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4 Cops Shot, Suspect Dead After Calif. Traffic Stop
MSNBC.com ^ | March 21, 2009

Posted on 03/21/2009 7:32:26 PM PDT by Steelfish

4 cops shot, suspect dead after Calif. traffic stop

Police say suspect behind two separate shootings involving officers

OAKLAND, Calif. - Four officers were in critical condition and a suspect dead on Saturday after gunfire at a traffic stop led to a massive manhunt that ended in a shootout, police said.

Two officers were shot in the first incident just after 1 p.m. after they stopped the suspect's vehicle in east Oakland, said Oakland police spokesman Jeff Thomason.

The suspect fled the scene on foot into a nearby neighborhood, police said, leading to an intense manhunt by dozens of Oakland police, California Highway Patrol officers and Alameda County sheriff deputies.

Streets were roped off and an entire area of east Oakland shut to traffic.

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; US: California
KEYWORDS: banglist; california; leo; lovellemixon; mixon; oakland; officerdown; officersdown; shooting
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To: All

Between this and BART and the taunting I can see a war in the making.


101 posted on 03/21/2009 8:49:22 PM PDT by texan75010
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To: Arizona Carolyn

What is oakland about, please enlighten me.


102 posted on 03/21/2009 8:49:57 PM PDT by He who knoweth not his name
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To: Arizona Carolyn

Well... I’ve been to Oakland, since 1941. I left CA in ‘69 because the whole place was going down the tubes and I had kids going into Jr. High. No place to raise a family. Oakland has been a hell hole for all of my life. We used to refer to big, work-type boots as West Oakland Stompers. My dad & mom would take us to Oakland to shop, and we’d be out of there waaay before dark, and that was in the ‘40’s.


103 posted on 03/21/2009 8:53:04 PM PDT by toomuchcoffee ( Yeah, I'll help you buy some real estate)
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To: He who knoweth not his name

Bottom line people, I grow weary..If you have not had a gun pointed at you by another person, do not try to talk to me, you are not on the same level. Thank you, I respect your opinions..and I also have mine. Anything more?


104 posted on 03/21/2009 8:54:23 PM PDT by He who knoweth not his name
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To: KJC1

Hang in there!


105 posted on 03/21/2009 8:56:38 PM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: He who knoweth not his name

The Oakland Hills is affluent, Oakland proper is about 40% poor blacks. Unless it’s changed significantly Asians outnumber Hispanics.


106 posted on 03/21/2009 8:57:20 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: He who knoweth not his name

> I was asked, I am also a fellow FReeper.

Yes, you are. You are also quite new here and would do well to observe the norms.


107 posted on 03/21/2009 8:57:32 PM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: He who knoweth not his name

Geeze! Lets stop with the skating. Oakland is black. Black, black, black. There’s a few Japanese, Hispanic and Occidental (don’t see that word much anymore) but mostly it’s BLACK! Mexicans are good for one thing in Oakland, and that’s stealing a few bucks from, and maybe beating up, for fun.


108 posted on 03/21/2009 8:57:48 PM PDT by toomuchcoffee ( Yeah, I'll help you buy some real estate)
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To: Eva
This is looking worse and worse, because a sixteen year old can’t be held completely responsible, or at least won’t be held completely responsible.

Oh he (or she) was held responsible, with extreme prejudice.

109 posted on 03/21/2009 8:59:22 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: toomuchcoffee; He who knoweth not his name

He who knoweth not his name must be confusing Oakland with San Francisco and Gavin Newsom’s sanctuary city policy...


110 posted on 03/21/2009 9:00:45 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Eva

I thought the shooter was dead?


111 posted on 03/21/2009 9:01:29 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: DieHard the Hunter

“Yes, you are. You are also quite new here and would do well to observe the norms.”

Woah... That sounds pretty severe... Are you secretly a nun? Do you sport a ruler? :-D


112 posted on 03/21/2009 9:02:04 PM PDT by toomuchcoffee ( Yeah, I'll help you buy some real estate)
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To: DieHard the Hunter

Would you like to ban me? I am new, what is the norm?


113 posted on 03/21/2009 9:02:54 PM PDT by He who knoweth not his name
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To: He who knoweth not his name

> Bottom line people, I grow weary..If you have not had a gun pointed at you by another person, do not try to talk to me, you are not on the same level. Thank you, I respect your opinions..and I also have mine. Anything more?

Sure. I’m curious: can you tell us about the time you had a gun pointed at you?


114 posted on 03/21/2009 9:03:13 PM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: umgud; Arizona Carolyn

Edwards Avenue, I’ll bet.


115 posted on 03/21/2009 9:03:41 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: Arizona Carolyn
The Oakland Hills is affluent, Oakland proper is about 40% poor blacks. Unless it’s changed significantly Asians outnumber Hispanics.

Judging by the bystanders in the video, and the cars parked on the street in the Google street views, I'd expect this area is in the "poor blacks" category.

116 posted on 03/21/2009 9:03:43 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: Steelfish

KTVU has breaking news on. Chief Jordan is speaking now.


117 posted on 03/21/2009 9:04:09 PM PDT by Polynikes
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To: He who knoweth not his name

California as a state, chooses to be the way it is.


118 posted on 03/21/2009 9:04:11 PM PDT by He who knoweth not his name
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To: toomuchcoffee

> Woah... That sounds pretty severe... Are you secretly a nun? Do you sport a ruler? :-D

(grin!) Why? Is it time for our weekly spanking already? Time flies when you’re having fun!


119 posted on 03/21/2009 9:04:59 PM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: Polynikes

FNC reported that all the officers died. May they rest in peace.


120 posted on 03/21/2009 9:06:18 PM PDT by StarFan
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To: Steelfish

The four police officers shot by the SOB have died...

http://www.insidebayarea.com/oaklandtribune/ci_11967257

Prayers for the families.


121 posted on 03/21/2009 9:06:19 PM PDT by Thunder90
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To: He who knoweth not his name
"Who takes bets it`s an illegal alien?"

Oakland is an equal-opportunity cesspool. For example, it is the home of the former "Your Black Muslim Bakery" which was in the news a couple years ago for its connections to murder. A TROP connection to this situation is entirely possible and has much precedent in that horrible town.
122 posted on 03/21/2009 9:06:50 PM PDT by RightOnTheLeftCoast (1st call: Abbas. 1st interview: Al Arabiya. 1st energy decision: halt drilling in UT. Arabs 1st!)
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To: Steelfish

Mark Dunngan Motorcycle cop dead
John Hege Motorcycle cop alive
Ervin Romans SWAT dead
Dan Sakai SWAT dead

Not sure on spelling of 1st officer.

Supposedly 2nd ewapon was assault weapon


123 posted on 03/21/2009 9:10:00 PM PDT by Polynikes
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To: Polynikes

Unable to find the feed, let us know what he says.


124 posted on 03/21/2009 9:10:01 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg ("the mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs" - Jefferson)
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To: Polynikes

Please keep us updated, if you don’t mind.


125 posted on 03/21/2009 9:10:07 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Polynikes

The OPD reps did say Officer Hege was alive but news is confusing.


126 posted on 03/21/2009 9:12:08 PM PDT by Polynikes
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To: kcvl

The perp name — 27 year old parole Lovelle Mixon


127 posted on 03/21/2009 9:13:59 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: DieHard the Hunter

Yes. In a slum in Charlotte,NC. My team was pulling out two crack dealers from a ghetto bldg. and in the next bldg. his buddy thought he`d get a drop on us. NO WAY!, I was doing extraction duty (point) and I used my mirror and saw him and drew down and he dropped and ran, he thought he was ready, that is one...he was ready, but not brave. got his weapon, he blended. What, you people want war stories?


128 posted on 03/21/2009 9:13:59 PM PDT by He who knoweth not his name
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To: Polynikes

Perp Lavelle Mixon 27 y/o on parole for ADW. Earlier report of perp being 16 is apparently incorrect.


129 posted on 03/21/2009 9:14:01 PM PDT by Polynikes
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To: DieHard the Hunter

observe the norms

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ehh hmm.. ;-)


130 posted on 03/21/2009 9:14:29 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: Polynikes

City Atty. John Russo said tonight that he had been told all four were dead. The officers’ names have not been released. The suspect was killed in the gunfire.

“It’s senseless,” Russo said. “We didn’t lose four officers in the earthquakes or the worst of the fires. You want to find a meaning in it. It underscores what a difficult job it is to be a police officer.”


131 posted on 03/21/2009 9:14:49 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: He who knoweth not his name

> What, you people want war stories?

Speaking personally, I enjoy war stories.


132 posted on 03/21/2009 9:15:58 PM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: NormsRevenge

> ehh hmm.. ;-)

(grin!) Yeah, like that Norm!


133 posted on 03/21/2009 9:16:34 PM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: Yaelle

All four officers dead.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2211856/posts


134 posted on 03/21/2009 9:16:38 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: thecodont

The video I saw from a CBS station up there showed 73rd street and something, couldn’t make out the cross street. Definitely gang type of territory with a lot of sophisticated graffiti.


135 posted on 03/21/2009 9:17:25 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: El Gato

Looked like it to me as well. Did you note the type of Graffiti?


136 posted on 03/21/2009 9:18:00 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: NormsRevenge

THREE LEO’s shot dead and two wounded trying to arrest the guy at his apartment? WTF?!?!? Unbelievable.


137 posted on 03/21/2009 9:18:04 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (What did Obama's Teleprompter know, and when did it know it...)
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To: kcvl

They released the names just now from KTVU
They maintain Ofcr Hege is alive but in grave condition.


138 posted on 03/21/2009 9:18:30 PM PDT by Polynikes
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To: Polynikes

The three veteran officers killed were all sergeants: Erv Romans, 43, , Dan Sakai, 35, and Mark Dunakin, 41,. This was the first time that any sergeants in the department have been slain. Officer John Hege, 41, of Concord is on life support at Highland Hospital.

http://www.insidebayarea.com/oaklandtribune/ci_11967257


139 posted on 03/21/2009 9:19:02 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: umgud

Once, when I was young, I WALKED from Berkeley all the way down Telegraph to downtown Oakland in the middle of the night. (I was in the grip of a severe depressive episode at the time and was not rational.) Along the way I remember seeing a crowd of black guys corner a white punk rocker in a phone booth and beat him unconscious (or dead — I couldn’t tell).

Somehow, my Guardian Angel prevented me from meeting a similar fate; no one noticed me at all.


140 posted on 03/21/2009 9:19:22 PM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: Polynikes

This is so horribly sad. Prayers for all concerned.

As news of the shootings reached the Oakland police community, officers showed up in droves at both Highland Hospital, where the officers were taken to and the Eastmont Substation, just a few blocks from the shooting scene.

Some officers were crying uncontrollably while others hugged each other. Mayor Ron Dellums visited the Oakland Police Officers Association to offer his condolences.


141 posted on 03/21/2009 9:20:58 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

first two were on motorcycle and doing a routine traffic stop, he guned them down, he was a parole with a no bail warrant out for him,

one officer was killed two hours later at his apartment, one was also other gravely injured there and another swat team member had a graze wound


142 posted on 03/21/2009 9:21:38 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: RightOnTheLeftCoast

You know they started in Santa Barbara and moved to Oakland in the 70’s. No shock that, can you imagine the affluent people and movie stars in Santa Barbara having something like The Your Black Muslim Bakery in their midst? In Oakland it was a whole other story, they blended right in.


143 posted on 03/21/2009 9:21:53 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Las Vegas Ron

“Wow, that’s not the Oakland I knew :)”

The last time I was there was in 1959 and it was a human sewer then.


144 posted on 03/21/2009 9:22:01 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: kcvl

Wouldn’t you know Dellums would go to the union.


145 posted on 03/21/2009 9:22:17 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg ("the mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs" - Jefferson)
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To: DieHard the Hunter

Experience a few and get back to me. What type of hunter are you?


146 posted on 03/21/2009 9:23:17 PM PDT by He who knoweth not his name
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To: kcvl

Makes you ask yourself, what is there in Oakland that is worth good men dieing for?

May Lovelle Mixon receive the justice he deserves in the next life.


147 posted on 03/21/2009 9:23:38 PM PDT by InABunkerUnderSF (Be There >>> http://www.secondamendmentmarch.com)
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To: He who knoweth not his name

> Experience a few and get back to me. What type of hunter are you?

I hunt bad guys.


148 posted on 03/21/2009 9:23:46 PM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: Polynikes

http://www.sandiego6.com/news/local/story/Oakland-police-officers-shot-dead-traffic-stop/BC1BTbmMEkmxX1OzNdDUdQ.cspx?rss=800


149 posted on 03/21/2009 9:23:59 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Polynikes
Anyone hear about any info on the perp?


150 posted on 03/21/2009 9:24:32 PM PDT by Red Steel
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