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LAPD shooting by mistake

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  1. Steve W

    Steve W Well-Known Member

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    This is quoted from L.A. Times:

    "As the 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."

    I don't know if any of you had read the news of this first of the two shootings by mistake.

    This raised three questions,

    1) Why they didn't identify them self before shooting?

    2) How in the world they can fired at two long hair newspaper delivery Mexican women when they were looking for a big Black bold male suspect who weights more than both women together.

    3) Why after 30~40 shots were fired at suspect, only two made it to one of the target?
     
  2. g7777777

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    The picture showed 46 by one of the casings

    There were two people shooting

    46 might not have been the final count- it was just in the picture

    Think about it-- how many times they reloaded

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  3. Shooting Jack

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    They got a brand new truck out of the deal. I would own half of LA by the time this was done. Jackie B.
     
  4. CharlieAMA

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    Shoot first-ask questions later. Typical L.A./Detroit/Chicago type police action. It is sad, and it gives the good cops and good citizens a bad rap.
     
  5. CharlieAMA

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    No matter how much Dragnet and Adam-15 you watch, or CIS Los Angeles, it don't fix stupid.
     
  6. crusha

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    They need to fire the officers, their supervisor, and everybody they had lunch with in the past week.


    This isn't Anbar. Close...but not quite.
     
  7. 1100 REMINGTON MAN

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    I find it ironic that all the Law Enforcement people who are against private citizens to carry guns because they are not trained. Then this happens.
     
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    LA seems pretty quiet about this - both of those trigger happy a$$holes need to be fired. And hopefully, both of those women (and their lawyers) will hit the city for big money.
     
  9. Steve W

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    There's a second case yesterday, Torrance PD rammed and shot a man without identify them self with their cruiser into the man's vehicle then shot him because they thought he was C. Dorner .

    This white male victim while driving his pickup in Torrance, CA was rammed then shot by Torrance PD, but his truck was a different make and color from suspect Dorner's. The white male victim is much shorter and weights 100 lb less than that black Dorner.
     
  10. Chilly

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    Here is an article in the LA Times. They shot at someone else also. So that's 2 police shooting incidents in LA while looking for this guy.
     
  11. Bisi

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    In defense of the cops, everybody in LA is guilty of something, and deserves to be shot.

    They probably thought they were the Kardashians.
     
  12. crusha

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    Zardo,

    Curious about the Indy thing. I thought the order was always "shoot to kill." I wasn't aware that police in America ever "shot to maim."


    Was this a "shoot without identifying" order?


    "Shoot without suspicion of a crime?"


    Just curious, what law was this?
     
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  14. shannon391

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    This one loose nut case has the LAPD very jumpy. It shows just what a paper tiger LEO really is.

    If they ever went through with door to door gun grabbing, could you imagine the carnage 100 guys driven over the edge could cause?

    I would never wish or want to see something like that happen, just pondering the "what if".
     
  15. George MT.

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    THe one thing that I have noticed is how supressed this story is by the media,I watched a interview on Fox news with a ex DC detective and when asked about the shooting he totally blew by the question and moved on,I was suprised Greta let him get away with that but you never know maybey she was told to S-2 on the subject?
     
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    Buzz,

    I didn't think it was "shoot to kill" I thought they were trained to fire until there was no more threat. Maybe a LEO can clarify.
     
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    Bisi, now that was funny.

    This exemplifies how we have a high quantity of cops on the street, but not high quality cops.
     
  18. CharlieAMA

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    Good remark, Luvs2shoot. These LA cops keep this up, it may start a riot or two, as we have seen in the past. I'm suprised 548 hasn't spoken up about his brother LEOs' in LA, and their right to shoot people on sight. That town must really be on edge.
     
  19. Steve W

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    Now the suspect had been shot and died, citizens of L.A. should be safe to drive their pickups on the streets without getting shot at. LOL
     
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    When the police chief was on TV, he said something to the effect of "this has made us all jittery", as if that excuses their behavior! You are the police! You are supposed to be well trained professionals, who control your jitters, and get the job done according to procedures and protocols. Obviously, the officers involved in these incidents weren't paying attention to the procedures and protocols involved in discharging their arms.

    There seems to be a pervasive "us versus them" mentality taking over in law enforcement these days. Protect and Serve has become shoot first, and cover my behind, buddy. Use of force is an escalation of force to nullify a threat, not deadly force immediately, then let's see if we were right.

    While there is a sense in these cases that the police were justified in shooting first, this must be examined critically and publicly, and if the officers involved were not correct in their use of deadly force, they must suffer the full weight of the law, as would a civilian who misused a firearm in this manner.
     
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