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Fat_Rat
05-18-2009, 1:00 AM
Do you think this will lead for another call for an AW ban from loony bay area political figures?

http://www.ktvu.com/news/19485382/detail.html

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Police continued to search for two murder suspects who fled their car after a terrifying Saturday night car crash that left two bystanders dead.

According to Berkeley Police Sgt. Mary Kusmiss, the incident started around 6:35 p.m. when officers responded to a call of a fatal shooting at Allston Way and 10th Street in Berkeley.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene from numerous gunshot wounds, authorities said.

Arriving officers saw a Cadillac fleeing the scene with four suspects inside and gave chase. Minutes later, the Cadillac careened into Mazda at the busy intersection of Aileen Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way in nearby Oakland. The force of the impact killed the Mazda driver and sent that vehicle into a pedestrian. The Mazda then crashed into a building at 5640 Martin Luther King Jr. Way.

“It was really shocking,” said witness Raja Sankofa. “We saw the collision up against the wall, the man on the ground, and the other man sticking out through his windshield. It was really scary.”

The driver of the Mazda, a 26-year-old Sunnyvale man, was pronounced dead at the scene. The pedestrian, a 41-year-old Berkeley man, died at a local hospital, according to police spokesman Jeff Thomason.

“The pursuit in itself lasted a total of six minutes,” said Berkeley officer Andrew Frankel. ”The fact that the officers involved believed they were pursuing a vehicle involved in a homicide, they were within the policy.”

Two suspects, including a 22-year-old San Leandro resident who is the suspected driver, were taken into custody from the wreckage of the Cadillac. Two others were able to get out of the heavily damaged vehicle and fled on foot into the neighborhood.

The neighborhood was cordoned off, a SWAT team and tracking dogs were called in and an intensive search was undertaken that lasted through the night. Officers combed over 100 backyards but were unable to find the two remaining suspects.

Those who work in the building damaged by Saturday night’s crash are assessing their losses, but are far more disturbed about the unexpected loss of life outside their door.

“I feel very sorry for the people who lost their lives here,” said Harry Overstreet, one of those surveying the damage. “Innocent bystanders who had no knowledge anything was going to happen.”

The two suspects were booked on suspicion of three murders, for the shooting victim as well as the bystanders killed in the collision.

Police say they were able to recover the assault weapons used in the shooting, but continued their search for the other two suspects Sunday afternoon.

nicki
05-18-2009, 1:29 AM
We already have a assault weapon ban in California.




Nicki

nick
05-18-2009, 1:47 AM
Yep, we now need to ban Mazdas, Cadillacs, windshields, pedestrians, 26-year old Sunnivale men, and 41 year-old Berkeley men. God forbid we blame the criminals for this.

Fat_Rat
05-18-2009, 1:50 AM
Yep, we now need to ban Mazdas, Cadillacs, windshields, pedestrians, 26-year old Sunnivale men, and 41 year-old Berkeley men. God forbid we blame the criminals for this.

Im all for banning Berkeley.

MP301
05-18-2009, 5:08 AM
Im all for banning Berkeley.

Now thats a reasonable thought.... +100

Kid Stanislaus
05-18-2009, 6:12 AM
Ugly, stupid people with no regard for others are the bane of any society.

cdtx2001
05-18-2009, 6:31 AM
Yep, we now need to ban Mazdas, Cadillacs, windshields, pedestrians, 26-year old Sunnivale men, and 41 year-old Berkeley men. God forbid we blame the criminals for this.

+1 Don't forget to ban victims too. If it weren't for victims, we wouldn't have criminals. Can't you see the solution????!!!!

Corbin Dallas
05-18-2009, 6:35 AM
We should ban Oakland.

That will fix all the problems of AW's in Oakland.

Libertarian
05-18-2009, 7:54 AM
I bet with this news agency any gun that goes "bang" is an assault weapon.

Nullzero
05-18-2009, 12:06 PM
they would classify a mosin nagant as an assault weapon :rolleyes:

CSACANNONEER
05-18-2009, 12:23 PM
they would classify a mosin nagant as an assault weapon :rolleyes:

and, it is/was a very good one!

Gryff
05-18-2009, 12:43 PM
I vote we go with a casino-ized version of "Escape from New York."

A giant wall around Oakland and Berkeley...lots of video cameras...public betting on how long it takes the liberals to get killed off. Whoever is left over, we dump in the Swat Valley in Pakistan and do the whole thing all over again...

4D5auto
05-18-2009, 1:00 PM
AW bans work! This is the Liberal way of dealing with a situation they don't want to deal with. If all existing laws were enforced, there would be no need for more that don't! I chalk it all up to the laziness of LE that don't want to do their job to protect and serve. Track these losers down, make examples of them, lock them up and throw away the key!

hawk1
05-18-2009, 1:15 PM
They should ban those evil Cadillacs. Especially the black ones...:thumbsup: