Let’s stipulate that he is a whackjob, and now a deadly criminal who MUST be caught or stopped.
That being said, I read the stuff he wrote that has since been redacted from the net. In a nutshell (and I know this may be a little bit crazy sounding), he may have been a little bit too much of a “Dudley Do-Right” in calling out a couple of fellow officers on things like excessive use of force and other similar things. Because he crossed the blue line and ratted on fellow officers - being a whistleblower is what he saw it as - he says he was retaliated against.
NOW deciding that he needed to shoot people to get even for their retaliation is NOT right.
But at the same time, it is not great stretch to believe that his statements concerning police corruption and cover-ups are accurate.
Look at the history of this problem in many law enforcement organizations.
If his complaints indeed are true, and had been taken seriously and not covered up, that would have been best.
But OTOH, they were covered up, he was retaliated against for being a whistle-blower and too straight-arrow, and lost his job.
He should have taken it as water under the bridge, let it go, and moved on.
Many folks have such incidents in their career. Tens of millions, I would hazard to guess, in their lifetime have an unfair action taken against them at work or elsewhere at least once in their life/career.
Welcome to the real world.
Almost everyone gets mad but moves on, and over time lets it go.
A tenth of a fraction, of a fraction of a percent, decide to get even in some way. NOT the way to go, but there it is...
He is wrong. He has murdered police officers, but even if they were civilians, still it is murder. He is doomed.
But also his accusations should be re-investigated by an independent party. I doubt this will happen.
Good and truthful post.
The guy is unhinged, as are lots of his ex co workers.
If this guy did try to report police abuse, I don’t think it is too much of a stretch to believe the LAPD made his life a living hell and maybe eventually causing him to snap.
Even if true, it’s still no excuse for murder.
I have little doubt his pointing a finger at another cop caused him no end of grief. No excuse of course for what he is doing. None at all. He should have sued the department like a sane person would do.