Sunday, February 10, 2013

US Using Drones in Hunting Down the Rogue Former LAPD Officer

Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Mali come finally to the US mainland.

From Zero Hedge (2/10/2013; emphasis is original):

Update: this just in - Authorities offer $1 million reward for information leading to arrest of ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner

We were hoping to evade coverage of the latest mass distraction du jour, that of the former LAPD officer Chris Dorner who recently went rogue following a three man murder spree and who has vowed to kill again as per his 6,000 word manifesto, but the US government had made it impossible following confirmation
that the search for Dorner is now the first official drone-hunt in US history.

The Express reports:

 Yesterday, as a task force of 125 officers, some riding Snowcats in the rugged terrain, continued their search, it was revealed that Dorner has become the first human target for remotely-controlled airborne drones on US soil.

A senior police source said: “The thermal imaging cameras the drones use may be our only hope of finding him. On the ground, it’s like looking for a needle in a haystack.”

Asked directly if drones have already been deployed, Riverside Police Chief Sergio Diaz, who is jointly leading the task force, said: “We are using all the tools at our disposal.”

The use of drones was later confirmed by Customs and Border Patrol spokesman Ralph DeSio, who revealed agents have been prepared for Dorner to make a dash for the Mexican border since his rampage began.

He said: “This agency has been at the forefront of domestic use of drones by law enforcement. That’s all I can say at the moment.”

And once Dorner is found by remote-control, it will be again up to drones to secure his "elimination." If for no other reason than to perform a ground test of just how the recently enacted drone-facilitated extermination of US citizens sits with various instances of the US judicial system.


Anonymous said...

the man is a cold blooded killer. But almost as chilling is the use of a drone to secure his "elimination." Just state it like it is, the drone will find and kill the man. Or as a "ground test" of an 'extermination" (KILLING) of a US citizen via an unmanned drone. And just how are they going to be sure they dont impact innocent people? This is a slippery slope. The police have already shot and injured two women on their paper route.....whoops. I know its an accident, but this is not a "video" game.

Anonymous said...

A hunting expedition without a trial...sounds fair. Has pointed out, been done overseas already on US citizens that were using freedom of speech.

Early on, an older 40+ daughter and mom team were delivering papers before dawn to a house who occupants were named in Dorner's writings and was under protection by two patrol officers, the so called 'matching the description' vehicle being used for paper delivery took many bullets fired from the officers to the rear of the vehicle.

Injured one lady in the hand and the other in the back.

I think they want this guy dead. Collateral damage will be just that.

LC Douglass said...

The more I hear about this story the weirder it gets. I will bet you that after they hunt Dorner down, the conspiracy theorists will get busy with this one. It's violent and outlandish enough for them.

Anonymous said...

The second amendment says we have the right to bear arms. I want a drone....

Anonymous said...

Just the excuse they've been waiting for to start using drones everywhere.

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