Sunday, February 10, 2013

Is Former LAPD Cop Christopher Dorner Teaching a Valuable Lesson?

Alleged Cop Killer Christopher Dorner

Los Angeles, California

As the manhunt continues for Christopher Dorner, who has gone to war with the Los Angeles Police Department and killed 3 so far, an interesting scenario is beginning to unfold.

On popular social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter, Dorner has not only made headlines, but gained supporters it seems. On Facebook alone, there are a number of pages where supporters are given a voice.

"This is an intelligent man who has stared into the dark heart of corruption," Ruth Iorio, a 33-year-old LA screenwriter, wrote in one of the Facebook messages. "Now he's taking vengeance upon it, trying to turn the LAPD into the victims they have persecuted, including Kendrec McDade, Alisia Thomas and Kelly Thomas."

Another supporter, Edward D., 25, says he started the Facebook fan page "Christopher Dorner" to "wake up the citizens and force police departments to change their ways. If they learn from this, it shouldn't happen again." He continued, quoting President Kennedy, in a Facebook message, "'Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable.' -JFK"

Numerous supporters on Twitter are calling the alleged murderer a "Dark Knight." One Facebook page calls him "the hero LA deserves, but not the one it needs right now ... He's a silent guardian, watchful protector against corruption, he's our Dark Knight."

Dorner, who claims he was fired by a racist, corrupt police force.

While Dorner’s story is playing out in the streets of Los Angeles and surrounding areas, one has to wonder about police departments all across the nation. In Texas alone, have we not heard those same words often? Brutality, Racism, Corruption, among others?

Many shudder at the thought of Dorner having supporters. However, I have learned to look closely for those tiny grains of truth in every situation, no matter how absurd they may seem on the surface.

Perhaps, we should read it again:

"'Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable.' -JFK"

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