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Violence Continues: 4 Dead in Stabbing Spree

Filed under: Crime — DRJ @ 2:42 am

[Headline from DRJ]

4 dead after series of stabbings in Garden Grove, Santa Ana:

Four people were killed and two others injured in a series of robberies and stabbings that started in Garden Grove and ended in Santa Ana on Wednesday evening, Aug. 7, authorities said.


Police arrested one man at a 7-Eleven at Harbor Boulevard and 1st Street, one of eight crime scenes in the two-hour spree that straddled the two cities.

The four dead are all men, two other people were hospitalized in what authorities described as violent robberies. Police have not released any names.

The attacks occurred at the suspect’s apartment complex and other locations but are said to involve random victims. The details of the series of attacks are at the link.


17 Responses to “Violence Continues: 4 Dead in Stabbing Spree”

  1. Random victims? Does that imply it’s not newsworthy?

    Dan (fd9b29)

  2. Not at all. If anything, killing random people seems so strange that I find it more newsworthy. But it is also included because it is part of the report.

    DRJ (15874d)

  3. We need knife control laws immediately!

    Michael Keohane (947544)

  4. @3 think the body count would have been the same if he’d used a run?

    Time123 (235fc4)

  5. *gun. Stupid fat fingers

    Time123 (235fc4)

  6. After viewing this story with photo of the suspect being taken down by 3 POs on the KNBC page, the BLM/Eric Garner meme-makers might have a legitimate complaint.

    urbanleftbehind (987d61)

  7. Mad dog.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  8. Here is the operative paragraph from the linked article:
    * * *
    The man arrested is 33 years old and has a criminal history, police said. He has been arrested before Whitney said late Wednesday night, but added he did not know the details of his history.
    * * *

    Who is this guy? Why doesn’t the article tell us his name, his background?

    Criminal history? So far per the article, we do not even have the man’s name.
    Smart money says he has a long history of criminal conduct. If so, once again our government – and all kings horses and all the kings men – didn’t keep a bad guy off the street so the community/people are safe.

    We have had decades of dereliction of duty, decades of dysfunction and decades of mis-leadership and wrong headed policies – disassembling the nuts & bolts of our communities.
    So many policies and programs not only fail, but they fail two, three, four and more tiems.

    I am anxious to see the knife killer’s background. Why has it been suppressed so for? GLZ.

    Gary L. Zerman (a1521c)

  9. Panicked Hispanic…

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  10. Anger management issues…

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  11. Now do Fourth Of July extended weekend in Chicago.

    harkin (58d012)

  12. What’s his race? White killer? Maybe the crime of the century. Other race? Will be forgotten tomorrow.

    On average approximately 40 people in USA get murdered every day. 99% of them don’t make the news.

    rcocean (1a839e)

  13. He was driving a Mercedes? Implies some money.

    Gordon Pasha (df4b57)

  14. The best people

    Time123 (235fc4)

  15. Mad dog.

    Like the El Paso punk. Like the Dayton freak. Mad dogs.

    But people think if they use longer words with lots of sociologorrhea and psychobabble that they themselves don’t understand they’ll sound wiser when they try to “explain” them.

    nk (dbc370)

  16. # 8 above – continued.

    The Garden Grove Police Department ID the stabber/killer of four (4)as Zachary Castenada.

    Here are the first two paragraphs of the above linked article.
    “The 33-year-old man who went on a stabbing spree that left four dead and two wounded was identified Thursday, Aug. 8, as a documented gang member with an extensive criminal history prior to Wednesday’s deadly rampage that spread from Garden Grove to Santa Ana.

    Investigators were still trying to determine what motivated Zachary Castaneda to attack the victims, who police say were random targets, Garden Grove police said.”

    Told ya – see #8 above. The above article continues:
    * * *
    “Last night, the communities of Garden Grove and Santa Ana were preyed upon by a violent individual who had no remorse or care for anyone other than himself,” Chief Tom DaRe said at a news conference Thursday afternoon.

    “The guy unleashed evil,” he said.

    “This person should have been in prison and not in our community,” DaRe said.

    Castaneda was made eligible for release under the AB-109 inmate-realignment legislation, police said.
    * * *

    The pols in Sacramento (Legislature) and former Gov. Brown and now Gov. Newsomall
    have blood on their hands – as once again they failed miserably in the most basic
    way to protect and keep safe the public from a known lethal threat. Decades of dereliction of duty and decades of dysfunction = DYSTOPIA.

    And now four (4) MORE people are dead. And two (2) more with bad stab wounds.

    Finally, note the above article does not include any specifics re documented gang member with an extensive criminal history Castaneda record.

    Why are the police and press suppressing these important facts?

    Does it show their dereliction? their dysfunction? GLZ.

    Gary L. Zerman (a1521c)

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