Civilians Gunned-Down in LAPD’s Frantic Manhunt for Alleged Cop-Killer Chris Dorner

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Dorner Claims Racism, Harassment and Corruption Launched His Blood Feud Against The LAPD

LOS ANGELES – At first glance it seemed excessive, even for the LAPD.  Heavily armed protective details – on the look-out for a fugitive cop killer bent on revenge – unleashed a barrage of bullets on not just one, not two, but three innocent civilians in two separate incidents. The fact that the civilians were female, and could not possibly have been mistaken for the big, black, burly male suspect, has to have raised concern among Los Angelenos, particularly if they drive a blue pickup truck. Apparently, the civilians in both incidents were driving a truck similar to the one that authorities believed was being driven by former LAPD officer Christopher Dorner.  Dorner’s burning pickup truck was eventually found on a remote forrest road near Big Bear, California.

When you read his uncensored manifesto – which is rambling but surprisingly lucid as far as mass shooter manifestos go – you will see why the LAPD is  so unerved they are shooting at anything that moves. In addition to being a former police officer, the author of the manifesto is a highly trained former Navy reserve lieutenant and Iraq war veteran who the LA Times reports was a member of a mobile inshore undersea warfare unit. Dorner’s manifesto claims he has access to heavy duty military weapons including shoulder-launched surface to air missiles capable of taking out police helicopters, and a Barrett .50 sniper rifle that can be fired accurately out to a distance of half a mile (3,000 feet – 910 m), and beyond. The Barrett is capable of piercing brick and concrete block walls and the exterior of armored personnel carriers. It is used by civilian law enforcement agencies to stop moving vehicles by penetrating and disabling the engine block.

Dorner’s grievances are very detailed, are directed at specific members of the LAPD, and he is very, very angry:

I never had the opportunity to have a family of my own, [so] I am terminating yours. . . . I will conduct DA operations to destroy, exploit and seize designated targets. If unsuccessful or unable to meet objectives in these initial small scale offensive actions, I will reassess my BDA and re-attack until objectives are met. I have nothing to lose. My personal casualty means nothing. Just alike AAF’s, ACM’s, and AIF’s, you can not prevail against an enemy combatant who has no fear of death. An enemy who embraces death is a lose, lose situation for their enemy combatants.

Hopefully your analysts have done your homework. You are aware that I have always been the top shot, highest score, an expert in rifle qualifications in every unit I’ve been in. I will utilize every bit of small arms training, demolition, ordnance, and survival training I’ve been given.

Do you know why we are unsuccessful in asymmetrical and guerrilla warfare in CENTCOM theatre of operations? I’ll tell you. It’s not the inefficiency of our combatant commanders, planning, readiness or training of troops. Much like the Vietnam war, ACM, AAF, foreign fighters, Jihadist, and JAM have nothing to lose. They embrace death as it is a way of life. I simply don’t fear it. I am the walking exigent circumstance you created.
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