Originally Posted by franknbeans
Well said. I am SO tired of it. Really.
Missy-what would you have them do with a guy who killed several cops, and threatened their families? Try to make nice with him? Honestly, I am glad they saved the taxpayers a ton of $$ with trials, jail, etc. Join the force, join the service-"walk a mile", then come back.
You seem to think that the police shooting at the woman and her daughter (and hitting the woman twice) while they were delivering newspapers, or stopping a man at a check point then ramming his vehicle and shooting at him a few minutes later are both just "what they had to do", and I wouldn't understand b/c I am not a cop.
Some folks feel standard procedure is necessary. For example, standards/procedures are applied to the food you eat, feed your animals, pharmas, cars, trains, ammo or guns you shoot, airplanes you might fly in, etc., etc,. Standards/procedures are not "magically" found behind some burning bush, they are developed and perfected over time. Some things, like police work, do not allow for procedured in a defensive situation for obvious reason. HOWEVER, checking the make, model, plates, and color of a slow moving truck delivering papers against that of a suspect's - I amguessing is
standard procedure. IF it is not, then this is a perfect opportunity for the lapd to maybe learn something and consider including it in their training.
I agree, it saved the taxpayers a bundle for Dorner to have died and not have gone through the justice system. But, then again, that could be said for any "major" criminal. Simply b/c our justice system
(which is entirely separate from police departments) allows for million dollar dog and pony shows doesn't mean police should abandon the law or procedures....such as, checking make, color, and model of a vehicle before they open fire. There is no relationship between these things.
I have been around the military nearly all my life, and I come from a very long line of military service. So, does this allows me the freedom to question a given military "event", but not "others", or should that freedom ONLY be extended to those that are/have served? For example, I don't even get the concept of collateral damage in a theater where there is no uniformed military on the "enemy's side". But, is there an ongoing war I am unaware of in the streets of LA and is collateral damage not an issue there??