Dorner false flag?

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by tslex, Feb 7, 2013.


  1. RussP

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    Wouldn't matter.

    I believe the media is using "shoulder fired weapon" to describe the firearm. How soon will that become part of the legislative lexicon?
     

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  2. I think this is a case to show why you might need a 30 round magazine. If my family were in lockdown mode at home in the Big Bear area right now. I would want all the firepower possible to protect myself from this guy.
     

  3. Time of day?

    Lighting conditions?

    Did the officers know at the time what make/model of truck they were looking for?

    Any signs of erratic driving?

    Failure to obey commands to stop?

    Do dangerous suspects change vehicles to escape detection?

    Do dangerous suspects change plates to escape detection?

    Do dangerous suspects enlist family members or friends to assist them in criminal enterprises?

    I could go on with a series of questionsI would be asking the officers and witnesses.

    IIRC you are an attorney.

    What does Graham vs. Connor say?
     
  4. CA Cop, all fair questions, all considerations for the officers taking the shots, and -- yes -- all factors to apply to determine if the use of force was objectively reasonable. (I'll even concede that all, or most, are questions for which I don't know the answer as to this shoot.)

    So, is it possible that the photo in the news story is a picture of the aftermath of the exercise of reasonable force? It is possible. Is it possible that it is something far less? Also possible.

    All that said, this is not the only instance connected with the hunt for Dorner where innocents have been harmed by LEOs. That cannot be a part of the plan and you cannot be pleased by that yourself.

    I hope you guys out there put this guy down soon and that nobody else gets hurt. I hope you are watching your six, as well. And I get that tensions must necessarily be running very high -- humans are human, after all, badge or no.

    I will say this: I drive a Brown 2004 Nissan Titan and I'm 6-1 240. You can be damned sure if I lived in LA that truck would be in the garage right now, until this guy gets taken out.

    [And in case it's not clear: No, I don't really think this is some kind of false flag. I just found the manifesto, I dunno, "too handy."]
     
    #24 tslex, Feb 8, 2013
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  5. I view the mistake of fact shootings in the case much like the Martin/Zimmerman case.

    When the evidence is presented to me in a choherent and unemotional manner I will be better able to make a determination as to what charges, if any should be filed.

    It is much like me showing up to a fender bender where both drivers are screaming at each other and me. Can I really conduct a good investigation at that point?
     
  6. Fair enough. Interesting connection to make to the Zimmerman matter.
     
  7. And combine that with two more shootings in the hours before, one while the Suspect was enroute to another target and got stopped enroute to.

    Some reports say they drove around a roadblock against police instructions. Lights off. Given the totality of the facts and situation, I would hold back till all the facts can be presented.
     
  8. RussP

    Moderator

    They've lawyered up... Attorney Glen Jonas said...
     
  9. To be honest, I would have too. Very likely the City Attorney will just cut a check and be done with it.
     
  10. #30 tslex, Feb 8, 2013
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  11. And the lawyer, in the story linked above, says LEOs guarding the home of some brass fired without any commands to the driver first. So We'll have to see.

    Good time to be driving a Mini Cooper convertible, I'd say.
     
  12. 100% right, we will have to wait for the process to work itself out. Except he burned his truck so he could be driving anything now.
     
  13. That was the women's attorney. In this state I can't think of a single OIS where the officer(s) did not have an attorney present for questioning. I call my LDF fund for an attorney when I get accused of being "rude" when I take people to jail. It helps to keep bosses in check.

    As for the no warning...did they not hear it or was one not given...or did they ignore it and not care.
     
  14. He's just proving that policeman are flawed people too, so an LEO exception in gun control legislation is stupid. Bills without the exception will never be okayed by powerful police unions.
     

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