Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Whistleblower cop: Oxnard, Calif., police get gun and skull tattoos every time they shoot someone

Meagan Hockaday and Alfonso Limon - both shot to death by Oxnard Police
At 1 AM this past Saturday, Meagan Hockaday, a 26-year-old African-American mother of three, was shot and killed by an Oxnard, California, police officer after he arrived at her home to check out a reported domestic dispute. A knife was found near Hockaday's body, but it's unclear why lethal force was used on a mother with her children present in her own home. The shooting death of Hockaday must, though, be viewed in context with the sordid history of the Oxnard, California, police department. Less than a year ago, the city of Oxnard was forced to pay a record $6.7 million to the family of Alfonso Limon, an innocent man who was shot 16 to 21 times by Oxnard police as he was walking home from a high school gym. They claimed to mistakenly believe him to be a suspect in another crime. He wasn't. He was completely unarmed and just a few dozen feet away from his front door.

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