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Saturday, February 9, 2013

The LAPD's lunatic response to a lunatic

The vehicle was the wrong model and the wrong color. There were two small women inside, not a six foot, 270-pound fugitive. Yet LAPD officers in pursuit of cop-killer Christopher Jordan Dorner were so intent on exacting "street justice," they opened fire on the vehicle, riddling it with bullets. When it was over, 71-year-old Emma Hernandez was shot twice in the back and is now in intensive care. Her daughter, Margie Carranza, 47, was also wounded. Their crime? Delivering newspapers.

Whether Dorner's allegations of corruption and racism at the LAPD  are true or not, killing the family of those he accused of malfeasance are the actions of a lunatic. 

But this response by LAPD officers reveals a search for revenge reaching lunatic levels.  

Raul Ramos y Sanchez

See a more recent post on the unprovoked assault by Torrance, CA police on David Perdue, an innocent driver mistaken for alleged cop killer Christopher Jordan Dorner.

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