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Encyclopedia > San Ysidro McDonald's massacre
McDonald's massacre
Location San Diego, California, United States
Target(s) McDonald's
Date Wednesday, July 18, 1984
Attack type mass murder, massacre
Weapon(s) Uzi, Browning HP, shotgun
Deaths 22 (including the perpetrator)
Injured 19
Perpetrator(s) James Oliver Huberty

The McDonald's massacre was an incident of mass murder which resulted in 21 deaths and 15 injuries at a McDonald's restaurant in the San Ysidro section of San Diego, California, on July 18, 1984. The Sydney River McDonalds Murders occurred on May 7, 1992, at the McDonalds restaurant in Sydney River, Nova Scotia, Canada. ... “San Diego” redirects here. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... McDonalds Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is the worlds largest chain of fast-food restaurants, primarily selling hamburgers, chicken, french fries, milkshakes and soft drinks. ... is the 199th day of the year (200th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Mass murder (massacre) is the act of murdering a large number of people, typically at the same time, or over a relatively short period of time. ... Photographs of the My Lai massacre provoked world outrage and made it an international scandal. ... The Uzi is a compact, boxy, light-weight submachine gun. ... Browning High Power Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Browning HP The Browning High-Power (nicknamed the King of Nines) is a semi-automatic 9mm pistol conceived and patented in the United States in 1922 by American John Browning, who eventually took his ideas to Belgium and the arms manufacturer... For other uses, see Shotgun (disambiguation). ... Mass murder (massacre) is the act of murdering a large number of people, typically at the same time, or over a relatively short period of time. ... McDonalds Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is the worlds largest chain of fast-food restaurants, primarily selling hamburgers, chicken, french fries, milkshakes and soft drinks. ... View of U.S.-Mexico barrier (and Tijuana, Baja California beyond it) from San Ysidro, California. ... “San Diego” redirects here. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... is the 199th day of the year (200th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ...


The massacre was carried out by James Oliver Huberty, a 41-year-old former welder from Canton, Ohio. In January 1984, Huberty had moved to San Ysidro with his wife and children, where he worked as a security guard until his dismissal one week prior to the murders. His apartment was located near the site of the shooting spree. A welder is a tradesman who specialises in welding materials together. ... Canton is a city in Stark County, Ohio, United States. ...


On the day before the massacre, Huberty had called a mental health center. The receptionist misspelled his name on intake. Since he had not claimed there was an immediate emergency, his call was not returned. Huberty had eaten at a McDonald's in Clairemont a few hours prior to the massacre. Northern San Diego Neighborhoods Clairemont is a middle-class community in northern San Diego. ...


Before leaving for McDonald's, his wife Etna asked him where he was going. Huberty responded that he was "hunting humans".[1] Earlier that day he had commented to his wife, "Society had its chance."[2] A witness, who spotted Huberty leave his apartment and proceed down San Ysidro Boulevard with two firearms, phoned police, but the dispatcher gave them the wrong address.


Huberty used a 9mm Uzi semi-automatic (the primary weapon fired in the massacre), a Winchester pump-action twelve-gauge shotgun, and a 9mm Browning HP in the restaurant, killing 21 people and wounding 19 others. Huberty's victims were predominantly Mexican and Mexican-American and ranged in age from 8 months to 74 years. The massacre began at 4 p.m. and lasted for 77 minutes. Huberty had spent 257 rounds of ammunition before he was fatally shot by Chuck Foster, a SWAT team sniper perched on the roof of a nearby post office. The Uzi is a compact, boxy, light-weight submachine gun. ... A semi-automatic firearm requires a trigger pull for each round that is fired. ... The Winchester Repeating Arms Company was a prominent American maker of repeating firearms during the late 19th Century and the early 20th Century. ... For other uses, see Shotgun (disambiguation). ... This article lists firearm cartridges which have a bullet in the 9 mm (.354 in) caliber range. ... Browning High Power Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Browning HP The Browning High-Power (nicknamed the King of Nines) is a semi-automatic 9mm pistol conceived and patented in the United States in 1922 by American John Browning, who eventually took his ideas to Belgium and the arms manufacturer... Mexican Americans are citizens of the United States of Mexican ancestry. ... This article is about Special Weapons and Tactics. ... Arkansas Army National Guard soldiers practice sniper marksmanship at their firing range near Baghdad, Iraq in 2005. ...


Although Huberty stated during the massacre that he had killed thousands in Vietnam, he had never actually served in any military branch; this led to speculation that schizophrenia led him to believe he had served in the war.[citation needed]


In 2005, Daniel Múñoz, the publisher of the local newspaper La Prensa San Diego, criticized Jerry Sanders, the Republican mayoral candidate who had been commander of the San Diego SWAT team at the time of the massacre. In the editorial "Former San Diego Police Chief Jerry Sanders Unfit to be Mayor," he states "that the Mexican American community has a lot of unanswered questions" about Sanders' "abilities and leadership."[3] Múñoz's criticisms include that Sanders "was busy drinking with other policemen at a special police event in Mission Bay"[4] and that when the SWAT team received the call, they were unable to find the key to board their armored vehicle. He further criticized Sanders, who was not present at the scene, for rescinding a lieutenant's order to use sniper fire to eliminate Huberty. This usurpation of authority, according to Múñoz, was contrary to department policy. The editorial lays the blame for the extensiveness of the massacre at Sanders' feet, and urges San Diego voters not to elect him due to his incompetence and lack of leadership. Despite Múñoz's criticism, Sanders was elected Mayor of San Diego later that year. The Republican Party was established in 1854 by a coalition of former Whigs, Northern Democrats, and Free Soilers who opposed the expansion of slavery and held a Hamiltonian vision for modernizing the United States. ... This is a list of Mayors of San Diego, California. ...

Contents

Victims

  • Elsa Herlinda Borboa-Firro, 19 (McDonald's employee)
  • Neva Denise Caine, 22 (McDonald's manager)
  • Michelle Deanne Carncross, 18
  • María Elena Colmenero-Silva, 19
  • David Flores Delgado, 11
  • Gloria López González, 23
  • Omar Alonso Hernández, 11
  • Blythe Regan Herrera, 31 (mother of Matao Herrera)
  • Matao Herrera, 11
  • Paulina Aquino López, 21 (McDonald's employee)
  • Margarita Padilla, 18 (McDonald's employee)
  • Claudia Pérez, 9
  • Jose Rubén Lozano Pérez, 19
  • Carlos Reyes, 8 months
  • Jackie Lynn Wright Reyes, 18 (mother of Carlos Reyes)
  • Victor Maxmillian Rivera, 25
  • Arisdelsi Vuelvas Vargas, 31
  • Hugo Luis Velazquez Vasquez, 45
  • Laurence Herman "Gus" Versluis, 62
  • Aida Velazquez Victoria, 69
  • Miguel Victoria-Ulloa, 74 (husband of Aida Victoria)


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Site

On September 26, 1984, McDonald's tore down the restaurant where the massacre occurred and gave the property to the city. They in turn established the Education Center as part of Southwestern Community College. This location was built in 1988 as an expansion of its off-campus locations. In front of the school is a memorial to the massacre victims, consisting of 21 hexagonal granite pillars ranging in height from one to six feet. is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Close-up of granite from Yosemite National Park, valley of the Merced River Quarrying granite for the Mormon Temple, Utah Territory. ...


Lawsuit

In 1986, Etna Huberty, his widow, unsuccessfully sued McDonald's and Babcock and Wilcox, James Huberty's longtime former employer, in an Ohio state court for $7.88 million, claiming that the massacre was triggered by the combined mixture of McDonald's food and work around poisonous metals. She alleged that monosodium glutamate in the food, combined with the high levels of lead and cadmium in Huberty's body, induced delusions and uncontrollable rage. An autopsy did reveal high levels of the metals,[2] most likely built up from fumes inhaled during 14 years of welding. Autopsy results also revealed there were no drugs or alcohol in his system at the time of the killings. The Babcock & Wilcox Company is a world leader in the design, engineering, manufacture, service and construction of power generation and pollution control systems and equipment for utilities and industries. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... Chemical structure of monosodium glutamate Monosodium glutamate, sodium glutamate, flavour enhancer 621, EU food additive code: E621, HS code: 29224220 (IUPAC name 2-aminopentanedioic acid. ... For Pb as an abbreviation, see PB. General Name, Symbol, Number lead, Pb, 82 Chemical series Post-transition metals or poor metals Group, Period, Block 14, 6, p Appearance bluish gray Standard atomic weight 207. ... General Name, Symbol, Number cadmium, Cd, 48 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 12, 5, d Appearance silvery gray metallic Standard atomic weight 112. ...


References in popular culture

The murders are reconstructed in The Sett (1996), a book by Ranulph Fiennes which deals with the subject of revenge killing. Sir Ranulph Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes, 3rd Baronet OBE (born 7 March 1944), usually known simply as Ranulph (Ran) Fiennes, is a British adventurer and holder of several endurance records. ...


Singer Kristin Hersh references Huberty in the Throwing Muses song "Hate My Way," a track from the band's eponymous debut album. Kristin Hersh (born August 7, 1966) is a prolific American singer/songwriter who performs solo acoustic concerts; she also has performed as lead singer and guitarist for alternative rock group Throwing Muses and currently leads the hardcore punk-influenced power trio 50 Foot Wave. ... An early band formation (left to right): Narcizo, Hersh, Donelly, and Langston. ...


The Dead Milkmen reference God speaking to a "Mr. Huberty" in their song "Take Me to the Specialist" This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


References

  1. ^ Gresko, Jessica. "Twenty Years Later, San Ysidro McDonald's Massacre Remembered", North County Times, 2004-07-17. Retrieved on 2006-10-27. 
  2. ^ a b "The Chemistry of Violence", Popular Mechanics, March 1998. Retrieved on 2006-12-04. 
  3. ^ Múñoz, Daniel. "Former San Diego Police Chief Jerry Sanders Unfit to be Mayor", La Prensa San Diego, La Prensa, 2005-08-19. Retrieved on 2007-07-09. 
  4. ^ Múñoz

 
 

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