“The Anaheim Police association, currently under the ‘leadership’ (if you can call it that) of Kerry Condom, recruited Curt ‘Poll-Guard’ Pringle for a damning robo-call against the besieged Mayor Tom Tait. Tait might or might not be, depending on who you ask, the only real supporter of a proposed Police Oversight Committee, the idea of which came about after Anaheim Police drew wide-spread criticism for tactics used after a string of fatal shootings. Continue reading
The Orange County District Attorney released a letter today clearing Anaheim police officer Nick Bennallack, who shot and killed a gang member, Manuel Diaz last summer – an event that triggered riots in the shadow of Disneyland.
The finding by the DA set off a firestorm of complaints on news and social media – mainly asserting that there was no way the DA was going to find Bennallack guilty.
But let’s take a step back here for a moment. Why would a cop go to all the trouble of becoming a cop just to blow his career by shooting some unarmed gang banger in the back? Remember that most cops join the police force for the pay and benefits, and because they can be cops without having a college degree. And cops get to retire young, with huge pensions. So why blow all of that over some pelon? Continue reading
Orange County District Attorney Press Release
For Immediate Release, Case # TBA: March 19, 2013
*Defendant was acquitted two weeks prior in another gang-related attempted murder case
SANTA ANA – A parolee gang member, who was acquitted by a jury two weeks ago in a gang-related attempted murder and carjacking case, has been charged with attempting to murder a Fullerton Police Department (FPD) officer by shooting him several times at close range during a traffic stop. Marcos Allen Bush, 29, is charged with one felony count each of attempted murder, shooting from a motor vehicle, assault with a semiautomatic firearm on a peace officer, possession of a firearm by a felon, and street terrorism, three felony counts of shooting at a residence, and sentencing enhancements and allegations for criminal street gang activity, the personal discharge of a firearm causing great bodily injury, the personal use of a firearm, causing great bodily injury, and a prior strike conviction for criminal threats from 2009. If convicted, he faces a minimum sentence of 60 years to life in state prison. Bush is being held on $1 million bail and has a no-bail parole hold. He is expected to be arraigned today, Tuesday, March 19, 2013, in Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana. The time is to be determined. Continue reading