I have been following the Christopher Dorner case since first learning about it a few days ago, and find it both fascinating and repugnant how a man can lose it and just kill people because he was wronged. But, I also find it interesting how people legitimately try to right wrongs and see the system just fail repeatedly and truly add insult to injury.
Well, tonight we all learn that the LAPD will reopen Dorner’s case to see if there were legitimate issues of racism and flagrant lying about police behaviors because perhaps, just maybe, Mr Dorner did in fact raise legitimate issues of police misconduct. What is disturbing to me beyond the incredibly poor choices Christopher Dorner has make in the past week is this: why do we have to watch people commit murder and other heinous acts to get society to pay attention to poor choices and actions? And, do you think the LAPD will out serious egregious actions by officers after the fact? Will they downplay what they may find out as true facts once Dorner is found, if not killed first?
Well, to finish the point of this blog post, it is a shame that the postal service has become the poster child of people gone bad at work settings. But, when will we learn as a society that when people are struggling at a job, and they mistakenly put too much emphasis on their work as their primary cause to function, they should think otherwise before they lose it when they are fired or forced out of work? Oh yeah, only after the failed notions are truly false that employers/supervisors/company heads/profit driven leadership make us continue to think that the job supercedes an employee’s primary purpose in life. But, can we?
The only potential positive ending to the situation in Southern California is this: the police can apprehend this man without killing him, he will have to face his consequences for taking lives he had no business taking, and, it turns out the LAPD made serious mistakes in protecting the needs of the few and shitting on the needs of the many, both the public and officers who take their job seriously and responsibly.
Sort of what we continue to see going on in mental health of late? At least most mental health care professionals do not own firearms, I hope. I don’t.
Here’s the link regarding the LAPD plan of action to try to placate this disturbed man:
Wow, this is going to be a long year, eh?