Saturday, February 16, 2013

Off topic: Marc Lamont Hill compares the Christopher Dorner saga to 'Django Unchained'; Jack Moore compares it to a Denzel Washington movie 'where someone is wronged, and he stands up for himself and goes down in a blaze of glory'

Christopher Dorner shot and killed Monica Quan, 28, and her fiance, Keith Lawrence, 27, in Mr. Lawrence's car in the parking structure of their Irvine condominium complex. Days before their deaths, Lawrence scattered rose petals on the floor of their Irvine home, got down on a knee and asked for her hand in marriage. The couple was targeted because Monica's father, Randal, an attorney who happened to be the first Chinese-American captain in the Los Angeles Police Department, represented Dorner in the officer’s failed appeal of his dismissal to a department Board of Rights. Dorner allegedly posted an online rant naming Quan and others that says: “I never had the opportunity to have a family of my own, I’m terminating yours.”

Michael Crain, 34, a police officer with the city of Riverside, was mortally wounded by Dorner in an ambush shooting as he sat in a police car at a stoplight. Officer Crain leaves his wife, a 4-year-old daughter and a son, 10. He loved attending dance recitals with his daughter, coaching his son’s baseball team, and restoring his 1970 Chevy Nova.

Detective Jeremiah MacKay, a San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputy, was killed on Feb. 12 after a shootout with Dorner in the Big Bear Lake region. Detective MacKay leaves behind a wife, a 7-year-old daughter and a 4-month-old son. Three days before he was killed, Detective MacKay told a reporter: “We’re hoping this comes to a close without any more casualties. The best thing would be for him to give up.”

Marc Lamont Hill, an associate professor of English education at Columbia University, gushed on CNN that the Christopher Dorner saga was "almost like watching 'Django Unchained' in real life."

BuzzFeed Radio host Jack Moore said this: "The narrative of Chris Dorner "resembles a Denzel Washington movie where someone is wronged, and he stands up for himself and goes down in a blaze of glory."

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