The manhunt for fugitive former LAPD officer and suspected murderer Christopher Dorner has taken a toll on Southern California police departments. (Snip)The response on Sunday at a Lowe´s store in Northridge was massive, but the report that Dorner was there was later found to be false -- like many other sightings. But police say they´re not letting up. "We'll continue to go until we have Mr. Dorner in custody, and the threat has ceased," LAPD Lt. Andy Neiman said Monday. That is a tall order -- costly not in dollars, Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck said, but also in public safety.
Comments: Anyone who has is a victim of a crime where only property is involved will be pretty much on their own.
Now they are talking about adding to the already $1 million reward. In the meantime there is apparently something that makes them think he may have fled to Mexico.
He isn´t the first person to murder two people, and he won´t be the last. So why are they putting so much effort into this that they are "crippled"? Perhaps the LAPD needs to step back and think rationally. Are they handling this differently because he is a former police officer? Because he targeted policemen? Because he made them look foolish?
The latest news in our area is that Fr. Michael Evans, pastor of Holy Angels Church in Arcadia, has gone into hiding. Sgt. Teresa Evans, who was alleged by Dorner to have kicked a mentally disabled suspect in the head and chest, is his sister. They even shut down the school at Holy Angels.
I am heartily sick of seeing pictures of Dorner looking like a great guy whom you´d like to share a pizza with. From all accounts, the guy had professional and personal troubles for a long time. It sickens me that so many people are trying to make him into some sort of Rambo character, instead of a person who would cold-bloodedly kill innocent people.
It is not uncommon for a defendant who loses a case to blame his lawyer. This guy took it to the crazy level by targeting the entire families of those who "wronged" him. How anyone can sympathize with the monster escapes me.
I do think LAPD needs to take this very seriously. But I also agree with those who have pointed out that this is the classic reason why we need less gun control, not more. Armed citizens can protect themselves when the cops are busy doing other stuff.
To #1 and 4: He left a manifesto to state that he wants to kill as many others as he can: hence, all the energy on finding him. As to Dorner: He appears to be both clever and dumb: First, the dumb - he had a history of complaints prior to his well-known complaint about his training officer. Not wise in any org to begin complaining before you establish a record, and a solid credibility. Further, he was a "cryer." Emotional. I had a programmer, a man, on one of my staffs once, and he was a cryer. He´d cry at every tiny slight, every wrinkle in a project... I know the type, and they are worse than a drag. Dorner, with this vendetta, if still alive, seems both clever and dumb: It was dumb to telegraph, in the manifesto, his targets - why warn them? However, he´s clever if the intent was to get the LAPD to commit an enormous whack of resources to protecting 50+ people, and in mounting the manhunt. He´s causing the LAPD the tremendous pain of stretched resources, and he has ALL of these people on pins and needles, fearing for their lives - they´re not sleeping very soundly at night, and by day, they´re consumed with the hunt and their own protection. It seems that if Dorner is still alive, he´s receiving help from confederates/sympathizers. Consider this too: what if he had dug a simple large hole in preparation up at Big Bear? He could pull a camo door shut, commit suicide, and leave the LAPD to be on a forever guard against him. His named targets, in the manifesto, could NEVER be completely comfortable THE REST OF THEIR LIVES... that would explain the manifesto´s detail regarding targets.
Well, it’s not like there’s any danger of this stuff crossing the porous border into the US… Tepojaco (Mexico) (AFP) – Mexican authorities scrambled Wednesday to find a truck containing “extremely dangerous” radioactive material used in medical treatment that was stolen by two gunmen two days ago, officials said. The white Volkswagen Worker truck was transporting a teletherapy device containing cobalt-60 when it was stolen Monday in the central Hidalgo state town of Tepojaco, near Mexico City, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency. (Snip)So they found the container, just not the incredibly dangerous material that was in it. The
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Good stuff from Jonathan Turley at today’s House hearing on executive power, although I regret that I couldn’t find a more user-friendly format for you to watch. There’s no compilation clip; you’ll have to make do with the C-SPAN embed by fast-forwarding to the time cues I give you and being patient while the vid buffers (and buffers, and buffers).(Snip)That brings us to point two: Even if Congress can’t stop Obama, the courts can. The problem there, though, says Turley, is that O and the DOJ have argued successfully in many cases that no one has standing to sue him
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