Anaheim Police's Mad Dog

[Moxley Confidential] K9 attack on baby in a stroller inches to trial. Plus: Register boss showing cracks, voters re-elect Neanderthal judge

The empty, vacuum-cleaner-salesman-like lines even alarmed the normally non-confrontational Mantle. "I have to say, if I worked for you, hearing your description and the lack of specifics, I'd be very nervous about the future," he said near the conclusion of the 15-minute interview.

But the mild confrontation failed to pierce Kushner's armor. He noticeably didn't address the assertion. Instead, he tersely punted, saying, "Any other questions?"

Sure: You have no clue what you're doing, do you?

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"SHREDDED" VAGINA JUDGE FACES VOTERS
Four years after my 2008 report that Orange County Superior Court Judge Derek Johnson downplayed a savage Irvine rape a year earlier, the California Commission on Judicial Performance formally admonished him for making Neanderthal statements. Johnson ignorantly observed that the victim's vagina hadn't been "shredded" during the sexual assault, which, in his mind, undoubtedly meant the intercourse had been consensual.

"If someone doesn't want to have sexual intercourse, the body shuts down," the judge opined on the record. "The body will not permit that to happen unless a lot of damage is inflicted, and we heard nothing about that in this case. That tells me that the victim in this case, although she wasn't necessarily willing, she didn't put up a fight."

To underscore his contempt for the prosecution's case against the rapist—who also threatened to mutilate his victim's vagina and face with a heated screwdriver—Johnson refused the request for a 16-year prison punishment, chopping a whopping 10 years off the sentence. That scenario prompted private attorney Helen Hayden to challenge the judge in the June election. Johnson—a former prosecutor—ran on a "victims' rights" agenda and won 61 percent of your vote.

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downtownbrown
downtownbrown

Have seen the video many times.  Astounding how the parent's thought process works: "Gee, there has been a police shooting in my hood, there's angry vatos everywhere and they're confronting cops who, guess what, have police dogs and are armed.

NOW is the time to take the little toddler for a stroll?  Incredibly stupid people!

949girl
949girl topcommenter

Judge Derek Johnson sounds like a very ignorant man.  "although she wasn't necessarily willing, she didn't put up a fight."  That statement is ridiculous and he should have been thrown off the bench right then.  I've watched many crime shows that have interviewed women who have been raped or attacked and they have said that to make it better for themselves  knowing that they knew they were physically overpowered that it was in their best interest to do what they can to survive and that would be to not fight back.  And in that case it might not to put up a fight when that could result in death if they angered their attacker.  Elizabeth Smart didn't put up a fight because she was a little girl who was much smaller than her abductor.  Does this jerk think this way about all rapes?  Get rid of him ASAP!

18usc241
18usc241 topcommenter

"We've had some fairly decent settlement discussions," an assertion that was greeted with an affirmative head nod by Anaheim City Attorney Michael R.W. Houston."

Fantastic con on the people of Anaheim. Your police acting like bullying criminal sociopaths (90 years at least) using the resources of Anaheim residents. Then when the shit hits the fan, paying off the victims of your criminal garbage behavior using the resources of the people of Anaheim. All why violating the trust of an influential segment of your city who believe you to be little angels - and whose opinion you care about the most.

It's time to party like it's 1925.

Dull_Normal
Dull_Normal

So many failures here...including the choice to bring a toddler to a potentially volatile situation...

JGlanton
JGlanton topcommenter

Moxley stories read as if they are reprinted press statements from sleazy defense lawyers.

meheecan-cris-doner
meheecan-cris-doner

i had a friend that got bit by an Anaheim oinkster dog. he had nothing to do with the incident that the police were investigating, but decided to break in his home and release the hound on him. a few days later they went to his home and apologized to him for their mistake... pinches pedejos, ha!

fishwithoutbicycle
fishwithoutbicycle topcommenter

RE: " 'SHREDDED' VAGINA JUDGE FACES VOTERS" 

I suppose a Neanderthal judge is fitting for a county full of troglodytes. :-(

fishwithoutbicycle
fishwithoutbicycle topcommenter

@downtownbrown 

So it was an appropriate "punishment" for those "bad parents" to have a police dog take a bite out of the father's arm and for the baby's granny to be sprayed with pepper bullets?!!! Give me a break.

fishwithoutbicycle
fishwithoutbicycle topcommenter

@949girl 

It's infuriating that being a hard-core misogynist isn't grounds for a judge's immediate removal from the bench...

fishwithoutbicycle
fishwithoutbicycle topcommenter

@JGlanton 

Do you dispute the facts reported in the article...or do you simply object to Mr. Moxley's candor?

BillxT
BillxT topcommenter

Well, easy for me to judge from where I'm sitting, but  "...  hear(ing) the commotion and arriv(ing) at the scene" I would not have taken a child of mine into a situation like that, that sounds like poor judgment.

Don't get me wrong, though, that does not provide any excuse for the reported lack of control on the part of the police.

I would expect a lawsuit to be filed by the Lagunas. I would.

I guess this is one we disagree on.

949girl
949girl topcommenter

@fishwithoutbicycle @Dull_Normal Well it's pretty dumb to bring your baby there in the first place but the poor thing definitely is a victim and not to blame.  I didn't take that comment as blaming the victim just that they made a poor choice bringing an infant in to that situation.

fishwithoutbicycle
fishwithoutbicycle topcommenter

@BillxT 

I could argue the whole world is a dangerous place for a child...one of the reasons I don't have any of my own...but, you are right, the situation was no place for a baby. And we both agree the cops were in the wrong, regardless...

949girl
949girl topcommenter

@BillxT Cops are definitely at fault, no disputing that.  Dumb of the parents to bring their baby there in the first place though in my opinion.  

fishwithoutbicycle
fishwithoutbicycle topcommenter

@949girl @fishwithoutbicycle @Dull_Normal 

I'm all for keeping the little ones safe...it's just interesting that bringing the baby into the situation was the only bad decision specifically mentioned...seems to hint at deflecting blame from the police who behaved inappropriately.

 
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