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Thursday, February 07, 2013

Manhunt for Chris Dorner, Former LAPD, Continues

By Douglas V. Gibbs

In 2009 Christopher Dorner was fired from the Los Angeles Police Department.  He says he died on January 2, 2009.  Chris Dorner sees himself as a whistleblower that tried to bring attention to the corruption of the LAPD, and in the end he was discarded for it.  He believes that they are all in on the collusion, including his lawyer.  Dorner is a hero in his own mind, and everyone that brought him down will pay for it.

A couple weeks ago Christopher Dorner faced another disappointment in his life, receiving an honorable discharge from the Naval Reserve for failing to promote.  Another dream taken away.  Another chance for him to cry out as a victim.

In Irvine, on Sunday, February 3, 2013, a couple was shot to death in their car in a parking structure at their apartment complex.  Nobody understood, back then, what the connection was.  It turns out that the woman who lost her life in that double-murder was Monica Quan, the daughter of a former Los Angeles police captain who represented Dorner in disciplinary hearings that resulted in his dismissal.

By the middle of the week, Chris Dorner emerged as a suspect for the murder of Monica Quan, and her boyfriend, Keith Lawrence.  This happens the day after some of Dorner's belongings are found in a trash bin in the San Diego-area community of National City, and a day before he allegedly tries to steal a 47-foot boat from a San Diego marina.  Dorner ties up the boat owner, showing that he has no desire to kill random citizens.

This morning Dorner begins his attack against police officers, gunning down near Corona two LAPD officers assigned to protect a person named in Chris Dorner's manifesto.  One officer is grazed in the forehead during the shootout. A short time later, a gunman believed to be Dorner ambushes two Riverside police officers who had stopped at a red light during a routine patrol. One officer is killed and the other critically injured.

Probably to serve as a distraction, Chris Dorner's badge and wallet are found near the San Diego International Airport.

Showing how skittish they are about being the hunted, later in the morning in Torrance, LAPD officers guarding a manifesto target in the Los Angeles suburb of Torrance open fire on a truck they mistakenly believe to be Dorner's. Two women are wounded, one shot in the hand, and the other in the torso. A short time later, Torrance police are involved in a second shooting involving a different truck they also mistake for Dorner's. Nobody is hurt.

In Big Bear, a truck that it is believe to be Dorner's is found inflamed. Local school officials decide to put schools in lockdown.

More on Chris Dorner as it becomes available.

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Reading the manifesto, it becomes obvious that this guy is an Obama supporter, and a fan of the liberal media.  One can't help but wonder it this is a stunt pulled to bring more attention to gun control - an issue Dorner agrees with.

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