Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Shot first, and often

As Yves over at Naked Capitalism (NC) noted, "The LAPD is giving trigger-happy goons everywhere a bad name."

Police seeking Dorner opened fire in a second case of mistaken identity
Robert Faturechi and Matt Stevens, Los Angelos Times, 9 February 2013 (hat tip: NC)
In the first incident, LAPD officers opened fire on another pickup they feared was being driven by Dorner. The mother and daughter inside the truck were delivering Los Angeles Times newspapers. The older woman was shot twice in the back and the other was wounded by broken glass.
David Perdue was on his way to sneak in some surfing before work Thursday morning when police flagged him down. They asked who he was and where he was headed, then sent him on his way.
Seconds later, Perdue's attorney said, a Torrance police cruiser slammed into his pickup and officers opened fire; none of the bullets struck Perdue.

The police opening fire on the wrong people is not exactly new.  But today they do it with a lot more fire power.


PioneerPreppy said...

And apparently they can shoot with complete immunity from their actions as well.

russell1200 said...

Pioneer- They get sued, but that doesn't come out of their paycheck - the taxpayers pick up the check on that one.

kymber said...

Russell - i have been seeing pics all over the net of black men wearing shirts that say "i am not chris dorner. please don't shoot me."

i guess white women and white men and everybody else should also get these shirts?!?!?!

your friend,

russell1200 said...

Kymber: If they live near LA - particullarly if you drive a pickup.

With the possible exception of Mr. Dorner, they don't appear to be particullarly good shots.