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  •  the question is whether the police (19+ / 0-)

    are any different from the criminals they claim to fight.

    Dorner claims no, they are not, they are criminals who prey on the weak and defenseless. And when he tried to actually fulfill the duty of a police officer to protect the public, he was smeared and kicked out--the opposite of what should have happened.

    And he's thrown the ball right back into the LAPD's court. Their response to his challenge will show whether he was right or wrong. So far they have gone a considerable way towards proving his point, running around shooting people up randomly.

    It's a fucking miracle neither of those women the police shot were killed. And they still might potentially die as a result of those gunshot wounds.

    They have shown a disturbing readiness to use overwhelming violence and no concern for public safety, nor even much remorse for shooting those women--just a lame excuse that the cops who did it were "under stress."

    One feels that the quest to find Dorner may be driven not primarily by a desire to protect the public, but to protect the LAPD's reputation and aura of authority, to get revenge for Dorner's alleged killing of other officers, and because the cops are afraid that they might be next on his list and they want to get him before he gets them.

    By the time this is over, they might end up shooting more people than he does--which will, again, go a long way toward proving his point.

    Dorner will never face justice, I fear. He will be killed outright, thereby avoiding the inconvenience of a trial, and any public revelations that might embarrass the police.

    Probably we'll never really know for sure whether he's actually a killer or not, because it will never be proven beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

    He will die, the media and the police and the city and the state will all say as one that he was a Bad Guy and it's good he's dead, time to move on--that there is no bigger lesson to learn here about the problems in The System, that it was just some isolated nut with a gun.

    "In America, the law is king." --Thomas Paine

    by limpidglass on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 05:53:57 PM PST

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