But of course, no charges for the Hero Cops who recklessly shot at two innocent women – whom the Hero Cops mistook for a large, bald black man (Chris Dorner):
“A mother and daughter newspaper delivery team who were mistakenly shot by Los Angeles police hunting for a fugitive former cop will get a new pickup truck courtesy of the department.
LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith says the department’s Chief Charlie Beck met with the women in their Torrance home Saturday to apologize and tell them he had arranged for someone to donate a new pickup truck.
The truck will be donated early this week, Smith said.
The women were accidentally struck by gunfire in the pre-dawn hours Thursday after it was reported that Christopher Dorner was sighted in the area. Beck called it a case of mistaken identity.
Dorner has vowed to avenge his firing from the department, which he wrote in an online manifesto was retaliation for reporting officer violence.”
News story here.
Now, what do you suppose would happen if a Mere Mundane (you know, one of us) as opposed to a Costumed Enforcer “mistakenly” shot at a couple of innocent women?
They’d be caged – and charged with attempted second or third degree murder – or reckless endangerment and attempted manslaughter at the very least.
And rightly so.
So why are Hero Cops held to a different standard? If anything, Hero Cops ought to be held to a higher standard. After all, they’re “trained” and “professional,” right? Isn’t that we we’re constantly told?