Skip to comments.Reward for murderous ex-cop causing controversy
Posted on 03/29/2013 3:01:58 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
LOS ANGELES (AP) As a cabin smoldered with the body of rogue ex-cop Christopher Dorner inside, politicians in a city that lost an officer to his rampage approved a $100,000 reward for information leading to his arrest and conviction.
The Riverside City Council voted unanimously with little discussion and no debate, even after being told the fugitive's demise was likely to be announced soon. News of the vote was dwarfed by Dorner's death after a week on the run, but the city made headlines this week when it said it wouldn't pay its slice of the massive $1.2 million that was pledged by more than two dozen entities and elicited hundreds of tips.
Blame the fine print the requirement of an arrest and conviction for the latest wrinkle in the battle over the pot of money that remains unpaid more than six weeks later. As a probe into who should get the cash continues, competing claims for the money have led to finger pointing, and at least two of the 30 groups that backed the bounty have bowed out of the tortured process.
A lawyer for the couple who called police after Dorner tied them up in their Big Bear Lake condominium and fled in their car shortly before his Feb. 12 death accused Riverside of reneging on an offer that was never genuinely made.
"The mayor knew full well that he wasn't going to be convicted when he authorized the resolution," said attorney Kirk Hallam. "It is completely disingenuous for him to stand up there now and say, 'Oh we weren't legally authorized to issue this.' Really? That's not what you said when you offered the ordinance to the City Council after the facts were already known."
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Okay -- the next time you want help and don't get it, remember this decision of yours.
Reneging on a reward offer like this is just one more reason for someone who comes across a dangerous high-profile criminal to shoot the bastard on sight.
Does anyone here know if his body has been buried yet? I would have thought it would have been a news item.
Split the monies between the couple that was tied up for loss of property, food and toilet paper while that animal camped out at their home and completely reimburse all costs for rebuilding the cabin that you guys torched and all the belongings inside.
You set their home on fire, ala Janet Reno.
You had all the means at your disposal and had him surrounded. You could have waited him out or until he offed himself.
“Reneging on a reward offer like this is just one more reason for someone who comes across a dangerous high-profile criminal to shoot the bastard on sight.”
Do that and they’ll arrest you instead, after all serfs don’t have the right to enforce the law, and they might start to think that they don’t need all those over paid cops. Can’t have that. So just pass on by no need to get involved.
Is anyone really surprised by this? I mean come on Los Angeles is already functionally bankrupt, you think that they even have the money for this? They’ve also reneged on buying a new truck for the two women that got shot up as well as the other guy they tried to shoot up be missed. It’s a free fire zone here for cops who really are the ones that need gun control, need to limit them to a six shooter and one bullet that they keep in their shirt pocket.
Let’s see if I have this straight...
They had a rogue cop shooting cops, but not civilians, and the cops trying to kill him were shooting civilians.
So the cops who wanted to kill the cop-killer offered a reward that they don’t intend to pay to the civilians who found the cop-killer for the cops.
I think I get the message. Didn’t the supreme court say that cops can lie, but civilians have to be truthful?
OTOH, they also said that civialians have a right to remain silent.
Probably should say: shooting cops and their families, but not general civilians...
What’s hilarious here is that it was the city of Riverside that is reneging on the reward for an arrest and conviction that the Riverside SWAT team made sure didn’t happen.
“Didnt the supreme court say that cops can lie, but civilians have to be truthful?”
And anyone over the age of 14 is surprised by this turn of events how?
The corruption runs deep since they gave up being ‘peace officers’ for ‘law enforcement’.
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