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(KNBC 4 Los Angeles)   Thank you Citizen for your information that lead to the location of Christopher Dorner. We apprec......pardon? What? The one million dollar reward? Welllllllllllllllllllll about that   (nbclosangeles.com) divider line 88
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2013-03-26 03:01:22 PM  
I am sure that this will in no way backfire on them in the future.
 
2013-03-26 03:05:39 PM  
I like the argument "it didn't lead to his conviction and arrest"

Sure it didn't - but that's largely because you lit him on fire.
 
2013-03-26 03:09:03 PM  
This is how all rewards work.  You will either never see the reward, or they'll find an excuse to give you only a tiny percentage of the award.
 
2013-03-26 03:09:37 PM  
I seem to recall that this was the prediction in the original Fark thread on the reward.  That the response would be "Thanks for the report citizen, but the $1M won't be awarded to you because Dorner wasn't arrested and convicted."
 
2013-03-26 03:11:44 PM  
Wow so they aren't paying the reward and they don't have to pay for a trial?  What incentive do they even have to arrest anyone like this ever again?  Simply lighting them on fire is a huge windfall
 
2013-03-26 03:12:50 PM  
Chris Dorner died for our sins.
 
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2013-03-26 03:21:04 PM  

Tigger: I like the argument "it didn't lead to his conviction and arrest"

Sure it didn't - but that's largely because you lit him on fire.


Yeah, he was totally going to surrender.

Still, that's a clever way to save money.  Offer a reward for the suicidal guy who is determined not to be taken alive but make a condition that he must be taken alive.
 
2013-03-26 03:21:43 PM  
Clearly they didn't actually turn the guy in. How does that deserve a reward?
 
2013-03-26 03:22:08 PM  
This is why you shouldn't help the police.
 
2013-03-26 03:24:02 PM  
Next up, the Riverside city council votes to spend $100,000.00 to hire a PR firm to improve their image
 
2013-03-26 03:24:10 PM  
I sure hope nobody goes on a rampage because of this. That would be ironic.
 
2013-03-26 03:24:35 PM  

vpb: Tigger: I like the argument "it didn't lead to his conviction and arrest"

Sure it didn't - but that's largely because you lit him on fire.

Yeah, he was totally going to surrender.

Still, that's a clever way to save money.  Offer a reward for the suicidal guy who is determined not to be taken alive but make a condition that he must be taken alive.


I wasn't suggesting they shouldn't have let him on fire, I'm suggesting that they are disingenuous shiatbags for weaselling out of the deal on a technicality.
 
2013-03-26 03:27:04 PM  

Tigger: I wasn't suggesting they shouldn't have let him on fire, I'm suggesting that they are disingenuous shiatbags for weaselling out of the deal on a technicality.


How was that a technicality?
 
2013-03-26 03:33:56 PM  

OregonVet: Tigger: I wasn't suggesting they shouldn't have let him on fire, I'm suggesting that they are disingenuous shiatbags for weaselling out of the deal on a technicality.

How was that a technicality?


You know the answer. Stop it.
 
2013-03-26 03:37:46 PM  
Cop Math Gone Wild
 
2013-03-26 03:38:15 PM  
Technically, these people didn't turn in information to get him arrested; they turned in information to report crimes committed against them.

Unless, of course, people are going to argue they wouldn't have reported the crimes they were victims of if they didn't think they would get an award.
 
2013-03-26 03:38:17 PM  
They need the $100k to pay for a new truck plus the taxes.

/and have you seen the cost of bullets these days?  They blew through their yearly budget already...
//Thanks Obama!
 
2013-03-26 03:39:29 PM  
It's amazing how the guy who killed the daughter of his lawyer, her fiancee, and a few cops in random encounters comes out of this as the most credible person in the entire shiat show.  Great good LAPD and other SoCal LEO.
 
2013-03-26 03:40:27 PM  
I'm assuming that the purpose of not paying a reward unless they take him alive is to discourage vigilantism.  You don't want some guy out there looking to pop him for the reward money.  However, I personally think there should be an exception if he offs himself or the cops off him after you provided his whereabouts.
 
2013-03-26 03:42:18 PM  

Walker: This is why you shouldn't help the police.


THIS
 
2013-03-26 03:43:03 PM  
Am I the only person who sees something wrong with the government offering rewards for information that leads to arrest AND conviction?
 
2013-03-26 03:43:57 PM  
Next time we should get criminals to dress as cats and let the Fark tough guys handle it.
 
2013-03-26 03:44:12 PM  

ha-ha-guy: It's amazing how the guy who killed the daughter of his lawyer, her fiancee, and a few cops in random encounters comes out of this as the most credible person in the entire shiat show.  Great good LAPD and other SoCal LEO.


I was going to argue with you on this, because whether he had a point before he started shooting non-combatants he pretty much lost any and all credibility the moment he did...but then I realized that didn't actually disprove what you said.
 
2013-03-26 03:44:25 PM  

rkiller1: Walker: This is why you shouldn't help the police.

THIS


Well that and if you reported Chocolate Rambo being in your area, the dumb farks were more likely to swarm in and kill the garbage men than help you.
 
2013-03-26 03:45:11 PM  

Tigger: I like the argument "it didn't lead to his conviction and arrest"

Sure it didn't - but that's largely because you lit him on fire.


They're technically correct - the best kind of correct.

/Futurama secondary antagonists are not supposed to be role models.
 
2013-03-26 03:45:20 PM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: I'm assuming that the purpose of not paying a reward unless they take him alive is to discourage vigilantism.  You don't want some guy out there looking to pop him for the reward money.  However, I personally think there should be an exception if he offs himself or the cops off him after you provided his whereabouts.


They should be required to pay the full reward for exactly the same reasons.  As things stand now, it's in Their financial interests to make sure They kill him rather than capture him.  Saves a whole lot of money.  No expensive trial, no reward payout, no cost of incarceration.
 
2013-03-26 03:46:05 PM  
They should sue the cops who lit Donner on fire for tortuous interference with contract.

Man, you cops are the blurst!
 
2013-03-26 03:46:38 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Next time we should get criminals to dress as cats and let the Fark tough guys handle it.


And how are you going to get criminals to drink antifreeze, Mr. Smartypants?
 
2013-03-26 03:46:44 PM  
"The Running Man" by Stephen King touches upon this oh so slightly.  Money from those in power will cause the down-trodden to betray their brother and thus betray their cause.  It was the way the Games worked.  It kept the dregs entertained and salivating.

Too bad the book could never be literally translated to movie form today.
 
2013-03-26 03:46:57 PM  
I'm actually very glad to read this news. All these people who say you can't trust the police and they're a bunch on armed gang members are right. It's as if they are lending credence to everything Dorner stood against. Hypocritical, lying weaselly scumbags, the whole lot of LAPD are. When (not if) the next time an ex cop goes on the rampage I hope the public will not assist in any way.
 
2013-03-26 03:47:13 PM  

ha-ha-guy: rkiller1: Walker: This is why you shouldn't help the police.
THIS
Well that and if you reported

Chocolate Rambo being in your area, the dumb farks were more likely to swarm in and kill the garbage men than help you.

You make me laugh.
/Band name?
 
2013-03-26 03:47:30 PM  
Although they may be technically "right" they are being extremely disingenuous.

Give a portion of the reward, thank the citizens and then move on.
 
2013-03-26 03:47:44 PM  
cops are scumbags. better off shooting one than asking one for help.
 
2013-03-26 03:48:28 PM  
I understand this whole situation has been optioned by Warner Brothers as an update of the Keystone Kops and both Jim Carrey and Robin Williams are coking it up in order to better play the lead investigators. Dave Chappelle will be playing Dorner as a wacky crazy dude.
 
2013-03-26 03:48:46 PM  
Sorry Judas, No silver for you!
 
2013-03-26 03:49:10 PM  

LowbrowDeluxe: ha-ha-guy: It's amazing how the guy who killed the daughter of his lawyer, her fiancee, and a few cops in random encounters comes out of this as the most credible person in the entire shiat show.  Great good LAPD and other SoCal LEO.

I was going to argue with you on this, because whether he had a point before he started shooting non-combatants he pretty much lost any and all credibility the moment he did...but then I realized that didn't actually disprove what you said.


I think the moment he popped the non-combatants he lost any claim at ethics or the moral high ground, but LAPD spent the entire making him look more and more credible with regard to the claims that LAPD was a brutish and stupid operation.
 
2013-03-26 03:49:14 PM  

King Something: Chris Dorner died for our sins.


O lol'd
 
2013-03-26 03:49:28 PM  
I guess if you really want the reward, you've got to go all Read Dead Redemption on them and bring them in all hogtied.
 
2013-03-26 03:49:40 PM  

muck4doo: Am I the only person who sees something wrong with the government offering rewards for information that leads to arrest AND conviction?


Hmm. Setting aside shenanigans like this, what's the problem there? The standards for arrests and convictions are very different, as they should be.

An informant could very easily provide information which led to someone's  arrest simply by lying or exaggerating, but which wouldn't lead to a conviction because the lie wouldn't hold up under investigation. So, no reward, because that would incentivize false reports.

It doesn't really apply to manhunt-style situations like this, but lots of rewards are for information on cases where the perps are unidentified, or known and not on the run.
 
2013-03-26 03:49:52 PM  

Justice By Zig: They should sue the cops who lit Donner on fire for tortuous interference with contract.

Man, you cops are the blurst!


That is a very interesting idea. I'd love to see someone argue that case in court.
 
2013-03-26 03:49:57 PM  
This is the same thing that happened to the ladies truck that got mistakenly fearfrkked by the LAPD during the manhunt..."uh yeah about that money, we have a 400k pension to pay a retiring official"...or "thats settlement money for the next minority we savagely beat and it gets filmed".
 
2013-03-26 03:49:59 PM  

ha-ha-guy: I think the moment he popped the non-combatants he lost any claim at ethics or the moral high ground, but LAPD spent the entire making him look more and more credible with regard to the claims that LAPD was a brutish and stupid operation.


Add in "man hunt" to the above, durrr.....
 
2013-03-26 03:49:59 PM  

ha-ha-guy: rkiller1: Walker: This is why you shouldn't help the police.

THIS

Well that and if you reported Chocolate Rambo being in your area, the dumb farks were more likely to swarm in and kill the garbage men than help you.


Am I going to hell for laughing at "Chocolate Rambo?"
 
2013-03-26 03:50:30 PM  

K3rmy: "The Running Man" by Stephen King touches upon this oh so slightly.  Money from those in power will cause the down-trodden to betray their brother and thus betray their cause.  It was the way the Games worked.  It kept the dregs entertained and salivating.

Too bad the book could never be literally translated to movie form today.


"I can hire one-half of the working class to kill the other half." - Jay Gould
 
2013-03-26 03:50:47 PM  
Samantha Tata....heheh
 
2013-03-26 03:51:00 PM  

Bondith: Tigger: I like the argument "it didn't lead to his conviction and arrest"

Sure it didn't - but that's largely because you lit him on fire.

They're technically correct - the best kind of correct.

/Futurama secondary antagonists are not supposed to be role models.


Your slashie comment really had me laughing

/It's funny because it's true
 
2013-03-26 03:51:00 PM  

Tigger: OregonVet: Tigger: I wasn't suggesting they shouldn't have let him on fire, I'm suggesting that they are disingenuous shiatbags for weaselling out of the deal on a technicality.

How was that a technicality?

You know the answer. Stop it.


Not actually knowing the guy's location counts as a technicality?

I'm with OV on this one.  Sounds like they didn't really turn him in and don't deserve the reward on those grounds.
 
2013-03-26 03:51:14 PM  
But, he was arrested. Right there in that cabin, by an entire squadron of police. In turn, they convicted him of resisting arrest and summarily executed him on the spot.
 
2013-03-26 03:51:38 PM  

ha-ha-guy: rkiller1: Walker: This is why you shouldn't help the police.

THIS

Well that and if you reported Chocolate Rambo being in your area, the dumb farks were more likely to swarm in and kill the garbage men than help you.


I read that as Chocolate Rhino.  Now I want to get some chocolate and support some single moms.
 
2013-03-26 03:52:48 PM  

K3rmy: "The Running Man" by Stephen King touches upon this oh so slightly. Money from those in power will cause the down-trodden to betray their brother and thus betray their cause. It was the way the Games worked. It kept the dregs entertained and salivating.

Too bad the book could never be literally translated to movie form today.


The ending: too soon... too soon.
 
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