Jump to content



Photo
- - - - -

LAPD refuse to pay reward monies, continues to prove Dorner was right about them


  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1 Finger_Shocker

Finger_Shocker

    CAG Veteran

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 27 March 2013 - 07:12 PM

http://abcnews.go.co...-killer-reward/

When ex-cop Christopher Dorner was hunting down Los Angeles police and their families, more than$1 million in reward money was raised for help in his capture and conviction.

Now that there are two sets of claims to the reward money, the groups that pledged the money are balking at paying because Dorner wasn’t captured or convicted. He died Feb. 12 when he shot himself in the head after being cornered by police and the subsequent gunbattle set fire to the house where he was barricaded.

The $1 million reward was offered by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa after Dorner had killed two officers, the daughter of an officer and her fiance, and wounded two other cops. It is unclear how many groups and individuals pledged the $1 million, however, the Peace Officers Research Association of California along with police unions, civil organizations and private citizens all contributed to the reward.

President of PORAC Ron Cottingham told ABCNews.com that his organization, along with two separate chapters, pledged $60,000 of the $1 million total.

“We were given a specific criteria for issuance of the reward…. So now we are polling by mail to see … if member directors want to continue becoming part of the reward or not,” Cottingham said.

In addition to the $1 million reward, three separate $100,000 rewards were offered by the counties of Los Angeles and Riverside and the Los Angeles City Council.
Kirk Hallam, an attorney for Jim and Karen Reynolds, told ABC News that other groups are also considering withdrawing their reward pledges because Dorner was killed, not captured and convicted



#2 Cantatus

Cantatus

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 27 March 2013 - 07:21 PM

They should probably stop a second to consider what sort of precedent this sets. The whole point of these rewards is to encourage citizens to take the initiative and alert the police if they see a criminal rather than just going on their merry way. If people start getting the impression that these rewards won't be paid out unless they meet specific criteria the reporter has no influence over, it becomes more akin to a bet than a reward, which is sure to put a dent in its effectiveness.

#3 irideabike

irideabike

Posted 27 March 2013 - 07:22 PM

It says right in your article that the money was donated from multiple sources, and doesn't mention the LAPD as a source.

There are no shortcuts. No do-overs. What happened, happened. Trust me. I know. All of this matters.

Madden 13 SB Champ in the CAG gentleman's league.


#4 Finger_Shocker

Finger_Shocker

    CAG Veteran

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 27 March 2013 - 07:29 PM

It says right in your article that the money was donated from multiple sources, and doesn't mention the LAPD as a source.


I guess you missed this part

The $1 million reward was offered by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

He as a representative of the city using TAX monies to put up the 1M reward, as a gov't agency along with POLICE UNION...

The police UNION is basically made up of the LAPD....

#5 irideabike

irideabike

Posted 27 March 2013 - 07:36 PM

The 1 million dollars was:

It is unclear how many groups and individuals pledged the $1 million, however, the Peace Officers Research Association of California along with police unions, civil organizations and private citizens all contributed to the reward.

Again, from your article. Not once does it mention tax dollars.

There are no shortcuts. No do-overs. What happened, happened. Trust me. I know. All of this matters.

Madden 13 SB Champ in the CAG gentleman's league.


#6 irideabike

irideabike

Posted 27 March 2013 - 07:41 PM

It is cool and all that you want to hate on the LAPD for being corrupt but your angle just sucks. They are terrible though.

There are no shortcuts. No do-overs. What happened, happened. Trust me. I know. All of this matters.

Madden 13 SB Champ in the CAG gentleman's league.


#7 Finger_Shocker

Finger_Shocker

    CAG Veteran

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 27 March 2013 - 08:01 PM

I never said I hate the LAPD, are they corrupt sure, and it don't matter if you are in a liberal state or right wing state, they are all the same.... However I do HATE GOV'Ts in general, cause these days even criminals have more honor then these scum in office

#8 turniphead

turniphead

    CAG in Training

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 27 March 2013 - 09:48 PM

While i agree they should pay in a way i understand why they wont. First of all if you have a crazed killer on the run, you will report him without the incentive of a reward. Second the people who are supposedly entitled to the reward, are the two women he tied up in their house no? Now they would have called the police regardless also, they were victims of a crime of a major wanted suspect. The reward probably only entered their heads afterwards.

Rewards can be a good incentive but in this instance it wasn't needed, it's just people with money trying to sound like they're achieving something magnanimous ''We're offering a huge reward for help to find this criminal'' Like that suddenly means they've done hard work, it's just useless words, rewards can only make a difference where people are reluctant to help for whatever reason, this isn't one of those.

It makes those offering look bad that they search for a loophole to avoid paying, but it was never necessary in the first place.