Second Draft Notes show the possibility that Chris Dorner was an American Hero more than those that hunted him
Christopher Dorner hailed a
hero in Enid, Oklahoma,
after he handed in a bag
of cash to police.
attempted all legal Court efforts including appeals at the Superior
Court and the Appellate Courts. This is my last resort.
The former U.S. navy reservist is quoted as saying:
'I am an American by choice, I am a son, I am a brother, I am a
military service member, I am a man who has lost complete faith in the
system, when the system betrayed, slandered, and libeled me. I lived a
good life and though not a religious man I always stuck to my own
personal code of ethics, ethos and always stuck to my shoreline and
true North. I didn’t need the US Navy to instill Honor, Courage, and
Commitment in me but I thank them for re-enforcing it. It’s in my DNA.
'Self Preservation is no longer important to me. I do not fear death as
I died long ago on 1/2/09.'
2002 Christopher Dorner hailed a hero in Enid,
Oklahoma, after he handed in a bag of cash to police
Dorner was stated as having said at the time, the
good deed was 'an integrity thing'.
Just to use that word, "integrity", in a sentence, is a good thing in
the opinion of this writer.
Dorner, an ex-LA cop, has sparked manhunt in three states and
Mexico, the controlled media touted. Yet the news that
police have mistakenly shot two innocent people who were in cars
matching the description of Dorner's fades from the memory of those
that heard the "news".
The mind only hold so much data and then it is full.
In the case of PROGRAMMING, it's easy to mislead and send the minds
into overload. Repetition and flashy pictures and soon all
that crappy media input ensures that the minds that bother to succumb
to focus on the programming, are awash in crap with no room for reason.
These are the preliminary thoughts of the writer,
The ex-Los Angeles police officer who has allegedly gunned down three
people and remains on the lam once handed in nearly $8,000 of church
money that he found in the middle of the road.
Then-Navy ensign, Christopher Dorner, was hailed a hero in Enid,
Oklahoma, after he and a military colleague found the bag of cash back
in November 2002 and promptly handed it to police. The pair told a
local newspaper at the time that the good deed was 'an integrity
thing.' The bag of money turned out to be donations collected by the
nearby Korean Church of Grace during a Sunday service. It had slipped
off the roof of church member Byung-Moon Jang's car as he was driving
it to the bank.
Now, 11 years later, Jang said he was shocked and 'truly troubled' to
hear news of a national manhunt for Dorner, who he recalled as selfless
and honest. 'I feel sad to hear that. We thought he was so
honest and a young American man with a bright future,' Jang told
Koco.com. 'To hear this news is truly troubling.'
Police gave NO WARNING as they mistakenly shot woman, 71,...
The Enid News and Eagle reported at the time that Dorner and his
pal Lt. Andrew Baugher, a Marine student, were taught honesty as
children and that integrity was stressed in their military training.
'The military stresses integrity,' Dorner told the newspaper in 2002.
'There was a couple of thousand dollars, and if people are willing to
give that to a church, it must be pretty important to
them.' He added: 'I didn't work for it, so it's not mine.
And it was for the church. It's not so much the integrity, but it was
someone else's money. I would hope someone would do that for
me.' Byung-Moon Jang, pictured, from Korean Church of
Grace in Enid, said Dorner was an honest young man.
Jang told Koco.com that he was so relieved to get the money back and
said the honorable act made him 'so thankful that in this American
society, there were such honest people.'
The character profile seems at odds with the Christopher Dorner who is
wanted in connection to three homicides and has been described as
'armed and extremely dangerous' by police.
Authorities have failed to locate Dorner after an extensive search
through the Big Bear ski resort in Southern California. The resort was
put on lockdown for much of Friday as thousands of officers searched
for the decorated former Navy reservist who has sparked a manhunt in
three states and Mexico. Officials, who have released a series of
images of Dorner captured on surveillance video at an Orange County
hotel on January 28, say they don't believe he is still in the area and
they have reopened the local resort.
Christopher Jordan Dorner is a former LAPD officer and a combat-trained
former reservist in the U.S. Navy who served in Iraq
Christopher Dorner is seen on a surveillance video at an Orange County
hotel on January 28, 2013 in this new surveillance footage released by
the Irvine Police Department on Friday
On Friday, officers were spotted removing several bags of property from
the home belonging to the suspect's mother, Nancy Dorner, in Orange
His burned out truck was found on Thursday afternoon in the National
Forest outside Big Bear, about 100 miles from Los Angeles.
Police bloodhounds and heavily-armed SWAT officers in combat fatigues
tracked a set of footprints in the snow and 125 cops infringed upon
every home in the community of about 400.
As they released recent surveillance footage of the suspect, Irvine
police continued to ask for tips from the public to locate the man.
On Friday morning, police received a tip from an off-duty officer at a
San Diego gym who thought they spotted someone in the locker room who
resembled Dorner. A team of officers arrived and determined the man was
not the suspect in question leaving another individual inconvenienced,
'He could be anywhere at this point,' San Bernadino County Sheriff John
Door-to-door: A SWAT team barrels into homes in Big Bear, Calif. in
search of shooting suspect Christopher Dorner.
The officers continued to search for Dorner into the night - even
though a massive snowstorm was scheduled for the mountain community
Media dramatizes the urgency with reports that: "Dorner is presumed to
be armed with multiple weapons, including an assault rifle, although
his manifesto suggests he may be more heavily armed - possibly even
with rocket launchers." Of course, it proved to be false.
Dorner, who received medals for his service during the Iraq war, also
earned accolades for his skills. He earned a ribbon and medal, CBS
reported. He was also deployed to Bahrain and Kuwait in 2006 and 2007
as part of the Naval reserve.
The search has spread throughout the entire state of California,
Arizona, Nevada, where Dorner owns a home outside of Las Vegas and
A caller told police Dorner was located at a home in San Diego early
Friday but after a thorough search, officials believe it was a hoax,
NBC San Diego said. Investigators plan to pursue criminal charges
against the person who made the call.
Braved for battle: A San Bernardino County Sheriff SWAT team returns to
the command post at Bear Mountain near Big Bear Lake, Calif. after
searching for Christopher Jordan Dorner Friday
San Bernardino Sheriff's Department still conduct stops along a
checkpoint near Big Bear despite heavy snowfall
Scenes of carnage: This map locates sites of shootings and other
incidents connected to Dorner's rampage
Dorner, fleeing for his life, tried to steal a man's boat in San Diego
early Thursday in hopes of sailing to a safer country, officials said.
His desperate bid failed after the boat's rope got caught on the
Another purported sighting of Dorner in Barstow, California, about 60
miles north of Big Bear, also turned out to be bogus.
Dorner also included a DVD and notes in which he outlined his belief
that he was fired by a 'corrupt' police department after he reported a
superior for police brutality.
Cooper addressed his role in the investigation on his talk show on
'Dorner had written a lengthy manifesto on his Facebook page naming a
number of reporters and he mentioned me. He said I should stop
interrupting guests,' Cooper said.
In Dorner's bizarre, rambling 6,000 word manifesto that detailed his
disciplinary hearing and firing. In it, he promises to seek revenge
against the people he believes were responsible for removing him from
'I never had the opportunity to have a family of my own... so I am
terminating yours,' he wrote.
'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. The attacks
will stop when the department states the truth about my innocence. '
Dorner listed 40 names he planned to target in his manifesto and has
already made good on his threat to attack the families of officers who
he claims wronged him, authorities say.
On Sunday, he allegedly murdered the daughter and future son-in-law of
former LAPD Captain Randy Quan, who defended him at the disciplinary
hearing where he was expelled from the police force.
Monica Quan, an assistant basketball coach at California State
University-Fullerton, and her fiance Keith Lawrence, a security officer
at the University of Southern California, were found shot to death in
their car outside their condo in Irvine.
Early on Thursday, Dorner was spotted in the area of one of the
targets on his hit-list and two Los Angeles police officers engaged him
Getting closer: Police are searching Dorner's burned out truck for any
Ominous: Dorner sent this bullet-riddle police souvenir coin to CNN's
Anderson Cooper before allegedly going on a shooting spree across
Special delivery: This is the envelope that Dorner mailed to Cooper. It
arrived on February 1 - before deadly rampage
He wounded one officer and so badly shot up their squad car that they
could no longer pursue him.
A short time later, he ambushed two Riverside police officers, opening
fire on their patrol car as they waited at a traffic light.
A 34-year-old police trainer with 11-years on the force was killed. A
27-year-old trainee was gravely wounded and remains in intensive care
after undergoing surgery. Their names are not being released to protect
their families, the Riverside Press-Enterprise reports.
They continued the manhunt into the night despite blizzard conditions.
Officers across Southern California remain on high alert. Dorner is a
former U.S. Navy reserve lieutenant and an expert marksman who was a
member of an undersea warfare unit. He deployed to Iraq and is highly
trained, the Los Angeles Times reports.
When asked whether Dorner knew how to carry out his threats against
police, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck responded ominously: 'Of course he
knows what he's doing. We trained him.'
On Thursday night, federal agents raided Dorner's home in Las Vegas,
Nevada. They did not disclose what they found or what they were looking
Murdered: Monica Quan (right) and her fiance Keith Lawrence (left) were
shot to death in their car outside their home in Irvine. Miss Quan was
the daughter of the LAPD police captain who represented Dorner when he
A portrait of Dorner that is emerging paints him as a man who
constantly believed he was being persecuted for standing up for what
He played football at Southern Utah University and had an
'unremarkable' career as a running back. He graduated in 2001 with a
degree in political science.
In Utah, he was acutely aware of the fact that he was one of the only
black students in his classes - and also one of the only non-Mormons.
Dorner railed against Mormonism in his manifesto, saying he hoped the
faith would 'burn slowly in a fire.'
Dorner posted his rambling 18-page manifesto online. IN it he details
his extensive list of targets and also mentions numerous celebrities,
including talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, NFL player Tim Tebow and
former President George H.W. Bush.
Bizarrely, Dorner advocates for strict gun control, even though he is
believed to be armed with several firearms, including an assault rifle.
He promises to wage 'unconventional and asymmetrical warfare' against
police as revenge for his 'unjust' treatment by the 'corrupt'
A police official said it was the largest manhunt in department history
that anyone could recall.
Riddled with bullets: LAPD inspects one of their police cars that was
allegedly shot up by Dorner during a chase early today
Looking for clues: Cops check one of their squad cars after Dorner
fired at them on a highway
Revenge: Dorner, also a former Naval reservist, is suspected of
shooting three police officers, one fatally early Thursday after the
cops tried to apprehend him
GOODBYES TO FAVORITE CELEBS
Dorner's manifesto also included bizarre messages to some of his
favorite athletes, actors, politicians and comedians.
TIM TEBOW: You are not a good QB by todays standards, but you are a
great football player who knows how to lead a team and WIN. You will be
“Tebowing” when you reach your next team.
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
CHARLIE SHEEN: Charlie Sheen, you’re effin awesome.
JEFFREY TOOBIN and DAVID GERGEN: you are political geniuses and modern
Larry David, Kevin Hart, the late Patrice Oneal, Lisa Lampanelli, Chris
Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Louis CK, Dave Chapelle, Jon Stewart, Wanda
Sykes, Dennis Miller, and Jeff Ross are pure geniuses.
PRESIDENT GEORGE H.W. BUSH: They never give you enough credit for your
successful Presidency. You were always one of my favorite Presidents
(2nd favorite). I hope your health improves greatly. You are the
epitome of an American and service to country.
Authorities have placed security details at 40 potential targets listed
in Dorner's manifesto.
They have law enforcement in San Diego, where Dorner allegedly tied up
an elderly man and unsuccessfully tried to steal his boat on Wednesday
Naval Base Point Loma was locked down Thursday after a Navy person
reported someone matching Dorner's description in the area but there
was no confirmation of him being at the base.
Dozens of local police, sheriff's deputies and federal agents were at
Nevada authorities also looked for Dorner because he owns a house nine
miles from the Las Vegas Strip, according to authorities and court
Police in California mistakenly shot a woman and her 71-year-old mother
who were delivering newspapers in a vehicle the description of Dorner's
The shooting occurred around 5:20 a.m. when Los Angeles detectives,
guarding the home of a police official in Torrance mentioned in
Dorner's manifesto, opened fire at the slow-moving vehicle.
The mother is recovering in a hospital while her daughter has been
treated and released, authorities said.
About 25 minutes later in a separate incident, Torrance police shot at
another vehicle but no one was injured, authorities said.
Autopsies showed that Quan and Lawrence were killed by multiple gunshot
wounds in the parking structure at their condominium in Irvine, Orange
County sheriff's spokesman Jim Amormino said earlier Wednesday.
Quan, 28, was an assistant women's basketball coach at Cal State
VIDEO Police find Dorner's burnt-out truck in Big Bear,
Burnt-out car of cop accused of vendetta shootings uncovered in
Mistake: Police shot at this truck after believing Dorner was inside.
Two people were wounded but were expected to survive
Chilling: Dorner allegedly wrote in his manifesto, 'I never had the
opportunity to have a family of my own, i'm terminating yours'
Lawrence, 27, wanted to pursue a career in law-enforcement and was a
public safety officer at the University of Southern California.
They met while students in Concordia College.
'My son, great man, terrific son, awesome individual. We can only try
to live as honorably as were. Would never lie to me. Faced everything
head on and always had a smile. I will always love you,' his father,
Kevin Lawrence, posted on a Facebook tribute page.
Lawrence's aunt, Mechell'e M. Lawrence, also posted to the online
'I can not sleep knowing someone has taken my nephew away from me and
my family. Keith is innocent, intelligent, funny, quite and just there
when ever you need him. I guess God needed you more.
'I HATE that your departure from life had to end this way, but I keep
thinking of your last minutes here with Monica, and how evil and
disgusting this person is......I hope they catch him and he gets what
he deserved, and I'm not talking about his day on the police force.
'My nieces and nephews are my life, and Keith was my baby til I had my
own, but he remained in a special place in my heart,' the heartbroken
Life cut short: Quan, 28, was an assistant basketball coach at Cal
State Fullerton college
Blame: Dorner held his former boss Randal Quan responsible for his
getting fired from the LAPD
The killings brought mourning and disbelief at three college campuses,
Fullerton, USC, and Concordia University, where the two met when they
were both students and basketball players.
Dorner was with the department from 2005 until 2008, when he was fired
for making false statements.
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 Dorner at the time of his dismissal, LAPD Captain William
Hayes told The Associated Press last night.
Randal Quan retired in 2002. He later served as chief of police at Cal
Poly Pomona before he started practicing law.
Dorner said that in the course of an arrest, Evans kicked suspect
Christopher Gettler, a schizophrenic with severe dementia.
Richard Gettler, the schizophrenic man's father, gave testimony that
supported Dorner's claim.
After his son was returned on July 28, 2007, Richard Gettler asked 'if
he had been in a fight because his face was puffy' and his son
responded that he was kicked twice in the chest by a police officer.
But following an investigation, Dorner was fired for making false
In his manifesto, Dorner said the department fired him for breaking the
supposed 'blue line' in which cops do not report against their fellow
THE HAUNTING WORDS OF A 'KILLER': QUOTES FROM DORNER'S MANIFESTO
'I know I will be vilified by the LAPD and the media. 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 ... The question is, what would you do to clear your name?
'A name is more than just a noun, verb, or adjective. It’s your life,
your legacy, your journey, sacrifices, and everything you’ve worked
hard for every day of your life as and adolescent, young adult and
adult. Don’t let anybody tarnish it when you know you’ve live up to
your own set of ethics and personal ethos.
'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.'
Once, while riding with other LAPD officers, two of them allegedly used
the N-word, so he attacked them. 'I placed my hands around XXXXs’ neck
and squeezed. I stated to XXXX, 'Don’t f-----g say that.' At that point
there was pushing and shoving and we were separated by several other
officers. What I should have done, was put a Winchester Ranger SXT 9mm
147 grain bullet in his skull and Officer XXXX’s skull. The Situation
would have been resolved effective, immediately.'
'My first recollection of racism was in the first grade at Norwalk
Christian elementary school in Norwalk, CA. A fellow student, XXXX if I
can recall, called me a n----r on the playground. My response was swift
and non-lethal. I struck him fast and hard with a punch an kick. He
cried and reported it to a teacher. The teacher reported it to the
'The principal swatted XXXX for using a derogatory word toward me. He
then for some unknown reason swatted me for striking XXXX in response
to him calling me a n----r. He stated as good Christians we are to turn
the other cheek as Jesus did. Problem is, I’m not a f-----g Christian
and that old book, made of fiction and limited non-fiction, called the
bible, never once stated Jesus was called a n----r.
'How dare you swat me for standing up for my rights for demanding that
I be treated as an equal human being. That day I made a life decision
that i will not tolerate racial derogatory terms spoken to me.