|Chris Dorner photo credit: ABC News|
What Is This World Coming To? To answer this broad question- complete and utter madness it seems. An Ex-Police Officer has decided to target the LAPD by commiting a series of murders. Its seems that this ploy stemmed from an incident that concerned the suspect, who has been identified as Christopher Dorner. Apparently, Dorner feels that he was racially discriminated against and ultimately wrongly fired. While I certainly sympathize with those poor innocent victims, whose lives were taken in vengence, Dorner's accusations against the LAPD's alleged corruptness, is just one more isolated incident that has backfired yet,again on the LAPD. Internal Affairs has definitely had their share of surprises with the LAPD. Again, Dorners tactics for vengence are cruel and unusual; However, the LAPD's alleged corruptness has been an ongoing issue of concern for years. Maybe, public attack aimed directly at the LAPD will force the right people to sought a more in depth investigation. Nevertheless, my prayers are with the victims and the family's involved. I hope and pray that this gunman comes to his senses and surrenders before anymore innocent lives are lost in the binds. Check out the complete details, as the story unfolds now.
The rage-filled "manifesto" written by former police officer Christopher Dorner before he went on an alleged cop killing spree around the Los Angeles area was dismissed by the head of the Los Angeles Police Department today as "self-serving" and "ramblings on the Internet."
Dorner is believed to have killed one police officer and injured two others early this morning, in addition to killing two civilians, on a spree that he threatened would have a "high action of violence" in an angry missive posted to his Facebook wall earlier this week.
Police throughout the Los Angeles and Southern California region were working to apprehend Dorner.
In the letter, Dorner detailed his grievances with his former employer, the Los Angeles Police Department, including his struggles with the department's internal affairs department, which ultimately ended in his getting fired, according to the manifesto. He blamed the problems with the LAPD for inspiring his killing spree.
Dorner accused the department of being racist and using excessive force.
"The department has not changed since the Rampart and Rodney King days. It has gotten worse," Dorner wrote. "I know I will be vilified by the LAPD and the media. Unfortunately, this is a necessary evil that I do not enjoy but must partake and complete for substantial change to occur within the LAPD and reclaim my name.
"I will bring unconventional and asymmetrical warfare to those in LAPD uniform whether on or off duty," he wrote. "You will now live the life of the prey."
Today, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck curtly dismissed the letter.
"This is a homicide suspect who has committed atrocious crimes. If you want to give any attribution to his ramblings on the Internet, go ahead, but I do not," he said.
Much of the letter focused on an episode in which Dorner said he saw a fellow officer use excessive force to kick a suspect who was schizophrenic. He reported the incident to the department's internal affairs department, kicking off a lengthy investigation that ultimately led to his dismissal from the department for making false statements.
"I had broken their supposed 'Blue Line,'" he wrote, referring to the notion that police officers protect one another. "It is clear as day that the department retaliated toward me for reporting [the officer]. ... The department stated that I had lied and made up the report."