Didn't you just know this was bound to happen? Sunday morning (2/10/13), on Fox & Friends Weekend, the Curvy Couch Crew lamented the internet support for suspected cop-killer Christopher Dorner. Instead of doing any actual investigation into the causes or noting that he's not the only suspected mass murderer to garner internet fans, the hosts waved away his accusations of police brutality and racism and suggested African Americans were using race to justify violence. Co-Host Tucker Carlson even suggested that Rep. Maxine Waters is a likely supporter of Dorner.
As I wrote in my post on Crooks and Liars about this segment, co-host Mike Jerrick used his time in Los Angeles in the 90's as "evidence" that the LAPD now has a "pretty darned good relationship with the public." And we knew who to blame for any disagreements even before Tucker Calrson said:
Who cares (what kind of racism Dorner endured in the LAPD)? You saw this in 1992 during the LA riots. And you saw members of Congress, including Maxine Waters who’s still in the Congress, make the case that this violence against innocent bystanders then and now was justified because it was a reaction against racism. Violence is not justified. Period… I don’t care what happened to Rodney King. You don’t have a right to shoot strangers.
I'm looking forward to Hannity's take on this.
Video via Crooks And Liars:
I know what RW Media’s game is with Dorner… just not sure what they’re hoping to get out of it. Certainly not more votes in 2014, that’s for sure. Unless there’s something I’m missing here.
Bill: Skipped that, but saw the segment later. While it wasn’t exactly enlightened, it was almost shockingly held back for him.
Violence is not justified. Period… I don’t care what happened to Rodney King. You don’t have a right to shoot strangers.
Details emerge in LAPD’s mistaken shooting of newspaper carriers
The women were victims of ‘a tragic misinterpretation’ by officers working under ‘incredible tension,’ LAPD Chief Charlie Beck says.
February 08, 2013|By Joel Rubin, Angel Jennings and Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times
A few minutes later, a truck slowly rolled down the quiet residential street.
As the vehicle approached the house, officers opened fire, unloading a barrage of bullets into the back of the truck. When the shooting stopped, they quickly realized their mistake. The truck was not a Nissan Titan, but a Toyota Tacoma. The color wasn’t gray, but aqua blue. And it wasn’t Dorner inside the truck, but a woman and her mother delivering copies of the Los Angeles Times.