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They obviously were not going to mess around with this guy, nor should they have.
Wasn't a wallet with his ID already found 2/6 after he tried to steal a boat? That's what was reported a few days ago and is being reported on the CNN timeline of events.
When I heard about the cabin burning down, I thought maybe that wasn't him and that he made a clever escape. But after just reading this article, it seems certain that it was. I think we are falsely conditioned by watching the movies, where people in these situations continue to pull off the impossible. But in this real life situation, his desparate actions continued to fail and he was eventually cornered and killed himself. He couldn't outrun hundreds of trained officers working in a coordinated operation. What a sad individual and how saw for his victims and their families.
Mr. Dorner obviously snapped and went nuts. However, there are numerous reports that people listening to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department radio heard numerous comments about "Go ahead with the burner plan," “Seven burners have deployed and we have a fire,” and how the plan involves waiting until all four corners of the cabin are engulfed in flame and the roof collapses.
I'm not going to judge the plan. This guy Dorner was clearly a menace.
I'd also feel more comfortable about this is the news accounts mentioned why Mr. Dorner claims to have been fired unfairly. It has to do with the LAPD's history, past and present, of violent brutality and racism.
None of this is meant excuse Mr. Dorner in any way. But if we want to understand what really happened, we need to have all the facts. We're living in a country where a dog is now a cop, and the penalty for harming a police dog is summary execution. I think we need to have all the facts at hand to decide whether or not we're OK with where this is heading.
It makes no mention of them claiming they couldn't go in initially because the burned out cabin was still too hot, there could be ammunition in there that would go off if the flames were too intense. It makes no mention of the youtube video where you could definitely here the police saying to let the cabin burn down to the ground. They didn't use g language in the audio recording. It makes no mention of the court document that was filed in California that stated they were certain that he had fled to Mexico on or around February 7th. Too many unanswered questions.
Don't let him fool you, these tear gas canisters routinely start fires and the audio footage of the officers involved distinctly includes them talking about using 7 "burners", which is slang for "hot" gas grenades which are very commonly known to start fires especially in a tinderbox like a log cabin, the fire was intentional. Those are the facts.
The LAPD higher ups must be relieved that this is over. Meanwhile, one has to wonder if lives would have been saved if the conduct of others within the LAD that he complained about had been properly dealt with when it should have been instead of being swept under the rug. What do you think, folks?
If everyone had a gun this would have all been prevented.
"If everyone had a gun this would have all been prevented." - I also noticed the law enforcement prople carrying weapons that the the California legislature has illegally denied to other california residents. So what happens when the police just decide to go after you because california passes a law saying blue eyed people can be bought and sold as slaves? this is why we have a constitution, and why legislatures like CA cannot ban individual ownership of the types of weapons law enforcement was using in this case.
Ok, so now it's a gun debate. I'm fine with the police possessing special military like weapons, as long as they use them appropriately. Citizens don't need them, they aren't going to ensure your freedom anyway. They sure didn't help Dorner.
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