Lost among all the lionizing of Christopher Dorner as either a modern day Django or Nat Turner by people of the left are two names you might have forgotten:

Monica Quan & Keith Lawrence

Monica Quan & Keith Lawrence via Facebook & OC Weekly
Monica Quan & Keith Lawrence via Facebook & OC Weekly

While some people are remembering Mr Lawrence fondly:

Keith Lawrence’s words were scrawled out on the white board before the game:

“Don’t take the game for granted. You never know which one will be your last.”

As if the Moorpark College men’s basketball team needed a reminder this week, after Lawrence, who led the Raiders to a Western State Conference title and four postseason victories from 2004 to 2006, was killed last Monday in the parking complex of his Irvine apartment alongside his fiancee Monica Quan.

he was collateral damage as the real target was Ms Quan

As reported last night, the so-called “manifesto” Dorner left behind stated Monica’s father, Randal Quan, who as an LAPD police captain advocated for the triple-murder suspect in disciplinary actions, had supposedly not fought vigorously enough on his behalf. Dorner had a special message for the retired cop directing him to look into the faces of his family members to explain why Monica Quan was taken out.

Read that again for a moment. Ms. Quan’s father advocated FOR Christopher Dorner and because he was not successful, why his daughter HAD to die.

There was a time when someone said the word “Hero” they thought of people like “The Few” who saved England from the Nazis or the Band of Brothers of Easy Company

But now our society has reached a point where people who put multiple gunshots into young women get pages on facebook like the Christopher Donner appreciation society.

But they do justify their support:

Nearly 3,000 people like the page “I Support Christopher Jordan Dorner.”

CBS13 posted a simple question: Why? Why support a man wanted for at least three killings and the author of a murderous manifesto promising to target cops?

One sympathizer wrote us, “Because something needs to be done about the long known corruption of not only the LAPD, but several agencies.”

That something of course being gunning down a young woman and her husband to be.

Some may be surprised by this however if you have followed the Daniel Faulkner and Mumia Abu Jamal you would not be.

Just to remind you Mumia Abu Jamal was convicted of shooting officer Daniel Faulkner back in 1982, his case became a cause celeb among the left. His death sentence was delayed and delayed for three decades on appeal until finally the family agreed to the DA reducing the sentence to life without parole. As Mrs. Faulkner said at the time:

My family and I have endured a three-decade ordeal at the hands of Mumia Abu-Jamal, his attorneys and his supporters; who in many cases never even took the time to educate themselves about the case before lending their names, giving their support and advocating for his freedom. All of this has taken an unimaginable physical, emotional and financial toll on each of us

I anticipate two equally unappealing outcomes.

1. Christopher Dorner is dies either by the hand of the police or himself and is permanently lionized by the left as fighting against “The man”

2. Christopher Dorner is taken alive and given the full Mumia treatment while those he has murdered are at best forgotten and at worst considered justifiable targets of his righteous wrath.

I wish we still lived in a society where either of these outcomes would be a shock.

I must confess that I can’t summon the level of outrage Michelle Malkin does over the Mumia Abu-Jamal story today:

1980s Death Row cop-killer Mumia abu Jamal, darling of Hollyweird and the progressive Left, will live out the rest of his natural life. Prosecutors announced today that they will no longer pursue the death penalty:

There is no question that the left’s money and influence and the like has created the myth of Mumia the persecuted and that Daniel Faulkner’s family deserved better than the wringer they have been through in this case:

The District Attorney’s Office believes that it is time to put this case to rest, for the good of the City of Philadelphia and most importantly the family of Daniel Faulkner. Nearly three decades have passed since the trial, and eyewitnesses have died or become otherwise unavailable. In addition to subjecting the family members of Officer Faulkner to the renewed anguish of reliving the horror of so many years ago, another penalty proceeding would open the case to repetition of the state appeals process, followed by an unknowable number of years of review in federal court again.

And the widow of officer Faulkner notes that this process has been entirely political:

The dirty little secret about the death penalty in Pennsylvania that nobody wants to come to grips with is that since the death penalty was re-instated by the U. S. Supreme Court in 1976, there have been hundreds of death sentences imposed by Pennsylvania juries. Yet, after three decades of trying, not a single one of them– including my husband’s case — has managed to successfully make it through the Federal appeals gauntlet. How is it possible that over the course of three decades all District Attorneys combined have gone 0 for several hundred on their appeals?

The disgusting reality with the death penalty in Pennsylvania is that the fix is in before the hearings even begin, and federal judges, including the 4 dishonest cowards who presided over my husband’s case, are the fixers.

and notes one bright side:

I am heartened by the thought that he will finally be taken from the protected cloister he has been living in all these years and begin living among his own kind; the thugs and common criminals that infest our prisons. I will hold any official who attempts to help Abu-Jamal improve his situation publicly and legally accountable for as long as I live.

What I do find however outrageous is this sentence from the AP story.

Prosecutors have called off their 30-year battle to execute former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal for murdering a white police officer

The implication of course being that the race of the police officer is significant in the death sentence. I find that implication offensive and its inclusion in the story the worst kind of bias, because it is a bias that attempts to divide us and to preserve racial divisions…

…much like Mumia Abu Jamal has done for decades.