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Bounties: Los Angeles Posts A Record $1 Million Dollar Bounty For The Arrest Of Christopher Dorner

This guy is a serious threat and the LAPD is doing all the can to stop him. To include posting the largest bounty in the history of bounties in Los Angeles.

What makes this individual so dangerous is that he is a former police officer and military veteran with a specialty in military intelligence. He actually targeted and killed the family of one of his intended targets–meaning he has crossed the threshold of extreme violence, and he is not done. Here is a quote from his manifesto which gives you an idea about his mindset.

The Violence of action will be HIGH. I am the reason TAC alert was established. I will bring unconventional and asymmetrical warfare to those in LAPD uniform whether on or off duty. ISR is my strength and your weakness. You will now live the life of the prey. Your RD’s and homes away from work will be my AO and battle space. I will utilize every tool within INT collections that I learned from NMITC in Dam Neck. You have misjudged a sleeping giant. There is no conventional threat assessment for me. JAM, New Ba’ath party, 1920 rev BGE, ACM, AAF, AQAP, AQIM and AQIZ have nothing on me. Do not deploy airships or gunships. SA-7 Manpads will be waiting. As you know I also own Barrett .50’s so your APC are defunct and futile…

You better have all your officers radio/phone muster (code 1) on or off duty every hour, on the hour.
Do not attempt to shadow or conduct any type of ISR on me. I have the inventory listing of all UC vehicles at Piper Tech and the home addresses of any INT analyst at JRIC and detachment locations. My POA is always POI and always true. This will be a war of attrition and a Pyrrhic and Camdean Victory for myself. You may have the resources and manpower but you are reactive and predictable in your op plans and TTP’s. I have the strength and benefits of being unpredictable, unconventional, and unforgiving. Do not waste your time with briefs and tabletops.

Whatever pre-planned responses you have established for a scenario like me, shelve it. Whatever contingency plan you have, shelve it. Whatever tertiary plan you’ve created, shelve it. I am a walking exigent circumstance with no OFF or reset button. JRIC, DOJ, LASD, FBI and other local LE can’t assist and should not involve themselves in a matter that does not concern them. For all other agencies, do not involve yourself in this capture or recovery of me. Look at the big picture of the situation. They (LAPD) created the situation. I will harm no outside agency unless it is a deadly force/IDOL situation. With today’s budgeting and fiscal mess, you guys can not afford lose several officers to IOD or KIA/EOW. Plus, other officers should not have to take on the additional duties and responsibilities of dead officers. Think about their families, outside agencies, Chiefs/Directors.

All of his actions points toward some serious planning. My guess is that all of his initial actions were done to send a message and draw the police into a massive dragnet. A dragnet that will eventually putter out as resources become thin and leads diminish. So it makes sense why they would put up a massive bounty to take advantage of the news and spectacle of it now, and then let the hunters do their thing out there as the police effort wanes. Which is why I wanted to post this and get it out there to the FJ readership.

I need all of your help for this manhunt. He might call upon folks he might of trained with in the past for help, and he will be perusing the forums and Facebook pages for information. In order to catch him, everyone needs to be aware of what this guy is all about and how he operates so that ‘we’ can get inside of his OODA. As it stands, he has the advantage, but once you get enough true hunters on his tail, all focused on the prize, then the odds will increase for one of these hunters to actually take advantage of him screwing up. It is called relentless pursuit, and the more guys on this thing, the better. Get Christopher Dorner before he kills again. -Matt

In order to call in the tip, you can contact the LAPD or contact Crime Stoppers.

If you have information call 213-486-6860.
Anyone wanting to call anonymously can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).

Edit: 02/25/2013- Dorner was caught and was killed in a firefight in Big Bear, California. No word yet on if the bounty will be paid out.

 

$1M Reward Offered For Information Leading To Arrest Of Dorner
February 10, 2013
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Sunday announced a $1 million reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of triple murder suspect, Christopher Dorner.
“Our dedication to catching this killer remains steadfast. Our confidence that we will bring him to justice is unshaken. This search is not a matter of if. It’s a matter of when and I want Christopher Dorner to know that,” Villaraigosa said.
The collective reward, the largest in local history, was made public during a 1 p.m. news conference at the Los Angeles Police Department Headquarters.

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Cool Stuff: Afghan Police Trap Reveals How ‘Insider Attacks’ Actually Work

Bravo to Beyar Kahn Weyaar and this Afghan police force for quickly jumping on this opportunity and taking the risk to foil this attack. This action also coincides with that famous Sun Tzu quote ‘all war is deception’. Hell, if our police mentors are not teaching this kind of undercover/sting operations stuff, they should be. My guess is that it is being introduced at some level, but who knows? All I know is Beyar was able to stop a major attack with his work, and that is awesome.

The other thing I like about this sting operation is the use of reward or incentive, and the televising of such a thing. To basically communicate to the world and to the Taliban that insider attacks go both ways, and the Afghan government was able to penetrate this suicide assaulter ring and take it down with an insider of their own. Perhaps this will encourage other police/army personnel, or even citizens, to get in the game of deceiving the Taliban?

Now the funniest part of this story below was the idea that the Taliban sold Beyar on the idea of turning, by offering him money and riches. But then when the assault was to happen, instead of bringing gold they brought a suicide vest and VBIED for Beyar, and expected him to blow himself up during the attack.  Ummmm?….Say Again? lol.

“He said he would give me 2.5 million Afghani ($50,000), two brand new cars and a house in Pakistan,” Weyaar said…About a month later, Mohammed returned to launch the attack. He was with two more people, a pick-up truck packed with explosives, and had 60 hand grenades, six machine guns and six suicide vests.
“I asked him about the sixth suicide bomber that he had told me would take part,” Weyaar said. “He said, ‘The sixth person is me, I will detonate the vehicle.'”

Pretty cool and I hope they are able to conduct more of these types of sting operations. -Matt

 

Beyar Khan Weyaar receiving his award.

 

Afghan Police Trap Reveals How ‘Insider Attacks’ Actually Work
Dec. 30, 2012
The Taliban believed Beyar Khan Weyaar was the perfect candidate to prepare an insider attack on Afghan police, but instead he set a daring trap that has given a rare insight into suicide bombing tactics.
Weyaar, a low-ranking police officer in the eastern province of Paktika, was approached in November by a man who offered him the chance to get rich if he met a local insurgent commander.
“I thought he was joking,” Weyaar told AFP after collecting a hero’s medal from Interior Minister Mujtaba Patang in Kabul on December 25.
“But the commander, who said he was called Mohammed, came to meet me at my police post in Sar Hawza district. He must have known I worked there.
“He brazenly asked me to take the Taliban side and help them launch an attack inside the police force. I asked him to give me time to think.”
Weyaar, aged in his early 40s, instead informed senior officers, who gave him clearance to continue meeting the insurgents to gain intelligence.
He then got a telephone call from a leader of the Taliban-linked Haqqani group offering him a luxury house in Pakistan if he helped bombers infiltrate the Paktika provincial headquarters where the governor and police chief work.

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Connecticut: The Sandy Hook Massacre And The Defense

My heart goes out to the friends and family of the victims of this horrible incident. These tragedies are just unimaginable and it angers and saddens everyone….everyone.
With that said, my viewpoint on how to stop such incidents or at the least, to minimize the amount of death and destruction that happens during these types of incidents is to not ‘depend’ on someone else for the defense, but to be ready to ‘receive’ the assault. To be prepared.

To have the proper mindset about school or mall or whatever facility defense, I think the words of Sun Tzu ring true.

“The art of war teaches us to rely not on the likelihood of the enemy’s not coming, but on our own readiness to receive him; not on the chance of his not attacking, but rather on the fact that we have made our position unassailable.”

So for the defense, any administrator whom is tasked with evaluating their security protocols should be asking two questions–are we ready for an attack by an active shooter(s) and have we made our position unassailable? And once a plan is in place, that administrator should test the plan and apply Kaizen or continuous improvement to it–to constantly improve their defense.

My other commentary here is that humans are a better defense against active shooters.  A machine can fail–from cameras to ‘security glass’ to alarms. If it is made by a human, it can fail and it can also be defeated by a thinking human intent on destroying that in which you love. Your best defense is a well trained and thinking human, that is ‘backed up’ by all of those security gadgets.

The other point to bring up here is how fast this happened. The shooter in this attack was able to accomplish his goal within several minutes. The only people that could have stopped him would have been the teachers themselves. Because police could not have reached the scene in time. If there was a guard on the campus, he could have stopped the shooter at the entrance–because the security glass certainly did not stop the shooter.

But what if that guard is killed in the initial assault? It will be your teachers and others to step in to do what is right. It is about survival at that point, and a prepared staff is key. Having guards as a stop gap will definitely be optimum. An armed guard can also be intimidating to potential attackers and their plans–which might cause them to go elsewhere.

So hire guards, create an effective plan, and do not allow your facility and people to be victims. RUN/HIDE/FIGHT. Empower your teachers or employees with the knowledge necessary to survive and even defeat this type of attack. Get prepared and protect the most precious resources this country has–it’s people. -Matt

 

 

Sandy Hook massacre: New details, but few answers
By Steve Vogel, Sari Horwitz and David A. Fahrenthold,
December 16, 2012
The gunman who killed 27 people, including 20 children, on Friday targeted a school to which he had no apparent connection — forcing his way in and spraying classrooms with a weapon designed to kill across a battlefield, authorities said.
On Saturday, law enforcement officials gave new details about the rampage of Adam Lanza, which ended with Lanza’s suicide. Their new narrative partially contradicted previous ones and made a baffling act seem more so.
Lanza’s mother, for instance, was not a teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary, after all. She apparently was unemployed. So it was still a mystery why her 20-year-old son — after dressing in black, killing his mother and taking at least three guns from her collection — then drove the five miles to a school where he was a stranger.
The part of the story that remained grimly, awfully unchanged was what Lanza did when he got there.
Authorities on Saturday released the names of those Lanza killed at the school, who ranged in age from 6 to 56. And the state’s medical examiner — speaking in sanitized, clinical terms — described the results of something deeply obscene: a semiautomatic rifle fired inside an elementary classroom.
“I’ve been at this for a third of a century. And my sensibilities may not be the average man’s. But this probably is the worst I have seen,” said H. Wayne Carver II. Carver described the children’s injuries, which he said ranged from at least two to 11 bullet wounds apiece.
He had performed seven of the autopsies himself. A reporter asked what the children had been wearing.
“They’re wearing cute kid stuff,” Carver said. “I mean, they’re first-graders.”
On Saturday, this small New England town and the country played out what is now a familiar ritual: the dumbstruck aftermath of a young gunman’s massacre. Word came that President Obama would arrive Sunday for an evening interfaith service, repeating his role from Fort Hood, Tex.; Aurora, Colo.; and Tucson, Ariz. He would again be chief mourner. Read the rest of this entry »

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Law Enforcement: Over 1,286 US Cities Report Presence Of Mexican Cartels

This is an excellent graphic giving a visual representation of where the cartels are, and a general idea of their activity. If you click on the image, you should be able to get a bigger picture of it and really dig into the data. All of this data was extracted from reports issued by the Justice Department’s National Drug Intelligence Center. The 1,286 number is startling.  No telling how many more cities have reported since 2010? Here is a quote:

The numbers could rise in coming years. The Justice Department’s National Drug Intelligence Center estimates Mexican cartels control distribution of most of the methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana coming into the country, and they’re increasingly producing the drugs themselves.
In 2009 and 2010, the center reported, cartels operated in 1,286 U.S. cities, more than five times the number reported in 2008. The center named only 50 cities in 2006.
Target communities often have an existing Hispanic population and a nearby interstate for ferrying drugs and money to and fro, said author Charles Bowden, whose books on the Mexican drug war include “Murder City: Ciudad Juarez and the Global Economy’s New Killing Fields.”
“I’m not saying Mexicans come here to do crime, but Mexicans who move drugs choose to do it through areas where there are already Mexicans,” he said.

Also, if you are wondering what happened to the DoJ’s National Drug Intelligence Center, it was closed and folded into the DEA recently. But you can still read through their archives here. -Matt

 

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Industry Talk: Private Security In Bolivia Is Booming

At least 563 private security guards, aged between 18 and 50 years, serving in the 39 companies legally established in La Paz to provide physical protection and electronics particular persons, property, and institutions.”They are registered 563 (officials) that offer some of these services in La Paz. All are old, “said Lt. Col. Miguel Angel Rivera, head of the Chief Control of Private Security Companies (Jedecoes).

Insight Crime did a great post on the alarming increase in the use of private security in Bolivia. According to IC, one of the main reasons why it has exploded is the lack of trust the population has in it’s law enforcement.

You know it is bad when 85 % of the people who live in four large cities in Bolivia, do not report crimes. There is also a lot of vigilantism going on, as reported by the Economist (and raising scarecrows to warn criminals). Not to mention the cartels and organized crime there.

What is interesting to me is that these guards are not allowed to be armed. My thoughts about this is that perhaps because of this restriction on guards, that the illegal security outfits are popping up to fill that void? IC made this comment.

In 2010, it was found that only around 15 percent of private companies in the eastern city of Santa Cruz, an organized crime hotbed, were legal.

If cartels are operating there, then it is possible that most of these illegal companies are criminally related. Or, they could be companies actually trying to provide an effective service in a dangerous world.

Also, if the demand is that high for security and the government is not moving fast enough to certify or regulate, then supply versus demand economics will apply. Someone will fill the need as they say, and it looks like PMSC’s in Bolivia are very much in demand… -Matt

 

 

563 private guards watched in La Paz
September 9, 2012
At least 563 private security guards, aged between 18 and 50 years, serving in the 39 companies legally established in La Paz to provide physical protection and electronics particular persons, property, and institutions.”They are registered 563 (officials) that offer some of these services in La Paz. All are old, “said Lt. Col. Miguel Angel Rivera, head of the Chief Control of Private Security Companies (Jedecoes).
A licensed private security company, according to the National System of Public Safety, develops preventive surveillance and early warning under custody and in close collaboration with the Police. For his actions, trains its employees on issues of emergency, first aid, environment, customer service and more.
“We do not act violently. Is not permitted. Our main objective is to develop an efficient system of prevention, only if there is imminent risk, if we intervene, “said Raul Moreno, CEO of Radar.

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Funny Stuff: The Every Day Carry For Cartel Bosses

This guy was just captured by authorities and he is a big fish. El Gordo is one of the two top leaders of the Gulf Cartel! But what I was intrigued with, and got a chuckle from, was his ‘every day carry’ below. lol

Two hand grenades, one AR-15/M-4, three magazines, six phones, a wad of cash, a gold chain, and wait for it……a tablet (iPad maybe?). Now that is a multi-tasker! -Matt

 

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