In LA, the Los Angeles Police $1 Million reward for Christopher Jordan Dorner has caused about 600 tips – none right to date. Dorner looks like any bald, husky, black man – like Grammys host LL Cool J or Michael Lynch, the American Idol castoff.
Now the LAPD has made it dangerous to be black, bald, and male in LA. This $1 million reward idea should have been thought through, but the understandably emotional rank-and-file officers are pulling out all the stops without consideration for collateral damage.
First, the law enforcement officials with the LAPD mistakenly shot at a truck they thought belonged to Dorner, but instead was the vehicle of two Asian women delivering newspapers.
Now, it’s only a matter of time before innocent black men get caught up in this madness.
Second, this space is not defending what Dorner has done one bit, but the awful objectives he’s established do not call for setting up a climate where others will certainly be negatively impacted, and perhaps killed.