Police in Southern California are hunting for Christopher Dorner, the ex-Los Angeles Police Officer and former military man who is believed to have killed three people in retaliation for being fired from his LAPD job.
Dorner, who is assumed to be somewhere near Big Bear Lake, about 80 miles east of Los Angeles, is eluding about 100 police officers involved in the chase, according to CBS News.
After the alleged killings, Dorner issued a lengthy manifesto on his Facebook page, which was published in its entirety on laist.com and LA Times.
rambling missive calls out members of the LAPD and states that, "No one
grows up and wants to be a cop killer. It was against everything
I've ever was. As a young police explorer I found my calling in life.
But, As a young police officer I found that the violent suspects on the
street are not the only people you have to watch."
manifesto not only clearly states his deadly intent, it serves as a
"shout out" to many pop culture icons -- including Charlie Sheen,
Willie Geist -- and Anthony Bourdain.
Of Bourdain, Dorner writes:
"Anthony Bourdain, you're a modern renaissance man who epitomizes the saying "too cool for school".
Dorner also stands up for fast food chain Chick-fil-A:
"LGBT community and supporters, the same way you have the right to voice
your opinion on acceptance of gay marriage, Chick Fil-A has a right to
voice their beliefs as well. That's what makes America so great. Freedom
of expression. Don't be assholes and boycott/degrade their business and
customers who patronize the locations. They make some damn good
chicken! Vandalizing (graffiti) their locations does not help any cause."
In an ironic note, Dorner condemns NRA front man Wayne LaPierre:
"Wayne LaPierre, President of the NRA, you're a vile and inhumane piece
of shit. You never even showed 30 seconds of empathy for the children,
teachers, and families of Sandy Hook. You deflected any type of
blame/responsibility and directed it toward the influence of movies and
the media. You are a failure of a human being. May all of your immediate
and distant family die horrific deaths in front of you."
most disturbing is the fact that even through a deep black wash of
whatever psychological trauma is likely filling his head, he is still fixated with pop culture
The manifesto is filled with final "shout outs" to
people he never met but admired. These celebs and politicians might, in turn, have admired the
man he used to be -- a police officer and member of the armed services.
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If only he sought help before the madness set in.