Sunday, October 24, 2010


Woman shot repeatedly by her estranged husband

A woman repeatedly shot in downtown Santa Monica by her estranged husband, who was later killed by police, was fighting for her life today.

Police refused to name the woman, but said she was hospitalized in critical condition.

Witnesses said she was shot at least once in the back of the head, and again at close range in the upper body once she was on the ground.

She apparently had just left work at a Verizon Wireless office on Seventh Street near Santa Monica Boulevard when she was shot while sitting in her car about 6:15 p.m. Friday.

The woman managed to get out of the car, but was shot at least one more time.

As few as six shots and as many as dozen were fired, the Santa Monica Mirror reported.

Police soon found the gunman, identified as 33-year-old James Stephen Ramirez, and shot him dead in the 1400 block of Ninth Street after he allegedly shot at them.


  1. Every time I hear stories like this I wish I had the ability to affect change, but the cynic in me says that even if I tried to get laws changed to protect women from their (ex)husbands, the crazies will still win. Really fucking depressing.

  2. Until we teach women of all cultures that other woman are not their enemies but their sisters

    Until we teach women of all cultures that it IS NOT ok nor is it 'God's will/preference' to submit to a man

    Until the women teach their boys not to treat women as possions & woman as enemies

    and until men are taught by example and punishement that they do not own women and have zero rights in telling a woman how to act, think, dress or what to do - live

    Only then will we see progress. The things that will help are
    1)Education for women - letting them know they do have choices other than just being a mommy
    2) Letting woman know they can and should leave an abusive partner
    3) Rule easement if a women is on the run from an abusive partner she should not go to a homeless shelter simply because she choose to leave her abusive partner a couple of weeks ago.
    4) Homeless shelters that actually provide clean, safe and free job education past cashiers and fast food service so that people really can get back up on their feet and living a healthy life again.

    Screw the "laws" there is no money in it for politicians to help those who most need it so they will not help the ones who cannot have a voice.