Skip to comments.Memorial Honoring Dead Kidnapping Suspect Removed By Montebello Officials
Posted on 03/31/2011 3:34:00 PM PDT by BenLurkin
Officials with the Montebello Code Enforcement Division moved the memorial Thursday morning, saying to was a safety hazard to motorists and pedestrians. Mourners originally set up the memorial, with candles, cards and flowers, in the middle of Greenwood Avenue where Jorge Jimenez, 31, was killed.
Montebello police shot and killed Jimenez Monday after he allegedly kidnapped his daughter and led police on a pursuit. Preliminary police reports found that Jimenez threatened to shoot at the authorities and later fired at least four shots at officers after exiting his vehicle. Officials say approximately six Montebello police officers fired 35 or more rounds at Jimenez who died on the scene.
What, CBS couldn’t find a neighbor to say “he was a good kid?”
Hey, they’re just building a memorial to a criminal son of a bitch. It’s a cultural thing... you wouldn’t understand.
The cops should have gotten rid of the mess with a flamethrower.
An American woman who has worked in Japan for 15 years said that the main reason there was scant looting and theft there post-earthquake is because the Japanese have a deep sense of personal integrity.
When I read about a gun-waving kidnapper being respected in the manner this article reports, I have doubts about Hispanic “New Americans” having any integrity, period.
ABC had that covered:
Asked why Jimenez had a gun with him, sister Nancy said, “Because he was a security guard, he has a license to carry a gun.”
“I think they overdid it. He was already on the floor, and they still kept shooting,” said neighbor Albert Saldavar. [The perpetrator was in the middle of the street firing from a prone position - BL]
“I heard a lot of shots, at least 15 to 20 shots nonstop. I haven’t heard something like this in a while,” said neighbor Luis Cervantes. “I grew up in East L.A. and you would hear something like that, but I never thought it would happen around here like that.”
A memorial was set up Tuesday at the location where Jimenez was shot.
“He was a nice guy. I knew him from high school, and he didn’t deserve to die like that,” said Maria Catarain. [There it is!]
To be candid: watching the video it looked to me that the police fired first and the suspect returned fire after being hit in the leg. Problem for him was he was striding towards the LEOs with a shiny pistol in his hand. Probably not a smart move.
He went out like a Muy Macho Hombre. Now women will cry for him, songs will be sung in his honor! Simone! Maria, bring us tequila, salt and lime... And strike up Los Mariachis!
Well, golly, he unholstered that thing, in SoCal, approaching LEOs... I suppose ABC thinks these cops must need some mulitcultural sensitivity training.
I think they need more range time.