Kevin Nishita, a retired police officer who worked as a security guard for a California news group, was shot in Oakland on Wednesday — the day before Thanksgiving.
He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was battling his injuries on Saturday, according to NBC.
Oakland has had a violent year. “This unfortunate loss marks the 126th life of the City of Oakland lost to violence,” the city police department said in a statement.
Nishita retired from law enforcement in 2018. His former departments, including the San Jose Police Department, identified Nishista as the murdered security guard.
With heavy hearts and sadness, we share the news of the passing of former Officer Kevin Nishita #3740.
Kevin has served the San José community with pride from 2001-2012. He is a crime fighter, even in retirement.
– San José Police Media Relations (@SJPD_PIO) November 27, 2021
Kevin Nishita has made a difference in the lives of so many people – as a cop, as a security guard, as a family man and as a friend. https://t.co/ehWXJ9e0X9
– KPIX 5 (@KPIXtv) November 28, 2021
Alameda Sheriff’s Department escorted Nishita’s body from the hospital with full honors of law enforcement.
We mourn the loss of retired police officer Kevin Nishita who honorably served our Bay Area Community. He was guarding/watching for a local news group when he was senselessly murdered. Today, we escorted his body from the hospital with full law enforcement honors. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/ZbKRn7J732
– Alameda County Sheriff (@ACSOSheriffs) November 27, 2021
Nishita was at the site with a reporter, covering a recent break-in. He lost his life in one attempt armed robbery when someone tries to steal a video camera from the KRON TV news group. The robbery went wrong, and the thief opened fire.
Nishita is survived by his wife, two children, and three grandchildren, as reported by Exciting news now.
Detectives are investigating the shooting as a homicide.
In the 1995 message “Gospel of Life,” Pope John Paul II warns that we risk succumbing to a “culture of death”. When a man who has devoted his life to defending the rights of others is shot down by video cameras, the chaos that has become California deepens further and further into this cultural abyss.
While Pope John Paul II targeted abortion in the “Gospel of Life,” the document emphasizes the fact that all life is sacred, in the womb or outside of it. Kevin Nishita’s life is very sacred. A camcorder does not.
The gunman who killed Nishita was either blind to these facts or didn’t care. In the second case, which one might assume is the case, nihilism – belief in nothingness – victory reigns, or so it seems.
Based on Center Square, homicides in California increased by a record 30% from 2019 to 2020.
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Proposition 47, passed in 2014 and supported by the Democratic Party and the American Civil Liberties Union, is designed to reduce some nonviolent felonies to misdemeanors, so police and public Prosecutors can focus on violent crimes, according to Fox News.
Since Proposition 47 was passed, crime has transformed steal Fox reported. There has been an increase in theft statewide.
Violent crimes such as murder are on the rise, theft increased, and the chaos is growing.
This is the face of the culture of death.
How bad will it be for the Democratic leaders in California do something about it?
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