November 29, 2009

BREAKING: Four Police Officers Assassinated in Coffee Shop Ambush

The early reports indicated a targeted killing by a two gunman targeting police officers. There do not appear to be any other people injured. The shooters escaped the scene and are at large. Below is the Google street view image of the coffee shop on 116th and Steele where the killing occurred.

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McChord Air Force base is directly across the street, and Interstate 5 and WA State 512 are only seconds away. The killers were possibly miles away as the first 911 calls were being made.

It is probably a total coincidence, but Parkland is 22 miles down I-5 from Evergreen State College, the radical leftist school that helped create Rachel Corrie and Andrew Mickel, the later of which ambushed a police officer in Nov 2002, and is now on death row. Another radical leftist shot and killed a police officer on Halloween after firebombing four police cars on Oct. 22, and was in turn shot earlier this month.

Update: War on Cops in Washington. Now, let us see if they are really willing to look at the motivations of the killers.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at November 29, 2009 01:39 PM

This is just terrible.May God keep their families in his care and guide the authorities to the perpetrators of this horrific crime.

Posted by: Bill at November 29, 2009 06:43 PM

Thanks to the coffee shop owner's foresight, it's possible that 911 was called before the cops were dead-- the owner is a former cop, and he instructs all his baristas (in this case, it was two young ladies) that if someone comes in the front with a gun, they run out the back and call 911. No heroics.

My husband does his active duty stuff at McChord. Hope they catch the SOB(s).

Posted by: Foxfier at November 29, 2009 08:44 PM

So far the motivations of this killer--assuming of course that Clemmons is the killer--is that he is violent and borderline crazy.

btw, when he was arrested for his latest crime by the deputy sheriff's Clemmons assaulted one of the officers. The judge still saw fit to release Clemmons on $150K ($15K bond) bail. So I think the judge deserves some credit for this atrocity.

Clemmons may be dead. He was wounded in the gunfight and has yet to respond to police (Seattle police will wait for months before actually breaking into the house and going after this man). If he was the culprit, I certainly hope he is dead.

Posted by: iconoclast at November 30, 2009 10:52 AM

What, and no one is going to mention that the only reason Clemmons is out there killing cops is because Governor Mike Huckabee pardoned him and released him from prison?

Can't blame the liberals for this one....

Posted by: kindness at November 30, 2009 12:51 PM

umm...aren't most of these guys killing cops nowadays people who are afraid obama's going to take our guns away? how can you make fun of leftists for being wimps and cowards afraid of war and fighting when at the same time you say they're suicidal, homocidal terrorists?

Posted by: andy at November 30, 2009 12:59 PM

I'll bet that this is a terrorist attack too, not just some wacko that was allowed to carry a gun, right?
Get over yourselves. The Supreme Court said that the states couldn't keep people locked up in nuthouses without a due process hearing. The states responded by turning all the nut jobs loose instead of spending the little bit that it would have cost to use an already existing mechanism to meet the due process requirements. Then you gun nuts got your village idiot elected President and he appointed a passel of idiot activist judges that decided to give the Constitution a new meaning that it had never had before. Now you have crazies running loose and crazies on the Supreme Court who said that those crazies on the street could be armed. Nice job!

Posted by: The Scarlet Pimpernel at November 30, 2009 01:07 PM

andy, the difference between paranoids such as Poplawski (and similar shooters) and cop-hating lefties is that the Mickels, Monforts and Clemmons of this world go on the offensive, and actually hunt down officers to kill.

There is no disconnect between progressives not willing to fight for their country, and lashing out against symbols of that nation's lawful authority. If anything it is extreme symmetry, where they take their hatred of our imperfect nation to the extreme and attack those who defend it. Ask President Obama about his friends Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, they based a significant part of their lives living out that experience.

As tens of millions of aborted babies, dead Russians, and Chinese can tell you, leftists aren't close to being peaceful. They just have a different idea of what is worth killing over.

Posted by: Confederate Yankee at November 30, 2009 01:14 PM

Pimp, you're rambling like a crazed person, and you lost any relevance when you claimed that Clemmons was "some wacko that was allowed to carry a gun."

Someone with his extensive criminal history cannot legally possess firearms.

Posted by: Confederate Yankee at November 30, 2009 01:19 PM