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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review Feb. 15, 2013/ 5 Adar, 5773

Lunatics and Race Baiters and Actors, Oh My

By Greg Crosby



http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | As I write this, the latest news is that Christopher Dorner, the rogue Los Angeles ex-cop who went on a killing rampage and has done in (so far) four people, has barricaded himself in a cabin in Big Bear. Shots have been fired, hitting two deputies one fatally, but it appears that Dorner is surrounded by law enforcement. Hopefully this thing will come to a proper conclusion soon and then we can all go about our normal activities for awhile, until another major event take its place as the news disaster story of the minute. These major events seem to come more frequently than Lindsay Lohan's court appearances.

As if having an individual go berserk and waging a killing spree across Southern California isn't enough, we have to contend with all the other outlining lunatics and self-serving jerks that crawl out of their holes and jump into the media pool in order to get their narcissistic 15 minutes of fame. What a world. What a bunch of total idiots I'm forced to share Earth with.

When a maniac is on the loose you need to do whatever you can to capture or kill him, of course, but one would hope we might draw the line at making the guy a cult hero. Several Facebook pages have sprung up in support of Dorner, including a page called 'We Are All Chris Dorner' with almost 2,000 likes.

This is like those idiots back in 1994-5 that stood at the side the road holding signs of support for OJ Simpson as he zipped by in his white Bronco with the police cashing him. Except now with social media web sites these imbeciles can gather by the thousands. The fact that the guy stands accused of killing three innocent people doesn't limit his appeal, it actually enhances it.

This is a great opportunity for cop-haters from all over the world to rally in support of someone who has done what most of these cowardly creeps would love to do but would never have the guts to, kill cops and their families. Another Facebook page is calling for Dorner to run for president: "We propose electing a man who could no longer sit idly by and watch as malicious tyrants abuse the innocent." On the 'I Support Christopher Jordan Dorner' Facebook page there are nearly 3,000 "Likes." One sympathizer wrote that he supported Dorner "because something needs to be done about the long known corruption of not only the LAPD, but several agencies."

It's not just the social media sites that are giving Dorner street cred, our always socially conscious celebrities are joining in. Charlie Sheen has addressed Dorner directly on a web site and urged the murderer to contact him. "You mentioned me in your manifesto, so thank you for your kind words," Sheen said to Dorner in the video in reference to the 6,000 word online "manifesto" titled "Last Resort," in which Dorner mentioned celebrities including Bill Cosby, Jon Stewart, Kate Winslet, Ellen Degeneres and Michelle Obama and wrote, "Charlie Sheen, you're effin awesome." Sheen now wants Dorner to get in touch. "I am urging you to call me. Let's figure out together how to end this thing," Sheen said in the video. "I look forward to talking to you."

The only thing missing was "Let's do lunch, have your girl call my girl and let's set it up. Ciao, baby." Isn't this great? Now every maniacal killer who wants to be famous knows he can get one-on-ones with movie stars so the whole world can know how important and famous they are. Just kill a few people and you too can be the most popular boy at the dance.

Reverend, social activist and all around race baiter Jesse Jackson said he would be happy to meet the fugitive himself. Or, he says, Dorner could turn himself in to one of Jackson's friends in the LA area -- like Tavis Smiley or Stevie Wonder. Jackson published an open letter to Dorner on Day 2 of the snowy manhunt. "Apparently you have been wounded by your past experiences of what you have stated in losing your job," writes Jackson. "I understand your feelings of being hurt. I feel your pain."

Even LA Police Chef Charlie Beck is not above making a "deal" of sorts with Dorner. The police chief ordered a review of the disciplinary case that led to Dorner's dismissal and promised to talk with him if he surrendered. In an online manifesto posted before his shooting spree, Dorner alleged that racist colleagues had drummed him out for protesting about a training partner's assault on a homeless man in 2007. An investigation in 2009 found that there was no assault and Dorner had lied.

A joint taskforce involving the LAPD, FBI and other police forces will examine a case that Beck acknowledged had revived concerns about racism within his force. "I feel we need to publicly address Dorner's allegations regarding his termination of employment," he said.

I know that placating killers on the loose is a psychological tactic used by law enforcement all the time, and it can work. The problem with the way it is being done here is, it's being done much too publicly. It sends a bad message to other would-be nut job killers: Got a problem? Well, go ahead, just act out your worst and we'll understand. We feel your pain, my man. Let's do lunch and kick it around. Call me.

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JWR contributor Greg Crosby, former creative head for Walt Disney publications, has written thousands of comics, hundreds of children's books, dozens of essays, and a letter to his congressman. A freelance writer in Southern California, you may contact him by clicking here.

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