Ex-LAPD Officer Declares War On LAPD

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  1. wrettcaughn
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    If you've been following the US news today, you've probably heard about Christopher Dorner's war against the LAPD. What you may not be aware of is the manifesto he wrote prior to his shooting spree. This manifesto does not appear the work of a "crazy person" as much the work of a broken and disenfranchised man who believes his actions will somehow prove a point to the LAPD and the public. I don't agree in the least with what he's doing, but this manifesto deserves a read. It is long. Probably a tl;dr for most. But definitely affecting.

    http://laist.com/2013/02/07/christopher_dorners_manifesto_in_fu.php
     
  2. narutofan777

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    he should've never did that, cuz it certainly doesn't help him.
     
  3. Guild McCommunist

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    Seeing as it could be a tl;dr, anyone want to quickly summarize his manifesto? Does it fall under the Communist Manifesto or Mein Kaumpf or is it a bit more tame?
     
  4. urbanman2004

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    Well, the LAPD as an organization has been corrupt internally involving the Rodney King beating (evidence caught on tape, but all officers got off scot-free), Rampart scandal (framing innocent people to make quotas and cops doing crimes themselves and benefiting from them), and Notorious B.I.G.'s death (the mishandling of evidence to capture the perpetrators involved). The shit that was on movies like "Training Day" and "Crash" are just minor aspects of what has been caused by the LAPD. I don't feel sorry for the cops killed, but I do feel remorse for the innocent civilians caught in the middle.
     
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    Lets not forget Michael Ruppert either.

     
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    This guy is a big Obama supporter and love the left wing media. I think the blame for his actions falls at the feet of Democrats and the main stream media
     
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    Please stop posting...

    As for this manifesto....well it reads like a rant by a dispossessed slightly unhinged person (well, maybe very unhinged..."I want my brain preserved for science/research to study the effects of severe depression on an individual's brain")

    Corruption certainly exists, but Dorner seems to have opted out of being responsible for making things better through legitimate means, and chosen a far darker path which won't achieve anything other than further discrediting him. At this point i expect he'll be dead very soon, but i think locking him up forever would be a far worse punishment for him given the thoughts he expresses in his document.
     
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    Yeah, these cops are all fired up and ready to shoot at anyone or anything that looks even remotely similar. If these guys can't keep a clear head and make unbiased decisions they need to be relieved permanently. That said, Mr. Dorner deserves a savage beating before he's locked up for the murder of innocent civilians.
     
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    Which would further satisfy him as he'd be warm in the knowledge that his claims are right. He needs to be locked up and isolated, rather than given fuel for his anger.
     
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    You apparently missed the part in his manifesto where he says he didn't vote at all this past election because his pick (John Huntsman) didn't get the republican nomination... Big fucking Obama supporter though, eh? Douchebag

    Well, he was accused of falsifying a police report in which he claimed a female officer repeatedly kicked a cuffed and mentally challenged perp in the chest and face. The story was corroborated by the victim and the victim's father during his interview after being booked in. Dorner was drummed out of the department and has spent the past 4 years trying to clear his name and get fellow officers to testify against corruption in the LAPD only to be shut down at every turn.

    So now he's hunting police officers in LA after killing the daughter of one of the men he believes responsible for the destruction of his name and life. He's shot 3 police officers in two separate confrontations so far and has laid out, fairly specifically, who he's gunning for in his manifesto. The last third of the manifesto is diatribes on many social issues (gun control, gay rights, female ground soldiers, etc...) and goodbyes to family and friends.

    I fully expect The Rock will play him in the movie...
     
  13. Guild McCommunist

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    He's still at large?

    Although I'd take the falsified report claim with a grain of salt. Obviously the perp and his father would say he was beaten. It's practically a get out of jail free card. Not saying it's not true, but I wouldn't take it on the word of the perp and his father.
     
  14. ShadowSoldier

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    Kind of off topic,

    I don't get all the hate cops get to be honest. I've never had any problems with them, even after I should have been in trouble. I mean a lot of cops will deal with kids who are just skateboarding. But the cops in our town, they don't care. Hell they some times hang out at the skate park themselves and do some skating... while in uniform. The kids are doing no harm with skateboards and I guess the cops here realize that.

    Or from personal experience. When I was driving after midnight with my L and had nobody else in the car, a cop pulled me over. I thought "fuck, im screwed". She pulls me over and takes my license. I sit in the car waiting knowing that I'm not supposed to be driving by myself, or after midnight. She comes back hands me my license and just gleefully says "just get your friend to come pick up their car". I was like "wait! You're not going to take my license or anything?"

    She goes on to say that "nah, you're just a kid, I've been following you for a while, you know how to drive. Go get some drinks, go to a party and have a fun night!" and we just stood there talking and chatting while we waited for my friend. It was awesome.
     
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    L.A. =/= Any place in Canada...


    He is still at large and the officer who repeatedly kicked the suspect later confessed to other officers who backed out of testifying when the time came to do so...
     
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    You know, the whole "Loose cannon cop taking the law into his own hands" trope is a lot less fun than the movies make it out to be.

    Go figure.
     
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    That evil man killed a cop in my county today and cops think he is likely fairly close to where I live. My mom works at the courthouse by a police station and they had super tight security today. This is just so sad.
     
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    Two wrongs don't make a right, that much is obvious. The fact that he thinks the L.A.P.D is corrupt, naughty and shouldn't get any Christmas Gifts this year in no way validates a shooting spree - "I'm going to be naughty because others are naughty too!" is a kind of logic that only works when you're either five years old or if you're immature with serious mental issues.

    I'm sorry, I don't feel much compassion towards a guy who shot three people and injured many others for the sake of making a point. That's not heroic nor is it tragic and he could write a whole 500-page essay about how he's right and everybody else is wrong which won't make him magically "right" by normal standards.

    Dura lex, sed lex - Law is harsh, but it's law and the L.A.P.D represents it. Whether it represents it well or not and how to improve its work is a matter of higher authorities elected to be concerned by those matters and going on a shooting spree because you're a mental wreck after years of service is not a very good way of improving the situation.
     
  21. Guild McCommunist

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    Yeah, kill all the cops, it's not like they maintain fucking order in society so we don't devolve into chaos.

    Everyone hates the cops until you need to call 911 and get your shit saved.
     
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