Former LA police officer Christopher Dorner is wanted by California law enforcement authorities for allegedly murdering an Irvine couple on Sunday and shooting police officers early this morning, killing one. The California Highway Patrol has issued a statewide alert:

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In Dorner’s purported manifesto, he insists that this situation could have been prevented by a “well regulated” assault weapons ban, and he includes the names of officers he believes to be racist. Those officers and their families are now being protected. Dorner does not appear to have any reservations about killing as many people as he deems is necessary:

Outside agencies and individual officers on patrol. If you recognize my vehicle, and confirm it is my vehicle thru a dmv/want warrant check. It behoves you to respond to dispatch that your query was for information purposes only. If you proceed with a traffic stop or attempt to notify other officers of my location or for backup you will not live to see the medal of valor you were hoping to receive for your actions. Think before you attempt to intervene. You will not survive. Your family will receive that medal of valor posthumously. It will gather dust on the fireplace mantel for years. Then one day, it will go in a shoe box with other memories. Your mother will lose a son or daughter. Your significant other will be left alone, but they will find someone else to fill your void in the future and make them just as happy. Your children, if you have them, will call someone else mommy or daddy. Don’t be selfish. Your vest is only a level II or IIIA, think about it.

Dorner’s badge was discovered earlier this morning in San Diego:

And, according to the manifesto, he does not expect to be taken alive:

If possible, I want my brain preserved for science/research to study the effects of severe depression on an individual’s brain. Since 6/26/08 when I was relieved of duty and 1/2/09 when I was terminated I have been afflicted with severe depression. I’ve had two CT scans during my lifetime that are in my medical record at Kaiser Permanente. Both are from concussions resulting from playing football. The first one was in high school, 10/96. The second was in college and occurred in 10/99. Both were conducted at Kaiser Permanente hospitals in LA/Orange county. These two CT scans should give a good baseline for my brain activity before severe depression began in late 2008.

The manifesto is extremely politically charged and includes death wishes for NRA Chief Wayne LaPierre and praise for actor Christoph Waltz, Piers Morgan, Michelle Obama, and NBC anchors.

A press conference is scheduled for later today.

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Update:

Dorner may have attempted to steal a boat and flee to Mexico:

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Update:

The search has reportedly been expanded to Las Vegas:

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Update:

In a press conference, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck confirmed that Dorner attempted to steal a boat but was unsuccessful. He also revealed the Dorner may have switched license plates.

San Diego police have also confirmed that a suspect matching Dorner’s description is barricaded in a Point Loma hotel:

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Update:

It appears that the man barricaded in the hotel was not Dorner:

https://twitter.com/EllieAGonz/status/299591000966434818

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Update:

At a second press conference, Riverside Police Chief Sergio Diaz revealed that the officer killed by Dorner was a 34-year-old man.

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Update:

Police have confirmed that a burned-out pickup truck found in Big Bear, Calif.

At least one person has reported the sound of shots being fired in the area of the manhunt, but that has not been confirmed.

Twitchy will continue to monitor this story and update with developments.

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Disturbing: Supporters, admirers leap to alleged murderer Christopher Dorner’s defense

  • Blake Waymire

    He’ll turn into another progressive hero just fighting against the racist system.

    • NachoCheese (D)

      According to “occupy”; “all my heros kill cops”. So yeah, the lefties will likely be using this useful idiot in the very near future.

    • http://twitter.com/who_me_too RadicalRebelWhoMeToo

      You got that right. LITERALLY.

  • RichardBlaine

    That “racism” defense might just get him a free pass from an LA jury, especially if he can get a Judge Ito and the accompanying circus.

  • Joe W.

    “What difference, at this point, does it make???”

  • http://neonationalist.tumblr.com/ NeoNationalist

    Well you know, white people got it coming and all. .Its racist to incarcerate this man.

    • Canadian in USA

      Well, you know, nothing gets your point across like killing other people.

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

        Well, as long as you’re killing the white “right” people.

        • BeyondPolls

          “May the white do what’s right…”

  • Canadian in USA

    Let’s pray they catch this guy soon before he kills anybody else. Pray for the families of those killed.

  • HARP2

    Send him to south Chicago. Maybe he can clean it up a little.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

      He seems more suited for the Libyan consulate.

  • NRPax

    And now waiting for the media to play up the crazy veteran angle on him as well.

  • https://twitter.com/tweetyuo Tangchung

    He admired Piers Morgan, bring Piers in for questioning, might be a accomplice. Do a cavity search on Piers while you are at it. Might save a hamster.

  • Undine

    What only adds to the horror of this story is that I’ve seen people online trying to defend/justify his actions.

    I really think this is the chillingly logical end product of blacks–or any other “people of color”–endlessly being told that everyone paler than they are is a racist who’s out to get them, and so nothing they do is ever their fault.

    • Shawn Smith

      I’m truly getting sick of black leaders (particularly “reverends”) who continually stir up a sense of racial grievance. They profit from stoking hatred.

      • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

        BTW Where’s the Fat Al and Jesse Show? If they haven’t made this into a media circus for themselves yet, this crud is DEFINITELY gonna Die! Jawamax 8<{D}

  • Guest

    He has some serious mental problems.

  • CatHerder

    Somehow I don’t think this one is ever going to be booked. Toe-tagged, maybe.

  • Steve_J

    Wonder why he was suspended and then terrminated. The guy has some serious mental problems.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      From what I heard (on FOX NEWS, Natch), it was something over false claims of officers beating suspects, or something…Anyway, sending NY/Vegas Mob to help the CHiPs find this guy.. XD Jawamax 8<{D}

  • Matthew Koch

    The police just need to exterminate this rat the same way an exterminator eliminates a cockroach infestation.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004785969670 Hal Burton

      I don’t think spraying the house will be effective in this instance.

      • Matthew Koch

        The take no prisoners approach should still be fun though. Just go straight for the throat.

    • Clayton B

      this POS walked into the woods of BBear and did himself.

  • http://twitter.com/stupid_republic Stupid Republic

    And for the people who only think the police and military should be armed, just remember this idiot was both.

    And a moonbat as well:

    http://www.soopermexican.com/2013/02/07/news-media-scrub-cop-murderers-manifesto-of-pro-obama-pro-hillary-loved-msnbc-pro-gay-and-anti-gun-comments/

  • NachoCheese (D)

    I actually bothered to read (most of) the “manifesto”…

    My God man, that thing just rambles from one incoherent complaint to the next, drifting from his childhood (hold grudges long?) to his LAPD employment and Naval Reserve service. He concludes with various admonishments and praise to almost every aspect of public life, from entertainers and athletes to elected officials and corporate executives.

    While he wishes to sound like some kind of “super sniper/elite soldier”, all that comes across is a wanna be Rambo puffing his chest.

    • http://www.facebook.com/JoeZepeda606 Joe Zepeda

      I read it too… How did he pass all the tests to be able to join the force? really nuts

    • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

      I know the security levels he speaks of, and its hard to get that (or at least it used to be when I guarded nukes) with issues like this so I wonder if hes been crazy for a bit and the firings were result of that.
      I don’t know.
      and it does not matter.
      he’s done wrong and needs to be taken out.

  • http://www.facebook.com/JoeZepeda606 Joe Zepeda

    Waiting on the gun grabbers for their BS…. Innocent civilians getting shot because the truck looks familiar? And these are TRAINED officers? I can’t wait to see the news rambling about gun’s when they will totally refuse to acknowledge that he was in the military, went through and passed all the psychological testing to become an Officer of the Law… Just proves that you CAN NOT predict or stop future gun crimes. People can snap at any point in their life, this guy proves it in case they forget but they will use this for their agenda.

  • http://ConservativeMom.net/ LoriGirl

    This story has it all. One couldn’t write a Hollywood screenplay better than this.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      ..Unless they wanted to romanticize his “story”, and/or make him the “victim”… Jawamax 8<{D}

  • NCRelite

    I blame Chris Matthews

    • BeyondPolls

      Yeah, maybe he’ll forget this guy is black for an hour and a half so he can talk about gun control…or something.

  • Shawn Smith

    TwitchyTeam, be sure to check out SooperMexican’s update about this story. Dorner’s “manifesto” talks quite a bit about things he’s a fan of, like Obama, Piers Morgan, gay rights, MSNBC.

    Funny how more left-wing inspired hate is ignored by the mainstream media. It’s almost like they have an agenda other than simply telling the truth.

  • Maxx

    Why can’t these mental defects just kill themselves and get it over with? They always have to take others with them. Such gutless cowards.

    • http://twitter.com/sasha_ari Sasha Williams

      More hate from the Right Wing

      • Maxx

        That’s funny…I’m a registered Independent.

  • SJ’s Dad

    Seriously, am I the only one who sees it? . . .
    . . . That’s a picture of former Idol Winner Rubin Studdard!
    (That said, what’s he armed with, Luther Vandross’ voice?)

  • ZoriahShepard

    Being a civilian of LAPD, it’s twisting my stomach that this guy is out there, actively searching for cops to kill and all they can do is wait. The men and women in uniform will be foremost in my thoughts until this psychopath is, caught – preferably killed.

  • Right Wired

    How many years before the media identifies him as a lefty?

    • NachoCheese (D)

      The state run media will never report on that. Ever.

  • http://twitter.com/who_me_too RadicalRebelWhoMeToo

    NUMBER ONE REASON WHY CIVILIANS NEED HIGH CAPACITY MAGAZINES ==> Christopher Dorner #PosterBoy
    http://www.crimefilenews.com/2013/02/fired-lapd-officer-obama-lover-and.html

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      Give that @RadicalRebel a Cigar! Jawamax 8<{D}

      • http://twitter.com/who_me_too RadicalRebelWhoMeToo

        As long as it’s not from Clinton. >:^(

  • ceemack

    Can we pass common-sense nut control now?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marcy-Cook/1001619613 Marcy Cook

    You mean his Lord and Savior Obama can’t save him. I’m shocked. Shocked I say.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

      According to the logic of Chris Rock, this man represents a failure of Obama’s child rearing prowess.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      ZING! Paging Fat Al, Jesse, and Jeremiah… Jawamax 8<{D}

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marcy-Cook/1001619613 Marcy Cook

    I’m surprised his lovely Michelle O doesn’t want him taken down for the crime of obesity.

  • http://neonationalist.tumblr.com/ NeoNationalist

    Well this guy is a regular liberals messiah. I bet they’re masturbating into their Che tshirts right now.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeBeq0i03bg Booker

    Lemme see him try to kill a Texas Ranger and not be double tapped by now. It’s amazing how this guy supports gun control (stupidly), but has used guns to end the lives of several people. Typical lib.

  • TruDat

    Another crazy liberal loon; can’t wait to see MSNBC not cover the story. Ha!

  • usa_chucky

    Murderous, Black, Liberal, Racist Loon…Somehow, I doubt we will see this headline

  • http://twitter.com/lazypadawan lazypadawan

    If I were any of the people listed in his manifesto, I’d get out of town stat.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    I wish Jack Webb (one of the last Old-School Hollywood Conservatives) would come back to life, don his Detective Joe Friday personna and nail this guy’s cojones to the bottom of the Foundation of the Parker Center Building! Jawamax 8<{D}
    But I'm hoping for too much…

  • MRASoldier

    Funny how Twitchy put racism is quotes..yeah because racism doesn’t exist in the police force…

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

      Could it not be that the word racist is put into quotations because the charge is not substantiated and is not a reasonable justification for murder? Was the young girl and her fiance part of this nefarious racial plot? Or, could it just be that this man is psychotic and creating straw men to justify his heinous acts?

    • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

      I find your comment to be racist.
      so is it ok to hurt you now?
      I mean as long as someone gets to play the race card its all good right?

      yeah lots of people are racist. big deal.
      life sucks.

      • http://twitter.com/sasha_ari Sasha Williams

        Apparently it is a “big deal”. Ask the people who have died because of it. Oh wait, you can’t, because they are DEAD.

        • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

          bet you like to legislate feelings too..

          • http://twitter.com/sasha_ari Sasha Williams

            Is this one of your Twitchy “cry squirrel” tactics? You can’t handle the truth so you mumble about “too mush legislation”?

          • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

            nope was me not having time to write a lot and was hoping you were smart enough to realize what I meant.
            a huge error on my part.

          • http://twitter.com/sasha_ari Sasha Williams

            Nah, just you being an idiot

    • http://twitter.com/sasha_ari Sasha Williams

      Didn’t you know? Racism doesn’t exist anywhere according to Twitchy. It magically disappeared when Obama won the 2008 election with 100% of the popular vote. Oh wait……

  • $36544368

    I live right near to where all of this has been going down…motorcycle police are being taken off the road because they’re ‘targets’…it’s a tense, scary time around here…and unfortunately, I cannot keep a gun in my house (disabled autistic adult son – taking NO chances!)…I read the manifesto as well…and as of 4:45 p.m. (as I type this), I believe (and I could be wrong!), that he has killed himself somewhere in the Big Bear mountains…I don’t know why…but I just feel it in my bones. I don’t think he’s going to allow himself to be caught. He’s not afraid to die.

    • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

      be safe.

  • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

    its just a tragedy all the way around.
    just sad.

  • Underwater

    He made contact with CNN. I wonder why he chose CNN? He probably knew who would have the same attitude towards cops.

  • Underwater

    Place Pierce Morgan in a cabin in Big Bear, the last place Dorner was seen, and arm Morgan with a pee shooter for protection.

  • hbnolikeee

    If Duh Bumbler has a son he would look jess lack heem.

  • Maxx

    Boy, does THIS ever ruin their narrative.