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Manhunt for Ex-LA cop Christopher Dorner still on

Christopher Jordan Dorner

Christopher Jordan Dorner

A massive manhunt is on in three states and Mexico for ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner in connection with the shootings of three officers and a double murder in Irvine. He left a disturbing manifesto regarding his plans to bring the fight to police. Dorner’s writings suggested he did not expect to live through the ordeal.

***UPDATE: Dorner in gun battle with authorities. – The shooting occurred after Dorner burglarized a home, tied up a couple and stole their car, the source said. One of them was able to escape and call police. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2013/02/manhunt-christopher-dorner-big-bear.html

“Unfortunately, I will not be alive to see my name cleared,” Dorner wrote at one point in his manifesto, later saying, “Self-preservation is no longer important to me. I do not fear death as I died long ago.”

Read the scariest parts of Christopher Jordan Dorner’s manifesto here.
Full story here.

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Cold Spring Minn police officer killed in ambush

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It’s a sad day in Minnesota. Officer Tom Decker, age 31, of the Cold Spring, MN police force died late Thursday after being shot in the face by a suicidal dirt bag. Full story here.

Officer Tom Decker

Officer Tom Decker

Ryan Larson

Ryan Larson is the shooting suspect. Photo: Stearns County jail

 

Near dawn, a parade of police cars escorted Decker’s body to the Ramsey County medical examiner’s office. They rolled with flashing lights down Interstate 35E.

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Duluth cop caught on tape punching a guy in a wheelchair

Duluth cop caught on tape punching a guy in a wheelchair

Again I find myself posting another video of an angry cop taking things too far. The following video is disturbing, so you have been warned.

Duluth Police officer Richard Jouppi, 34, was caught on video decking a 50-year-old intoxicated wheelchair-bound man repeatedly in the face. The man who was taken into a detox center was being ordered to take his jacket off, he mouthed off about throwing his jacket at a female worker. When he went to take his jacket off the cop placed his hands on the man, as the cop used progressively more force, the man swatted the cop’s face, the cop responded by unleashing a torrent of entirely disproportionate blows on the wheelchair-bound man’s face.

The detox worker, who was completely shocked, almost intervened in a Regina Tasca-esque moment stepping towards the cop and saying, “Dude!”

The cop immediately responded saying, “Shut up! Back up! I’ll arrest you too!”

After the shocked bookkeeper backed off, the cop scolded her saying, “You don’t think people in a wheelchair can assault people?”

“Yeah, but..”

“Turns out he just did.”

More to the story

The guy in the wheelchair had been in a fight earlier that evening and was hammered. That is also why he is in a wheelchair. NOT because he was crippled. Does it make a difference? 

How about this?

This is the fifth complaint filed against Jouppi during the two years he has been with Duluth Police. He is accused of tipping off a friend that he was being investigated for criminal sexual misconduct. Jouppi had just signed a “last chance” agreement with Duluth Police. 

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Video shows St. Paul cop kicking man in the throat

Video shows St. Paul cop kicking man in the throat

This five-minute video shows a man, identified in a police report as Eric R. Hightower, 30, on his stomach on the sidewalk as an officer stands over him. Hightower yells that he didn’t do anything. At one point, he starts to cough and the officer appears to kick him near his neck. That officer has been identified as St. Paul PD Officer, Jesse Zilge.

From the StarTribune:
Hightower had an order issued for his arrest because he made a threat about possibly injuring or killing someone he had a relationship with, Smith said.

The report lists the reasons for his arrest as felony assault, including terroristic threats, obstructing the legal process and criminal damage to property.

Hightower has not been charged, but Ramsey County attorney’s office spokesman Dennis Gerhardstein said that the office expects to issue charges Thursday.

Zilge’s personnel record was not immediately available. Smith said he didn’t know whether the officer had any disciplinary actions in his record and promised answers soon.

I think we need to hear why the officer kicked him, but it’s apparent there’s no good excuse for it. This kind of thing is begin captured on camera more and more and that is a good thing. The camera doesn’t lie, and protects both the public and the police.

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Dash cam on police car captures how a chase ends.