Chris Dorner, the former LAPD officer who is currently the subject of a massive manhunt, posted a long manifesto demanding, among other things, the implementation of an assault weapons ban. He had high praise for Diane Feinstein and assorted other left-wing politicians and media figures.
Dorner has also compiled a comprehensive list of targets, including, among others, minority cops and “misandrist” lesbians (who are apparently not true feminists):
I am here to change and make policy. The culture of LAPD versus the community and honest/good officers needs to and will change. I am here to correct and calibrate your morale compasses to true north.
Those Caucasian officers who join South Bureau divisions (77th,SW,SE, an Harbor) with the sole intent to victimize minorities who are uneducated, and unaware of criminal law, civil law, and civil rights. You prefer the South bureau because a use of force/deadly force is likely and the individual you use UOF on will likely not report it. You are a high value target.
Those Black officers in supervisory ranks and pay grades who stay in south bureau (even though you live in the valley or OC) for the sole intent of getting retribution toward subordinate caucasians officers for the pain and hostile work environment their elders inflicted on you as probationers (P-1′s) and novice P-2′s. You are a high value target. You perpetuated the cycle of racism in the department as well. You breed a new generation of bigoted caucasian officer when you belittle them and treat them unfairly.
Those Hispanic officers who victimize their own ethnicity because they are new immigrants to this country and are unaware of their civil rights. You call them wetbacks to their face and demean them in front of fellow officers of different ethnicities so that you will receive some sort of acceptance from your colleagues. I’m not impressed. Most likely, your parents or grandparents were immigrants at one time, but you have forgotten that. You are a high value target.
Those lesbian officers in supervising positions who go to work, day in day out, with the sole intent of attempting to prove your misandrist authority (not feminism) to degrade male officers. You are a high value target.
Those Asian officers who stand by and observe everything I previously mentioned other officers participate in on a daily basis but you say nothing, stand for nothing and protect nothing. Why? Because of your usual saying, ” I……don’t like conflict”. You are a high value target as well.
Those of you who “go along to get along” have no backbone and destroy the foundation of courage. You are the enablers of those who are guilty of misconduct. You are just as guilty as those who break the code of ethics and oath you swore.
Mr. Dorner is on a one-man war against the Los Angeles PD, and claims to have weapons that are up to the job, including anti-materiel rifles and shoulder launched anti-aircraft missiles (I suspect he’s bluffing on that score).
So far he has killed a few people, including at least one cop, and spooked the LAPD into shooting some innocent pickup truck drivers (Dorner drives a pickup).
Although I doubt it will be reported as such, Dorner’s rampage is explicitly left terrorism, and it just might have the intended effect of helping the assault weapons ban along.
Dorner’s hubris is chilling. He is essentially saying “I am targeting police and killing a bunch of people so that the government will disarm the rest of the people.” In the meanwhile, he has prompted police to shoot several innocents, which sadly confirms some of what he wrote in the manifesto. The inherent contradictions suggest that he has truly gone insane, but one has to admit that he does provide an inside view of the crazy world of Los Angeles — supposedly the glorious future of the rest of the US.
Although I’d argue that the existence of people like Dorner, who is 6 feet tall, violent and over 250 lbs., justifies citizen ownership of effective firearms as self-defense weapons, his ploy might just work in our current climate.