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EPIC POLICE FAIL: You won’t believe L.A. cops are getting away with this mistake
The Daily Caller ^ | 1/20/2014 | Robby Soave

Posted on 01/23/2014 5:34:48 PM PST by Half Vast Conspiracy

In pursuit of a dangerous black male killer, Los Angeles Police Department officers mistook two Latina woman for the suspect and fired one hundred shots.

Then, Torrance Officer Brian McGee thought he saw the suspect’s vehicle and rammed into it at full speed, nearly killing the innocent driver, David Perdue, a white man. McGee also fired three shots at Perdue.

But L.A. County District Attorney Jackie Lacey has decided not to press charges against McGee, since his error was “a reasonable mistake.”

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LAPD Police Chief Charlie Beck attributed the misunderstandings to the “incredible tension” felt during the manhunt for ex-cop and cop killer Christopher Dorner.

So, the only way to protect yourself is to hide during this kind of manhunt.

1 posted on 01/23/2014 5:34:49 PM PST by Half Vast Conspiracy
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

“a reasonable mistake.”

That should be qualified: “A reasonable mistake ... as defined by the mentally deficient LAPD Police Chief Charlie Beck”.


2 posted on 01/23/2014 5:38:20 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (It's difficult to differentiate between a hog calling contest and a Senate rollcall.)
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No pensions, no bennies, no immunity, no unions, 130+ IQ, 4 years of college including criminal/constitutional studies. Triple the pay. And poof... majority of problems go away.


3 posted on 01/23/2014 5:38:39 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

Boston west, basically.

And in Boston as they rolled down the city streets, then under Martial Law, they were screaming, “Don’t look out your windows..!” over and over, hundreds of times.

They construed LOOKING AT THEM as a hostile act.


4 posted on 01/23/2014 5:39:15 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

Apparently better at aiming a car than a gun.

Perdue is lucky he doesn’t look like a dog.


5 posted on 01/23/2014 5:40:10 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

incredible panic


6 posted on 01/23/2014 5:40:19 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

In dealing with the government, the following rules apply:

You screw up, you pay
The government screws up, you pay
You lie to the government, you go to jail
The government lies to you, everyday, all the time.


7 posted on 01/23/2014 5:40:28 PM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

The claims that “cops get their blood up” during a hunt for a cop-killer is roughly the same excuse that looters use during a power outage. It’s for the exact same reason: an excuse to cut loose and run wild.


8 posted on 01/23/2014 5:40:46 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

The only thing that I wouldn’t believe would be the cops getting away with shooting Democratic elected officials.


9 posted on 01/23/2014 5:41:10 PM PST by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton))
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To: Gene Eric

Triple the pay and 1/3 the head count.


10 posted on 01/23/2014 5:42:14 PM PST by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

They should win a lawsuit over this. Wasn’t even the car a different color?


11 posted on 01/23/2014 5:43:44 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy; left that other site

you can’t expect perfection from storm troopers whose specialty is killing dangerous cocker spaniels.


13 posted on 01/23/2014 5:44:35 PM PST by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

I noticed back in the 90s that American cops were morphing into jack-booted thugs.


14 posted on 01/23/2014 5:45:12 PM PST by AlexW
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To: DariusBane

Definitely fewer cops required, not sure to 1/3. A lot of money would be saved in tossing the pensions.


15 posted on 01/23/2014 5:45:51 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

The above photo has been Photoshopped by somebody for the police department and for press release, in order to SMUDGE and MAKE LESS VISIBLE:

all the bullet holes in the right side of that truck's window.

An earlier version of that photo, *not* Photoshopped:

You can actually see in the un-re-touched, second photograph, that it's easier to observe THE POLICE OFFICERS CARE-LESS-NESS AND CRIMINAL NEGLIGENCE AS THEY TRIED TO KILL EVERYBODY IN THAT TRUCK!

The police were not just trying to kill Dorner, the perp, rather, the police were gunning to shoot almost anybody!

The police involved, should be dismissed without pay, no benefits, and charged with ATTEMPTED MURDER.

16 posted on 01/23/2014 5:51:27 PM PST by First_Salute (May God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy
only the delusional would expect charges filed... it is now truly, them vs us
17 posted on 01/23/2014 5:52:15 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: kingattax

My neighbor and I share an outdoor stairway. My neighbor had called the cops because an unattended 5 year old was wandering the apartment complex.

For some strange reason, I had chosen the same moment to take Lynn-Dah-The-Dawg (a black female lab) out for her walk. As I started down the stairs, an officer in FULL RIOT GEAR was coming up!

Then the strangest thing happened...I placed myself between the cop and my dog and boldly asked, “May I help you?”

“”Other Apartment” he grumbled, and I let him pass.

He might have shot me, and probably would have gotten away with it.


18 posted on 01/23/2014 5:54:27 PM PST by left that other site
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To: Gene Eric

130+ IQ?!? The IQ AVERAGE is 100. Above average is 115-120. Over 130 and you’re MENSA-grade intelligent. That’s less than 3% of the population of the world.


19 posted on 01/23/2014 5:55:47 PM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: left that other site

“He might have shot me, and probably would have gotten away with it.”


Why on earth would he shoot you?

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20 posted on 01/23/2014 5:56:34 PM PST by Mears
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

There was a story yesterday from Ohio where a cop watched hard core porn with a “pre-teen” and masturbated with him.

The Prosecutor said “No crime”


21 posted on 01/23/2014 5:56:50 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

Cops went into full hysteria during the Christopher Dorner incident...No joke..

They were ready to shoot anyone and anything that even remotely resembled him or his vehicle...In fact they went after targets that didn’t even remotely resemble the suspect or his vehicle..

One shoots and they all started shooting...Just hearing shooting over the radio and others started shooting anything that moved.

When they were the target it was most interesting and rather disturbing how they they reacted...


22 posted on 01/23/2014 5:58:01 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

I’m sure that many thought that the extermination of the Jews was “a reasonable mistake”.


23 posted on 01/23/2014 6:00:18 PM PST by centurion316
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To: RetiredTexasVet
McGee’s actions are analyzed based on the totality of circumstances, which include McGee’s knowledge of Dorner’s previous threats and actions in the days and hours preceding these events, which gave rise to an atmosphere of fear and extreme anticipation,” according to Deputy District Attorney Geoffrey Rendon.

So, this guy could have done ANYTHING to ANYBODY and it would be excused.

24 posted on 01/23/2014 6:00:23 PM PST by Half Vast Conspiracy (Proportionally, Ft. Hood is to Ft. Worth as Washington Navy Yard is to Arlington, VA.)
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To: Gene Eric
Triple the pay.

That would be $300,000 here in SoCal.

25 posted on 01/23/2014 6:01:07 PM PST by Half Vast Conspiracy (Proportionally, Ft. Hood is to Ft. Worth as Washington Navy Yard is to Arlington, VA.)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

They obviously are graduates of the Fullerton Police Academy.


26 posted on 01/23/2014 6:02:16 PM PST by SkyDancer (Imagine a world without politicians, lawyers and federal judges.)
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To: rarestia

Are you sure about those ranges?


27 posted on 01/23/2014 6:02:56 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

I think it’s worth considering given the criteria. We’d end up with the best. Remember, no pensions, no bennies, no immunity, no unions, no tenure, no guarantees whatsoever.


28 posted on 01/23/2014 6:06:50 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

Again, that 60s song, “Pigs”, comes to mind. It closes, “If you’re big, strong and stupid, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department wants you.”


29 posted on 01/23/2014 6:06:52 PM PST by LouAvul (In a state of disbelief as to how liberals destroyed America in a mere 40 years.)
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To: Mears

because i challenged his authoritah.


30 posted on 01/23/2014 6:07:15 PM PST by left that other site
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To: First_Salute

Food for thought, these are stickers you can buy

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31 posted on 01/23/2014 6:08:55 PM PST by Zeneta
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

oh cmon its not like they are going to intentionally burn someone to death.


32 posted on 01/23/2014 6:19:35 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: gaijin

“And in Boston as they rolled down the city streets, then under Martial Law, they were screaming, “


Martial Law?

Where? When? Who ordered it?

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33 posted on 01/23/2014 6:24:59 PM PST by Mears
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To: AlexW

“I noticed back in the 90s that American cops were morphing into jack-booted thugs.”

That’s because in 1993 Janet Reno fired all the US Attorneys to cover up what was in 15,000 FBI files on complaints filed against police.

They’ve pretty much had free range ever since.

You’re democrat controlled city govts cover police misconduct up to avoid/lesson civil liability.


34 posted on 01/23/2014 6:35:51 PM PST by IMR 4350
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To: dragnet2
They were ready to shoot anyone and anything that even remotely resembled him or his vehicle...In fact they went after targets that didn’t even remotely resemble the suspect or his vehicle.. One shoots and they all started shooting...Just hearing shooting over the radio and others started shooting anything that moved.

Like a bunch of dumb dogs barking and chasing a cat that happens across their path and darts across a field. About as useful.

35 posted on 01/23/2014 6:39:58 PM PST by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: Mears
Martial Law?

Rousting people from their homes, ordering them not to look out their windows and pointing a firearm at a citizen in his own home will suffice until the real deal comes along.


36 posted on 01/23/2014 6:43:48 PM PST by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: Ken H

Again,when was Martial Law ordered and who ordered it?

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37 posted on 01/23/2014 6:49:15 PM PST by Mears
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To: Mears

Nobody announced it, they just did it.


38 posted on 01/23/2014 6:53:52 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

“Nobody announced it, they just did it.”

Not Martial Law.

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39 posted on 01/23/2014 6:55:09 PM PST by Mears
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To: Mears

Well perhaps you want to argue with the military looking guys rousting people out of their homes while holding guns to their heads.

see how far that gets ya


40 posted on 01/23/2014 6:56:19 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

Martial Law was not declared and throwing around misinformation is a waste of time.

That’s the whole point. It was chaotic but no Martial Law.

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41 posted on 01/23/2014 7:01:50 PM PST by Mears
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To: Mears

A distinction without a difference.

They used military force against citizens prohibiting movement of all citizens, searching their homes, forcing them from their homes and threatening deadly force.


42 posted on 01/23/2014 7:04:15 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: First_Salute
in order to SMUDGE and MAKE LESS VISIBLE

I don't think so.

Those are evidence tags, and it appears they had not got to the passenger side of the vehicle yet. Also the images were taken from different angles and different times.

43 posted on 01/23/2014 7:06:48 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Mears
Didn't you read my post? =>

"Rousting people from their homes, ordering them not to look out their windows and pointing a firearm at a citizen in his own home will suffice until the real deal comes along."

44 posted on 01/23/2014 7:07:19 PM PST by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: driftdiver

This was not panic. This was out of control men who wanted to kill someone. Anyone, anywhere. Anytime.


45 posted on 01/23/2014 7:15:48 PM PST by healy61
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To: healy61

I said panic because they were out of control. Either way a very very poor way to conduct police work.

46 posted on 01/23/2014 7:18:01 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy
In pursuit of a dangerous black male killer, Los Angeles Police Department officers mistook two Latina woman for the suspect and fired one hundred shots.

A quick glance at the calendar tells me we should be beyond the "Well...y'all look alike to me" excuse by now, even in LA.

Guess not.

47 posted on 01/23/2014 7:20:58 PM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: driftdiver

Agreed. They might not have “declared” martial law, but if it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck and looks like a duck, a reasonable and prudent person could not be faulted for calling it a duck. Primarily, because it’s a duck.


48 posted on 01/23/2014 7:21:22 PM PST by jaydee770
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To: Mears
Not Martial Law.

Yes, Martial Law.

Martial law doesn't have to be called "martial law" to actually, legally be martial law.

That IS the law on martial law.

49 posted on 01/23/2014 7:39:45 PM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

Why not? they got away with it in the Dorner incident. They not only got away with it, they had their defenders on this forum.


50 posted on 01/23/2014 7:49:24 PM PST by sport
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