Gang Offered to Protect LAPD Capt. from Dorner
A Watts Blood gang offered to protect a Los Angeles Police captain who found himeself at the top of Chris Dorner's hit list, reports CBS News. Read the full story here.
February 19, 2013
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Foster @ 2/19/2013 7:23 PM
She is a LAPD Police officer and she only read the 1st two paragraphs of Dorners manifesto?
Dorner wasn't saying in his manifesto that it was simply racially motivated attacks against himself as an LAPD officer.... he spoke about the code and how he became a target because he was reporting other officers.
I'm not condoning Dorner.... the guy was unhinged and a piece of trash for dealing with his situation the way he did but to disregard his manifesto is simply unprofessional.
My comment on the watts blood gang offering to protect the captain.... i say this... birds of a feather.
William333 @ 2/19/2013 7:56 PM
Foster.....Come on.....LAPD has more support from gangs than you can see from your micro world view of LE. Big Cities are like that. I suggest you stay out of such places !
clif @ 2/19/2013 11:09 PM
Uh? The academy doesn't teach you what to do in the academy for a maniac after you children? I thought it was 2 in the chest and 1 in the head.
Arby @ 2/20/2013 5:11 AM
Well THAT threat is gone now - good riddance. But the more common threat is still there and the captain isn't protecting himself from it. Here's the clue: seatbelt, sir?
To close on a high note - job well done with community relations in a tough area.
Gene Alvarez @ 2/20/2013 5:34 PM
I have been in law enforcement since 1993. I have seen the corruption from the department who "protects and serves."
The officer’s who place their lives on lines are not protected and are served a cold hearted dish if they are not politically correct.
Because of this politicking, it all "boils down" to money.
If you do not believe what I am saying then you either are a rookie, part of the brass or stripes (who are trying to get up chain for the big bucks that is placed into your retirement) or have no law enforcement experience at all.
What Donner did was not the way my hero Frank Serpico would have done it.
It is not that way I am doing it by fighting corruption in my department (see California Watch, the Broken Badge article under Public Safety).
However, there are questions we need to ask:
1. Are there protected officers who step over the line, does it make it right no matter what civil rights are violated or what the suspect(s) did?
2. Does the administration cover up from potential million dollar liabilities instead of dealing with the violation and being open about it?
3. Does the civil board understand law enforcement and can they be neutral when it comes to liabilities of the officer.
4. Are some or the majority of COPS corrupt.
5. Why are there unions to protect COPS.
6. Does the brass want to keep and maintain their big dollar pensions and turn the other cheek and ignore what is going on in their department.
7. Is your chief of police an at will employee (Sheriff's get elected by the people for the people, chiefs get hired by the panel)?
Jim B. @ 2/21/2013 7:13 AM
Foster: For starters, I'm pretty sure she wasn't involved in the investigation and/or manhunt for Dorner. So there really wasn't any official "need" for her to read the manifesto. It would have been simple curiosity. No professional vs. unprofessional question in my opinion.
As for Dorner's claims about the department, everyone seems to be forgetting that this guy barely spent any time on the department. He was employed for a period of about three years a year and a half of that was spent on deployment with the navy. He went through the academy and hadn't even completed field training before he was fired. So ask yourself, how much could someone in that position with that limited amount of time on the force really know about the "inner workings" of the PD? It's just more evidence of his disturbed mental state.
And what are you trying to say with your "birds of a feather" comment? Are you implying that the Capt dirty in some way?
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