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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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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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