Trigger-happy Los Angeles cops shot a 71-year-old woman and her daughter as they were delivering newspapers Thursday morning, all because they thought their pickup was beuing drive by a 270-pound six-foot-tall murderous ex LAPD officer suspected of a murderous cop-killing rampage.
We counted at least 29 bullet holes in a Los Angeles Times photo of their truck — which match neither the model or the color of the vehicle driven by suspected triple-murderer Michael Dorner, who is the subject of a massive manhunt.
“The problem with the situation is it looked like the police had the goal of administering street justice and in so doing, didn’t take the time to notice that these two older, small Latina women don’t look like a large black man,” family attorney Glen T. Jonas told Ari Bloomekatz of the Los Angeles Times.
But what really strikes us as curious is the spin on the headlines about the shooting, with their accuracy seeming to increase with the distance of the headline writes from the City of Angels.
First, from the Los Angeles Times:
Women delivering newspapers in Torrance shot in manhunt for ex-cop
Note that the headline gives no idea who fired.
And CBS News LA offers this:
2 Innocent Women Hurt In Officer-Involved Shooting During Dorner Manhunt
Well, at least officers are “involved.”
But you have to go to Vegas to get a better idea of what happened, as in this headline from the Sun:
LA police shoot innocent people in ex-cop manhunt
Finally, from the Big Apple, the essence, from NBC News:
Women shot by cops were just delivering papers