Sunday February 10, 2013 9:59 p.m.
Once again, America's corporate-run, mainstream news media is showing just how deep they will go to protect law enforcement, as they continue to subscribe to their 'don't bite the hand that feeds you' relationship with law enforcement.
When it comes to Chris Dorner, the former LAPD officer who has vowed to hunt down police officers, on or off duty, mainstream media is too busy spinning the story for TV ratings, while completely ignoring Chris Dorner's claims, manifesto and most importantly, what drove Dorner to do what he's doing in the first place.
While I DO NOT condone the killing of innocent people, I think it's important to look at what made this man snap.
But, with Anderson Cooper, and Dr. Drew more interested in doing what's easy... reiterating how awful it is that a "mad man" is on the lose, and ignoring what's much harder to do... look at why this is happening, it will be hard for the real reasons to come out.
Now, of course there will be those who read this and say "Are you kidding me Davy V.?, no one made this man arm himself and kill innocent people!"
Well, my answer to that would be, yes of course, no one forced Dorner to do what he has done.
At least not in the literal sense.
Everyone has a breaking point.
That point where one snaps.
In some way, shape or form we have ALL been there.
And NO ONE likes to be falsely accused of something when they know it's not true.
Which is what happened to Dorner, he was accused of lying.
But he didn't lie.
But mainstream media doesn't want you to know that he didn't lie.
They don't want to look into Dorner's claims.
They don't want you to know the truth about the LAPD, and police corruption in general.
Now, let us look at Chris Dorner in a different way.
In a way which the media has so conveniently chosen not to do.
Here's what we know of Dorner.
Having served in the military, Dorner landed his dream job, becoming a police officer.
While with the LAPD, Dorner witnessed, first hand, incidents of Racism and police misconduct.
Like the time he was in a van with other LAPD officers, and one officer kept using the word "nigger."
And, the incident where LAPD Sgt. Teresa Evans kicked a handcuffed, mentally-ill man in the chest and face.
Evans has a history of using excessive force and has been flagged several times by LAPD risk management.
Sgt. Teresa Evans would flaunt her nickname 'Chupacabra', because she enjoyed drawing blood from suspects and arrestees.
In one incident Evans ripped the skin off a woman in her 70's.
Dorner was fired shortly after reporting Evans, who is white, for kicking the handcuffed, mentally-ill man.
The LAPD accused Dorner of making false accusations and terminated him from his dream job.
Dorner says he was "terminated for doing the right thing."
When Chris Dorner reported Evans, he sealed his fate.
He had broken the well known law enforcement 'Blue Line', and 'Code of Silence.'
In an envelope Dorner sent to Anderson Cooper, a yellow Post-it note read "I never lied."
And, given the LAPD's long history of corruption, I believe him.
In Internet postings, Dorner wrote "It is clear as day that the department retaliated toward me,"
Dorner said that Racism and officer abuses had not improved at the LAPD since the Rodney King beating.
Dorner said, it's actually "gotten worse."
The LAPD, with plenty of help from mainstream media, denies that the LAPD is the same department of the 1990's Rampart scandal, where criminal convictions were thrown out after members of the LAPD's anti-gang unit were accused of beating and framing residents in poor, largely minority neighborhoods. A handful of officers were convicted of various crimes and the scandal led to federal oversight that lasted eight years.
So, while I DO NOT condone innocent people being killed, I challenge EVERYONE to stop and think about the real issue here.
Police corruption and cover-up.
Chris Dorner stood up against misconduct and corruption.
|Bullet-riddled pickup truck, of 71-year old Grandmother|
and her daughter who were delivering newspapers
when police opened fire on them.
He broke the 'Code of Silence.'
And the LAPD and other police agencies will do whatever they have to do to make sure Chris Dorner doesn't talk.
And anyone doubts that, then just look at what they did to two newspaper delivery people, including a 71-year old grandmother, and her daughter, simply because they happened to be driving a pickup truck which they police believed to be Dorner's.
And ask yourself, what does the LAPD have to hide?
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