Amazing that a "tear gas" canister that won't make the structure it's fired into explode in flames hasn't been developed in the almost 40 yrs. since most of the Symbionese Liberation Army were killeddied in a fire set by the LAPD's magic tear gas canisters.
A cynical America-hater (me) might think it awfully convenient for certain organizations dedicated to service (to the powerful) & protection (of their property from the less-powerful) that Christopher Dorner will never be placed on trial, let alone have a chance to air his grievances in a public forum.
It's almost as if there are no such things as tear gas canisters at all, but only explosive devices that happen to have a little tear gas in them.
I'd also like to hear less whining about dead police ossifers (You live by the gun, you die by the gun. Can't be simpler than that, so stop whining.) & more concern for the mother & daughter newspaper carriers & guy who didn't fit the description of Dorner (but were driving pick-up trucks not at all similar to Dorner's) & were all three nearly murdered by the gang that can't shoot straight, the police. (You know, the "good guys" w/ guns who'll stop bad guys w/ guns. My ass.)
Almoost finished, but here's a late update: Thanks to Typepad reading what I typed & providing related links & posts (Which is more than a little frightening, by the way.) I see the L.A.Times has reported this:
Try the link in that dumb-ass box ("Powered by Zemanta™," whatever that is.) but few who don't pay an inflated price can access that fish-wrapper, even from links. Nonetheless, before it was hidden I saw the phrase "hot gas." Turns out this is a thing. A works-out-great-for-the-coppers thing.
And how could I have imagined what the hoped for result was w/o knowing that tear-gas canisters are deliberately designed to be incendiary? It's as if I'm psychic or something!
— M. Bouffant