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Police looking for gunman who shot BSO deputy- pompano beach
WSVN ^ | 11-07-07 | wsvn

Posted on 11/07/2007 7:15:10 AM PST by woollyone

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. -- The Broward Sheriff's Office has announced a manhunt for a missing prisoner named Michael Mazza, who is believed to be driving a prisoner transport van after shooting and critically wounding a BSO deputy.

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1 posted on 11/07/2007 7:15:11 AM PST by woollyone
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To: Joe Brower

Joe, do you maintain a FL ping list?


2 posted on 11/07/2007 7:26:37 AM PST by woollyone (tazers...the 21st century version of the rusty bed frame, car battery, & clamps)
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To: woollyone

A Sheriff’s spokesperson just made a comment that “If you help someone escape, you are just as guilty as the other person. We will hunt you down just like we will hunt down someone who shoots one of our deputies and justice will be served”.

I think I got the quote exact.

I think it is great they will “hunt them down”. But, do we always have to make it a major-capital-crime-worse-than someone else’s murder or shooting when a Cop is shot?

I mean, it’s wrong to shoot a cop, granted, but they are doing a job they volunteered for. Definitely a “hero’s job”.

What about innocent people who aren’t doing those jobs who get murdered, or shot? Don’t they deserve the same “anger”?

I think they do


3 posted on 11/07/2007 7:29:18 AM PST by Rick.Donaldson (http://www.transasianaxis.com - Visit for lastest on DPRK/Russia/China/Etc --Fred Thompson for Prez.)
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To: woollyone
Just got a call from home, my young son's school is on lockdown, apparently, they believe they have found the perps car a few blocks down.

This is in Hollywood Florida, which is south Broward county.

4 posted on 11/07/2007 7:32:37 AM PST by Paradox (Politics: The art of convincing the populace that your delusions are superior to others.)
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To: Paradox

just announced that ALL broward schools locked down!


5 posted on 11/07/2007 7:38:35 AM PST by woollyone (tazers...the 21st century version of the rusty bed frame, car battery, & clamps)
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To: Paradox

I’m sorry to hear this is hitting close to home for you.


6 posted on 11/07/2007 7:42:53 AM PST by nsmart
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To: Rick.Donaldson
agreed. Murder is murder (or attempted...as is the case here right now).

However and unfortunately, we have had a rash of deputies shot here in FL this year.

Read any of my posts (and even my tag line) and you'll wuickly see that I am ANTI JBT, but very pro-LEO. Sounds like a contradiction, but it really isn't.

The justice for killign a LEO or a civi should be equally as swift and certain. The perp should get a fast trial right before his hanging. To hell with life sentences.

7 posted on 11/07/2007 7:43:37 AM PST by woollyone (tazers...the 21st century version of the rusty bed frame, car battery, & clamps)
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and prayers for the deputy and family


8 posted on 11/07/2007 7:44:21 AM PST by woollyone (tazers...the 21st century version of the rusty bed frame, car battery, & clamps)
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To: woollyone

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Channel 10
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Fox 7
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9 posted on 11/07/2007 7:45:13 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: nsmart
I just checked, the car was found NOT too close to his school, several miles away in fact. Makes me feel a bit better. As a previous poster noted, ALL Broward County schools are on lockdown.

Its weird here in Broward lately, this county was always considered the more rational and safer of the two major ones down here in South Florida (Miami-Dade and Broward). But this is the third BSO Depurty shot this year. He is very, very critical.

10 posted on 11/07/2007 7:49:29 AM PST by Paradox (Politics: The art of convincing the populace that your delusions are superior to others.)
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To: woollyone

The first time I heard the term ‘lockdown’ was when I taught ACCESS database class at our correctional center. It sits on the Missouri and when the fog rolls in, inmates are locked in their housing units because they are not visible in the yard as they cross to the classroom.

When the FBI took over at Waco, they changed terms to military to justify a military response. The ATF flew overhead shooting into the building on 2/28 when there were at least 40 children inside that commune but after the FBI took over it was not a commune anymore but a compound. Nearly 40% of the members (since the 1930’s) was minority but Koresh became a ‘white supremacist’.

Seeing classroom doors locked and parents not able to collect their children from the school in a time of crisis, one has to ask, who owns those kids? Parents or the govt.

An armed robber was lose in Omaha and a mom and dad holding their little infant were being interviewed. They had come to pick up their kindergarten child at a pre-arranged time for a family trip. They were incredulous that their child was not being released to them. Obviously the reporter and the parents standing in front of the school were not in any danger.

To the reporter and many today its just a ho-hum moment. We need to rethink these ideas. If you had a child at a private day-care down the street although they may have their door locked, they would let you inside.


11 posted on 11/07/2007 7:57:04 AM PST by nsmart (WHO OWNS OUR KIDS? PARENTS? NOT ANYMORE!)
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To: Paradox

I hope he recovers. And I’m glad your child is not close to the situation.


12 posted on 11/07/2007 7:58:45 AM PST by nsmart (WHO OWNS OUR KIDS? PARENTS? NOT ANYMORE!)
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To: woollyone
Reporter just said suspect was spotted getting in his mother's vehicle, Nissan Altima - license is: W84-QZY.

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13 posted on 11/07/2007 8:00:46 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: woollyone

Oh, I am very pro law enforcement myself. Worked with them many years in one way or another. Have good friends on the local police forces. All of them are awesome guys. I’ve run into a couple with egotistical attitudes who’ve had to have talking to a few times.

I just think it is a bit arrogant of cops to scream bloody murder over the shooting of another cop, and NOT do the same over a normal, average citizen who has been shot, robbed, stabbed, raped, or murdered.

When it comes to “equality” all citizens have the same rights. we have the RIGHT to not be molested, or have crimes committed against us, that includes police officers. I certainly think they need to catch the guy and put him back in jail, and try him for attempted murder (I hope it doesn’t end up BEING murder for the sake of the officer and his family, and the police force there)... but, at the same time, I think the “righteous indignation” that police use when a “brother” (or sister) officer has been shot could be turned down a notch.

Or, turn it up a few notches when normal, average folks have mayhem committed against them as well.


14 posted on 11/07/2007 8:03:41 AM PST by Rick.Donaldson (http://www.transasianaxis.com - Visit for lastest on DPRK/Russia/China/Etc --Fred Thompson for Prez.)
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To: woollyone

7 News

Perp may try to take airplane out of the area. Deputies are watching Delta counter at Miami International Airport.


15 posted on 11/07/2007 8:03:56 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

Hey.. is that really your girlfriend’s husband’s license plate?


16 posted on 11/07/2007 8:04:22 AM PST by nsmart
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To: nsmart

Florida is a Right to Carry state, right? With Shall Issue? I know they are big on CCW, let’s hope the cops DO get this guy before he robs someone else today, and winds up dead from a local citizen shooting his ass dead.


17 posted on 11/07/2007 8:04:56 AM PST by Rick.Donaldson (http://www.transasianaxis.com - Visit for lastest on DPRK/Russia/China/Etc --Fred Thompson for Prez.)
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To: nsmart
Hey.. is that really your girlfriend’s husband’s license plate?

What are you referring to? That is a screen cap of the Perp, a representation of the mother's vehicle, and the license plate number.

Are you trying to be funny or are you just stupid?
18 posted on 11/07/2007 8:08:00 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...
Florida Freeper


19 posted on 11/07/2007 8:09:38 AM PST by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: woollyone
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20 posted on 11/07/2007 8:16:10 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

Believed to be in posession of the deputy’s pistol. All FL CCW holders should be aware this guy IS armed. Already facing two life sentences from previous concivtions has driven him to attempted murder of this deputy. VERY dangerous desperate man.

Last possible sighting was in LBTS.


21 posted on 11/07/2007 8:22:55 AM PST by woollyone (tazers...the 21st century version of the rusty bed frame, car battery, & clamps)
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To: woollyone

The Deputy has died.


22 posted on 11/07/2007 8:36:14 AM PST by usmcobra (I sing Karaoke the way it was meant to be sung, drunk, badly and in Japanese)
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To: Joe Brower

We lost another one............. prayers for the deputy and his family.

I hope they catch this bass turd.........


23 posted on 11/07/2007 8:43:13 AM PST by tiredoflaundry
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To: usmcobra

This rabid dog needs killin’

post haste


24 posted on 11/07/2007 8:46:57 AM PST by woollyone (tazers...the 21st century version of the rusty bed frame, car battery, & clamps)
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To: woollyone

SO the sighting in Lauderdale By The Sea was accurate, per the news conference.

Perp took a cab to LBS.


25 posted on 11/07/2007 8:48:09 AM PST by woollyone (tazers...the 21st century version of the rusty bed frame, car battery, & clamps)
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To: TomGuy

I’m both.. stupid to try to make a joke..

Sorry if I offended you.

I didn’t know how easy it was to hurt your feelings.


26 posted on 11/07/2007 9:00:14 AM PST by nsmart
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To: usmcobra

“The Deputy has died.”

This is tragic. I hope this mutant commits suicide when they catch up with him.


27 posted on 11/07/2007 9:09:37 AM PST by Old Grumpy
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To: woollyone

Updated “last seen” and now searching address...

Now searching door to door in the 1400 block of South A-1-A, which I believe is a Pompano Beach address.

If you’re in the area, heads up!


28 posted on 11/07/2007 9:21:26 AM PST by woollyone (tazers...the 21st century version of the rusty bed frame, car battery, & clamps)
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To: Rick.Donaldson

A lot of has to do with “one-of-our-own” mentality. However it isn’t restricted to police officers. If a taxi driver is robbed and killed on the job you will see fellow drivers take to the streets demanding justice. If a firefighter dies in a home illegal converted into apts for 20+ individuals, you will see fellow firefighters demand the landlord’s head. Etc.


29 posted on 11/07/2007 9:30:41 AM PST by NYCynic
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To: NYCynic

perp in custody!


30 posted on 11/07/2007 9:38:50 AM PST by woollyone (tazers...the 21st century version of the rusty bed frame, car battery, & clamps)
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To: woollyone

Found in/near a mini-shopping center pawn shop.


31 posted on 11/07/2007 9:40:27 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: woollyone

Just announced on Fox News they caught the shooter/killer in Hollywood... Mazza caught in a pawn shop.


32 posted on 11/07/2007 9:40:30 AM PST by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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To: woollyone

Oh, man. The officer died? Damn. :(


33 posted on 11/07/2007 9:40:40 AM PST by Rick.Donaldson (http://www.transasianaxis.com - Visit for lastest on DPRK/Russia/China/Etc --Fred Thompson for Prez.)
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To: woollyone

He is now an ‘alleged’ cop killer.

Does that get him a front row seat on death row in FL?


34 posted on 11/07/2007 9:41:32 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: woollyone

Great right near my house.


35 posted on 11/07/2007 9:44:28 AM PST by usmcobra (I sing Karaoke the way it was meant to be sung, drunk, badly and in Japanese)
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To: usmcobra

I believe they said the fallen deputy was 76 years old!

Prayers for his family. The news was saying his sons are both in law enforcement, one current and one retired.


36 posted on 11/07/2007 10:06:15 AM PST by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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To: woollyone

According to CNN Mazza has just been captured in Florida.


37 posted on 11/07/2007 10:06:47 AM PST by LiveFree99
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To: LiveFree99; woollyone
According to CNN Mazza has just been captured in Florida.

Here's a link.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21670577/?GT1=10547

38 posted on 11/07/2007 10:12:36 AM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: Rick.Donaldson
What about innocent people who aren’t doing those jobs who get murdered, or shot? Don’t they deserve the same “anger”?

I think they do

You're right, and most innocent people who get murdered do receive the same outcry from the public. But for the most part, most person's killed are not "innocent."

They run in the circles that violent death is a high risk factor. Their families are just as sad about them being murdered as you or I would be if our brother got killed. But the general public couldn't care less.

A bigger deal is generally made of a cop being killed because he/she represents our efforts at order in society. It says that disorder is winning when someone assaults a police officer and killing one is the hightest symbol of disorder.

It scares most folks because, "if that person would kill a cop then he'd have no problem killing me."

The biggest problem is when a community is in denial about how the evil folks are really there every day and the cops are trying to hold them at bay.

When that happens you end up with "shocking" news stories. Shocking news stories that come one after another but for some reason nobody wants to connect them into a pattern of evil that lives among us. They are "outlyer" events and people tsk tsk the story and move on.

39 posted on 11/07/2007 10:28:07 AM PST by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (There once was a dream called, "Hippy Beat Down." The mere whisper of if caused cops to weep.)
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To: Rick.Donaldson

If cops “turned up the notch” everytime we saw mayhem, our dial adjustment knobs would be broken in few days.

What’s so surprising about cops getting more upset when one of their friends gets killed?

It’s no more surprising than me getting more upset if my mom was raped than if I found out your mom was raped. I have no emotional investment in your mother and the reverse is true.

Your asking a bit much for cops to get emotionally invested in a victim they may have never met before, to the point where they feel the same anger and sadness that a relative or friend would feel.


40 posted on 11/07/2007 10:34:40 AM PST by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (There once was a dream called, "Hippy Beat Down." The mere whisper of if caused cops to weep.)
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To: TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig

RIP for the Deputy. Too bad the scum chose to surrender.


41 posted on 11/07/2007 10:48:41 AM PST by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (There once was a dream called, "Hippy Beat Down." The mere whisper of if caused cops to weep.)
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To: TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig
You're right, and most innocent people who get murdered do receive the same outcry from the public. But for the most part, most person's killed are not "innocent."
Did you spend time in Prison friend? Sounds like you did, that's the same attitude that inmates in prison have. When I was teaching courses in one of the local State prisons here, they used to say "You're no different than us, except you haven't been caught yet." That's a load of crap, and they knew it, and you do too. Two teens were chased down here yesterday and murdered by another kid with a shotgun. There might be "gang related" stuff being said in the news, but the facts are going to be found far from that when it all comes out. What about all these ladies that seem to be "vanishing" lately, later being found murdered, usually by a pissed off spouse. Are you saying they aren't INNOCENT? Give me a break. A bigger deal is generally made of a cop being killed because he/she represents our efforts at order in society. It says that disorder is winning when someone assaults a police officer and killing one is the hightest symbol of disorder.

It scares most folks because, "if that person would kill a cop then he'd have no problem killing me."


If a person is going to murder someone, it won't MATTER if it is you, me or a cop. Criminals, in this case, this particular maggot was serving two life sentences. Nothing to lose from his point of view, he's not getting out of prison, so killing a cop (or anyone else) was a matter of course for him. I don't think the public is any more "scared" of someone who would kill a cop, or beat up a 90-something year old woman (like the guy in NYC was doing). The biggest problem is when a community is in denial about how the evil folks are really there every day and the cops are trying to hold them at bay.

Yeah, well, there are a lot of people in denial of a lot of things, including the War on Terrorism, but it doesn't stop people from still trying to ban guns from law abiding citizens throughout the USA either, does it?

42 posted on 11/07/2007 10:56:25 AM PST by Rick.Donaldson (http://www.transasianaxis.com - Visit for lastest on DPRK/Russia/China/Etc --Fred Thompson for Prez.)
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To: Rick.Donaldson

Crap. Formating, formatting, formatting. </b>


43 posted on 11/07/2007 10:56:59 AM PST by Rick.Donaldson (http://www.transasianaxis.com - Visit for lastest on DPRK/Russia/China/Etc --Fred Thompson for Prez.)
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To: TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig

I am not saying they shouldn’t be emotionally involved. Their opinions are certainly theirs, but they need to publicly keep such arrogant remarks to themselves. I don’t care if they make them privately, but making public statements about “hunting down” people like the one officer did is beyond the pale.

I DO think they should hunt murderers down, and use every thing at their disposal. No matter who is murdered.


44 posted on 11/07/2007 11:00:42 AM PST by Rick.Donaldson (http://www.transasianaxis.com - Visit for lastest on DPRK/Russia/China/Etc --Fred Thompson for Prez.)
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To: Rick.Donaldson

“I think the “righteous indignation” that police use when a “brother” (or sister) officer has been shot could be turned down a notch.”

Pretty much the nature of any military/police institution to react that way, though, and I would imagine is a normal feature of human society and social organization through time.

I would assume this ties into the group/tribal identity fear-threat reaction part of our basic social instincts which would presumably predate modern homo sapiens.


45 posted on 11/07/2007 12:22:12 PM PST by WoofDog123
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To: cgk

What is a 76 year old doing, working as a supposed police officer?

The BSO is getting corrupt.


46 posted on 11/07/2007 3:00:44 PM PST by americanflyer1234
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