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Using surveillance footage, officers traced him to room 209 of the inn where they found him with two others who also had outstanding warrants for their arrests.
When police handcuffed one of his companions, Barnum started shooting at officers with a gun stolen from one of the homes he'd robbed.
Police returned fire, striking Barnum in the shoulder. NOTE: even when fired upon the police shot to wound. Not yelling "burn the Muthaf****er down!"
if you are a minority and you shoot at a cop. you can kiss your @$$ goodbye. heck Minorities get shot for moving an arm too fast during a police stop/
I recall a story in which a black guy was shot 41 times for raising a bible off the passenger seat when a cop pulled him over.
Last edited by RolandJP; 02-17-2013 at 12:55 AM.
The police don't shoot to wound and they don't shoot to kill. They shoot to stop. If a bullet strikes him in the shoulder and it stops him, there is no need to finish him off. If the bullet had struck him in the face and blew out the back of the head, which it very likely could have since the shoulder is incredibly close to the face and you obviously have no idea what a pistol fight is like, then that would have been okay too. Notice he did get shot by cops though, Dorner didn't. Also notice, he killed zero people, Dorner killed four. White people have been shot by cops for less.
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I'm not going to offer a definitive evaluation of Solano. I don't feel I have the knowledge to do that. But I read that some people thought his testimony was inaccurately favorable for his colleagues. I wouldn't be surprised if LAPD had a directive that one should radio to a higher-up if the superior officer on the scene is doing something inappropriate. Dorner got the facts wrong on Solano. That's clear. But totally independent of anything Dorner-related, the Solano situation probably offers room for debate by informed folks.
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By percentage points white cop killers go to jail. Minority cop killers got to cemetery. I cant believe you are even debating me on that one.
And the cops didnt know if said cop shot in vest was gonna die or not. They shot his shoulder to wound.
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As anyone who has actually been in combat or a shooting, be it military or police or just as a citizen, can tell you, accuracy is sort of a problem in real life shootings. There is no such thing as shoot to wound except in Hollywood movies because its so damn hard to even hit the person at all. Most real world shootings turn into what is called "spray and pray" which means you just fire as much and as fast as you can and hope something hits. This is why so shots are fired in so many shootings. There was a police shooting about 50 miles from me a month ago and of 79 shots fired at the bad guy only three hit him and two of those were grazes.
Furthermore as anyone who actually knows something besides Hollywood can tell you about being shot the reality is that shooting to wound would be assanine because even if you could hit with that kind of accuracy it wouldn't stop the bad guy. Shoot him in the shoulder - so what. It might not incapacitate that arm and even if it did he's got another hand that he can hold a gun in. Real life is that most people when shot are like the hero in the Hollywood movie who gets shot repeatedly and barely slows down. Real life is the LAPD cop who a number of years ago got shot in the heart and still she managed to chase her shooter over four blocks before subduing him. Real life is the vast number of people who don't even realize they've been shot until the fight is over.
What would I know though, I've only been in two shootings (both of them were white guys by the way). Not like I have any real world experience on the matter.
Last edited by Chiasm; 02-17-2013 at 03:35 PM.
A few LAPD cops on guard duty at potential target houses panicked. That by no means they were out to kill Dorner at all costs. If he had surrendered he'd be in a jail cell right now. Instead though he murdered another cop on the last day and then engaged in a firefight with other officers which led to tear gas being shot at him which led to the fire which led to Dorner committing suicide.
But then, if that were the case, couldn't one of these robocops just have shot Dorner with a fatal bullet as soon as the shootout started?
You think it's racist when a black guy gets shot by police while shooting at police, but nobody cried racism when a white guy was shot by police while holding a baby instead of a gun, because he was acting like an idiot while a cop had his weapon drawn, and reasonable people know when you act like an idiot while a cop has his weapon drawn, you get shot.
Last edited by Chiasm; 02-17-2013 at 05:04 PM.
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Everything else was pretty much done on muscle memory from training. I never conciously thought about drawing my gun, I just did it. I don't remember aiming, I just remember shooting. I remember a lot of terror and I remember not wanting to die. I could no more have shot to wound or even contemplated that notion let alone actually effectively do it. In my first shooting I fired two shots in about one second and one hit the guy in the front rib cage area and the other hit him in the back. Two shots in under a second (as stated by several civilian witnesses) yet he in that second spun. Yet some believe we actually could shoot to wound when things are happening that fast. BTW, for those who don't know its actually pretty common to have someone get shot in both the front and back. The bad guy sees you drawing your gun and decides to turn and run just as the cop fires the first shot which goes in the front. The bad guy is still turning and its impossible for the cop to perceive this before he had fired one, two, even three more shots.
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Most people go to jail for drug related offenses of which whites use more and our convicted far less.
Mostly because cops don't go into predominately white neighborhoods looking for drugs like they do in minority neighborhoods.
Who cares about shoot to wound. How many times are white males accidentally shot by the police for holding their wallets? I mean seriously most of the police brutality against white people occurs during protests.
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