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Dublin police shoot, kill FHS student

Original post made on May 9, 2014

Dublin police said that a domestic-violence suspect who was fatally shot by an officer on Sunday night after he allegedly attacked the officer with a metal baseball bat had an extensive criminal history and had attacked a friend in a separate incident on Saturday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, May 9, 2014, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Mike
a resident of Old Towne
on May 9, 2014 at 1:20 am

The police did society a huge favor. No loss here


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Posted by Dena
a resident of Ruby Hill
on May 9, 2014 at 8:04 am

Except for the family, the mother, the sister. What a dumb a$$ you are.
Think about that when your at church Sunday. The sick thing is you probably go and have learned nothing....


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Posted by PD murdering mentally ill people
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 9, 2014 at 10:36 am

The Santa Clara Police Department also shot and killed a 53 year old woman with a baseball bat a couple of weeks ago. Web Link

The police departments should not be killing people with baseball bats.

I would say I would have no trouble taking a baseball bat away from a 53 year old woman. I think the police that shot and killed this woman should have their badges taken away forever.

So far in Dublin PD press releases, they have gone out of their way to demonize the Foothill High student. Notice that the Dublin PD also shot and killed another police officer several months ago. These people should have their badges taken away.


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Posted by liberalism is a disease
a resident of Birdland
on May 9, 2014 at 10:45 am

liberalism is a disease is a registered user.

Maybe instead of shooting these deranged lunatics, the police should just toss a baseball at them and see if they can make contact.
Who knows, these violent, irrational people could have a future in major league baseball, where they could channel their unbridled rage. Maybe the Dodgers could sign them, or at least have them provide security in their parking lot at Chavez Ravine.


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Posted by William Tell
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 9, 2014 at 10:55 am

LOL Liberalism is a Disease. Chavez Ravine, as in Oscar Herrera. If the drug addicted mentally dillusionary criminal had not been shot, I wonder if he'd be in deportation proceedings right now. Time to clear the streets of all illegals, not just the ones who weld a baseball bat.


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Posted by PD murdering mentally ill people
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 9, 2014 at 12:10 pm

The Dublin Police Department's statements do not ring true: "Dublin Police Lt. Herb Walters said one officer drew his pistol as the bat struck him on his right hand, which was holding a weapon. Walters said that Herrera then raised the baseball bat over his head, aiming at the officer's head."

If Herrera was standing inside and had raised the baseball bat over his head, the baseball bat, being over 3 foot long, would have hit the top of the door jamb on the front exterior door. That would be unless the baseball bat was something like 6 or 7 inches long. The top of the door jamb would be far too low to handle the clearance of a normal sized baseball bat swung overhead.

The Pleasanton Weekly should not just take the Dublin PD's word for it and do some investigation. The Dublin PD's description of events is full of holes.


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Posted by liberalism is a disease
a resident of Birdland
on May 9, 2014 at 1:29 pm

liberalism is a disease is a registered user.

PD, you know there's always a lengthy investigation after a shooting, fatal or otherwise. You also know that the police have a protocol to follow when threatened with force. Nothing will change here.
The best solution to prevent these types of confrontations is to not carry a weapon to the door when a policeman rings the bell and identifies himself. None of us were there and there is no instant replay, like they have in baseball now, so again, don't threaten a cop with a weapon...period....


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Posted by PD murdering mentally ill people
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 9, 2014 at 2:21 pm

This was an 18 year old student and barely an adult. If he threatened to harm someone in Livermore hours earlier or harm himself, Livermore PD should have put the person in a 5150 involuntary 72 hour psych hold.

Hopefully the DA will figure out why Livermore PD failed in their duty to protect a person and the public by failing in putting the person in a 5150 psych hold.

Regardless of what the student did, a bat is not a deadly weapon. However, the Dublin PD responded with deadly force, 4 rounds of ammunition, and a Foothill High student is dead. The PD's story sounds pretty odd, particularly since a bat held over someones head would hit not only the top of a door frame, but hit the ceiling.

Hopefully the DA will figure out why Dublin PD also failed in their duties.

Maybe the newspapers can step up and do the job.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on May 9, 2014 at 6:49 pm

sorry W-tell but there is NO WAY that the US government can rid the streets of the "illegals"...there are too many and they live all over NORTH AMERICA!

millions and millions and millions and millions and millions and million etc. etc. etc. are already here...pleeeeese esplain your silly willy plan to work your pretend miracle of ridding the US of the "illegals"...tee hee hee...

everybody in Plutonia is waiting to hear your well thought plan...tee hee...

over 'n out!

Cholo Pololo Mololol


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Posted by Xeno
a resident of Country Fair
on May 9, 2014 at 7:35 pm

Yeah, let's wait for the investigation to conclude -- you know, the one where cops investigate cops shooting to death young people with mental disorders. You can always rely on the cops to be critically truthful about their own.


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Posted by Right
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 9, 2014 at 8:09 pm

Yes, xeno and pd, every drug abuser tire so use the mental disorder excuse when they behave badly. After all, you injest enough meth, short term and long term, and you'll exhibit psychotic tendencies. But, these are just bad choices. No one forced this dead perp to take mind altering substances in the first place. The only mental disorder here is bad judgement.


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Posted by Xeno
a resident of Country Fair
on May 9, 2014 at 10:38 pm

Looking at "Right's" first sentence, I'll not comment any further on mental disorders.

He apparently hasn't read the literature which establishes that many drug addicts are fighting a disease that begins with one's genes and is then stimulated by social and psychological pressures. Addiction tends to be an illness, not a choice.

But despite the facts, it's easier for "Right" to fit everything into his own simplified, and significantly addled view of things. His contributions on every site amount to a pile of scrambled eggs, laced with hatred of others and loathing of himself.

Clueless when it comes his understanding the complexity of others; clueless when it comes to understanding himself. There is clearly a cognitive deficiency here, combined with too much tv and not getting out enough into the world.


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Posted by liberalism is a disease
a resident of Birdland
on May 10, 2014 at 7:01 am

liberalism is a disease is a registered user.

Xenophobe, violence is in one's genes and is then stimulated by social and psychological pressures. Addiction tends to be a series of bad choices, which you always have the opportunity to say no to. Enough of your excuses for behavior that endangers innocent bystanders and the police who protect us from these monsters.


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Posted by William Tell
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 10, 2014 at 10:04 am

That's right, Liberalism is a Disease. These monsters who have mental problems always have a choice. They can choose to be beset by mental problems or not. You figure they've heard enough people call them deranged, sick, unwilling to face up to facts in the real world, and so we shouldn't have any sympathy for them. Having them occupy beds at public expense is an outrage. Most of them come from illegal alien families or families that already are being subsidized by tax payers. I'd be fine with just shooting them, putting them out of their misery. No one would feel the loss, and maybe the taxpayer might get a rebate at the end of the year. Yeah, right. LOL


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Posted by liberalism is a disease
a resident of Birdland
on May 11, 2014 at 6:15 pm

liberalism is a disease is a registered user.

William, most of what you ranted about is true, except the part about excusing drug abuse and violence against innocents on a clinical diagnoses of 'mental disorder'. If the definition of mental disorder is that loose, every time you beat your wife and claim you are mental, you should get off with just a tern talking to....while your wife is recovering in the hospital. Apparently, that kind of excuse making is OK with you, but the majority of us would not be so lenient with those miscreants.


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Posted by Truth
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on May 11, 2014 at 7:09 pm

Pd Murdering Mentally I'll....wow! You really have no clue! Turn off the tv and go on a ride a long with the PD. When anyone...especially the mentally ill....threaten the police with a deadly weapon the police MUST overcome that threat to protect themselves and the public they serve. It's not like the tv were you can shoot a gun out of someone's hand or Tazer someone and get immediate compliance. Please educate yourself with the powers of arrest granted to sworn officers before you speak your crazy talk.


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Posted by William Tell
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 11, 2014 at 7:16 pm

What the heck, Liberalism is a Disease, I'm trying to agree with you here. I'm sorry that I don't know as much about wife beating as you appear to know, but I think we can agree mental illness is a choice -- just like being a gay or any other kind of pervert is a choice. Like this young monster who got shot. You know a lot more about diseases than I do my brother. So you know he might have had a mental illness, but that doesn't excuse him from being a drug taker. Well, he got what he deserved. Herrera. Yup, fine name. I doubt he even belonged in this country.


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Posted by William Tell
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 11, 2014 at 7:24 pm

Hey Truth, you're Right! I did a ride along with the police once myself. It was perhaps the most thrilling day of my life. There was a domestic dispute and the husband, a illegal, had broken his wife's nose. I argued vosiferessly that the police should have shot him on the spot. I tried to do another ride along, but the police told me they only permit one ride along every 6 years. Point being, whenever cops see a mentally disturbed person choosing to cause a disturbance of any kind, they MUST shoot to kill. A pair of sissors in the hand of a person who chooses to be mentall ill is a very dangerous matter, and the world is much better off after we exterminate the vermin. There is no other reasonable corpse of action.


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Posted by liberalism is a disease
a resident of Birdland
on May 11, 2014 at 8:33 pm

liberalism is a disease is a registered user.

glad to hear we're on the same page and that you would never try to make excuses for a violent druggie with a long rap sheet. Imagine this dirtbag living in your neighborhood, near your wife, children and neighbors. I'd be terrible to be a bleeding heart who ignores the acts of criminals in their midst, only to have their blind trust betrayed when the same criminal robs their house for drug money and kills the occupants in the process. Yup, that would be sad......no unexpected, but sad. Very, very sad.


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Posted by William Tell
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 11, 2014 at 11:40 pm

The liberal bleeding hearts would probably say prison or a stay in a psychiatric hospital is an option, but they have no idea of how many escapes there are. Nor they don't consider the expense to all of us. Although that's the great rues of the Obama administration to makes us pay more taxes to further strengthen the totalitarian state and take away our freedom.

Bottom line is that our wives and children are always on the verge of being beaten by a baseball bat, and so if cops get the chance to shoot they MUST do so. The police really have no choice, especially after a mentally ill person chooses to take a bat out of the bat bag. Our society is a much better place when cops rid us of these diseased ones who are a plague upon our wives and children.


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