That comment about not having any intention of bringing Dorner in alive was another common theme, and one which I saw reflected in my Twitter timeline many times through the final couple of days of the manhunt. It’s also one of the ones that I find the most confounding.
The idea that law enforcement officials were somehow “hunting down” Dorner with the specific intention of killing him should be obviously preposterous on its face.
At any point in this saga, Dorner could have put down his weapons and walked into a police station with his hands up and he’d have been taken into custody without further incident. But by the same token, the police weren’t going to blindly wander around while searching for someone who had already shot several of their fellow officers without being prepared for the worst.
Yeah, right, preposterous. Which is why cops were hosing down pickups loaded with old Asian paper delivery ladies, and why, when Dorner was trapped with no means of escape, they burned his cabin down around him.
What little respect I had for Jazz Shaw and his fellatory love affair with police statist authority just vanished. Although it’s instructive to see the reflexive authoritarian chumps on “our side” self-identify.