I don't normally agree with Rodolfo F. Acu?a opinions ("Susie Lopez is Dead" at http://www.latinola.com/story.php?story=2727) especially when it comes to the war or the military but in the case of the murder of Susie Lopez, he's right on and I applaud his courage to say something because nobody else seems to be saying anything.
You know blacks and browns get killed all the time in the barrios and ghettos, end of story. A few days ago this knucklehead uses his daughter as a human shield. He got what he deserved. That little baby didn't. It makes me sick.
You have a dozen or more cops, L.A.'s finest. These are educated, highly trained men in flak jackets. They're hiding behind cars, shields, trees and buildings. They have big brother up in the air. The calvary is coming up right behind them.
They fear for their life.
Their answer to a lunatic with a weapon in one hand and a baby in the other is duh!!! Lets riddle them with 90 rounds. What kind of cowards are behind those badges? If they ever have to go one on one with somone they'd probably piss all over themselves and shoot everyone around them.
But blacks and browns die every day don't they. They're so clever these days. When they kill you it's called suicide by cop. Why do they even bother sending these guys to a firing range? That's just a waste of taxpayer money. They can't hit what they're aiming at. Or can they? They haven't said too much about the cop that got shot. I wouldn't be surprised if the dumbass got fragged by one of his own.
Now the media is playing all this up and we're supposed to feel sorry for these devastated officers. I hope they have a vivid picture of that dead baby in their mind and I hope they see her face every day for the rest of their miserable lives. But I guess that politically incorrect to say.
In these troubled times police and fireman are heroes. Forget the fact that they get paid big bucks and benefits to do their job. They're heroes and you can't badmouth them. I think Hero is even in their job description these days.
I know one thing. If that had been a nicer neighborhood and if that baby would have been white, the outcome would have been totally different. How do I know that? I wasn't raised in the "O C". I was raised in the barrio. Only the strong survive, where if the drugs or the cholos don't get you the cops will. So if you all want to pin a cape on those pigs in blue. Go for what you know.
Personally speaking they can leave me the f..k alone and go serve and protect someone else. I got 911 blocked on my phone and I'll take care of myself the same way I always have. I don't want those gutless keystone cops helping me. They're more trouble than they're worth.
Just another working man with the power of one vote.