Are You Fucking Kidding Me?

Shot Out Truck

Photo by Brad Graverson/LANG 2-7-13

Here in Southern California, we’re caught up in this manhunt for former LAPD officer Chris Dorner who is going on a killing spree which has taken the life of a police officer in Riverside County. He released a manifesto which gives his reasons for doing this, although it is in dire need of an editor.

I’m hoping he is caught dead or alive soon.

There, the preliminaries are done.

Early in the morning here in the South Bay in Torrance, cops were keeping a lookout over a person on Dorner’s potential target list. A vehicle possibly matching Dorner’s vehicle, a dark Nissan Titan, was found.

No details have been given, but the results were as clear as day. Anywhere between 20 to 30 rounds were fired at the truck. It turns out the truck was a Toyota Highlander. Oops. And it turns out the driver was not a 6-foot, 270-pound 30-something black man. The driver and the passenger were two little old Asian ladies delivering newspapers. One was hit in the hand and the other in the back. Double-oops.

Fortunately both will be okay.

So I have a couple of questions. Was any attempt made to make sure the two little old Asian ladies were not Dorner? Was any attempt made to make sure their was not a Nissan Titan, a vehicle description known by police at that time? Were they under shoot-first orders, and if so, why?

I get that it was dark outside. I get there are a lot of emotions involved since Dorner has killed at least one police officer. But was this necessary?

I don’t know if I should be shocked at this shoot-first mentality. After all the Obama administration is now justifying killing American citizens abroad with little more than a suspicion they might be involved in terrorist activities. Hell, W only captured, detained and tortured them.

So if they can shoot and kill first before asking questions, why not the LAPD? Why not the Torrance PD?