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Police call Monday's stabbing of downtown Santa Cruz business owner 'unprovoked and random'
santacruzsentinel.com ^ | 05/10/2012 | Stephen Baxter, J.M. Brown and Cathy Kelly - Santa Cruz Sentinel

Posted on 05/10/2012 8:20:37 AM PDT by massmike

Friends of downtown business owner Shannon Kathleen Collins mourned her loss Tuesday after police identified her as the victim of Monday's "unprovoked, random" stabbing.

Longtime friend Timerie Gordon said those who knew Collins were "very angry and sad and trying to make sense of something that will never be sensible."

Collins, 38, co-owner of Camouflage on Pacific Avenue, was walking back from a hairdresser's appointment when police say she was "savagely" attacked about 11:50 a.m. on the 300 block of Broadway.

Minutes later, after a number of calls to 911, police arrested 43-year-old Charles Anthony Edwards III of San Francisco on suspicion of murder. Authorities declined to say how the encounter started and what led to her vicious slaying.

"She didn't know him and was not involved with him in any way," Santa Cruz Deputy Police Chief Steve Clark said. "It was just the misfortune of fate that she crossed paths with him."

(Excerpt) Read more at santacruzsentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: California
KEYWORDS: sonsofobama

1 posted on 05/10/2012 8:20:45 AM PDT by massmike
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To: massmike

Charles Anthony Edwards III

2 posted on 05/10/2012 8:22:11 AM PDT by massmike (Massachusetts: If they had just kept hanging witches a bit longer...........)
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To: massmike

She needed a CHL.

Hell, pepper spray would have helped.


3 posted on 05/10/2012 8:24:08 AM PDT by darth
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To: massmike

Do I get to guess that ‘I’ and ‘II’ are equally useless???


4 posted on 05/10/2012 8:25:18 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: massmike

What’s with his eyes?


5 posted on 05/10/2012 8:26:19 AM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: massmike

“Color” me surprised.


6 posted on 05/10/2012 8:26:50 AM PDT by grobdriver
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To: massmike

Gee. Golly. He’s black. Color me...so shocked.

Was the victim white? I’m bettin’ so.


7 posted on 05/10/2012 8:26:57 AM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: massmike

"Die, you random son of a bitch!"

8 posted on 05/10/2012 8:28:51 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: SuzyQue
What’s with his eyes?
All bloodsuckers have them ...

9 posted on 05/10/2012 8:29:24 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: RightOnline
Was the victim white? I’m bettin’ so.

You win!

Shannon Collins


10 posted on 05/10/2012 8:32:27 AM PDT by massmike (Massachusetts: If they had just kept hanging witches a bit longer...........)
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To: massmike

My guess he is an anti-white crazy. The left blathers on and on about “enviroment”, so did this vermin have a Rev. Wright influenced enviroment?


11 posted on 05/10/2012 8:35:32 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: massmike

I recommend that anyone who needs a gastric purge read the article.


12 posted on 05/10/2012 8:35:38 AM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: SuzyQue

drugs


13 posted on 05/10/2012 8:36:32 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: SuzyQue

Drug user. Probably marijuana.


14 posted on 05/10/2012 8:38:27 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: massmike

Yep. Waiting on the mass outrage in the media.....................waiting.......................waiting...........................still waiting.............................[insert crickets chirping here]


15 posted on 05/10/2012 8:41:51 AM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: SuzyQue
What’s with his eyes?

He's high and a lib!
16 posted on 05/10/2012 8:43:01 AM PDT by ForAmerica (Conservative Christian Black Man!)
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To: massmike

Richmond VA WRVA Radio does a “crimestoppers” break put on by Richmond PD detective squad looking for people of interest. When ever they describe a suspect they USUALLY leave off the race! I have noticed when the suspect is white they say causcasion. So if they don’t mention race the suspect should be assumed to be black. Can you believe that for PC?!


17 posted on 05/10/2012 8:43:01 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va
Richmond VA WRVA Radio does a “crimestoppers” break put on by Richmond PD detective squad looking for people of interest. When ever they describe a suspect they USUALLY leave off the race! I have noticed when the suspect is white they say causcasion. So if they don’t mention race the suspect should be assumed to be black. Can you believe that for PC?!

I'm a born suspect! Sad but true, people see color first and assume that I'm up to no-good.
18 posted on 05/10/2012 8:46:32 AM PDT by ForAmerica (Conservative Christian Black Man!)
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To: SuzyQue
"What's with his eyes?"

As an offhand (but highly educated) guess, I'd say a combination of yellow sclera and liver disease.
19 posted on 05/10/2012 8:46:37 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: ForAmerica

You cannot give a police description of person with saying their race. To think otherwise is plain stupid or pandering to a race.


20 posted on 05/10/2012 8:48:43 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: massmike

now that;s the look of a sober man /s


21 posted on 05/10/2012 8:49:23 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: shibumi; SuzyQue

I’d say crack. Crack users have very scary red eyes.


22 posted on 05/10/2012 8:50:34 AM PDT by livius
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To: massmike

Did he yell “Justice for Trayvon”?


23 posted on 05/10/2012 8:51:45 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: massmike
This is conjecture, but I think that the killer would have looked "out of place" in Santa Cruz. But the eloi of Santa Cruz have been carefully trained not to profile. Ms. Collins may well have smiled, said hi, or just otherwise failed to keep a safe distance from this feral animal.

There's been great effort in producing our current society. Didn't just happen.
24 posted on 05/10/2012 8:54:54 AM PDT by Jay Santos CP ("Idiocracy"... It's no longer just a movie.)
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To: massmike

Black on white violent crime?

Nothing to see here. Move along.


25 posted on 05/10/2012 8:58:35 AM PDT by Tigerized ("..and whack 'em, and whack 'em, and whack 'em!' cried the Toad in ecstasy." (also my 2012 strategy))
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To: Future Snake Eater
More likely booze.

If he'd been stoned the only thing he would have attacked is a bag of chips and cookies.

26 posted on 05/10/2012 9:04:13 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: rawcatslyentist

Could be.


27 posted on 05/10/2012 9:07:48 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: massmike

Last time I was in downtown Santa Cruz, it was full of homeless and druggy types.


28 posted on 05/10/2012 9:11:49 AM PDT by expat2
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To: massmike; martin_fierro

I’ve met that guy while taking photographs of the wildlife on Pacific Avenue.


29 posted on 05/10/2012 9:15:06 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to manage by central planning.)
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To: massmike

Another one of Obama’s would be sons?


30 posted on 05/10/2012 9:18:34 AM PDT by golf lover (going)
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To: ForAmerica
"I'm a born suspect! Sad but true, people see color first and assume that I'm up to no-good."

And I'm a born racist! Sad but true, people see color first and assume that I'm responsible for slavery, racism, inequality, etc.

31 posted on 05/10/2012 9:19:03 AM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political party's in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: massmike

“It’s easily the sexiest store in Santa Cruz, a town that has in recent times verged on being sexless, being largely more focused on feminist subtexts than feminine sauciness.

“Camouflage has since maintained a high standard of quality and class—plus a generous indulgence in the explicit side of naughty retail in the backroom. They specialize in the stylish and the sensual, so whether you’re out hunting for stylish new top, a delicate camisole or the new multispeed Super Vibro Deluxe 2000, Camouflage is an exciting place to find a sexier you.”

— Santa Cruz store review


32 posted on 05/10/2012 9:23:38 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: massmike

Bookmark


33 posted on 05/10/2012 9:24:49 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: massmike

Obama’s son


34 posted on 05/10/2012 9:27:49 AM PDT by clamper1797 (Hoping to have some change left)
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35 posted on 05/10/2012 9:38:53 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: massmike

I’ve been in Camouflage and I recall meeting the owner 7 or 8 years ago the last time I went.

Too bad. I thought she was a nice lady.


36 posted on 05/10/2012 9:45:18 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: massmike; martin_fierro

She must have been straight, and therefore, a BREEDER! (Gasp!)

She deserved to die. /Marxist eugenic population reduction cult

37 posted on 05/10/2012 9:52:31 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to manage by central planning.)
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To: massmike

Odd where she was found. Quite a distance from the store. Still within walking distance, but on a weekday, she was a long way away from the store.

Hmmmmm...............


38 posted on 05/10/2012 9:53:42 AM PDT by EggsAckley ( There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply ! ! ..)
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To: massmike
"It was just the misfortune of fate that she crossed paths with him."... For those moments when it's just the misfortune of fate...
39 posted on 05/10/2012 10:17:46 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: massmike
There was an interesting response to the kidnap and murder of a San Jose shopkeeper's son in 1933. The victim was a nice young man by the name of Brooke Hart: Early the next morning, Sunday, two duck hunters found the badly decomposed body south of the San Mateo Bridge near Hayward, California. Word went out immediately throughout northern California. Incessantly throughout the day and into the evening, radio stations issued inflammatory announcements that a lynching would occur that night in St. James Park in San Jose. By 9:00 p.m., a mob estimated by the press to range anywhere from 5,000 to 15,000 men, women, and children were jammed into the park, with an estimated 3,000 abandoned vehicles left on streets nearby. Governor Rolph was in regular telephonic communication with Raymond Cato, whom he had appointed to head the California Highway Patrol. Cato was ensconced in the home of a Rolph political ally and neighbor in the mountains west of San Jose with an open phone line to the jail. As the assault on the jail commenced about 9:00 p.m., Governor Rolph canceled a planned trip to the Western Governors' conference in Boise, Idaho to prevent his chief political rival, Lieutenant Governor Frank Merriam, from calling out the National Guard to stop the lynchings. By midnight, November 27, thousands had gathered outside the jail, while the sheriff's deputies fired tear gas into the crowd in an attempt to disperse them. However, the crowd became angrier and larger. The nearby construction site at the post office (intended to replace the previous post office, which is now the San Jose Museum of Art) was raided for materials to make a battering ram. Emig ordered his officers to abandon the bottom two floors of the jail, where Thurmond and Holmes were being held. The mob, by this time estimated at 6,000-10,000 (other reports are of 3,000-5,000), stormed the jail, took Holmes and Thurmond across the street to St. James Park, and hanged them. Child movie star Jackie Coogan, a friend of Brooke Hart from Santa Clara University, was reported to be one of the mob that prepared and held the rope for lynching.

The people lynching the criminals were afraid that the courts would allow the criminals to escape justice by pleading insanity.

40 posted on 05/10/2012 10:21:36 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: ridesthemiles

I & II are his brothers, that’s how his mom could call them individually.

Search for “The Color of Crime” report. Most racist crime is black on white.


41 posted on 05/10/2012 10:35:54 AM PDT by wrencher
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To: darth
She needed a CHL.

That is probably exactly what she needed, but this is Santa Cruz, Kommiefornia, so forget about it.

Instead, she is supposed to be protected by unicorns and Hopey-Changey. But if things get really dicey, she should call 911 and then either beg for help or trade sex for time until the cops get off their donut breaks and show up.

Then she just better hope she won't be cited for a racial crime or racial profiling.

42 posted on 05/10/2012 10:43:45 AM PDT by Gritty (Political correctness is no longer just annoying. It's deadly. - Lori Ziganto)
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To: expat2
Last time I was in downtown Santa Cruz, it was full of homeless and druggy types

It's been that way at least since I was doing my UCSC homework at the Cooper House in 1974

43 posted on 05/10/2012 10:48:03 AM PDT by clamper1797 (Hoping to have some change left)
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To: massmike

Hmmm....looks like .44 magnum would be the right load.


44 posted on 05/10/2012 11:47:45 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: martin_fierro

Note that Zach Friend, the spokesman for the Santa Cruz city police department in this article, is running for county supervisor in the 2nd district.

I don’t believe an employee of the government, speaker for the police department can represent citizens. The fact that he has endorsements from the down town commies like the Coonertys, Fred Keely, Luis Alejo and Sam Farr— all government, show he doesn’t have the support of the common citizen.

All the entrenched corrupt politicians in this county are endorsing him, which makes me very curious about the agenda they know he will support.


45 posted on 05/10/2012 11:50:23 AM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: massmike

Downtown Santa Cruz has always been teeming with weirdo’s.


46 posted on 05/10/2012 12:56:20 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: massmike
you know, last week a black man jumped out of the bushes and stabbed to death a white lady for no apparent reason....she gave a description of the guy before she died.....

we're under attack....maybe some of them are just mentally crazy, but somehow they've been given the green light...

47 posted on 05/10/2012 2:53:26 PM PDT by cherry
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