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.

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