Posted on | February 17, 2013 | 29 Comments
The usual suspects protest in L.A. (Photo: Irfan Khan, Los Angeles Times)
Call it the Mumia Rule: All you have to do to become a hero to the Left is kill a cop. So the renegade ex-cop Christopher Dorner qualifies:
Dozens of protesters rallied outside Los Angeles police headquarters Saturday in support of Christopher Dorner, the former LAPD officer and suspected killer of four who died after a shootout and fire this week at a mountain cabin following one of the biggest manhunts in recent memory.. . .
Michael Nam, 30, who held a sign with a flaming tombstone and the inscription “RIP Habeas Corpus,” said it was “pretty obvious” police had no intention of bringing Dorner in alive.
“They were the judge, the jury and the executioner,” Nam said. “As an American citizen, you have the right to a trial and due process by law.” . . .
Dorner was already believed to have killed three people when he was cornered Tuesday at the cabin near Big Bear Lake, and during the standoff shot and killed a San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputy, authorities said. . . .
The 33-year-old has already inspired a burgeoning subculture of followers. While most don’t condone killing, they see him as an outlaw hero who raged against powerful forces of authority.
An “outlaw hero . . . against powerful forces of authority”!
Why do these radical anti-authority types never protest against speed limits? Here I am, minding my own business, driving 82 mph in a 45-mph zone, and suddenly The Man and his radar are infringing my rights. How come protesters aren’t hailing me as an “outlaw hero,” huh?
The Left’s boundless rage “against powerful forces of authority” doesn’t extend to cops running a speed-trap in Livonia, Louisiana, I guess.
Nor does the Left seem able to muster any indignation about Mayor Bloomberg’s tyrannical nanny regime in New York City. Bloomberg is taking his anti-gun crusade nationwide and we haven’t heard a peep of protest from the Left.
Hey, lefties: How are your “outlaw hero” types supposed to kill cops and become symbols of “due process” (!) if they don’t have any guns?
Seeking logical consistency from the Left is a waste of time. Civil disobedience against speed limits doesn’t count toward “outlaw hero” status, and they don’t give a damn about “powerful forces of authority” unless it involves a cop-killer with a man-crush on Piers Morgan.
At any point in this saga, Dorner could have put down his weapons and walked into a police station with his hands up and he’d have been taken into custody without further incident. But by the same token, the police weren’t going to blindly wander around while searching for someone who had already shot several of their fellow officers without being prepared for the worst.
Good luck proving the hypothesis that the Left is interested in facts.