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    Bay Area Shoot Out

    Im not back from Cabo yet, All my Bay Area Friends Ok, I just read about this. Unbelieveable.


    (07-18) 17:59 PDT Oakland -- A 45-year-old parolee, described by his mother as angry at left-wing politicians, opened fire on California Highway Patrol officers on an Oakland freeway early Sunday and was hit by return fire while wearing body armor, authorities said.

    Byron Williams of Groveland (Tuolumne County) was taken to the emergency room at Highland Hospital, where he was in stable condition. Police did not describe his injuries. Two officers suffered minor cuts from flying glass.

    Williams was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder for shooting at the CHP officers and Oakland police said he may face other charges.

    They did not release his name, but reporters identified him from the license plate of the vehicle, which was registered to his mother.

    The incident started around midnight when two CHP officers tried to stop a white Toyota Tundra pickup that had been speeding and weaving in and out of traffic on westbound Interstate 580, said CHP Officer Sam Morgan.

    The officers used a loudspeaker to direct the driver off the freeway, but he stopped on I-580 west of Grand Avenue, Morgan said.

    As officers walked toward the pickup, they saw the man pick up a handgun and open fire on the officers, police said. The officers said they returned gunfire and radioed for help.

    Three CHP vehicles had their windows shot out, but no officers were shot, police said. They said the driver was armed with a rifle and a shotgun as well as the handgun and fired at least two of the weapons during the shootout.

    Morgan said the driver was hit numerous times and survived only because he was wearing a bullet-resistant vest.

    Westbound lanes of the freeway remained closed all day Sunday and into the evening while eastbound lanes were closed sporadically. Police would only say that the reason for the unusually long highway closure was to allow officers to collect evidence and investigate the case.

    At one point, police brought in a bomb squad to detonate some items that turned out not to be explosives.

    Williams' mother, Janice Williams of Groveland, said her son had been living next door and taking care of her father's house and land. She said he had been released from prison about 2 1/2 years ago after a felony conviction, which she declined to describe, and had almost completed his parole.

    "He hasn't been able to get a job because he's an ex-felon and nobody will hire him," she said.

    She said her son, who had been a carpenter and a cabinetmaker before his imprisonment, was angry about his unemployment and about "what's happening to our country."

    Williams watched the news on television and was upset by "the way Congress was railroading through all these left-wing agenda items," his mother said.

    She said she had planned to cook salsa with her son on Sunday and was making preparations when she got a call from a television reporter, looked out the window and saw that her pickup was gone.

    She said she then checked the locked safe where she kept her guns, all legally purchased and owned, and found that they were also missing.

    Janice Williams said she kept the guns because "eventually, I think we're going to be caught up in a revolution." But she said she had told her son many times that "he didn't have to be on the front lines."

    She said she had no explanation for his actions.

    "Something snapped," she said. "His life is over. He will go back to prison for the rest of his life. Our lives are over."



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    I heard about this.
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    Groveland is a small town outside of Yosemite, he is probably a small town right wing Rush Limbaugh loyal follower.
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    Williams' mother, Janice Williams of Groveland, said her son had been living next door and taking care of her father's house and land. She said he had been released from prison about 2 1/2 years ago after a felony conviction, which she declined to describe, and had almost completed his parole.

    "He hasn't been able to get a job because he's an ex-felon and nobody will hire him," she said.

    She said her son, who had been a carpenter and a cabinetmaker before his imprisonment, was angry about his unemployment and about "what's happening to our country."

    Williams watched the news on television and was upset by "the way Congress was railroading through all these left-wing agenda items," his mother said.

    She said she had planned to cook salsa with her son on Sunday and was making preparations when she got a call from a television reporter, looked out the window and saw that her pickup was gone.

    She said she then checked the locked safe where she kept her guns, all legally purchased and owned, and found that they were also missing.

    Janice Williams said she kept the guns because "eventually, I think we're going to be caught up in a revolution." But she said she had told her son many times that "he didn't have to be on the front lines."

    She said she had no explanation for his actions.

    This goes way beyond Rush Limbaugh. I like how "Mom" wouldn't say what he went to prison for so I suspect drugs and specifically Meth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddymon View Post
    Groveland is a small town outside of Yosemite, he is probably a small town right wing Rush Limbaugh loyal follower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C5A1B5O0 View Post
    Williams was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder for shooting at the CHiP officers and Oakland police said he may face other charges.
    OMG!! Ponch? Jon? Are you guys ok????
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    Quote Originally Posted by jetguy5150 View Post
    OMG!! Ponch? Jon? Are you guys ok????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddymon View Post
    Groveland is a small town outside of Yosemite, he is probably a small town right wing Rush Limbaugh loyal follower.
    Better to be a conservative nut job than a liberal with no nuts and no job.

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    that same evening there was another man killed by police after he lunged at them with knives. He was shot by Oakland and BART police.

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    He was on a mission:

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...MNMN1EHB37.DTL

    Gunman planned to attack ACLU, liberals
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    Convicted felon Byron Williams loaded up his mother's Toyota Tundra with guns, strapped on his body armor and headed to San Francisco on Sunday with one thing in mind: to kill workers at the ACLU and an environmental foundation, prosecutors say.

    Williams, an anti-government zealot on parole for bank robbery, had hoped to "start a revolution" with the bloodshed at the ACLU and the Tides Foundation in San Francisco, authorities said.



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    The irony is that here's a guy who steals other people's money on his way to kill people he thinks are stealing other people money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Axxman300 View Post
    The irony is that here's a guy who steals other people's money on his way to kill people he thinks are stealing other people money.
    He didn't appreciate the competition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Axxman300 View Post

    The irony is that here's a guy who steals other people's money on his way to kill people he thinks are stealing other people money.
    that's because stealing is only a crime if you are the victim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axxman300 View Post
    He was on a mission:

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...MNMN1EHB37.DTL





    Son of a gun, he was in the can for bank robbery instead of Meth.

    The irony is that here's a guy who steals other people's money on his way to kill people he thinks are stealing other people money.
    The real irony is that he's anti-government, but asked for a public defender.
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