Strange days when those folks “driving while black” in L.A. get a perverse empathy from people of all backgrounds driving … pickup trucks. It's true.

Police have opened fire, in fact, on two pickup trucks (and the two Latinas and a white guy inside) in their search for disgraced ex-LAPD Officer Christopher Dorner, who's black.

As author Earl Ofari Hutchinson told us recently, there's a feeling in the African American community that “any black man 6 feet, 220 pounds is fair game.” But so was any compact, four-door pickup truck, it would seem. Behold, the Dorner-inspired “don't shoot” meme:

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