Sunday, February 10, 2013

Los Angeles to Reopen Its Inquiry of Officer's Allegations of Color-Aroused Abuses

A Black ex-officer of the Los Angeles Police Department says that witnessing police brutality and fellow cops referring to Blacks using the "N" word prompted him to file reports against the officers in question.  And then the LAPD fired him, accusing him of filing false reports, although no one has explained why Dorner would file a false report under circumstances or what he would have to gain by doing so.

The officer has drawn national attention to his case by promising to kill LAPD police officers involved, as well as members of their families, and by allegedly actually killing three people.
The New York Times linked to an online manifesto by the fired officer, Christopher J. Dorner, in which the ex-officer uses the word "nigger" eight times while describing how he and other Blacks were treated, in his presence, by members of the LAPD.

Ex-officer Dorner alleges that his present rampage is color-aroused and based in the color aroused ideation, emotion and behavior of people in the LA police department.  However, the New York Times did not mention the color-aroused nature of the case until the LA Police acknowledged it and determined to reopen the investigation into Mr. Dorner's allegations.

The Times reports:
The Los Angeles Police Department will reopen its investigation into the 2007 episode that led to the firing of Christopher J. Dorner, the former police officer who is wanted in three killings, department officials said Saturday night. Mr. Dorner pledged revenge against Los Angeles police officers in a manifesto he posted online, in which he also claimed that racism in the department had led to his dismissal. He is wanted in connection with the killing of a former police captain’s daughter and her fiancĂ© last Sunday and the shooting death of a Riverside, Calif., police officer on Thursday morning.

“I am aware of the ghosts of the L.A.P.D.’s past, and one of my biggest concerns is that they will be resurrected by Dorner’s allegations of racism within the department,” Chief Charlie Beck said in a written statement. 
“Therefore, I feel we need to also publicly address Dorner’s allegations regarding his termination,” he said. “I do this not to appease a murderer. I do it to reassure the public that their Police Department is transparent and fair in all the things we do.”
The Times has, to my knowledge, failed to report the skin color of the victim of the alleged kicking incident, even though this fact might  be essential to understanding Dorner's reaction to the incident and the LAPD's reaction to his complaint.

It seems possible that, as the facts are known, this case will prove to be a clear example of extreme color-aroused ideation, emotion, and behavior leading to abuses within the LAPD and then leading a Black man to fight those abuses in a way that shows that he, too, suffers from extreme color-aroused ideation, emotion and behavior.

Had the LAPD dealt with the allegations of Christopher J. Dorner more seriously when they occurred, whether they were based on fact or not, then this rampage might not have occurred.

Whether or not a fellow officer kicked a suspect who was on the ground, as Dorner alleges, the LAPD decision to fire him for even asserting that it happened would predictably dissuade other officers from reporting abuses they witnessed.  That attitude on the part of the LAPD seems as though it might partially explain why Mr. Dorner believes a rampage is necessary.  Dorner's reaction is not so strange when one recalls that that were generalized riots in LA in 1992 over similar questions of police brutality that was often color-aroused.

1 comment:

TheEvilOne said...

Dorner should not have been surprised when he was sacked. He had done the unforgivable, breaking the blue code of silence about misbehaviour, there is no hatred greater than that of a corrupt institution for such a whistle blower.

I think the LA police have made a much bigger problem for themselves in the manner in which they terminated the siege, by shooting seven thermite grenades into the cabin. It is clear that they had no intention of taking him alive and they planned their conspiracy over the air waves. Not smart at all.

By the way Francis, I have not been able to view your Francis L Holland blog since you have made it invitation only. I always thought that it was a useful resource on many things, including racism, relationships, dealing with children and ocean swimming and of interest to a wide range of readers.