Saturday, February 09, 2013

More on the LA Police Shooting Two Latina Women They Thought was a Big Black Man

The LA Times follows up on the LA Police shooting two LA Times employees/contractors.
Police were on the lookout for Christopher Jordan Dorner,...The radio call indicated that the truck matched the description of Dorner's gray Nissan Titan.

...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.
There used to be a saying along the lines of "Never pick a fight with someone who buys ink by the barrel." I guess it's OK in some quarters to open fire on their employees or contractors, though.
Law enforcement sources told The Times that at least seven officers opened fire. On Friday, the street was pockmarked with bullet holes in cars, trees, garage doors and roofs. Residents said they wanted to know what happened.

"How do you mistake two Hispanic women, one who is 71, for a large black male?" said Richard Goo, 62, who counted five bullet holes in the entryway to his house.
Sounds like there may have been a lot more than the at least 46 rounds I thought were fired.

Whether fairly or not, a lot of people commenting on the story are wondering if the LA Police were more interested in executing their suspect than in capturing him.

My original post here.

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