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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 12:54 PM

Torching the cabin was wrong. [View all]

That's my conclusion.

No, I'm not law enforcement. Obviously I wasn't there, but I think it was wrong on so many levels. I don't see how Dorner, once trapped in the cabin and surrounded, posed any threat. He couldn't possibly have had a rocket launcher, for example. He'd fled from the stolen vehicle on foot.

It was wrong from a PR perspective. Killing him under these circumstances will add a lot of weight in the minds of some, that law enforcement, specifically the LAPD, were trying to make sure that he didn't have a chance to ever speak again.

It was wrong from a moral perspective to kill him if he didn't pose a threat.

I believe that Dornan was a sick murderer bent on causing pain to those whom he believed wronged him. I don't buy that he was "pushed" into becoming a murderer by the LAPD even if his claims are all 100% factual, but that doesn't make what law enforcement did yesterday at that cabin, justifiable.

The details are odd. They pulled down all four walls of the cabin prior to the fire, so why did they lob the tear gas.

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A law enforcement source told the Times officers broke windows, fired tear gas and called to Dorner, the ex-Los Angeles police officer wanted for a total of four slayings and the wounding of three law enforcement officers, to surrender. The source said police used equipment to pull down the cabin walls "one by one, like peeling an onion" when Dorner failed to answer, and heard a single gunshot as they got to the last wall.

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Read more: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2013/02/12/LAPD-Burned-cabin-not-yet-entered/UPI-44271360645500
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My guess is Dorner was already dead when they fired off the teargas.

Dorner wanted to go out this way. Law Enforcement on the scene, evidently wanted the same thing.


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