Wanted: Dead or Alive

christopher-dorner

Remember Christopher Dorner, the L.A. police officer turner alleged murderer? He had written a manifesto charging California police with all sorts of things, including lying. Now we all know the police would never lie.

Well, now comes word that some of the reward for the “arrest and conviction” has been rescinded because, wait for it… he wasn’t arrested nor convicted.

The city of Riverside is pulling its pledge of $100,000 toward the $1 million reward offered during the manhunt for rogue ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner.

Because the Riverside City Council resolution stipulated the money was for information leading to Dorner’s arrest and conviction, the city will withdraw its pledge because neither condition was met, Riverside city spokeswoman Cindie Perry told NBCLA.

Remember how worried the authorities were about this one man crime wave?

The police headquarters building in downtown Los Angeles was ringed by officers on foot and parked patrol cars, and snipers were in place on the roof in case the wanted ex-cop who vowed warfare against police and their families made a move there. Other police stations throughout the area had heavy visible protection as well.

[L.A. Police Chief]  Beck said Los Angeles police have launched more than 40 security details to protect law enforcement personnel and others they believe are Dorner’s targets, based on the Internet posting.

[San Bernardino Sheriff John] McMahon said 125 officers were going door to door and attempting to track the suspect, and that a SWAT team was providing added security to those in the community.

As we know now, “those in the community” means the people named in Dorner’s manifesto- the police. From the 1981 District of Columbia Court of Appeals:

By a 4-3 decision the court decided that Warren was not entitled to remedy at the bar despite the demonstrable abuse and ineptitude on the part of the police because no special relationship existed. The court stated that official police personnel and the government employing them owe no duty to victims of criminal acts and thus are not liable for a failure to provide adequate police protection unless a special relationship exists. The case was dismissed by the trial court for failure to state a claim and the case never went to trial.[3]

 

When the reward was reward was issued, the police were asking the citizenry for help. While the manifesto clearly named the police as the targets, the community was in danger of only stray bullets, and police gunfire.

Two women in a blue pickup, who were delivering copies of the Los Angeles Times, came under fire by Los Angeles Police Department officers on Thursday morning in what Police Chief Charlie Beck has described as a case of “mistaken identity.”

Moments later, Torrance Police Department officers responding to the gunfire slammed their cruiser into a black truck being driven by David Perdue and opened fire. Perdue’s attorney described the shooting as “unbridled police lawlessness” in an interview with The Times on Saturday.

Dorner had these guys so jumpy, they would crash into a pick-up truck into one before opening fire and  opened fire on the two women occupants of another, just to be on the safe side. Citizens be damned. They will pick up the payments for the lawsuits.

All of this could normally be chalked up to ‘mistaken identity’ even if the two women and the surfer dude were not black like Dorner, if there was an aire of truthfulness coming from the police department, but sadly, there is none.

I start to see a pattern. Dorner was never going to be “arrested and convicted”. They knew that all along. I wasn’t surprised when they burnt down that house. The taxpayers can rebuild it.

When we see stories such as this:

Alameda County supervisors have really taken to heart the adage that government should run like a business — rewarding County Administrator Susan Muranishi with the Wall Street-like wage of $423,664 a year.

 

For the rest of her life.

It becomes evident that the reward was never going to be paid. California is too broke to be paying rewards. They have salaries and pensions to pay.

Could Dorner have been right? Are the California police liars? Are they just there to protect themselves, their administrators, and their pensions?

“We’re from the government and we’re here to help… ourselves.”

The Teri O'Brien Show

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