Skip to comments.Dorner Manhunt Shows Flaws Terrorists Could Exploit: Report
Posted on 05/05/2014 5:52:31 PM PDT by logi_cal869
Serious gaps in communication and coordination by police agencies across California stymied last years manhunt for ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner and revealed weaknesses that could be exploited by more a formidable foe, according to a report issued Monday.
Read the KNBC story on the new report.
In some ways, Dorner was an anomaly -- a well-armed attacker who knew police tactics, stated the report from the Police Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based research group. But police chiefs and county sheriffs involved in the incident agree that a small force of knowledgeable terrorists bent on creating havoc could easily replicate such attacks.
The 120-page report also noted that weaknesses exposed during the 10-day hunt in February 2013 raised larger questions about unnecessary self-deployment -- meaning the tendency of officers from departments throughout a region to rush to the scene of a major event without advance notice or coordination.
(Excerpt) Read more at nbcnews.com ...
Interesting, if anything.
Fwiw, the original story's headline was:
"New Dorner Report Urges Better Commication Between Law Enforcement Agencies" (sp was NOT me)
So what he’s saying is they need to respond with more psuedo military forces and shoot more innocent people?
I remember being surprised at just how incompetent the cops were. Sort of made one think of a Chinese fire drill or the Keystone Cops.
So, this 120 pg. report is a ‘terrorist’s cookbook’ on how to make a sequel? Not very bright issuing such a report for public consumption.
“Self deployment” should be grounds for immediate termination.
And dogs. Don’t forget the dogs!
Dorner showed what the cops in Cali have become. Terrified and trigger happy cowards willing to gun down anyone even remotely matching the description of the suspect.
“The Dorner case permits an opportunity to undermine local LE entities and integrate them into richly-funded monoliths that receive orders directly from SackOfTomatoes and DC, never knowing locals. The scowls and mirrored sunglasses stay on permanently, as are arms folded atop chests.”
.....and get away with it, scott free.
Of possible interest.
Got here as quick as I could...
Self deployment means you had a bunch of trigger happy hero wanna be’s.
Pretty much what we already knew.
MSNBC just got beat by grammar check.
LA Times carriers now have a sign posted on their vehicles “Newspaper Delivery”
That was my thought.
Interesting how they address what every 'intelligent' criminal or terrorist always knew of police in the comments
"...rush to the scene of a major event without advance notice or coordination..."and
"...the report highlights the challenge of trying to keep a swift response from becoming overwhelming and counter-productive..."Sorta sounds like how they treated Boston, doesn't it? And that was multi-agency...again, though...back to your comment.
As well, I always believed the Boston ‘sweep’ was just a hair from being as nearly tragic as was the LA ‘sweep’. What if that weren’t Boston, but “_______” (insert city of your choice that isn’t a liberal pit)...
For years the Zodiac was murdering victims only a few geographic miles away across several county lines with the same M.O. and nobody in law enforcement put together that the cases were linked until the Zodiac Killer himself announced that they were to several SF Bay Area newspapers.
In those days, some detective would have to read a newspaper about a slaying and think "Saaaayy... Do ya think that slaying down in Vallejo might be the same killer we got out here in Sonoma? Dah, GEE...". Either that, or the FBI thousands of miles away in Washington DC would tell them they have a problem out there in California they need to look at.
The Zodiac Killer wanted to get caught and was becoming more and more frustrated at the police for not catching him. He either died or gave up, and none of the suspects that the police kept focusing on ever panned out beyond unsupported police suspicion of "There's something I just don't like about that guy...".
There's a reason that the 1970s in California was the classical age of the serial murder hitchhiker/hooker slaying: There were a dozen or more serial killers running around leaving dead girls (and sometimes men) in the weeds all over California with impunity because they knew there was little chance they'd be caught because the police didn't have the means to effectively put two and two together: Angelo Buono/Kenneth Bianchi (the second 'Hillside Stranglers'), the Trash Bag murders, the "Original Hillside Stranger", The Freeway Killer, the I-5 Strangler, "The Original Night Stalker" (not that claim-jumping Richard Ramirez), Juan Corona, etc. The media spent more time thinking up frightening names for new serial killers faster than California LEAs kept up with new victims.
When I was a kid growing up in California, it almost seemed like the top of the news every night was another body found -- every night for several years.
Meanwhile the California Highway Patrol was spending all its time writing traffic citations against people breaking the 55 mph speed limit.
I recall a movie about Ted Bundy. The entire show was about a bunch of cops in Seattle who actually had nothing to do with his capture as far as I could tell.
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