Moral Perversity

Posted: Feb 10, 2013 7:54 PM

It is sobering to read the comments of support for Christopher Dorner that accompany this piece on the Huffington Post.  Whatever his grievances -- real or imagined -- Dorner is a guy who shot a 27-year-old woman and her fiancee because he held a grudge against her father.  He's also killed a police officer and injured others.

Who are the people applauding, condoning or "understanding" this behavior? You are not allowed to kill people (especially innocent people!) just because you feel wronged, however grievously.  Whatever Dorner believes the LAPD did to him, at least he's still alive.

By the way, it's remarkable to me that the LAPD is reopening the case about Dorner's dismissal.  The move seems perfectly calculated to inspire other aggrieved people to behave the way Dorner has, in hopes of achieving what's he's now gotten -- a second look.  When you reward behavior, you get more of it -- as the LAPD should know.