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Details emerge in LAPD´s mistaken
shooting of newspaper carriers

Los Angeles Times, by Joel Rubin*

Original Article

Posted By:earlybird, 2/9/2013 1:10:39 PM

The officers´ radio crackled with an urgent warning: He could be coming your way. It was around 5 a.m. in Torrance on Thursday and police from nearby El Segundo had seen a pickup truck (Snip) 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.

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*Angel Jennings and Andrew Blankstein

The (wrong) truck was said to be near the residence of a high level LAPD officer, which was already under police protection.

No matter how much Chief Beck tries to paper over this (bad pun), I´d bet my last buck that no warning was given to these poor women. One report (only one) said the elder woman was hit in the spine and was paralyzed. She was sitting in the bed of the truck, handing papers through to her daughter who was driving and throwing them. We´ll see.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Keekng, 2/9/2013 1:13:38 PM     (No. 9167544)

A very good reason for civilians to have guns!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: shamrock, 2/9/2013 1:13:42 PM     (No. 9167546)

Trigger happy cops,what´s new.

I hope they get sued to kingdom come. And the beauty of it is that dead broke kali gets to pay for it.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: columba, 2/9/2013 1:19:34 PM     (No. 9167555)

Subscribing to (actually reading) the LA Times is not good for you.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 2/9/2013 1:21:31 PM     (No. 9167559)

Give any LA cops the least bit of justification, and they fire dozens of shots in your general direction.

I know it´s not all, but there is just incident after incident after incident. Six guys firing all around you, are you really going to hold back? I know cops are just human, but come on guys.

Gotta salute all those TV cops who (almost) never go trigger happy.



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Reply 5 - Posted by: uno, 2/9/2013 1:26:01 PM     (No. 9167566)

Tossing newspapers onto lawns is part of Dorner´s MO???
Now THAT´s news!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: fiddle ed, 2/9/2013 1:26:40 PM     (No. 9167567)

I´m in agreement with the neighborhood resident. How could they possibly mistake two Hispanic women for a black guy? The truck was the wrong make. These idiots had visions of justice due a cop killer and they were going to provide it. I hope those women own downtown Los Angeles when this is settled.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Knotwyrkin, 2/9/2013 1:28:13 PM     (No. 9167569)

Yep, and don´t forget that the Department of Homeland Security has 1,600,000,000 hollow point bullets they can use to protect us - just like the polic protected these women. I´m sure the DHS workers are of similar quality of character to these LAPD officers.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Italiano, 2/9/2013 1:46:52 PM     (No. 9167594)

Spray and pray. Wonderful.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Keekng, 2/9/2013 1:55:21 PM     (No. 9167604)

Actions of the LAPD offer a prime example of why citizens need 2´nd Ame3ndment rights and why obama should never be allowed to have a private security force!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Cranky, 2/9/2013 1:57:22 PM     (No. 9167607)

The police chief is already discredited.

He says there were two firings, one from a single officer and the second came from several who opened fire as the truck sped up towards them.

Look at the photo. There are a couple of dozen holes in the BACK of the truck.

So where could there he been a command to surrender? Why would a driver not heed police who threatened her? Be sure there will be a fantastic alibi constructed.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Cranky, 2/9/2013 1:59:14 PM     (No. 9167610)

Obamas private security force sounds familiar. They used to call it the Red Guard in China.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: JAN, 2/9/2013 2:02:43 PM     (No. 9167616)

Wasn´t there another mistaken identity shooting the other day?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: jimK1, 2/9/2013 2:05:44 PM     (No. 9167620)

Actually I think that DHS would be more poorly trained than LAPD. As for the law suit, how many tens of millions do we have as a starting place? Minority women, racist police, LaLa land, wrong color and make of truck, shots in the back. Makes me ecstatic not to be in their shoes.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 2/9/2013 2:14:04 PM     (No. 9167623)

50 shots down; 1 1/2 billion to go.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 2/9/2013 2:28:24 PM     (No. 9167649)

Perhaps they´ll think twice the next time they wander into Keystone.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: FunOne, 2/9/2013 2:31:20 PM     (No. 9167651)

It´s not Sgt. Joe Friday´s LAPD anymore.



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Reply 17 - Posted by: sailor43, 2/9/2013 2:37:28 PM     (No. 9167656)

Tragic misinterpretation resulting from an inadequate LAPD pay scale ...

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Reply 18 - Posted by: 52Mustang, 2/9/2013 2:46:20 PM     (No. 9167665)

Keystone cops with guns! What next?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: thelmalou, 2/9/2013 3:04:52 PM     (No. 9167678)

No words. :smh:


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Reply 20 - Posted by: skedaddle, 2/9/2013 3:12:34 PM     (No. 9167682)

Every cop whose weapon was discharged in this disgraceful, dangerous incident needs a felony conviction, thereby forfeiting their right to ever own a weapon. How could you be so stupid to fire on an elderly woman driving a vehicle with the wrong make, model, color and license plate? And all those shots in the back and the driver shot in the back - there are no excuses so they should shut up and get ready to do jail time. Oh wait, it´s the police so they´re held to a much lower standard than the rest of us.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: NRA_Forever, 2/9/2013 4:13:08 PM     (No. 9167753)

The LAPD has a "Shoot-to-kill-on-sight" order out for Dorner. This is in violation of the Law. Dorner is undoubtedly a dangerous psychopath, but so are the cops shooting up innocent people. I´ll bet there´s a lot of truth to Dorner´s claims about the LAPD.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Hammock, 2/9/2013 4:13:39 PM     (No. 9167754)

The attempt to minimize attempted homicide by emphasizing the stress the officers were under is interesting. Perhaps the next gang member shooting up a neighborhood and bystanders can use the "stress" defense.

The police in some jurisdictions seem to lose all discipline when they feel threatened. It´s a tough job and it´s tougher when this is tolerated or encouraged.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 2/9/2013 4:21:47 PM     (No. 9167764)

LAPD has long had a reputation of shooting first and asking questions later.

This incident won´t foster confidence or trust in them from the public, and it´s too bad, since a truly bad man´s on the loose.

I hope these women´s survivors sue and are financially compensated for this tragedy. I hope Dorner´s caught soon as well.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Italiano, 2/9/2013 4:26:49 PM     (No. 9167768)

Some LEO´s marksmanship skills are better than others. Not a blanket criticism by any means, just an observation based on personal experience at the range.

Obama´s brownshirts will likely be worse and less disciplined, which will be helpful when/if SHTF.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Halfvast Conspirator, 2/9/2013 4:34:03 PM     (No. 9167776)

So you´re driving along at 5Am and someone starts shooting at your truck. Yeah, I´m gonna stop and ask them why.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: ledbythnose, 2/9/2013 4:44:58 PM     (No. 9167778)

Don´t worry Folks . They are just practicing on a few that can´t defend themselves before they come after the rest of us. The coming Months are literally going to be a Nightmare in America. I hope you are all prepared.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 2/9/2013 4:48:33 PM     (No. 9167786)

Re: #24,

I didn´t realize until I read further that both women survived. Thank God!

I still hope they sue the pants off LAPD and the city.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: dvc, 2/9/2013 5:04:11 PM     (No. 9167801)

Normally a huge supporter of LEOs, they have a very difficult job. But this is too much.

Clearly very poorly trained, undisciplined cowards who are tempermentally unsuited to the job.

Not only failed to attempt to arrest the "subject", they got the kind and color of truck wrong, obviously had NO view of the occupants, so no threat was present, yet they panic like a bunch of 10th grade girls and start spraying shots.

The good news is that their marksmanship matches the rest of their training - completely incompetent. Of course, they did manage to shoot holes in the entire neighborhood, but fortunately not what they were aiming at. The Chief and training officer need to be gone. Libs in charge, this is what you get.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Persecutor2, 2/9/2013 5:12:09 PM     (No. 9167811)

Kind of terrifying that the trigger-happy cops poured such a fusillade at unknown subjects--and just a bit less frightening that out of all those rounds only one was reasonably on target. Then there´s the lame attempt at a coverup. All in all, just another example of why only the police and military are to be trusted with firearms, right?

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Reply 30 - Posted by: bumbleshorts, 2/9/2013 5:37:33 PM     (No. 9167840)

Incredible.

I read this article and saw the photo of the pick up. I counted 30 bullet holes in the back of the pick up. The article says that the police opened up on the pick up when the pick up sped away from the first volly, unfortunately towards another group of police, I am assuming that as many rounds hit the front as the back. According to the residents of the area, their cars, houses, trees and even the street itself were peppered liberaly with bullets. From these accounts, my guess is around 120 rounds fired and I think this is a conservative count. All of this to stop two poor dears trying to get by delivering newspapers. I would have thought that hanging out a window throwing newspapers while driving slowly is a pretty good indication that you are not a large black man.

Now here is what I have a problem with: the chief of; police says that he will have to wait for the results of their (I´m guessing internal) investigation to determine whether the officers involved require disciplinary measures or training. Training? Training? What does the chief want? Better grouping of the shots? What kind of pathological disconnect from morality and ethical behavior do theese people suffer from?

I am saddly reminded of something Adolph Hitler said, he said that when he took over a country the only group he did not have to worry about were the police. Hitler could always rely on the police to inforce the law, no matter what Hitler said the law was.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 2/9/2013 5:39:09 PM     (No. 9167841)

#17, if you watch the movie directed by Clint Eastwood called The Changeling, you will see that the LAPD of Dragnet fame was a fantasy. LAPD was even more corrupt back in the 20´s & 30´s. You all realize that the Secret Service folks train with LAPD swat don´t you?

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Reply 32 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 2/9/2013 5:51:22 PM     (No. 9167851)

When the lawyers finish with this one, those ladies won´t be having to deliver papers anymore. And the LA taxpayers will be footing the bill, not the incompetent "hell bent on getting the guy" LA police.

I agree with the sentiments of some of the other posters. This is a preview of what´s coming our way, especially after they get our guns.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 2/9/2013 5:53:45 PM     (No. 9167854)

I doubt either woman will ever have to deliver newspapers again (even if they´re able). The settlement in this case is going to be huge.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Dragonslayer2, 2/9/2013 5:54:29 PM     (No. 9167858)

Let´s trie to get serial hear,.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: volksford, 2/9/2013 6:27:16 PM     (No. 9167886)

And I thought Fearless Fosdick was in the comics.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: D S Craft, 2/9/2013 6:34:03 PM     (No. 9167895)

It´s clear that right now the LAPD is not a law enforcement agency out to serve justice. Right now the LAPD is a very large gang out for revenge.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: right-turn, 2/9/2013 6:36:47 PM     (No. 9167899)

LAPD officers should be armed like Barney Fife. One bullet in his shirt pocket.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: 4Justice, 2/9/2013 7:15:08 PM     (No. 9167921)

I hate to say it but most big city police departments are full of immature, undiscplined cowards with attitude problems nowadays, esp. in California. Just like here in SJ., I trust the Sheriffs but not the police. It seems that the kind of people they hire for the job are no longer public servants...they are power-mongering bullies who think their weapon is an extension of ther manhood (and that includes a lot of the women too). They think everyone is a criminal who just hasn´t been caught yet, but they do everything they can to avoid the truly dangerous criminals. I could tell you all sorts of stories that would curl your hair! Corruption among law enforcement is rampant, to say the least!

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Reply 39 - Posted by: rael, 2/9/2013 8:11:18 PM     (No. 9167959)

This is why the LA police need to be disarmed, NOT citizens.
This is also why I could care less that this guy is killing cops in LA. They´re just another street gang that breaks the law and commits crimes. The reputation of the LA police is pretty poor, to put it mildly.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 2/9/2013 8:20:42 PM     (No. 9167961)

So it was the wrong make of truck, the wrong color, the wrong race, the wrong number of suspects, and the wrong persons, but other than that, it was a good shoot...

Thank you, LAPD. And thank you, LA Times for letting us know about the poor misunderstood officers.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/10/2013 6:38:39 AM     (No. 9168262)

Seems to me firearms should be taken away from the LAPD.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: franq, 2/10/2013 7:03:41 AM     (No. 9168282)

This should be OUR Reichstag moment.

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Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 11:57:36 AM     Post Reply
Chelsea Clinton says when people ask her these days whether she wants to go into politics, her answer isn’t an automatic “no.” The 34-year-old former first daughter told Fast Company in an interview published Monday, “for so long the answer was just a visceral no. Not because I had made any conscientious, deliberate decision, but since people had been asking for as long as literally I could remember, it was no." Now, the only child of former President Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton explains, "I live in a city and a state and a country where I

Glaring limits of the Civil Rights
Act: We need to redistribute wealth

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Salon Magazine, by Matt Bruenig    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/14/2014 7:20:41 PM     Post Reply
Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the primary purpose was to root out discrimination in public accommodations (like hotels and movie theaters)

Nevada GOP removes social issues from platform,
moves ahead with pre-primary endorsements

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Associated Press, by Sandra Chereb    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/13/2014 3:48:58 PM     Post Reply
LAS VEGAS — The Nevada Republican Party stripped opposition to abortion and gay marriage from its platform Saturday as state convention delegates instead focused on judging fellow Republicans on their worthiness to serve in office and adherence to GOP values. The platform, with few changes, was adopted overwhelmingly as the Las Vegas convention stretched late into the evening. The vote mirrors that of the Clark County GOP, which voted earlier to remove platform language defining marriage as between a man and a woman and statements opposing abortion. Many Republicans are re-evaluating their strong stances on conservative social issues as public

Goodbye tea party, hello big tent
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Washington Post, by Jennifer Rubin    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/13/2014 5:08:01 AM     Post Reply
Say what you will about Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), but they know a train wreck when they see it. They also know when to separate themselves from the cranks and the losers on the right. Although both supported the shutdown and were heartily supported by tea party groups in their own Senate races, neither one has endorsed Matt Bevin in Kentucky, Milton Wolf in Kansas or Chris McDaniel in Mississippi. In fact, Cruz’s office confirms he hasn’t endorsed anyone in the primaries. He may weigh in after the primaries. Rand Paul has endorsed two very establishment

Video: Flash mob of women steal
$20,000 worth of sunglasses
from California store

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New York Daily News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/13/2014 10:50:38 AM     Post Reply
A brazen flash mob has been caught on camera storming a California store and making off with $20,000 worth of sunglasses. Surveillance footage shows eight women piling into a Sunglass Hut and crowding around display cases. Shielding workers from what they´re doing, they quickly stuff dozens of fashion specs into their bags. A store clerk pleads with them to stop, before running out of the shot to get help and dial 911. The thieves then all bolt outside and escape in a waiting SUV. The incident occurred at the Valencia Town Center mall, in Santa Clarita, at 3 p.m. on

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 12:46:05 PM     Post Reply
President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive

Developing: Russian fighter jet buzzes
U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea

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Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 12:49:12 PM     Post Reply
A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings. The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of

Democrat Center Folds
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American Thinker, by Clarice Feldman    Original Article
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It’s hardly been a secret that in recent years the moderate center of the Democrat party has been driven away and what remains is a conglomeration of disparate blocs which, to date, the party has been able to treat as if there were no conflicting interests between them. As the midterm elections approach and the administration’s incompetence, along with the distaste for the president’s signature ObamaCare legislation, drive the party’s chances down further, the make-believe coalition of opposites may well crumble if the opposition doesn’t blow it. Democrats hope to retain control of the Senate and recapture the House by driving


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