Wednesday, February 20, 2013
(This post contains adult language.)
Hi again. Yes, it's been nearly 3 years since I last posted. I came back across my blog by a fluke accident. Call it fate, call it the universe reaching out to me and pleading to shed some sane, logical thought to the mess of things happening in the world, but in all reality - probably just a fluke accident. But I did feel the need to again type out the thoughts that bubble in my head. A lot has happened in the time I've been away. I obviously can't comment on everything, so I will stick to a current happening, and perhaps delve into the past to offer some 20/20 hindsight on this world in which we live. In the meantime...
So the huge story in LA is all about Christopher Dorner. This is a former LAPD officer that left on bad terms. He was allegedly forced out of the department by bad cops when he reported on them. Now he's planning payback in the form of killing those cops to clear his name.
OK, besides the obvious lack of sane, rational thought by Dorner to "clear his name," the LAPD is also lacking any rational thought and action in their attempts to catch this guy.
Below is a link to an article that describes 2 separate occasions where Torrance police opened fire on citizens in trucks without identifying the person(s) inside.
The details are similar:
1 - Saw a truck, didn't even match the description of make, model, or color.
2 - Did not attempt to identify driver or passenger(s) of vehicle.
3 - Rammed the truck.
4 - Opened fire on the truck.
5 - Whoops! Wrong fucking people!
Torrance Police Shoot Wrong People
I don't even know where to start. I guess let me say this. I have tremendous respect for anyone that serves in law enforcement. You have to confront and deal with shit each and every day, and most people hate you because of your job. You have to carry a firearm when you go to work because chances are you will probably have to draw it, God forbid discharge it, to defend yourself while doing your job. That being said - Law enforcement is not above the law. Your job is to uphold it. You are a peace officer, not a warrior, and not a soldier. You do not go to war when you put on your uniform.
I fully understand that Dorner said he was going to kill every cop he could. If I was a cop, I would want to catch the bastard, and probably give him a bullet of my own. However, I would also realize that he is one man. Not some superhero that can materialize at will and stop bullets with telekinesis. A man that bleeds, needs to eat, and take a crap like the rest of us.
So why in the world would you act as reckless as these cops did that just unloaded rounds on these people without even attempting to see if they were indeed shooting at Dorner. In one of the shootings, the guy was a skinny white dude. Dorner is a huge black guy. How do you not see that? You rammed his driver's side!!! In the other one, over a hundred rounds were fired into the back of the truck, along with other cars and houses beyond the target (hmm...seems they forgot one of those safety rules about firearms...I don't know, something about knowing your target and what's beyond it).
The only saving grace for these cops is that they were fucking horrible, horrible shots. For the 2 ladies that were hit once each, those cops had to reload 4 times, assuming they had standard issue Glock 17's. If they had the Smith & Wesson 4566 or Glock 22's, then they had to reload even more times. 4 fucking times to reload without knowing who you're shooting at!?!?! If a citizen did that, they would be in prison for attempted murder!
These people are getting millions of dollars for the ineptitude displayed by the LAPD. Money that we, as taxpayers, are footing the bill for. If these cops had used an ounce of common sense, this would not have happened. But the citizens getting paid by us isn't even the worst part. The cops shooting up these trucks and citizens isn't even the worst part. No, the worst part is that these cops will not face any criminal charges for what they did. They have been placed on administrative duty. Again...if a citizen did that, they would be in prison for attempted murder!
This absolutely BLOWS MY MIND. And they wonder why people hate the LAPD. Because you indiscriminately shoot people and don't face any consequences!
Well, the cops have caught Dorner. And by caught, they purposely set the cabin he was hiding in on fire, although they deny that, even though there are recordings of them saying to set it on fire, but that's another story. Good riddance to Dorner. I'm glad he's dead. I'm hoping LAPD can sleep a little easier, knowing that someone isn't out there dead set on killing as many cops as he can.
And even though the news was all over this story, now that it's over, people will forget about it, and it will fade into the chaos of daily life in LA. And those officers that randomly shot up citizens of the city will smile and probably go back on the street, knowing that people have short memories, and they skirted felony charges by being horrible shots. It is a travesty that the people of LA and the local government are letting these 8 cops get away with such an unlawful, brash, and wanton show of deadly force. I will say it again, if anyone else had done that, they would be in prison facing multiple attempted murder charges. In LA, I guess cops are above the law. And that's ridiculous.