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  •  I've been a little surprised at DKos's reaction. (2+ / 0-)
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    duhban, Dr Swig Mcjigger

    It's not per se defense of him, but it's... weird and unpleasant.

    There are so many people on this site who are pacifists - where are they in opposition to Dorner's murders?  Is it somehow less wrong because he may have uncovered police brutality?  On a site that, with perhaps 85% agreement on the subject, condemns gun violence and the widespread availability of firearms in our society, isn't that also an issue in this case?

    I certainly hope no-one is out there actually defending his actions, but the lack of condemnation is deafening.  I'm pretty sympathetic to criticism of LAPD but in this case - and I know that this analogy is inadequate - it's sort of like firing the airline pilot of a crashing aircraft before it even hits the ground.  Let's try to get the plane safely on the ground first, render Dorner harmless, and then see what needs to happen.

    Am I glad that LAPD re-opened a police brutality case?  Definitely.  But I wish that they would have waited until after Dorner's arrest.  Doing so while he's still out there is a horrible precedent.  Policy enacted at the tip of a sword is inherently bad policy.

    "The first drawback of anger is that it destroys your inner peace; the second is that it distorts your view of reality. If you come to understand that anger is really unhelpful, you can begin to distance yourself from anger." - The Dalai Lama

    by auron renouille on Tue Feb 12, 2013 at 12:18:53 AM PST

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