Was Kim Pham Beat to Death for Accidentally Photobombing Attackers? UPDATE

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ORIGINAL POST, JAN. 19, 6 P.M.: Early Saturday morning, a brutal beating outside the Crosby in downtown Santa Ana left a woman in what news reports only described as "extremely critical condition." This afternoon, family and friends of the 23-year-old woman (who the Weekly isn't identifying at the time, per the request of her loved ones) gathered outside the Crosby to create a memorial on an electric box near where she was left unconscious, leaving flowers and poster boards that implored any witnesses to step forward.

And they bore terrible news: the young woman had passed away from her injuries.


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The memorial
While there, the group vainly looked for a security camera inside nearby businesses or on top of buildings that might've captured the murder. As it stands, Santa Ana police only know that the assailants were three women and two men, all Latinos, and that witnesses recorded and took photos of the assault.

"They need more surveillance down here," said one young man at the scene. He wore a visitor sticker of the hospital where the young woman had been on life support since Saturday. She had been declared brain dead.



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theicefountain
theicefountain

How did she photobomb these women? They are atrocious looking to began with, if anything every photo they take of themselves is a photobomb each time. Poor girl got rained on by a group of ignorant hippos.

michael4q2
michael4q2

Us Asians must all stick together. Seems like everyone picks on Asian people because they think they are weak and won't fight back. It does matter if we are

Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, etc. Our instructor in our managed health care class

told us he had a patient who always had his money taken away because he was

Asian, so what does that tell you?  Asian people are made the scapegoats!!!

jack2010now
jack2010now

this was a gang style attack on a girl much smaller than the attackers. the security guards on site were not only cowards and not willing stop the fight or call 911, but also an accomplice to the crime of murder and hate.  the savage beating on tape shows it was intentional and cowardly.  it was an attack of mexicans on Asian due to hate. the detective Navarro used deceptive tactics to only repeat what the attacker said,and this is not based on fact.  Navarro is a chicana protecting her people and the city does not want the truth due to loss of consumers.  Now we must watch Molfetta tell stories and lies to get a win, and not justice.

charlesn787
charlesn787

I don't see any Vietnamese protesting about this lady death but just wait when a Vietnamese official coming into town, there will be a riot from these  old bags ex-south Vietnam regime losers.

I'm a Vietnamese myself.

charlesn787
charlesn787

The culture of losers that is Amerika.

sk_11980
sk_11980

Hate crime - Mexicans are jealous of Vietnamese because the Vietnamese are smarter, more industrious, and much more succerssful even though they haven't been in the U.S. that long.  Put those Mexicans in jail for life without parole and let them rot there.

NATIVE_602
NATIVE_602

 Wow. The main issue is that this girl suffered in the hands of these violent people.  Blaming an entire population of people  or culture of people, whether "Mexican" or "Latino" is not right.  Deport them? Not all Hispanics/Latinos are here illegally.  How this became a race issue is sad

aj4ever
aj4ever

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aj4ever
aj4ever

Kim was the one the started all

she kept pursuing for the fight to continue

She was no ANGEL

Islandgrl
Islandgrl

I'm glad they caught one of the Mexican girls that did this!  Their race believes they are invisible when in reality most of their race population are in our jail systems are mexicans! They belong in jail to rot or be tortured for the grief and pain they put Kim threw and her family!! If your not going to be productive member of society then go back to mexico!!!

estradakay11
estradakay11

SORRY JOJO BUT WHAT U MUST BE RICE MOTHER FUCKER RIGHT


tri2049663
tri2049663

Fry them, all of them, they don't belong in normal society, so like bad animals put them down.

oher
oher

Note to all-If youre at a nightclub near a group of blacks or latinos, leave! A guy in san francisco at bay to breakers run a few years ago was murdered by a latino in public in daylight

oher
oher

stay out of santa ana

tandyben
tandyben

Schools are raising criminals. The government needs to do a better job of identifying the kids in schools who will be a menace to society. We all know that there are a large number of students who are misfits. However, we should focus on some positive things. http://po.st/HCRyCo

scorpio1
scorpio1

This was posted on FB by one of Kim's friends: "It baffles me to read the comments on some of these articles written about Kim Pham and seeing people bashing on Mexicans/Hispanics. As angry as we are because we're losing Kim, we won't become hateful. We don't need to start a war against Mexicans or Hispanics. It's not about ethnicity or race. We won't fight for Kim this way. Kim was a genuinely sweet, kind and loving person and she would not want to see people spread hatred in her name. So please help us spread the word and remind people to fight this battle with positivity and kindness. Kim is much more than this situation that happened. We all need to remember her as an amazing woman that she truly is. So if you see people writing crazy, hateful stuff...STOP THEM."


You guys that are bashing on each other's race, please stop. Hate and negativity on one another would be the last thing she wanted out of her death. Let's band together to get the word out and get justice for her!!! 

Archiband_Meatpants
Archiband_Meatpants

I really hope they dropped a "pinche chinita" when they were beating her so the Feds can drop hate crime charges on them so they get life.  And given the fact that they are Mexicans there's a 99.9999999999% certainty they did.

spicnspan
spicnspan

so now we have to make sure we don't get in front of the millions of wetback spic welfare scumbags who use their fucking smart phones to photograph their fat re-fried asses ?

sk_11980
sk_11980

@NATIVE_602 Most of them are illegal.  The older ones are practically all illegal.  On top of that lawbreaking, they are mostly all stupid, violent, and only good at minimum wage jobs that nobody would do.  Look at Mexico - a fourth world country at best because they steal, cheat, and kill.

margortega92
margortega92

@jojo  

I am sorry you feel this way jojo, not all minorities are savages, ignorant or violent. By you insulting people it does not solve the crime as a mother and human being I am appalled that no one stood up to help her and that such a beautiful soul is lost due to the hatred and ignorance that society has created.My deepest condolences to the family. We all have to coexist on this planet jojo, and hope you find the truth someday.

margortega92
margortega92

@oher  

Hello Oher, more hate begets more hate and not all minorities are bad! There is bad and good in every race. The world cannot heal if we keep believing in such manner. My deepest condolences to the parents of this beautiful lady that should have never had to suffer at the expense of such destructive human beings. The problem is being created by the lack of love and other negative factors. I hope you find it in your heart to find the truth because only the  truth will set us free. 

Oc714sa
Oc714sa

@spickiller Fuckyou faggot suck a dick stop hating cuz you can't speak spanish


moriscos001
moriscos001

@spickiller wetback, spics are all derogatory name dudes.


Might as well say Chinks and and Kikes too

redbottoms
redbottoms

That comment has nothing to do with Kims death. Stay on subject, which is finding the others who participated and bringing them to justice.

moriscos001
moriscos001

@Art_Comart


Get used to Latinos in California we are already the majority and Latinos will be the future of the Southwest.  Please get used to it. Not the violence but the demographic changes and cultural changes as well.

dynospectrum
dynospectrum

@sk_11980 @NATIVE_602 Im Mexican and even  I agree. A good portion of young Mexicans from the age of 18 to 35 even 40 and to freaking rowdy and violent. It sucks I go out and I end up seeing those people and they make me feel ashamed not for myself but for how they make us look as a whole, ignorant ass people just wont change or learn! idk about them being illegal though, most from the age range I mention I think are legal. At least I am, im 2nd generation American.

sk_11980
sk_11980

@margortega92 Mexicans are not savages but they are close to it.  Life without parole and let them rot in jail.

kian
kian

@spickiller@Archiband_Meatpants 

chill youre acting as if the vietnamese been at the bottom of the barrel throughout mankinds existence. we just been through a few wars ( just like any other countries) most of them we won or at least i should say we reached our goals. youre also wrong on vietnamese not doing anything, if you have a facebook or any social media, youll see theyre spreading this everywhere, they also been able to donate almost up to 10k for her life support at the time. i think viets are more intelligent and organized than to go out and riot, and burn down a building. plus im sure karma is going to get at these 5 pieces of shit soon ;)

spicnspan
spicnspan

@Oc714sa@spickiller Go eat your refried beans and fart up a storm you stinky fucking wetback.  Your dad mows my lawn, asshole.  And your mom scrubs my toilet.  And your sister licks my ass after I take a shit, fuckwad.

hernancortez
hernancortez

@Oc714sa@spickiller  


lol are you fucking stupid? you do know spanish is a european language right? you know why mexicans speaks spanish right? so idk why you acting proud of a language that was forced upon you.

spicnspan
spicnspan

@moriscos001@Art_Comart Yeah, that's true.  All the fat, smelly, refried beaner asswipes have lowered society to the point that the elite will need to exterminate 90% of the population because of your stupidity, poverty, and violence.  Fuck off wetbacks!

oher
oher

@moriscos001 @Art_Comart thats why I moved out of hell hole LA. Tired of being a minority in my country. We'll just keep filling the prisons with your people

spicnspan
spicnspan

@kian No man, I didn't mean the Viets are at the bottom of anything.  I am just saying compare this case to the trayvon case, or that latino gangbanger that got blasted by the animalheim police.  All these ghetto rats complain and bitch and friggin jessie jackson and al not so sharpton have a bitch fest, but Asian's generally don't complain even when they have every right to.    This case is similar to people getting attacked in the "knockout game".  Low IQ animals attacking law abiding citizens has got to stop.

hernancortez
hernancortez

@Oc714sa@spickiller doubt it, because if he did, then why does your dumbass sound like you come from poor,uneducated, and racist family.

Oc714sa
Oc714sa

@spickiller well actually you dumb fuckin gook my dad works for the county making 50 bux an hour go shove an eggroll up your ass faggot and go back to vietnam pussy

Oc714sa
Oc714sa

We'll actually you dumb piece of shit my dad works for the county making 50 bux an hour go shove an egg roll up your ass go the fuck back to Vietnam you for pussy

sssssssss
sssssssss

you guys cant even run your own country

hernancortez
hernancortez

@Oc714saim not i just asked if you were stupid and you just said yeah, thanks for confirming

disgruntled
disgruntled

@Hitman_Corleone Far from the truth Hitman Corleone. Black and Latinos or specifically all colored minorities, Middle Eastern, Arab, Native American,  African ect. get harsher sentences than their white counterparts (most of the time) for the same crimes. However, overall in the United States, whites commit more violent crimes that other races.  Race does matter in cases unfortunately, as our judicial system has repeatedly  proved to be racially biased. You are a suspected white supremacist who is regurgitating the negative stereotypes that continue to be pushed upon us in America. Stop stereotyping entire races. You are whats wrong with America. It is tragic this young lady died and we should be focused on ensuring these types of situations do not happen again. If one is a witness to a  situation like this call the police or attempt to intervene. TRAGIC.

Hitman_Corleone
Hitman_Corleone

mmee, You need to cut back to just 3 hits of LSD a day!! Whites and Asians commit the most crimes in OC? Even the Hispanics are laughing at you for that BS story!! For one thing a little lesson on math! you don't count heads, you take the popoulation of a race in say a county and the population of that race behind bars and calculate the percentage. Nation wide Blacks and Hispanics are number 1 & 2. Not my choice just the facts and people like you lie, facts don't! Now I'm not in approval of all this racial slamming but don't insult our intellegence with BS! Please.

mmee
mmee

I work for OC courts. Let me educate u all...this crime was not of racial hate. It was of bad choices made. There are 2 stories coming forward. Half the ppl there say the victim started the confrontation when she got mad that 1 of the 3 girls bumped into her as she was taking a picture. The other half say the opposite. The guys are not being charged (yet) cause the videos being brought have only shown females involved. Either way it resulted in a beautiful young life lost. Yes, justice needs to come for her. The media has turned this into a racial thing and while u hate on the Latino race...they are not even the biggest ratio of criminals in OC. Most crimes in OC are done by White & Asian races. All races have ignorant people. Lets see people for who they are one on one more often instead of the stereotypes they have become. May Kim's family find peace strength while justice is served & may the 3rd lady be found accountable for her actions.

gustavoworksfortacos
gustavoworksfortacos

@Art_Comart 


no, he meant that we will be watching the bumble bee man on t.v. and other noted mexican cultural contributions such as rioting at dodgers and raiiiiiders game, ese!!  hey it beats listening to mozart or reading chaucer,  que no?

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