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Hunted Los Angeles officer considers himself a crusader

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Shooting suspect Christopher Jordan Dorner is seen in this handout picture released to Reuters February 7, 2013. Authorities in California launched a statewide manhunt on Thursday for former Los Angeles police officer Christopher Jordan Dorner who threatened 'warfare' on cops and was suspected in a shooting spree that has killed three and wounded two others. REUTERS/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

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By The Associated Press

Published: Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, 9:15 p.m.

Christopher Dorner believes he's a real-life Rambo, a 6-foot, 270-pound whistleblower who confronted racism early in life and believes he suffered in his career and personal life for challenging injustices from bigotry to dishonesty, according to a 14-page manifesto police think he authored because there are details in it only he would know.

He fulfilled his lifelong dream of becoming a Los Angeles police officer in 2005, but saw it unravel three years later when he was fired; a police review board had decided he falsely accused his training officer of kicking a mentally ill man in the face and chest. The incident led Dorner to plot revenge against those he thought responsible for his downfall.

The manifesto reveals a man with varied and sometimes conflicting political views. His two favorite presidents are Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush; and he says he wants either Hillary Clinton or New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for president in 2016. He also laments the fact that he “won't be around to view and enjoy ‘The Hangover III.' What an awesome trilogy.”

David Pighin, a neighbor of Dorner in the Orange County community of La Palma, said the ex-officer kept to himself and left his house and his black Nissan Titan, outfitted with tinted windows and custom rims, impeccably clean. The pickup, which had been torched, was found Thursday in mountains east of Los Angeles.

Dorner has no children and court records show his wife filed for divorce in 2007. He lived with his mother and possibly his sister in a home in Orange County, the Los Angeles Times reported.

 

 
 


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