It's potentially more of a problem than that. There is a real possibility that the fugitive Dornan has planned out this whole sequence of events. In which case - the cops are looking in the wrong area and their manpower is being exhausted. Dornan may be using the opportunity to go deeper into cover somewhere else in the country - or to strike back at the LAPD in an unexpected way.
More of a problem indeed. He's had ample opportunity for planning and rehearsal. If he's still in the US [which is a big if] he could be assisted by accomplices which brings up an entirely new aspect. The 1996 Atlanta Centennial Olympic park bomber somehow alluded police and Federal agents for five years. The technique of selected assassination which this fellow has used could certainly be repeated.
An old cop friend of mine used to say, "if all the bad guys were smart the prisons would be empty."
This fellow may well be at least half-smart, and he could be on the run for quite a long time.
Posted by: Steve White ||
.he could be assisted by accomplices.
Given he's in CA, that could encompass a large portion of the population who have zero loyalty to the oppressive racist white conspiracy, The Man (/sarc off). That would be any UC campus, any hood, any dilettante enclave, most of the Bay, etc.
Here is a full source to Dornan's manifesto. I suggest that you read it. This man is not a rambling lunatic. His wording is lucid, his memory of events is very clear, and he appears to have an honest grievance with the LAPD. It is tragic that he decided to elevate this grievance into a full-blown personal war.
@ Raider (above)... you are completely correct in your assessment. He would have been better to go to the FBI and the media with his beef. Once you commit murder, you cross the line. Now he's a deadman walking, allowing revenge to be his rather than the Lords. Dad, he actually seems like a decent who was very moralistic before he cracked. I'm also worried about why so long before he executed his plan. He was fired 4 years ago and just recently returned from duty. Why now?? I think the blownup truck was a diversion. Bet they find a timer and explosive residue on the truck. Bet he was long gone by the time they found the truck.
Mikey ... yep I agree. Dornan has had a long time to plan this all out. That fact alonbe does not bode well. He's got a big time gap in his life since he separated from the LAPD in '08 or '09. No-one seems to know what he was doing, It sure looks like he has planned a very careful revenge operation.
We'll have to see how this plays out. Meanwhile all LAPD officers are on call, and many are pulling duty in the mountains under freezing conditions. This is a real-life Rambo movie. Just crazy.
Besorker - that's actually not a bad suggestion. With the economy down and many folks hurting for cash - it would draw a lot of attention. It would also attract many bounty hunters - some of whom are good at what they do. I get the impression that The Thin Blue Line (LAPD) wants to keep this issue as strictly internal - and kill Dornan as fast as possible.
"The way the LAPD shot up that truck makes that obvious. Panicked for their physical safety and job security."
I live less than a mile from where that happened. Those shots woke up my family last Thurs morning. I'd say there were about two dozen rounds fired - or maybe slightly less.
But yes - you're right. Inaccurate shooting and no ID of the target. The officers who fired those shots were obviously rattled by the situation. They were protecting themselves and the person they were assigned to keep safe ... but not the neighborhood as a whole.
Read the manifesto. Nice of him to take time out in his rant from issuing death threats and talking about all the weapons he owns to call for gun control and express his support for Diane Fienstein. Very socially conscious. He also gives a shout out to Anthony Bourdain and Michelle Obamas' bangs.
All that keeps coming to my mind when I think about this is 'helter-skelter' - how the Manson family apparently intended the Tate/LoBianco murders to set off a race war. I was a teenager in a distant LA suburb when it all happened, and I remember how creeped out and genuinely frightened people were by the Manson murders. This gives me the same feeling. He's gone to ground somewhere, almost certainly he has made long-term plans, he probably has friends, and from the comment threads on other websites, he may have a lot of supporters by now. There's a lot of places in SoCal where he can blend in and remain at large. Where my mother lives isn't one of them, although it is a community in San Diego County located on one of the backroads leading towards the Mexican border. There, he'd stand out like a tarantula on a slice of angel-food cake, to quote Raymond Chandler. It does argue against his competence, though, that he bungled stealing a boat from a yacht basin in Point Loma, though.
"from the comment threads on other websites, he may have a lot of supporters by now"
"Supporters" - you mean people who approve of murdering innocent people uninvolved in his firing. Gee, too bad the innocent people he murdered weren't their relatives. I'm sure they've still support him, nicht wahr?
Posted by: Barbara ||
Yeah, sick, isn't it? The plain and obvious fact that he DID cold-bloodedly target and murder two people who were only connected by family to a person that he blamed for some of his misfortune is the only thing that likely has kept him from having more supporters.
I can see him being painted in certain circles as a kind of Robin Hoodish crusader for justice ... and protected by an ugly alliance of lefty anti-cop types and black racists.
Read the Manifesto, NO he DOESN'T sound nuts, he sounds PISSED and with good reason.
Killing is wrong, but I do see where there is NO OTHER OPTION.
I suspect that there'll be n overhaul of the LAPD, and with good reson.
Posted by: Redneck Jim ||
Put me in the "you symps should be ashamed of yourselves" group
Posted by: Frank G ||
I checked further facts. Dornan filed a suit thru the CA courts, but lost. He appealed and lost the appeal in 2011. So basically he exhausted all legal options. That left him with two possible approaches. The first was to take his complaint to the Feds - but maybe had had lost faith in the SYSTEM by that stage. Or the second was just to walk away and forget it.
Still ... he's murdered a cop, and two completely innocent people. The two civilians he killed had no direct connection with his life (except as a target for revenge). So he pretty much lost the public sympathy at this stage.
It's a mess.
I doubt that the LAPD will be changed because of it.
"It does argue against his competence, though, that he bungled stealing a boat from a yacht basin in Point Loma, though. "
Absolutely true. I thought the same thing. In a weird waqy - he extended his life by a few days. Just how does a 6-foot 270 pound black man blend in ... in Mexico. he would have been picked up immediately.
My guess is that the LAPD may accept help from the Feds and US Special Forces. He will be hunted down and shot. Game over.
"Sixteen people were sentenced to prison today for hate crimes arising out of a series of religiously-motivated assaults on practitioners of the Amish religion, announced Thomas E. Perez, the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division
As a result of religious disputes with other members of the Ohio Amish community, the defendants planned and carried out a series of assaults on their perceived religious enemies. The assaults involved the use of hired drivers, either by the defendants or the alleged victims, because practitioners of the Amish religion do not operate motor vehicles. The assaults all entailed using scissors and battery-powered clippers to forcibly cut or shave the beard hair of the male victims and the head hair of the female victims, according to trial testimony.
[BIGSTORY.AP.ORG] Venezuela's government announced Friday that it is devaluing the country's currency, a long-anticipated change expected to push up prices in the heavily import-reliant economy.
Officials said the fixed exchange rate is changing from 4.30 bolivars to the dollar to 6.30 bolivars to the dollar.
The devaluation had been widely expected by analysts in recent months, though experts had been unsure about whether the government would act while President Hugo Chavez remained out of sight in Cuba recovering from cancer surgery.
United National Movement MPs and other officials, including Tbilisi City Mayor Gigi Ugulava have been physically assaulted by crowd gathered near National Library. Crowd blocked the entrance, refusing to allow any UNM members or President in. President press speaker Manana Manjgaladze announced that to prevent further escalation of situation President would address the nation from the Presidential Palace.
Crowd broke into the National Library, broke glass windows and demanded entrance. Later, demonstrators physically assaulted Tbilisi Mayor Ugulava. One female MP, Taktakishvili was seen with bleeding nose, after crowd attacked her. UNM activists, who later showed up near the Library, were also beaten up by the demonstrators.
Later Interior Minister Irakli Gharibashvili arrived at the Library, asking demonstrators to leave because, as he said, the scuffles "played into the hands of political opponents" of Georgian Dream. He also said the UNM members did not use secured corridor and therefore there were doubts, that the scuffles were provoked by UNM. Minister said that all offenders will be punished accordingly.
Parliament Speaker Davit Usupashvili also commented on the incident, blaming UNM members and Mayor Ugulava of provoking the crowd because they did not use the safe corridor. He also mentioned that all people who were involved in physical assaults should be punished accordingly. Usupashvili also said that Saakashvili rushed to make this speech although he could have waited for Parliament's approval.
Lignite is a fuel ranked between coal and peat. Here is some information about its characteristics from Wiki:
Lignite is brownish-black in color and has a carbon content of around 25-35%, a high inherent moisture content sometimes as high as 66%, and an ash content ranging from 6% to 19% compared with 6% to 12% for bituminous coal.
The energy content of lignite ranges from 10 - 20 MJ/kg (9--17 million BTU per short ton) on a moist, mineral-matter-free basis. The energy content of lignite consumed in United States averages 15 MJ/kg (13 million BTU/ton), on the as-received basis (i.e., containing both inherent moisture and mineral matter). The energy content of lignite consumed in Victoria, Australia averages 8.4 MJ/kg (6.5 million BTU/ton). When reacted with quaternary amine, amine treated lignite (ATL) forms. ATL is used in drilling mud to reduce fluid loss.
Lignite has a high content of volatile matter which makes it easier to convert into gas and liquid petroleum products than higher ranking coals. Unfortunately its high moisture content and susceptibility to spontaneous combustion can cause problems in transportation and storage. It is now known that efficient processes that remove latent moisture locked within the structure of brown coal will relegate the risk of spontaneous combustion to the same level as black coal, will transform the calorific value of brown coal to a black coal equivalent fuel while significantly reducing the emissions profile of 'densified' brown coal to a level similar to or better than most black coals.
Lots of ash is produced by lignite, so be ready to build hills out of the ash by your power plant.
Posted by: Alaska Paul ||
sell it to the Chinese provincial Pols on the take.
"It's even cheaper than flyash and you can pocket the difference. Nobody will know!"
Posted by: Frank G ||
The leader of the Chechen Republic is reportedly going to Israel to attend Beitar Jerusalem's soccer game Sunday.
Ramzan Kadryov's trip was scheduled to calm tensions in light of the ongoing clash between the soccer club and parts of its fan base over the signing of two Muslim Chechen players. His visit was also billed as an effort to increase tolerance between Jews and Muslims.
The signing last month of Zaur Sadayev and Gabriel Kadiev -- the first Muslims to play for Beitar, a club with a strong nationalist orientation -- came under racist attacks by some of its fan base, who oppose having Muslims play for the team.
The team faces another test on Sunday, when it hosts the Arab Israeli team Bnei Sakhnin. Kadiev is expected to play in that game.
Apprehension over the signing of the players was exacerbated Friday morning when unknown attackers started a fire at the team's administrative offices. According to firefighters, the blaze was probably started by a Molotov cocktail thrown into the office of club steward, next to the team's training grounds. No injuries were reported, but serious damage was caused to the building.
Police set up a special investigative team to deal with the crime.
On Thursday, the Jerusalem District Attorney charged four Beitar Jerusalem fans with racial incitement for their response to the players, who have been in Israel for less than two weeks. News of the indictments came as police said they would work to crack down on racism in the club's fan base, which has become notorious for displays of hostility towards opposing teams' players during games.
Three supporters, aged 22 to 24, were accused of shouting chants including "Death to Arabs" and "May your village burn" during a recent Beitar match in the capital. Another indictment was filed against a Jerusalem resident who was charged with trying to break into the team's training ground with the intent of sabotaging the introduction of Sadayev and Kadiev.
The Jerusalem district police said Thursday it was planning a large-scale operation to penetrate a tightly knit group of 30-50 extremist supporters within the Beitar fan base known as La Familia. Police said they plan to use surveillance and phone tapping in order to gain intelligence on the group and curb its activities.