|Hero to Outlaw?|
Timothy McVeigh cited USA government policy as what incited him to bomb and kill 168 innocent people in Oklahoma City.
Ted Kaczynski, aka Unabomber, blamed technological modernity for his homicidal crimes.
And now, Christopher Dorner, former LAPD cop, blames his alleged killing spree and threat to kill even more on the racism and police abuse of the LAPD.
Christopher Dorner, the shooting suspect who allegedly went on a rampage and killed an officer on Thursday, wrote an online manifesto on his Facebook page detailing his violent plan.
The long and disturbing writings threaten harm to police officials and their families. It also makes references to Dorner's former position as an LAPD officer, before he was fired in 2008.
"The Violence of action will be HIGH," Dorner wrote. "I will bring unconventional and asymmetrical warfare to those in LAPD uniform whether on or off duty ... You will now live the life of the prey ... I have the strength and benefits of being unpredictable, unconventional, and unforgiving." source
I know most of you who personally know me are in disbelief to hear from media reports that I am suspected of committing such horrendous murders and have taken drastic and shocking actions in the last couple of days. You aresaying to yourself that this is completely out of character of the man you knew who always wore a smile wherever hewas seen. I know I will be vilified by the LAPD and the media. Unfortunately, this is a necessary evil that I do not enjoybut must partake and complete for substantial change to occur within the LAPD and reclaim my name. The department has not changed since the Rampart and Rodney King days. It has gotten worse. The consent decrees hould never have been lifted. The only thing that has evolved from the consent decree is those officers involved in the Rampart scandal and Rodney King incidents have since promoted to supervisor, commanders, and command staff,and executive positions. source
The LAPD is probably guilty as charged. The legendary corruption and scandalous culture of LAPD has been well documented since the 1940's: Police units acting outside of the law, police brutality, police/street gang ties, extortion, shake-downs, evidence tampering etc, are all examples LAPD malfeasance.
But in the case of Christopher Dorner -- like Tim McVeigh, Charles Manson -- it is more a psychotic break than fighting injustices. Simply put, he is using past perceived or real injustices to justify his murderous rage and acts of terrorism.
Mr. Dorner is simply just another madman with WMD (weapons of mass destruction).
The Dorner rampage comes only a week after the killing of Navy SEAL sniper (America's top sniper 160 confirmed kills) by a former Marine suffering from PSTD.
Eddie Ray Routh, the former Marine corporal accused of killing Chris Kyle, an author and retired Navy SEAL sniper, had been released from a veterans hospital here four days before the shootings over the objections of his parents, Mr. Routh’s court-appointed lawyers said.
Mr. Routh, 25, and his relatives told the police in recent weeks and months that he had been deeply troubled and was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, according to court documents. He had a series of run-ins with the authorities in parts of North Texas, and had threatened to kill himself at least once, police records show.
Mr. Routh had been undergoing treatment at the Dallas V.A. Medical Center and Green Oaks Hospital, a psychiatric center in Dallas. On Jan. 24, Mr. Routh was released from the Dallas V.A. center but soon returned, and he was again released on Jan. 29, said his lawyers, R. Shay Isham and J. Warren St. John. On both occasions, Mr. Routh’s father and mother, Raymond and Jodi Routh, had protested his release, the lawyers said.
“She was begging them not to let him loose,” Mr. Isham said. source
How sad, our citizens in need of mental health treatment instead receive WMD... Brings me to a famous Ghandi quote -- when asked what did he think about Western Civilization, Ghandi remarked:
"I think it could be a good idea"