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Cook Murdered by Men Angry Over Long Wait Time for Food
KSEE24 news ^ | July 5, 2012 | Digital Daily

Posted on 07/07/2012 9:22:39 AM PDT by kevcol

A group of diners angry that their food was taking too long shot and killed a cook in southern California in what police are calling “a random dispute that went tragically wrong.”

The cook, 38-year-old Raul Lopez, was working one of his two jobs he has to support his wife and five children. The killing took place at Hoagies & Wings on Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks, Calif., and followed a dispute with racial undertones, reported a local news station.

Lopez was fatally shot in his chest when he tried to ward off five black men who were causing a disturbance in the restaurant. The men were angry about how long they had been waiting for their food and allegedly began using racial slurs at employees, causing other customers to leave, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Homicide detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department said Lopez then stepped in to defend the employees and get the men to leave. As the argument escalated he picked up a chair and led them out, but once outside he set the chair down and one of the men pulled out a semi-automatic weapon, shooting Lopez in the chest.

The men fled in a dark-colored Cadillac Escalade and Lopez was taken to a hospital, where he died a short time later. Police said the suspects are African-American men in their 30s and have the build of football players—several are between 6-foot-2 and 6-foot-4 and weight more than 300 pounds.

Police have released surveillance footage of the shooting in the hope that someone with information can come forward. Lopez’s wife and children also appealed to the public for help finding the suspects.

“He was a very responsible man. He loved his family,” said 16-year-old Melesio Lopez, the oldest of Lopez’s children, at a press conference. “I just want justice.”


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: California
KEYWORDS: blackcrime; chimpout; holderspeople; murder; obamasons; thugs; zot; zoticide
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DIS WUZ 4 TRAYVON!

1 posted on 07/07/2012 9:22:46 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol
They're African american??

THEY'RE BLACK....

2 posted on 07/07/2012 9:25:24 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: kevcol

Sad story. And because of who the perps are, we will never hear of it again.


3 posted on 07/07/2012 9:27:15 AM PDT by kreitzer
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To: kevcol

If Obama had quintuplets...


4 posted on 07/07/2012 9:27:26 AM PDT by aynrandfreak (Being a Democrat means never having to say you're sorry)
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To: kevcol
and have the build of football players

THAT'S PROFILING!!!!!!
5 posted on 07/07/2012 9:27:29 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: kevcol

“a random dispute that went tragically wrong”

whew, for a moment there I thought I was reading about a HATE CRIME perpetrated by a bunch of rasist thugs

RIP Mr Lopez


6 posted on 07/07/2012 9:27:49 AM PDT by silverleaf (Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell)
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To: kevcol

Fortunate the shooters weren’t white or the victim black. There might have been a hate crime committed.
Who’s got your back?


7 posted on 07/07/2012 9:29:11 AM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: kevcol

“The men fled in a dark-colored Cadillac Escalade”.

(They meant EXcalade. Probably had a handicapped placard inside, too.)


8 posted on 07/07/2012 9:29:45 AM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: silverleaf
a random dispute that went tragically wrong

“a workplace incident that went tragically wrong”

That's how they'll write it up.

9 posted on 07/07/2012 9:31:36 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs and most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: kevcol

A man who would work two jobs to support a wife and five children, and confront five men built like football players to keep them from harassing employees, was made of stronger stuff than most. I pray his family will find justice and that a fund is set up to provide for his children. How sad.

The animals who did this are driving a Cadillac Escalade? They must have more than a few bucks. I wonder if it’s not just coincidental that they are built like football players?


10 posted on 07/07/2012 9:31:44 AM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: kevcol

Surprising quantity of facts in that story. The senior editor in charge of political correctness must have been on vacation.


11 posted on 07/07/2012 9:33:28 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: kevcol

Couldn’t they have just called 911 like any other reasonable person??


12 posted on 07/07/2012 9:36:56 AM PDT by mikrofon (Prayers for the Lopez Family)
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To: kevcol
what police are calling “a random dispute that went tragically wrong.”

What is it with these mushy police statements? The above quote would be appropriate if two people were arguing, and a bookcase happened to fall on one of them.

How about this instead:“a random dispute that ended in a deliberate act of murder."

13 posted on 07/07/2012 9:38:39 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: kevcol
This is a black on hispanic hate murder.

Hispanics will only take so much. They have their own gangs that are no strangers to torture and murder.

14 posted on 07/07/2012 9:39:04 AM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: mikrofon

the situation probably escalated too quickly for that


15 posted on 07/07/2012 9:40:51 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch ( if you love, you will not condemn, and if you condemn, you cannot love)
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To: kevcol

Well they were hungry! What do you expect?


16 posted on 07/07/2012 9:43:47 AM PDT by AndrewB (FUBO)
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To: kevcol

“No comment.” National Council of La Raza

(from website) “Consistent with its mission to improve opportunities and open doors for Hispanic Americans, NCLR believes that advocacy, civic engagement, and community-based support are essential parts of any community-empowerment strategy. Thus, the organization concentrates on advocacy activities at state and local levels through its state and local advocacy Initiatives.”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2903842/posts (Illegal drunk driver kills 16 year old)

African-Americans kill Mexican-Americans (chicanos, latinos, hispanics—whatever) and the illegals kill Americans.

Let me be clear, it’s the Cycle of Life///// Nobama, The Lyin’ King


17 posted on 07/07/2012 9:44:49 AM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: kevcol

Those Tea Party members are always causing trouble.

America is a land of self-imposed stupidity. We won’t even face reality.


18 posted on 07/07/2012 9:47:47 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: kevcol

The dead cook is my hero. Working two jobs to raise five kids. Never mind Trayvon. We see how well Trayvon’s tough guy act worked out for him.


19 posted on 07/07/2012 9:50:41 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Actually, once the poor man was shot then they Escaladed away from the scene...


20 posted on 07/07/2012 9:52:14 AM PDT by mikrofon (Prayers for the Lopez Family)
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To: Sacajaweau

In before the racist Hussein Head Trayvonners!


22 posted on 07/07/2012 9:56:14 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: silverleaf

As soon as I saw the word “random” I knew the plot of the article.

FU Big Media!


23 posted on 07/07/2012 9:57:46 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: kevcol

I hate gun control with a passion but I am fast coming to the conclusion that in some cities, like Chicago, Detroit and some parts of Los Angles, Oakland, Stockton, people with guns, that do not have a permit to carry, should get an automatic 15 year jail sentence without possibility of getting out early.


24 posted on 07/07/2012 9:58:31 AM PDT by RC2 (Buy American and support the Wounded Warrior Project whenever possible.)
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To: kevcol
After the weekend, the story will be rewritten to state that the victim was a white hispanic.

The perps were just defending themselves from the chair wielding white hispanic.

25 posted on 07/07/2012 10:01:45 AM PDT by caltaxed
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To: RC2

I’d prefer to just hang murderers.


26 posted on 07/07/2012 10:02:00 AM PDT by Argus
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To: kevcol

Obamas children didn’t get their wings on time?


27 posted on 07/07/2012 10:02:00 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: kevcol

Well, it takes five entitlement affirmative action Obama son thugs to create one job opening.


28 posted on 07/07/2012 10:03:16 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Mortrey

“(They meant EXcalade. Probably had a handicapped placard inside, too.)”

Several months ago, two Caddys, exactly as described, pulled into the two handicapped spots at a local buffet joint. Buncha teenagers, and two health moms got out and went inside to gorge. I called the cops. It’s a $250 fine! 8^)


29 posted on 07/07/2012 10:07:31 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Sacajaweau
If this goes to trial in that area, chances are that a jury of mixed color will fail to convict.

The division in this country is such that racially mixed jurors will not convict these criminals, especially if there ar gang ties.

30 posted on 07/07/2012 10:07:55 AM PDT by caltaxed
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To: kreitzer

Imagine. An African American cook working 2 jobs to support his family. A group of 5 racist whites call him racist names before killing him because their food was taking too long. Does ANYONE really think this would not be the #1 news story on every network for days if not weeks?


31 posted on 07/07/2012 10:09:18 AM PDT by icwhatudo (This is not a choice between Romney&Reagan-Its between Romney & most radical leftist Pres in history)
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To: kevcol

Try em and fry em


32 posted on 07/07/2012 10:12:01 AM PDT by dennisw
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To: kevcol
A race war between the Aztec and African American underclasses coming? First the whole Trayvon episode. When the trial is televised Latinos will not fail to notice the Mr. Zimmerman is more one of their own than anybody else's and that he's being railroaded by a Black president and welfare queen media establishment. Now this cold blooded killing of a working father of five who was trying to protect his co-workers from a gang of ghetto thugs.

Were I a betting man my money would be on the Spanish speaking fellows. Their machismo is not all show and false bravado. And they have a ready supply of heavy weapons and foot soldiers just across the border. Their ancestors used to cut living hearts out of people for squirts and giggles and the current crop leave headless corpses laying around in bunches.

33 posted on 07/07/2012 10:17:17 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: kevcol

A few days ago, someone got mad at the cashier because our grocery store didn’t have what he wanted so threw something at her and spat on her. This sort of thing never happens here but it could be that times are changing.


34 posted on 07/07/2012 10:21:09 AM PDT by bgill
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To: kevcol

Why not just leave and take your business elsewhere? What is wrong with the black community? They seem to be under the impression that so long as they are with a group of people there will be little to no consequences for their actions. Are blacks now incapable of thinking independently and saying something to their playmates when they start to get out of control?


35 posted on 07/07/2012 10:27:05 AM PDT by formosa (Formosa)
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To: RC2
...people with guns, that do not have a permit to carry, should get an automatic 15 year jail sentence without possibility of getting out early.

That would certainly beat the system California has now, where people who are known violent murdering felons are coddled, protected from prosecution, given taxpayer subsidized apartments and stipends to purchase the guns that law abiding Californians can't ever hope to get a permit for.

That way, we can get all the law abiding Californians into those empty prison cells or graveyards, where they belong, for the temerity of thinking we have a Constitution.

36 posted on 07/07/2012 10:27:44 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: RC2

Boy oh Boy.

I got an idea. Why don’t we just make murder a crime?

Oh. Wait.....


37 posted on 07/07/2012 10:28:40 AM PDT by saleman (!!!!)
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To: mikrofon

I think McNuggets have to be involved before they can do that.


38 posted on 07/07/2012 10:30:19 AM PDT by Trailerpark Badass
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To: kevcol
“He was a very responsible man. He loved his family,” said 16-year-old Melesio Lopez, the oldest of Lopez’s children, at a press conference. “I just want justice.”

Since they happened to be obama's sons and Holder's people, you ain't going to get justice. You will be lucky if Holder does not charge your deceased father with violating the civil rights of obama's sons.

40 posted on 07/07/2012 10:38:52 AM PDT by sport
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... suspects are African-American men in their 30s and have the build of football players—several are between 6-foot-2 and 6-foot-4 and weight more than 300 pounds.

Is this the first time a MSM group had identified killers as 'black'? Is it a mistake or a rare burst of integrity?

41 posted on 07/07/2012 10:41:14 AM PDT by GOPJ (Speak truth to lies - to ignorance. Speak honesty to corruption . Stand-up to liberal elite liars..)
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To: kreitzer

Were they paying with EBT Cards - maybe felt ‘entitled’ to better service?


42 posted on 07/07/2012 10:43:10 AM PDT by GOPJ (Speak truth to lies - to ignorance. Speak honesty to corruption . Stand-up to liberal elite liars..)
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To: Fightin Whitey

Jesse Jackson will be ALL OVER this one, right?


43 posted on 07/07/2012 10:43:51 AM PDT by Rio (Tempis fugit.)
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To: Gabrial
Amen. Watched one of the Gangland episodes on the hispanic gangs in NY/NJ (Trinos). In explaining their creed, I found I could agree with a lot of where they were coming from and (short of the crime and violence) could sympathize. They are also targeted by the black gangs, and these guys will stand up and return the favor to them in spades.

It's gotten out of hand, and it's way past time to take some corrective action...

44 posted on 07/07/2012 10:44:52 AM PDT by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: popdonnelly
We see how well Trayvon’s tough guy act worked out for him.

Yeah, but the just us brothers, the media, and the members of the lynch Zimmerman mob are going to see that Zimmerman pays dearly. See what happens to Holder's people that killed the poor guy. My guess is nothing. Just like obama's sons that tortured, raped and killed the poor WWII vet and his wife. Posting HTML

45 posted on 07/07/2012 10:46:38 AM PDT by sport
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To: PAR35

Excellent observation.


46 posted on 07/07/2012 10:47:45 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Sacajaweau

But Zimmeron goes on trial for defending his life!


47 posted on 07/07/2012 10:52:10 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: RC2
You have just brought the gun control argument.

That won't stop criminals from having guns.

48 posted on 07/07/2012 10:54:08 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: RC2

In those cities, you can’t get a permit to carry. They use permitting to infringe our Constitutional rights. So, are you agreeing that there should be No-2nd Amendment zones in our country?


49 posted on 07/07/2012 11:13:20 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Sacajaweau

They are Holder’s people and Obama’s sons, if he had had any.


50 posted on 07/07/2012 11:18:25 AM PDT by Sea Parrot (Don't ever think that the reason I am peaceful is because I forgot how to be violent)
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