Is it ok for LAPD to shoot innocent people just because a cop killer is on the loose?

Teri- Oregon 2013/02/12 01:00:37
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CA -- Police rammed David Perdue's pickup truck off the road and then
opened fire on it. Bullet holes riddled the windshield.

later tried to explain that it was a case of mistaken identity. The
shoot-to-kill incident was intended for Christopher Dorner, a suspected
murderer who has been declared a "domestic terrorist."

trouble is that nothing here indicates mistaken identity. The pickups
were different makes and colors. Perdue looks nothing like Dorner: He's
several inches shorter and about a hundred pounds lighter. And Perdue is
white; Dorner is black.

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  • TuringsChild 2013/02/12 01:17:14
    no, because citizens lives are equally important as cop lives
    When they start shooting the wrong COLOR vehicles, something is TERRIBLY wrong. They're either frightened that he will get his day in court, or they're physically unqualified to serve as police. And to think they can confuse a short white guy with a tall black guy... Perhaps we need to ban Police Guns!!!

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  • S. Gompers 2013/02/15 09:31:13
    no, because citizens lives are equally important as cop lives
    S. Gompers
    The LAPD should be disarmed and unilaterally fired and prosecuted immediately, they are a threat to the people they are supposed to protect and serve.
  • JoLost 2013/02/13 20:46:10
    no, because citizens lives are equally important as cop lives
    Modern day vigilantes, simple.

    Usurping the rule of law under the color of authority is not law enforcement, it is a direct violation of the oath office law enforcement officers have sworn to uphold.

    Make no mistake, Law Enforcement officers are not here to protect the citizens, but to serve, enforce and protect the Constitutional laws of both the nation and the state in which they serve.

    Justices Rule Police Do Not Have a Constitutional Duty to Protect Someone

  • Koatz 2013/02/13 18:20:22
    no, because citizens lives are equally important as cop lives
    The shooting of innocent people just shows how little respect cops have for the people they're suppose to be protecting.

    Initiating high-speed car chases of people who have committed minor offenses is another way cops show reckless disregard for the well-being of the public.

    There is no accountability, so cops will continue this behavior.
  • JulieJewels 2013/02/12 23:06:21
    no, because citizens lives are equally important as cop lives
    Dorner is being surrounded in Big Bear! Just finding this out on the news as of 3:05, PST.

  • joefj2 2013/02/12 23:02:14
    None of the above, because I don't know!
    It is just setting Obama precedence.
  • mac9 2013/02/12 19:45:39
    None of the above, because I don't know!
    Mistake in identity. No one died other that the three that were murdered by the misfit x cop.
  • HAlex1972 mac9 2013/02/22 07:38:03
    Tell that to the people who think its okay to put people in prison for decades for DUI even though there is no victim.
  • TwistedArtisan 2013/02/12 18:09:04
    no, because citizens lives are equally important as cop lives
    Lives cannot be replaced.
  • Fannie 2013/02/12 16:36:03 (edited)
    no, because citizens lives are equally important as cop lives
    Look at the video, look at the photos, then go visit the ladies in the hospital. How does a skinny white person look like Dorner, how?
  • mich52 2013/02/12 15:26:52
  • peter 2013/02/12 15:24:49
    no, because citizens lives are equally important as cop lives
    one innocent life lost is one life too many and is unreplacable
  • Wulfdane 2013/02/12 14:18:36 (edited)
    no, because citizens lives are equally important as cop lives
    First the Police tell citizens to worry about a killer on the loose, now citizens have to worry about lawless Police Departments shooting at innocent civilians who Police think "look" like Dorner (despite the fact none of the people shot at look anything like Dorner).

    These cops should be arrested and charged with attempted murder or at the very least assault with a deadly weapon, there is no excuse whatsoever. For any Police Department to claim there is, says much about how the people of this country no longer hold their government accountable.

    The fck'd up part is: If someone had defended themselves and shot back at the Police, they would be in prison or dead and the Police would have blamed the innocent victim

    Another example of why the 2nd Amendment is so important.
  • Not A Crybaby Richard <3Fre... 2013/02/12 13:36:53
    no, because citizens lives are equally important as cop lives
    Not A Crybaby Richard <3Freedom!
    That's crazy! I don't wanna go outside my house anymore if anyone thinks that this is "okay".

    Stupid NWO Police-State Facsists!
  • legalamericanwoman 2013/02/12 13:01:54 (edited)
    None of the above, because I don't know!
    Obama claims he is ok using his own commands to murder american citizens without trial or public arrest using drones usurping the authority of the constitution, Is the LAPD following Obamas lead? Pelosi tells America we should not know about this sort of thing.
  • Donatello 2013/02/12 11:22:38 (edited)
  • Not A C... Donatello 2013/02/12 13:41:02
    Not A Crybaby Richard <3Freedom!
    I love you!
  • Pat 2013/02/12 11:21:15
    no, because citizens lives are equally important as cop lives
    No. The incident you are referring to was an accident due to misidentifying the car. I would give the police a pass on this one. It shouldn't have happened but no one was killed and the police are facing a very unusual situation right now where police officers and members of the officers families have been killed and are now being stalked.
  • ManBearPig Pat 2013/02/12 16:37:07
    the car was not even the same color and a first visual of the person in the car would be obvious he is not Dorner... these are cops that are itching to pull their trigger and are using the situation with Dorner to justify their actions

    cops are not to attack... they are to protect
  • Donatello Pat 2013/02/13 00:59:06
  • joe keeney 2013/02/12 10:18:42
    no, because citizens lives are equally important as cop lives
    joe keeney
    One guy has them this screwed up.
  • ed 2013/02/12 09:56:12
    no, because citizens lives are equally important as cop lives
    of course they would to protect their ignorance and stupidity.
  • Peter Griffin 2013/02/12 09:06:44
    yes, because cops lives are more important then citizens lives.
    Peter Griffin
    Police are ten times more important then regular people. If a few of you get killed to save one police officer then it is for the greater good. You little people are expendable and once you have lost all your freedoms then you will understand obedience and be willing to sacrifice for your betters. Such sacrifice will be remembered when it comes time for food and clothing rations.
  • Teri- O... Peter G... 2013/02/12 20:33:47
    Teri- Oregon
    I'm assuming you were being sarcastic :)
  • Kozmo, ... Teri- O... 2013/02/12 21:24:42
    Kozmo, Kostable of the Kustodian
    He's SERIOUS, look at his stats (75% politics), have found out long ago that these types are too religious to be reasonable. He also answered elsewhere that (unregulated) Socialism actually works.
  • Teri- O... Kozmo, ... 2013/02/12 21:42:47 (edited)
    Teri- Oregon
    he is such a poor naive sap
  • Kozmo, ... Teri- O... 2013/02/13 09:10:12
    Kozmo, Kostable of the Kustodian
    That's another way of putting it, they're congruent
  • Peter G... Teri- O... 2013/02/13 05:53:38
    Peter Griffin
    No, why would you think that? You people in the U.S. have happily given up all your freedoms and embraced being a police state. You have the Patriot Act, the N.D.A.A. and the C.O.G. You also have Constitution Free Zones in your country which means you are under martial law in these zones. Walk around any city or town and count the CCTV cameras that you see and then wonder about the ones you do not see. All of your electronic communications are monitored, all of them.
    So if you give your police and law enforcement such authority over you then most U.S. citizens can not be trusted and must be irresponsible less worthy than your police.
  • Teri- O... Peter G... 2013/02/13 06:00:06
    Teri- Oregon
    I have not happily done anything, I fight for my freedoms and liberty's and was the minority along with much of my friends however with the recent gun grab many eyes have been open and America is starting to fight back. I do not welcome or condone the police state and will fight it every step of the way.
  • Peter G... Teri- O... 2013/02/13 06:30:01
    Peter Griffin
    How do these laws pass in the U.S.? We have had three revolutions to change our government and the only thing that held us back was lack of weapons.
    You people in the U.S. have many weapons and yet they take away your freedoms and liberties?
    It confuses us how this is so because you seem to want to be free but you also seem to lack the desire to address wrongful representation.
    We will have another revolution but with better logistics and coordination to drive the religious fanatics out. You people in the U.S. had better hope we succeed as our government leaders are planning to fight the last war..
  • Donald Eric Kesler 2013/02/12 08:50:34
    no, because citizens lives are equally important as cop lives
    Donald Eric Kesler
    I would venture to say that the lives of the citizens are more important. Police have been entrusted to protect us citizens.
  • HillaryLover 2013/02/12 08:06:33
    no, because citizens lives are equally important as cop lives
    Heck no. However, if I were a thirty-something Black man, six feet tall and weighed two hundred pounds, I would take a leave of absence form work and stay inside until the fugitive is caught. Especially if I worked the night shift.
  • gary 2013/02/12 07:52:33
  • MrsJJS 2013/02/12 07:13:26
    no, because citizens lives are equally important as cop lives
    This is the second time they’ve opened fire on innocent members of the public, using excuses, “not used to hunting one of their own” “they’re all a bit on edge”. As they seem too closely connected to the situation perhaps the LAPD should be relieved of their duties surrounding this particular investigation, protecting potential targets and locating the suspect.

    Dorner could be anywhere in the country or out of the country as some reports would have us to believe. But the fact of the matter is, if he’s as well trained as they claim he is, then he’s not going to be stupid enough to exact his revenge until the heat dies down.

    Or perhaps this is his revenge, making threats he had no intention of carrying out just to show how inept the LAPD can be.
  • Kozmo, ... MrsJJS 2013/02/12 21:13:49 (edited)
    Kozmo, Kostable of the Kustodian
    He has sown a SEED,
    now the LAPD (Lamentably Amateur [&] Paranoid Dunces) is providing
    plenty of WATER (piss?) to germinate it, not too mention
    ample MANURE prior and is now getting
    lots of LIGHT from the public attention.
    Will it be a bumper crop (of mustard)?
    mustard tree
  • What'sIT 2013/02/12 06:54:56
    no, because citizens lives are equally important as cop lives
    Sick Sick Sick. So who are people supposed to fear,. the killer or Killer Cops ?
  • wahrheit 2013/02/12 06:40:55
    no, because citizens lives are equally important as cop lives
    Well at least they cannot be accused of racial profiling....
  • Kozmo, ... wahrheit 2013/02/12 21:05:38
    Kozmo, Kostable of the Kustodian
    Misanthropy is more like it
  • Jerry 2013/02/12 06:18:46
    no, because citizens lives are equally important as cop lives
    Is it also OK to shoot innocent people in Afghanistan and other wars, where we don't belong?
  • Donald ... Jerry 2013/02/12 08:52:32
    Donald Eric Kesler
    Not at all.
  • Kozmo, ... Donald ... 2013/02/12 21:06:48
    Kozmo, Kostable of the Kustodian
    Now it has come home to roast— oops, ROOST.

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