The State Of The Union Is Rotten
Just to clarify: Dorner was no hero. But neither were the cops who thoughtlessly endangered every person they encountered in their reckless quest to find them. "I shot multiple bullets into that pickup truck because I'm such a terrified, trigger-happy pussy that even in broad daylight, I can't discern between two tiny Hispanic grandmothers and a great big scary black guy. That said, since I shot the grandmas while wearing a badge, I won't face any legal consequences for my reckless behavior. Consequences are only for the little people."
I paid no attention to the State of the Union address last night, except to accurately predict that Obama wouldn't say a word about the steady destruction of American civil liberties. He and predecessor Bush between them have already suspended the constitution in any place of mass transit; after Dorner, it appears obvious that the constitution ALSO is suspended anytime a fugitive is in your neighborhood.
I am reduced to hoping that perhaps the innocent people who were marched out of their homes at gunpoint or imprisoned in a home-improvement warehouse will at least sue the cops, and win. But even if they do it won't matter; these payouts won't come from the pockets of the police who violated people's rights. Instead, they'll be paid for by the same taxpayers whose rights were violated.