Christopher Dorner has published an 11,000-word statement on Facebook. It is addressed to “America” and the subject is “Last resort,” and it explains why he declared war on the Los Angeles Police Department. His foul-mouthed ramblings also show that Mr. Dorner is an anti-racist liberal who is deeply confused about race in America.
Mr. Dorner was fired for making false statements about a superior officer, whom he accused of mistreating a suspect. His statement goes on at furious length about this, complaining that “terminating me for telling the truth of a Caucasian officer kicking a mentally ill man is disgusting.”
The statement covers many other subjects, and, as some media reports have mentioned, Mr. Dorner wrote about politicians, newsmen, and TV programs. Far less widely reported is what he wrote about race. For example, he feels strongly about being black:
I was the only black kid in each of my elementary school classes from first grade to seventh grade in junior high and any instances where I was disciplined for fighting was in response to fellow students provoking common childhood schoolyard fights, or calling me a nigger or other derogatory racial names. I grew up in neighborhoods where blacks make up less than 1%. My first recollection of racism was in the first grade at Norwalk Christian elementary school in Norwalk, CA. A fellow student, —– [in the publicly-available version of the statement, people’s names are replaced with dashes] if I can recall, called me a nigger 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 principal. The principal swatted —– for using a derogatory word toward me. He then for some unknown reason swatted me for striking —– in response to him calling me a nigger. He stated as good Christians we are to turn the other cheek as Jesus did. Problem is, I’m not a fucking Christian and that old book, made of fiction and limited non-fiction, called the bible, never once stated Jesus was called a nigger.
He claims that he was called a “nigger” while he was a police officer:
While traveling back to the station in a 12 passenger van I heard —– refer to another individual as a nigger. I wasn’t sure if I heard correctly as there were many conversations in the van that was compiled of at least 8 officers and he was sitting in the very rear and me in the very front. Even with the multiple conversations and ambient noise I heard Officer —– call an indivdual a nigger again. Now that I had confirmed it, I told —– not to use that word again. I explained that it was a well-known offensive word that should not be used by anyone. He replied, “I’ll say it when I want”. Officer —–, a friend of his, also stated that he would say nigger when he wanted. At that point I jumped over my front passenger seat and two other officers where I placed my hands around —–’ neck and squeezed. I stated to —–, “Don’t fucking 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 —–’s skull. The Situation would have been resolved effective, immediately.
The saddest part of this ordeal was that Officer —– and —– were only given 22 day suspensions and are still LAPD officers to this day. That day, the LAPD stated that it is acceptable for fellow officers to call black officers niggers to their face and you will receive a slap on the wrist.
So far, there have been no public reports that throw any light on this alleged incident.
Mr. Dorner clearly thinks race had a lot to do with why he was fired:
Why did you terminate an honest officer and cover for a dishonest officer who victimized a mentally ill citizen.
Sometimes humans feel a need to prove they are the dominant race of a species and they inadvertently take kindness for weakness from another individual. You chose wrong.
Terminating officers because they expose a culture of lying, racism (from the academy), and excessive use of force will immediately change. PSB [Public Safety Bureau] can not police their own and that has been proven. The blue line will forever be severed and a cultural change will be implanted. You have awoken a sleeping giant.
Mr. Dorner does not, however, entirely blame whites for having a low opinion of blacks:
Mr. Bill Cosby, you are a reasonable and talented man who has spoken the truth of the cultural anomalies within the black communities that need to change now. The black communities’ resentment toward you is because they don’t like hearing the truth or having their clear and evident dirty laundry aired to the nation. The problem is, the country is not blind nor dumb. They believe we are animals. Do not mute your unvarnished truthful speech or moral compass. Blacks must strive for more in life than bling, hoes, and cars. The current culture is an epidemic that leaves them with no discernible future. They’re suffocating and don’t even know it. MLK Jr. Would be mortified at what he worked so hard for in our acceptance as equal beings and how unfortunately we stopped progressing and began digressing. Chicago’s youth violence is a prime example of how our black communities values have declined. We can not address this nation’s intolerant issues until we address our own communities morality issues first. Accountability.
Mr. Dorner clearly thinks of himself as a crusading anti-racist. Here he recounts another incident for which there is no publicly available independent confirmation:
During the BOR [Board of Rights, the final stage in the appeal process he went through to avoid being fired from the LAPD], the department attempted to label me unsuccessfully as a bully. They stated that I had bullied a recruit, —–, in the academy when in reality and unfounded disposition from the official 1.28 [the form number for complaints against the Los Angeles police] formal complaint investigation found that I was the one who stood up for —– 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. How fucking dare you attempt to label me with such a nasty vile word. I ask that all earnest journalist investigating this story ask Ofcr. —– about the incident when Ofcr. —– began singing a nazi youth song about burning jewish ghettos.
Mr. Dorner takes Trayvon Martin’s side against George Zimmerman: “Too bad Trayvon didn’t smash your skull completely open, Zim.”
Here, Mr. Dorner explains why he plans to kill police officers. No race is exempt from his murder campaign, because all are prejudiced and bigoted.
Those Caucasian officers who join South Bureau divisions (77th,SW,SE, an Harbor) with the sole intent to victimize minorities who are uneducated, and unaware of criminal law, civil law, and civil rights. You prefer the South bureau because a use of force/deadly force is likely and the individual you use UOF [use of force] on will likely not report it. You are a high value target.
Those Black officers in supervisory ranks and pay grades who stay in south bureau (even though you live in the valley or OC [Orange County]) for the sole intent of getting retribution toward subordinate caucasians officers for the pain and hostile work environment their elders inflicted on you as probationers (P-1′s) and novice P-2’s. You are a high value target. You perpetuated the cycle of racism in the department as well. You breed a new generation of bigoted caucasian officer when you belittle them and treat them unfairly.
Those Hispanic officers who victimize their own ethnicity because they are new immigrants to this country and are unaware of their civil rights. You call them wetbacks to their face and demean them in front of fellow officers of different ethnicities so that you will receive some sort of acceptance from your colleagues. I’m not impressed. Most likely, your parents or grandparents were immigrants at one time, but you have forgotten that. You are a high value target.
Those lesbian officers in supervising positions who go to work, day in day out, with the sole intent of attempting to prove your misandrist authority (not feminism) to degrade male officers. You are a high value target.
Those Asian officers who stand by and observe everything I previously mentioned other officers participate in on a daily basis but you say nothing, stand for nothing and protect nothing. Why? Because of your usual saying, ” I……don’t like conflict”. You are a high value target as well.
Politically, Mr. Dorner appears to be a conventional liberal:
Hillary Clinton. You’ll make one hell of a president in 2016. Much like your husband, Bill, you will be one of the greatest. Look at [Mayor Julian] Castro in San Antonio as a running mate or possible secretary of state. He’s (good people) and I have faith and confidence in him. Look after Bill. He was always my favorite President. Chelsea grew up to be one hell of an attractive woman. . . .
Chris Matthews, Joe Scarborough, Pat Harvey, Brian Williams, Soledad Obrien, Wolf Blitzer, Meredith Viera, Tavis Smiley, and Anderson Cooper, keep up the great work and follow Cronkite’s lead. I hold many of you in the same regard as Tom Brokaw and the late Peter Jennings. . . .
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 [which banned homosexual marriage in California and was supported by many blacks] supporters, why the fuck do you care who your neighbor marries. Hypocritical pieces of shit.
Westboro Baptist Church [which opposes homosexual], may you all burn slowly in a fire, not from smoke inhalation, but from the flames and only the flames.
Mr. Dorner resents criticism of Mr. and Mrs. Obama, but says he would have voted for former Utah governor John Huntsman if he had won the Republican primary.
You [here Mr. Dorner appears to be addressing whites in general] disrespect the office of the POTUS/Presidency and Commander in Chief. You call him Kenyan, mongroid, halfrican, muslim, and FBHO [Fuck Barrack Hussein Obama] when in essence you are to address him as simply, President. The same as you did to President George W. Bush and all those in the highest ranking position of our land before him. Just as I always have. You question his birth certificate, his educational and professional accomplishments, and his judeo-christian beliefs. You make disparaging remarks about his dead parents.
You call his wife a Wookie. Off the record, I love your new bangs, Mrs. Obama. A woman whose professional and educational accomplishments are second to none when compared to recent First wives. You call his supporters, whether black, brown, yellow, or white, leeches, FSA, welfare recipients, and ni$&er lovers. You say this openly without any discretion. Before you start with your argument that you believe I would vote for Obama because he has the same skin color as me, fuck you. I didn’t vote in this last election as my choice of candidate, John Huntsman, didn’t win the primary candidacy for his party.
I think you’ve done a hell of a job with what you have been dealt and how you have managed it. I shed a tear the night you were initially elected President in 2008. I never thought that day would occur. A black man elected president in the U.S. in my lifetime. I cracked a smiled when you were re-elected in 2012 because I really didn’t think you were going to pull that one off.
Perhaps most ironically, this gun murderer is passionate about gun control:
Why does any sportsman need a 30 round magazine for hunting? Why does anyone need a suppressor? Why does anyone need a AR15 rifle? . . . Whether by executive order or thru a bi-partisan congress an assault weapons ban needs to be re-instituted. Period!!!
Mia Farrow said it best. “Gun control is no longer debatable, it’s not a conversation, its a moral mandate.”
Sen. Feinstein, you are doing the right thing in leading the re-institution of a national AWB [assault weapons ban]. . . .
Wayne LaPierre, President of the NRA, you’re a vile and inhumane piece of shit.
In his own, incoherent way, Mr. Dorner is copying Anders Breivik, who explained his 2011 bombing and mass shooting in a lengthy manifesto. Because Mr. Breivik was on the “extreme right,” the media were fascinated by his statement, wrote about it in detail, and tried to embarrass the people Mr. Breivik admired. They blamed conservatives for creating “an atmosphere of hate” in which murderous impulses flourished.
We will get no such excitement over Mr. Dorner’s statement, because it expresses admiration for liberal causes and liberal media. We can imagine how different things would be if Mr. Dorner were white, admired Patrick Buchanan, was a Second Amendment defender, and a militia member. The media would quote long and lovingly from his statement and throw it in our faces for years. We would hear endlessly about the “atmosphere of hate” conservatives create simply by breathing.
Mr. Dorner is clearly crazy. However, race and the multi-racial society in which he lives are clearly big parts of his craziness. That is the one clear message from his disorganized ramblings, and the one thing the television reporters he admires will never tell you.
[Editor's note: Many blacks now seem to see Mr. Dorner as a modern-day Django.]