...real serious message!
Former police officer Christopher Dorner is presently the subject of the biggest law enforcement manhunt in Los Angeles history since Cinque and the SLA in 1974.
In their zeal to stop the admitted triple murderer, nervous Southern California police have opened fire on two separate vehicles... neither of which come close to matching the description of what Dorner is reported to have been driving... and wounded innocent citizens.
(A rare understatement by the media: "Shot At?")
"On Thursday morning, LAPD officers mistakenly opened fire on Emma Hernandez, 71, and her daughter, Margie Carranza, 47, as they were sitting inside their blue Toyota Tacoma. The truck was riddled with bullets, Hernandez was shot twice in the back, and Carranza was injured by broken glass."
(Now, who is Senora Carranza supposed to see about her wounded mother?)
So it's not just 6-foot-tall, 270 pound Black men at risk... little old Hispanic ladies and anyone with a pick-up truck better stay off the road in Southern California.
Yes, pretty grim reflection on the LAPD training standards. However these shootings of civilians by police are by no means out of the ordinary. Witness the deadly shooting this past year in Nassau County of an off-duty law enforcement officer intervening in a robbery and subsequently being fatally shot by a retired cop.
Cops fire first and find out later who they may have shot much too often for my taste. Negligent and indiscriminate discharge of weapons by LEOs are a dirty little secret of police work.
Didn't we have a Suffolk County LEO shoot himself a few years ago while "cleaning his gun." Jeez. I hope that guy was fired, but he was probably given a promotion.
I have no further information on the officer involved with the self-shooting at the SCPD Range. Upon recollection and belief, he was a Senior Officer.