Archive | February, 2013

I WAS WRONG

15 Feb

 

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I WAS WRONG. There actually are people who are stupid enough to take to heart the issues that the late fugitive, Christopher Dorner, has raised and who viewed him as a sympathetic figure, a righteous vigilante and a revered messenger of truth. (See my last blog.)

People like Natasha Lopez of San Diego, who started a petition asking that an independent agency reopen Dorner’s case which charged that he was unjustly terminated from the LAPD.  According to the Associated Press, Lopez is concerned about police corruption and negligence. “I believe that he has opened a can of worms for the LAPD and opened the eyes of individuals that might have otherwise been blind,” she said.

Of course there have been abuses of power in the LAPD and other police agencies. Remember that old saying, “Power corrupts?”  But what Lopez and other Dorner supporters are missing is that Christopher Dorner was that bad apple. He was that rotten cop. He has proven that by his actions. Thank God he was terminated. Think of what damage he could have done with a badge on.

Then there’s the person who created the YouTube video game declaring Dorner, “A True American Hero.” I personally declared Dorner a true, yellow coward who killed four totally innocent people whom he did not even know.

Let’s not forget the singer of “El Matapolicias” or “Police Killer,” in English, who pays tribute to Dorner in a Facebook video.

Maybe there has always been a small number of people who are just “out there” in their beliefs, defying logic and common sense. But now, with the Internet, they have found their voice and they are able to broadcast it to others. The internet has given these no-names a platform to stand on.

Voice or no voice, I choose not to focus on this small minority of misguided people or their beliefs, but rather to focus on the facts and the truth. Christopher Dorner took out some very good people who will be missed by many. That cannot be changed. Let’s remember these people and the good they represented and try to forget about Dorner and his evil campaign of hate and murder.

Charlie Beck

11 Feb

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Wherever he is, assuming he’s still alive, I hope that Christopher Dorner saw the news last night. If he did, he would know that Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck is listening to him. Dorner would know that shooting that retired cop’s daughter, her fiancé and those Corona and Riverside Police Officers got Beck’s attention.  He would know that now Chief Beck wonders if maybe the LAPD did make a mistake. Maybe Christopher Dorner was wrongfully terminated. Maybe it was a set-up, a cover-up, racism or, whatever.

Of course Chief Beck says he knows the LAPD was right, they were fair, Dorner should have been fired. This is just to show THE PEOPLE, especially those in the African American community that the LAPD is fair, that the LAPD has changed. They’ve made progress in race relations, in community policing and community outreach. The LAPD is NOT racist, says Beck. And everyone will see that after this case is reopened and reinvestigated. Then everyone will know the truth.

What I would like to know is, who is Charlie Beck trying to appease? Even the Reverend Jessie Jackson, himself, bypassed the importance of specific issues raised by Christopher Dorner in his now infamous manifesto. In a radio plea for Dorner’s surrender, the Rev. Jackson chose not to address a reporter’s questions about those issues, and downplayed their significance, focusing instead on the issue at hand, the issue on everyone’s minds: safety. Reverend Jackson chose to focus on safety of the public, the police and everyone else – even safety of the suspect himself, should he choose to surrender.

Does Charlie Beck really think people are so stupid that they will take to heart the issues that Dorner raises, that he will become a sympathetic figure, a righteous vigilante or a revered messenger of truth? Anyone who has read or heard excerpts of the disjointed ramblings of Dorner’s manifesto knows that this man is not thinking logically and that he is not in his right mind. There’s paranoia, self-aggrandizement and a host of other problems with his thinking. And everyone knows that.

Even if Christopher Dorner did have a leg to stand on in his arguments and claims of mistreatment, he lost it when he shot that innocent Irvine couple and those innocent police officers who were just doing their jobs.

Charlie Beck, I beg you, please do not give Christopher Dorner another leg to stand on. Just let your officers and others do their jobs and catch him.

Fugitive Reward

11 Feb

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I’m getting my dog, Sugar, and taking her up into the mountains, not too far from where we live, our destination:  Big Bear. Maybe we’ll stop along the way at the local Sporting Goods store and pick up a gun or two for good measure.

Or, maybe not. I keep hearing about these background checks and waiting periods that everyone is talking about. And people want to make them longer. Something about not letting guns get into the hands of the wrong people. But, that shouldn’t affect people like me. After all, I’m not a criminal. I’m a law-abiding citizen and I think I want a gun or two NOW! I’ve got an idea. Perhaps I can borrow a gun from someone.  I know lots of people who have guns.

Whoops. I just thought of something else. Even if I get a gun, I have no idea how to use one. Oh well, it couldn’t be that difficult. It seems pretty basic to me. I’m sure I could figure it out. Nevertheless, gun or no gun, I’m going. I’d be stupid not to.

After all, I could use a million dollars as much as anyone else. I’d even be willing to accept part of the million, especially if I’ve earned it. Never mind that I don’t know what I’m doing or that I don’t have the proper clothing, protective gear or weaponry to carry out my mission, not to mention the training. Never mind that Sugar is not a police dog, a bloodhound or any other kind of trained dog – she’s actually just a mixed mutt. And honestly, although I love her, come to think of it, she’s not the smartest dog in the world. But there’s a reward at stake, money, dinero, cash… a lot of it. And I would really like to get my hands on it or even on some of it.

Never mind that I might get in the way of the police or the other reward seekers or the suspect himself. Never mind that I might get shot or killed. Or, that if I’m somehow able to get that gun or two, I might accidentally kill someone else. I might accidentally shoot someone who looks like Christopher Dorner or perhaps I would shoot some innocent bystander who gets in the way because I don’t know what I’m doing. I’ve never used a gun before.

Come to think of it… maybe I won’t go after all. I don’t know if Sugar could track a suspect or do anything helpful, probably not. She’s just a pet, a happy dog, and kind of dumb. I don’t even remember the last time her paws touched the snow, or my boots, for that matter.

Maybe this reward idea isn’t such a great idea after all. I can’t imagine that there’s anyone out there harboring the suspect or holding back information that could lead to his capture. Why would anyone do that? He’s declared war on the LAPD, their families, police in general and anyone who’s “hurt” him. He’s killed three innocent people who have done him no wrong. I would assume that he’s a danger to anyone at this point and that no one would be willing to help him.

All I can say is, reward or no reward, I hope they find him and that nobody else gets hurt!

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