Cops Murder 80 Year Old Guy in His Bed

Cops Murder 80 Year Old Guy in His Bed February 27, 2014

Turns out he didn’t have any drugs. But they did log some valuable target practice.

He no doubt had it coming for having an “aggressive posture“, like the 86 year old bed-ridden woman who got repeatedly tased and her air hose cut off by cops who then arrested her grandson for defending her from the jackboots who invaded their home.

Likewise, the unarmed women (one of them 71 years old) who had the temerity to deliver newspapers in a truck that vaguely resembled a truck driven by a bad guy were way the hell out of line expecting such legal fussbudgetry as a “warning” from the LAPD cops who riddle their car with over a hundred bullet and shot the wicked old lady in the back:

While guarding a high-ranking officer they feared was on Dorner’s hit list, the officers happened upon two women who were delivering newspapers in a blue Toyota Tacoma pickup truck. The officers apparently mistook the truck for Dorner’s, even though he drove a charcoal Nissan Titan pickup truck.

With no warning, the eight officers unleashed a hail of bullets, firing 103 times at the truck carrying Margie Carranza and her 71-year-old mother Emma Hernandez. Carranza, then 47, was cut by flying glass, her mother was shot in the back. Miraculously, both women survived.

None of officers will be fired, or even suspended for failing to identify themselves as police or to ensure the car was indeed Dorner’s before opening fire. They will only be required to take a little more training.

The Commission, after its investigation earlier this month, stated the officers were not at serious fault, even though they violated the Los Angeles Police Department’s policy.

Chief Charlie Beck insisted that this shooting was simply the result of “a tragic cascade of circumstances that led to an inaccurate conclusion by the officers.”

These sorts of thugs are what a nascent police state–in other words our crony corporatist culture–selects for.  Which is why these cops face no consequences at all for what is normally known as “assault with a deadly weapon”.  Mistakes were made.  They’re victims too you know!  Click the cover below to find out more.

Our Ruling Class think of us less and less as fellow citizens and more and more as subjects, cattle–and enemies.  Accordingly, they are refashioning the police to express that new worldview.

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  • Dave G.

    I should say that stories like these show, to me, an unraveling of our culture, not something unique to one part of it that doesn’t apply to another. Child of the Easy Rider generation that I am, I’ve always seen the police portrayed this way. Our military, too. Though since the First Gulf War, there has been some backpedaling on our baby killing Genghis Khans. Still, our jack booted thugs in blue are as good as ever. Why? I don’t know. Nor do I know if things are really worse, if so why, and what it has to say about anything other than the country we inherited is unraveling under our feet, and I’m not sure we have others to blame. If there is a real reason beyond ‘see how horrible it is!’ we don’t seem eager to find it. I do figure that most cops are probably decent folk, just like most in most vocations that are tainted by the actions of a few are not any worse for their association.

  • MarylandBill

    I certainly think that over the course of the past several decades there has been an unfortunate move towards militarizing our police. If you watch a show featuring uniformed police officers from the 1960s and 1970s, you tend to see officers who carried a single .38 caliber revolver and a night stick and that is pretty much how it was. Now cops carru their semi-automatic 9mm, taser, baton (which has replaced the night stick), perhaps pepper spray, and often obviously wear body armor.

  • quasimodo

    There was a time when I could be deeply moved when considering the sacrifices made by the “thin blue line” While I still enjoy shows on TV like Blue Bloods, those days are past. We are in as much danger from cops as they are from the crooks.

    • Dave G.

      I don’t think so. Not yet. I think if things are worse among the police, it’s only because things are worse with our society in general. And the best thing for me to do is ask if I”m in any way contributing to that fact.

  • Larry

    Good thing you said “jackboots” instead of “jackasses” because God has nothing better to do than focus on your usage of the alphabet. An insult is an insult, genius.