A reader writes:
FYI, yesterday’s blog post about the compensation offered to the victims of a mistaken identity LA PD shooting (“Keep your truck and FOAD“) was based on an NBC-Los Angeles article from Mar. 13. It wasn’t particularly up-to-date. nbclosangeles.com has a more recent report: “A $40,000 check was delivered to the office of an attorney for two newspaper delivery women whose pickup was shot up by Los Angeles police.” So the victims took the cash to buy themselves a new truck, finally. Without sacrificing their right to sue for millions, presumably. Also, note this interesting little tidbit, from the same article . . .
Officers providing protection because of the Dorner threat opened fire after mistaking the truck — which police confirmed Tuesday had its headlights on and hazards lights flashing — for Dorner’s Nissan Titan, found later that day on fire in the mountains east of Los Angeles.
Remember all the initial reports which said that the truck was running without lights? According to the report, the incident happened at 5:20am. It was completely dark out. So my question is: just how did the cops get that detail wrong? They didn’t notice its headlights and flashers were on, even though it was dark?
I’ll answer my own question: they fabricated the no-lights detail to justify their moronic trigger-happy response.