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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS: UCSB Students Shocked, Outraged Over Massacre

UCSBShootinISLA VISTA – Austin Yack reports:  The text from UC Santa Barbara sophomore Joselin Hernandez was gut-wrenching: “My friend is dead.”

It came after six people were shot and killed and many others injured Friday night in the UC Santa Barbara college town of Isla Vista, where a 22-year-old man went on a drive-by shooting spree before ending his rampage with a fatal gunshot wound to the head, authorities say.

“As a student, this outrages me because IV is a place that many call home,” Hernandez told The College Fix about the roughly half-square mile coastal college town. “For someone to barge in, not only to intentionally kill but harm those that were simply trying to enjoy their night, is appalling.”

“This man, whoever he was, does not deserve to be talked about,” Hernandez added. “He’s a mass murderer and that’s all I have to say about him.”

Hernandez is one of the many UC Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara City College students who are shocked and angry in the wake of shooting massacre in their community. Read the rest of this entry »

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[VIDEO] RAW FOOTAGE: Santa Barbra Riot

From http://www.loudlabs.com – ISLA VISTA – A UC Santa Barbara police officer was seriously injured and at least five Santa Barbara sheriff’s deputies were hurt after a campus-wide spring break party known as Deltopia turned ugly Saturday night in Isla Vista.

The UC officer sustained a “significant” head injury when a partier hit him with a backpack stuffed with bottles of alcohol at around 9 p.m. Saturday, near the 6700 block of Del Playa Drive, according to the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department (SBSD). During the ensuing arrest, some in the crowd of about 15,000 began throwing bottles, rocks and bricks at law enforcement personnel, the department said.

After authorities declared an unlawful assembly, “the situation escalated into a major disturbance,” said the SBSD. It said people ripped up stop signs, lit several small fires and damaged property, including several law enforcement vehicles.

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