October 6, 2011

Omar Thornton II

From the San Francisco Chronicle on the black truckdriver who shot 9 people, killing six at his job at a quarry in Cupertino, CA:
Mose said she believed Allman "was just pushed over the edge, he really was. I guess he decided to just take things into his own hands." 
Another friend, Walter Wilson, board member of the African American Community Service Agency in San Jose, said, "Shareef felt that there was some discrimination on that job, but I had the impression he had it under control." 
Wilson said Allman told him he thought the quarry company was targeting older employees who had seniority for layoffs so it could hire cheaper, younger workers at half the wages. 
"He also felt that he encountered discrimination because he was the only black person in the job that he had," Wilson said. "He applied for a supervisor job and they gave it to a person with less experience than him, who was not African American. Shareef thought that maybe they didn't like black folks." 
The local head of Allman's union said the driver had just come off of a three-week suspension for hitting a wire on the job with his truck. 
"We talked last Friday and he didn't seem to be angry about the suspension," said Bill Hoyt, secretary-treasurer of Teamster Local 287. "He told me he thought he was done wrong, and then there were a couple of things said and we actually laughed." 
Hoyt said Allman had also had conflicts with his company in the past over working hours. He said the union hasn't made any conclusions about whether Allman was experiencing racial or age discrimination, but that it would be seeking information. 
"There are people up there who have 10 or more years on him, so I'm not sure to what make of the age thing," Hoyt said. 
A spokesman for the Lehigh cement plant said the company was crafting a statement about Allman and the shootings, but that it won't go into great detail about his work record.
"There are a lot of issues we still need to sort through, so we won't be offering much on this gentleman's history at the plant," said spokesman Nick Rangel. 
The quarry victims were shot during a routine workplace safety meeting. Co-worker Shaffer said Allman had repeatedly yelled, "You think you can f-- with me?" as he shot his victims with a handgun and an assault rifle. 
Killed were Mark Munoz, 59, of San Jose, Manuel Pinon, 48, of Newman (Stanislaus County) and John Vallejos, 51, of San Jose. Six other men, including Vallejos' brother, Jesse Vallejos, 52, of Gilroy were wounded.

So, the dead men were Hispanics instead of whites, in contrast to the very similar case of truckdriver Omar Thornton who shot up his beer distribution worksite last year for racism. So, I wouldn't expect as much media and police interest in investigating whether the Hispanic victims had it coming for being racist toward the black shooter as in the crazy Thornton media coverage.

What we won't see at all, of course, is the opposite inquiry: does the national obsession with rooting out racism and demonizing racists encourage unstable blacks to take matters into their own hands? Last January, when a nut murdered six people in Arizona, the press went wild blaming it on Tea Party and immigration restrictionist rhetoric. Of course, that turned out to be all wrong. But what about Thornton and Allman? Let me make a bet: You won't hear much about it.

63 comments:

Aaron Baugher said...

I assume we also won't hear many suggestions that this guy was the only black person left on the job because all the others had been squeezed out by Mexican immigrants.

ELVISNIXON.com said...

Good thing he was not a member of the TEA Party- then he would be really dangerous

Anonymous said...

you're so whiny

Anonymous said...

Steve Sailer: unstable blacks

Steve -

I swear to God that for the last day or so, I had been meaning to post to one of the other threads an off-topic question: Doesn't the known profile of Shareef Allman just scream out low-IQ schizophrenic [possibly Nation of Islam] negro?

From the first story I saw yesterday:

"You think you can f- with me?" Allman, 49, yelled again and again as he methodically shot his colleagues one by one, said Kerry Shaffer, 50, a temporary worker at the Lehigh Southwest Cement Permanente Plant in the foothills of Cupertino who escaped the carnage...

A neighbor of Allman's said he was upset that he had recently been moved to the night shift. Shaffer said the truck driver had been "reprimanded a lot lately because he's been making a lot of mistakes."

'Late a lot'

A shop steward told Shaffer that Allman was involved in "more accidents in the last year or two than people have done over 20 years. He was late a lot, and he kept blaming others."

About three hours after the shooting, Allman tried to take a woman's car at a gas station on Homestead Road near Tantau Avenue about 5 miles east of the plant, then shot and wounded her before running into the surrounding neighborhood, police said...


He sounds like a guy who just BARELY had the IQ necessary to put the truck into gear and keep it from running off the road, but who just couldn't keep his schizophrenia under control anymore.

BTW, as I have often tried to emphasize here at iSteve, according to Arthur Hu's Wonderlic-to-IQ conversion formula, the Wonderlic folks recommend an IQ of 100 to 108 for bus & truck drivers.

And I can just about guaran-dadgum-tee you that Shareef Allman didn't have an IQ of 100.

PS: In one of his most recent pieces, Spengler talks about the worldwide shortage of qualified workers, and comes dadgum close to crossing over into Sailer/Murray/Herrnstein territory.

Thomas said...

A number of years ago, after another psychotically angry black named Colin Ferguson murdered several whites out of racial hatred a on a commuter train in New York (including the husband of future Representative Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY), who was motivated to enter gun control politics by the shooting), Ferguson's defense (which included Bill Kunstler) floated a hypothetical defense called "black rage." The theory was that low-level, endemic racism suffered by blacks in the US could lead to rage or mental derangement of some sort sufficient to mitigate or vitiate criminal responsibility for their actions. The theory never got tried in court, as Ferguson rejected his celebrity defense lawyer and opted to represent himself. I wonder though if there wasn't something to it, not that racism itself motivates homicidal rage, but that the lovingly-nurtured and tended grievances by and on behalf of American blacks, perhaps themselves powerful enough to elect a President at this point, can be counted on to push some fraction of blacks to murder. We heard all about so-called "stochastic terrorism" around the Loughner shooting from liberals, that supposedly the Tea Party, Limbaugh, Fox News, and anyone else departing from the liberal party-line was somehow knowingly promoting violence by saying or writing things that they knew some percentage of the population to violence:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/01/10/934890/-Stochastic-Terrorism:-Triggering-the-shooters

I think that the case is all the much clearer here though. Perhaps it's time for the NAACP, Justice Department, Rev. Wright-types, etc. to stop promoting violence. This last week, with the Anwar Al-Awlaki killing, we've accepted that mere words or writings themselves that might promote violence are sufficient justification for the government to extrajudicially kill one of its own citizens. I'm not suggesting that anyone in the US be killed, but the First Amendment allows suppression of speech when it presents a threat of imminent lawless action. Maybe it's time to recognize the threat that the promotion of homicidal "black rage" throughout 12% of the population presents to public safety and to do something about it.

Udolpho.com said...

In my experience Mexicans are more openly racist so you never know, but odds are still that this was an unhinged negro who had internalized the endless liberal yapping about racism as the reason for why his life sucked (this is what malcontents do).

Truth said...

Now Stephen;

If this guy had killed, say a congressman instead of, oh, a few 55 year old truck drivers, there is a chance maybe we would hear more about it, right?

...Oh well, I tried.

Lugash said...

I am Lugash.

Other factors might have pushed him over the edge. According to a neighbor he was recently put on the graveyard shift. It could be possible that at his age he couldn't handle the switch to working nights and was sleep deprived.

The guy seemed relatively functional. Yeah, he had a criminal record, but it was petty stuff. No drug use or violence, which is pretty impressive for a black man his age. He also had the gumption to write a book and host a public access TV show. The TV show wasn't just him ranting either, he had actual personalities show up.

It would be interesting to look for anything similar in other work place shooters.

I am Lugash.

I am Lugash.

Anonymous said...

He applied for a supervisor job and they gave it to a person with less experience than him, who was not African American.

Loved how the writer phrases this: "not African American" which means Latino or Asian. You can be damn sure if he was white, it would've been written as:

"they gave it to a WHITE person with less experience than him."

Anonymous said...

FYI - He killed 3 people, wounded 7. You're sub-title says he killed 6.

I was following the raw news postings as the man-hunt progressed and I am curious if this is really similar to the Omar Thornton case. Superficially I agree - but Allman was part of his community at a different level than Thornton. Allman apparently was well liked and had integrated himself into several community outreach programs - giving his acquaintances a severe case of whiplash with his behaviour yesterday.

Of course the racial angle is already being played, obscuring the first interviews and reportings posted. But I'm wondering if he might have been suffering from some sort of brain disorder (cancer, prion calcification etc) that began to change his behaviour. It sounds like he was on a downhill slope the last year and finally snapped.

More will come out locally, so we'll know more over the next couple of weeks.

RKU said...

aron Baugher: I assume we also won't hear many suggestions that this guy was the only black person left on the job because all the others had been squeezed out by Mexican immigrants.

Well, that's possible...

'cept the black percentage in the region in question is roughly the same as that in Alaska or Salt Lake City, and a fraction of the figure in Portland, Oregon. So if almost no blacks live there, it's hard to see them getting squeezed out of anything...

not a hacker said...

In 1990 when I was representing employees, a black guy came into my office saying he wanted to sue for race discrimination. He'd just been fired from his job as a forklift driver at a bottling plant called Anchor Glass in San Leandro. I asked him why they fired him, and he said, "they just don't like black people, man."

So I called his union rep. He told me the guy liked to smoke dope in his car on his lunch break, and had received two written warnings about it. This was strike three.

When he came back to the office I asked him if these facts were true. He said they were, so I asked how that could add up to race discrimination. His answer?
"They let the white guys do it."

Did I mention this was a glass factory?

Whiskey said...

Maybe, Steve, and maybe not. The NAACP, Southern Poverty Law Center, the Urban League, well they all have ...

Wait for it ...

Wait for it ...

A LOT OF MONEY.

Now, sometime sooner or later, someone is going to start suing after one of these incidents, figuring that "Black Rage" was fed by ... the NAACP, the Urban League, The Southern Poverty Law Center, the Nation of Islam (wouldn't you just love to depose Louis Farrakhan) and hell maybe Barack Obama and Eric Holder.

First, as a lawyer this gets you on the front pages of every newspaper and all over the TV news. Win-Win! Secondly, deep pockets! Third, survivors are often angry, an easy way to get even. Fourth, did I mention deep pockets? You can't recover much from Omar Thornton's estate, but you can from the local NAACP or Urban League and the Nation of Islam is not exactly popular. SOME lawyer is going to take that plunge sooner or later.

Anonymous said...

So a black guy kills a bunch of brown guys. Wonder how the politically correct people will play this?

Anonymous said...

these two-tier wage systems and replacement of black and white blue wage workers with lower-wage Mexicans is disasterous for the working class and we are going to see a lot more of these sorts of reactions

bjdubbs said...

He's written two novels, so unlikely to have below average IQ.

Anonymous said...

Steve, I have an idea. Why instead of talking about black mass killers and the extremely implausible link of this to immigration and political correctness - because you find a way to spin EVERYTHING, no matter how unrelated, into an argument to stop immigration -, why don't you talk about white teenage boys in America blowing up their high schools and then blowing their brains out. For every case of an angry black male killing a bunch of people at work, there are a dozen cases of white teenage boy killers, so maybe you should talk about that, you know, just so you won't come across as biased - and we all know how unbiased you are!

a2 said...

I have known more than one black male in a professional position, often with an advanced degree, who has reminded me very much of Allman and ol' Omar. Everyone is out to get them, any criticism of their flagrant disregard for standards, workplace rules, or basic morality is racism, etc. Thing is, it seems to get worse the more they are appeased and affirmative actioned up. I think deep down they know they aren't qualified and then they're hyper sensitive. That combined with any psychotic tendencies makes them really nasty personalities.

Guess black guys towards the bottom of the occupational scale are like that too.

Anonymous said...

I think it was 'roid rage (or possibly stimulant abuse). At least one newspaper story about the guy emphasized his big arm muscles, even though he wasn't that young. His recent aggressive/careless driving fits the picture too.

Chief Seattle said...

I didn't know there were blacks or heavy industry left in Silicon Valley. Shocking on so many levels.

Anonymous said...

Reply to to anon at 6:02:

"for every black killer there are a dozen teenage white killers"...

NOT TRUE AT ALL.

lol said...

why don't you talk about white teenage boys in America blowing up their high schools and then blowing their brains out. For every case of an angry black male killing a bunch of people at work, there are a dozen cases of white teenage boy killers, "

Really? Got that stats on that? There are some, but dozens? Every year thousands of whites suffer black death--they are murdered (or raped/beaten) by blacks. White teen boys get a lot of play nin the media, but they don't kill as many people as blacks. There's a reason that, despite these dangerouse white boys, people pay a lot to live in a white neighborhood.
All the people I know of personally who have suffered grievous violence or murder, were done in by blacks, with the exception of a couple domestic cases.
Try again troll.

Hunsdon said...

Anonydroid @ 2:58 said: you're so whiny

Hunsdon replied: Damn, that is some funny shit. That's like the funniest shit I have ever heard, and I've heard some funny shit in my time. Did you come up with that your own self, or did you crib it from somewhere else? Because, if you came up with it on your own, I ought to pay you royalties, because I'm planning on using it myself. Man. I'm generally on Steve's side---that's why I come here, you know---but when an anonydroid says something that's so right, that's so on, you have to give him credit. Man, that's some funny shit. (Sorry to repeat myself, you've got me rattled, you're so funny.)

Hunsdon said...

Truth said: If this guy had killed, say a congressman instead of, oh, a few 55 year old truck drivers, there is a chance maybe we would hear more about it, right?

Hunsdon replied: CongressMAN? CongressMAN? Come now, Truth. CongressPERSON at the very least! (And in all honesty? I do enjoy your postings.)

jody said...

well, at least no white girlfriend or wife flying to his defense this time, screaming about what a great person he was and how everybody is totally wrong about him.

that part is probably the most annoying thing about these kinds of stories. not to encourage whiskey or anything.

jody said...

"I have known more than one black male in a professional position, often with an advanced degree, who has reminded me very much of Allman and ol' Omar. Everyone is out to get them, any criticism of their flagrant disregard for standards, workplace rules, or basic morality is racism, etc. Thing is, it seems to get worse the more they are appeased and affirmative actioned up."

yeah, it's called the NFL, and it's out of control.

RKU said...

Lugash: Other factors might have pushed him over the edge. According to a neighbor he was recently put on the graveyard shift. It could be possible that at his age he couldn't handle the switch to working nights and was sleep deprived.

Well, reading the newstories, they said that most of his co-workers have been complaining about him for the last year or two, saying that given all his numerous truck driving accidents the workplace was becoming just too dangerous for everyone else. Supposedly, the supervisors had complained to the company that something really needed to be done about him for the sake of the other employees, but nothing ever was, possibly for racial reasons. My guess was they put him on the unpleasant graveyard shift because they thought it was about the only way they could get rid of him. Unfortunately, it worked out differently.

jody said...

note how malik nadal hasan has totally, completely disappeared from all media everywhere.

he should be dead. there's no reason to do anything other than hold a simple 1 day military trial, then execute him. it's kind of offensive that he even lived to see the year 2010, but now he's being allowed to see new years on a regular basis. how long will he be alive? until 2020? that's a sign of how weak the united states truly has become.

interesting contrast here between hasan, versus anwar al-awlaki, who the US government just straight up killed, without any type of 10 year long legal process that hasan will be accorded. despite the evidence again al-awlaki being much weaker, whereas hasan yelled out loud that he was an "enemy combatant" and a traitor as he deliberately killed many americans in broad daylight.

Mitch said...

I live a block from where he was shot--I drove past the cops barreling in right before they shut down the block on my way to work--and I teach at the school his son graduated from in 2010. The killer lived a block from the school, which means he lived in a pretty upscale neighborhood.

Blacks make up just 1% of San Jose's population; Hispanics have largely chased out the low functioners. The blacks remaining are, as a group, prosperous and middle class--not upper middle, but government worker types. For example, I teach 150 kids, about 10 of them are African American. All of them scored basic or higher on the CST, something that just 40% did in the state.

So this guy was a member of a pretty tight, relatively functional community. He had no criminal record. (He was, as I understand it, estranged from the son who went to my school--that's why there's no mention of his son). He had a public access TV show, wrote books on domestic violence--which suggests, to me, that he may have been an abuser. He was a relatively high status guy in the black community in San Jose.

And he was a truck driver, working for mostly Hispanics. I wonder if it's significant that he worked in the hills of Cupertino, where no one would visit? There's a big disconnect between his job and his status. And it appeared his job was at risk, which he had to know meant he was going to have trouble finding a new job.

But all of this is just what may have tipped him over. Something had to be seriously off-kilter.

And this has diddly to do with IQ or schizophrenia.

Anonymous said...

Anon at 6:02 PM said:

Steve, I have an idea. Why instead of talking about black mass killers and the extremely implausible link of this to immigration and political correctness - because you find a way to spin EVERYTHING, no matter how unrelated, into an argument to stop immigration -, why don't you talk about white teenage boys in America blowing up their high schools and then blowing their brains out. For every case of an angry black male killing a bunch of people at work, there are a dozen cases of white teenage boy killers,


Hmmm, can you substantiate that? You see, the main scum media is all over whites going postal and I can't recall seeing many recently. I do recall, however, plenty of cases of blacks going postal that the main scum media didn't bother to tell us about.

Anonymous said...

Yep, the killer lived in a upscale neighborhood. As mentioned, the blacks in San Jose or the SF Bay area (outside of Oakland) really are middle class and a very, very, small minority. The Asians and Hispanics have squeezed them out. One reason why people like the Bay area and why its so expensive.

You can kinda see why Liberals in big Metro areas are so Pro-immigration. Having the Hispanics -and not blacks - at the bottom of social ladder makes life better for everyone. Less crime, harder workers, less social drama.

But getting back to the Killer. Y'know you can take a Black out of the Ghetto, but...

Georgia Resident said...

"For every case of an angry black male killing a bunch of people at work, there are a dozen cases of white teenage boy killers"

Um...do you actually have any statistics, at all, to back that assertion up? Because the statistics I'm looking at show that a little over half of all murders in the US are committed by blacks, although they only make up about 14% of the population.

ELVISNIXON.com said...

Is that YOU Tavis Smiley???:

""For every case of an angry black male killing a bunch of people at work, there are a dozen cases of white teenage boy killers"

Sort of like your claim on the TAVIS SMILEY Show (*funded by PBS tax $) that "Christian terrorists are just as active blowing up abortion clinics as muslims are in the Middle East"

Anthony said...

One of the guys killed lived in Newman. Newman to Cupertino. That's 100 miles, one way.

Dennis Dale said...

I thought White Teenage Boy Killers was a Roger Corman film.

Dennis Dale said...

I think I read somewhere the guy had his driver's license yanked four times--and he's working as a heavy equipment operator.

Truth said...

""for every black killer there are a dozen teenage white killers"...

NOT TRUE AT ALL."

Sure it is, they're just living in Afghanitsan right now.

Truth said...

" well, at least no white girlfriend or wife flying to his defense this time...that part is probably the most annoying thing about these kinds of stories."

Is that what is annoying, or is that fact that you don't have a white girlfriend or wife to fly to your defense?

I find that transparency amongst one's friends is helpful to the soul, Chief.

Anonymous said...

The whole point of Michael Moore’s movie Bowling at Columbine was to put a white face using an assualt gun on gun violence in America. If he was trying to be accurate he would have made a movie of young black men killing other black men with handguns but the audience would have been walking out after the first 20 minutes.

Dennis Dale said...

I think it was 'roid rage (or possibly stimulant abuse). At least one newspaper story about the guy emphasized his big arm muscles, even though he wasn't that young. His recent aggressive/careless driving fits the picture too.

You're on to something. He was 45 and into lifting and boxing, and judging from his talk show fairly vain.

Anonymous said...

The truth is that blacks in the modern USA are the protected and priveleged caste - a good analogy being with the Norman aristocracy of medieval England.
If you know your history,you will know that in the England of the middle ages, the aristocrats were largely immune from the law to the point of being able to kill with impunity, and on the rare occasions they were brought to justice, they were only judged by other aristos who invariably acquitted them.

Fred said...

"You're on to something. He was 45 and into lifting and boxing, and judging from his talk show fairly vain."

Maybe not. Plenty of 45 year old (and 55 year olds, for that matter) can stay muscular without steroids. It's just a matter of logging the gym time, and for guys in good paying blue collar jobs that pay well but don't have much of a career path to worry about, the gym is a pleasant source of diversion and comradeship after work.

Kylie said...

"For every case of an angry black male killing a bunch of people at work, there are a dozen cases of white teenage boy killers..."

No link? Provide one or STFU.

"...so maybe you should talk about that, you know, just so you won't come across as biased - and we all know how unbiased you are!"

You can shut up now since we all already know how unbiased you are.

Otis McWrong said...

a2 said..."I have known more than one black male in a professional position...any criticism of their flagrant disregard for standards, workplace rules, or basic morality is racism, etc. Thing is, it seems to get worse the more they are appeased and affirmative actioned up."

I'll have to ask you to show more respect to the President..

Anonymous said...

Lugash: the gumption to write a book

Mitch: wrote books... And this has diddly to do with IQ or schizophrenia.


Okay, I tried to find these "books" of his:


Addall, New Books

Addall, Used Books

Amazon Advanced Search

Library of Congress


But I came up with a great big goose egg [or "diddly", as Mitch would say].

Any suggestions on where I can find these great works of literature so as to peruse them?

BTW, if you consider that Charles Murray [in his infamous Footnote #44] seems to believe that since about 1997, the average IQ of blacks born in the USA is no higher than about 80.2, then Wonderlic's IQ of 108 [as an upper bound for bus & truck drivers] would be getting out into "genius" territory for American blacks.

108 is probably about where Michelle Obama finds herself [I'd guess that her husband is maybe a few points higher than that - probably out around 115], and any black with an IQ of 108 in Silicon Valley would be a senior level figurehead in "human resources" at Apple or Intel [or, in the past, a Captain or even a Rear Admiral at Moffett, in charge of similarly useless make-work tasks for the USN].

Mr. Anon said...

I don't view this case - black guy goes on a killing rampage at work - as a vast national trend. There are plenty of white rampage killers. Perhaps blacks are overrepresented in this, as indeed they are in every category of crime. Then again, blacks are less likely to have steady employment, so perhaps that suppresses their representation in this category a little. I don't know.

What I really noticed about the coverage of this story was the ho-hum manner people had about the manhunt for this guy. Google up this guys name, and you'll see a whole bunch of pictures of SWAT commandos hoo-haahing around in thier camos and body-armor with their M-4s at the ready - you'd think it was Mogadishu, not Cupertino. The fact that we now so casually accept para-military sweeps as a normal part of police work is disturbing.

Anonymous said...

Can ANYONE imagine one of the mexicans/illegal truckers writing a novel??

DC Handgun Info said...

This nutjob is a classic "grievance collector" -- every slight, whether real or perceived, is remembered, pondered, obsessed over, and finally acted on. This -- among other reasons: Calif's expected release of tens of thousands of cons -- is why California must simplify its disparte counties' laws to permit carry of a concealed weapon.

Anonymous said...

The fact that we now so casually accept para-military sweeps as a normal part of police work is disturbing.

Yeah, I've thought about that, as well.

[Along those lines, I just watched Aeon Flux last night - on something called the "This" channel - whew, Charlize Theron is a babe.]

Artur said...

I'm a little surprised that in all the reader comments, noone mentions that this could actually be "Omar Thornton III".

What I mean is, that about a year before Omar shot up all dem racists in Hartford, another Thornton - Cookie - killed five white members of a suburban Saint Louis city council meeting.

Am I the only one who remembers that?

When Omar Thornton killed all those whites last summer, I remember thinking what an incredible coincidence it was that two blacks with the same profile and the same last name, for chrissakes!, would commit an almost identical crime!

But of course such an incredible coincidence was not enough for that amazing event to become common knowledge in 2011 BRA. The proof of this is that I am the first one mentioning it here.

Sincerely,

- crimesofthetimes.com

(Hey Steve, how would you feel about following us and or blogrolling us? We would be most honored).

California kid said...

I have often wondered if immigrants know what they're getting into when they immigrate here ? They are finding out. Reconcista sure, but reconcista what - Dante's inferno ?

Staying at home in a nice ethnostate (if you've got one) sure seems like a better deal.

Anonymous said...

The truth is that blacks in the modern USA are the protected and priveleged caste - a good analogy being with the Norman aristocracy of medieval England.
If you know your history,you will know that in the England of the middle ages, the aristocrats were largely immune from the law to the point of being able to kill with impunity, and on the rare occasions they were brought to justice, they were only judged by other aristos who invariably acquitted them.


Yes, blacks are like a bunch of wealthy foreign aristocrats immune to criminal prosecution. That's why they are over represented in prisons and death row, and have a level of poverty rate 10 - 12% higher than average... But, you know what an even better analogy is? The rich, mostly white global jet set.

Some commenters here really swallow too much their own bullshit.

Anonymous said...

http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-courts/ci_19053310

..."Why are you doing this?" some of the men asked as they tried to duck the bullets.
Ambrosio, 45, said he knew the answer as he lay bleeding under the table. If Allman wanted any of his co-workers dead, it might have been him.
The rampage came less than a week after Ambrosio confronted Allman, telling him that as his union shop steward, he would no longer represent him to management over the numerous safety violations he was accused of committing.
"He's had so many accidents and always said that because he's African-American, the company was after him," Ambrosio said. "He was an unsafe driver." Ambrosio said Allman had turned over a truck and snagged overhead wires when he left the truck bed in the air.
Last Thursday, Ambrosio told Allman that "no one has ever had so many accidents in the company like you have."
Ambrosio set up a meeting Monday morning with management, telling officials that Allman's safety record was so bad, his driving so reckless, that "the workers weren't safe."
Company officials, Ambrosio said, responded by encouraging his fellow drivers to document any further problems.
"The workers were tired of complaining and the company not doing anything," Ambrosio said..."

David Davenport said...

""for every black killer there are a dozen teenage white killers"...

NOT TRUE AT ALL."

Sure it is, they're just living in Afghanitsan right now.


I don't think Truth is really African-American. That wisecrack sounds too white.


The fact that we now so casually accept para-military sweeps as a normal part of police work is disturbing.

Have they caught this fellow yet?
If they haven't, how do you suggest that the police should go about looking for him? Are they supposed to leave their weapons and body armor at the office?

Truth said...

"Some commenters here really swallow too much their own bullshit."

Yeah, and then they have the audacity to want to flap their gums..in your face.

Kylie said...

"What I mean is, that about a year before Omar shot up all dem racists in Hartford, another Thornton - Cookie - killed five white members of a suburban Saint Louis city council meeting.

Am I the only one who remembers that?"


No, you're not. I once lived just a few blocks from where Cookie Thornton lived (though I don't think he lived there in my day) and knew or knew of some of the people connected with that case.

Truth said...

"I don't think Truth is really African-American. That wisecrack sounds too white."

I take that as a great compliment, Davey-Boy, but was it a wisecrack?

Mr. Anon said...

"David Davenport said...

If they haven't, how do you suggest that the police should go about looking for him? Are they supposed to leave their weapons and body armor at the office?"

Do they have to dress in military fatigues and wear black helmets and boots, and ride around in humvees?

The police use to catch armed criminals all the time without making American cities look like Mogadishu.

When I was growing up, your friendly neighborhood police officer didn't look like this:

http://abcnews.go.com/US/california-quarry-shooting-suspect-shot-police-manhunt/story?id=14682234

Anonymous said...

What I find interesting is that the guy's OWN UNION REP, not only wouldn't represent him, or help him, but was actually going to management to complain about him. That speaks volumes. He must have been an incredibly bad employee for that to be the case. Also it looks like the other workers were all Latinos. These people would have no "white guilt" and wouldn't take the usual nonsense from him that whites have to put up with from blacks.

Truth said...

Mr. Anon, good work here.

Marc B said...

The media sure let this mass murder story die a quick death just like the black mass murderer that killed an an entire family up in Michigan earlier this year. The last I heard was a description of him as a community activist and author the same morning of the shooting and then nothing else afterwards.

Who? & Whom? obviously determines whether it leads or just bleeds...

Truth said...

TWENTY...FIVE...PEOPLE...GET..MURDERED...EVERY...DAY...IN...THIS...COUNTRY...DUMBASS!

Truth said...

KKKOMMENT KKKONTROLL!!!!!

(LOL)