The ex-Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officer accused of hunting down and murdering his former colleagues over alleged corruption, 33-year-old Christopher Jordan Dorner (pictured), released a “manifesto” online praising President Obama and the U.S. government while demanding more gun control. He also applauded a range of politicians including Hillary Clinton, Vice President Joe Biden, some “moderate” Republicans, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), as well as media figures like CNN’s Anderson Cooper and extreme anti-Second Amendment zealot Piers Morgan.
A massive manhunt involving multiple law enforcement agencies is currently underway after the rabidly “pro-government” suspect allegedly shot three police officers, leaving one dead so far. A couple that was also reportedly targeted by Dorner for reasons that remain unclear is dead as well. And a shoot-out between police assigned to protect a person in the manifesto and the rampaging suspect, who is considered armed and extremely dangerous, ended with one officer dead and another wounded.
In his rambling manifesto, Dorner, who also served as a Navy reservist, identified several employees of the LAPD whom he promised to kill for alleged corruption, cover ups, and racism. Their families are also targets, the statement explained. “Unfortunately, this is a necessary evil that I do not enjoy but must partake and complete for substantial change to occur within the LAPD and reclaim my name,” he said in the manifesto.
According to news reports, Dorner originally released his screed on Facebook, explaining that his murderous rampage was the result of rampant corruption and racism within the LAPD, where he worked until being terminated several years ago. In the text, now widely published online, the suspect wrote that he was fired from his job for reporting a well-connected superior officer who allegedly used excessive force during an arrest. Authorities have not confirmed or denied the details.
Unlike most prominent incidents involving shootings, the media has been strangely silent on the suspect’s political leanings. However, reading Dorner’s manifesto makes it clear why: Not only does he profusely praise the U.S. government, certain establishment Republicans, and a wide array of Democrats, he also celebrates many high-profile figures in the mainstream media working for statist causes he believes in.
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