California Ex-Cop and Murder Suspect Praises Soledad O’Brien, Others in Media in Strange Manifesto

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February 8, 2013 ‐ By
An undated photo of Christopher Dorner. AP Photo/Los Angeles Police Department

An undated photo of Christopher Dorner. AP Photo/Los Angeles Police Department

A ex-California police officer who is now the subject of a huge manhunt sent a strange manifesto to CNN’s Anderson Cooper that included praise for members of the media, including Soledad O’Brien and Tavis Smiley.

According to The New York Times, Christopher J. Dorner is suspected of killing three people including the daughter of a a former Los Angeles police captain and a Riverside police officer who was at a traffic light. That officer’s partner was wounded in the attack; two others were wounded as they tried to approach Dorner.

The suspect is a former Navy reservist who was kicked off the Los Angeles Police Department in 2008 for filing a false report against a fellow police officer. He posted a manifesto on his Facebook page in which he threatens to kill other police officers. At the moment, the search for Dorner continues in Southern California and police say he’s armed and dangerous.

Dorner’s manifesto to Cooper includes high regard for the work that O’Brien and Smiley are doing. Chris Matthews, Joe Scarborough, and Brian Williams are also complimented. TVNewser quotes the document, which they rightly call “rambling”:

“I hold many of you in the same regard as Tom Brokaw and the late Peter Jennings. Cooper, stop nagging and berating your guest, they’re your (guest). Mr. Scarborough, we met at McGuire’s pub in P-cola in 2002 when I was stationed there. It was an honor conversing with you about politics, family, and life.”

He criticized Cooper for treatment of his guests.

Dorner is obviously a troubled man who can use some help. Let’s hope he gets it before someone else is injured or killed.

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  • SMHgurl24

    You know you have a serious problem on your hands when people root for a cop killer.

  • FromUR2UB

    He is going to get helped into his grave. That’s the only help he’s going to get at this point because the LAPD is probably going to shoot to kill the minute they see him. He blew it because he killed a person or two who had nothing to do with his grievance against the force. Frankly, I believe his claims against the force, and if he “betrayed” an officer, he ticked off a lot of people. Any beef he had with particular individuals likely grew because bystanders always shore up sides…usually taking the side they feel is safest for them to avoid persecution. He likely was fired in retaliation for that, though that would be in violation of Whistleblower’s laws. But, of course, the written reason for his termination will NEVER reflect personal dislikes or vengeance. It will speak of his performance or insubordination, or some reason which is almost always considered valid for firing someone. The minute he said he would terminate the families of police officers – people who weren’t involved – he lost all chance of vindicating himself.

  • Tyquinn

    I read the manifesto, i feel him on some of the stuff he said, i will follow the story. Hopefully, someone seriously investigates his side of things.

  • chanela

    he looks like barney

  • http://www.facebook.com/jennifer.m.jackson Jenn Jackson

    OMGeee, he is a mass murderer and he has television personality preferences? #iCant

  • Suga

    I dont think anyone agrees with him shooting people.Lapd knows there is more to the story-great set up- hes using tatics the dept uses and teaches against them / they know fear now- more to this story- somethings not right- dept invading to many questions to why- this is all part of the blue code of silence and consparicy- too many questions out there- some reporter needs to do a deep – true investigation- yes he has killed but why- there is a background story here NYPD has not learned a lesson in the Rodney King beat down… Some of these police are Captains now……. still working for the NYPD …….condoning the same abuse to innocent Victim…These police is trying to kill this dude, just b/c he knows to much….He has let the stank out the bag…their is way to much triff going on with NYPD for to long and many years..I am hoping he lives thur this to be able to expose them for the bull they put him thur and others.

  • Kenedy

    & by the way, everybody knows the LAPD are a bunch of drug traffickers, cover up abuses & murders, supply weapons to drug cartels, & as corrupt as a west african dictator…but hopefully people will start paying close attention to them now that one of their own is releasing this info

  • Kenedy

    I read the manifesto….it was loooong as hell. The first half of it was moving & very informative…the 2nd half of it he started Bullsh***ng around, saying stuff like “Charlie Sheen, your awesome!” And “Fareed Zakaria is the one that needs to be deported” smh, either way, he is a monster for slaying those people & going out like that

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