Police Under Attack in Hemet, CA

Wow. This is pretty crazy. Thomas Watkins writes on the AP via Salon:

California police department on alert for deadly traps.

Police in this picturesque city in rural Riverside County have been on edge in recent weeks. Someone is trying to kill them.

First, a natural gas pipe was shoved through a hole drilled into the roof of the gang enforcement unit’s headquarters. The building filled with flammable vapor but an officer smelled the danger before anyone was hurt.

“It would have taken out half a city block,” Capt. Tony Marghis said.

Then, a ballistic contraption was attached to a sliding security fence around the building. An officer opening the black steel gate triggered the mechanism, which sent a bullet within eight inches of his face.

In another attempted booby trap attack, some kind of explosive device was attached to a police officer’s unmarked car while he went into a convenience store.

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23 Comments on "Police Under Attack in Hemet, CA"

  1. This is how revolutions begin. It aint pretty.

  2. emperorreagan | Mar 20, 2010 at 8:52 am |

    I'm actually surprised it doesn't happen more often. Police & the associated infrastructure are very visible and there are a lot of very violent people with grievances against them.

  3. Just the largest organized gang in most city's.
    If they would treat ppl with the Respect they Expect, humanity would be one up

  4. The cops harassed mourners at a funeral? That makes them nothing but pieces of dung…. people are getting sick of police state tactics. There may be thousands of so called “officers” but there are millions of us….

  5. Hadrian999 | Mar 20, 2010 at 11:58 am |

    when you carry a gun and earn your pay taking liberty from people
    you can't really complain when someone takes a shot at you.

  6. Doesn't sound like their too bright, three failed attempts, Thankfully no one was hurt.

    • Hadrian999 | Mar 20, 2010 at 12:38 pm |

      you are ignoring the fact that these traps could be a tactic by the police to make a violent crackdown look justified

      • Agreed.

      • I'm shocked that you would make such a vicious and unfounded slur against the police. Everything they do is to protect and serve us. It says so right on their cars.

  7. Just a thought, has anyone looked into the fired policemen? People who are fired from stable long term jobs tend to react in a crazy manner (Postmen come to mind)

  8. GoodDoktorBad | Mar 20, 2010 at 1:25 pm |

    Cops F— with the gangs. Gangs F— with cops. They all get F—'d together.

    Not the best kind of orgy is it?

  9. whats the source for this?

  10. tonyviner | Mar 20, 2010 at 9:27 pm |

    Every time I hear a story about someone killing police I wonder one thing. Not anything about their families, everyone has families, why the fuck is a cop's so important? But I wonder whether or not the police in question deserve what they are getting. A lot of time they do.

    • Polymorpheous | Mar 21, 2010 at 9:37 am |

      it's not whether or not the cop is important, but what the cop represents that is important.
      now a days what the cops represent is looking pretty scary.

  11. EX-POLICE VICTIM | Mar 21, 2010 at 7:18 am |

    BRAVO !

  12. Just to make everyone aware, the police have no legal obligation to protect, and in most cases they'll be exercising this right. Most police could care less about you, so why care about them?

  13. Anonymous | May 13, 2010 at 12:08 pm |

    I have read most of thing below. Wow.
    Who do call when some broke into ?
    Who do call when family member missing?
    Who do call when your shot at (drive by, or you made some one mad) ?
    Who do call when some one hit and run your new car or you only car?
    Who do call when some on in your house,Apt, that broken in to took you stuff?
    Just make short so many i add. …

    U.S. A Army Froce? no O your best friend Ya right No. O you family ok. dont think so . Supper Man. Ya right . No But when that happen you the frist person say please help me. It your Police Officer.

    So if not like way it doing hay Police Officer in evey State, County all way look for few good People out their to help out in this matter.
    I Thank Police Officer for taking time a way frome their family put in Officer Suite going on duty everyday for people yell at them, shoot at them, get hit run driver, even people brake law. Now i Sever U.S.A. Army 10 putting my life on line for people in U.S.A. have theri freedom didn’t think twice about it. Know their Officer in U.S.A. keep peace and putting their life on line all time. If you brake law. Step up own up be a person . Hay i broke law no one elese did it . I do what have to make it right.

  14. telllikeitis | May 13, 2010 at 7:08 am |

    I have read most of thing below. Wow.
    Who do call when some broke into ?
    Who do call when family member missing?
    Who do call when your shot at (drive by, or you made some one mad) ?
    Who do call when some one hit and run your new car or you only car?
    Who do call when some on in your house,Apt, that broken in to took you stuff?
    Just make short so many i add. …

    U.S. A Army Froce? no O your best friend Ya right No. O you family ok. dont think so . Supper Man. Ya right . No But when that happen you the frist person say please help me. It your Police Officer.

    So if not like way it doing hay Police Officer in evey State, County all way look for few good People out their to help out in this matter.
    I Thank Police Officer for taking time a way frome their family put in Officer Suite going on duty everyday for people yell at them, shoot at them, get hit run driver, even people brake law. Now i Sever U.S.A. Army 10 putting my life on line for people in U.S.A. have theri freedom didn't think twice about it. Know their Officer in U.S.A. keep peace and putting their life on line all time. If you brake law. Step up own up be a person . Hay i broke law no one elese did it . I do what have to make it right.

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