Saturday, February 16, 2013

The Silence Is Deafening

"Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord." That sentence from Romans tells us that the late shooter in La-La Land was a long way from doing the Lord's will in his life. The fact that he murdered the innocent daughter of a policeman makes his actions even more deplorable. Yet, when you start learning the whole story, you can see how a non-Christian with a screw loose might decide to extract revenge from those who had ruined his life. Many of us feel like my neighbor, who once said that there's no such thing as an honest cop, because half are criminals themselves, and the other half don't try to do anything about it. Dorner tried to be that honest cop - and paid the price. Ultimately, he was murdered by cops who wanted to shut him up - a fitting end for a murderer, some would say. Yet, THOSE murders, too, will pay the price for their sins, if not in this life, then in the next one.

Try to get your hands on a copy of his manifesto, if it hasn't already been scrubbed from the internet. It's rambling and shows some of his instability, but it also shows his intelligence and his crushed idealism. Below are three items from his "final opus."

"54 - Luckily I don't have to live everyday like most of you. Concerned if the misconduct you were apart of is going to be discovered. Looking over your shoulder, scurrying at every phone call from internal affairs or from the Captains office wondering if that is the day PSB comes after you for the suspects you struck when they were cuffed months/years ago or that $500 you pocketed from the narcotics dealer, or when the other guys on your watch beat a transient nearly to death and you never reported the UOF to the supervisor. No, I don't have that concern, I stood up for what was right but unfortunately have dealt with the reprocussions of doing the right thing and now losing my name and everything I ever stood for. You fuckers knew Evans was guilty of kicking (excessive force) Gettler and you did nothing but get rid of what you saw as the problem, the whistleblower. Gettler himself stated on video tape ( provided for the BOR and in transcripts) he was kicked and even his father stated that his son said he was kicked by Evans when he was released from custody. The video was played for the entire BOR to hear. Tingirides, Eisenberg, and Martella all heard it. You're going to see what a whistleblower can do when you take everything from him especially his NAME!!!

"96 - It is endless the amount of times per week officers arrest an individual, label him a suspect-arrestee-defendant and then before arraignment or trial realize that he is innocent based on evidence. You know what they say when they realize an innocent man just had his life turned upside down?. "I guess he should have stayed at home that day he was discovered walking down the street and matching the suspects description. Oh well, he appeared to be a dirtbag anyways". Meanwhile the falsely accused is left to pick up his life, get a new, family, friends, and sense of self worth.

"98 - Don't honor these fallen officers/dirtbags. When your family members die, they just see you as extra overtime at a crime scene and at a perimeter. Why would you value their lives when they clearly don't value yours or your family members lives? I've heard many officers who state they see dead victims as ATV's, Waverunners, RV’s and new clothes for their kids. Why would you shed a tear for them when they in return crack a smile for your loss because of the impending extra money they will receive in their next paycheck for sitting at your loved ones crime scene of 6 hours because of the overtime they will accrue. They take photos of your loved ones recently deceased bodies with their cellphones and play a game of who has the most graphic dead body of the night with officers from other divisions. This isn't just the 20 something year old officers, this is the 50 year old officers with significant time on the job as well who participate."
I haven't yet heard any of this yet on our newscasts. Perhaps you have heard some on yours. However, now that the whistle-blower is dead, I suspect it will all fade quietly away.

© 2013

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