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February 8th, 2013
10:03 AM ET

Manifesto gives insight into the mind of ex-cop Chris Dorner – Elizabeth Cohen reports

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen consults a psychiatrist to determine what we can glean on the mental state of ex-cop Chris Dorner.

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  1. Nick C.

    (Revision) Please change my original text to the corrected one here:

    Thank you for finally addressing FORMER POLICE OFFICER DORNER’S MANIFESTO.

    Mr. Dorner's horrific and UNEXCUSABLE acts of violence have no justification

    February 8, 2013 at 1:46 pm | Reply
    • J.miller

      Please yes it does!

      February 12, 2013 at 11:06 am | Reply
  2. Nick C.

    Thank you for finally addressing former police officer's Manifesto. Other local news media have only focused on the criminal intent within the Manifesto. As the psychiatrist points out in your interview Mr. Dorner's writing is coherent and cogent.
    [I reside in Los Angeles, where when employed I am an English teacher by profession. I am UCLA English Literature graduate.] Yes, the man is angry. As a gay Latino who has dealt with the LAPD I can attest to the validity of Mr. Dorner's litany of accusations against LAPD's rank and file.
    Mr. Dorner's horrific and inexcusable acts of violence have no justification. Nor do the actions of the Torrance Police department officers who shot up a car resembling Mr. Dorner’s truck "accidentally" with a barrage of bullets resulting in two Latina women who were delivering newspapers being seriously injured, one is currently in the ICU of UCLA’s harbor medical center.
    The police’s response reveals that the police have no intention of capturing Mr. Donner for crossing the blue line. Their most heinous acts are quite typical of police overreaction and in this case their determination to execute their form of justice. It is too late to silence the man for spilling the beans of notorious police agencies. Just reflect on the LAPD’s Rampart police corruption scandal (regulating drug dealing and private sexual abuse of prostitutes. We must never forget the beating of now deceased Rodney King. We (CNN) must scrutinize Mr. Dorner’s expose to better understand his anger. His descriptions of police callous and inhumane behavior are worthy of further discussion and investigation.

    I humbly ask that CNN please address Mr. Dorner's manifesto in more detail and seek input from the communities on he mentions as being the constant victim of LAPD'S long history of brutality and racism.

    February 8, 2013 at 1:38 pm | Reply

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