Because Dorner is most likely half-justified in what he's doing.
There's another instance of a shoot-out between two cops who thought each was a teen gangbanger or something.
I defnitely get the feeling the police aren't telling us the whole story. I really don't like this, at all. The police should be pulled off the case, actually, and hand it over to the feds. They've deemed themselves completely incapable of performing their job without putting innocents in harm's way. But maybe it's their families they're thinking about, which actually presents a conflict of interest.
Sometimes I wonder about Aaron Swartz. Given my propensity to being similar in thoughts, I often find it odd he would have simply given up without a plan. I've reached a conclusion that perhaps his suicide was part of the plan. Because he just didn't have the resources to fight the corrupt system, and he figured he would be better suited as a martyr than to go down and serve a thirty year prison sentence.
Although who knows, perhaps mental illness got in the way. One thing is for certain: copyright law killed him.
As for Dorner, I have many questions about that as well. I think his heavy moral conviction drove him to this, and there's more corruption in the police than just kicking some man while he's down. Why would he lie about that incident? It doesn't make any sense -- I get the feeling things are terribly, terribly wrong with the police he was working with.
Especially when I read things like this: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2013/02/dorner-manhunt-shootings-newspaper-carriers.html
I don't know who's on the moral side, right now. Dorner has clearly become a vigilante, but he seems to do it out of vengeance, and his willingness to draw their families into it is excessive and completely morally obscene. On the other hand, the police are way out of line.
Ultimately I think the FBI should dispatch a very thorough investigation into the the local police as well as finding and stopping Dorner.
Right, so now that Aaron Swartz is out of the picture they think they can just waltz in and throw this crap around?
The MPAA/RIAA should be forced to pay a fine for wasting so much of our taxpayer money on this shit.
We clearly need more Einsteins working in patent offices.
I see this battle a lot, but it's inherently flawed. GIMP was never created to compete with photoshop, and photoshop used by industry professionals don't only use Ps. It's usually used in tandem with illustrator, lightroom, etc. Whatever tool is best needed for the job.
Or until someone hacks it with custom firmware so it won't need an internet connection to play games.
Although that seems silly.
I think the worst part is that this may work as a business strategy. I wonder if it opens them up for a lawsuit, though.
You walk into McDonald's to apply for a job and they reply, "We only do online applications now."
No joke, it's something people need.
Because the law is corrupt and evil in this case. It works only to further line the pockets of the MPAA/RIAA at the expense of the citizens it purports to protect.
It is our moral duty to oppose it.
Mattel has come out with a statement today denouncing logic, reason, and fairness.
The kind of morons that understand pop culture and witty humor.
And I didn't have sexual relations with that woman!
So, if the lady is held accountable...
Then all a copyright owner has to do is crack into someone's wireless (or just flat out connect), download a bunch of their own copyrighted work, and then sue them for copyright infringement.
He should probably stop living in an Islamic country.
If computers take over (which seems to be their natural tendency), it will serve us right. -- Alistair Cooke