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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 05:31 PM

Van Jones on Dorner

Don't focus on Chris Dorner's politics
by Van Jones

(CNN) -- In the wake of Chris Dorner's death, much of the talk has already turned to his political views.

In the wake of a tragedy, it is understandable to ask why this happened. It is appropriate to discuss ways to keep it from happening again.

But we should draw the line at suddenly giving an exalted place in our national discourse to the political rantings of a murderer.

Before he met his end, Dorner took the lives of several human beings and wounded a few more. One of those killed was a father of two. The law enforcement officers killed were simply doing their jobs, trying to keep us safe.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/13/opinion/jones-chris-dorner/index.html?hpt=hp_c2

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arely staircase Feb 2013 OP
graham4anything Feb 2013 #1
Mika Feb 2013 #2
baldguy Feb 2013 #3
Cha Feb 2013 #4
arely staircase Feb 2013 #5
sasha031 Feb 2013 #6

Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 05:35 PM

1. plus a zillion to Van Jones.

 

"But we should draw the line at suddenly giving an exalted place in our national discourse to the political rantings of a murderer."

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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 05:48 PM

3. Next, you'll be demanding that "the present POTUS" produce his birth certificate.

The real one this time.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 06:43 PM

4. Actually, both policemen killed were the fathers of two.

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Response to Cha (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 07:21 PM

5. you are welcome

i have a general mistrust of cops. i think way too many of them are bad guys. however, the worship of this murderer in some quarters is pitiful.

thanks, for the thanks, cha.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 07:47 PM

6. Thank you so much for posting arely

I've always adored Van Jones, after reading this piece love him all the more.
I've been thinking this exact same thing, the officers were doing their jobs & the families are heartbroken.

Today, with the families of the dead still grieving, it is very hard for me to shift away to focus on Dorner's political views.
The families of the victims are still in shock and mourning. Think of their friends and relatives, who are still shocked and devastated. How much would it hurt them if they turned on the TV and heard, instead of tributes to those lost, pundits going on about a crazy man's Facebook manifesto?


Why aren't people discussing that Doran was able to purchase this incredible arsenal legally?

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