A Life Long LE Officer Observes: California Kills Cops
By Mark Alley
California kills cops. I can think of no other way to say it. Because I know the truth.
I know the truth about AB 109, realignment, Prop 47 and Prop 57. California, I know your dirty little secrets, your dirty little lies.
All of those things are Leftist proposals that have rendered the state of California less safe, more in danger, with climbing crime rates and with an absolute indifference to public safety by state Demorats and Leftists — in order to prove some kind of Grande Experimente that lives in their heads but is not grounded in reality, gladly signed-off by the dementia-ridden Governor Jerry Brown. I am not kidding. Dementia-ridden. As in: we can only let him out in public with care lest the rabble discover his true condition. We cannot afford to have him remotely compared to Ronald Reagan.
Let me be blunt: Whittier Police Officer Keith Wayne Boyer was killed by the callous indifference of the State of California.
No more, no less. But hey, to quote a movie: “sacrifices have to be made, mister.” That would be the mantra of California state government officials. Oh well. Meh. Another cop killed. He likely didn’t mean anything to anyone outside of a small circle of friends. And certainly he means nothing in Sacramento.
Let’s admit, he’s the easiest to disregard: Caucasoid, male, and a cop. No one will miss an overbearing, racist, sexist, older member of the diminishing authority. He is one of the most easily cast aside. Because, after all, he was a cop for 30 years.
Whittier PD Officer Keith Wayne Boyer was sacrificed on the altar of California Political Correctness. All hail Jerry Brown. Huzzah huzzah.
From the LATimes.com:
Gunman who killed Whittier officer had fatally shot cousin hours earlier, police say
by Tony Barboza, Richard Winton & Maya Lau
One officer was killed and a second injured in a shootout with a gang member who was wounded in a Monday morning altercation in Whittier, authorities said.
Three Whittier Police Department officers were responding to the scene of a traffic collision about 8 a.m. when a 26-year-old, recently paroled man driving a stolen car opened fire with a semiautomatic pistol, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lt. John Corina.
Detectives said the alleged gunman, who is expected to survive, is also a suspect in homicide that occurred in East Los Angeles. They believe he stole a vehicle Sunday morning after killing a man, his cousin, then drove into Whittier, where he encountered the police.
The slain officer was identified as Keith Boyer, a 27-year veteran of the department.
Likely, however, the suspect was nothing more than another forthright, ignored, misunderstood Mexican male who had rights and simply stood up to The Man because he was downtrodden and subject to years of oppression and racism.
Those were, after all, crocodile tears exhibited simply for the gullible press.
Except that the suspect was in fact released earlier from parole than normal because of California laws. Leftists will tell you, of course, that the suspect complied with all laws extant. Of course he did. Until he didn’t.
Whittier Police Chief takes aim at California laws allowing early release of convicted criminals
by Pete Carrillo
Parolee who was released is suspected in earlier homicide and auto theft prior to shooting and killing Officer Boyer and wounding a second officer
The officer who was shot and killed was Keith Wayne Boyer. Boyer joined the force in 1989 and became a full-time police officer in 1990, Whittier police Chief Jeff Piper told reporters today at a news conference outside the Whittier police station.
The wounded officer was identified as Patrick Hazel, a three-year department veteran, Piper said.
He last was reported in stable condition. Boyer was a divorced father of grown children, a drummer who played in bands for non-profit events and a “personal friend of mine for 25 years,” Piper said.
“He was the best of the best,” Piper said. “He was humble, smiling, positive. He was a great guy and recently talked to me about retiring.”
He could be me. I could be him. It is customary for cops to take their 20 and leave. Boyer gave another 50% because, clearly, he felt motivated to do so. As did I with my 41 years in law enforcement.
Mejia, who was shot by officers in the deadly gunfight that claimed Boyer’s life and left Officer Patrick Hazell wounded, has been arrested and jailed for short stints several times since July. State officials said he was on probation and under the supervision of the L.A. County Probation Department.
I am shocked, I tell you. Shocked. Because apparently no one in the County of Los Angeles could take a peek at this tattooed piece of gangbanging Mexican shit and deduce that he was bad news for cops and civilians due to his violent background. And to be “under the supervision of the L.A. County Probation Department” means this: he was an ignored folder in a voluminous case file.
I mean, when you or I want to be known as peaceful and tolerant, the first thing we do is tattoo our faces, right?
Boyer’s body was taken from UCI Medical Center to the Orange County Coroner’s Office this afternoon in a 10-minute motorcade surrounded by police cars and other public safety officers showing their respect.
Thank you so very much.
State of California.
First published at Bloviating Zeppelin
About Mark Alley:
A former Democrat in his tender and ignorant youth, he is now a Conservative first and, these days, quite a distant Republican with a dash of Libertarian mixed in for good measure.
Mark is a recently-retired US law enforcement officer, having worked 41 years for the FBI, the US Marshals, a coastal CA county and 35 years for a 2,000+ officer department in Northern California. He is a Silverback, an Oathkeeper and always a Sheepdog.
Alley believes in God, the strength of America, the brilliance of our Founding Fathers, the valor of our military, and the need for Leadership in all forms and on every level. He is not an advocate of censorship as he believes everyone on the Far Left has a God-given right to be painfully stupid — as he has a right to expose said stupidity.
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