Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Christopher Dorner and the LAPD

Evidently, the saga of Christopher Dorner has come to an end in a fire-gutted cabin in the Big Bear Mountains east of San Bernardino, California.  The cashiered LA cop and recently honorably discharged Navy Reserve officer captured headlines all over the world when he published a rambling on-line manifesto justifying a vendetta against Southern California law enforcement.  The details of his fatal actions have been well-documented in the media.  What's been virtually ignored are the responses of the coercion community.

First of all, Dorner's problems began when he filed a report accusing his training officer and partner Teresa Evans of using excessive force on one Christopher Gettler in 2008, kicking him in the face as he lie handcuffed on the ground.

Christopher Gettler, whose assault by cop Teresa Evans set in motion a sequence of events that led to the deaths of four people.

The review process established that Dorner had lied about the actions of Evans and, having committed the unforgiveable sin of testifying against another cop, Dorner was fired.  A photograph of Evans can't be found on Google.

Photos of Dorner's first victims are available, along with the circumstances of their deaths.

Dorner's behavior, while perhaps insane, is secondary here to that of southern California law enforcement, which is certifiably nuts.  Seven unnamed, now on paid administrative leave, LAPD detectives opened fire on a pickup in Torrance during the early morning hours of Feb. 7.  The truck was occupied by the newspaper delivery team of 71 year-old Emma Hernandez and her 47 year old daughter Margie Carranza.  Both were wounded and their vehicle riddled with bullet holes.  Magnanimous LAPD chief Charlie Beck has announced that a donor will replace the punctured pickup, which would apparently make up for what is attempted first degree murder by any definition. About 25 minutes later Torrance cops shot at and rammed a vehicle driven by David Perdue, who was on his way to the beach, a white guy in a car bearing no resemblance to the one Dorner was supposed to be driving.  We won't comment on the marksmanship of these agents of coercion.

Adding further irony to the sad situation, dim bulb LAPD chief Charlie Beck says, "Of course, he knows what he's doing.  We trained him."

Naturally, there's no shortage of talking head analysis of the whole affair.  An ivory tower resident back east wanted to drag in the issue of "police terrorism" but that's not a socially acceptable process as this short essay in Human Events illustrates.


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