Mary Cummins, Real Estate Appraiser, Los Angeles, California

Mary Cummins, Real Estate Appraiser, Los Angeles, California
Mary Cummins, Real Estate Appraiser, Los Angeles, California

Friday, August 1, 2014

USC student Xinran Ji murdered near campus by four teens - Photo of defendants, Andrew Garcia, Alberto Ochoa by journalist Mary Cummins, Animal Advocates, real estate appraiser, los angeles, california

UPDATE: 08/20/2014: Today is move-in day for USC undergraduate students. Please, teach them to stay safe. Keep the criminals away from the students.

Telemundo did a report in Spanish about move-in day and all the security upgrades. Criminals, if you commit crime in this area you will be caught. This video is in Spanish. Este video es en Espanol. There are others in English. Hay otros en Ingles.

 Also, it seems the suspected murderers' families are on public assistance. Our government, state, the public are paying to support these people who raise these loser kids.

UPDATE: 08/19/2014: Andrew Garcia has been moved to the Twin Towers in downtown LA as permanent housing. They can accept visitors. For some reason the adult defendants have two different booking numbers. I think they were first booked for the beach robbery then the murder based on the number sequence.

Jonathan DelCarmen has been assigned to Castaic jail. He is in for one hell of a commute come hearing day. They will wake him up at 2:00 a.m. so he can board the bus at 5:00 a.m. so he can get to court at 7:00 a.m. for his 8:30 a.m. hearing which probably won't start until 10:00 a.m. He won't be allowed to eat or drink in transport or in his holding cells. I think they intentionally split up the defendants so they don't talk to each other. I assume juvie defendants are in juvie facilities. Supposedly now the 14 year old girl may have been involved in the murder. Next hearing is their prelim September 12, 2014.

UPDATE: Last Thursday 08/14/14 Mayor Eric Garcetti, LAPD, USC and the Chinese Consulate had a meeting to improve security and students' safety in and around USC. Again my advice is to stay on campus. Don't walk around outside of the campus. It's a horrible area. Poor robbers want to rob students of their phones, laptops, jewelry, money... If you must walk around there, make it obvious you have nothing of value. Don't carry a backpack or purse. Dress way down. Better yet get in a car and drive to a better area if you need to go to the market, run errands. If you live off campus, live in a better area and commute. Drive a shitty car so you don't get car-jacked. I've lived in LA my entire life. If you are in your car at a stop light and people approach you, run the light if you can safely. Carry legal weapons on your person and in your car. Always look around and be aware of your surroundings.

UPDATE: 08/17/14: Andrew Garcia supposedly told his mother and family that he was set up and tricked by the bad people he was with. He said they woke him up after he was asleep to just go to the beach. What mother would allow that? I was raised by my Mexican grandmother. She would have never let me go to the beach at midnight with some losers. His mother then stated that the other kids were bad kids who actually killed Ji. A snitch, a squad member snitch in jail. I'm sure all these kids are turning on each other and ratting each other out. Their FB pages already ratted them out.

What gets me is they beat Xinran Ji until he is bleeding profusely. A sane person would think, "shit, he may die! He needs help!" Had they gotten him help, he might have survived and they'd only be guilty of assault. A sane person would have stopped there and found a way to get him help even anonymously. They would not have continued on to the beach to try to rob someone else. I bet they were laughing and having a great time that night. Notice, they didn't turn themselves in or confess. They were arrested. A sane, caring person would have thought upon hearing the news that he died "I killed someone! I deserve punishment." Someone with an average IQ also would have realized there were security cameras and license plate readers all over that area. If they had turned themselves in when they knew they would be caught, their sentences might not be quite as harsh. I hope they get what they deserve.

Seems Alberto told his friends, ya, he did kill Xinran but he didn't mean to kill him. And that makes it okay? "Shit just happened. Things got real." Nope, beating a man in the head with a baseball bat and stabbing him with a knife and a wrench won't cause someone to die. They need to plead guilty and pray for a lesser sentence. Alberto and his buds were threatening to beat people up, kill people all the time on FB. They talk about robbing and bashing people like it will be a lot of fun.These fools are even posting public photos of themselves with brass knuckles, illegal knives, illegal weapons. They are holding these illegal weapons in their hands with their face.

UPDATE: 08/13/14: From Tommy Trojan News: "Rose Tsai, the attorney representing Xinran Ji’s family, had this to say after the hearing: “I can’t say we’re surprised regarding the plea. We place our confidence in the District Attorney’s office that they will prosecute the defendants successfully and that the justice system will be able to impose the harshest penalty on them."

Such resolute sentiments were also shared by Ji’s fellow Chinese graduate students. Cosmo Ma, a student at the Rossier School of Education, said that “even though this tragedy can be attributed to many things, and even though many sides need to be blamed, such as the USC security department, the naivete, stupidity and cruelty of the killers can never ever be forgiven."

I totally agree, "the naivete, stupidity and cruelty of the killers can never ever be forgiven." This is why I think USC needs to educate the potential criminals about their security cameras, guards, cars, student they won't do this again. These were some incredibly stupid criminals who were raised by horrible parents. True, security cameras won't prevent a crime but the criminal will be caught. The criminal needs to know this. In one article they stated the suspects beat Xinran's head in with a baseball bat then stabbed him with a knife then stabbed him with a wrench! Monsters! Then they went to the beach to rob more people!

I won't be posting any more evidence of these defendants' guilt unless it comes from the LAPD. I will let these people hang themselves. I really have never seen such stupid criminals.

UPDATE: 08/12/14: 150+ supporters were in the courtroom today to support Xinran Ji the victim. All four defendants plead not guilty. Next hearing is September 12, 2014. They are being held in jail with no bail. So glad the community is there for Xinran Ji. This is between the elevators, not in the courtroom. Photos not allowed in court room. At the press conference which followed Xinran Ji's supporters said they will be at every hearing and trial until justice is served. It was very crowded today, a bit of tension from defendants' families.

Parent must have taken down Andrew Garcia's FB page. It is gone. I saved a copy of the entire page from the first day with all photos and comment. I did the same with the other defendants. All of their pages were public.

UPDATE: I just found suspected murderer Andrew Garcia's FB page. He must have blocked his mom from seeing it. His brothers and sisters are his FB friends. They knew he was doing this shit. He is a TOTAL loser! His nickname is "snore." He's part of the "hundred" gang/squad. He talks about doing drugs, throws gang signs, has graffiti markers, praises graffiti, admits to painting the city, talks about killing people, robbing people, hates police, posts #fuckthepig, posts naked photos of women, calls women "bitches" and "hos," calls people by the "N" word, admits cops were after him for some other crime, talks about loving weed, talks about going to crazy parties with tons of alcohol and pot, passing out at parties, getting beaten up, taking lean...It also looks like he may have stolen a nice bicycle and sold it for $50.  His mother Rosalie did a shit ass job raising him. I saved his full page as pdf in case his family wises up and takes it down. Andrew Garcia needs to at least go to prison for life. Here is his photo page. You see him smoking a blunt. Ganja = marijuana.

Andrew Garcia, suspected murderer of Xinran Ji, USC student

Andrew Garcia on left, suspected murderer of Xinran Ji USC student

Andrew Garcia, suspected murderer of Xinran Ji USC student throwing gang hand signs. Oddly enough one of those gang hand signs means a man having sex with another man in American sign language.
Rosalie Garcia's response to my blog post. Her response proves it is gang wear. Raiders moved back to Oakland in 1995 before Andrew was born. Why would he be a fan of a team who isn't even in LA where he lives? Gangs wear Raiders hats to show gang affiliation. The fact that he was not a fan of the Raiders is even more evidence. Oddly enough I looked through all his pics and don't see other logos. Andrew Garcia wanted to flex and show that he's a real gang member. He also flashes gang signs and speaks in gang code. Rosalie is so clueless she doesn't even realize her posts are hurting her son's case. In her own profile she likes photos of marijuana and alcohol.

Notice she is not having fundraisers to get money to hire a lawyer for her son. She has given up. Yesterday she told the LA Times it's all in "god's hands" now. 

Andrew Garcia wearing Raiders gang hat suspected murderer of USC student Xinran Ji. Flex means showing off

Below is Andrew Garcia smoking a blunt.
Below is the innocent victim Xinran Ji

Xiran Ji, Chinese USC student murdered by four teens, Mary Cummins, Animal Advocates, Los Angeles, California

Parents of Xinran Ji, Jinhui Du, Songbo Ji, USC, student, murdered, killed, crying - Mary Cummins, Animal Advocates, real estate, Los Angeles, California
Xinran Ji blood on asphalt sidewalk. That is a lot of blood. Then obviously hit him very hard and must have known they might have killed him. They should have called 911 but didn't.

Four Hispanic teens allegedly murdered a Chinese USC graduate student as he walked to his apartment at night. They killed him with a bat and a wrench by beating him in the head while they robbed him. The defendants — 17-year-old Alberto Ochoa, 16-year-old Alejandra Guerrero (a girl!), 18-year-old Andrew Garcia and 19-year-old Jonathan Del Carmen — will be arraigned Aug. 12 on one count each of murder with a special circumstance of murder during an attempted robbery. They will be charged as adults. Here is booking info for two adults. One seems to have priors, Andrew Garcia. They are charged in two separate crimes. I will post their mugshots when I get them. Seems they are not releasing mugshots at the moment so I went and dug up some pics myself.

欣然是, 謀殺,   欣然, 
Andrew Thomas Garcia, DOB 12/19/1995, father Crescencio Garcia Jr born 1961, mother Rosalie Lemos Garcia born 1959, sister Rosemary Garcia. He was born in Orange County, CA
Left to right. Andrew Garcia's father Crescencio Garcia Jr, sister Rosemary Garcia, Crescencio Garcia Sr (?), mother Rosalie Garcia, brother Gabriel Garcia, brother Chris Garcia, from LA Times. Crescencio left his wife years ago.

Jonathan DelCarmen DOB June 3, 1995. He is in the country illegally.
Andrew Thomas Garcia, Andrew Garcia, Andy Garcia murder suspect, USC student, xinran ji
More pics of loser Andrew Garcia.
Andrew Garcia, suspected murderer of Xinran Ji, USC student. "Thots" means whores. cx means big smile with eyes squinted tight.

Andrew Garcia, suspected murderer of Xinran Ji, USC student. Blunt is pot cigarette

Andrew Garcia, suspected murderer of Xinran Ji, USC student. Bonnie and Clyde is exactly what he did.

Andrew Garcia, suspected murderer of Xinran Ji, USC student. Kush is type of marijuana, blunt is pot cigarette, codeine is lean, cx=big smile with squinty eyes

Andrew Garcia, suspected murderer of Xinran Ji, USC student

Andrew Garcia, suspected murderer of Xinran Ji, USC student. xD is super big smile with squinty eyes

Andrew Garcia, suspected murderer of Xinran Ji, USC student. Loser bragging that LAPD helicopter was looking for him. xD=big smile with squinty eyes.

Andrew Garcia, suspected murderer of Xinran Ji, USC student. He says he's going to commit vandalism, graffiti.

Andrew Garcia, suspected murderer of Xinran Ji, USC student

Below is Andrew Garcia, Andrew Thomas Garcia, Andy Garcia. He never smiles in any photos. He is only family member without a Facebook acct.  Correction, I found his FB page above.All of his relatives are usually smiling in all their photos.

"Pantry dropper" means he gives girls alcohol, drugs to get sex. Notice he states he has a gun and money. Pothead is marijuana user who smokes all day.

Here he says he is faded = high, off that wax=potent cannabis oil, wax product

Brother Chris Garcia "chucking up the deuce," i.e. gang hand sign that means respect to my gangsta homies on the street. He is only one in his family without photos drinking alcohol.I think he joined AA which is a good thing. He works security I think at Staples Center.

Rosalie Garcia, Andrew Garcia's mother, cholo lip liner and eyebrows. I am part Mexican. Family name is Rivera. I know Mexican Americans and their cultures. Mother admits she and her husband were tweakers, i.e. they used methamphetamine. Brother Chris Garcia who works in security is a bouncer at a club and for other people and events such as Jimmy Kimmel. He "likes" photos of his relatives throwing gang signs with gang tattoos next to gang tagging. Looks like he goes to AA which is good.

Andrew Garcia sister Rosemary Garcia. Looks like she had an issue with child protective services. Her under age relatives were not allowed to legally visit without a parent. She is a cashier at the Dollar Store.
Rosemary Garcia boyfriend, father of her kids, Patrick Fuentes

Photo below is father Crescensio Garcia II

Andrew Garcia criminal charges, murder suspect

187.  (a) Murder is the unlawful killing of a human being, or a
fetus, with malice aforethought.

211.  Robbery is the felonious taking of personal property in the
possession of another, from his person or immediate presence, and
against his will, accomplished by means of force or fear.

664.  Every person who attempts to commit any crime, but fails, or
is prevented or intercepted in its perpetration, shall be punished
where no provision is made by law for the punishment of those
attempts, as follows:

245.  (a) (1) Any person who commits an assault upon the person of
another with a deadly weapon or instrument other than a firearm or by
any means of force likely to produce great bodily injury shall be
punished by imprisonment in the state prison for two, three, or four
years, or in a county jail for not exceeding one year, or by a fine
not exceeding ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or by both the fine and

I found 17 year old Alberto Ochoa's Facebook page. He is user Kink Stylee. Kink=deviant. Stylee=he be styling. Here are some pics of him. Total loser. He has a criminal record, at age 17! He was caught tagging the freeway and Judge wanted to put him away for three years. If he had put him away, Xinran Ji might still be alive. Supposedly the girl and this guy are the ones that actually killed Xinran Ji. I copied the page in case it goes down. He says he's into street fighting and buy/sell groups. Sounds like he robs people then sells their shit and cell phones in these groups. He brags about doing drugs and crime all day. It looks like he is a gang member of SCLA, south central los angeles. He posted a pic of himself holding a gun. These people are not just losers but incredibly stupid. He brags about his crimes in his facebook page. Here is his Instagram His profile says 187 pigs which means kill all policemen. He had a brother named Jose Alfredo Farias born March 16, 1984, died August 10, 2008. He was fighting tears in the courtroom along with the other female minor.

Alberto Ochoa, kink stylee, murder suspect

Alberto Ochoa flashing gang sign I think for 13 gang. What is with the Moe Howard haircut? Wearing Dickies low with untied shoelaces is gangsta.
Alberto Ochoa aka Kink Stylee stupid enough to text about robbing and bashing people. Even more stupid to turn your text into an image that you load up to your public Facebook page. Duce Duce = 22 handgun. Teardrop=means they killed someone. Ese=slang for homie, my homeboy. Strap=gun. His friend Ese says "you got a gun. You can get, rob, steal anything you want."I now think they targeted Xinran Ji because he was Chinese. Black, Mexican is friend but others are the enemy. These people answered polls on their FB pages i.e. "which people rip you off the most? Chinese, Japanese, Middle Eastern." Plus educated graduate student with money is also the enemy. So sad.

Alberto Ochoa, Kink Stylee, murder suspect, flashing gang signs, pitbull on chainlink leash.

Alberto Ochoa showing an illegal gun on his public FB page while flashing gang sign I think for bloods. I have a gun like this besides another for protection from people like this.

Alberto Ochoa showing and selling an illegal gun on his public FB page while flashing gang sign I think for bloods
Alberto Ochoa. He is standing next to what looks like a 13 year old girl who is not a suspect. Why is he hanging out with a tweener? He is flashing W for westside. Why is he flashing signs for three different gangs? It is sacrilegious to wear a rosary around your neck. We can wear a cross but not a rosary. A rosary is just used to keep track of the number of Hail Mary and Our Father prayers we've said.
Alberto Ochoa, Kink Stylee, could have been in jail for tagging the freeway. His brother Angel Farias is also a tagger. He posts pics of him tagging and holding guns. He is DAC 17er.

Look at these young little kids. The guy second from left is Alberto with his crew at the fair. The link below takes you to the photo and comments. People are making total fun of them calling them homosexuals with "fag swag." One person commented "I didn't know nsync was at the fair." Another said "you look like a Justin Bieber video." They are joking because they are all wearing the same overly swag thing including camo. Obviously a bunch of silly followers.

Compare the photo of the Hunnid$quad to these people. Big difference. The Hunnid$quad dress like celeb rappers who just want to look thuggish like Migos musical group. They strike the same poses holding money, weapons wearing same wild clothing. Notice in their pages they are posting lyrics from their songs and posting pics of Migos holding guns. Migos have set a horrible example for these punk ass kids. I'm totally against songs that encourage rape, violence, say kill police. I'm also against violent video games. Look at these kids. Look at Elliot Rodger though Elliot was severely mentally ill.

Do some Mexicans really think the Chinese, Japanese, Muslims, Arabs rip them off? This shows prejudice. This is close friend of Alberto. I would go so far as to state the killing of Ji could have also been a hate crime. They talk about going out to bash the enemy. They are also guilty of being stupid. Chinese, Japanese, Muslim, Arabian People are not races but different nationalities, regions and a religion. There are four races, i.e. mongoloid, negroid, caucasian and australoid. Mexicans, Asians and Chinese are all mongoloids, the same race. Arabian people from Saudi Arabia come from all over. Muslim is a religion.

Alberto Ochoa, Moe Howard hair cut, flashing W for westside, wearing a rosary around his neck, camo. 
Alberto Ochoa doing an noz or nos aka nitrous oxide system, balloon, i.e nitrous oxide, aka laughing gas, also used to enhance power to car engines. Misdemeanor to possess for purpose of inhaling. Also very dangerous. 
I believe Kink Stylee is the head of the Hunnid$quad. He is flashing an "H" for Hunnid$quad. He was talking about making a logo for his squad and a poster of a girl's butt to go along with it. He does not realize that the "H" sign he is making is American sign language for two men having sex. Notice he tagged the ground with DAC. He claims to be a member of the DAC gang. Their members have different definitions of the acronym. Some say it mean "drugs and crime all day." He was arrested for tagging. I bet it was for tagging "DAC" aka Down Ass Criminals, and "kink" and "hunnid$quad." "iskoe" is his tagger name. (Why do they post this slang when the translation is on the Internet? It's like talking in pig-latin thinking no one knows what you're saying)

Alberto Ochoa, Kink Stylee, "anyone want to buy a stolen cell phone? Inbox me."
Alberto Ochoa, Kink Stylee walking around his house high while his friend videotapes. He tagged the inside of his own house. He says "are you going to put this on Facebook?" She says "yes!" He then says "then look here where I was shot, and look here where I was stabbed." A flea bite would have left a bigger scar than what he showed. This short little kid will not do well in prison. He should not have allegedly killed someone.

A guy posted a pic of some tagging he did near where Alberto lives. Alberto and his buddies then say "what you doin' in ma hood?" The other guy, an adult says "you wuz born in 1997, little kid!" then starts making fun of him. Then Alberto says he's a DAC gang member. Alberto and his buddy picked this stupid online fight. He calls the other guy out to fight next to his home but the other guy just laughs and says he doesn't fight "wit no kids."

Here is Alberto showing seven year olds how to dress like a gang member and flash gang signs. What a great example for those kids. I hope they learn from Alberto's mistakes.

Here another gang is making fun of Alberto (second from left) and his buds because of their camo and swag. 

Stylee is name of their mini-crew. This is the common photo, money, pot, alcohol, cell phone.

Alberto and his buddy Alfredo keep trying to call out a real thug for no reason. Fade= to murder, threaten, disgrace. Soto continues to make fun of them for being young, little punks. Soto refuses to fight with little kids and laughs them off. FTR those aren't their real addresses.

Alberto Ochoa's buddy who was just released from jail flashing bloods while showing his ankle monitor talking about tagging  things when he can remove the ankle monitor. MOB=member of bloods. It seems Alberto claims to be a DAC, Blood, Westside, SCLA, Watts and 13 St gang member besides his hundid$quad, Loks and Stylee crews. Can one really be a member of all those gangs at the same time? I highly doubt they'd want a little 17 year old who is overly swag in their gang.

Here is a rap Alberto Ochoa wrote. He copies the clothes, look and now rap of gang rappers like "Migos."


They definitely "smoked" someone's brains after trying to take his "chains."

It's really hard to tell what is real and what is just some young kids trying to act like drug taking, heavy drinking, gang member, panty dropping fools. The one thing that is for sure is that they really messed up. If they wanted to be in the robbery business with repeat victims, they should have never hurt or killed anyone. Parasites should not kill the host because then they will die.

Alberto Ochoa and his "hundid/hunnid $quad" (stolen from the name of a rap group few years old) aka $S maybe comes from the fact they live in the 100's. Look at sign, 111 st. USC is at 30-32nd St. Most of these people say then went to USC in their profiles saying it stands for University of Smoking Cannabis.

Friends of defendants said Andrew Garcia will get the death penalty. The rest will get life with parole or 45 years. Andrew is 6' tall 160 lbs, the rest are 5'6" 130 lbs. I doubt they will do well in prison. Their friends are just hoping they don't get jumped or killed in prison. They spoke with defendants on the phone. I doubt they realize that police listen to and save all their phone calls.

It appears that Alberto Ochoa set a robbing-date with his buds and posted the text with time/date stamp. They then went out and robbed someone taking their phone. He listed it for sale at 12:55 am and 1:05 am on two different buy/sell FB pages with his name and photo of the phone. This all happened within two hours. "Let's go rob some people! Okay! That was fun! Anyone want to buy a phone, cheap." They sell stolen $200 phones for super cheap I'm sure because they're stolen. How could you activate it even if you unlock it?

One of his girlfriends stated they went shop lifting. Then she posted a photo of all the makeup they stole. All of this posted on their public FB pages.

UPDATE: 08/07/14 14 year old girl arrested in connection to this case. She was arrested and charged with seven felonies, a 14 year old girl! One of the charges was car jacking besides robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. What a POS who must have horrible parents.

When you look at Andrew Garcia's family's FB pages you see gang clothing (LA Dodgers wear), gang signs, pro-gang photos, tattoos (LA Dodger tattoo), people talking about drinking alcohol, photos of them drinking alcohol underage, smoking pot, getting laid, everyone having a lot of babies at age 17, no one going to college, anti-white hate speech, everyone cursing, anti-police, anti-government... How are they shocked that he'd do something bad? They aren't setting a very good example. Mother Rosalie Garcia has the audacity to say the press is trying to make them look bad. No, they did that themselves. They are so blind that they let themselves be interviewed. That hurt Andrew Garcia's case.

Mother Rosalie Garcia who is over 50 on her facebook page is joking around about not being able to find her many pairs of flip flops while her son is in jail for murder. She's going on about how she needs some alcohol, a man and a vacation...while her son is in jail for murder. A few others said "maybe he will learn from this experience." Mother Rosalie can't even spell or use proper grammar. Rosalie then says "press is trying to blame me for how I raised him. This is his father's fault!!!" Then she said everything is "up to God." She admits she used to be a "tweaker" before she found god.

Rosalie stated she's spoken with lawyers but they have no money. They were told to have car washes to raise money for a lawyer. Rosalie is begging for money. She doesn't even own a car. Rosalie is also asking people to write letters to the court stating that she and her family are model citizens of good character. Not one FB friend said they'd write a letter. They are not of good character at all but the victim was.

I really hate when people say that everything is up to God's will. I'm part Mexican and Catholic. We are the ones who make the choices in life. It's not up to God. I make the choice to follow the law, be a good person, work as hard as I can, watch what I eat...not rob or kill anyone. God isn't the one responsible for my actions. I am. I feel Rosalie and the father both did a bad job raising their kids. Based on their FB pages they totally ignored Andrew. He's not in any of their photos.

I went to USC from 1982 to 1984. It is a dangerous area. Women were given lectures on how to keep from being raped. Back then women were being sexually assaulted when they walked from late night classes back to their dorm, apartment or sorority. I fortunately lived in a dorm on campus. The apartments, sororities, fraternities are off campus a few blocks away. Anyone could enter the campus at night. There were no gates or fences like they have today.

I just looked at the area when he was killed, Orchard and 29th. That is a HORRIBLE area. Why would USC let International students stay there? The walk to and from USC goes through a horrible area.

Back in my time we only had books, papers, pens, Validine food card. There would be no reason to rob us back then. Nowadays kids have expensive laptops, smart phones, iPods...which thieves can easily sell for cash. I would bet they tried to steal this kid's laptop but he fought back because his thesis, homework, essays, class notes, books were on it. That's probably when they beat him in the head. Back in my day they would only steal our bicycles from the racks. That's why everyone tried to buy the cheapest, ugliest, used bicycle from the bicycle store in the mall across the street. At the end of the year you sell it back to the store.

USC is in a very bad neighborhood. When I went there I only had a bicycle for all transportation. If I wanted to go to the beach or home I had to ride my bike there and back. I would ride my bike as fast as I could at night blowing through all the red lights, stop signs near USC. You do not ever want to walk around that area.

I think USC needs better security not just on campus but in the entire area of campus including the greek houses and independent apartments. Students should not walk to the mall or other stores in the immediate area especially at night. Get in a car and drive to a nicer area like the Beverly Center. Walk around in groups, never by yourself. Maybe you can carry around pepper spray or some other legal weapon. Keep your keys or a sharp pen in your hand to use as a weapon. Do what you have to do to stay safe.

I think foreign students are at a greater disadvantage than local American students. I stayed in the International Hall because I wanted to meet people of other nationalities and cultures. Most didn't speak English. They did not know the area was bad. I had to tell them not to walk around there. I had to teach them very basic things about safety. They'd get robbed at the ATM's as they would count the bills at the machine. They didn't lock up their bicycles. They'd wear their clothes from their country with jewelry and were instant targets. I told them to wear regular jeans and shirts and no jewelry. Back then none had religious garbs so it wasn't an issue.

Look at the parents in the photo above crying. What those four teens did was horrible and unforgivable. From the Times article below.

"The mother of the USC graduate student killed near campus last week could barely stand as relatives addressed reporters for the first time Thursday outside an Alhambra funeral home.

Jinhui Du, dressed in black and shaded by large sunglasses, kept crying as a cousin spoke about Du's 24-year-old son, Xinran Ji.

"My son, my son, my son," Du cried in Chinese. "How can I live when you are gone?"

Ji's father, Songbo Ji, kept his eyes clenched shut, shaking his head in grief as he held onto his wife.

The parents of a Chinese USC graduate student slain in a violent attempted robbery wept outside a service for their son Thursday.

Delayed by visa issues, the couple arrived in the U.S. from China late Wednesday nearly a week after their son was fatally attacked near the USC campus. Los Angeles police said Ji, an engineering student, was walking home from a study group about 12:45 a.m. on July 24 when he was beaten with a bat.

Despite a head injury, police said Ji managed to make his way back to his apartment. His roommate found his body later that morning.

Four teenagers -- ages 16 to 19 -- have been charged with murder in connection with Ji's death.

On Thursday, relatives clasped each other tightly as they addressed more than three dozen reporters outside the funeral home. A cousin, Lisheng Liu, said Ji was very ambitious, and had plans to pursue his Ph.D. in the U.S. after earning his master's degree.

"Since he was in elementary school, Xinran was passionate, he was dedicated, he was outstanding," Liu said in Chinese.

Read the rest here.

USC wrote a memorian for Xinran Ji. They awarded him his MS degree posthumously to his parents. Reading it will make you cry.

* Here in the US everyone is considered innocent until they are convicted. So far these people are just alleged murderers, robbers.

His next hearing is here. I may go and report back. It's their arraignment. Judge Renee Korn is very nice and very fair. I'm sure this case will make her sad and mad. I watched a morning of arraignments then a bail hearing in front of her. It probably won't start until 9 and that's only if they are first on the list. I can update the blog from her courtroom as she allows phones as long as ringer is off and you don't talk on your phone. They have free wifi in the building. If I have an issue, I will tweet from @marycummins1 If you go, you cannot communicate with the prisoner in any fashion. You cannot take photos or videos. They scan you and your purse before entering the building. Parking is expensive.

M30       Next Court Date: 08/12/2014       Next Court Time: 08:30 a.m.       Court Case: BA42759001
Court Address: 210 W. TEMPLE STREET       Court City: LOS ANGELE SUPT

Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.

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