Former Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner, age 33, has seemingly declared war. He seems to be gearing it towards particular LA Police Officers' and their families according to a manifesto, which he allegedly posted to the Internet that speaks of his having been fired in 2008, from the Los Angeles Police Department.
The former L.A. police officer is accused of killing three people. Some media reports are claiming that Dorner seemed to be battling deeply painful insecurities. The huge manhunt for Mr. Dorner continues in Southern California around the tourist ridden areas of the Big Bear mountain range.
There has been much speculation as to his state of mind and to what actually caused him to decide on such deliberate acts after being away from the LAPD for four years. The following questions are beginning to surface: Was he holding a grudge for that long? If so, why? Were there extenuating circumstances that have not been taken into account? What do we really know about him?
According to Tami Abdollah of the Associated Press, "All of the questions swirling around this ex-officer are putting pressure on the LAPD to reopen the case and to probe into this fugitive ex-cop's firing." The public wants answers and some people are siding with Mr. Dorner to the extent that they believe some really terrible things had to happen to him, to cause him to react in this very disturbing and vengeful manner.
Meanwhile fear is mounting among the ranks of officers: "We don’t know what he’s going to do," said Cindy Bachman, spokeswoman for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, one of many law enforcement agencies whose primary purpose has become finding Christopher Dorner."
"We know what he’s capable of doing. And we need to find him." ...
"He could be anywhere at this point," said San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon, who had 125 deputies and police officers and two helicopters searching the community of Big Bear Lake, where light snow fell early Friday morning. ...
At a news conference held amid heightened security in an underground room at police headquarters, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck urged Dorner to surrender. "Of course he knows what he’s doing; we trained him. He was also a member of the Armed Forces," he said. "It is extremely worrisome and scary."
This Examiner is noticing that rightfully so, people are becoming more sensitive to the importance of understanding how these things happen to occur, in order to prevent them from continuing into the future. It has become paramount to do so, especially in the wake of the Sandy Hook killings. It must be understood that mass murderers are made by certain conditions. No one is born killing people, ever. Propaganda kills, manipulation kills, lie's kills, ignorance kills, hate kills, and as we can see here, stripping a person of their livelihood for an unjust reason causes people to kill. At this point, Dormer must feel like a Wolverine backed up against a wall by a pack of Wolves.
Helping the homeless should not be a reason to fire someone. People need to learn to seek out viable solutions to their problems, which will work for everyone across the board. By using reason, research, and other methods to find evidenced-based solutions to theour problems, we might have a chance of preventing such mishaps in the future.
People are becoming wiser. They are no longer taking things at face value. People have good memories and are beginning to question the inner tactics of the LAPD itself and how the officers within are being treated. The public has not forgotten the history of LAPD as it is precarious at best.
Chief Daryl Gates and his institution of "the Batter Ram" and "the choke hold" which killed many; The origin of Operation Hammer can be traced back to the 1984 Olympic Games held in Los Angeles. Under the supervision of Gates the LAPD expanded gang sweeps for the duration of the Olympics, which were implemented across wide areas of the city but especially South Central and East Los Angeles. After the games were over old, anti-syndicalist laws began to be revived to maintain the security policy instigated by the Olympic games and mass arrests of youth become more common, even though the overwhelming numbers of people arrested were never charged. Citizen complaints against police brutality increased 33 percent in the period 1984 to 1989.
Rodney King; Chief Daryl Gates vs. Mayor Bradley; Operation CRASH Critics have alleged that the operation was racist because it heavily employed racial profiling, targeting African-American and Hispanic youths. The perception that police had targeted non-Caucasian citizens likely contributed to the anger which, after the assault of motorist Rodney King, would erupt into the 1992 Los Angeles riots.the 1965 Watts riots which were caused by accusations of mistreatment and police brutality toward minority communities by the City and the LAPD, the Bloody Christmas scandal in 1951 which led to calls for civilian accountability and an end to police brutality; the Mickey Cohen drug theft and take over;
Under Chief Davis the LAPD and its vice squad were known for active policing against gays. Apparently, overzealous officers, led by Detective Lloyd Martin, were purported to have dangled two youths over a cliff to try to make him reveal names of a pedophile ring. On April 10, 1976 over a hundred officers, with Davis present, raided a charitable "slave auction" event and bragged to reporters that they had freed the slaves. Dozens of men were detained on charges of violating an 1899 anti-slavery statute, but the expensive raid was criticized by the city council and no one was convicted. --Wikipedia
Jacque Fresco founder of the Venus Project talks about crime and how we think about perpetrators of violence. He explained, we must find better ways to solve our problems, than what we have always done in the past, which has been proven not to be working. Hate is not a good substitution for solutions. "If you do nothing, I assure you, nothing will happen" to change anything. But we at least owe it to ourselves to try something new that works based on sound research which provides proven positive outcomes.
NOTE: What will it take before the world learns to shift its consciousness away from problems of the human condition and shifts it toward the positive solution that will work for everyone? It is hoped that Dorner will be brought to justice without his being killed, in order that true justice will be served in his being allowed the right to trial by jury.