Drones hunt Dorner
Posted by Richard on February 12, 2013
Christopher Dorner, the former L.A. cop and rabid leftist (read the manifesto) who went on a shooting rampage in California and is being praised and cheered on by a host of leftist moonbats, had better keep an eye on the sky and have his shoulder-launched ground-to-air missiles ready:
POLICE plan to use spy drones in the hunt for a Rambo-style ex-soldier and policeman who has murdered three people and vowed to kill again.
Yesterday, as a task force of 125 officers, some riding Snowcats in the rugged terrain, continued their search, it was revealed that Dorner has become the first human target for remotely-controlled airborne drones on US soil.
Asked directly if drones have already been deployed, Riverside Police Chief Sergio Diaz, who is jointly leading the task force, said: “We are using all the tools at our disposal.”
The use of drones was later confirmed by Customs and Border Patrol spokesman Ralph DeSio, who revealed agents have been prepared for Dorner to make a dash for the Mexican border since his rampage began.
He said: “This agency has been at the forefront of domestic use of drones by law enforcement. That’s all I can say at the moment.”
Less than a week ago, Judge Andrew Napolitano’s scathing column “Obama Gives Himself Permission to Kill” appeared, with the subtitle “How long will it be before we see drone assassinations on American soil?” Will the President authorize a drone strike on Dorner if he’s located? Highly, highly unlikely.
Now, if Dorner belonged to the Tea Party …
Still, Dorner might want to consider going to Montana or Virginia:
Bills that would limit the use of domestic drones in Virginia and Montana took an important step forward this week.
On Tuesday, the Montana Senate overwhelmingly passed anti-drone legislation.
Sen. Robyn Driscoll (D-Billings) introduced SB 150 last month. The bill would prohibit any state or local agency in Montana from owning an “unmanned aerial vehicle containing an antipersonnel device.” It would also make any evidence gathered by a drone inadmissible in a criminal proceeding. The legislation contains some teeth, opening the door for any victim of a drone to seek punitive and compensatory damages.
SB 150 passed the Senate by a 32-17 margin.
On Monday, the Virginia House overwhelmingly passed HB2012, it’s own anti-drone bill. It would place a two-year moratorium on the use of unmanned aircraft by any state or local law enforcement agency in the Old Dominion State. The bill, sponsored by Delegate Benjamin Cline (R-Amherst), passed 83-16.
UPDATE: Dorner’s dead. Allegedly. No word on whether the fire that consumed the cabin he was believed to be in was the result of a drone strike.
Heck, the LAPD not once, but twice, opened fire on pickup trucks, injuring the innocent civilians inside in one instance, merely on the suspicion that he might be inside — so there’s no telling who, if anyone, was in the burning cabin.
Anyway, I’m sure that Dorner’s plea to ban “assault rifles” is being carried forward by the President tonight. Yeah, Dorner advocated gun control. He thought only cops — and ex-c0ps with a grievance, apparently — should have “assault weapons.” (No, I’m not listening to POTUS give the SOTUS. I don’t have the stomach for it. If you’re interested, check out Vodkapundit’s drunkblogging.)