As a former sheriff's sergeant with 41 years of experience in the criminal justice system, and who carefully followed the Christopher Dorner case, I can say that San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon and his department did an outstanding and heroic job of ending the deadly rampage against law enforcement.
Indeed, Dorner, an ex-Los Angeles Police Department officer, was apparently waging war against the first line of defense for the American people, an act of domestic terrorism that is tantamount to treason. If there is any other blame to be laid in this tragedy, it is likely to be found in the failure of the LAPD's psychological testing and training.
Daniel B. Jeffs
This just in from the "damned if you do, damned if you don't" department: Sheriff's deputies are accused of not going far enough when they decided not to break down cabin doors in their search for Dorner at Big Bear Lake, and they're also accused of going too far in burning down cabin walls and using incendiary tear gas in ending their violent standoff with Dorner.