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Sunday, February 10, 2013

"Unbridled police lawlessness"

David Perdue holds a casing for one of three bullets Torrance, CA police fired into his SUV after ramming the vehicle.  

David Perdue was on his way to the beach when his SUV was rammed by a police cruiser. Moments later, the police in Torrance, CA fired three shots into Perdue's vehicle. Luckily, none of the bullets struck Perdue. But he still sustained a concussion and shoulder injury from the collision. 

Why was an innocent citizen assaulted by police?  Perdue's vehicle vaguely matched the description of the SUV of alleged cop killer Christopher Jordan Dorner. By the way, Dorner is African-American and weighs over 100 pounds more than Perdue, who is white. 

"Unbridled police lawlessness," is how David Perdue's  attorney described the actions of the Torrance, CA police.  On the heels of the indiscriminate shooting of two innocent women by the LAPD in another vehicle mistakenly matching Dorner's,  it's hard to argue with the accusation. 

In the desperate manhunt for alleged cop killer Christopher Jordan Dorner, law enforcement officials in Southern California are rapidly losing all control -- and credibility. 

Raul Ramos y Sanchez

See my previous post on the LAPD's volley of gunfire into the SUV of two innocent women delivering newspapers.  

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