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Campus Question – February 7, 2013

February 7, 2013

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Campus Question – February 7, 2013

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Today authorities continue to search for former LAPD officer Christopher Jordan Dorner, a suspect in three murders. Dorner left a long memorandum “To: America, Subj: Last resort” detailing complaints excessive use of force by the LAPD and quotes Thomas Jefferson’s “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” But right-wing blogs singled out Dorner’s pro-Obama, pro-gun-control, pro-MSNBC statements. As Dorner is black and apparently liberal, should he be classified a “terrorist” or a “lone nut?”

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  • NCrissieB

    Again and again when conservative white males go on killing sprees, we’re told they’re “mentally ill” and “lone nuts.” But when an apparently liberal black man goes on a killing spree … suddenly President Obama and MSNBC are responsible for the deaths?


    Dorner’s ‘manifesto’ details charges of institutional racism in and excessive use of force by the LAPD. Those charges should be investigated and, if true, prosecuted. That does not justify his killing spree. That he also compliments President Obama and MSNBC is, frankly, irrelevant.

  • addisnana

    RWBS…RWBS…RWBS that’s what I think. (That is Right Wing Bull Shucky)

    By the same logic, should we view the right wing armed lone nuts as the creation of Fox news?

  • In reading the reports, the reason he was fired was not “institutional racism,” it was that he wasn’t all that competent an officer, and lied on a report. Deciding the way to “reclaim your name” is to become a mass murderer is a sign of serious mental issues.

    But yes, a lone nut he is.

  • Jim W

    How do we prevent lone nuts from using fire arms?