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Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:28 AM

LAPD To Give New Truck To Women Shot By Officers


TORRANCE, Calif. (KTLA) – LAPD Chief Charlie Beck announced Saturday his department will provide a new truck to two women injured by officers in pursuit of fugitive ex-cop Christopher Jordan Dorner.

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Officers in the area had been assigned to keep watch over a high-ranking LAPD officer’s home.

The women have subsequently retained an attorney, Glen T. Jonas. Jonas reports that Hernandez was shot twice in the back, and Carranza received stitches on her finger.

“The police have a job to do,” Jonas said. “But that job does not include street justice. It does not include execution.”

“Obviously, everyone is uptight, and you’ve got to be sensitive to that. But you’ve got to be professional, and match your description, and give fair warning before you start shooting at people.”

The LA Times reports that a total of seven different officers fired on the women’s truck in Torrance.

http://ktla.com/2013/02/09/delivering-newspapers-then-caught-in-a-hail-of-lapd-bullets/#axzz2KVhPTNkS


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Reply LAPD To Give New Truck To Women Shot By Officers (Original post)
The Straight Story Feb 2013 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 2013 #1
Daemonaquila Feb 2013 #3
appal_jack Feb 2013 #18
EOTE Feb 2013 #2
slackmaster Feb 2013 #4
Sheldon Cooper Feb 2013 #5
Light House Feb 2013 #8
libtodeath Feb 2013 #6
malaise Feb 2013 #7
nc4bo Feb 2013 #9
malaise Feb 2013 #14
DogPawsBiscuitsNGrav Feb 2013 #19
malaise Feb 2013 #20
DogPawsBiscuitsNGrav Feb 2013 #22
Thor_MN Feb 2013 #10
blueamy66 Feb 2013 #12
kestrel91316 Feb 2013 #15
blueamy66 Feb 2013 #16
Apophis Feb 2013 #11
kestrel91316 Feb 2013 #28
OldDem2012 Feb 2013 #13
Auntie Bush Feb 2013 #17
jsr Feb 2013 #21
jsr Feb 2013 #23
HooptieWagon Feb 2013 #29
UnrepentantLiberal Feb 2013 #32
daleo Feb 2013 #24
Drew Richards Feb 2013 #25
HooptieWagon Feb 2013 #30
wtmusic Feb 2013 #26
LAGC Feb 2013 #31
Lone_Star_Dem Feb 2013 #27
susanr516 Feb 2013 #33
Neoma Feb 2013 #34

Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:31 AM

1. Is that all? They better get a whole lot more than that.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:44 AM

3. No flipping kidding!

A lame stunt like this does not make up for a bunch of trigger-happy asshate who fire on one of hundreds? thousands? of vehicles in an area that look similar to a suspect's.

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Response to Daemonaquila (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:06 PM

18. Yup.

Buying forgiveness, if possible at all, should cost the LAPD a whoe lot more than a truck.

-app

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:40 AM

2. That LAPD is so kind and benevolent.

I bet they would have even chipped in for funeral costs had they killed those two ladies. I bet those ladies are thanking their lucky stars that if they had to be shot by LEOs, they were members of the LAPD.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:46 AM

4. That's real white of them

 

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:47 AM

5. Oh I'll bet they'll be giving far more than a new truck to these women

before this is all over. Far more.

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Response to Sheldon Cooper (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:50 AM

8. Good bet.

 

Los Angeles will be paying out a nice check to these two ladies before this is all over.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:49 AM

6. How are they going to give their peace of mind back?

imagine the horror they went through.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:49 AM

7. When I was finished suing the LAPD I'd be able to buy

a few homes and a few trucks.

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Response to malaise (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 11:12 AM

9. You better believe it.

This incident in particular reads like some type nightmare from a fictional vigilantly novel.

To protect and to serve - yea right.

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Response to nc4bo (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 11:38 AM

14. That's they are offering a truck is even more frightening

I mean WTF?????

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Response to malaise (Reply #14)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:10 PM

19. Agree, OMG. Shaking head. This has to be them trying to buy public approval. Not working for me.

 

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Response to DogPawsBiscuitsNGrav (Reply #19)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:51 PM

20. Same here

Love your user name

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Response to malaise (Reply #20)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:58 PM

22. Thanks. I've been blessed. Plenty of critters and comfort to go around here. Wish that were the case

 

for everyone.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 11:18 AM

10. The LAPD gave them some holes in thier bodies as well as their truck.

What is the LAPD going to about that?

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Response to Thor_MN (Reply #10)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 11:24 AM

12. Everyone involved needs to be fired.

 

Now.

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Response to blueamy66 (Reply #12)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 11:59 AM

15. Nothing but federal felony assault under color of authority

charges will suffice. PLUS whatever else a federal prosecutor can drum up. Attempted murder? I dunno.

They not only need to lose their jobs - they need to lose their freedom. They were prepared to deny someone his without benefit of due process, after all.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #15)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:03 PM

16. Agree 100%.

 

How do they justify the number of shots and the trajectory?

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 11:20 AM

11. Not enough.

 

They could've killed them!

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Response to Apophis (Reply #11)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 06:34 PM

28. Heaven knows they tried. But some days you just can't catch a break.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 11:29 AM

13. Sounds like a small down payment to me. nt.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:03 PM

17. Well that's a good beginning!

They will soon be getting down to business.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:56 PM

21. They sprayed other vehicles as well

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-torrance-shooting-20130209,0,4414028.story

Kathy Merkosky, 53, was outside her stucco home pointing out the six bullet holes in the bumper and grill of her silver Acura MD-X. She knew her truck was damaged when she spotted it on television and "saw fluid flowing into the street."

Her Ford Focus was hit as well — a bullet shattered the windshield and another flattened a front tire.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 01:21 PM

23. LAPD is not paying for the new truck. It's a donation from "someone"

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_LA_POLICE_SHOOTINGS_NEW_TRUCK?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

A mother and daughter newspaper delivery team who were mistakenly shot by Los Angeles police hunting for a fugitive former cop will get a new pickup truck courtesy of the department.

LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith says the department's Chief Charlie Beck met with the women in their Torrance home Saturday to apologize and tell them he had arranged for someone to donate a new pickup truck.

The truck will be donated early this week, Smith said.

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Response to jsr (Reply #23)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 06:59 PM

29. And that mystereous donor might be....?

The insurance company underwriting LA's liability policy?

I hope the women's attorney doesn't let them sign any releases. There's not a jury in the US that wouldn't award them at least 7 figure settlement. LAPD is going to be very generous trying to keep them out of court.

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Response to jsr (Reply #23)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 07:13 PM

32. It's probably a truck they confiscated.

 

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 05:15 PM

24. The lawsuit will fetch a lot more than a truck

But I suppose it' just for P.R. Value anyway.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 06:24 PM

25. Im not sure if the number is correct but i think it was reported they fired 116 rounds in total

Thats pretty messed up thats 16.5 rounds per weapon fired and they scored 3 hits? what is that like a 5% success rate?

Man they really want this guy dead.

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Response to Drew Richards (Reply #25)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 07:04 PM

30. 3 of 116 is less than 3%. From point blank range. From "professionals".

That is why agz's worried about rate of fire are worried over nothing. Accuracy plummets...people with their "bump fire" can't hit the broad side of a barn.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 06:25 PM

26. If I had that model truck I'd ride my bike for awhile. nt

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Response to wtmusic (Reply #26)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 07:06 PM

31. No shit.

I wouldn't be anywhere near 100 miles of L.A. with anything resembling a pickup truck.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 06:30 PM

27. Their attorney had better read the fine print before they accept them.

Even though I realize this is just a fast PR move to try and offset some of the outrage over what they've done. I still do not trust them one bit.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 07:39 PM

33. Are they serious?

How about a truck, two houses, all medical bills paid, and a lifetime income?

I know that Dorner is a dangerous man, but I'm starting to think the LAPD is absolutely desperate to silence him. There are no good guys in this situation.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 07:43 PM

34. Better be with bullet proof glass.

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