On Feb. 7, 2013, a fired police officer allegedly did bring "warfare" to the Los Angeles Police Department by going on a shooting rampage that added the death of a Riverside County officer to the death toll at his hands per CBS News.
Christopher Jordan Dorner had promised in his Facebook wall "manifesto" that he would bring "unconventional and asymmetrical warfare" to his enemies, which is a phrase used in the law enforcement and military fields to describe a war with no borders and with no limitations.
Dorner's alleged crime scenes appear to have no borders, spanning from an Irvine residential community parking lot, where two civilians were killed, and on to business streets in another country where four officers, in separate incidents, were shot at, with one fatally wounded. And a terrorist would operate in much the same way.
The FBI says terrorism has been going on since the 1920s, and in their "Terrorism in the United States" Counterterrorism Threat Assessment Warning Unit publication they state that there is no single, universally accepted, definition of terrorism.
They also state that according to the Code of Federal Regulations, terrorism is "...the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives."
Chris Dorner's rage-filled manifesto is filled with "social objectives." He states in one section of the lengthy missive that, "I am here to change and make policy," and "I am here to correct and calibrate your moral compasses to true north."
Dorner, therefore, appears to fit in the domestic terrorist category under the heading lone offender domestic terrorist, which is defined by the FBI as the single individual driven to hateful attacks based on his particular set of beliefs.
Christopher Jordan Dorner says those beliefs include a rage not only at the men and women he blames for "taking his name" from him, but also those Caucasian, Black, Hispanic, Asian and lesbian officers that he feels have a racial and sexist bias in the workplace.
Those lesbian officers in supervising positions who go to work, day in and day out, with the sole intent of attempting to prove your misandrist authority (not feminism) to degrade male officers. You are a high value target."
Dorner's lone offender domestic terrorism includes making Asian officers a high value targets of his because some of them refuse to argue with fellow officers when in disagreement about policing approaches.
Another high value domestic terrorism target of Chris Dorners is surprisingly, "Black officers in supervisory ranks and pay grades who stay in south bureau (even though you live in the Valley or OC) for the sole intent of getting retribution toward subordinate Caucasian (sic) officers for the pain and hostile work environment their elders inflicted on you as probationers (P-1's) and novice (P-2's)."
The ex-LAPD officer says that he sees these Black officers as a high value target too in his asymmetrical warfare because they "perpetuated racism in the department," and that they are thus "breeding a new generation of bigoted Caucasian (sic) officers," by belitting them and treating them unfairly.
The Detroit News reported on Friday that the former Los Angeles Police Officer is now believed to be somewhere near Big Bear, although they have been unable to track him. And the San Bernadino County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman, Cindy Bachman, says that when it comes to Dorner and his asymmetrical warfare, "We don't know what he is going to do."
Christopher Jordan Dorner has made it as clear as possible to anyone who will listen exactly what he plans to do: commit domestic terrorism against a multitude of people from all races and fields who he feels isn't living up to his expectations.
Unfortunately, the public should expect more bloodshed and take every precaution to avoid him and to contact law enforcement in their area the minute they see him. He has plainly said he has no reason to live and every reason to keep on doing what he is doing.
National Criminal Profiles Examiner Radell Smith holds a degree in behavioral forensics and has experience and knowledge of the criminal justice and law enforcement fields, including SWAT and terrorism task forces. Follow her profiling column here by clicking on the subscribe link at the top of this page for instant notifications of new material.