Killing Spree Manifesto: 'You Will Not Survive'

In an online rant, the fired cop suspected in multiple murders complains of LAPD racism while praising gun control, Michelle Obama and Charlie Sheen.

An ex-LAPD officer suspected of killing three people posted a 6,000-word manifesto vowing to kill police and rambling about everything from grade school insults to his admiration for Charlie Sheen.

"Think before you attempt to intervene. You will not survive," Christopher Jordan Dorner warned law enforcement officials in an online manifesto titled Last Resort and addressed to "America."

Dorner, 33, the subject of an intense manhunt centered in Big Bear, where his vehicle was found abandoned, wrote about his termination from the LAPD, its impact on his life and why he believes bloodletting is the only way to resolve the perceived injustices he's suffered.

"I've lost a relationship with my mother and sister because of the LAPD," he wrote. "I've lost a relationship with close friends because of the LAPD. In essence, I've lost everything because the LAPD took my name and knew I was innocent. ... The attacks will stop when the [Los Angeles Police] Department states the truth about my innocence."

According to Dorner, the proceedings that led to his 2008 firing from the police force were rigged against him. He goes into detail about how his complaint against a fellow officer -- now a sergeant -- alleging brutality against a detainee resulted in his being the target of retaliation by superiors.

"Don't retaliate against officers for breaking your so-called blue line," Dorner wrote. "I am a man who has lost complete faith in the system, when the system betrayed, slandered and libeled me. ... You have awoken a sleeping giant."

He made clear his desire for revenge against the LAPD and its personnel, but emphasized that any law enforcement official would be fair game.

"The LAPD created this situation," Dorner wrote. "Outside agencies and individual officers on patrol ... if you recognize my vehicle and ... you proceed with a traffic stop or attempt to notify other officers of my location, you will not live to see the medal of valor you were hoping to receive for your actions."

Dorner is suspected of engaging two LAPD officers in a gunfight in Corona, inflicting a minor injury to one before fleeing to Riverside, where he allegedly killed a 34-year-old police veteran and wounded his partner by firing through the front windshield of their patrol unit.

Police Chief Sergio Diaz said the officers were on routine patrol at the time and not looking for Dorner.

Dorner is also suspected of killing an engaged couple in Irvine on Sunday night. One victim was a USC policeman, the other the daughter of an LAPD captain who represented Dorner at his LAPD hearing in 2008.

Dorner's online declaration shifted erratically from one subject to another. He hailed his nearly seven years as a U.S. Naval reservist as exemplary and blamed the LAPD for the end of that career.

He called attention to several alleged racial insults, starting when he was in first grade and a fellow student called him "derogatory racial names."

"My response was swift and non-lethal," he said. "I struck him fast and hard with a punch and kick."

He alleged two fellow LAPD officers also used the N-word in his presence during a bus ride, prompting him to choke one of them until they were separated.

Dorner also discussed national politics, denouncing critics of President Barack Obama and implying they were bigots.

"I love your bangs, Mrs Obama, a woman whose professional and educational accomplishments are second to none when compared to recent first wives," he wrote.

Dorner also praised Sen. Dianne Feinstein's efforts to pass a sweeping assault weapon ban.

"The time is now to re-institute a ban that will save lives," he said, rattling off the names of the "small arms" investigators would find in his arsenal.

Dorner also mentioned friends and family by name, asking them not feel ill will toward him, then went back to politics and entertainment.

"Hillary Clinton: You'll make one hell of a president in 2016," he wrote. "Ellen DeGeneres, continue your excellent contribution to entertaining America. You changed the perception of your gay community. ... Charlie Sheen, you're effin awesome."

Dorner disavowed any religious moorings, referring to the Bible as "that old book made of fiction and limited nonfiction."

- City News Service

JustUs February 08, 2013 at 05:17 AM
Oh, so this guy's a lib, eh??? Loves Michelle Obama, Hillary, Charlie Sheen and gun control. hah! Now that's funny. Ya gotta admit. Any libs out there want to own this guy??? heh.
Panglonymous February 08, 2013 at 05:41 AM
Since you've got a sense of humor, this must have caught your eye: "Unfortunately, It’s not JUST US, it’s JUSTICE!!!" ;^ ]
JustUs February 08, 2013 at 06:57 AM
Pang, he's using my name in vain. I disavow all knowledge. Never met the man before and had I met him I probably wouldn't have liked him. Especially if he told me that he was a fan of Hillary, Michelle Obama, Charlie Sheen and gun control. That would probably be a automatic deal breaker for the continuation of a personal relationship. Now maybe he's read my schtick on-line and his comment was a jab. I have no idea. But if it was I have a feeling that I get the last laugh on this one. ;^)
Panglonymous February 08, 2013 at 07:13 PM
Best attempt partial timeline (& questions) - 2/8/13 - pdf http://losalamitos.patch.com/articles/killing-spree-manifesto-you-will-not-survive#pdf-13303344
Janet Whitcomb February 08, 2013 at 09:42 PM
As I follow this situation I think back to the story I researched and wrote about the December 1912 Tomato Springs shootout . . . both involving disaffected young men who vow to take down as many people as possible. http://lakeforest-ca.patch.com/articles/high-noon-at-tomato-springs
Panglonymous February 08, 2013 at 10:08 PM
Hi Janet, did you read the full letter/manifesto? If so, what were your impressions?
Panglonymous February 09, 2013 at 05:30 AM
Followed a tip from BSNaples editor Nancy Wride in comments over here: http://patch.com/A-1KqT to help source where/when the "manifesto" first came to light and was published outside Facebook. Came up with this on the KPCC public radio site: "Authorities on Wednesday night [Feb 6] said they were seeking Dorner as a suspect in the killings of two people, including a Cal State Fullerton basketball coach whose father represented Dorner in front of a disciplinary board when he lost his job. Monica Quan, 28, and her 27-year-old fiancé Keith Lawrence, who were found shot to death in their car at a parking structure Sunday night, Irvine police Chief David L. Maggard said at a news conference. Police said Dorner implicated himself in the killings with a multi-page "manifesto" that he wrote that included threats against several people, but would give no further details on the document or its contents... ...Soon after Dorner was identified as the suspect in the killings, messages appeared on Twitter that linked to what may be the "manifesto" the Irvine Police said had led them to conclude that the ex-LAPD officer was the killer." http://tinyurl.com/kpcc-dorner KPCC links/credits the Venice 311 blog which links/credits the Hollywood 311 blog, FWIW. FYI, cobbled together the timeline hoping it would help me articulate a few useful questions and generate some corrections and/or more questions from others. Cheers. :-)
Thetis Pressley February 09, 2013 at 08:23 PM
He also mentioned GHW Bush and Colin Powell as his heros. The writer apparently didn't mention them and others on the right to give the article a liberal slant. This is how the sides remain divided.
Thetis Pressley February 09, 2013 at 08:31 PM
Panglonymous, I read the manifesto, and certainly have empathy with his issues. He is WAYYY out of line with his response. I do think the manifesto will once again put the LAPD, and all others, in the spotlight for their actions. We have family and friends in PD's, and realize they spend so much time with the negative side of life it impacts their way of being with people. That does not give them license to treat people with disdain or beat them. Maybe cops should go through psychological testing every 2 or 3 years to see if they have any compassion left, or can distinguish right from wrong.
Panglonymous February 10, 2013 at 03:08 AM
The qualities of a good prosecutor are as elusive and as impossible to define as those which mark a gentleman. And those who need to be told would not understand it anyway. A sensitiveness to fair play and sportsmanship is perhaps the best protection against the abuse of power, and the citizen's safety lies in the prosecutor who tempers zeal with human kindness, who seeks truth and not victims, who serves the law and not factional purposes, and who approaches his task with humility. -Robert H. Jackson, when Attorney General under FDR (1940) If you figure a cop prosecutes the law on the street, it holds for them just as well. Cheers, Thetis. :-)
Kelly Gottus February 10, 2013 at 03:38 PM
Anyone else find it ironic he calls for a ban on weapons, yet uses them himself in killing people?
Thetis Pressley February 10, 2013 at 04:39 PM
Kelly, in the manifesto he explains how easy it was for him to get weapons. That is part of the point of him using them.
Panglonymous February 10, 2013 at 09:30 PM
Mayor Villaraigosa, in offering a $1M reward, just used the expressions: "for information leading to his capture" and "bring him to justice." Given his express homicidal intentions, under what circumstances would Dorner be allowed to surrender unharmed to answer for the murder charges already alleged?
JustUs February 10, 2013 at 09:38 PM
You saw what LAPD did to those female asian newspaper deliverers. Do you think that LAPD would give Dorner an opportunity to surrender??? hah. Now that's funny! hah. Even if Dorner surrendered with the help of an attorney there are 10 to 1 odds that he would suffer an "accident" while in jail. hah. I guess the City of LA is paying so much overtime for cops that a $1M payoff to a snitch for Dorner's capture would be a bargain! hah. Imagine how much it will cost Tony Villar if Dorner can elude being captured for a full month! hah. And it's not just the money. It's the embarrassment for this highly trained and financed police department to be so incompetent by not being able to find one man. It's mostly a pride thing. And when people see it they lose confidence in the city's public safety programs.
Panglonymous February 10, 2013 at 10:04 PM
So, you figure, no chance if discovered independently, but mediated by a lawyer, yes.
Panglonymous February 10, 2013 at 10:45 PM
Commenter over here suggests a newspaper surrender (with a precedent): http://belmontshore.patch.com/articles/timeline-how-the-events-surrounding-christopher-dorner-unfolded-95f1c5ea


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