empathy for common working men and women.

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Response to flotsam (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 08:30 AM

10. +1,000

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Response to flotsam (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 06:27 PM

11. What the hell does that have to do with a police officer being murdered?

 

What the hell does that have to do with a police officer being murdered?

Fishermen, or merchant mariners, or coastguardsmen, or USN sailors dying at sea because of a maritime accident (not warfare) is a tragedy, but has nothing to do with crime.

So why post this here? Are you just a contrarian?

Or do you think a 22-year-old who dedicated her life to serving her community doesn't deserve respect?





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Response to RHMerriman (Reply #11)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 08:27 PM

14. What I believe

is that every worker killed on the job is equally worthy of respect You mentioned crime I did not. Why do you worship authority so much you value a police officers life more than any other worker?

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Response to flotsam (Reply #14)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 09:15 PM

15. This post/thread is in the "True Crime" Group...

 

This post/thread is in the "True Crime" Group... perhaps you overlooked that minor reality?

So if you have something to say about fishing, industrial accidents, labor issues, worker health, the state of Oregon, or whatever else ... create a thread on that topic, in an appropriate forum/group.

An obvious place to post such a thread would be any of the following Forums & Groups: Economy, Health, Working Poor, Economic Activism and Progressivsm, the "Oregon" group, or any one of a number of others...

Maybe it would even be read, and might give rise to a discussion.

But murder is not regarded as a workplace accident, so if you see no difference in someone dying on the job due to an accident, and someone being murdered by a man with a gun, you're really beyond reasoning with...

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