A 12-year-old boy was rushed to Eden Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries after he was shot in front of a Hayward taqueria early Friday evening, police said Saturday. At around 5:45 p.m., officers responded to reports of gunshots in front of Costa Azul Taqueria at 194 Harder Road, according to Hayward police Lt. Mark Mosier. Mosier said officers found the boy suffering from at least one gunshot wound. The victim was rushed to Eden Medical Center where he is in serious but stable condition, according to Mosier. With the aid of witnesses, who described the suspect's car as a red Cadillac, police were able to track down and arrest the suspect. The 19-year-old Hayward man was located in his automobile at Soto Road and Jackson Street and was taken into custody on charges of assault with a deadly weapon.-- San Jose Mercury
After nightfall on Jan. 13, 2006, an unmanned Predator aircraft guided by the CIA fired missiles at two houses in the northwestern Pakistani village of Damadola, a few miles from the Afghan border. The target was a dinner celebrating the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha. CIA officials had received intelligence that Ayman al-Zawahiri, al-Qaida's deputy leader, had been invited to attend. The missiles destroyed the houses and killed more than a dozen people. Zawahiri was not among them, but Pakistani officials soon said the fatalities included several other high-ranking al-Qaida leaders. U.S. and Pakistani officials now say that none of those al-Qaida leaders perished in the strike and that only local villagers were killed.-- Washington Post
There are criminals who have no respect for human life, who will gladly kill innocent bystanders if it allows them to "take out" their rival. Sadly, the only difference between the 19 year old criminal in Hayward and the 60 year old criminal in Washington D.C. is that the 60 year old criminal has missiles rather than a pistol and thus kills far more innocent bystanders while trying to take out his rivals. Well, that and the fact that the 19 year old criminal is now in jail, while the 60 year old criminal is going to die a free man having never seen the insides of a jail cell because of the 29% of Americans who have no problem at all with gangsta thug violence as long as it's directed against brown people.
-- Badtux the Criminal-observing Penguin