Folks response to the LAPD shooting at least 3 innocent people in a manhunt for Chris Dorner, the fugitive ex-cop and alleged murderer they’re hunting with U.S. military spy drones, residents of Los Angeles have begun wearing shirts and placing signs on their vehicles that read, “Don’t shoot, I’m not Chris Dorner. Thank you.”
When Los Angeles residents are more afraid of the LAPD than Dorner, it speaks volumes on the public faith in their professionalism, the lack of which typically results in an innocent person being shot.
In their hunt for Dorner, Torrance, CA police shot two women, Maggie Carranza, 47, and her mother, 71-year-old Emma Hernandez, who were delivering newspaper in their truck. Carranza sustained minor injuries; Hernandez was shot in the back and remains in ICU.
LAPD Police Chief Charlie Beck claims that it was a case of mistaken identity, but attorney for the injured women, Glen Jonas, says that is highly unlikely:
“The vehicle is a different color. The license plate doesn’t match. There’s nothing there for you to start shooting people. And even if they had the person in question… Mr. Dorner…you still have to give them an opportunity to get out. You can’t just start administering street justice,” said Jonas.