The LA Times
recounts the Manhunt of Christopher Dorner from Feb. 3-12, 2013 through a series of interviews and research.
Previously [more inside]
Police scanner + Ambient instrumental music = You are listening to Los Angeles [via mefi projects]
On January 19, 2011, a police officer was shot in front of El Camino High School
in the LA Unified School District. First the school
was locked down
, then half the city,
as police performed a car-by-car search for a white male in his 40's in a bomber jacket. Several people were detained
. The intense manhunt lasted more than a day
So, it turns out the police officer just kind of accidentally shot himself
was there just a second ago...
Cop Watch LA, a police watchdog group, posted the video on YouTube, said
organizer Joaquin Cienfuegos. Cienfuegos said the video was shot by a neighbor of Cardenas with a cell phone camera. The neighbor gave it to Cardenas' family, who then gave it to Cop Watch, according to Cienfuegos.
Handy tips for those new to the bomb threat call in line.
This "FAQ" from the LAPD's website is actually a checklist of things novice police phone operators are instructed to ask anyone calling in to leave a bomb threat. Useful information being collected includes tone of caller's voice (raspy? pleasant?), background noise (party atmosphere?) and important personal data about the soon to be bomber (what is your name? what is your address?). Sleep soundly, Los Angeles, your days of random explosions are a thing of the past.
Man Who Taped Police Beating Arrested in L.A.
Conveniently dug-up charges, a bizarre radio talkshow detour, what the heck is going on?
Actor killed by L.A. police shot in the back & the back of the head
-- the wounds appeared to contradict police accounts that Anthony Dwain Lee, who carried a fake .357 Magnum gun as an apparent part of his Halloween costume, pointed the gun at Officer Tarriel Hopper, causing the patrolman to fear for his life and shoot in response.