Former Police Officer, now suspected murderer, Christian Dorner may very well have the right idea to confront the LAPD for its alleged racial practices, but the wrong way of going about it. As it stands now, there are three lives taken and families devastated all in the name of “clearing my name”. I know all too well what it feels like to have your name, integrity, career, and dreams trampled on by an individual or individuals. It is not a good feeling, and can certainly be overwhelming to the point of wanting to do something to make them pay for what they have done to you. So, what has been accomplished as a result of these actions? The reality of it is, we have no power over the conduct of others, but we do have control and power over our own. Like any other relationship, “gotta go, gotta go”. Simply move on. There are laws, whether we have faith in these laws or not, they are in place for a reason; even if that reason is masked by a genuine concern for the so-called law abiding citizen. When we seek to expose others for that which they have imposed upon us in secret, by using similar methods, we really become just like them. In this instance, the true solution is to gather all the supporters that you can, and use every means within the law and your constitutional rights to put them on blast; eventually it will fall upon the right ears. Funny how all of this falls in line with what so many parents go through once parting ways from their troubled relationship. I hear it all the time, how “I will [expletive] you up!”, or I could punch that [expletive] in her [expletive] mouth.” These are thoughts and statements that often turn into actions if not immediately exposed and addressed. I feel Mr. Dorner’s pain, but I also feel the pain of those who he is accused of killing. I know what it is like to get that unimaginable phone call… I knew when my brother called me on the morning of September 15, 2004 to tell me that our father had not come home “last night”, that something terrible had happened to him. It is a call none of us want to ever have. My father’s body was not found until later that night; he had been murdered the day before. My family, his colleagues, the community are still devastated. We must dig deep within and search for our purpose and meaning to life; which is far greater than some job description. There will always be somebody, somewhere, on any given day, who will have bad intentions toward us, that is just the way the world is. May the blessings of God and peace be upon them all.
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