by Alberta Parish
On Tuesday, the manhunt for ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner ended in a fiery blaze at a cabin in Big Bear Lake, California. The official story is that Dorner resisted police, tear gas was thrown into his cabin, and later caught ablaze killing the shooting suspect inside.
If you accept the official story, then you won’t question why the cabin went up flames. Could Christopher Dorner have been apprehended without the use of deadly force? Did the LAPD execute Dorner to keep him from dispelling unfavorable information about officers and their bosses? Is this all a cover-up by the LAPD to divert the public’s interest away from the Christopher Dorner story? Was Dorner even inside the cabin? If not, then my guess is they plan to catch him quietly and execute him even more quietly without the watchful eye of the public.
We’ve all seen stories about the brutality perpetuated by police over the years. The same brutal tactics we saw in the 1950s and 60s perpetuated by police who would shoot water from fire hoses at people and send dogs to attack people is the same police brutality perpetuated today. Most Americans turn a blind eye to police gunning down unarmed civilians and justify their actions in the name of national security. Law enforcement and government officials are afraid of a million Christopher Dorners. This is why Washington beauracrats are scrambling to disarm most U.S. citizens. Any one of us could be Christopher Dorner in their eyes. Any one of us could rise up in open rebellion against the establishment…or ruling class.
What really happened between Dorner and the LAPD at the cabin in Big Bear Lake? We’ll probably never know. However, one thing is for certain: they executed Dorner not because they had to, but because they wanted to. They wanted revenge against Dorner just like he wanted revenge against those who wronged him inside the LAPD. Christopher Dorner is not in Hell tonight, because there is no Hell. And his story will live on. Shame on the LAPD for burning a man alive to keep his secrets concerning law enforcement officials from becoming public.
The LAPD is responsible for many lives they’ve taken on the streets of Los Angeles and surrounding counties. Christopher Dorner knew this. He was one of their own and look how they chose to deal with one of their own. TO PROTECT AND SERVE is no longer a suitable slogan for the police. Did they protect their own when they chose to railroad him in 2008 because he dared to report wrongdoing by a fellow officer? Did they protect their own when they unfairly terminated him? The LAPD drove Christopher Dorner to commit terrible acts that were against his better nature. The LAPD should also accept some of the blame for Dorner’s victims.