Newspaper Carrier Emma Hernandez in ICU After Being Shot by Police During Christopher Dorner Manhunt

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Newspaper Carrier Emma Hernandez in ICU After Being Shot by Police During Christopher Dorner Manhunt

Newspapeer carrier Emma Hernandez, 71, is intensive car after she and her daughter, Margie Carranza, 47, came under police fire while they delivered newspapers in Torrance early Thursday. Emma Hernandez was shot twice in the back by Los Angeles police detectives, who mistook their blue SUV for Christopher Dorner’s vehicle.

I know triple murder suspect and former LAPD officer Christopher Dorner has everyone in law enforcement running crazy, but the notion that officers would just riddle a vehicle with 46+ bullets without even ascertaining if the suspect was in tow is just unconscionable.

The officers riddled the women’s blue pickup with bullets in the 19500 block of Redbeam Avenue. Carranza was also hit, according to attorney Glen T. Jonas, and received stitches to a finger.

“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,” Jonas said.

Jonas said the women’s vehicle was also “the wrong color and the wrong model” compared to Dorner’s.

“We trust that the LAPD will step up and do the right thing and acknowledge that what they did was unacceptable and we’ll deal with it,” Jonas said. Source

Christopher Jordan Dorner is black and is six feet tall and weighs 270 pounds. How can you possibly confuse him with two Latina women? This speaks to the street justice mentality of the LAPD and that there is a serious problem in the department. Of course, they are painting Christopher Dorner as a mad-man, but is he really? I pray Emma Hernandez will survive and won’t be paralyzed. The police chief issued an apology to the two women, but quite frankly, that’s not good enough. In a nutshell, it is a travesty.

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 Newspaper Carrier Emma Hernandez in ICU After Being Shot by Police During Christopher Dorner Manhunt
Janet Shan is a freelance journalist, blogger and social media consultant. Janet specializes in political and social commentary, as well as business writing. She is the founder and managing editor of the Hinterland Gazette. She is putting the finishing touches on her new novel, a mystery based in the hills on Montego Bay, Jamaica.
  • trinity

    Oh My God,,,, I want to know how these cops that shot these two women are any different than Dorner? What the hell? Cops just start shooting at trucks that look similar? WOW I sure hope these cops are totally FIRED! Also i sure hope these women get $50,000,000.00 million dollars from these DUMB ASSES!

  • trinity

    Just because someone wears a uniform and someone killed their fellow uniform wearer does not give them the right to be above the law that they are sworn to uphold. Yes i understand they are mad. But to just shoot at a truck without verifying Dorner is inside it, That changes things. That then becomes attempted murder. It cannot be considered an accident because they willfully, intentionally fired upon said vehicle with intent to kill. Wth out verifying the person they wanted to kill was even inside the vehicle.

  • trinity

    This can not be considered an accident because the detectives willfully, intentionally fired upon said vehicle with intent to kill. Without verifying the person they intended to kill was even inside the vehicle. This changes things this would then be attempted murder, even though a person is wearing a badge it does not give them the right to shoot at a vehicle with intent to kill without verifying the person they were trying to kill was even inside the vehicle. Why are these detectives not being charged with attempted murder??? Re-Posted since my freedom of speech is not being allowed and my previous comment of the same content was removed. I am not condoning Dorner at all. But i am ot condoning the attempted murder of these two women either.

    • http://blackpoliticalthought.blogspot.com HinterlandG

      Trinity — I agree with you. This wasn’t an accident but a deliberate act. This is akin to street justice. I pray Emma Hernandez will recover with no permanent damage. I am appalled that the cops in question didn’t bother to give a verbal warning or even run the license plate on the vehicle. They just opened fire. So, if a black man, who is six feet tall and 270 pounds is walking down the street or driving, the LAPD will open fire and ask questions later. Horrible.

      I didn’t delete your comment. Not sure what happened. Thanks for your comments.