Alert! New killing in Monrovia

City News is reporting a new shooting in Monrovia in the 500 block of Almond Avenue occurred at 7:51 p.m. according to Sheriff’s deputies. The victim, a man, died in a local hospital. Sheriff’s homicide and Monrovia PD are investigating..

Wow

This occurred while the investigation at Mr. Rollins’ house was taking place reporter and photog are en route although there may not be much left at the scene.

 

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  • frazgo

    You Frank, I have tried telling you and Mary Francis we had a problem in Monrovia since May. I won’t say I told you so, but this really underscores how bad things are.

    It keeps exploding. We as a community deserve better than we have gotten.

    The irony in all of this? It took place only blocks from where the Sherman Ave activity was taking place. I knew Sherman Ave was happening and steered clear of it. I had to drive past Almond Ave at 8pm when I brought my youngest home from his ball practice.

    We all deserve better than we have been getting. Thanks for the proactive reporting the last few days, maybe now with the attention we can get the city to do its job.

  • Local Boy

    Believe it or not, I don’t have anything to say. The city is under siege.

    Stay safe.

    Local Boy

  • Toomuch

    That was not the only shooting in Monrovia today. A Black girl got shot on Duarte Road earlier and 2 latinos were shot later in the night why isnt that being reported?

  • Berta

    Thanks for your honesty and I hope you continue to post and share your feelings & let the community know what you face each and every day. I’m very familiar with the treatment of the Black community over the past 45 years…but rather than be a VICTIM get involved, keep talking, fight for change! You can make a difference if you keep your energy in a positive direction. Do it for those that didn’t have a chance. For every person that didn’t hear you, there is someone who will…I hear you…don’t give up… AND IT’S NEVER TOO LATE–that’s a sorry ass attitude…If we get stuck in all the STUFF that wasn’t done for all those YESTERDAYS then those yesterdays become TODAY…that sucks.

  • Berta

    M-Town resident–this is for you.

    Theres an area in the city of Monrovia that was defined by a ghostly line, below Foothill Boulevard and East of Myrtle Boulevard. A large part of the Black community that settled in this area back in the 30s, 40s and 50s had migrated from the South. I suppose they were lured to California for the same reasons as most everyone else who came out here with high hopes and the desire to create a better life! Some of those that migrated West recognized the history that surrounded them in the South and decided that in order to gain monetary growth it would mean leaving their roots and the segregation that was so much a part of that culture. These folks, the grand parents of the Baby Boomers, were eager to improve their standard of living. Although their education may have been limited, their fortitude and aptness to apply themselves in doing manual labor or domestic work would offer a livelihood in which they were able to ultimately buy land and gain self-recognition.

    There was a superficial freedom that most understood once they settled down within the community. Segregation continued as it related to residence and churches and education. Can you imagine having two churches of the same faith, one for the Whites and one for the Blacks? There were the public parks which had days set aside for the use of the pool, draining it and having it refilled after the Black communitys day of usage. The grammar schools were pretty much represented by those living in the neighborhood; it wouldnt be until high school when the diversity of races would be experienced. For most in the Black community the educational system guided their future along a simple path with little expectations (wood craft, wood shop). It would take the Baby Boomer generation, here in Monrovia and throughout the nation to confront the dissatisfaction.

    You could drive down Huntington Drive and observe one liquor store after another as if this was the only indulgence of the neighborhood. These grandparents didnt contribute to the livelihood of these stores, but, rather to the town. Though their education was limited and their financial means small they had a hunger and willingness to do the labor and create a better life for themselves and their children. Some folks actually worked on the police force while others were part of constructive, construction that tore down the undesirable structures and gave the city a new face. There were many of these residents that now owned their own property, something unheard of from whence they originated. The children of these elders got into politics, slowly changing policies, opening up the cracks in the citys way of living . It didnt happen overnight and there were many harsh memories but those that chose change knew that they too had to change in mind and spirit.

    Perfection may be a goal, but harmony is much more realistic; that seemed to have arrived in the city of Monrovia as that ghostly line disappeared and racial diversity flourished. Sometime between the 70s and 90s it appeared as though the community was on the same page. What happened, what set the clock backwards? Why the killings, why the rage?

    Maybe whats happened to Monrovia is just like whats happening throughout our country and our world; its all so simple and so very basic but there is a quality of standards that weve lost as a whole. Were reminded of this quality of self and worthiness in fleeting moments, moments when we lose someone or something that is meaningful to us in our lives, when family and community comes together and share the same purpose. Its in these moments that were forced to remember the very basic things that gave and give us peace.

    To you, young women and men of color, maybe you need to be reminded that if you live above Foothill Boulevard or west of Myrtle someone years before you had struggled to earn those rights that allows you this freedom of choice.

    For those of you not of color, maybe you need to be reminded of how productive ALL sectors of this community has always been, how leadership brought about common ground in times of turbulence, turbulence much like what the community is facing today. Surely, we all cant help but to see how these murders are not only wiping out a generation but exploiting the minds of another generation yet to come of age,

    Some how, we the elders failed to instill our young with pride, respect and that same drive that gave those great grand parents and grand parents the motivating force to break through racial barriers and assimilate into the community. Instead, we now have a generation that has built their own ghostly line of division. Its not defined by the separation of churches or pools or jobs but by drugs and the gun, cowardly and indiscriminately used at innocent victims. This is a new generation of SLAVES, sadly bound to a master, no different than their forefathers. Theyre enslaved within a territory mentality and have no concept of what they have forfeited. Their SLAVE MASTER dictates their lives and chains their souls by the rules set forth for one living within a gang. While they continue to die another generation is just in waiting..Who will set them free?
    ..

  • Kathy

    Berta,

    Your community is lucky to have a wise person such as yourself.

    I hope that your letter will get printed on the front page of the paper because it’s what the community needs to hear and take to heart.

  • Carol

    The city is in process of dealing with this. Rather than gripe about what’s NOT being done, call the Mayor and offer up your “suggestion” as to what can be done. We are all in this together.

  • Anonymous

    This is getting to the point of almost having nothing to sy anymore. I saw the police activity around 6 ish then heard choppers up around 8, but then again I heard choppers flying low around 11. I am at the point of being tired of not being able to fall asleep. Sleeping with the lights on, the phone near by. I have family in Elmonte and they used to joke that I moved “up” to move to Monrovia. But honestly, they feel safer, because atleast in ElMonte your not a target unless you are involved some how. Here, anyone is a target. Its seemless

  • Anonymous

    Carol, when he takes your call, and your suggestions please pass on to the rest of us how you got through, myself and countless others, have tried calling him, Ochoa even school officials anyone that will listen. All we are told is organize a neighborhood watch, while that is a good idea it’s not the answer, citizins cannot police themselves nor is it safe for thier family

  • frazgo

    Berta, great points on parents making sure that we help our kids make the right decisions. You are right that the community, all of us need to step up and demand better.

    The only division in town by street or otherwise is based on what you allow. For me it doesn’t exist. My kids friends are from all over town…Peck/Altara to the end of Norembega or Cloverleaf. If you look at the kids in town you’ll know that the only divisions are those that chose the gang lifestyle. It doesn’t represent what is happening for the majority of the community. It doesn’t represent what the parent and schools as a whole are doing.

    We have problems. Neighborhood Watch has its purpose but its not the end all and cure all. But we do need to organize and bring our issues local and city wide with solutions. North Primrose did it so it can be done. We just have to be vocal.

    I truly am tired of the us/them, north/south sentiments. I can’t change your reality but you need to see that there are plenty of us who see it otherwise. I can tell you that the entire community is reeling in horror watching this unfold, it isn’t divided by where one lives so don’t perpetuate the myth on divisions.

    Don’t allow some thugs fighting it out making it racial become anyones reality on what this community is about.

  • http://www.robertcjparry.typepad.com Robert C. J. Parry

    Neighborhood Watch and community unity are good things. We have strongly advocated such things in the North Primrose Neighborhood. But, much the same as with our speeding issue, the community can only do so much.

    The bottom line is, the racist thugs who are behind these killings only understand the law of the street – bigger and badder wins.

    We can hold hands and hum, but until the cops find these thugs and put them in jail for whatever charge they can, nothing will change.

    The City’s other resources can be brought to bear with aggressive code enforcement and other methods. How about redeveloping a quarter of the houses in that neighborhood into a community for the IT professionals on Huntington or for new cops who can’t afford to live this far west? That solves several problems.

    Those are creative solutions for the long term, but, for the short term, the only solution is to put the fear of God in these punks.

    We also have to acknowledge that the victims in these cases bring a lot of it on themselves. Consider the intellectual dissonance of this statement in today’s Trib:

    ….”The house (where last night’s raid occurrred) was where 64-year-old Sanders “Pete” Rollins – who police say had no gang ties – was shot to death Jan. 13 as he walked to his front door.”

    Well, if he had no gang ties, why are the cops raiding his house, looking for a gun? Because someone in his home DID have gang ties. Mr. Rollins may well have been an innocent, but if he didn’t push whoever is in his house out on the street, you can hardly say he had no gang ties.

    Now, unfortunately, things seem to have devolved to a point where true innocents – Day Day and Sammantha Salas – are in danger.

    That’s because this problem wasn’t nipped at the bud. Well, the cat’s out of the bag now, and a whole lot of resources – and community effort – are going to be required to get it back in. Only time will tell how many folks get cut and scratched in the mele.

  • Berta

    Frazco unfortunately you didn’t READ what I wrote and I hope you will take the time to do so. We do draw our own lines in life whenever we let others define who and what we are..however, what I wrote WAS a truth that existed in Monrovia. Let me make it clear, there were invisible lines at one time and as a result of those efforts and sacrafices from these elders as a COMMUNITY barriers were torn down.Obviously, your young but your experience is the mirror of their toil in that it is as unreal to you as it was real for them! That is the purpose of this piece…To let someone like you know what once existed and how folks with purpose can be the solution. And you tell me that there isn’t an invisible line drawn my the CURRENT gang activity in Monrovia? Please,put on your glasses and look at the map!

    We need to move forward and not backwards. The only way that can be done is to recognize what once existed and not to make the same mistakes. What once existed was a community divided by race and now it IS the gang mentality that is fueling this fire all over again.

    So sorry that you just didn’t get it…

  • Berta

    By the way, I DO NOT LIVE IN Monrovia. We’re all concerned or we wouldn’t be posting irrespective of where we live… Monrovia may be the hot spot in this moment, but gang shootings are going on all over…I had a history in that town starting in the sixties and I have family that had resided in the city for over 100 years..

    Maybe doing a hummmm and holding hands wouldn’t be a bad idea…like taking a vitamin pill. Then be persistant to those in power. When you feel like you’re not getting the results…go do the humm and hold hands…you’d be surprised at what strength you may gain.

  • SmartCop

    This Racial unrest is happening all over the southland. A lot of the orders are coming straight from the Prisons housing fathers, Sons, and other relatives of each race trying to win another day of Machismo. I grew up in Monrovia in the 60′s 70′s 80′s and none of this was happening on any large scale. But when you look around the Los Angeles County and see what our justice system has done to curtail Crime it seems that it has had a backfire effect on the communities that it serves. Being African American hasn’t been easy and probably wont get any better until most of us are long gone and burried, Being Latino in this day and age is getting worse by the day from all angles starting from Immigration, Prison, Schools etc…. There is a lot of anger seeded in this generation of kids who’s familys are struggling with the system, kind of like African Americans were dealing with in the 40′s and throught the past few decades. All it takes is for one of us to promote hatred as the cause of all of are shortcomings and you have the perfect ingrediant for war. When you turn on the news you are always reminded of how senseless some crimes are especially when it comes to Minority vs. Minority type crimes. I for one have escaped the definition of stupid by looking inward and finding out that we can become bigger than any system will allow us to be by being more diversified in our actions, moving on with our lives whether it be through education or through starting a business or just being part of a more constructive lifestyle. The sad part about it is that most of these killings are motivated by fear, jealousy, and plain stupidity. In this day and age when Los Angeles has elected its first Hispanic Mayor and The US is on the brinks of possibly electing its first African American President one would think that each group should be awakend by the new politics that could serve to get you going in the right direction. I urge the Monrovia school district to hurry up and put an end to the corruption of these sinceless Jail house orders coming from complete Losers and breathing life into the brains of those who may end up in the same place one day. I think that Monrovia is one of the Best places to live in all of the LA county and I hope that those in charge can get rid of the cancer that has be instilled in the heads of some of it’s residents before another fatality decides to give the community a bad rap.

  • mere

    i do not understand none of this, from the kids at war, to the police response to the killings happen to have known the indiviual who was killed tuesday night. he was not a gang member. he was a productive young man/college student. and his grandmothers house was raided this morning like he was the suspect. all i keep hearing is blacks this and blacks that. i and othertax paying up standing citizens agree that you should not just target blacks. give both sides hispanics and black gangs the same treatment. i feel sympathy for all the parents and love ones who this has affected. and the innocent lives that has been taken and changed. how many lives has to be taken before the law is enforced. the message that is being painted by law enforcement is “let them kill each other and save us the trouble” do you get it there not killing each other the killing innocent people.its to the point where it doesnt matter if your gang related strictly if your black or hispanic. everyone should be concerned, monrovia residents is in the middle of a full fledged war.i don’t even live out there and i’m concerned!

  • Longtime Wildcat

    Parents need to clean their own houses. Stop housing your thug kids, nephews, grandkids etc. If they had to work 8-12 hours a day to support themselves like we do, then they would be too tired to roam the streets and cause trouble. This may support welfare reform as well. We should at least be very disciplined about whom is eligible to receive it.

    Don’t blame the police. Let’s make the police AND the judicial system work for us. Cops have to arrest the same thugs every few years. These gang battles seem to go in cycles that correspond to thugs getting out of jail. Why do thugs in prison even have communication with the outside world? Those bastards have more rights than the families who have been devastated by the crimes.

    Parents need to provide loving role-models for their kids to emulate. Why do kids want to impress the jailhouse thugs rather than their grandparents who sacrificed everything from crossing the border, or marching with Dr. King.

    Let’s return to some good values. Why should we be worried about police pulling us over if we have nothing to hide. I would gladly agree to be pulled over every day if it would provide safety to everybody else.

    Again, it all starts at home. Clean your houses so that there is nothing to hide. Show your kids/wards a better way of life. Love them. Listen to them. Be sensitive to what they are going through. Pull them with you, don’t push them away.

  • Local Boy

    I also grew up in Monrovia. Moved there in the 60′s and am in agreement with much of what Berta says. SmartCop is also right on the nose to what’s going on.

    LASD investigators said in todays Tribune this is starting to look like a race war. They spoke of Hispanic kids telling them they’ve been told by others to dress in gang style to make it look like there are more of them than there are Black gang members.

    In the article it was mentioned that MNV and Duarte East Side are in this together. That would have been unheard of a few years back, they hated each other. That gives credence to the theory that this is prison gang driven to start with.

    Now though it’s reached the personal level and that’s what’s making it so scary. Now good kids are wondering what they have to do to protect themselves.

    I don’t think this is a race war yet, and it’s certainly not like the riots we used to have at MHS in the late 60′s and 70′s. It’s so much worse.

    SmartCop, if you went to Duarte H.S. and was a well known athlete there who works for the county now, not a deputy though, than we know each other. If it’s you I’ll bet you still have influence down there.

    If it’s you use it. I’ll help anyway I can. If it’s not you sorry, if it is tell me and I’ll call you, I have your number.

    People have to step up, the city can’t do it on its own.

    Local Boy

  • Ed Houlemarde

    We promote gang life in our music, television and fashion. Snoop Dog has a TV show, the Sopranos is about dressed up gang members, top selling music has gang themes, schools have to have dress codes against clothes you can buy at major retailers and yet we wonder why some of our youth think its a part of life thats accepted and the thing to do. It sells – we buy and people die. I dont think Brandon became a gang member, I had coached him briefly at age 14 and he was a respectable young man with potential. I will miss seeing him around.

  • SmartCop

    Actually, local Boy, I am a FED and I went to Monrovia High, back in the 70′s I am burnt out on the way these young people are being portrayed. Though I am in Law enforment I see past the BS. I too was told that I had gang affiliations before they realized that I was an honor roll student and somewhat a role model for peers of my own age. I remember things that used to bother me til this day about the Monrovia Police dept. (If you remember back in 73 a young black Man was hung in the jail and it was swept under the rug as a suicide. I hope that mentality is not still existent at any level of Law enforcment in the City of Monrovia. What adds even more disrespect to the system is the disproportionate amount of uneducated students crowding the classrooms without one ounce of focus on leaving the school with a diploma. Like I said earlier, Monrovia is just a microism of what is taking place all over Southern California. I think in the long run these issues will have to come together and resolve themselves.

  • Local Boy

    I know people who worked at MPD when the suicide took place. I tried looking up the name of the guy but couldn’t find it anywhere. I think it was Mark Allen (?).

    Guys I’ve talked to say it was a suicide, but knowing there were a couple of stone cold nuts on the force back then leaves it open to speculation. One former officer hired guys, years later, to kill his girlfriend. They got caught and he went to the joint.

    I know of a suspect being shot unjustly that was quickly swept away about 10 years later, but don’t know all the facts on the suicide. I do know that Allen’s (?) brother brought up him being murdered in the jail every time law enforcement had issues with him over the years.

    I don’t know if you live in Monrovia but you sound like the kind of guy that needs to be heard at a council meeting.

    I know most young people aren’t any different than I was when young, but having grown up in the same area at about the same time as you, can you ever remember being scared to go outside? I can’t.

    Local Boy

  • “BG”

    I have lived in DUARTE over 27 years. Theres no way that DUARTE EASTSIDE would click up with MNV the news/paper shouldnt put things out like that because It WILL make matter worse. Monrovia Police knows whats going on and know where its coming from why would they raid Mr. Rollins house if he was a victim and had “NO GANG” ties according to police. They knew who Mr Rollins was and why he had goten shot and what it was going to lead too and who had done the shooting. Now if you read futher there was two arrest made at Mr. Rollins house yesterday. So that means Monrovia Police knew the whole time and didnt do anything intill two innocent girls were shot. As far ad Brandon Lee being shot and once agian according to the news/paper/police he had “NO GANG” ties. Then why was this the second time he was shot? If you live in DUARTE or MONROVIA AND ATTENED H.S. THERE YOU KNOW WHOS IN AND WHOS NOT!!! Monrovia Police needs to step it up. And the Duarte Sheriffs need to stop making STARBUCKS ON HUNTINGTON DR. a regular hang out spot for them. They been there same time for the last week. COME ON BOYS THE COMMUNITY IS WATCHING!

  • “BG”

    I have lived in DUARTE over 27 years. Theres no way that DUARTE EASTSIDE would click up with MNV the news/paper shouldnt put things out like that because It WILL make matter worse. Monrovia Police knows whats going on and know where its coming from why would they raid Mr. Rollins house if he was a victim and had “NO GANG” ties according to police. They knew who Mr Rollins was and why he had goten shot and what it was going to lead too and who had done the shooting. Now if you read futher there was two arrest made at Mr. Rollins house yesterday. So that means Monrovia Police knew the whole time and didnt do anything intill two innocent girls were shot. As far ad Brandon Lee being shot and once agian according to the news/paper/police he had “NO GANG” ties. Then why was this the second time he was shot? If you live in DUARTE or MONROVIA AND ATTENED H.S. THERE YOU KNOW WHOS IN AND WHOS NOT!!! Monrovia Police needs to step it up. And the Duarte Sheriffs need to stop making STARBUCKS ON HUNTINGTON DR. a regular hang out spot for them. They been there same time for the last week. COME ON BOYS THE COMMUNITY IS WATCHING!

  • no name needed

    I guess we’re not the All-American City anymore eh?

    While I was in high school, there was always racial tension, and myself being Hispanic, I did take a lot of heat from the African American students, even though I wasn’t a gang member, nor dressed or looked like one. The looks I constantly got, the little comments said It sucked, but you know what, I didn’t come to school, start shooting anyone. I didn’t go out that night and kill someone… Im pissed because people only become concerned about anything when its in their face, in their backyard; if it does not directly involve them, they dont care. It shouldnt be like that, ever. I’m scared to walk outside, I’m scared to drive home too late because I live in a “hot zone”. This is BS and I’m f-ing sick and tired of it, all of it. I grew up with friends of all shapes and colors and not once did I call them my Asian friend or my African American friend. They were friends, people, the lines that separate color didn’t exist for me. I was never taught to avoid or fear anyone based on color.

    Racial tolerance begins at home, in every home. If you continue to bad mouth one race, using stereo-types, and racial slurs, you are only throwing more wood into the fire. Racial hatred and intolerance in the home begets racial hatred and intolerance in the streets. I’m numbed by all of this, I’m so shocked, so upset, and so f-ing appalled that I’ve become numb. We had a good 15 or so years of peace and quiet, Monrovia was finally “coming up”, we were finally looked at as a well respected and safe town to live in. I could finally go to bed on the weekend and not hear gunshots in the middle of the night, only to be further kept awake by the wailing sounds of police sirens. The town we thought we left behind is back; the town that hid in their homes when the sunset for fear of being accidentally shot. Well, now it’s not an accident, we’re all target practice for them.

    It is true that the media feeds this to the youth, but in the long run, it is the parents who need to monitor what their children are watching and listening to. I grew up watching The Little Rascals, El Chavo Del Ocho (a popular Spanish show), I listened to whatever my parents listened to on the radio everything I watched on TV or listened to was okay for my age. Parents need to be parents, it is not your job to be your teenagers friend, they have friends at school for that. You need to be the guardian, not just in title, but in action. Get involved in your childs life know what theyre doing and who theyre doing it with–listen to them and remember what it was like to be that age, dont be so fast to judge them, be compassionate, nurturing, but above all discipline them. Without discipline we only raise children to become spoiled brats who believe they can do anything whenever they want. Dont force your kids to grow up, let them be children for as long as possible. Children are so impressionable and they soak up everything around them, expose them to non-violence, and the outcome should be non-violent children.

    I grew up and till this day have never done drugs, I dont smoke, I dont drink in abundance, Ive never gotten an STD, I currently attend college part time and work fulltime, and Ive yet to get into a physical fight–my parents must have done something right.

  • MrMack

    I am plain tired of the false information that has been provided involving one of the victims who was shot on 1/13/08 who also happens to be my cousin you referre to him as day day and we will leave it at that. Day Day is in critical yet stable condition and his doctor has not determined that he is paralyzed! He did lose a kidney and he did have surgery on his spleen we are praying and waiting patiently. However the problems in the community need to be addressed as soon as possible. If local law enforcement stands by too long more and more people are going to feel the need to protect themselves. I have been a resident of monrovia for more than 30 yrs and I have always been proud of wildcat town, But lately its not looking like an all american city anymore its more like Iraq now. I think police officials are going to have to start cracking down way harder on the affected areas of the city. I live in the north end where its nice and quiet crips and cholos dont usually target the north end of monrovia because its a more middle class part of town and they would stick out like sore thumbs. Lets do something I am not scared.

  • monrovian

    BG you are some what rite in the matter mr. rollins is a member from durock crips gang yes hes old but you have to remember durock has been around for 3o + years . and also MNV 13 and east side duarte 13 did not click up but are gettin along verry well for now they have to get along to be more powerfull

  • Anonymous

    Maybe it’s time for the FBI to come in and dismantle these local terrorist cells.

  • Local Boy

    I don’t remember Pete ever being Durock but everything I’m hearing from Monrovian seems pretty right.

    MNV and DESR haven’t made one gang but are working together. There’s no doubt about that.

    Local Boy

  • Anonymous

    Some people keep thinking we need to clean house, and teach our children and our youth, well (yes i agree) but it is not just children shooting children. Yes clean house, it might be your cousin that comes to visit from Fontana, your brother in law that just got out of jail or even your spouse. Unfortunatly everyone either went to school with, or knows a gang member in some way. (If you have lived or worked here long enough) Are you picking up the phone right now and saying “Hey my brother hasn’t commited and crimes but he hangs with— gang” And they may know something…

  • Anonymous

    That’s exactly what I’m talking about. It’s the “adult” children and nephews and brother-in-laws who bumb around and live off of hardworking people. Don’t you get it. By supporting thugs with food and shelter you are actually endangering them by enabling them to go around putting themselves in danger and obviously endangering others. If you don’t support them then they will have to spend their time at work or relaxing because they are tired from a long-day work. Don’t live in denial. Why should these guys get a free ride? You’re at work all day and these guys are plotting their next move while raiding your fridge and running up your phone bill at home.

  • Berta

    “Anonymous” I guess there’s a whole lot of truth in recognizing that even those that we love, if known to be violent, MUST be treated with that “TUFF LOVE” approach..(hello, goodbye, get help and not from me)…

  • Anonymous

    Berta, sometimes that is the best help you can give. Sometimes blind charity is terrible. I compare it to holding somebody’s hand so hard that you cripple them…counterproductive, right? Back to basics. Watch the Discovery channel. Animals of all species raise their young from day one to know how to leave the nest/den and provide for their own young ones one day. People need to learn from that.

  • Just a question

    Hey Frank can you let me and others why they are not all on the same bail amount and they committed the same crime?
    Jimmy Santana of Duarte was booked on suspicion of attempted murder and is being held on $500,000 bail. The Blackwell’s are on 1-million bail.

  • Local Boy

    You can stack bails based on how many victims there are. Only one with Santana but two for the the Blackwells.

    If that’s not the case, but I think it is, you can get enhancements based on certain conditions that apply.

    Local Boy

  • Just a question

    Thanks Local Boy, I have never understood how that works.

  • Anonymous

    Do the courts take people’s past record into account when setting bail?

  • Hazel Mcdonald-antoni

    My name is the above written name ,I have lived in ca. specifically the Monrovia,Duarte area since 1963 and found it to be a wonderful place to live and raise my children. we had friends of all nationalities and as my children grew older their friends were at my home each and every day and Iwas mom to everychild that came through my door until this day it remains so. Davien Graham is my grandson,and he is a very ,very good person,the gang life was never an option for him,he has younger brothers who wants to be like their big brother,as far as i am concerned they couldn’t have chosen a better role model.To get to the matter at hand I know that the person who said he deserved what he got had to be an ignorant person. Who deserves to be shot? I can’t imagine anyone needing to be shot,especially an innocent being who has harmed no one his only thought was to always help whereever he could.Choose randomly any one in the area who knew ‘day,day and ask what kind of person he is.Iguarantee you will get only good reports.The name ‘day,day’ is just an endearing nick name given by family.The only gang we belong to is the humanly gang linking all of us together no matter the color of skin.make of this whatever you like,according to your understanding,your ability to love as we were taught ,sometimes its hard to live by the do unto others as you would have them do unto you admonition ,yet we try ,you may reply if you like.just know that words really can’t hurt me.The ultimate has been done…

  • Hazel Mcdonald-antoni

    My name is the above written name ,I have lived in ca. specifically the Monrovia,Duarte area since 1963 and found it to be a wonderful place to live and raise my children. we had friends of all nationalities and as my children grew older their friends were at my home each and every day and Iwas mom to everychild that came through my door until this day it remains so. Davien Graham is my grandson,and he is a very ,very good person,the gang life was never an option for him,he has younger brothers who wants to be like their big brother,as far as i am concerned they couldn’t have chosen a better role model.To get to the matter at hand I know that the person who said he deserved what he got had to be an ignorant person. Who deserves to be shot? I can’t imagine anyone needing to be shot,especially an innocent being who has harmed no one his only thought was to always help whereever he could.Choose randomly any one in the area who knew ‘day,day and ask what kind of person he is.Iguarantee you will get only good reports.The name ‘day,day’ is just an endearing nick name given by family.The only gang we belong to is the humanly gang linking all of us together no matter the color of skin.make of this whatever you like,according to your understanding,your ability to love as we were taught ,sometimes its hard to live by the do unto others as you would have them do unto you admonition ,yet we try ,you may reply if you like.just know that words really can’t hurt me.The ultimate has been done…