E56: Christopher Dorner, Part 1

This week Beth and Wendy get into the first part of two part series on Christopher Jordan Dorner, a black man who killed four people and wounded three others during a spree in the Los Angeles area in 2013. The victims he targeted were police and civilians, including police families, because Dorner was…. a cop.  This subject was suggested to us by a member of our Facebook Pod Squad. 

This is the quintessential true crime story about the United States of America, race, crime, policing and the melting pot of all those things. 

We dive into the stats (13:48) setting (15:25), the killers early life (22:24 ) and we dip our toes into the timeline (47:45 ). 

As usual we close out the show with some tips on how not to get murdered(59:36 ) , crime news (104:52 ) and of course, some shout outs (106:40 ).  

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Murderpedia. (n.d.). Chistopher Dorner. Murderpedia the Encyclopedia of Murderers. Retrieved 09/12/19 from https://murderpedia.org/male.D/d/dorner-christopher.htm

Goffard, Chistopher; Rubin, Joel; Streeter, Kurt. (12/08/13). The Manhunt for Chistopher Dorner. The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 09/12/19 from http://graphics.latimes.com/christopher-dorner-manhunt/

Lloyd, Jonathan. (02/07/13). LAPD Chief: Fired Officer’s Rampage a “Vendetta” Against Law Enforcement. NBC Los Angeles. Retrieved 09/14/19 from https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Christopher-Dorner-Former-LAPD-Officer-Murder-Irvine-190176131.html

Kandel, Jason. (02/03/18). Timeline and Map: The Search for Christopher Dorner. NBC Los Angeles. Retrieved 09/14/19 from https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Timeline-and-Map-Dorner-Manhunt-Four-Years-Later.html

Lloyd, Jonathan; Ebright, Olsen; Pamer, Melissa; Tata, Samantha. (02/12/13). Charred Human Remains Found in Rubble of Big Bear-Area Cabin. NBC Los Angeles. Retrieved 09/14/19 from https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Christopher-Dorner-LAPD-Manhunt-Search-Big-Bear-190902721.html

Tata, Samantha; Chang, Hetty. (07/23/13). NBC Los Angeles. Newspaper Women Shot in Dorner Manhunt Share Story for First Time. Retrieved 09/14/19 from https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Christopher-Dorner-Manhunt-Newspaper-Women-Shot-Margie-Carranza-Emma-Hernandez-216664021.html

Emett, Andrew. No Charges For Cops Who ‘Accidentally’ fired 107 Bullets at an Innocent Mom and Daughter. The Free Thought Project. Retrieved 09/14/19 from http://thefreethoughtproject.com/charges-lapd-cops-fired-100-bullets-innocent-mom-daughter-dorner-manhunt/

Leagle. (10/03/11). Dorner vs Los Angeles Police Department. Leagle.com. Retrieved 09/14/19 from https://www.leagle.com/decision/incaco20111003006

Coker, Matt. (10/13/15). Christopher Dorner’s LAPD Training Officer Teresa Evans Sues City For “Racial Harassment”. OC Weekly. Retrieved 09/14/19 from https://ocweekly.com/christopher-dorners-lapd-training-officer-teresa-evans-sues-city-for-racial-harassment-6438747/

Cannick, Jasmyne. (08/03/14). LAPD Sargeant Teresa Evans Lied and I Can Prove It. jasmyneacannick.com. Retrieved 09/14/19 from https://www.jasmyneacannick.com/lapd-sergeant-teresa-evans-lied-and-i-can-prove-it/

Kelly, Jon. (02/16/13). Christopher Dorner: What Made a Police Officer Kill? BBC News. Retrieved 09/14/19 from https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-21476904

Gallego, Emma. (02/09/13). Ex Reported Christopher Doner On DontDateHimGirl.com, Called Him “Paranoid” and “Twisted”. LAist. Retrieved 09/15/19 from https://laist.com/2013/02/09/exes_call_christopher_dorner_parano.php

Staff Reporters. (02/14/13). Nancy Dorner Statement: Chris Dorner’s Mother Offers Sympathies & Condolences To Victims. Huffington Post. Retrieved 09/15/19 from https://www.huffpost.com/entry/nancy-dorner-statement-ch_n_2687668

Coker, Matt. (02/16/13). Updated With Gunshot Likely Killed Him: Christopher Jordan Dorner Was The Man in Burned-Down Cabin: Coroner. OC Weekly. Retrieved 09/15/19 from https://ocweekly.com/updated-with-gunshot-likely-killed-him-christopher-jordan-dorner-was-the-man-in-burned-down-cabin-coroner-6452800/

Whiting, David. (02/03/18). Chaos and Confusion: Standing In The Footsteps of Christopher Dorner and His Victims 5 Years Later. The Sun. Retrieved 09/15/19 from https://www.sbsun.com/2018/02/03/chaos-and-confusion-standing-in-the-footsteps-of-christoper-dorner-and-his-victims-5-years-later/

Whiting, David. (02/06/18). Christopher Dorner: Following a vengeance-driven madman’s killing spree through Southern California 5 years later. The Sun. Retrieved 09/15/19 from https://www.sbsun.com/2018/02/06/christopher-dorner-following-a-vengeance-driven-madmans-killing-spree-through-southern-california-5-years-later/

Whiting, David. (02/09/18). The Christopher Dorner shootout showed us the best and worst of humanity. The Sun. Retrieved 09/15/19 from https://www.sbsun.com/2018/02/09/the-christopher-dorner-shootout-showed-us-the-best-and-worst-of-humanity/

Staff Reporters. (02/07/17). Remembering Riverside Officer Michael Crain, 4 years after Dorner rampage. The Press-Enterprise. Retrieved 09/15/19 from https://www.pe.com/2017/02/07/remembering-riverside-officer-michael-crain-4-years-after-dorner-rampage/

Associated Press. (02/14/13). Couple says Christopher Dorner tied them up in Big Bear condo, stole car. Daily Breeze. Retrieved 09/15/19 from https://www.dailybreeze.com/2013/02/14/couple-says-christopher-dorner-tied-them-up-in-big-bear-condo-stole-car/

Staff Reporters. (02/08/19). Search for former Los Angeles cop moves to Las Vegas. Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 09/15/19 from https://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/courts/search-for-former-los-angeles-cop-moves-to-las-vegas/

LAPD History

PBS. (n.d.). The Rampart Scandal. LAPD Blues. Retrived 09/14/19 from https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/lapd/scandal/

Bates, Karen Grigsby. (04/26/17). It’s Not Your Grandfather’s LAPD – And That’s a Good Thing. NPR – Codeswitch. Retrieved 09/14/19 from https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2017/04/26/492848045/-it-s-not-your-father-s-lapd-and-that-s-a-good-thing

Kate, Sara. (n.d.). The 12 Biggest LAPD Screwups of All Time. Ranker. Retrieved 09/14/19 from https://www.ranker.com/list/the-13-biggest-lapd-screw-ups-of-all-time/sarakate

Wells, Rachel. (05/01/17). Lessons From The LA Riots. CNN. Retrieved 09/15/19 from https://www.cnn.com/2017/04/28/us/lapd-change-since-la-riots/index.html

Pesce, Anthony. Published: Feb. 12, 2013. GRAPHIC: Who they were: Victims in the Dorner case. Los Angeles Times retrieved on 9/16/19 from URL http://graphics.latimes.com/towergraphic-who-they-were-dorners-alleged-victims/

Bugante, Kristina an Irick, Whitney.  Manifesto o Murder Coverage of a Series of Shooting Deaths involving a Fired LAPD Officer’s Revenge Plot.  Remembering the Victims: Six Years After the Christopher Dorner Manhunt. NBC Los Angeles. Published 2/3/18.  Retrieved on 9/16/19 from https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Christopher-Dorner-Victims-Four-Years-After-Shootings-Manhunt-412501193.html


Boudet, Mike (Host). (03/23/19). Sword and Scale Episode 134 [Audio podcast]. Retrived 09/11/19 from https://www.swordandscale.com/sword-and-scale-episode-134/

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Rubenstein, Josh (Host). (09/19/18). Our LAPD Story: When the Guardians Need Guarding [Audio podcast]. Retrieved 09/13/19 from https://www.buzzsprout.com/203568/808350
Photo credit: Murderpedia. Christopher Dorner. Retrieved on 9/18/19 from https://murderpedia.org/male.D/d/dorner-christopher-photos.htm

How Not to Get Murdered

Ransome, Noel. (04/16/18). A Black Man’s Guide to Not Getting Shot by the CopsVice. Retrieved 9/16/19 from vice.com/en_us/article/qvxn7v/a-black-mans-guide-to-not-getting-shot-by-the-cops

Crime News

Arizona Department of Public Safety. (09/10/19).STATE TROOPER ARRESTED ON 61 COUNTS OF SEX-RELATED, KIDNAPPING AND FRAUD CHARGES. Retrieved 09/11/19 from https://www.azdps.gov/news/releases/921

Shout Outs



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