Okay, earlier this week my Publisher hired a Publicist for me. This is a good thing and will eventually lead to increased book sales and untold wealth whereby I can by my secret lair under a volcanic island.
After not hearing anything for a day, all the Publicist has been busy. I’m lined out on Radio Interviews.
Today, I’ve just done a few, but tomorrow will be rather heavy. The topic at hand is the Chris Dorner case in California. This case is a big snarly one that needs to be examined carefully. Not just about how and why Chris Dorner snapped, but also the LAPD’s response and how they pursued him.
The case is interesting on several fronts, but only until you read the Manifesto does it become clear that this wasn’t just a man with grievances but a man that was smart, educated, and he just went completely nuts. In one part, he details his grievances very clearly. In another he pretty much declares war on the LAPD. And then another he gives Shout Outs to Celebrities… His letter has great detail on some things, but then tracts off course into wild tangents. What it is, is he was saying goodbye to the world. He had no intention of being taken alive.
Regardless of how freaked out the LAPD was, it did not justify some of their actions. Lighting up trucks that looked like Dorner’s for example. Target Identification anyone?