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Iraq Vet Suspect in LA Serial Killings

Posted by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 8:51 AM
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 This definitely ties into Mrs. Obama's announcement of making helping vets with PTSD a priority.

This is  the second time in the past two weeks an Iraq war vet has been accused of a horrific crime. The park ranger in Washington was the first.

Report: Suspect in homeless slaying distraught after Iraq combat

Family members of a man held in the killing of four homeless people say he is an Iraq War veteran who was distraught after combat, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday.

An uncle said Itzcoatl Ocampo of Yorba Linda had been telling relatives that he was seeing and hearing things, the Times said.

"When he came back from Iraq, he was sick," the uncle, Ifrain Gonzalez, told the Times.

Ocampo, 23, was detained Friday night after a fourth homeless man was found slain in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant. The Times said bystanders had chased down Ocampo about a quarter mile from the scene of the slaying.

 
 

Three other homeless men have been found stabbed to death in north Orange County since mid-December, and a task force of police officers, sheriff's deputies and FBI agents had been looking for the single suspect they believed was responsible for all three.

Brian Doyle, a friend from high school, told the Times that Ocampo told him he had been kicked out of the military. The Times said it could not confirm that.

The Times reported that Gonzalez said Ocampo was born in Mexico and moved to California with his family when he was 1.

On Saturday, mourners wept and placed flowers at the scene of death of the latest stabbing victim, who was described by friends as a Vietnam War veteran in his 60s named John.

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imamomzilla
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 9:30 AM
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 My prayers go out to the victims and their families.

Geria09
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 11:35 AM

In order for Mrs. Obama's initiative for vets can take effect is either by President Obama or the Secretary Kathleen Sebelius (Health and Human Services) and the Veterans Administration....it would probably be a lost cause with the latter.

Kate_Momof3
by Platinum Member on Jan. 15, 2012 at 12:13 PM

 While I agree with your sentiments regarding the VA, her efforts are to get private institutions to publicly pledge to fund programs for vets. It has nothing to do with HHS or the VA.

Quoting Geria09:

In order for Mrs. Obama's initiative for vets can take effect is either by President Obama or the Secretary Kathleen Sebelius (Health and Human Services) and the Veterans Administration....it would probably be a lost cause with the latter.

 

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grlygrlz2
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Yet, when we talk about illegal aliens murdering people...  I have been told by libs~ people are killed all the time....  So, when an Iraqi vet does it~ it makes a point? 

Geria09
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 12:24 PM


Quoting Kate_Momof3:

 While I agree with your sentiments regarding the VA, her efforts are to get private institutions to publicly pledge to fund programs for vets. It has nothing to do with HHS or the VA.

Quoting Geria09:

In order for Mrs. Obama's initiative for vets can take effect is either by President Obama or the Secretary Kathleen Sebelius (Health and Human Services) and the Veterans Administration....it would probably be a lost cause with the latter.

 

Thanks for the correction.:)

grlygrlz2
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Ohh and I will wait to read what the medical evaluation/court case states.  The family has an emotionally driven opinion and motive....  Facts are better compared to what "family members" state as the reason.

Partyof5tlc
by on Jan. 16, 2012 at 10:11 AM
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This is one of the reasons I am a Ron Paul supporter!  McVeigh was also a Veteran.  I am sorry for all of the families of this tragedy, but if we continue to wage wars without just cause on other countries, we will only continue to see these tragedies occurring more often.  Our focus on rehabilitating these vets should be handled at a State level, and if the private sector wants to help, even better!  My dad is an ex Ranger, and fought the front lines in Nam.  He still has flash backs of the nightmare he had to endure, and we know what type of home coming they all had.  I have some very deep personal reasons for supporting Paul, and this is just a brief insight.   

Momniscient
by on Jan. 16, 2012 at 12:01 PM
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Quoting grlygrlz2:

Yet, when we talk about illegal aliens murdering people...  I have been told by libs~ people are killed all the time....  So, when an Iraqi vet does it~ it makes a point? 

Huh?


Raintree
by Gold Member on Jan. 16, 2012 at 12:14 PM
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Quoting Momniscient:


Quoting grlygrlz2:

Yet, when we talk about illegal aliens murdering people...  I have been told by libs~ people are killed all the time....  So, when an Iraqi vet does it~ it makes a point? 

Huh?

i second that..

RissyLee
by Member on Jan. 16, 2012 at 1:02 PM
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Treatment of our vets needs to be a priority. Sadly, with all the soldiers coming back from overseas I expect to see more of this. I have a friend who was a Marine and served for 6 years in Afghanistan/Iraq. He received an honorable discharge due to mental problems caused by battle, came home last December, and killed himself in April. He left a fiancé and a little boy.
I don't understand why we lose track of our soldiers when they need us the most. They give everything they have for us, and then we abandon them. It's disgraceful.
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