The Ballad of Christopher Dorner (Updated)

Christopher Dorner was once an officer working for the infamous Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). Now, he is a rouge cop who waged a war against the department with a shady history of corruption and police violence.

Dorner is accused of murdering a couple, a college basketball couch (Monica Quan) and the daughter of the man who represented him when he was fired from the force and her fiance. Since then, he accused of murdering three cops before disappearing. The LAPD is poised to hunt this man down that plan to use drones to track him down. That’s right, I said drones!

It has been nearly a week since this all went down. However, a written manifesto made by Dorner surfaced that describes, in great detail, about the inner working of the LAPD, none of which is admirable, all of which is damning. Dorner had made it his mission to take out LAPD officers and their families as revenge for the department for betrayed him and going against what they should stand for.

Already, the case of Christopher Dornel raises many questions and concerns, some of which are ignored by the news media who has a responsibility to report the truth. Hip Hop activist Davey D brought those questions to light as he covers this epic, ongoing story. One of which is their censoring the names of the people being targeted. The reason stated was that they wanted to protect those officers. However, would the news media, considering that it became more sensationalistic, do the same for ordinary civilians?

Also, the news media primarily concludes the manifesto to be made of ramblings by a deranged man with psychological issues. So, as expected the people are to assume that none of what was written is remotely true. But, has the media done any investigations to confirm that claim? And if it isn’t true, why is there a need to heavily protect the officers if these are just baseless ramblings? Was the LAPD as dangerously corrupt as outlined in the manifesto?

Here’s a small piece from that manifesto:

“In 8/07 I reported an officer (Ofcr. XXXX/now a Sergeant), for kicking a suspect (excessive force) during a Use of Force while I was assigned as a patrol officer at LAPD’s Harbor Division. While cuffing the suspect, (XXXXX), XXXX kicked the suspect twice in the chest and once in the face. The kick to the face left a visible injury on the left cheek below the eye. Unfortunately after reporting it to supervisors and investigated by PSB (internal affairs investigator Det. XXXX), nothing was done. I had broken their supposed “Blue Line”. Unfortunately, It’s not JUST US, it’s JUSTICE!!! In fact, 10 months later on 6/25/08, after already successfully completing probation, acquiring a basic Post Certificate, and Intermediate Post Certificate, I was relieved of duty by the LAPD while assigned to patrol at Southwest division. It is clear as day that the department retaliated toward me for reporting XXXX for kicking Mr. XXXXX. The department stated that I had lied and made up the report that XXXX had kicked the suspect. I later went to a Board of Rights (department hearing for decision of continued employment) from 10/08 to 1/09. During this BOR hearing a video was played for the BOR panel where XXXXX stated that he was indeed kicked by Officer XXX (video sent to multiple news agencies). In addition to XXXXXX stating he was kicked, his father XXXXX, also stated that his son had stated he was kicked by an officer when he was arrested after being released from custody. This was all presented for the department at the BOR hearing. They still found me guilty and terminated me. What they didn’t mention was that the BOR panel made up of Capt. XXXXX, Capt. XXXXX, and City Attorney XXXX had a significant problem from the time the board was assembled. Capt. XXXXXX was a personal friend of XXXX from when he was her supervisor at Harbor station. That is a clear conflict of interest and I made my argument for his removal early and was denied. The advocate for the LAPD BOR was Sgt. XXXXX. XXXXX also had a conflict of interest as she was XXXX friend and former partner from Harbor division where they both worked patrol together. I made my argument for her removal when I discovered her relation to XXXX and it was denied.”

It should be noted, as Davey D exposed, that the state of California have what is known as the Police Man’s Bill of Rights which protects the personal records of police officers even when their past is troubled from the general public. That means that if there are cops within the department with checkered, questionable pasts, the people do not have the right to know about them under any circumstance.

I believe that is is vital in this case that the people know what kind of cops are out there patrolling the streets. During their search for Dorner, two innocent people were shot in their pick-up truck by LA police:

“Maggie Carranza, and her mother, 71-year-old Emma Hernandez were initially described as two elderly Asian women… We now know they were Latino, and in the wee hours of Thursday morning they were driving a bright blue pick up truck delivering news papers as they always done..Keep in mind, the truck Dorner was driving was grey.

Undercover police claim the women had no lights on and thus they thought the truck was being driven by Dorner. The women weren’t told to pull over, show ID or given any sort of commands.. Instead the police administered what one witness/ neighbor who was interviewed described as ‘street justice‘.. The mother, Emma Hernadez was shot in the back. Her daughter was shot in the hand..”.

Now, the obvious question put forth is how can a Latino woman be mistaken for a black man, a big black man at that? And can these cops tell the difference between the colors gray and blue? What the hell is really going on here?

It makes me wonder if Dorner was really behind the murders of the three people mentioned earlier. It sounds fishy that he would target and murder two civilians and the daughter of the man who represented him during an inquiry when LA police are in his seething crosshairs. Unless he knew something we didn’t. I’m just sayin’. 

As this unfolds we must ask these questions and demand answers, especially from the people how are supposed to “serve and protect” the citizens. Dorner’s documentation of the LAPD behind the scenes are too believable to be discounted and disregarded. For many people in this nation alone, police brutality is real. For those within the system looking from the outside in, the police is not above corruption and evil. This is why so many people consider Dorner as a “Dark Hero” of sorts. He is a man who will risk it all to expose the truth to a sleeping population, and will hunt and destroy the evil-doers who’ve destroyed many people in the name of “justice”.

Is this to say that Dorner was justified in killing others? No. However, this does illustrate that he now the byproduct of a dysfunctional system that seeks it’s destruction. In other words the LAPD created a cop killer just like the various inequalities in this nation that continue to be overlooked helps create killers. 

Chauncey DeVega of We Are Respectable Negroes parallels the saga in LA to that of the plot to “The Spook Who Sat by the Door”:

The Spook Who Sat by the Door is an underground book (and then film) classic. The story focused on the exploits of Dan Freeman an African-American CIA agent who in an epiphanic moment came to realize that he was working for a corrupt and racist government. The main character then goes rogue, just as Dorner has done, and organizes a cadre of black nationalist freedom fighters to “take down the man.” The Spook Who Sat by the Door was later remade as a film during the blaxploitation film cycle of the 1970s.” 

Is Christopher Dorner the field negro escaping from the plantation and will do whatever it takes, even commit murder, to bring it down or die trying? And the LAPD will see him destroyed at all costs. 

UPDATE

It appears the manhunt to find ex-cop and cop killer Christopher Dorner has come to a blazing end. Literally. 

Dorner managed to carjacked a pickup truck after being chased in a gunfight by Wildlife wardens. He eventually made his way into a cabin where another gun battle erupted, this time with the San Bernardino County deputies. Two officers were hit. One of them died soon after. The other is expected to survive.

Moments later, a fire was started by causes unknown and one more shot was heard. However, it is rumored that the LAPD started the fire. I wouldn’t put it past them.

At first reports claimed that there was no body in the cabin, but then changed to confirm that there are charred human remains within the rubble. It is still being investigated as to whether they belong to Dorner or not. 

This saga may be over, and some people can breathe a sigh of relief, at least for now. But, this story is far from over. Christopher Dorner was a cop who was so enraged by his department’s covert corruption that he couldn’t take it anymore. Something inside him snapped to the point where he wanted revenge and will throw his life away to get it done. Even though it is likely he is gone, it revealed another chapter in the LAPD’s long brutal history inside and outside the department as former LA cop Joe Jones makes clear in his own manifesto as reported on Colorlines.com.

Joe Jones wants to make it clear he doesn’t support Chris Dorner, he just wants to share his own experience working for the LAPD. On Monday, the former officer posted a note on Facebook detailing experiences he had while in the police department and the hacktivist group Anonymous went on to circulate the manifesto more widely.

Jones, 48, was a patrol officer for nine years before he retired in 1998, the LA Weekly reports. His two-page manifesto expressed condolences for Dorner’s victims “and souls of loved one’s to the injustices of Police Corruption, Scandal, Lies, Deception and Brutality.”

You can read the manifesto here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/125027919/Joe-Jones-Manifesto

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40 thoughts on “The Ballad of Christopher Dorner (Updated)

  1. Dorner may have escaped to Mexico with the aid of a friend, I have read. People are buying t-shirts and stickers reading; ‘don’t’ shoot I’m not Dorner as several people have already been shot in a case of mistaken identity. One was a 71 year old woman still in ICU. How she resembled Dorner, I don’t know. anywho, it is open season on the negro!!!

  2. My fiancee and I have been discussing this incident from the beginning. We see how the media is helping spin the story: “Deranged, disgraced former officer…” “Fired for lying…” No mention of Christopher’s work record before he reported the incident involving the paranoid schizophrenic man. No mention of his service record, either – yet the scumbag in Alabama who murdered the bus driver and kidnapped the little boy was always referred to as a decorated Vietnam War veteran.

    No mention of Christopher’s college days, his grades, or the classes he took, none of that. They are dehumanizing him as much as possible so they can justify their “shoot first – no questions asked” mindset which is clearly on display, evidenced by the so-called “mistaken identity” shootings of the two women on the paper route and the young surfer. The bounty is $1 million (USD), and we know it’s not “WANTED: Dead or Alive” – Christopher Dorner is wanted dead by the LAPD and Soldier of Fortune vigilantes. The people of SoCal have far more to fear from cops with itchy trgger fingers than they do from Mr. Dorner. Hell, the people who currently have the ‘security detail’ on them should REALLY be afraid of their so-called ‘guardians’!

    One final thought: We all know that the people who support George Zimmerman are the ones now calling Christopher a murderer and screaming for his blood the loudest. If they can justify Trayvon Martin’s murder, then they have to allow the shooting of Ms. Quan and her fiancee by that very same logic – simple as that.

  3. So.

    I am so torn with this case. I have cops in my family. NYPD, another group of cops who are known to be very racist towards PoC. Part of me knows its unfair to demonize all cops for the actions of these people, but I know that if they were held accountable when they should have been (instead of y’know, applauding when killers of black teens get off or hunting down PoC just because they “look” like trouble) they wouldn’t have such a crappy reputation. I hoped that the media would have dug in to see if these allegations are true, but it seems like they’re doing their usual spin story.

    I wonder how they will explain nearly killing a bunch of people in their “manhunt”.

    Dorner should have been heard. They covered up stuff (like cops sadly do) and this man lost his mind. Its sad to see a military man and cop fall so far, but I am not surprised.

    What I do find interesting is that he is being treated like a huge threat to everyone, and I doubt that cops who shoot unarmed youth of color get nearly the same amount of scrutiny. If anything, this proves that they are more than willing to do their job, when its one of their own at risk.

    1. I have a relative who’s a cop as well. In fact he’s the chief. I don’t want to put all cops under one torn umbrella. I know there are some who are good. But, there are many of them who have no business being cops at all.

      I agree, the news media is trying to shock everyone and turn this into a terrorism story of a good cop gone bad for no reason. It sickens me how low the media’s gone to maintain ratings.

  4. He’s a marked man. I hearing he’s being cornered in a cabin where he held a couple hostage and took their vehicle. A chase ensued and shots were fight between him and law officers. A deputy was shot. He’s an enemy of the state with a 1 million dollar reward on his head. He will probably be killed or he will take himself out. He’s got nothing to loose.

      1. I would concur. He never wanted to be taken alive. I think we all knew it would end this way eventually. I think he felt he had no where to turn. I understand his anger and frustration but he didn’t go about it the right way. There are others to get your message out.

    1. Apparently they are letting the cabin he is holed up in burn! I do-not think they want to take this man alive as he may have the goods on the department.

      You nailed it. Let the grand cover-up begin.

  5. I also noticed how the media is trying to spin this as him being some celebrity obsessed ‘stalker’ and how they beefed up security at the Grammys. Yet nobody had a problem with some goofy ass white male who wasn’t supposed to be there getting on stage with Adele when she accepted her award. Beefed up my ass! Just more paranoia about a big scary black man.

  6. I said in my previous comments that they were playing up the black brute sterotype. And I don’t think he’s dead. They don’t really know for sure themselves that he is really dead.

  7. Dear White Amerikkka,

    I’m not a behavioral studying Psychologist, nor am I a prescription writing Psychiatrist. But as a friend, I want you to know that you’re in need of long term, intensive psychotherapy. My hope is that this long term treatment as a patient will bring you back into the fold of humankind. Currently, you behave like Sleestaks from Land of the Lost. You think like cretins from a dark cave somewhere in northern Europe. Please, for goodness’ sake, get some counseling.

    You profess that you have an affinity for life and liberty, but yet, you are still an occupying force in Somoa (sa mo ni*gas) and Puerto Rico. You also enunciate your hatred for tyranny, but yet, you practice it right here at home and abroad. You assassinated brother Filiberto Ojeda Rios simply because he wanted independence from this Empire of Amerikkka. You bombed the Vieques Island for years and forcibly removed Puerto Ricans towards the center of the island so that the U.S. Navy could utilize a substantial portion of it as a bombing range. You occupy Iraq, Afghanistan and you’re fighting proxy wars on the continent of Africa simply because of the continent’s natural resources (gold, diamond, bauxite).

    On the home front, racism is still alive and well and quite rampant. You killed brother Dorner yesterday out here in So.Cal. Although I do not condone the murders he committed. On the other hand, I understand his actions. By the way, does the word PROVOCATION mean anything to you? By the way, if Dorner had committed these killings in Australia, he would’ve spent only a few years in prison due to their recognition of provocation laws. Perhaps LAPD and the state should be sued for wrongful death as well. This tragedy that took place yesterday, reminds me of one of Ice Cube’s rap song, “Killa Cali is a State Murderer.” Oh, I’m sorry, I forgot, Amerikkka isn’t really a democracy, it’s a corporatocracy, controlled by a small, ruthless oligarchy.

    Amerikkka, get some freaking counseling!!!

  8. The police have stayed true to their origins fugitive runaway slave catchers. I never believe the info they want us to know, how many times must the media and police lie before we all stop taking anything they report as the truth. I believe this man is dead and has been dead for a while. They would never allow him to live after writing that manifesto.

  9. Have you heard anything about the remains found in the cabin? I heard it was a woman…if true that says alot about the LAPD and frightens me. It makes me afraid for every black man in the Southwest.

    1. I once saw a video of a Texas police officer taser a 60-something year old White woman after he pulled her over. His superior believed he acted accordingly. If White police officers taser old White women old enough to be their mothers and grandmothers, there is no telling what the fuck they’d do to the rest of us!

      1. One of my co-workers told some students that the police are our friends. I privately scoffed at that notion. With friends like the police, who needs enemies?

    1. It would make sense if he got away and they burned someone else to death because they’re just stupid enough to do things that way…I shouldn’t be so jaded about that…

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