first, i just got back from city hall/police central, the parker center. it's crawling with newsmen and cops. i've never seen so many cops code 3 in my life. choppers everywhere. it's nuts. but nice to see the cops still care about homicides. sometimes.
second. this perp is smart. very smart. he's not going on a shooting binge; he's declared asymmetrical war against the LAPD, and so far he's winning.
third. he's in mexico.
fourth. the police departments of southern california are busy, so today's a good day to rob a bank.
fifth. the two people shot in Torrance, my home town, were little old asian women delivering newspapers. just in case you didn't think the cops here are scared shitless.
sixth. if fifth didn't get you, there was another pick up truck that was turned back from the two little old asian lady shootings, who himself was shot by other police responding to the shooting.
this guy has already killed. he's already cost LA millions. he's had 3 years to plan his war, and he's modeled it after successful guerilla wars in the past and present. he's smart. he's ruthless. he's not afraid to die; in fact, he counts on it. that's what his pyhrric victory will be.
no, smart as in can write well, and has studied the history of asymmetrical warfare.
but like the man says, a thousand things can go wrong with a caper, and if you can think of 18 of them, you're a genius
I work with someone that reminds me an awful lot of this guy (from what I've read). He writes well too and speaks often if his vast knowledge and tactical genius. He is, when it comes down to it, one of the dumbest people I have ever met and a completely incompetent police officer. He also feels wronged by the department because he is a fuckup and always in trouble. He also has accused other officers of wrongdoing to appear superior and "serpico-esque".....all bullshit. He should have been fired and possibly in jail years ago but he is still working.
I would not classify this dolt as a black Rambo if/when he goes on a rampage either. This guy took a few cops (and their harmless family) by surprise so lets not go making a movie about him yet.
Sad ...One of the incidents was an older couple delivering newspapers... Talk about being in the wrong place, in the wrong car, at the wrong time....... Something tells me the LAPD will be shelling out a few bucks to these poor saps