Saturday, September 08, 2012


By Bob Walsh

PACOVILLA Corrections blog
September 6, 2012

Mario Romero, 23, is a former criminal who is now a dead former criminal. Early Sunday he was shot to death by the Vallejo [California] PD because he made some really dumb-ass decisions.

Romero was on felony probation for carrying a concealed weapon. He was carrying a very realistic pellet gun, which is a violation of law and a violation of his probation. He was stopped by the cops in the early hours of Sunday on Pepper Drive. The cops were responding to a burglary call. They stopped head-on with the car Romero was driving and lit the interior up with their spotlights. The passenger, Joseph Johnson, 21, obeyed police orders and put his hands up. Romero instead reached for the gun in his waistband. The cops shot him. Several times. He died.

The dead criminal’s family is of course screaming like mashed cats. They are asserting the cops blasted him without giving him a chance to comply. They seem to ignore the fact that the passenger, who isn’t dead, had plenty of time to comply and did so.

There seem to be a lot of people in the world who think that criminals have the right to commit crimes and the cops don’t have the right to arrest them, or to defend themselves. I guess the idea is the cops are supposed to let the criminals shoot first, just to make sure they have real guns.

There are a lot of dumb sonsofbitches walking around in the world.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Works for me.