It was "one" cop blowing the whistle on hundreds of "incidents" that had been taking place for years. And all the while people had been saying LAPD was corrupt fur years, but the LAPD, of course, denied it at every level.
When Rampart went down the only shocking thing about it was some of those guys actually got busted. The actual corruption was already widely known.
Also, during and after that Rampart incident, it was widely known that the corruption didn't slow down in the LAPD. All it did was give the LAPD the opportunity to act like they had addressed the corruption in the media. The reality was they didn't do anything to address the corruption outside of that one precinct. And even in that one precinct, the only action they took was specific to what that one whistle blower cop was personally involved with. It's not like they did a thorough investigation and found their own corruption in other precincts.
On another note, I didn't know they made any movies about that. I thought it was just a local story that got swept under the rug. Are any of them any good? I'd like to check one out and see how Hollywood told the story.
They are apparently using drones to track him down now:
And what will surely be one of the biggest issues in 21st century America officially begins now.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.”
Also I didn't get out of those stories that the LAPD is currently rampant with corruption. In the one story while critical of uses of force, surprisingly the Huffington Post says:The efforts, undertaken under a federal court order, have yielded results: The city's crime rate is the lowest in four decades, and police are getting praise from communities, including minorities and gays, that had historically complained about mistreatment.
I guess we just have differing views on this guy.
Edit: I'm not saying that some bad things didn't go down with Rampart on a grand scale. But I have yet to see anything that lends credibility to his allegations, and even if it did he's already lost any ability to state his case by committing out and out homicide repeatedly.
Last edited by Boondocksaint27; 02-10-2013 at 09:38 PM.
Erin Go Bragh
the drones Obama loves don't do any of that.
They find a target and direct some programmable missile to the site.
I think what would become an issue is if police start doing what Obama does.
Could save a lot of expense for strapped cities whose funds have been sucked into the LIBOR scandal rigged bond markets, and lost to banks too big to fail. . . . .I could see how the city fathers might think it's about all they have left, and this would enable them to just close the local courts and clear the streets. . . . .Maybe even some State HP forces could take a step up in efficiency. . . . it does put officers at unnecessary risk to have to turn on the red and blue flashers and worry about being hit by traffic or shot by someone as they approach.
Yep, we should just go for all the technology we have flat out.
but I bet some damned lawyers will just feel their livelihood is threatened by efficiency like this, and will raise a helluva stink. . . ..
That's why we're just going broke.
I wonder if Dorner is even IN the area they're searching. The police are so idioitc they don't even know if the axle on the truck that was found was broken BEFORE the tow truck hooked it up to haul it off. Geez, do you think someone should have preserved the scene until a proper inspection could have been done. I'm betting Dorner planted the truck and set it on fire. While 100's of officers investigate that area, he's been elsewhere. Of course there's also the possibility he wants a shootout, taking as many with him before he goes out in a hail of bullets. But I doubt it; he has a personal vendetta. He'll likely go after specific people. Let's hope he's caught before he can kill anyone else.
"He can say what he wants...we know we have a great organization. He got his stats...and as always, he got the L, too." - Trevor Booker