Christopher Dorner vs the LAPD
So, have any of you read Dorner's manifesto? Any comments on his personal war on the LAPD?
He seems intelligent, articulate, and knowledgable. As far as I can tell, not that I know anything about anything.
This is the one story I'm following out here in the FSM.
Note that Dorner didn't simply go postal. He killed three people and then disappeared. It seems like he's biding his time. He isn't driven to attack with total disregard, but is rather being cautious and avoiding circumstances in which the LAPD will be able to return fire on him.
The thing is, in a way, time is on his side. The longer the LAPD remain on "tactical alert" the more it will stress their budget and their personnel. Dorner doesn't need to be an attacking frenzied madman. He just needs to keep the LAPD on "tactical alert" and never let them relax, and he'll wear down that whole organization.
This kind of ties into the gun control discourse. Lots of people discount civilian ownership of military pattern rifles saying that random civvies can't compare to a professional miliary. But look how stressed this one guy has the LAPD.
Look at the example of the Boer War. The redcoats eventually defeated the Boers by cracking down hard on the families of the insurgents and putting them all in concentration camps. But in the continental US, imagine the social stress that would be caused if the government in this day in age tried to crack down on some guys with rifles by throwing non combatant families in concentration camps.
I'm interested in hearing what you have to say on any area of the subject.