Extensively reading about ex-LAPD Police Officer Christopher Dorner’s alleged exploits in California, along with his alleged Manifesto, some of our police sources can’t help but personally relate to what may have set Dorner “off” on his premeditated path to eventual destruction.
Using as a reference our police sources totaling over 100 years of Law Enforcement experience dealing with the politics and corruption of small and large police departments, there is no doubt that the beginning reasons for Dorner to cross the “blue line” and report his training officer for excessive force, were very deep seated, honorable, and more than likely true. It probably wouldn’t hurt to check to see if the victim (who got kicked) received any type of settlement along with an agreement not to sue.
This type of civil rights’ violation reporting action is definitely not acceptable to most police departments, as it opens the door to civil lawsuits, public scrutiny, federal lawsuits, and most importantly, undermining the trust and adherence to supporting “The Code of Silence” toward one’s fellow officers.
According to our police sources, they all used to be somewhat naive and unaware of how racist, tyrannical, biased, corrupt, discriminatory, and oppressive a local police department could actually be and still function quite nicely and quietly, all with the approval and tolerance of the city and county leaders.
When anyone first starts out in police work, it is just a matter of time before a dirty incident occurs that crosses your path, which causes you to examine very carefully, your own values, morals, conscience, integrity and honor; and – most important of all – to examine the Oath that they swear to God that they will uphold.
This sacred Oath that is taken by some individuals is sometimes not taken in good faith, nor with any seriousness at all. Yet, these individuals slip by anyway and join the ranks of the mostly honorable Police Force.
These same individuals later become “Enlightened Supervisors” and generate more of their “warped sense of right and wrong,” creating a “new” and “improved” goal for Law Enforcement; and thus, the “ultimate goal” of police work was born. More and more influence was eventually exerted over the general procedures and rules that the real cops were forced to use both “for or against” the community, and these procedures had names such as “Quotas,” “Revenue Producing Policing,” “Profiling,” “Statistical Manipulation,” and “Cover-ups of Criminal Violations” for selected and special celebrity-type people.
Any officer, whether a rookie or not, who didn’t go along with these “new rules” and follow the Illegal orders would face immediate punishment and/or termination
Getting back now to ex-Officer Christopher Dorner: This newspaper, of course, does not condone in the slightest, the alleged violence and terror ex-Officer Dorner has caused to numerous persons – and in all likelihood, may yet be responsible for causing to others in the future.
Dorner has obviously chosen and created a well planned premeditated path from which there is no turning back now. There is no doubt in our police sources’ minds, and the minds of those at this newspaper, that the corrupted leaders involved will use this crisis to their advantage and manipulation. There is also no doubt that information given to the media from the police department has been so heavily edited as to more than vilify Dorner, so that every crime from a “Beer Skip” at a convenience store to a mass shooting at an elementary school or mall will be blamed on Dorner, or indirectly caused by his terrorist threats.
This newspaper has formulated an unheard-of suggestion. If the original allegations by Dorner have, in any way, any validity whatsoever, then make a deal to have those allegations again properly investigated by an independent body of law enforcement officials from the federal government, in exchange for Dorner to surrender himself to the court to face up to all of his acts and deeds. This is the only chance for anyone to have any sort of vindication, and to have any real justice served, and possibly to prevent any further harm to innocent people, and to Dorner himself.
This particular incident is not unique; there have been other incidents where officers and ex-officers have enacted and “acted out” their vengeance and frustration on the police department, community leaders, spouses, family, and/or friends, because of actual and/or perceived injustices that, unfortunately, routinely occur in a police department and are covered up. Not all incidents of this type are reported to the news media; and the facts and circumstances are spun in such a way as to minimize the damage in the public’s eye, and to maintain the infrastructure of the local government.
There is a fine line between making a community aware of a real potential danger and causing widespread fear and panic by reporting hoaxes, false reports, and unsubstantiated acts of violence, injury and death. In some of these incidents, the news media is not doing anybody any good, because they are not reporting the actual facts; they are expressing their own opinions and conclusions and sensationalizing the incident, and keeping everybody on edge, especially the “haters.”
Workplace violence is nothing new and happens on a regular basis. Posting in the news the suspect’s alleged manifesto, even with x’ed out personalized names, in this newspaper’s opinion, is irresponsible and dangerous for all. God willing, this incident will soon come to a close.