February 7 2013
– Heavily-armed LA cops launched their biggest ever manhunt today – for one of their own who turned rogue killer.
Thousands of officers were hunting for weapons-strapped sacked officer Chris Dorner who vowed to wage “warfare” on his former comrades in a rambling “manifesto” written after he was sacked by the force.
LAPD chiefs believe the “man mountain” is behind three murders and ordered more than 40 protection squads to his next possible targets – including their own police chiefs and Dorner’s former patrol officers.
San Diego naval base was also on lockdown fearing the ex- naval reserve officer could target sailors.
Motorbike cops were also pulled from the streets because of fears they would be an easy target for Dorner, known to be carrying assaults rifles and other weapons..
The search for the 33-year-old, who was fired in 2008 for making false statements, began after he was linked to the weekend killing of the daughter of a former police captain who had represented him during his disciplinary hearing.
Authorities believe Dorner also opened fire today on police east of Los Angeles, killing an officer and wounding another.
Detectives said military-trained Dorner implicated himself in the killings with the multi-page manifesto.
In it, he wrote: “I will bring unconventional and asymmetrical warfare to those in LAPD uniform whether on or off duty.
“Unfortunately, I will not be alive to see my name cleared. That’s what this is about, my name. A man is nothing without his name.”
In a Facebook post, the ex-cop wrote that he knew he would be vilified but said: “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”.
Dorner’s LAPD badge and an ID were found near San Diego airport and handed to police early yesterday.
LAPD Commander Andrew Smith said: “We’re asking our officers to be extraordinarily cautious just as we’re asking the public to be extraordinarily cautious with this guy.
“He’s already demonstrated he has a propensity for shooting innocent people.”
Dorner is wanted for the killings of Monica Quan and her fiance, Keith Lawrence, who were shot in their car on Sunday night.
Ms Quan’s father, a former LAPD captain who became a lawyer in retirement, represented Dorner in front of the Board of Rights, a tribunal that ruled against him when he was sacked.
As well as those next on his hit-list, Dorner’s multi-page manifesto included goodbye and good luck messages to his favourite film and sports stars.
Christoph Waltz : Christopher Walz, you impressed me in Inglorious Basterds. After viewing Django Unchained, I was sold. I have come to the conclusion that you are well on your way to becoming one of the greats if not already and show glimpses of Daniel Day Lewis and Morgan Freeman-esque type qualities of greatness. Trust me when I say that you will be one of the greatest ever.
Anthony Bourdain : Anthony Bourdain, you’re a modern renaissance man who epitomizes the saying “too cool for school”.
Larry David : Larry David, I agree. 72-82 degrees is way to hot in a residence. 68 , degrees is perfect.
Ellen DeGeneres : Ellen Degeneres, continue your excellent contribution to entertaining America and bringing the human factor to entertainment. You changed the perception of your gay community and how we as Americans view the LGBT community. I congratulate you on your success and opening my eyes as a young adult, and my generation to the fact that you are know different from us other than who you choose to love. Oh, and you Prop 8 supporters, why the f*ck do you care who your neighbor marries. Hypocritical pieces of sh*t.
Charlie Sheen : Charlie Sheen, you’re effin awesome.
Tennis ace Serena Williams, songsters Kelly Clarkson and Nora Jones and Brit actress Kate Winslet also got mentions in a group labelled “the most beautiful women on this planet”, with Dorner advising them: “Never settle, professionally or personally”.
– Ben Rossington