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Booby Trap Attacks Targeting California Police Officers
FOXNews.com ^ | March 20, 2010 | Associated Press

Posted on 03/20/2010 6:07:43 PM PDT by metmom

Police in Hemet, Calif., are on a heightened alert amid assassination attempts against officers possibly orchestrated by a motorcycle gang.

HEMET, Calif. -- The tense atmosphere surrounding a California police department plagued by booby trap attacks has been stepped up a notch following the latest threat against officers.

Someone called 911 at about 5:45 p.m. Friday saying a police car would be blown up in the Hemet-San Jacinto area in the next 24 to 48 hours, Hemet Police Chief Richard Dana said.

"We're heightening the alert," Dana told The Press-Enterprise. The caller said the attack would be in retaliation for the law enforcement sweep against the Vagos Motorcycle Club earlier this week.

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department has not been able to confirm the threat, Deputy Herlinda Valenzuela said.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: boobytraps; gangs; hemet; leos; motorcycles

1 posted on 03/20/2010 6:07:43 PM PDT by metmom
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To: metmom

Crush those scumbag gangsters.

An aside...

Why, in this target rich environment, is FR going after Romney? Aren’t there enough dems to attack?

Just asking.


2 posted on 03/20/2010 6:17:20 PM PDT by agromination ("Fear will keep the local systems in line. Fear of this battle station." Grand Moff Obama)
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To: metmom

perhaps the mexican cartels can bring some closure to this problem.


3 posted on 03/20/2010 6:17:55 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: metmom; Travis McGee; Squantos

Is this a latin gang?


4 posted on 03/20/2010 6:18:51 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: agromination

pretty brazen attempt to hijack the thread. unless Romney has something to do with CA or the gangs?


5 posted on 03/20/2010 6:19:21 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: agromination

‘Cause we’re not going to vote for a Democrat.


6 posted on 03/20/2010 6:21:16 PM PDT by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!)
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To: agromination; Jim Robinson
An aside... Why, in this target rich environment, is FR going after Romney? Aren’t there enough dems to attack?

Ask the boss....

Romneybots do not fare well on FR. Sure there are enough dems to attack, but he's just a dem in Republican clothing. Aka, a RINO.

Welcome to FR.

7 posted on 03/20/2010 6:26:09 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Larry Lucido

I was wondering that as well. It sounds like it.

I wonder how many illegals are part of it, even if it isn’t.


8 posted on 03/20/2010 6:27:17 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: metmom

I lived in Hemet and then in San Jacinto some 20 years ago...what a shame, it was a quiet friendly little community...


9 posted on 03/20/2010 6:28:31 PM PDT by coloradomomba (BO stinks!)
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To: agromination; driftdiver; Little Ray

Interesting posting history you have there.

Quite obnoxious in your posts and quite the victim when others hand it back to you.


10 posted on 03/20/2010 6:32:44 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: coloradomomba

This sort of thing is what you expect to see in third world hell hole countries.

We need to take our country back.


11 posted on 03/20/2010 6:34:00 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Larry Lucido

According to wiki it started in Southern CA but is now in several states and in Mexico. Pretty typical links to drugs, murder, and other organized crime.


12 posted on 03/20/2010 6:35:45 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: agromination

We’re sick of RINOs, who got us into this mess by detracting from Constitution-protecting conservatives.


13 posted on 03/20/2010 6:37:30 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: agromination; jimrob; All
Why, in this target rich environment, is FR going after Romney? Aren’t there enough dems to attack?
Just asking.


Because Romney is a lying RINO-scumbag in the same class as Juan McStain and was so disgusted with Reagan-style conservatism that he was an 'independent' during the Reagan years and proudly proclaimed that later on.

Romney is a pathetic lying POS and our Founder has made that perfectly clear. RomneyBots have a short shelf life on FR, but you may need to find that out for yourself.

Oh btw, welcome to FR.
14 posted on 03/20/2010 7:20:12 PM PDT by mkjessup (God, Guns & Guts made America free, we need to keep all three.)
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To: mkjessup

GMTA


15 posted on 03/20/2010 8:00:47 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: mkjessup

Retread?


16 posted on 03/20/2010 8:02:06 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: agromination

Holy cow. Romney’s a gang banger TOO??????????


17 posted on 03/20/2010 8:18:56 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Here's a thought!! Donate to the website you are on RIGHT NOW!!)
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To: agromination; Jim Robinson; metmom
Why, in this target rich environment, is FR going after Romney? Aren’t there enough dems to attack?

Because Romney resembles Potsy from the Happy Days television series. JimRob does not like Potsy from the Happy Days television series.

Oh, and because Romney is a Socialist/Liberal masquerading as a Republican.

18 posted on 03/20/2010 8:26:44 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others.)
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To: metmom
Retread?

Maybe, but in the overall scheme of things, irrelevant.
19 posted on 03/21/2010 3:37:10 AM PDT by mkjessup (If you make excuses for RINOs (like John McCain or Mitt Romney) that makes YOU a RINO!)
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To: Grizzled Bear
Because Romney resembles Potsy from the Happy Days television series. JimRob does not like Potsy from the Happy Days television series.

And Potsy isn't looking so good these days: ------------------------------------------------------------------ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4fPqH3jaRc&feature=related
20 posted on 03/21/2010 3:51:23 AM PDT by mkjessup (If you make excuses for RINOs (like John McCain or Mitt Romney) that makes YOU a RINO!)
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To: mkjessup

oops. damn HTML hiccup. (groan)


21 posted on 03/21/2010 3:52:01 AM PDT by mkjessup (If you make excuses for RINOs (like John McCain or Mitt Romney) that makes YOU a RINO!)
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To: mkjessup

Anyone know where Bill Ayers has been recently?


22 posted on 03/21/2010 3:52:54 AM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: metmom

I think its being totally blown out of proportion.

They are all getting wee wee’d up about small pranks, of course they could have been deadly pranks but compared to the modern day terrorists these are just childish pranks.


23 posted on 03/21/2010 3:54:32 AM PDT by Eye of Unk ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act" G.Orwell)
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To: mware
Anyone know where Bill Ayers has been recently?

Hiding under his bed most likely. Once he became a household word (a four letter word at that), he's been petrified that somebody is going sneak up behind him and take him out like the dirtbag he is. He's had bodyguards, maybe even body doubles (easy to find, just look for some big dog turds in the park), I think it's ironic that a terrorist is suddenly afraid of being terrorized. Looks good on him.
24 posted on 03/21/2010 4:13:27 AM PDT by mkjessup (If you make excuses for RINOs (like John McCain or Mitt Romney) that makes YOU a RINO!)
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To: driftdiver

Yeah, I know. Just cause there’s a huge ad at the top of the thread. Gee I don’t know what made me ask that.


25 posted on 03/21/2010 7:09:50 AM PDT by agromination ("Fear will keep the local systems in line. Fear of this battle station." Grand Moff Obama)
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To: Grizzled Bear

I see. Thanx.


26 posted on 03/21/2010 7:10:33 AM PDT by agromination ("Fear will keep the local systems in line. Fear of this battle station." Grand Moff Obama)
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To: Brad's Gramma

I dunno. Is he?


27 posted on 03/21/2010 7:11:15 AM PDT by agromination ("Fear will keep the local systems in line. Fear of this battle station." Grand Moff Obama)
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To: mkjessup

I see. Yeah, he’s nothing to be proud of. I can’t stand mccain. He votes with the enemy more than he votes with us. Of course now he is running to the right, but if he wins again he will scoot right back under the left’s table begging for the scraps.

Too bad that a good conservative can’t get in. The big media is too powerful. Good candidates get smeared and starved out while the set ups are put front and center. Seems that the dems pick their guys and they pick our guys too. I don’t see how their propaganda machine can be overcome.

BTW, thanx for your civility.


28 posted on 03/21/2010 7:30:44 AM PDT by agromination ("Fear will keep the local systems in line. Fear of this battle station." Grand Moff Obama)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

Yeah. I suppose at least, with a dem, you know what you’re getting up front. Better a straight fight with a known enemy than a stab in the back from a traitor.


29 posted on 03/21/2010 7:43:44 AM PDT by agromination ("Fear will keep the local systems in line. Fear of this battle station." Grand Moff Obama)
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To: agromination
Is Romney connected with CA motorcycle gangs?
30 posted on 03/21/2010 7:46:40 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (The End of an Error - 01/20/2013)
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To: metmom

Thanx. I’m a big fan of yours too.


31 posted on 03/21/2010 8:01:58 AM PDT by agromination ("Fear will keep the local systems in line. Fear of this battle station." Grand Moff Obama)
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To: metmom

Thanx. Romney is not my cup of tea either. I once would have said that I’d rather have him as POTUS rather than obama, but it may turn out that obama severely cripples his own party far more than any of the current crop of pubs ever could. Be great if it works out that way.


32 posted on 03/21/2010 8:08:13 AM PDT by agromination ("Fear will keep the local systems in line. Fear of this battle station." Grand Moff Obama)
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To: Little Ray

I see. Thanx.


33 posted on 03/21/2010 8:09:54 AM PDT by agromination ("Fear will keep the local systems in line. Fear of this battle station." Grand Moff Obama)
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To: agromination
Too bad that a good conservative can’t get in. The big media is too powerful. Good candidates get smeared and starved out while the set ups are put front and center. Seems that the dems pick their guys and they pick our guys too. I don’t see how their propaganda machine can be overcome.

A lot of FReepers argued for McCain's candidacy. "The Media love him; they call him 'Maverick' McCain!"

Like you said WE ALLOWED the media to pick our candidate. The moment he was locked in, they turned on him just like many of us expected.

A lot of the blame belongs to the GOP. They should have picked a solid, electable REAL conservative and worked around the eneMedia. They might have ran a nation wide bill board campaign along directing voters to websites where media smears and lies could be debunked.

Why should we rely on our enemies to promote our candidates? We've got to change strategies!

34 posted on 03/21/2010 8:20:40 AM PDT by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others.)
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To: agromination
Too bad that a good conservative can’t get in. The big media is too powerful. Good candidates get smeared and starved out while the set ups are put front and center. Seems that the dems pick their guys and they pick our guys too. I don’t see how their propaganda machine can be overcome.

Excellent observation, although there IS a way the combined 'Rat/Media propaganda machine can be overcome but FR posting guidelines prohibit me from suggesting such things, heh.

BTW, thanx for your civility.

NP, you caught me on a good day, LOL

In the "It-May-Be-None-Of-My-Business" department, do you have a preferred candidate for 2012 at this point?
35 posted on 03/21/2010 8:26:39 AM PDT by mkjessup (*** It's SUNDAY Lord, how 'bout a big ol' Jesus-sized LIGHTNING bolt aimed at 0bama's AZZ?!? ***)
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To: metmom

“Quite obnoxious in your posts and quite the victim when others hand it back to you.”

Ya know, I just went through every one of my posts and found exactly 1 (one) post where I attacked someone first, and actually, I attacked a lifestyle choice, NOT anyone personally.

Now, there are MANY posts where I struck back at idiots who obviously have nothing better to do than start fights without cause, but NONE where I attacked them first.

Not one.

In fact, my 1 (one) “obnoxious post”, if you can call it that, was ABOUT, not TO, a woman who was denied enlisting in the service because of tattooes. I said:

“Never understood the purpose of getting a tattoo. If you want one, that’s your business, but IMO, it is stupid and pointless. Kinda like starting smoking or joining a gang. Why? To what benefit?”

I can see how someone with tats wouldn’t like that, but as I told the guy who jumped me for what I clearly said was just an opinion: That is just my opinion.

I will always hit someone back for attacking me first. If that offends you, I don’t know what to tell you.

What you can tell ME however, are the precise “obnoxious postS” where I started a fight with someone and they “handed it back to me”.

Now remember... no retaliatory posts, just the ones where I stuck my snout in and attacked someone FIRST, out-of-the-blue, without provocation.

Good Luck, because you won’t find any. You WILL find however, posts where the vice-versa applies.


36 posted on 03/21/2010 8:54:25 AM PDT by agromination ("Fear will keep the local systems in line. Fear of this battle station." Grand Moff Obama)
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To: Larry Lucido

The traps have targeted the gang enforcement detail. I have heard to three and all have failed.


37 posted on 03/21/2010 8:58:50 AM PDT by ThomasThomas (Sometimes I like nuts. That's why I am here.)
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To: mkjessup

Boy, I don’t know. I liked Thompson, but I fear he is not only unelectable but maybe more of the same. I like Palin, but am a bit leery of her thin resume. I’m liking Jindal. I wish Paul weren’t so... easily painted as a kook.

There’s a guy who has been on Mark Levin’s show a few times really taking the fight to em on this HC nightmare. Can’t remember his name right now, though.

I don’t think there is a perfect one. I’m just kinda waiting to see who rises to the top as the year shakes out. Phonies are everywhere and I’m a little leery of everyone just now. Guess time will solve the mystery.

Do you know any good prospects?


38 posted on 03/21/2010 9:06:57 AM PDT by agromination ("Fear will keep the local systems in line. Fear of this battle station." Grand Moff Obama)
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To: agromination
Personally, I think the GOP needs to go "Back to the Future" and work the tactic which worked so well in 1952. Draft a highly regarded and spotless retired military officer who understands that America is at war, has a moral center that is unshakable, and is a proven leader of men. Agro my FRiend, I give you retired former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, General Peter Pace, USMC:
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General Pace has shown no interest in elective office, which demonstrates to me that he is exactly the kind of man we need to draft as the GOP nominee. Google him up and I think anyone would be impressed with this man. If he were leading, I would follow him anywhere.
39 posted on 03/21/2010 9:16:18 AM PDT by mkjessup
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To: mkjessup

Hmm. I would prefer a military leader. Servicemen tend to have character, toughness, a sense of strategy, love of Country, and can fight if need be.

Interesting. I’ll check him out. Thanx!


40 posted on 03/21/2010 9:22:51 AM PDT by agromination ("Fear will keep the local systems in line. Fear of this battle station." Grand Moff Obama)
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To: metmom; All

More about this gang:

The Vagos Motorcycle Club (Vagos) has hundreds of members in the U.S. and Mexico and poses a serious criminal threat to those areas in which its chapters are located. U.S. law enforcement authorities report that the Vagos have approximately 300 members among 24 chapters located in the states of California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon and three chapters located in Mexico. The Vagos produce, transport and distribute methamphetamine and are also involved in the distribution of marijuana. The Vagos have also been implicated in other criminal activities including assault, extortion, insurance fraud, money laundering, murder, vehicle theft, witness intimidation and weapons violations. In the U.S., the Vagos are mainly active in the Southwest and Pacific regions.

http://www.justice.gov/criminal/gangunit/gangs/motorcycle.html


41 posted on 03/21/2010 9:32:13 AM PDT by AuntB (WE are NOT a nation of immigrants! We're a nation of Americans! http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/)
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To: Eye of Unk

Egging a house is a prank. Toilet papering a car is a prank.

Putting a natural gas line into a building to blow it up with people inside is not a prank.

You sure have a twisted sense of what a prank is.


42 posted on 03/21/2010 10:21:36 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Eye of Unk

So if someone deliberately created a gas leak in your house, you’d just laugh it off as a prank?


43 posted on 03/21/2010 10:22:18 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Larry Lucido

The Vagos are a motorcycle gang here in Southern California. Mostly in the Inland Empire.


44 posted on 03/21/2010 10:26:54 AM PDT by Smogger
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To: agromination

Don’t know!

I DO know that I agree with the owner of this site ....


45 posted on 03/21/2010 1:51:04 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Here's a thought!! Donate to the website you are on RIGHT NOW!!)
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To: metmom

So gangs are targeting law enforcemtn and the Feds are going after a group in Mich. that calls itself a milita because the islamists dont like them.

Like the islamist own michigan, perhaps they do?

They seem to own Ozero.

They seem to own Fox.

We need many new news outlets.


46 posted on 03/29/2010 8:02:57 AM PDT by Chickensoup (We have the government we deserve. Is our government our traitor?)
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To: Chickensoup
So gangs are targeting law enforcemtn and the Feds are going after a group in Mich. that calls itself a milita because the islamists dont like them.

Yeah. Go figure......

I can tell who's got their priorities right.....

And who's got their heads buried somewhere deep in their anatomy.

47 posted on 03/29/2010 8:05:41 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Chickensoup

Don’t you just feel so safe, knowing that our government is out there protecting us from all those crazy radicals running around?


48 posted on 03/29/2010 8:07:26 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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