The biggest news yesterday was about the ex-military cop killing cop who went from San Diego all the way to Irvine - where he allegedly killed two people. From there it gets muddy as there was reports that he was in Torrance. Which only lead to police shooting up the hell out of a car (more of that below) and then reportedly he went up to Big Bear where he torched his truck and up till now, it was assumed he was hiding in the fores area. Which, let's face it, is probably bullshit because this guy seems crazy smart in police procedure.
In any case, the LAPD is going around on high alert. Which means you probably should be concerned about driving while brown. At least now you don't have to worry about driving in a truck. As was the case in TWO incidents that occurred.
Yup, that's right. TWO officer-involved shootings occurred in Torrance after police encountered suspicious vehicles - the likes of which were NOTHING like the one suspected to be driving by Christopher Dorner. The first one happened around 5:20am as officers observed a truck with the lights off and approached it. At which point shooting occurred and the two people inside the truck were struck and taken to a local area hospital. The kicker. These women were delivering newspapers. Just look at this car.
Fucking hell, they didn't even try to stop that truck. It is just riddled with bullets from the back. It really makes you think that the term "Officer-involved shooting" is not the correct term. Probably something more along the lines of "Cops blast the shit out of this random bystander's car."
What's even more troublesome is that they blasted the fuck out of the truck that didn't even meet the description requirements. A Toyota and not a Nissan and they were elderly paper throwers opposed to large black male. Even more so that they opened fire without warning. Clearly there's a kill order out on the dude.
But all this makes you see how fucking fearful and scared little people cops actually are. They always go on and on about 'oh what a dangerous job we do, and putting out lives on the line' stuff, but as soon as there is any risk at fucking all, they just riddle shit with bullets from a safe enough distance.
The second incident was a short time later, a white unarmed male was driving a similar blue pick up truck and he too was shot by police who believed he was the suspect. Keep in mind that the man they are looking for is a 6 foot 4 black male. Essentially, till the truck was burned in big bear, the LA news stations were warning people to not drive a pick up truck in LA and to obey all traffic laws or risk being shot by police who are all stressed out and tense that someone is going after their own.
So let's take a step back and look at how or why all this went down. Christopher Dorner essentially tried to blow whistle on racism and brutality on the police force. He gets drummed out for it and then writes a huge manifesto calling everyone out and making bold threats against the officers and their family. Then he starts to carry out his one man mission of The Punisher level justice. Police fire back by shooting minorities and the LAPD has now shot more innocent people looking for this guy than the suspect is accused of.
Seems pretty ironic when you think about it. They're basically going out of their way to prove the dude 100% correct in that the LAPD are just out for themselves and treat the people they are supposedly protecting like gutter trash.
I wouldn't be all that surprised if this was what he was planning on. The dude studied insurgency on the front lines by watching the U.S. fail to crush it. He's already achieved a level of Bin Laden style terrorism of "make our enemies reveal themselves to be the monsters they really are"
In any event, in this epic manhunt, which lead up to Big Bear, a place where he took his truck and reportedly had it set for a timed explosion, and with that torching of the truck, he probably saved the lives of at least a dozen paperboys. Now they are only going to shoot at muscular black people until another vehicle is identified as his.
Just today he was reportedly scene over the mountain in the high desert as well as in downtown L.A. at the twin towers prison. So you make what you will of that. But there's very little chance he's still in Big Bear. If he ever was there for longer than it took to set his car to go up in flames and hit the road. It would make for a great distraction for all those officers and that man hunt focusing on that area while he snuck out the many other routes.
You can find his manifesto online here. It's pretty out there. But you have to wonder if there's a good amount of truth in there. Especially when you have police shooting the hell out of little old Asian ladies delivering newspapers.
I know I will be vilified by the LAPD and the media. Unfortunately, this is a necessary evil that I do not enjoy but must partake and complete for substantial change to occur within the LAPD and reclaim my name. The department has not changed since the Rampart and Rodney King days. It has gotten worse. The consent decree should never have been lifted. The only thing that has evolved from the consent decree is those officers involved in the Rampart scandal and Rodney King incidents have since promoted to supervisor, commanders, and command staff, and executive positions.
Well then. Another interesting take away from the manifesto is;
Are you aware that an officer (a rookie/probationer at the time) seen on the Rodney King videotape striking Mr. King multiple times with a baton on 3/3/91 is still employed by the LAPD and is now a Captain on the police department? Captain rolando is now the commanding officer of a LAPD police station (West LA division). As a commanding officer, he is now responsible for over 200 officers. Do you trust him to enforce department policy and investigate use of force investigations on arrestees by his officers? Are you aware rolando has since promoted to Sergeant after kicking Mr. king in the face. Oh, you Violated a citizens civil rights? We will promote you. Same as LAPD did with the officers from Metro involved in the May Day melee at MacArthur Park. They promoted them to Sergeant (a supervisor role).Hmmm, did not know that. As I stated, I think the guy makes some valid points. Though they're buried under all this craziness that allows people to dismiss him as simply fucking bonkers. In any event, I sure can't wait for the movie about this...
No, not that one. The even better one;
YEEEEESSSS. That one.
As of this writing they still don't have him and there has yet to be any sign of proof that he's even in Big Bear. Empty cabins are being searched but let's face it, he's far far away from there by now. Who knows if he'll pop up any time soon.