McMahon did not say directly that the tear gas started the blaze, and the cause of the fire remained unclear.
A charred body was found in the basement, along with a wallet and personal items, including a California driver's license with the name Christopher Dorner, an official briefed on the investigation told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the ongoing probe.
Not just any assault rifle, but a LARGE assault rifle.
I look forward to continued excellent professionalism and accuracy from the authorities.
Yeah sure. And I am the sugar plum fairy on meth.
It was getting dark and they wanted to make damn sure he couldn't create a diversion and escape after dark.
Pay no attention to that man shouting behind the curtain.
The guy asked for - and recieved - suicide by cop. A fate often sought by these spree killers.
So I guess when I heard them say on the scanner that they were ‘going with burn plan’ ....then a few minutes later...’burners deployed’ and then ‘we have fire’, I was just hearing things or misunderstanding. Got it.
I heard it all in real time yesterday with my own ears.
"7 burners deployed and we have a fire..."
Perhaps the sheriff can enlighten us on the context and meaning of that statement.
Imagine an arsonist saying “officer, I didn’t intend to burn the house down. I just covered the inside with gasoline and walked away.”
I’m glad he’s dead, but did the cops deliberately execute him? OF COURSE...!
And they have done that also when the target was a church full of women and kids —burned it right down.
If you give cops tons of kook gear it’s just a matter of time before they want to use it. If they don’t, then they see all the ninjya nomex as making for WASTE, or something.
They killed him, and they knew what they were doing.
They were called to the Central Station a 1:00pm and reported to the helipad. Plenty of time to fly the 70 miles. There is even chatter on the scanner record about an LAPD helo needing a fuel stop.
I’d say it’s a case of plausible deniability.
They didn’t want it to come to trial, because it would be a race-baiting clown circus, with the media jumping through hoops.
Also, possibly, because he was fired earlier from the LAPD not for lying about his fellow cops, but because he spoke out when he was supposed to shut up and go along with it. That would by no means excuse his going around shooting people, including innocent victims who had nothing to do with his firing. But it might explain why the LAPD wanted him dead.
Also, he was going around shooting LEOs all over the place, which is not a permissable activity.
This appears to have been rough justice. On the other hand, even if his charges against the LAPD were true—which is in question—I think he had earned the death penalty for many deliberate murders, and more in the future if he was given the chance. And California has no death penalty for murder.
I don’t like to see cops taking the law into their own hands—but that’s what happens when the justice system breaks down.
Don’t care if they offed the dude. Just make sure the owner gets 100% of everything he lost.
What another brainless remark—”...did not intend...”.
When you lob pyrotechnic tear gas into a dwelling, there is a high likelihood it will start a fire. And with no fireman around to put it out, there is a further high likelihood it will burn out of control. And when it burns outta control there is also a high likelihood it will burn the building down. So these are the guys with the guns and who do not want us to have em.
Soon the Reverends will drag Droners mom through the different hate America channels.
He shot and killed an unarmed woman.
In the progressive world of Bill Maher, Rachael Maddow, etc, he is a hero.
The guy had already killed 4 cops..Burn baby burn..
Lots of dead bodies floating in a sea of lies.