“…[LAPD Chief Charlie ] Beck said it was not difficult to imagine how officers who were already on edge could make the mistake these officers did.”
Correct me if I’m wrong, but it is their job to act in accordance with the law – particularly when they are on edge, or pumped full of adrenaline, isn’t it? Hell, that ratbastard Dorner at least identified his targets before he pulled the trigger.
At least this shooter – and only this shooter – will be dispassionately examined by the media without attempts to blame the Tea Party or Sarah Palin. His motivations and mental state will not be politicized.
The next guy, on the other hand…
Comment by Steve Skubinna — February 9, 2013 @ 9:32 am
Interesting the way people, “progs” in particular, will lionize criminals as “freedom fighters” with little regard to objective truth. Bonnie and Clyde were rather inept bank robbers, at one point breaking open a gumball machine to obtain desperately needed cash. Clyde Barrow was a lazy slug who cut off two of his toes to avoid being assigned to a prison work detail. Charles Manson, lionized by Bernardine Dohrn and her radical “Weathermen” compatriots, was a murderous racist and meth-head. And Che Guevara – a murderer who oversaw the execution of prisoners as young as 14 years old without the benefit of trial. He was also an inept military tactician as proved in military operations in Africa and South America, in the end, a craven coward (“You can’t shoot me – I’m Che! I’m worth more to you alive than dead!”). I’m sure people can cite other examples: Yassir Arafat, Mao Zedong, and others.
Comment by Thunderbottom — February 9, 2013 @ 9:56 am
Hunh, all these multiple-murderers have Democrat sympathies, and they all seem to have serious mental issues.
Tell me if I’m wrong, but seems to me that we might be lookin’ at some kind’a cause-and-effect thing, here.
(What? Wellp, yeah, could be that bein’ a registered Democrat would disqualify one from posessin’ a firearm, if the bigoted hoplophobes get their way.)
Comment by DougM (Progophobe) — February 9, 2013 @ 10:24 am
Maybe the police need a bit of NRA training: “Be sure of your target and aware of what lies beyond.”
I don’t buy the adrenalin bit, they should be acting in a much sharper manner, especially with a target so well trained and motivated.
However I kinda think some hiker is going to find his bones in a couple of years. But by then the legend will have grown with some new kwanza like holiday polluting the low information voter demographic.
Pure madness from the lefties who actually support the creep.
Madness from the officers who shot innocent citizens, especially when the vehicle did not match the creep’s vehicle.
Madness from the media who will undoubtedly make this guy a folk hero before it’s done.
Are WE the only sane ones?
Comment by JoeBandMember™ — February 9, 2013 @ 12:37 pm
If a citizen takes the guy out, will the presstitutes even mention it?
Comment by JoeBandMember™ — February 9, 2013 @ 12:39 pm
^ You mean vigilantes and rogue militia?
Comment by DougM (Progophobe) — February 9, 2013 @ 2:29 pm
I think I got my permit in 2000, and I still haven’t shot or shot AT any innocent people.
I must be smarter than the cops.
Maybe one of the questions on the background check should be, “Are you now, or have you ever been a police officer?”
Comment by SteveHGraham — February 9, 2013 @ 3:18 pm
PatrickP, guess we can rule out Twinkies at this point…
On the other hand, if we’re looking for a motivation that drives a person to this kind of deranged rampage… nah, if that were it he’d be shooting union leaders.
Comment by Steve Skubinna — February 9, 2013 @ 3:35 pm
The MFM is still censoring his manifesto to protect their narrative (and themselves) – because they’re revoltingly crass hypocrites. And a RICO.
As far as the “mistaken shooting,” I guess that answers the “only police can be trusted with guns” thing. I’ve heard of maybe two or three CCW-related crimes, none of which involved emptying multiple magazines into random occupied vehicles.
Beck is not helping LAPD’s reputation WRT rogue cops.
The effect of severe depression—- when I first heard about this I said I’ll bet if anyone went back in his history they’ll see that he had mental problems and needed help. Not just here’s some pills take them. How many before something is done for these very sick people???
Comment by geezerette — February 9, 2013 @ 3:58 pm
The way the progressives change definitions, let alone US and world history, how long before gun ownership is classified a “disease”?
As for citizens taking the creep out, what I was trying to refer to is a citizen under attack by the creep, not sending out a posse or civilian man hunt.
Comment by JoeBandMember™ — February 9, 2013 @ 5:25 pm
Remember, the police are your friends, and if you are not doing anything wrong you have nothing to worry about.
Just ignore how militarized the police have become and ignore the shoot first ask questions later attitude. The police are on your side!
Comment by Just Sayin' — February 9, 2013 @ 5:28 pm
It takes a real coward to ambush two unarmed people in a car, or to ambush two policemen from behind.
Comment by DougM (Progophobe) — February 10, 2013 @ 9:46 am
RE: “As the [wrong] vehicle approached the house, officers opened fire, unloading a barrage of bullets into the back of the truck. When the shooting stopped, they quickly realized their mistake. The truck was not a Nissan Titan, but a Toyota Tacoma. The color wasn’t gray, but aqua blue. And it wasn’t Dorner inside the truck, but a woman and her mother delivering copies of the Los Angeles Times. …”]
It’s a good thing that LAPD cops are totally incompetent or that would have killed those two women. Do you see the groupings? A count about three dozen holes all over the truck. There appears to be a good group of three shots near the passengers’ side — clearly attempted head shots. The rest are all over the place. Good knows how many rounds hit the driveway and the side of the house.
The argument being made today is that high-capacity magazines are military weapons that have no place in civilian society. The exception to this is that the police need them to defend themselves and, presumably, us. This is a good example of why police need high-capacity magazines: many of them can’t shoot a gun.
It would be unfair to say that these officers can’t hit the broad side of a barn because they did manage to hit a pickup truck — barely. But this isn’t just criminal behavior: this is incompetence on a massive scale. I’m surprised these idiots didn’t shoot each other.
thanks for writing this. I’ve been avoiding writing this story … I don’t really think the cops want to catch this guy. Kill him, yeah. But not arrest him. I think he’s going to become a legend in the LA hoods. Rappers must be staying up late writing reams of lyrics already.
I read how LAPD is reviewing his case. In all probability, he was right, but he was ousted over PC, which must be devastating to a black person. Just another day at the office for white folks. But at the time, women officers were more important, so when it was He Said/She Said about her kicking a retarded person or whatever it was, she won and he lost. That must have blown his mind. Job over.