Absurdity on Patrol; Dorner sends the entire system to DEFCON 1Submitted by go213mph on Tue, 02/12/2013 - 11:46
There is nothing humorous or whimsical about people killing - or threatening to kill - other people, no matter who the targeted victims might be. Peace and the sanctity of life are at the very core of the libertarian philosophy. But as the Christopher Dorner drama continues to play out in southern California, the political establishment in general, and the police system in particular, celebrate their absurdity. If someone had murdered three people, and the killer could not be located, a token report might appear on a TV newscast - perhaps segued in following a news story about a celebrity divorce. But the killing of members of the police force - particularly when allegedly carried out by a former cop - sends the entire system to DEFCON 1; a maximum alert, with all other policing functions temporarily cut back; schools closed or given additional security; highway checkpoints set up. A few police officers over-react by gunning down pickup trucks - one with two women in it delivering newspapers - and, while no one was killed in the process, questions arise as to the stability and/or training of some police officers. In a state of panic brought on by this former cop, the LAPD announces that it will reopen the proceeding whose outcome is the basis of Mr. Dorner's grievance. At the same time, the establishment announces a $1 million reward for Mr. Dorner's capture.