Police Shoot Knife-Wielding Woman In ...
Ana Maria Patino

Laguna Beach, CA

#21 Aug 27, 2006
I would hope you will interview the mother of the 19-year old who was shot to determine what really happened with her daughter. I am skeptical about the police officer's explanation that the young woman lunged at them with a knife. The police did not have to shoot her. They could have taken her down some other way.

The District Attorney's office always exonerates police officers for excessive force situations. We need an independent inquiry.

If the young woman was unneccessarily shot and injured, she may have a civil rights suit against the city of Huntington Beach and the police officers.
Patty

Kamuela, HI

#22 Aug 27, 2006
I know a well respected attorney who could handle a case like this. He'd be perfect one to ask. He works out of Newport [email protected]
s rodriguez central fl

Brooksville, FL

#23 Aug 27, 2006
i am the aunt of ashley, i just don't understand why the police had to shoot at her so many times. i blame the state of ca. for not giving Ashley to her father,(my brother) when he tried so many times they better find out what happened in that house with her mother.she has a loving family in ct who loved her and did what they can for Ashley i blame her mother and social services for her death.
nieghbor

Huntington Beach, CA

#24 Aug 27, 2006
For anyone who might want to go, there is a Protest at the Huntington Beach Police Dept, at Main and Yorktown on Tuesday Aug 29th and Wednesday Aug 30th from 7-9.
Sheri Lynn

Honolulu, HI

#25 Aug 27, 2006
Dear Nieghbor , you mentioned a protest at the Huntington Beach Police Dept from 7 to 9 , is that am or pm ? Does anyone else know ? I want to be there protesting with my teenage daughter !
Sheri Lynn

Honolulu, HI

#26 Aug 27, 2006
Is they protest in the morning or evening ? I really want to attend !
Sheri Lynn

Honolulu, HI

#27 Aug 27, 2006
nieghbor wrote:
For anyone who might want to go, there is a Protest at the Huntington Beach Police Dept, at Main and Yorktown on Tuesday Aug 29th and Wednesday Aug 30th from 7-9.
Hi Neighbor , is that am or pm ?
Sheri Lynn

Honolulu, HI

#28 Aug 27, 2006
Is that am or pm ?
Patty

Kamuela, HI

#29 Aug 27, 2006
Please keep the peace. A protest is not the answer. It only creates more angry people. I feel very bad for all involved. I won't be any part of a protest.

What I may do is be apart of some group to help trouble teens. I think that the Huntington Beach Youth Shelter is open, maybe they can use donations or volunteers. Maybe the mother needs some assistance with arrangements etc. Just some thought
Patty

Kamuela, HI

#30 Aug 27, 2006
HB police have been helpful in the past. They did help with my daughter. We have lived here for almost 40 years. This was just unfortunate. I feel bad for all involved. Wasn't there so can acuse but truly believe this could have been avoided. It is tragic and unfair. Poor girl, family and friends.
Patty wrote:
This is upsetting. To the family: I/we are so sorry for you lost. I can't imagine loosing a daughter, friend. I recently lost my brother who committed suicide at age 38. I can't imagine loosing a child. So sorry....
My daughter Sarah had pulled a knife on me a couple of times. Thank God they didn't shoot her. They actually didn't help at all any of the times we called. She was involved in the main street crowd and was doing crystal meth etc. She is doing well now after sending her away to another state.
It is hard to raise a child here in California. This is a pro child state on not parent. There arn't no programs to keep our children in making disapine very hard. They can leave. It's hard to get your kids help. I am sure she had good reasons for not sending her child to CT. Leave her alone...She is in morning. How dare you make a write about her mom in a public setting.
I am sure the shooters are in morning too. They will live with this for the rest of their lives.They sill they can't bring back a mother's daughter. I find it hard to believe they had to shoot. Why not injure instead?
My friend who is and has been a local attorney/judge for many years, commented about this. Too close to home.
Hopefully we can all learn from this. I will send articles to my daughter.
Peace and love to the Ashley's family, her friends and all the lives she touched.
Patty
Patty

Kamuela, HI

#31 Aug 27, 2006
meant can't accuse.

Won't be posting anymore. said my peace
Patty wrote:
HB police have been helpful in the past. They did help with my daughter. We have lived here for almost 40 years. This was just unfortunate. I feel bad for all involved. Wasn't there so can acuse but truly believe this could have been avoided. It is tragic and unfair. Poor girl, family and friends.
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Janet OBeck

Santa Rosa, CA

#32 Aug 27, 2006
Those officers deserve prison for shooting that little girl.
It's rediculous to say they felt their lives were in danger by a little girl with a knife. Come on...... They could have easily taken it from her.
Gary

Cambridge, MA

#33 Aug 27, 2006
Patty wrote:
Please keep the peace. A protest is not the answer. It only creates more angry people. I feel very bad for all involved. I won't be any part of a protest.
What I may do is be apart of some group to help trouble teens. I think that the Huntington Beach Youth Shelter is open, maybe they can use donations or volunteers. Maybe the mother needs some assistance with arrangements etc. Just some thought
If you don't protest nothing will ever be done and it will happen again.A protest is not a war it is your right as an American to speak your mind and if you keep quiet every time something like this happens it will keep happening.
Janet OBeck

Santa Rosa, CA

#34 Aug 27, 2006
I think it's good to peacefully let the outrage be expressed.
Is the protest am or pm?
Patty

Kamuela, HI

#35 Aug 27, 2006
Yeah, you're right Gary and Janet. Hopefully everything will work out.
I just don't want to see anyone else get hurt.
Barbara and Steve Elgan

Southington, CT

#36 Aug 27, 2006
It is unbelieveable that two officers fired at a young woman (only 120 lbs.)who was obviously distraught knowing that they would be killing her. I believe five shots were fired into her as if she were a terrorist. Were they ever trained to disarm a child by another method other than killing? An investigation should be conducted immediately. There is something obviously very wrong here.
Barbara and Steve Elgan

Southington, CT

#37 Aug 27, 2006

It is unbelieveable that two officers fired at a young woman (only 120 lbs.)who was obviously distraught knowing that they would be killing her. I believe five shots were fired into her as if she were a terrorist. Were they ever trained to disarm a child by another method other than killing? An investigation should be conducted immediately. There is something obviously very wrong here.
Embarrassed

Mission Viejo, CA

#38 Aug 27, 2006
I am truly embarrassed by most of the comments listed on this thread. Do you really think that Law Enforcement is looking to kill someone... SICK!. The true problem is that POEPLE NEED TO BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS!!! No More Excuses. There was a time when crime was low, that was also a time when "freeze or I'll shoot" was just that. Now what do we have? We have an almost lawless soceity. Car chases every day, homicides every day and so on. If someone comes at you with a knife, especially after already attacking someone with it, well you get what you get. None of us were there, so we really don't know. We do know this however, these men and women of our public safety sector put their lives on the line every time they go to work, they put their lives on the line for you and your kids. Ya, some of them are unpleasent at time, but you try their job, better yet go on a ride-along. And please, stopping making excuses for criminals. And by the way, she was acting like a terroist or maybe if it happened at an airport you would think "thank God for the police".
Gary

Cambridge, MA

#39 Aug 27, 2006
neighbor wrote:
I saw this incident take place and know the girl who was shot. I saw her running away from her apartment this morning (before police arrived) and also saw her mother running after her. I also saw the girl after she was shot by the police.
I find the entire incident shocking and a disgusting show of unnecessary force by the police. This girl was extremely small (looked no more than fourteen or fifteen) and not physically imposing. The fact that two "trained" officers with weapons were unable to take her down without using lethal force is unacceptable.
She was standing in a wide open grassy area in the middle of an empty park/schoolyard early in the morning when they shot her. There was no one else close so there was no one to accidentally hit. Why couldn't they have used some other means to subdue this girl??? She was a small teenage girl who was not wearing shoes.
Totally unnecessary.
To any neighbor we need to get information about the area we are trying to get out there and we have no contact please help. This is my email anybody who can help please contact me: [email protected]
neighbor

Huntington Beach, CA

#40 Aug 27, 2006
Sorry thats 7-9 pm. HB police Dept wed the 29th and Thurs. the 30th Yorktown and Main

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