Last month, when LAPD was conducting a manhunt for ex-cop, Christopher Dorner, they let loose a barrage of bullets on a pickup truck similar to the one Dorner was driving. Unfortunately, there were only two women in the truck delivering newspapers. The two women survived the shooting, but their truck was riddled with over a hundred bullet holes.
LAPD offered to replace the truck, but the women rejected the offer when it turned out they would have to pay income tax on the truck (valued at $32,560) as if it were a gift. And, to top it off, according to Glen Jonas, the attorney for the women, the LAPD and the Ford dealer wanted the women to pose with the new truck for a photo op.
Then there’s this little comment that will almost certainly make you blow coffee out your nose:
“It’s really sad for us because we want to help these women move on with their lives, and help them move forward with that, we just can’t get past the 1099 issue,” LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith said.
Those poor cops. It’s always all about them.
After the shooting, Jonas said he was shocked by the officers’ actions. He said neither the size of the women nor the blue Toyota Tundra truck they were in matched the description of Dorner’s Nissan Titan.
Eight officers were involved in the shooting. They were assigned to non-field assignments “until the (police) chief decides otherwise.”
Typical strategy for these kinds of events is for the cops to string out the “investigation” until the public outrage dissipates and then quietly clear the officers of any wrong-doing.
As I wrote a few days ago, not all the bullets went into the truck. They apparently sprayed the entire neighborhood with lead.