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  •  absolutely, holding two thoughts in their heads (8+ / 0-)

    at one time is difficult. so much of the hostility to basic questions by those on the left are echoes of many things--liberal racism and a tendency to accept the spoon feeding of the msm among them

    •  I'll need y'all to help me sort this for me... (5+ / 0-)
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      I don't like the fact that some on the left find it necessary to validate Dorner's actions because of the long history of corruption in the LAPD.  I don't like that Dorner is being transformed into some folk hero by the left.  I don't like that those on the left are ignoring the fact this guys purposely targeted family members of the LAPD.  Further, I don't give a shit how this guy died.  With that being said, if the allegations in his manifesto are true, which I haven't read, then the DOJ has to investigate.  Because if a former cop can go off like this, it's a matter of that something a lot worse is going to happen.

      I don't know where I fit in this argument...  if that makes sense.

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      by lcj98 on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 12:49:30 PM PST

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      •  you should care if the police killed a person in (8+ / 0-)

        cold blood in a revenge murder. the police are not vigilantes. if they cannot comport themselves professionally they are a threat to the public good.

        i don't know who fits this caricature of the "left." any examples? or are you troubled by asking some good critical questions about what transpired here?

        •  yes, they are. (2+ / 0-)
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          "the police are not vigilantes."

          every time a police officer is wounded or killed, that's exactly what the rest of them turn into. this is a statement of fact, not conjecture. see: LAPD, killing of wrong trucks.

          yes, they are.

          "if they cannot comport themselves professionally they are a threat to the public good."

          certainly not all of them, but i'd put money on the majority of them. simply put, most law enforcement in the US are local, and they get the minimum training necessary to be licensed. most will never draw their weapon in the line of duty, which means when they do, they act like "some guy with a gun", and blast away, with little thought to the potential consequences. see the killing of the wrong truck, as a classic example.

      •  People cram reality into the frame of melodrama (4+ / 0-)
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        A melodrama has one villain and one hero. To people who think that way, calling one actor evil means they think you must be calling the other the good guy. Some will even think of him as the good guy, like the ones quoted on KPCC.

        The result is flame wars between people who say that the LAPD are cold-blooded killers of the innocent and people who say that Dorner was a cold-blooded killer of the innocent. There is of course no contradiction.

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        by Dogs are fuzzy on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 02:35:05 PM PST

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      •  I don't like any of that either. (0+ / 0-)

        but plenty of things exist in this world that I don't like.  it doesn't mean I'll refuse to learn about them.

        This comment is dedicated to my mellow Adept2U and his Uncle Marcus

        by mallyroyal on Sat Feb 16, 2013 at 08:49:34 AM PST

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    •  Not everyone grasps abstract thinking (4+ / 0-)
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      When you said that competing and diverse emotional reactions and folk stories about Dorner will echo down the generations, that was absolutely compatible with condemning Dorner, but you're not dealing with people who can understand that.

      Freedom isn't free. Patriots pay taxes.

      by Dogs are fuzzy on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 02:31:42 PM PST

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