There is a massive manhunt going on right now in Southern California. Authorities are searching for a man on a mission. The last mission of his life. Christopher Dorner does not plan to come from this mission alive. He plans to go down fighting. After feeling like all other options were exhausted, and all other avenues were tried, Dorner has now turned to violence. Catastrophic violence. He has allegedly murdered 3 people. He plans on murdering more. That is, until the LAPD comes clean about the lies it holds.
You see, Christopher Dorner is trying to right a wrong. According to Dorner, it all started with him trying to tell the truth. That truth was something that would hurt a fellow officer, so it obviously caused friction within his police unit. Internal Affairs investigated, and Chris was found to be lying about the whole story. He was then fired from his police duties, which in turn, ruined his life. That was back in 2008. Since that time, Dorner fought his firing, and was turned down at every attempt to clear his name.
That is how he arrived at this point in 2013. According to Dorner's manifesto that he posted on Facebook, he suffered from severe depression. He also says he has lost everything in life, most importantly....his name. He puts emphasis on what losing his name means. Along with his name, comes the reputation, the values, and the honor. With his dismissal from the police force, and being labeled a liar over and over again, Dorner feels that his name, has been tarnished, and because of that, he lost important relationships, his family, his 10 year career in the Navy, and lastly his will to fight any longer.
So why seek revenge? Well that's easy...it's the natural thing to do. We as humans naturally feel the wrath of revenge when something is done to us. We feel it even more when something is continuously done to us. Some people, can let that feeling of revenge subside over time. Some may let it fester, and then somehow release it or come to terms with their circumstance. People like Dorner, choose to act. They decide that since their life seems to be not important enough to live, they will act out revenge on those who drove them to this madness.
What is worse, is that Dorner happens to be trained by the force that broke him. He is an expert marksman. He has been trained in tactical warfare. He knows the internal operations of the LAPD. He knows how they track suspects, and how they think. He is one man, against a whole force. This is not daunting to him. Dorner believes it is a viable feat for him to take out everyone on the force he wants to.
Christopher Dorner is a broken man. He tried to to do the right thing, and it backfired. He tried to tell the truth and it flew right back in his face. And after he was thrown out on the street by a suspected police force, he was thrown out again, and again, and again. After multiple attempts of trying to clear his name, Dorner feels he has no other choice but to go down fighting. Literally.
I do no approve of his vengeful actions. I would do the total opposite of what Christopher Dorner is doing. I totally condemn what this man has thought to be the right and justified thing to do. But I understand. I understand that everyone, has their limits. Everyone, has that breaking point, when reached, hell will break loose. I don't know, maybe Chris is sitting in his hiding place right now, thinking about all that has happened so far, and looking into that dark future at what is about to happen. Maybe he gets to that quiet place, and for a second he thinks about his mother, or he thinks about the happiest moment in his life. Maybe that thought allows him to think just for a second, like a normal human being again. Maybe for a split second it brings him out of the darkness that the LAPD has unceremoniously cast him into.
I pray this ordeal ends quietly, and I pray that Chris Dorner does not get that revenge he so desperately seeks.