Why did Dorner inspire sympathy for some?
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
- Duration 3:07
- Date Feb 13, 2013
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
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I'm sure you -- video at the top of the -- police say that that's -- got Christopher daughter ending California's longest manhunt before his hideout caught fire -- believe.
-- And the story gets only more sickening despite being accused of killing four people -- has enormous number of supporters.
Joining us right now Fox News legal analyst Peter Johnson junior.
Peter have you seen -- -- -- -- isn't -- you know it's it's not you know -- you -- murder -- you misunderstood -- that it -- inspiring sympathy.
But was -- bad guy or good guy was terrible it was a horrible black but it appears that a lot of lot of us lost -- moral clarity.
-- on this issue like those people holding up both sides save -- save save -- saved -- -- -- -- -- What they were saying is well yes I believe he was the victim of racism.
And then weekly saying at the same time of course that's no excuse.
But either he was a terrorist or he was a mad man.
Any published this strange manifesto which some people believed had some prophetic meaning they they they looked at it like it was scripture.
Anderson what is he saying about the media what is he saying about the LAPD what does -- say about race relations.
In our society.
As of some -- it was an excuse.
For his conduct.
And so I think we've seen this over time in American history.
If there's a Robin Hood.
-- -- criminal people say okay.
I can romanticize that I can empathize but how do you empathize with a person -- killed four people and relative to other people.
-- when there -- fifty police -- families would be protected around the clock with Southern California was gripped.
In fear how do you rationalize that how do you say well how does -- LAPD say will work -- reopen.
This case does that say T I hope those employed Peter welcome it's -- boy they've lost credibility and any further statements that make in the future.
Because what you're saying is that if you have the barrel of the gun.
That you can change policy in America if you have a long weapon if you have a smoke bomb -- enough cops you can say all wanted to change everything.
Look at -- I'm a victim of racism.
And I have the opportunity.
Good people reject this but there's a few people in our society.
Who don't and that's why good people should speak out against bad conduct this was bad conduct.
Of the worst sort people died -- read -- -- -- there's a funeral today.
This is a hard show me -- -- reexamine our country what moral clarity.
It is and our media has to examine how we look at stories like this there should be content.
They should be.
I hatred is too strong a word but maybe the families -- feeling that today we have to look at this in a realistic.
Way this these people -- -- have to look in the mirror at some point because that how can he possibly days that not about his presence he's not the big gotcha.
Peter Jensen junior thanks so much one of the weird things happen in this case there -- by.