Michael Kreca, RIP

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sun, 14 May 2006 11:50:24 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

Lew Rockwell at LewRockwell.com Blog - a writer with some articles published at LewRockwell.com was shot dead by police in February. Lew wonders whether this was "murder by cop", but the officer.com report doesn't sound like that to me. Of course, the survivor gets to tell the tale.

Lessons: if you carry a handgun, make sure it's as ready to go as it can safely be. That means cocked and locked for single-action or round chambered and firing pin safety on for double-action. It does not mean magazine separate from gun. If stopped by the police, you have two choices: tell them you have a gun and follow their directions to the letter, or shoot 'em quickly and get out of Dodge. Realize, though, that if you choose the second option you'll be a fugitive forever. Personally, I'd rather die than be your slave (Windows Media or Real).

Thanks to this anonymous comment for the links.

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Michael Kreca

Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 14 May 2006 19:30:24 GMT

You are right, the survivor gets to tell the story. At this point who really knows for sure what happened in this case, other than the two police officers?

I do know, from talking to Michael's sister that "the facts have changed since the original meeting with police".

There have been discussions about how officers routinely "pat down" people and why would Michael agree to a "pat down" after having said he did not have a gun, and knowing a pat down would reveal he did have one.

Some things are just fishy.

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Michael Kreca links

Submitted by on Mon, 15 May 2006 14:40:36 GMT

More links in this ClaireFiles forum post. Interesting first-person accounts here.

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Micael Kreca, interesting man, mysteriously killed

Submitted by KSH on Mon, 15 May 2006 21:00:12 GMT

I got interested in reading about Michael Kreca at www.thenewamerican.com in a blog. The man wrote articles and I started saving them to my PC. I think he was a good techie, a real true patriot and freedom loving fighter. I guess he will be remembered by America as the police described, trying to draw and shoot police officers. I think it is ironic he dies fighting against the thing he wrote about, the past and present growing totalitarian police state. Very sorry for the loss of this man. May he and his family find peace.

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Michael Kreca.

Submitted by justa on Mon, 22 Jun 2009 07:24:09 GMT

I knew Michael Kreca. There is no way that this killing went down as the police have attested. The story was changed from what was originally reported in the press, when the officers testified in court.

Michael knew his rights, but he also knew about police procedures and there is no way that he would have pulled his unloaded gun and then refused to put it down. After all, he would have known that it was unloaded, so he obviously wasn't trying to shoot them.

At the very least, it was jumpy cops killing an innocent victim. At the worst, it is something more sinister.

In emails prior to the shooting, he wrote to me about how he thought the San Diego cops were following him. There was a lawsuit involving his family which they won against the SD Police Department.

I thought maybe he was being paranoid. Now I think a little differently.

Who knows what really happened, but a good man is dead, in what appears to have been an unnecessary shooting. Even the cops testified that the gun wasn't loaded.

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