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Homeless persons have no value to the authorities

by Lynda Carson Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012 at 6:15 AM

Considering that the authorities of Orange County believe that it is a fair deal to offer the same amount of reward money for the arrest and conviction of a serial killer of homeless men, as some people are being rewarded for finding a lost dog, or lost cat, it is evident that homeless persons truly have no value to the authorities.

Homeless persons have no value to the authorities

By Lynda Carson -- January 19, 2012

Oakland -- As people in Oakland and other cities throughout the state and across the country held Homeless Memorials recently to honor homeless persons who died on the streets during the past year, as recent as Jan. 13, 2012, the authorities in Orange County, captured and arrested an alleged serial killer of homeless men.

On early Saturday morning January 14, 2012, ex-Marine, Itzcoatl Ocampo, age 23, was booked in the Anaheim jail as a suspect in the recent cold blooded stabbing killings of four homeless people, that have occurred since December, 20, 2011.

As the Homeless Memorials have been occurring recently in Oakland, throughout the state and across the country, apparently during this same time period, Ocampo went on the rampage, and left a bloody trail of homeless victims on the cold hearted streets of Orange County.

Itzcoatl Ocampo is being held without bail in Orange County Jail, after being caught for the stabbing death of a homeless man named John Berry, a Vietnam veteran. John Berry, died of fatal stab wounds in the parking lot of a Carl's Jr. Restaurant, late Friday night Jan. 13, in Anaheim, home of Disneyland.

State records report that Ocampo, age 23, at one time resided at 4805 Via Del Buey, a 4-bedroom home that was built in 1984, in nearby Yorba Linda. Records further reveal that the state of California is holding .55 in back wages for Ocampo, from when he worked for the Stater Brothers Markets. There's a Stater Brothers Market located at 18527 Yorba Linda BLVD., in Yorba Linda.

Ocampo was finally captured by a policeman after being chased on foot by witnesses and bystanders from the latest crime scene, after stabbing his most recent victim on Jan. 13, in the parking lot of Carl's Jr. Restaurant.

The recent spate of killings have terrorized the homeless population for nearly the past month. As the blood of the homeless people flowed onto the wealthy streets of Orange County during the past month, the homeless persons on the streets wondered if they were going to be next to die at the hands of the serial killer.

According to authorities, on Dec. 20, 2011, James McGillivray, age 53, was stabbed more than 40 times, and that on Dec. 27, 2011, Lloyd Middaugh, age 42, was stabbed more than 50 times, and that on Dec. 30, 2011, Paulus Cornelius Smit, age 57, was stabbed more than 60 times. The police knew they had a real serial killer running amuck terrorizing the homeless population, and it was also reported that three of the people killed, were attacked and stabbed to death while they were sleeping alone on the streets.

Homeless man John Berry was fatally stabbed to death on Jan. 13, and it was reported that only days before he was brutally murdered, he filed a report with the police stating that he believed that he was being stalked by the serial killer. Apparently he was right, and the authorities failed to protect Berry, and keep him safe from the serial killer.

Meanwhile, since Dec. 20, 2011, the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs valued the homeless population so little, that they only offered the public a mere ,000 reward for any information that would lead to the capture and arrest of the serial killer. This was barely the same reward amount, that people are currently offering for lost pets, such as their cats or dogs, in the same region.

Additionally, a task force was recently created by local police agencies and the FBI to find the serial killer, but it did not save John Berry from a brutal death at the hands of an ex-Marine.

Regardless, the miniscule reward of ,000 being offered by the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs for the capture and arrest of a serial killer in wealthy Orange County recently, placed little to no value on the poor souls of the four homeless men that were stalked, butchered and brutally murdered by the ex-Marine, Itzcoatl Ocampo.

In comparison of wealthy counties, out of 3,142 counties in the U.S.A., Orange County is listed as #119 among the wealthiest counties across the nation. The paltry reward of only ,000 for the arrest and capture of a serial killer brutally murdering middle aged homeless men on the streets of Orange County, reveals how little the homeless people are valued as human beings in Orange County, and the surrounding communities.

Small ,000 Reward Offered For Capture Of Serial Killer

As recent as, Jan. 17, Orange County District Attorney, Tony Rackauckas, filed charges against Itzcoatl Ocampo, including four counts of special circumstances murder / with allegations that there were multiple murders / and that the murders were committed while lying in wait, and with the use of a deadly weapon.

District Attorney, Tony Rackauckas, also commended the citizens whose actions led to the apprehension and filing of the charges against Ocampo, the same citizens that now may be eligible for the ,000 reward, for risking their lives in the capture of the alleged serial killer. Ocampo was finally captured by a policeman after being chased on foot by witnesses and bystanders from the latest crime scene, after stabbing his most recent victim on Friday night Jan. 13, in the parking lot of Carl's Jr. Restaurant.

Regarding the paltry ,000 reward being offered for the arrest and conviction of a serial killer that brutally murdered four human beings, it should be noted that when a persons pet dog or their pet cat is worth the same amount in reward money (,000) as is a serial killer that has brutally murdered four homeless men, it paints a very grim picture of life for the homeless in America, and reveals how little they are valued by the authorities. A grim picture indeed...

For what it's worth. As recent as Jan. 7, 2012, it was reported that someone in Simi Valley (an hour and a half drive from Orange County) was offering a ,000 reward for a lost chihauhua, and in nearby Glendale (34 miles from Anaheim) during July 2010, someone offered a ,000 reward for a stolen 1959 Chevy Impala, and on Nov. 10, 2011 elsewhere in California, it was reported that a reward of ,000 was being offered for a lost doberman puppy, and on Jan. 17, 2011, in Seattle a reward of ,000 was being offered on Craigslist for a stolen blue male pitbull, and as recent as Dec. 6, 2011 in Houston a ,000 reward was being offered for a chocolate labrador retriever, and on Aug. 8, 2011, a woman in British Columbia offered a ,000 reward for her lost cat.

Considering that the authorities of Orange County believe that it is a fair deal to offer the same amount of reward money for the arrest and conviction of a serial killer of homeless men, as some people are being rewarded for finding a lost dog, or lost cat, it is evident that homeless persons truly have no value to the authorities.

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