Retired LA Police Officer
Christopher Jordan Dorner is the Nations most wanted man right now. He has killed and injured others in what he believes is an act of revenge related to workplace issues.
Revenge and Violence will NEVER solve anything! I do not believe in acting out in the manner in which he has done, and like most people watching the outcome of this situation, many will never ask them-selves the most important question – WHY, because they will instantly see him as a ruthless killer and that supersedes everything else.
Why would this decorated veteran and successful man turn violent and destructive? Why would this man go to this extreme because in the end he knows there will be certain death?
The answer in right here in a paragraph so short, but will jump out to those that have been there! He states:
— In a lengthy letter provided by police, Dorner said he had been unfairly fired by the LAPD after reporting another officer for police brutality. He decried what he called a continuing culture of racism and violence within the department, and called attacks on police and their families “a necessary evil that I do not enjoy but must partake and complete for substantial change to occur within the LAPD and reclaim my name.”
He was blackballed, targeted after being a whistleblower for reporting abusive behaviors within the police department and the police department did nothing about it. He felt they turned their backs on him and retaliated. The tide was turned onto him as he was now a target of what he believed to be a wrongful termination. He knew that he would never be able to redeem himself, his dignity and his life probably fell apart. Everything he had, and then lost was at the hands of the police department he once committed his life to. This is without a doubt a “Workplace Violence Issue,” that should have never happened if dealt with properly.
Understand this, once again acting out of revenge and violence will never be the answer, but it is news items like this that we need to say, “How can we stop this from ever happing again?”
The answer is: creating laws that protect workplace bullying, so victims have a way to resolve their issues within the companies and never be forced into thinking they have to take things into their own hands. That thought should never have to enter into anyone’s mind to ever harm or kill a person to ever resolve any matter.
Because of how Mr. Christopher Jordan Dorner decided to resolve his Workplace Issues, his message will get lost, and now he’s considered a killer. This is a sad day for these families on all sides and it should have never happened.
May God Bless them all.
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
-Dr. Martin Luther King
“The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”
Neal W. Dias
My Blog Page:
Blog Address (GOOGLE): Bullying at Verizon – Enough is Enough
• Justice at Verizon
• Enough is Enough – Stop Workplace Bullying
President Obama – Workplace Bullying Meeting
Healthy Workplace Bill Press Conference in Boston Massachusetts July 7, 2012 (Video):
Healthy Workplace Bill Press Conference in New York April 30, 2012 (Video): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6pPe2gqGRI&feature=share
Civil Rights and Anti-Bullying Leadership Summit in Hartford Connecticut at the Legislators Building, August 9, 2012
**(Neal W. Dias – fast forward to 02:41:56 – 02:56:09)**
National Workplace Bullying Press Conference in Washington DC October 15th 2012
Huffington Post Article:
Title: Verizon: Plenty Of Good Middle Class Jobs But Would You Want To Work There?