WTF? Itzcoatl Ocampo Gets Pass from Media "Ignoring" White Killings

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The media have totally ignored what Itzcoatl "Izzy" Ocampo is accused of doing--fatally stabbing four white men; forget the Latina mom and her son for the purposes of this twisted logic--instead spinning Orange County's latest serial killer as "a good kid," "patriotic," "a war hero," a recipient of "metals" (sic), "a good role model" and "a ladies man." So charges a "white cvil rights movement" that has posted a provocative video to make its case.

White Igniters News, whose motto "You view/you decide!" sure reminds me of someone else's, posted the following video with, at last count, a whopping 1,191 You Tube views since Jan. 16.



In case you threw up before the end, the video concludes with a slow scan of the Ocampo mugshot from our opener page set against chilling keyboard music and the script, "They paint him as a person with 'emotional problems.' . . . Never mind the 4 white men murdered. . . . Racist murderer of white men. . . . Not newsworthy."

Now, maybe I dreaming, but I seem to recall the murder of four homeless men being pretty goddamn big news in Orange County. Ocampo's capture, past red flags and the possible death-penalty case mounting against the Yorba Lindan (the investigation is ongoing) have not only generated a ton of local headlines, but national and international ones as well.

A quick scan of just the Weekly archives, which also include posts dedicated to allegations Ocampo slayed Raquel and Juan Estrada in October, shows 13-related entries since the killing of homeless, white men began Dec. 20. When have we written 13 times about anything that does not involve boobs, pot or pot-filled boobs?


True, besides the information fed to the media by law enforcement, there have been reports based as interactions with the Ocampo family that have attempted to understand the 22-year-old. But there is a great deal of interest in these killings and what kind of sick fuck could have possibly committed them. Humanizing Ocampo shows serial killers--if that's what the troubled young man even is; remember, innocent until proven guilty--can be as seemingly good, patriotic, heroic, decorated, influential and worthy of a past prom date as the recruit living next door.

The latest news about Ocampo comes from his lawyer, who reports his client is hearing voices in his head and suffering from facial tics that have been so severe, the accused wounded himself by knocking his noggin against a toilet in his jail cell. I suppose passing that along could be perceived in some uninformed corners as media-created sympathy toward a killer of whitey. To me, it reads like a lawyer's attempt to further his looming insanity defense, but what the hell do I know?

By the way, Ocampo is due in court Friday for a pre-trial hearing. Too bad there won't be any media there to assess whether he still has toilet wounds on his head. They'll, of course, be too busy shining his metals and medals.

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MAM2CENTS
MAM2CENTS

If you think this former soldier is  "in his right mind", just look at the eyes ... vacant of emotion..  Insanity and PTSD are totally separate issues.  One can be congenital and the other acquired. This former soldier has been severly affected by his tour of duty and loss of his best friend, but there was undoubtedly some underlying personality disorder (or tradition in his background) that was triggered by the series of events before, during and after his service.  The human psyche  is extraordinarily complex. Being homeless does not denote a throw-away individual.  Many thousands have found themselves in this situation in the past six years.  The lives he destroyed and this kid are sadly lost to humanity ...

Bigbill
Bigbill

Itzcoatl is the famous butchering pagan Aztec king. Who exterminated thousands to build his pagan Aztec empire 600 years ago.

As a new leader of the Aztec hordes, named by his Aztec parents after the butchering king of Mejica, Itzcoatl Campos is a loyal son of Mejica, slaughtering the enemy Anglo and reconquering their land.

He is not insane. He is Mexican, and following in the great Mexican tradition of bloodletting and conquest. Cutting the hearts out of his victims is just ritual religious practice

Christen Allen Iman
Christen Allen Iman

I would have to disagree with Kaylal's comment, that; "This Blogs really pointless. Like honestly no one who is sane would commit these kind of crimes. Obviously he's not sane. Ignorant people these days."My humble opinion is: Itzcoatl Campo may have committed some very grusome murders, that, on the surface, many people might believe demostrated a person who is undoutedly insane. But the simple truth is, Ocampo was quite cognizant of his surroundings, of reality at the time of his murders. He also planned his crimes in advance (premeditation) as well as stalked his prey (victim-selectiveness). He took measures to insure his not being identified (use of logic and prior knowledge of forensic identification methods). He also has not been determined to have any kind of organic brain disease that would account for his aberrant/criminal behavior. And so he does not meet the criterion of being insane.                                                      Those who are considered legally insane do not realize the physical nature and quality of their acts, or knowldege that their acts are wrong (legally wrong, not morally wrong) et cetera..

949girl
949girl

I want to hear from the guy who was charged with killing his mom and brother before Ocampo was charged!!

Bigdog
Bigdog

What about the white people who were leading terrorist around town during 9-11, and trying to get them to blow up more people? That only hit the air once....

kaylal
kaylal

This Blogs really pointless. Like honestly no one who is sane would commit these kind of crimes. Obviously he's not sane. Ignorant people these days.

mitch young
mitch young

" forget the Latina mom and her son"

Yeah, well, Hitler killed a few Germans too.

909Jeff
909Jeff

How do you pronounce his first name again?

Matthew T. Coker
Matthew T. Coker

Sympathy for another Latino fellow? I'm telling White Igniters News on you!

mitch young
mitch young

Ig'nant of the proper use of the apostrophe.

949girl
949girl

 I have sympathy for anyone wrongfully accused of murder!  Imagine the poor guy can't grieve for his family being murdered, instead he's charged with Special Circumstances Murder.  I'm just wondering what kind of apology, if any, he received.

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