Thread: LAPD WTF
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      02-15-2013, 12:34 PM   #102
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I'd still be outraged about them opening fire on people without warning just for driving trucks, but if they took him into custody, then no.

The fact of the matter is that the police only have the authority to use violence and destroy property if...
1) They have a warrant
2) To protect the innocent
3) To subdue someone who is VIOLENTLY resisting (and if they had shot Dorner while he was engaged in a shooting fight, that'd be fine). They're supposed to use the minimum amount of force necessary. This is a bad precedent to set to allow the cops to burn down houses and fire at innocent people without warning. The cops were the ones putting the public in danger during this manhunt.