02-07-2013, 10:47 PM #1
It's like having a real life version of John Rambo (in black form)Mastermind of the "Free Bert" sign.
02-08-2013, 12:21 AM #2
I just read his manifesto.
I hope that the LAPD is not as bad as he alleges. But I also think that his allegations should be thoroughly investigated.
Rambo just wanted to be left alone. This guy is threatening tens of members of the LAPD and their families. I don't remember anything like this ever happening before -- in some ways he is like a comic book super-villain. And the cops are so freaked out that they shot people in a vehicle just because it was similar to Dorner's vehicle. This is from CNN:
"In Torrance, LAPD officers guarding one of Dorner's alleged targets mistakenly opened fire on a blue pickup truck that resembled one Dorner was thought to be driving, said Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck. The gunfire left two people wounded, Beck said. Torrance police also fired on another blue pickup, but no one was injured in that incident, according to a senior law enforcement source."
If there is significant truth in what Dorner has alleged, then some may see him as a hero. If the LAPD is indeed tolerating police brutality and racism, then some good may come of his actions, if the media finds abuses and they are addressed. But, even if the LAPD is rotten to the core, I would worry about future waves of vigilantes if Dorner is treated as a martyr.
02-08-2013, 12:46 AM #3
The ends don't ever justify the means, well, as long as anyone wants to keep up the pretense of being 'good'.
02-08-2013, 01:05 AM #4
For example, what about someone who is wrongfully imprisoned for life in a foreign country who kills an abusive guard in order to escape? Or a black man who is on death row in Georgia in the 1950's for a crime that he did not commit?
I would also note that there are a lot of fictional works where "anti-heroes" are celebrated -- "Dirty Harry", the "Punisher" and "Rorschach" of the Watchmen come to mind, not to mention Rambo in the first movie, where he killed law enforcement officers who were corrupt. I also remember seeing "Mandingo" in 1975 at a theater in an African American part of town. During the first half of the movie, the white people did bad things to the black people and there were boos. Then the black people (justifiably) did bad things to the white people and the crowd went wild.
I am uncomfortable with this whole situation. I was here for the Rodney King riots when LAPD ran and hid and I hope that nothing like that happens here.
02-08-2013, 02:12 PM #5Mastermind of the "Free Bert" sign.
02-08-2013, 06:42 PM #6
02-10-2013, 03:52 PM #7
On a related note, this development is sure to add some "intrigue" to the entire episode:
Charlie Sheen to Christopher Dorner, ex-LAPD officer-turned-accused cop killer: ?Call me? | The Lookout - Yahoo! NewsMastermind of the "Free Bert" sign.
02-10-2013, 11:38 PM #8
02-12-2013, 10:55 AM #9
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02-12-2013, 05:56 PM #10
Latest reports have him surrounded in a cabin near Big Bear Lake. I'll guess we'll find out if he intends to carry out the rhetoric spewed forth in his manifesto.Mastermind of the "Free Bert" sign.
02-12-2013, 07:54 PM #11
And the cabin is on fire.
02-12-2013, 09:47 PM #12Mastermind of the "Free Bert" sign.
02-13-2013, 12:17 AM #13