DORNER CASE FROM ANOTHER ANGLE - In a blaze of fire and bullets, a man believed to be ex-LAPD officer and alleged killer Christopher Dorner died Tuesday night in a cabin in California’s mountainous San Bernardino County.
And while Dorner’s suspected killing spree is being widely decried, as the Los Angeles Times noted Tuesday, the allegations posted about LAPD racism and use of excessive force “have resonated among the public and some LAPD employees who have criticized the department’s disciplinary system, calling it capricious and retaliatory toward those who try to expose misconduct.”
Another former Los Angeles police officer, Joe Jones, has now posted his own online manifesto flagged by HuffPo. Tuesday. Jones wrote, “The first thing I would say to [Dorner] is, I feel your pains!” but urges, “Don’t kill any more innocent people!”
Jones, 48, a patrol officer who retired in 1998, like Dorner stressed “the injustices of Police Corruption, Scandal, Lies, Deception and Brutality.” Jones claims that he had his “Civil Rights violated on several occasions” by the LAPD, had himself been falsely arrested at gunpoint, and lost so much trust in the police department while an officer that he could “no longer wear the Uniform.” (Read the rest here.)
Vol 11 Issue 14
Pub: Feb 15, 2013