This Chris Dorner fella — he’s not “just another nut” running amok with his tin-foil hat and aliens in his brain. His ‘justification letter and good-bye note’ is reproduced in full here and here, the second linky also has the Court of Appeals document on his case with LAPD [with source link].
Interesting reading. Though the LSM is calling it his “manifesto” it is not like the Unibomber or other schizophrenics [I mean that technically - not in the vernacular] who have become mass shooters. It explains fairly clearly how he found himself with no other options than to set out on his current course.
Not to say that there are no other options — there are. But he explains how he can see no other. He has a strong – perhaps exaggerated – sense of Fairness and Justice and absolutely no coping mechanisms to deal with unfairness and injustice other than to fight back. Unfortunately, literally. He thinks Fairness and Doing Right is something that should be — all the time — not something that we, as Humans, constantly struggle toward with little to middling success.
That seems to have become an Old Timey bit of Wisdom no longer taught to Teh Utes… BTNIN
He seems to have been cut off, bit by bit, from all sources of support, family and friends, and from all sources of his identity, PD and Naval Reserve. The tragedy is that all those sources were outside him and, apparently, he was left with nothing inside him with which to withstand those losses and continue on.
Self Preservation is no longer important to me. I do not fear death as I died long ago on 1/2/09. [the day he was fired] I was told by my mother that sometimes bad things happen to good people. I refuse to accept that.
That pretty much says where he’s at.
Given the reputation and history of LAPD, I have no doubt that his story as he tells it could well be true. More than that, I think that many in the LA Basin will believe his story. And he well may become one of those folk heroes, like Bonnie and Clyde, to those who have been done wrong, those who believe they have been done wrong, and those with resentments.
Dangerous stuff for Teh Narrative to manage in These Times. Especially with the exaggerated and half-arsed actions of the LAPD.
…As the vehicle approached the house, officers opened fire, unloading a barrage of bullets into the back of the truck. When the shooting stopped, they quickly realized their mistake. The truck was not a Nissan Titan, but a Toyota Tacoma. The color wasn’t gray, but aqua blue. And it wasn’t Dorner inside the truck, but a woman and her mother delivering copies of the Los Angeles Times. …
Glen T. Jonas, the attorney representing the women, said the police officers gave “no commands, no instructions and no opportunity to surrender” before opening fire.
…[LAPD Chief Charlie ] Beck said it was not difficult to imagine how officers who were already on edge could make the mistake these officers did.
And as to Teh Narrative about his political opinions — a completely non-relevant aspect of all this, yet a political football nonetheless — here’s a coupla samples.
…Sen. Feinstein, you are doing the right thing in leading the re-institution of a national AWB. …
…You disrespect the office of the POTUS/Presidency and Commander in Chief. You call him Kenyan, mongroid, halfrican, muslim, and FBHO when in essence you are to address him as simply, President. The same as you did to President George W. Bush and all those in the highest ranking position of our land before him. Just as I always have. … Before you start with your argument that you believe I would vote for Obama because he has the same skin color as me, fuck you. I didn’t vote in this last election as my choice of candidate, John Huntsman, didn’t win the primary candidacy for his party. Mr. President, I haven’t agreed with all of your decisions but of course I haven’t agreed with all of your predecessors decisions. I think you’ve done a hell of a job with what you have been dealt and how you have managed it. I shed a tear the night you were initially elected President in 2008. I never thought that day would occur. A black man elected president in the U.S. in my lifetime. I cracked a smiled when you were re-elected in 2012 because I really didn’t think you were going to pull that one off. …
…Mr. Vice President, do your due diligence when formulating a concise and permanent national AWB plan. Future generations of Americans depend on your plan and advisement to the president. I’ve always been a fan of yours and consider you one of the few genuine and charismatic politicians. Damn, sounds like an oxymoron calling you an honest politician. It’s the truth.
…Hillary Clinton. You’ll make one hell of a president in 2016. Much like your husband, Bill, you will be one of the greatest….
…Gov. Chris Christie. What can I say? You’re the only person I would like to see in the White House in 2016 other than Hillary. …
…Wayne LaPierre, President of the NRA, you’re a vile and inhumane piece of shit. You never even showed 30 seconds of empathy for the children, teachers, and families of Sandy Hook. You deflected any type of blame/responsibility and directed it toward the influence of movies and the media. You are a failure of a human being. May all of your immediate and distant family die horrific deaths in front of you.
…Chris Matthews, Joe Scarborough, Pat Harvey, Brian Williams, Soledad Obrien, Wolf Blitzer, Meredith Viera, Tavis Smiley, and Anderson Cooper, keep up the great work and follow Cronkite’s lead. I …
…Cyclist, I have no problem sharing the road with you. But, at least go the fucking speed limit posted or get off the road!!! That is a feasible request. Livestrong you fraudulent assholes.
It’s odd how his letter hits so many of the current nooz topics…
f possible, I want my brain preserved for science/research to study the effects of severe depression on an individual’s brain. Since 6/26/08 when I was relieved of duty and 1/2/09 when I was terminated I have been afflicted with severe depression. I’ve had two CT scans during my lifetime that are in my medical record at Kaiser Permanente. Both are from concussions resulting from playing football. The first one was in high school, 10/96. The second was in college and occurred in 10/99. Both were conducted at Kaiser Permanente hospitals in LA/Orange county. These two CT scans should give a good baseline for my brain activity before severe depression began in late 2008.
This one is just poignant — and chilling.
It’s kind of sad I won’t be around to view and enjoy The Hangover III. What an awesome trilogy. Todd Phillips, don’t make anymore Hangovers after the third, takes away the originality of its foundation. World War Z looks good and The Walking Dead season 3 (second half) looked intriguing. Damn, gonna miss shark week.
Yep — it’s gonna be interesting…