Suspect in Killing Spree Is Reportedly on a Deranged Rampage to Clear His Good Name

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Christopher DornerThings are not looking good for Christopher Dorner, the former Los Angeles police officer suspected of killing two people over the weekend. A massive manhunt is now under way with the LAPD on high alert after three police officers were shot, allegedly by a man who was once their brother in blue. And from the looks of a manifesto Dorner himself posted online, this will not end well for him.

Dorner, who lost his job on the force in 2009 for allegedly making false statements about his training officer, stated in the rambling and angry manifesto that he wants it publicly stated that he was innocent of the charges. But even as it begs to have his name cleared, the statement warns of plans to hurt LAPD officers and their families.

It's as though he's made his own nightmare a reality.

Dorner wants to be cleared. He wants to be valued. He wants to be thought of as a good guy -- a point he makes abundantly clear not just in his account of how good an officer he was, but in painting a picture of his childhood in which he was the good but often egregiously wronged party.

Anyone who has ever been falsely accused of something can empathize.

But here's the problem. He wants the world to be told he is a good man even as he is telling the world that he is anything but.

Dorner's manifesto spells it all out, making quite the case for prosecutors who will have to deal with the aftermath of this manhunt.

It comes perilously near admitting he is responsible for killing Monica Quan, 28, and her 27-year-old fiance, Keith Lawrence, in a parking garage over the weekend. After all, Quan is the daughter of Randal Quan, a former LAPD captain who defended Dorner in front of the Board of Rights, a tribunal that ruled against Dorner at the time of his dismissal. Quan is named in the manifesto.

Also named and threatened are entire groups -- Asian officers, Caucasian officers, lesbian officers, Hispanic officers ... Dorner's manifesto lists person after person, group after group, with the warning: "You are a high value target."

As of this afternoon, one police officer is dead, allegedly at Dorner's hands. Another was last reported to still be in surgery, a third suffered a wound to his forehead where the bullet grazed him. Each are blamed on Dorner.

It is sounding like this man has taken his need to be understood, a need we can all understand, and turned it into something unspeakably wrong. We have not a man trying to clear his name but a killing spree from hell. And nothing good can happen next.

Are you following this story? What do you make of it?


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Flori... Floridamom96

And these people should be better armed than us, right?

Blues... Blueshark77

Not only is it scary that he is running around armed, but the police are on such high alert that they have already shot 2 trucks that are similar to the suspect's. They hit at least 2 innocent people so far, women who were delivering newspapers. It has to be scary to be an officer knowing there is a madman out there wanting to kill you, but you can't go around shooting innocent people! If you live in the Orange County/LA area don't drive a dark blue truck around today. 

Flori... Floridamom96

Wow! I had no idea, Blueshark! That is beyond irresponsible of the police, it's criminal! If an officer cannot bear up under the stress of being a target without shooting at innocent people then they have no business being cops. I repeat, why do we want these people to be better armed than we are?

ethan... ethans_momma06

It's happening literally within miles of my home- we've had helicopters all day.

Obviously, given our location- we are extremely concerned.

Mommi... MommietoJB

I dont condone cop killing, but there is a lot of corruption and prejudice in the LAPD and a lot of abuse of power. As @blueshark77 said the police opened fire on 2 innocent women in a truck that fits a similiar description to the suspect. The police sprayed that truck with bullets they were lucky they didnt kill those people.


Yes, this is just absolutely nuts. It was unbelievable when a lot of this came out yesterday and then to wake up this morning and find out that he had killed another person (a cop). Then to shoot another who was waiting a red light. They are so nervous right now that they shot two innocent women delivering news papers as one previous commenter had said. All I know is he will not be taken alive. I know they had closed down a military base also because they don't what this asshole is going to do next. There are even celebs who he likes asking him to surrender. Don't think that's going to work though.

nonmember avatar Brian

Perhaps those trigger happy public servants didn't get the memo .. the suspect set his truck on fire in the mountains. Unless they (the police) believe he (the suspect) happens to have a bunch of dark nissan pickups to drive around and kill people that had nothing to do with his canning.

Flori... Floridamom96

Goodness gracious! It must be a frightening time to live in this area. Not only is there a violent criminal to fear, but also those who are supposedly there to "protect and serve". My thoughts and prayers are with the many innocents caught in the middle of this dangerous situation.

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