A senior police source said: “The thermal imaging cameras the drones use may be our only hope of finding him. On the ground, it’s like looking for a needle in a haystack.”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.”
This is an explosive revelation in the midst of President Barack Obama struggling with criticism of a drone war that has expanded dramatically under his administration and has been responsible for the murders of close to 200 innocent children.
Critics have denounced the inhumanity of drone warfare. Additionally, the United Nations has launched an investigation into the legality of the expanding US drone war because “of the more than 3,000 people killed in US drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia, 500 were civilians.”
While many in support of drones may argue that the hunting of a murder suspect is just cause for such extreme measures, once drones become acceptable on domestic soil and our civilian causalities begin adding up, they might be singing a different song.
Murder is a lot harder to stomach when we personally know the victims.
According to InfoWars.com, Dorner is the first known human target of drones on U.S. soil.
$1,000,000 Reward Offered For Information Leading To His Arrest
BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are offering a $1 million reward for information leading to the arrest of Christopher Dorner, the former Los Angeles police officer suspected in three killings who is the subject of a manhunt in Southern California.
LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced the reward at a news conference at LAPD headquarters.
Some 80 miles to the east, SWAT teams continued to scour snow-covered mountains near where the 33-year-old fugitive’s charred pickup truck was discovered Thursday.
Authorities say Dorner has vowed revenge against several former LAPD colleagues whom he blames for ending his career.
Detectives are investigating a taunting phone call that may have been made by a fugitive ex-LAPD officer to the father of the woman they believe he killed in Southern California.
Two law enforcement officers who requested anonymity because of the ongoing investigation told The Associated Press they are trying to determine if the call days after the killing was made by Christopher Dorner or a man posing as him.
The caller allegedly told retired police Capt. Randal Quan that he should have done a better job protecting his daughter. Monica Quan and her fiance were shot dead last Sunday.
Randal Quan represented Dorner in the disciplinary proceedings that led to his firing.
Dorner wrote in his manifesto that he believed the retired captain had represented the interests of the department over his.