Sunday, March 3, 2013

What Really Happened to Monica Quan and Keith Lawrence? Was an Innocent Man Barbecued at Big Bear?

credit: KADN Fox 15
Ruth Hull
Activist Post

Usually when someone is executed, there is an arrest, an arraignment, a Grand Jury indictment or preliminary hearing information, a second arraignment, jury selection, a trial, a conviction, a sentencing hearing, appeals and a last meal. Law enforcement in California has found a new approach to criminal justice. It is the barbecue-them-in-the-cabin technique.

In California’s new criminal justice program, a lot of money is theoretically saved by not having to worry about investigations paperwork, discovery, hearings, the cost of a jury, judicial salaries, clerks’ salaries, reporters’ salaries, executioner’s salaries and so forth. Given that nobody has been executed in CA in years, the barbecue technique is the most certain and fastest way to the particular goal of terminating a California resident with prejudice – in theory. So now, we can forget about irrelevant details like the Constitutions of the United States and the State of California, the California Penal Code, and the beyond-a-reasonable-doubt standard.

At this point, it probably doesn’t make any sense to ask who really killed Monica Quan and Keith Lawrence. After all, with the execution over and done with, why should anyone care what happened to these individuals? It’s not my problem or yours. The media is busy making money off the uncorroborated and unsupported official story. But if you are crazy like me and still think that that two-and-a-quarter-century-old document called the Constitution matters, you might be interested in finding out what really happened to these two lovebirds.

Under the official story, at 9:10 P.M on February 3, 2013 a couple, walking through the upper floor (roof level) of the parking garage at 2100 Scholarship, Irvine CA, spotted a man and woman slumped over inside a car that reportedly belonged to Keith Lawrence.

None of the reports mention any bullet holes in the vehicle, just the slumped over bodies. The car was parked in a “guest” parking space 269 or 271, according to an informant. (see photograph).

(parking space close-up)
This is a security garage. To get in through either the car gates or the pedestrian entrance, a remote control or a code is required. This means, in all likelihood, someone let the assailant into the garage. This writer got in, but this writer is not a big Black guy in a million dollar area of one of the most racist counties in America. While there may not have been much in the way of cameras, there were lights including one right where Keith parked.

(walk-through security gate)

( drive-through security gate)

Keith was a Fullerton Police Officer. Police officers continue to carry their guns with them when they are off duty. Monica had grown up in a police family and would have been trained from childhood to be on alert too. Unless invited, Chris would have been out of place in that garage and Keith likely would have gone for his gun, instinctively – unless he trusted Chris Dorner. Unless Chris were a friend, he would not have known which parking space Keith would take, a necessary bit of information for hiding out and lying in wait. It is unlikely that Chris could have shot both Keith and Monica without one of the two getting off a counter-shot. So you have an assailant who is let into the parking structure and allowed to approach the car of his armed victims prior to their deaths. If Chris Dorner were on some kind of vendetta against Monica’s father, is it likely she and her fianc√© Keith would have allowed him into the parking garage and close to the vehicle­­­?

Another interesting fact is that no shots were heard by any of the tenants. Unless Arlen Specter wants to return from the dead and present another miracle bullet theory, there would have been at least two shots. The coroner’s report stated there were multiple gunshot wounds. (Source)

That’s a lot of noise to miss in a high volume residential area. If there was any shattered glass from exit wounds, that would have made noise too. Regarding exit wounds, there is no mention in any of the articles of the reporting couple seeing any bullet holes in or damage to the windows. So if any windows were broken, it was likely after the police arrived. The car actually looks in pretty good shape for a vehicle in which numerous shots were reportedly fired. See the image of the small car in this video. Also look at the laughs and happy smile on the face of Head Coach Jenny Hansen (Concordia University, women’s basketball) as she joyfully speaks about her friend Monica, who had just been shot to death. (Shades of Sandy Hook.)

As there were no shots heard, did the murders even take place in the garage? It is a large condominium complex with a great many people, most of whom have a handy pair of things called “ears.” Also, some of the residents have dogs and dogs often react to noises like firecrackers and guns shots, thereby bringing these matters to the attention of their owners. The lack of noise and lack of any evidence of gunfire in the parking garage would make sense if Monica and Keith had been killed elsewhere and then driven back to the parking garage with the killer using the remote to drive the couple up to the top floor? Did Keith have any enemies he might have met with elsewhere?

Adding to the oddities is that nobody at the condo seemed to have known the couple but had only heard about them after the shooting. It was reported that they had rented a one-bedroom apartment and this was why one of their cars had to be parked in the guest parking on the roof. This also explains why the Orange County Assessor and Recorder have no property records for either Monica Quan or Keith Lawrence in Orange County.

As eager as the police seemed to be to convict Chris Dorner in the press without a trial, why would they not have released a video of Chris Dorner walking or driving away from the condo parking garage or of going to the parking garage earlier. (If he had returned the bodies in Keith’s car to the garage, he would have likely left by foot.) Whoever planned this out, may have noticed that there were no visible cameras in the parking garage at 2100. However, anyone entering or leaving would be seen from the video camera across the street at the 3000 building. According to Chris, a member of the plain clothes security detail across the street, the police confiscated the video. (Shades of 9/11/2001)

(car leaving 2100 and visible to camera across street)

(camera across the street)

Now, who would have known about the camera situation inside the 2100 garage? Who would Monica and Keith have trusted enough to meet or to allow close to their car? Chris Dorner didn’t live in the area.

According to various published accounts, down the street from the parking garage lived Captain Phil Tingirides with his wife Emada (a Sergeant on the LAPD) and six children. He worked with Monica’s father and also happened to be the chairman of the three-man committee that stripped Dorner of his badge for reporting another officer for misconduct. Dorner would have turned over to Tingirides the badge that was found in a dumpster either near the San Diego airport (near Harbor Island) (source) or in National City (source) or both. Though Captain Tingirides had a long-term marriage and six kids and (according to most media covering his connection) lived on that same street in that million dollar residential area, the records of the Orange County Assessor and Recorder show that he owns no property in Orange County. (Source)

Here is what the public is expected to believe. In a million dollar neighborhood in a racist area of the country, a large Black man breaks into a secured garage and is allowed by a police officer (who theoretically knows he’s hostile) to walk up to the officer’s car under a bright light and shoot the officer and his girlfriend (also from a police background) while nobody hears any shots and then departs, going both in and out of the garage in front of a video camera. Of course, the police (who want us to believe this) have failed to release the video footage that would show they were right about it being Chris Dorner who did all this.

When you add this improbable scenario to the unlikely ending at Big Bear (see Chris Dorner: Crazed Killer, Innocent Hero or Neither?), this begins to look less and less like real life and more and more like a poorly written movie plot.

Could the following preview have any relevance?

Ruth Hull is an activist and writer whose career has included work as a criminal defense attorney, a licensed private investigator, and an educator.


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ShootyMcBang said...

Excellent article. It appears that most if not all public broadcasts are scripted and done so cheesily. Very, very surreal. It reminds me of the movie Fahrenheit 451. How foretelling that movie was.

Anonymous said...

This artical is sensationslized more then anything out. A million dollar area doest have apartments like that. And if you wanna argue that most small houses in any L.A. Area cost about a million dollars. Calling that area racist makes you a racist. And just because you are a daughter of a law inforcement officer doesnt mean youre trained like one. And most children I knew growing up thst had cops as parents were never taught about guns or anything and were more likely not close with that parent.
I have lived in many neighborhoods in L.A. And complexes like those are pretty quiet and rarely heard outside noise and like most people invthis area dont pay attention and stay inside and dont get involved. Your story has as many holes in it as any other.

Anonymous said...

Lets see if youll actually approve it

Anonymous said...

Ah yes...@the first two "anonymous" "replies".
Looks like you "obama cyber warriors" are out in full force today!

A. Love said...

no not an Obama warrior actually have many of the same beliefs as you less government more self policing but being far left is just as bad as far right. you just did what "they" did try to over sell the story with inflating the issue the other way. you both deserve each other. and if a you were a criminal defense attorney now I know why you are anymore.

ruthhull said...

This is Orange County - not L.A. I live here. I have personally witnessed too many instances of extreme racism by police officers in this county. I always find racism stunning. It is hard to believe it exists in the 21st Century but it is in full force in OC. There was an incident where an African American child was being physically abused by law enforcement. As I asked the boy if he was OK, a crowd of about 200 or more people yelled at me, "Go back to the sixties." Eventually, I called 911 to get the paramedics to assist the boy and protect him from the officers. Certain areas of OC, including parts of Irvine, are very expensive.

Gary orGibby said...

It's all about as real as "The Truman Show."

Anonymous said...

I appreciate your passion for the constitution; however you assumptions about Christopher Dorner are not factual and they are without merit.
I was Keith Lawrence’s partner, he did not work for Fullerton Police Officer; Keith worked for USC Department of Public Safety. You reference Christopher Dorner as a large black man implying the alleged racist community would have noticed him or stopped him from murdering Keith and Monica.
You forgot to mention that Keith was also a black man, and he lived in this apartment complex; this fact seems to defeat your premise that the members of Anaheim are inherently racist.
Your other assumption is that Keith would have been alerted to Chris Dornan, large black man if he approached him; this is one correct assumption. In fact, Chris Dorner knew Keith and Monica. Dorner knew Monica through her father and Dorner most likely knew Keith from working at USC.
Dorner worked at LAPD South West Police Station which is very close to USC; in fact Dorner had been in our station several times. Dorner was a previous member of a police league football team who played against the team USC Officers played on.
The one thing you are not addressing is Chris Dorner was well-trained in combatives; he held a military a command position in the Navy and was a member of the Los Angeles Police Department. Dorners training in the military included intelligence gathering and combative mission training; Dorner also left a manifesto of his intentions. Dorner also wounded and killed other police officers attempting to evade capture.
As I said in my opening statement, I appreciate your passion for the constitution, which includes the First Amendment and the freedom of speech. However, freedoms have responsibilities and your post is very irresponsible without merit and are a dis service to the men and women who lost their lives to this deranged person.

Anonymous said...

Preach! Thank you for this!

William Brown said...

Another MAJOR flaw in this article: Did it ever occur to the author that the killer might have used a silencer? An ordinary potato works just fine, as does a 2-liter bottle with some water in it. The fact that nobody heard any gunshots is hardly compelling evidence of a conspiracy. While I think there's a lot to suspect about the Dorner case, poorly-written articles like this will get no one closer to the truth.

BTW, I'm not an Obamabot, I'm a Ron Paul supporter...

Anonymous said...

oh the good ol' race card.

jimvacuum said...

I grew up in orange county and spent time in Irvine I know for a fact even if an African-American lived in a neighborhood people would pay attention to his coming and going. So stating that Lawrence lived in the condo, means nothing unless you are white. I had friends who would visit me in Irvine who were darker than Caucasians who would park in the visitor parking and before they got to my door the Irvine police were there to question them

jimvacuum said...

William Brown have you ever tried the potato as a silencer? you'd more likely blow your pistol up

Plank Remover said...

Also, I know for a fact that the camera across the street does not face the opposite direction but in fact faces the sidewalk coming from the 5000 Building... not 2100 Scholarship.

Anonymous said...

The author Ruth hull lost all credibility by not doing her research on just those involved as previously mentioned by anonymous. Seriously Ruth? Ever heard of a silencer or perhaps think maybe someone trained by the armed forces might know just how to get around low/now security? Come on, your article is pathetic, poorly written and much more of a joke

Anonymous said...

Dorner had suppressed weapons, among other things. Loosen the tinfoil.

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