The Real Dorner Question: Not Why Was He Fired, But Why Was He Hired?

Immediately after the New York Times headlined “Shooting Suspect’s Racism Allegations Resound for Some,” the chief of the LAPD announced the department would re-investigate why Christopher Dorner was fired.

As usual, the opposite question from the one being obsessed over in the media seems more worthy of investigation: Why was this highly defective individual hired in the first place? Why did the LAPD, which is big enough to afford the most sophisticated screening processes, ever give this man a badge and a gun?