Killing Spree Suspect Sent Surprising Package to Anderson Cooper Before It All Started

Christopher DornerChristopher Dorner is still a fugitive on the run, wanted as a suspect in a killing spree that has so far claimed the lives of three people. The former LAPD officer has declared war on the LAPD and their families through a "manifesto" he posted on Facebook. Now, it turns out that Dorner ALSO sent a package to CNN's Anderson Cooper.

It didn't have what you might expect in it, either. There was a hand-labeled DVD with a yellow Post-it note, reading, in part, quote, "I never lied" (probably referring to his firing from the LAPD in 2008). It also contained a coin with what looked like bullet holes in it.

Dorner has been on the run since Sunday when he allegedly shot and killed Monica Quan, 28, and her 27-year-old fiance, Keith Lawrence, in a parking garage. Quan is the daughter of Randal Quan, a former LAPD captain who defended Dorner during his dismissal tribunal. Yesterday he is also suspected of killing an LAPD officer.

Dorner left a chilling "manifesto" detailing his plans.

In it, he excoriated many of his former colleagues and more or less declared war on the LAPD in an effort to clear his good name. He also mentioned a number of media stars, including Ellen DeGeneres, various journalists, and NRA President Wayne LaPierre. He said:

Wayne LaPierre, President of the NRA, you’re a vile and inhumane piece of shit.

In the wake of all this gun violence he is accused of committing, it may seem surprising that he would dislike the President of the NRA, and I am sure gun nuts will jump on this and say, see! This proves a point about gun control. But the reality is, this proves no point at all.

EVEN if we had better gun control, a former LAPD officer would likely have access to weapons. No one is talking about guns being made illegal entirely. At best, we are talking about banning certain kinds of weapons and making it harder for mentally ill people to get guns.

But a former law enforcement agent with no prior record? He could probably have slipped through gun control laws. It's a fact.

The only thing gun control advocates want is to slow the bleed. No one is so unrealistic to think we could stop it altogether. The only way this crime could have been prevented ahead of time was if someone suspected Dorner was capable of this and put him on some kind of watch list. And even then, maybe not.

Not every crime can be stopped. But if in the past year, there have been 100 gun crimes, maybe better gun control could have stopped 20 of those. It's a small amount, but it's better than none.

Maybe gun control wouldn't have saved Quan or her fiance or that poor officer killed in the line of duty. But it may save someone else.

Have you been following this case?

 

Image via Irvine Police Department

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bills... billsfan1104

Love how you are taking this tragedy and making it about gun control. I also love how you only quote what he said about the NRA president. Tell me dear blogger what guns need to be banned? Do you know how those guns work that you want banned?

bills... billsfan1104

And no one is accusing you gun control advocates of trying to take away all of our guns. We are talking about how you are taking tragedies and having knee jerk reactions and calling us gun loving nuts

bills... billsfan1104

And what congress is proposing, wouldnt of stopped Any of these crimes. Congress has not looked at anything else, just guns.

gem09... gem092011

Wait...so if someone (anyone?) suspects someone of being capable of malintent you want them to be put on "some kind of watch list?"



Yeah, that doesn't have violation of civil liberties written all over it or anything.

fave82 fave82

The title of this article is deceiving. It has nothing to do with what the article is actually about. Stop tricking me into clicking on your bs gun control articles. And yeah its crap that you only focus on the quote regarding the nra... I read the manifesto and clearly the man is unhinged.

Melis... Melissa1508

What the above posters said.  This has nothing to do with gun control...this is yet another fucktard who is running rampant with a weapon.  It's not the gun...it's the person pulling the trigger.  Would you be focusing on this story if he had murdered these folks with an axe?

quinn007 quinn007

This really ticks me off.  I clicked this article expecting to read about this man, what he sent to AC, and the crimes he is committing and instead got another article about gun control.  It is ridiculous to talk about gun control in relation to this guy & his crimes since, as you admitted yourself, no gun control would've stopped him.  And stop calling people that are against gun control gun nuts.  That is so goddamn offensive and ignorant.  I am not a gun nut.  You want us to believe not all gun control advocates want a complete ban yet you refuse to believe not all gun rights advocates are whackjobs that want to arm every man, woman, and child. 

KAV1970 KAV1970

I guess since he praised all of these celebrities, including Piers Morgan - a most vile human being - they should be blamed for the deaths they apparently caused. Blame is a two-way street. Since conservatives can be blamed for death, I reckon liberals can be blamed just as well too.

retir... retirednavywife

This has nothing to do with gun control.  I live in the area.  It started with him getting fired because he was a whistleblower and the LAPD hates anyone who calls them out.  While I totally don't agree with what he's doing, it's about time someone told the truth about how the LAPD works.

nonmember avatar Jasmine

I honestly can not beleive no other bloggers are following the current events on this situation. This man is not crazy, he is pissed off and if you read his manifesto you'd understand why he's pissed. Not the best way to get a reaction but if he followed the proper protocol as he claims, he was F'd from the beginning.

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