Christopher Dorner Still At Large, Issues Message To Celebs In Manifesto
Christopher Dorner, former LAPD officer and Navy reservist, is still on the run following the release of his manifesto after allegedly killing three officers.
Thousands of officers in the Southern California area have been engaging in a manhunt that has spread to Nevada, Arizona and Mexico since Dorner’s killing spree began. Other officers have been dispatched to protect targets of Dorner’s who he singled out in the manifesto he posted to his Facebook page. The names of the officers Dorner is seeking out are being withheld to protect them.
In Dorner’s rambling manifesto he states, “I will bring unconventional and asymmetrical warfare to those in LAPD uniform whether on or off duty.” He continues, “Unfortunately, I will not be alive to see my name cleared. That’s what this is about, my name. A man is nothing without his name.”
Dorner is referring to the reasons for which he was fired from the LAPD police force in 2008. Ultimately, he was fired for making false statements against fellow police officer, Sgt. Teresa Evans. Dorner had reported that Evans had kicked a suspect who was schizophrenic and suffered from severe dementia during an arrest. Although the young man’s father testified corroborating Dorner’s statement, Evans was found innocent and Dorner was let go.
Since he took into action before dawn on Thursday, Dorner has shot and killed 3 people while wounding others. In a city east of Los Angeles, he shot at police, killing one officer and wounding another. The two other victims were Monica Quan and her fiancé Keith Lawrence. The connection to Dorner was that Quan’s father, a former LAPD captain, had represented Dorner when he had to stand before the Board of Rights Tribunal. Dorner lost in the tribunal, and was consequently dismissed from service.
In the search for Dorner, the police have had multiple instances of mistaken identity that have resulted in civilian injuries. Both instances have occurred when police have believed they’ve spotted the dark colored 2005 Nissan Titan Dorner is supposedly operating. Police regret the instances, but warn that with various weapons at his disposal, Dorner poses a great threat to his intended victims as well as to innocent bystanders.
According to his manifesto, Dorner has no intention of living through the tragedy that he’s creating. He even went so far in one of the stranger parts of his manifesto to write goodbye messages to celebrities. The celebrities include Tim Tebow, Christoph Waltz and Ellen DeGeneres – all people he wishes well in their futures. Two of the other stars mentioned, Bill Handel (KFI-AM) and comedian Lisa Lampanelli, have made recordings urging Dorner to turn himself over to the authorities.
At this time, Dorner is still at large and the manhunt continues.The full text of his manifesto can be read below:
— Chelsea Regan
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