Exactly. So last week’s news.
1. Where did the LAPD get the legal authority to start a fire on private property? Isn’t this known as “ARSON” for the rest of us?
2. Dorner certainly was a nutjob. But not because he shot and killed some people. His acting in that manner was perfectly consistent with his previous behavior and life experience. he was coddled in a PC environment. Given a job and promotions on the basis of his race that he did not merit. He worked in one of the most notorious of big city corrupt police departments and saw other police getting away with murder all the time (as well as other crimes). Why would anyone expect a different result?
3. The mayor of LA offered a million dollar reward for his capture.
The mayor of Los Angeles today offered $ 1 million to anyone providing information leading to the arrest of ex-cop Christopher Dorner, the LA Times reports. “We will not tolerate anyone undermining the security of the community,” said Antonio Villaraigosa at downtown LAPD headquarters. “We will not tolerate this reign of terror.” Police Chief Charlie Beck called it the “largest local reward ever offered.”
Why? What is so special about the killing of those three people when LA city has hundreds of murders (mostly unsolved) every year? What makes all those other victims less valuable to the city? This wasn’t even a record. Hundreds of people are killed by police every year. In 2011, 72 police were killed in the line of duty (not counting traffic accidents). So what is so damned special this time?
4. Then there is the ubiquitous “investigation.
LAPD announced they were going to open an investigation into Dorner’s firing with help from FBI officials and U.S. Marshalls. Dorner alleged in his manifesto that he was fired from the police force after he reported a fellow officer for brutality, and that charge was ruled to be false.
Why? Has LA already solved all of their other crimes? They are going to waste manpower investigating something that the outcome is moot.
5. He declared war. BFD. The police are some of the few people in LA county who can travel armed all the time. If they are inadequate to the task of defending themselves, what chance do the rest of us have? maybe if we didn’t spend so much effort training police to kill people, then Dorner wouldn’t have been so dangerous.
6. No degree of gun control or background checks would have prevented Dorner from getting his hands on a gun. The Government declared HE WAS GOOD ENOUGH TO HAVE ONE. Why would you trust them to decide who should or should not be armed and under what conditions?
7. If killing police is so easy, that a declaration of war must be acted on by the entire police force acting together, then all those criminal gangs infesting LA must not really be even trying. Or maybe it is because they do not see the police as a threat. Just toss them an envelope once in a while and everyone goes home happy. It seems to me that any seriously BAAD criminal gang could easily bring the entire LAPD to it’s knees. But that would require them to get up off their bellies.