LAPD: Californian for “Trigger-happy idiots”
Normally I don’t suggest lawsuits
… but in THIS case I hope the woman sues the pants off the LAPD.
In the case where seven LAPD officers were lying in ambush to catch (?) the ex-officer that was murdering cops… and they subsequently opened fire without warning on a pickup (wrong make and color) carrying two females, they are offering to replace the truck (whoopty fuckin do), but they have a few strings attached.
Bad time to get cheap fellas. You’re lucky you were not jailed on criminal charges. California is so intent to criminalize private gun owners, but they let cops use firearms like it’s a World of Warcraft video game instead of a neighborhood where children are asleep?
We have stricter Rules of Engagement in Afghanistan
Not only was this a textbook example of such non-existent fire discipline they should be charged with “attempted murder”… how in the hell can they be in law enforcement and fire over 100 shots and score TWO hits. In a residential neighborhood?
Shakiest Guns in the West
There were only seven cops present. If over 100 shots hit the truck (and who knows how many missed) that’s roughly 15 shots per man. If carrying a typical service weapon, a Beretta 92, with a high cap 15 round mag… to get over 100 shots in the truck… it’d mean every one of them EMPTIED the magazine…
- on a vehicle of the wrong make,
- wrong color,
- carrying the wrong number of passengers,
- of the wrong race,
- and the wrong sex…
In a highly populated area, without warning. Major WTF? If that’s acceptable, we could train chimps to be police .
NONE of the officers were dismissed, or faces criminal prosecution.
Every officer that fired a round should be dismissed without pension
… then jailed pending criminal prosecution. In this case the only thing the public had going for ‘em is that these stupid SOBs are such incredibly lousy shots they couldn’t hit their own foot if it was nailed to the floor.
They cannot legitimately pass this off as “mistaken identity
This was just a bunch of scared idiots that made no attempt to verify who they were shooting and no attempt to seek a peaceful resolution. They were not fired upon, they just sent a maelstrom of lead at the first thing that looked suspicious. There is NO excuse for this trigger happy band. They damned sure do not need to be running loose with guns and badges.