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Fugitive Ex-LAPD cop's manifesto names targets, blames Asians, Hispanics, lesbians

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Former LAPD officer Christopher Dorner (KNBC)
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LOS ANGELES (KNBC) -- Three days after he left the Navy Reserve, and one day after allegedly shooting the daughter of a former colleague along with her fiancé at an Irvine condominium complex, fired LAPD officer Christopher Dorner posted a manifesto online, police said.

In the Feb. 4 manifesto, which has been taken down but provided to the media by the LAPD, he said that committing murder was "a necessary evil." 

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He would not stop shooting people, he wrote, until his name was cleared in the case that led to his firing. "When the truth comes out, the killing stops," Dorner wrote. He threatened to kill officers as well as their families.

Dorner, whose alleged shooting spree continued on Feb. 7 with the ambushing of three police officers, used the manifesto to recount his firing and declare his innocence. He was fired from the LAPD in 2008, after reporting another officer for alleged brutality - an accusation that investigators later said was false.

In the document, Dorner named a number of LAPD officers whom he blamed for his firing. He also said that Asian, Hispanic and lesbian officers would make "high value targets."

He also said African-American supervisors who belittle subordinate white officers were a "high value target."

"You breed a new generation of bigoted caucasian officer when you belittle them and treat them unfairly," Dorner wrote of black supervisors in the LAPD's South Bureau.

In one section, he accused officers from the LAPD's Hollywood division of using racial epithets about African Americans.

"At that point, I jumped over my front passenger seat and two other officers where I placed my hands around [an officer's] neck and squeezed," Dorner wrote. "What I should have done, was put a Winchester Ranger SXT 147 grain bullet in his skull."

In another section, he said that he had been accused of bullying another officer, when in fact he had defended that officer.

"I was the one who stood up for [name removed] when other recruits sang nazi hitler youth songs about burning Jewish ghettos in WWII Germany where his father was a survivor of a concentration camp," Dorner wrote. "How [f------] dare you attempt to label me with such a nasty vile word."

Much of the manifesto revolves around Dorner's perceptions that others were involved in racist behavior or police brutality. At one point, he recalled what he said was an incident of racism from his childhood, along with his response to it.

"My first recollection of racism was in the first grade at Norwalk Christian elementary school in Norwalk, CA," he wrote. "A fellow student, [name removed], called me a [n-----] on the playground. My response was swift and non-lethal. I struck him fast and hard with a punch an [sic] kick. He cried and reported it to a teacher. The teacher reported it to the principal. The principal swatted Jim for using a derogatory word toward me. He then for some unknown reason swatted me for striking Jim in response to him calling me a [n-----]."

Several times, Dorner appeared to indicate that he did not expect to be alive for long.

"Self Preservation is no longer important to me," he wrote. "I do not fear death as I died long ago on 1/2/09. I was told by my mother that sometimes bad things happen to good people. I refuse to accept that."

Editor's Note: Exerpts from the manifesto in this article retain certain grammatical errors that appeared in the original, including those involving the usage of upper and lower case letters. Any changes have been indicated with brackets. The version of the manifesto provided by the LAPD ends aburptly, in the middle of what appears to be the word "our."

Due to its length, we have placed the contents -- in unaltered form -- in a PDF document. Viewer discretion is advised.

(KNBC Los Angeles)

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