Or perhaps this post should be called “ready, fire, aim redux.”
Anyway, the big story around these parts is that LA cops have been taking panicky pot shots at women delivering newspapers in the early AM hours. Why? you ask. Oh, you know, the usual: some madman (formerly an LA cop) decided to go on a little killing rampage, and because he owns a vehicle and has a head and two arms, the police have been as terrified as abused altar boys seeking the protection and understanding of LA cardinal Roger Mahony every time they see any vehicle-owning, head-possessing, two-armed creatures out and about.
Two women who were shot by Los Angeles police in Torrance early Thursday during a massive manhunt for an ex-LAPD officer were delivering newspapers, sources said.
So they shoot them. Indiscriminately. Then they explain themselves a little:
[Police Lieutenant] Chase said that in both instances police came across vehicles they thought were similar to the one Dorner is believed to be driving. Neither vehicle was Dorner’s.
“Now it appears neither of them are directly related,” Chase said. “In both of them, officers believed they were at the time.”
Let’s repeat that: “Now it appears neither of them are directly related.” Just another litte mixup involving appearance and reality.