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When the devil came to town

“Everyone said I was just making a story…there’s no such thing as the boogeyman. But I was right.”   -Stephen King

In 1985, San Francisco was chaos writ large. Joe Montana and the Superbowl winning ’49ers were carving their legacy, and the boys from Journey were busy glorifying the City by the Bay with thrashing guitar licks and big hair. On the darker side, a legion of drifters, dopers and criminals lurked under the umbrella of Golden Gate Park’s pine trees, while devil signs graffitied on bus shelters announced the arrival of satanic worshippers in a city already overflowing with demented

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Rogue cop should be a term reserved for movies

On the rare occasion when it becomes difficult to defend the actions of one’s peers, what do does one do? The answer is simple.

Acknowledge the obvious.

In the case of former LAPD Officer Christopher Dorner, whose alleged murder spree includes three victims and has an entire region on pins and needles, admitting the obvious is like swallowing a bitter pill.

The former cop is a criminal. Worse, he has foresworn his oath to serve with his fellow officers and since declared open war on them. On us.

To be honest, it is still hard to believe. Last week Dorner,

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