I'd like to present a theory here on ATS:
A tone of radical ideology is presented in Christopher Dorner's message, the prevailing theme being an anger born of racial discrimination:
He talks about his anger when facing prejudice.
How dare you swat me for standing up for my rights for demanding that I be treated as an equal human being.
He directs the anger at the police.
The enemy combatants in LA are not the citizens and suspects, it’s the police officers.
He sees himself as a man with a purpose- ending discrimination by the police.
his department has not changed from the Daryl Gates and Mark Fuhrman days. Those officers are still employed and have all promoted to Command
staff and supervisory positions. I will correct this error.
Terminating officers because they expose a culture of lying, racism (from the academy), and excessive use of force will immediately change. PSB
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
In pursuing and stopping violence, the worst should be prepared for. It has to be recognized that this type of ideology attached to a violent agenda
has wide appeal. The message written by Dorner, in my opinion, is clearly written to two audiences. One, is the police force/culture of racism. The
other, more important, audience is the victims of the corruption he is talking about.
How bad is racial corruption in the police force and society in general? I don't really know. What I do know, is that this corruption will be
perceived by those living in poor, violent, minority neighborhoods.
I wager that among the criminal sector of urban communities, Dorner's message will draw a great deal of sympathy.
The key question: is this his first attempt at building his cause, or just the first action of some organization that has already been built? Does he
have people working with him already?
In my opinion, the most likely scenario:
Dorner has support, and he is seeking more.
He is declaring war, trying to start a domestic terror campaign. He attempts to talk in a righteous way, it reminds me of bin Laden. He wants to be
the leader of a minority liberation guerrilla movement akin to jihad-ism.
This will be a war of attrition and a Pyrrhic and Camdean Victory for myself. You may have the resources and manpower but you are reactive and
predictable in your op plans and TTP’s. I have the strength and benefits of being unpredictable, unconventional, and unforgiving.
Now, I could easily be wrong. Dorner may be a lone actor. Even if he is, I believe he is seeking recruits. I think there is a pretty large market for
this message: tens of thousands of gang members in LA might be receptive...an army of even a few dozen could cause extreme havoc if fighting with the
type of attitude Dorner is trying to promote.
If Dorner can be persuasive in his cause, the initial campaign could potentially lead to a national problem. All out violent rebellion from the urban
areas toward the establishment.
Even if my analysis is blowing this out of proportion, the type of American urban radicalism I describe is a genuine concern for America. A strong
leader of this ideology could quickly worsen our domestic situation.
To summarize: I believe Dorner is not just a lone killer with a vandetta against LAPD. Judging by the language of his statement, he is an
aspiring urban guerrilla army general.
I lean toward thinking that he is already involved with fellow militants in the LA area. Likely, he got to know the criminal community as an officer
and started conspiring with them once fired. Within a week, I would predict that there will be an attack followed by another statement that carries on
the agenda of recruiting.
He speaks in a self righteous way, he presents himself as a man of superior morals. His message and ideology will attempt to offer recruits a superior
model of criminal organization than is currently common. An army that claims to be for a righteous cause.
What could all of this lead to?
Accelerated gun restrictions? Justification of overt mass surveillance?
When he left the police force, the government must have been aware of his politics. Specifically, his fixation of injustice toward minorities. It
would seem that this type of person would have been tracked. Following his dismissal from LAPD, he either 1.) not kept tracked of by federal agencies,
2.) initially tracked but skilled enough to shake the trail, or 3.) allowed and even prodded to carry out his plans in order to fulfill some
As I said, the worst case scenario has to be considered when attempting to stop the violence of an unknown perpetrator.
The worst case scenario here, is that Dorner succeeds in gaining support. Urban neighborhoods that already border on warzones start to gravitate to a
single cause, and basically all hell breaks loose in the US.
I'm probably exaggerating this event. But, the problems of America's cities are so large as to be impossible to exaggerate. Radicalism will rise in
AMERICA HAS TO COMMIT TO IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF ALL.
Otherwise, we are vulnerable to this ideology that specifically unifies minorities - and to some extent, all poor people- and can spawn a violent
This thread will differ from other threads about Dorner in that it will focus on:
-the potential of urban militarism against the establishment
-whether or not you believe he has a larger organization or agenda
-the problems of America's cities
-racial dynamic of the above.
edit on 2/8/2013 by PatrickGarrow17 because: (no reason given)