Violence has erupted in Los Angeles, this by a former police officer and veteran, Christopher Dorner has denounced the LAPD. Officers have died as well as those considered secondary targets, a warning then of the madness which has been unleashed. This is part many are divided with, for one side it must be madness, for others it is the only course. An understanding is needed of the man and the situation claimed, with only evidence coming from him only his side can be presented. That is the reasoning the LAPD must reopen this file, doing more than just taking a look but make publicly available as well. In the end we will see, as the facts present evidence to sort it out yet will this end any violence or loss of life?
Dorner is anger, one only needs to attempt reading his “manifesto” so understand this, as it was written quickly and rushed into print it was also filled with his anger and frustration. His own words speak of his anger getting the better of him, “At that point I jumped over my front passenger seat and two other officers where I placed my hands around XXXXs’ neck and squeezed. I stated to XXXX, “Don’t f****** say that”. A lifetime of rejecting prejudice and hatred in one person with few means to release it, gathers into rage. Individuals have the right to speak as they choose, and some words mean one thing to one person while to another some thing different. But the actions taken show the rage words describe to this man and with warnings to civilians as well.
The deaths are not just police officers, but anyone who had contact with the case Dorner feels is at the heart of this matter. But it is more than that, he states it is his word, in effect his reputation that is on the line. Yet if his reputation is to be considered, we must also consider his actions are part of this. And when it comes to those who are policing the public, we do not want violence first and discussion later. The divisions in our society are based around the needs people have, needs many want ignored. But policing with violence will only help those same wanting to ignore the majority’s needs.
We created this nation, some would like to say without violence, but you do not become the most powerful without violence. Today this is dividing our nation, as we see the political forces wanting to use violence easily against the same public majority they are to represent. As a society, we collect authority from the individual, thus for the individual to do certain things we first have to ask for public authority. Violence is one of them, unless the need is immediate, we must wait until given permission to take action. Dorner is not waiting; he wants violence first than evidence to justify his actions presented later.
Understanding this man, we must understand the situation with only the evidence so far presented to offer aid. His younger days, he faced prejudice and has grown a high hatred for it since. This combined with little outlet for establishing self-control leads to intense rage building inside. Thus his need to have self-respect, the ability to prove he- even if to no one else but himself--is worth something more. Most people do not understand this; they have fallen too far into the mainstream of lies to know real self-worth.
The LAPD had to reopen the file for this same reasoning, to prove themselves and to find the means to offer communication with him. But whether these complete files will be opened to the public is another matter, thus the evidence they may have is questionable. With a history like the LAPD it is almost impossible to gain any creditability while the very inside workings are still in question. Thus reputation always at risk, and officers’ conduct to be questioned as more citizens die with no public support to change such, has forced them to reexamine these files. This is the problem, the political mainstream states it will address, yet concern for the majority has not been addressed by any such public authority.
Christopher Dorner’s case is not isolated, many share in the same feelings and as unfortunate as it is many are also veterans. We understand there are many changes needed in society, but as individuals we also know we can not make them alone. Thus we must take the time to support those issues we do accept and fight those we do not. But violence, especially against the innocent, can not be accepted, even if one says it is done to protect the innocent.
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