New Details Emerge on Downtown Sacramento Massacre that Killed Six
Police now think instead of a drive-by shooting, it was a gang-related gun battle on a crowded street.
We have been following the reports on the shootings in downtown Sacramento last weekend, which left six people dead and injured a dozen more.
Initial reports seemed to suggest a drive-by style shooting spree. However, newly discovered videos and additional details have been uncovered that reveal the fight started in the crowd among two groups of people.
But it’s clear now that the shooting was the result of a conflict among groups of people that turned into a gun battle on a crowded street filled with patrons leaving as bars closed.
Initially, police said the crime involved a man firing from a car as it drove up 10th Street just as patrons were leaving downtown nightclubs around 2 a.m.
But according to Officer Chad Lewis, detectives are “able to confidently say” — based on a preliminary examination of the evidence — that at least five people pulled out weapons and began firing them that night, with gunfire hitting innocent victims.
Police are expected to share more information about the crime in the coming days, as they continue to sift through evidence from a complex investigation. It is one that includes interviews with dozens of witnesses, more than 200 videos and social media posts, ballistics from the more than 100 shell casings that littered the sidewalk, and video from police cameras.
I noted in a follow-up report that, Daviyonne Dawson, 31, was arrested after being spotted carrying a gun in the aftermath of the shooting. He has now been released after posting at least some of a $500,000 bond.
Daviyonne Dawson, 31, was released from the Sacramento County Jail on Wednesday, two days after being arrested in connection with the shooting.
He was booked on one count of unlawful possession of a weapon but on Wednesday, he was released.
It’s unclear if he paid all of the $500,000 bond or just a portion of it.
The other two men arrested are brothers Smiley and Dandrae Martin, aged 27 and 26 respectively.
They remain in custody on gun possession charges.
Police do not believe that Dawson fired his weapon during the brawl but that he was in the same place at the same time and was armed.
As the investigation continues, Sacramento police assert gang violence as at the heart of the incident.
In a statement, police said it was “increasingly clear that gang violence is at the center of this tragedy.” Police have not named the gangs they believe were involved or given a motive for the hail of gunfire.
Meanwhile, Democratic state legislatures are using Sacramento’s tragedy as an excuse to add even more rules to California’s already restrictive gun requirements.
Even before Sunday’s shooting, Democratic legislators planned to do more. One new bill, introduced by state Senator Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, would give citizens the “private right of action” to sue gun manufacturers and suppliers. The bill, SB 1327, is modeled after an anti-abortion law enacted in Texas.
State Sen. David Min, D-Irvine, introduced Senate Bill 915, which would prohibit the sale of firearms or ammunition on state property, effectively ending gun shows on 73 state-owned fairgrounds. Previous efforts on a blanket-ban on gun shows at fairgrounds have failed.
“These are all practical actions we can take today to stop gun violence,” Hertzberg said Sunday.
I sense that Sacramento’s incident won’t be the last mass casualty incident related to gangs that we see in this state. Over/under as to when the next one is?
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The minute I saw it was two black dudes in custody I knew this was a gang hit.
And aren’t you tired of the Left punishing law abiding people based on the actions of the thugs and criminals they defend?
The minute you saw it complied with your racial prejudices you drew conclusions.
The video footage of it starting looks more like a coming together of people that don’t like each other, resulting in fisticuffs that escalated. Not what I’d interpret as a “gang hit”.
About 3% of US population account for almost 60% of murders and about 50% of all violent crime. Black males 13 – 39 are the problem. And that’s not “racism” it’s a simple fact.
If you want to address “a problem” you can start by addressing what passes for “black culture.” It’s nothing more than tribalism. And it’s the reason that Jesse Jackson said that he was relieved when he heard footsteps behind him and saw that it was not black kids coming up behind him.
Our country doesn’t really have a “race problem”. It has a problem race!
No, it does not have a “problem race”. Most blacks are not criminals; but most criminals are black. An unknown young man, seen in a context that gives no information about him beyond age, sex, and race, is far more likely to be a criminal if he is black than if he is not. But even if he’s black he’s still more likely not to be a criminal.
The ghetto gangster culture is the problem. It is largely blacks who leach off society on welfare.
So, at the end of your comment you basically admit it was a gang hit. Instead of coming in here typing your nonsense you could have just said you agreed. Instead, you want to act like some false ally of black people. You ain’t doing blacks any favors by lying to them and yourself.
I disagree with Diapers’ accusation of racism, but the remark about it not being a gang “hit” has some validity if it did start out as a fight which escalated as he described (I haven’t watched the video, so don’t know if that description is accurate).
Change your name to a child in big boy pants
Look, 13% of the population has 7 fold the crime rate of everyone else. Rather black or any other shade, it is foolish and dangerous to ignore this. The solution is for blacks to stop their outragiously high crime rate. I am tired of black bullshit, backlash is rapidly building.
It’s foolish to ignore it, but it’s equally foolish to blame “blacks” in general for it, or to impute to all blacks what is true for only a minority of them. If you’re in a vulnerable place with a young man who is black, and about whom you know nothing else, you’re at significantly more risk than you would be if he were white, but you’re still probably safe. Seeing that he’s black should make you more careful than you would be if he were white, but you still have to assume he’s most likely not going to attack you. If you assume he’s going to attack you, you’ll be tempted to get your defense in first, and that would make you the criminal.
To assume that any black male between 17 and 40 is most likely not going to attack me would only cause me to put my guard down. That’s not going to happen.
To put my guard down makes me most likely a victim of black on white violence.
I have a higher chance of being assaulted in the presence of 100 black males than I do in the presence of 100 Whites or Asians.
Today, it is more evident that black women are getting more vicious. White Karens are dangerous, but I rarely see a white Karen drag a man to death down the street after stealing his car.
A randomly selected black male between 17 and 40 is most likely not going to attack you. That is a fact, and pretending it isn’t true is both bigoted and dangerous.
Yes, you have a higher chance of being assaulted in the presence of 100 randomly selected black males than you do in the presence of 100 randomly selected Whites or Asians, but in both cases you are more likely not to be assaulted.
And note well that phrase “randomly selected”. In most circumstances the people we encounter are not randomly selected, in which case the general statistic does not apply at all. For instance the black people you meet at work are no more likely than the white people you meet at work to be violent criminals. The fact that you met them at work is a more significant negative predictor of criminality than their race is a positive one. Racism in practical terms mostly consists of ignoring that, and treating people about whom you have better information than race as if you didn’t.
You’re misunderstanding the point. being made. You’re correct, absolute risk is low. But the relative risk is high.
For example, the rona risk of death is overall, quite low. Even for the elderly and those with co-morbidities. But the relative risk comparison between the elderly, versus the young and healthy, shows some stark differences.
Similarly, although violence overall, from any group or person, is absolutely rare, in relative terms, young black males are much more dangerous compared to other groups.
Nobody is blaming the elderly for their high risk of dying from rona, and nobody is blaming all blacks for the extreme misbehavior of a minority of them. What people are acknowledging is that there is a differential risk.
If anything, nonviolent young black men should be the most angry at the violent young black men – their backwards cultural behaviors end up unfairly reflecting on them.
No, jhkrischel, I think I have understood the point being made perfectly — and it’s wrong. JohnSmith100 and 3525tex are not talking about relative risk but about absolute risk. When you say that blacks are a “problem race”, that means that generally speaking blacks are a problem.
Leftists object to all generalizations. To them, if something isn’t true of absolutely every member of a class (and that is almost never the case) then it’s wrong to say it, even if it is true of most of the class, or even almost all; one exception disproves the rule.
But that’s nonsense. Everyone understands that anything you say about a large class is bound to have exceptions. The law understands that, which is why it does not allow suits for group libel if the group is bigger than about 25; if you say “all blacks are criminals” or “all Jews are crooks” no black or Jewish individual can sue you, because you can say “I didn’t mean you; obviously there are exceptions and you’re one of them”.
But that doesn’t make either statement correct. In both cases, even as a generalization it’s incorrect. You’re slandering, not any individual, but the class as a whole; that’s not something the law provides a remedy for, but it’s still not right. Generalizations are legitimate only when they are generally true. Many are, but these two are not.
It is a culture created and supported by welfare and embraced by blacks. The cure is to end welfare for those who are physically and mentally able to work and this must include mothers with children.
My apolitical wife said “Oh boy. I can hardly wait to be the first in our city to be caught between out of control ethnic minority groups”.
That is a bunch of sad truth about Brandons USA….where law-abiders are being punished.
We all know who isn’t going to like the upcoming spanking.
The reality is: a portion of our population must be incarcerated – again – regardless of their race.
Paging Fox Butterfield.
It’s insane to think closing down gun shows is going to reduce crimes committed with guns. The progressive fascists want to eliminate personal firearms so the people will be unable to resist their fascist utopia.
Of course it’s insane to think that, but that doesn’t mean they don’t. You’re assuming they’re sane. On this topic many of them aren’t.
Smiley Martin is a Crip–which leads me to believe that some of the participants must have been Bloods or affiliated with the Bloods. Takes two gangs to tangle.
It could have been the The Eastside C++ Programmer Boys gang. Or that other street terror, the Fifteenth Street Geeks. Or that new group Kenji Brown Jackson loves: The Downtown Fat Pedos.
Stop always assuming its’ just Crips and Bloods – just because it always is. But considering Dumb (Sotomayor) and now Dumber (Jackson) are on the Supreme Court, the Downtown Fat Pedos might surpass all of them.
Watch out for the Pythons. Don’t take any of their Bool.
There’s a simple solution. California should make all guns illegal.
Voila! Problem solved.
American inner cities do not have a gun control problem. America has a black on black violence control problem.
Or a black on white violence control problem.
Or a black on Asian violence control problem.
There is a theme in there somewhere. Unspoken is the fact that Dem pols pull all the strings.
We had some hope in BLM, but now they’re just a real estate investment group:
So much for white privilege. I have never had such white privilege that I could buy millions of dollars in real estate. I never had such white privilege where I could co-found a charity and embezzle that much money, only to have my supporters force my detractors to shut up about it.
I guess I need to stop bashing BLM, and instead of “donations” to them, I should “invest” in their REITs.
“Meanwhile, Democratic state legislatures are using Sacramento’s tragedy as an excuse to
add even more rules to California’s already restrictive gun requirementsmake the law abiding even more defenseless.“
‘Practical actions we can take today to stop gun violence’. How about ensuring that the local DA refers firearms violations to the US Attorney? How about asking for help from the DoJ to ensure violators are charged by the Feds in a parallel prosecution?
Of course that would mean placing responsibility onto the perpetrators, seeking conviction and incarceration. All of which are beyond the capacity of d/prog politics, so these clowns will stick with blaming everyone but the criminals.
Black lives matter.
If Black Lives Matter, why, in the name of all that’s holy, do we not have proper police enforcement of reasonable laws for our black citizens? Black people deserve police protection, too.
Many black people agree with you completely.
Sadly some communities have a heavily anti-police culture and glorify criminal activity, and many racists refuse to believe that black people are just as capable of being law abiding peaceful people raising families and pursuing careers as anybody else.
Address those cultural issues and the racist bigotry of low expectations or you’ll never get the proper enforcement of reasonable laws.
What needs to be addressed is that blacks, generally, do not have a “culture.” What they have is tribalism. The Left purposely destroyed the black family structure and what we see now is the result of that.
Until the black “community” rights itself, we will see more of this crap. I’m not holding my breath.
“blacks, generally” are irrelevant to the conversation. Why do so many people keep trying to make this a race issue?
Deal with the community cultures – which are not specific to a single race, and are not indicative of all people of any given race – and stop blaming people because of the colour of their skin.
That’s racism, and I don’t care how many of you vote me down for calling it out.
Re: the racist bigotry of low expectations
Guess which party has that as the premise of its policies.
Ok. Can we then stop the incessant victim hood in our public schools? The extremely harmful messages of CRT/Equity which at root relies upon classification into broad groups of oppressor and oppressed isn’t a solution.
As you state anyone can be a law abiding, productive citizen. If they close to do so. That’s the key point. Individual choices result in individual outcomes that the individual must accept individual responsibility for.
To succeed and enter the middle-class in the US there are some very basic things one needs to do:
1. Graduate HS, and retain the knowledge
2. Get and keep a job, any job
3. Don’t leave that job until a better job is offered
4. Do not have children out of wedlock
5. Get and stay married
Do those and one has a better than 85% chance to enter and stay in the middle-class.
Black people deserve police protection, too.
They do. But after decades of being told that law enforcement is racist. Is biased. Will just as soon kill you than protect you. That they are the enemy. And on and on by the race baiters and the ones profiting most from the racial mistrust they sow do you blame them for not wanting to deal with law enforcement even when it is so obviously in their best interests to do so?
Black Lives only Matter when pandering Democrats need black votes. Then those blacks vote for the pandering Democrats, only to be pushed to the side and ignored until the next election.
Too many blacks traded the scraps from their plantation masters only to accept the scraps from their Democratic Party masters. The current generation of many blacks fail to take ownership of their plight, while waiting and whining for white people to make their lives better.
Black Liars Matter, and thieves, fathers who only plant the seed, rioters, etc.
Yes – if you’re buying multimillion dollar homes.
The fact that the media and all the Twitterati SUDDENLY shut the fuck up and stopped talking about the incident at the same time told you all you needed to know.
Does anyone know of commercially available sonic weapons? Low frequency would be best. I want to surprise Mr Loud Booming Bass next time we are at a traffic light.
Two can play that noise, but mine is focused.
Maybe you should use a magnatron with a capacitor bank, a high energy pulse would be interesting. Take a 1000 watt magnetron, run it for a fraction of a second at 10,000 or a 100,000 watts.
When I operated a mobile ham radio, I would pull up next to a boom car. All I would do is key my mic and identify myself by call sign. A perfectly legal transmission. 5 W, on the 2 m handband. Invariably their systems were installed with poor grounding and other problems and the howling and the screeching that would come out of their stereos was absolutely priceless. I also freely admit I like to keep up next to early Porsche 914 Volkswagen buses with fuel injection systems in them. Precision German engineering indeed.
“the fight started in the crowd among two groups of people”
All of whom were good boys who were trying to turn their lives around, every one of them an aspiring hip-hop artist.
All their mothers have declared: “They’re good boys!”
Not to mention the “awnts “ that raised them.
Diversity was a probable motive a la Mandela’s Xhosa vs Zulu, Hutu vs Tutsi, Kenyan elite vs deplorables, Deep State vs Americans, feminists/Democrats vs babies, etc.
It’s amazing that black slave traders from 200 years ago could remove members of their opposing tribes and ship them around the world, only to have their ancestors still maintain the tribal instinct to eradicate the members of their opposing tribes.
But perhaps my white privilege prevents me from seeing the same thing vis a vis Italians and Irish gangs doing the same thing.
They didn’t learn it from Africa. They learned it from their owners. American black urban culture is mostly devolved from Southern white culture, which evolved from the Scots-Irish borderland culture of the white people who settled the South and ended up owning slaves. It’s an honor culture, which inherently means a higher crime rate. Combine that with the family-destroying policies of the Great Society, and the fortunes made in the drug trade, and the music celebrating gangs, and you get what we see today.
Not learned from slave owners who were wealthy and had left behind the cultural markers that prevented success. It was learned from poor southern whites; hillbilly, Red neck culture. The speech patterns, fighting over ‘honor’, no emphasis on educational attainment, a fatalistic mindset likely a Calvinist influence, external blame for the upper and middle class WASP/System/people for being ‘out to get or holding back’; which did have some validity.
All that came from the lower class white southern culture. The wealthy, educated southern elite looked down equally upon poor blacks and poor whites. Post civil war/reconstruction era poor whites and poor blacks were kept far from any political power. These poor people worked and lived side by side in equal squalor, exploitation and oppression.
See Thomas Sowell, who has written extensively on this topic.
So well likens the present black ghetto culture to the classic white red neck culture. Plenty on the Left heap tons of derision on that and widen the definition to encompass the great unwashed. The majority of Muslims are not terrorists but the majority of terrorists are Muslim. Exchange for blacks and crime… Outcome? Nothing is done to root out the cause. Look at the Smithsonian’s African American Museum rationalizing the failings of the present black sub-culture by attacking “whiteness”. Looking at “whiteness” …..virtually every quality that has be successful through the ages is found in it…regardless of race. Justifying failure is the present course.
Gee, the more California tries to restrict gun ownership, the more it experiences violence involving firearms.
Yes. Expressing surprise at this is what has made Fox Butterfield’s name a byword.
At around the same time as this shooting there was a similar “false flag” event here in Washington state. The occupants of two vehicles traveling on I-5 started shooting at each other in what was termed (by the media) a “road rage incident.”
I called BS immediately and reckoned it was a gang shoot-out on wheels. Dang, if that wasn’t admitted a few days later.
Why go through this dance to misrepresent gang activity? To impugn law-abiding gun owners with the idea that these shootings were perpetrated by otherwise peaceful people who happened to be armed and lost their cools. This keeps the gun-control pump primed.