LAPD officers are understandably jumpy and angry about Christopher Dorner, the ex-cop who has gone on a recept rampage. I told my wife yesterday that they will probably kill him on sight, whether or not he presented an immediate threat to them.
This article suggests I’m right. They recently spotted a truck that looked like his, and shot it to pieces without a word of warning or instruction to the occupants - neither of whom turned out to be Dorner. Both of the women in the truck were injured, but thankfully are expected to recover - and I hope they each get a massive settlement check from the city of Los Angeles.
What Dorner has done is inexcusable, and he should be tried for murder - but the cops who shot up these two women should likewise be tried for attempted murder. If it’s not acceptable for Dorner to apply the death penalty without due process and without an immediate threat to himself or the public, then the LAPD should be held to the same standard.
TL;DR (pit version): Fuck the LAPD.