I haven’t seen the movie. (What is with shooters and movie characters anyhow?) But I know what they mean when they call Christopher Dorner the Modern Day Django or the Real Life Django. Something to do with an oppressed black guy practicing vigilante justice or something like that. Well, I wrote a little (ha!) about this stuff on the other site, Notes on Liberty. Go check it out. Don’t be surprised that I delve into other territory. Here is one of the more (but not the most, I hope) controversial tidbits:
All this talk about being in control! What does that have to do with cops? Wouldn’t anyone who is on a cold-blooded mission rather than a hot-headed rampage tend to be like this? Yes. But I think there is something to be said for why a cop would be predisposed to this sort of thing. I think it is the kind of thing that happens all the time, usually on a smaller scale, and usually under the auspices of enforcing the law. Little vendettas. Not against people who have wronged them or violated other’s rights, but against anyone deemed inferior. A cop who snaps, as Dorner did, is what is seen. We just assume it’s the same thing as when an office worker snaps. I don’t think it is.