Verizon and the L.A.P.D. have Many Similarities!
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? They most certainly won’t because they will instantly see him as a ruthless killer and that supersedes everything else.
In order to resolve any conflict we have to find out the root cause to why this happened? Why would this Navy Officer, 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? Why would he do this?
A few years ago, I like most would never look or care about the root cause until I had experienced brutal abuse at the hands of my former employee “Verizon.” Now when I see events like this, and when it’s related to Workplace Violence, it makes me that much angrier. It makes me angry because in many states there are workplace bills sitting there and not getting passed into law, which will help to reduce or possibly stop acts like this.
“The U.S. National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health states that Homicide is the second highest cause of death on the job after motor vehicle accidents. That amounts to every 3 cases to 10,000 workers. Over 2 million workers are assaulted each year and 2, 000 people are murdered. “
The answer to WHY is 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 will never be able to reclaim his name, and he did step over the line, but the L.A.P.D. will now be under investigation. The odds are like Verizon, it will get covered up and nothing will be done.
Christopher was indeed 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 – EVER! But now it is news item and we as a community have to say, “How can we stop this from ever happing again?”
The answer is simple: we need stricter employment laws that protect workplace bullying, so victims have a way to resolve their issues within their companies first and never be forced into thinking they have to take things into their own hands. If that option does not work, then they have options to resolve this in the judicial system. Our forefather created laws for us, and guidelines to use so we do not act out of anger and murder one another. Murder should never have to enter into anyone’s mind to ever harm or kill a person to ever resolve any matter especially when it comes to workplace issues.
I’m not saying that I cannot comprehend to what he is suffering with because I know the anger and frustration he feels, as I’ve been through it with Verizon being tormented and wrongfully terminated for complaining about unethical, racial and abusive managers. But I choose the high road and trusted in God and my judicial system. After 9 years of hell, I have a trial in Federal Court in Boston Massachusetts in March.
We cannot take lives to prove our point! We do have to remind ourselves of what so many in our history of mankind did without acts of violence to make theirs. This is why I became an advocate for the “Healthy Workplace Bill” and wrote the President of The United States of America, to try and end acts like this in the Workplaces across this Country.
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?