Americans always support an underdog—like the outlaw Jessie James etc... But, this wack job is a cold blooded killer and a coward—killer of children—he is no better than a terrorist. He should have focused his wrath on people who were doing the bad stuff—like dirty cops and not families and kids. We have not seen the end of this cat—he’s taking racism to a new level.
This episode should really make the LAPD examine its relationship to the community it serves because something is clearly wrong.
This episode should really make the LAPD examine its relationship to the community it serves because something is clearly wrong. From the interviews I'm hearing with the LAPD, they will not change a thing. They will focus on the evil that Dorner has done (And, it is evil) and never consider what led up to it.
And, the problem isn't just with the LAPD.
In the 1970s I knew a man that worked for LAPD for 14 years and quit, moved to Arizona and began teaching law enforcement classes. He said the same things we are hearing now about LAPD, he said while other departments were trying to be more professional and having better community relations LAPD was more geared to being heavy handed and clannish more than any other department he knew of. Sounds like nothing has changed since then.
There, fixed it for ya.
Wrong truck shot up by police! Amazingly both occupants walked away with only graze wounds. Not a great PR move by the police.
Police are agents of the city govt and the city govt is liable for their actions when they get out of line.
Instead of getting rid of bad cops and accept the liability, the city will orchestrate a cover up to avoid or lessen their civil liability.
One of the main ways to orchestrate a cover up of an out of control cop is simply charge the victim with a crime and prosecute them.
Corrupt police is the sing of a corrupt city govt. Not a real surprise since most of your big city govts. are run by dems.
Unions also make it almost impossible to get rid of bad cops so the public has to pay the price.
I’m not surprised at all. I grew up in L.A., and heard all the stories from my dad who grew up in L.A. during the 1930s and 1940s and lived there his entire adult life until he retired.
He had a rather dim view of the LAPD. He was a white guy, I should say - no problems with the law whatsoever. He was pretty well-connected though with folks in City Hall (he was a Master Mason), and he.....heard things. Very disturbing things.
I’m not surprised at all. The Left has been waiting for someone like this, the modern-day Che Guevara.
Not surprised. Joe Friday does not work for LAPD anymore.
The more they learn he is a leftist, the more the support will grow...
Maybe something is wrong with much of the community it serves.
Do you live in Los Angeles? Do you know anyone who works for the LAPD? I've lived in LA all my life and I have a close relative who worked at the 77th precinct (which is in the heart of South Central) before he started working undercover and the crap he had to put with from the denizens of South Central is beyond belief. Most LAPD officers exercise almost superhuman restraint in working in that environment. And the absolute bullshit I am reading on this board about how there is an institutional problem with the LAPD is sickening.
Of all the institutions in Los Angeles, the only instutitions that have attempted to maintain some semblance of professionalism are the Fire Dept and the LAPD. Everything else in the city has gone to pot, but the LAPD is still able to maintain relative order in a city with a citizen to officer ratio that is more than double what you find in cities like Chicago or Los Angeles. In LA, there are about 450 citizens to every police officer while in cities like Chicago and New York it is more like 220 citizens to every officer. Plus LA is spread out over a much larger area, so a lesser number of officers have to patrol a much greater area of terriorty.
On a final note, if the good citizens of South Central are upset with the LAPD, then the problem lies with the citizens and not with the LAPD. And if you don't believe me, I volunteer to take you on a tour of South Central. I go thru South Central several times a week. We can make it a walking tour and walk down Broadway or visit areas like the corner of Florence and Normandie or, better yet, we can stroll thru Nickerson Gardens and you can experience first hand what the LAPD does on a daily basis. I think an experience like that my change your perspective on who needs to re-examine how they are living their lives.
Why are you surprised???
The same people who voted for Obama support Dorner.
He is black, he hates “The Man”. He is one of them.
I am not surprised at all.
A large percentage of those who most hate the LAPD would be best related to by a massive B-52 "Arclight" mission.
I'm not. I expected it..........