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View Diary: Is Christopher Dorner "The Spook Who Sat by the Door?" (241 comments)

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    across the country, I got a quite different impression from the bizarre actions of the LAPD in the pre-dawn hours. For all their horrid - and well-earned - reputation for piggishness, it looked to me like they were scared to death. There's just no way on earth they can ever "explain away" their outrageous shoot-out with the back of a newspaper delivery truck, or ramming another pickup truck blocks away and shooting it full of holes (again from behind), neither vehicle fitting the description - make, model or color - of Dorner's. It was cowardly and deathly desperate, an absolute terror of a Boogeyman they've invested with the power (in their own heads) to Kill Them All.

    Strangely out of character for a police department most famous for its pitiless and brutal abuse of the citizens it ostensibly exists to protect and defend. They look very small, like frightened mice. Only with guns and lots of extra magazines. Hell, wouldn't surprise me one bit if the next time they start blasting at innocents they'll be using silver bullets!

    They don't look so tough anymore, that's for sure. They do look dangerously out of control.

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