Not a single article mentions anything about Dorner having any kind a grudge against Randal Quan or his family. Randal Quan was a FORMER LAPD officer and his attorney during the tribunal to have Dorner reinstated.
Not only that, but there have been no details in ANY of these articles that gave cause to Dorner killing Quan and Lawrence besides the fact that Quan was the daughter of his defense attorney who happend to beformer LAPD.
That’s it. That’s literally the only connection any of these articles have made.
So we have the LAPD (an organization that is notoriously corrupt and vile) making a claim that Dorner is a suspect (he wasn’t formally charged until he shot the first officer) WHICH Dorner denied. But all of a sudden we’re supposed to believe the word of the LAPD over a man who was actively trying to fight the system of racism within the LAPD.
So we’re being so quick to assume that this man actually killed Quan and Lawrence without any actual evidence to support this claim outside of Dorner’s connection to Quan’s father. Not only that, but we’re doing this even though we know from his manifesto that murdering people such as Quan and Lawrence would be outside his MO ( why would he murder people who wouldn’t make an impact to the LAPD, and people who were actually helping him?). Given what we know of Dorner via his “manifesto” (i really want to find a different word for that), that doesn’t make sense.
As articulate and well thought out and reasoned as his writing is, why are we being so quick to asume that he’s dumb enough and “irrational” enough to murder people that would negatively impact his goals?
This is so fucking legit.
And all this aside, I’m just glad people are actually discussing this case openly rather than writing it off as “just another Black man being ghetto”. Like, the only other people who get this kind of national discussion and attention going are white serial killers and school shooters.
Like, I’m glad this case is opening up the avenues of discussion for shit like this.
And I’m infernally tired of people claiming he murdered those people when there’s no evidence claiming he has. He’s a suspect due to his connection, but nothing more.