We redacted most of the names mentioned in the “manifesto” after the LAPD expressed concern for the safety of its personnel.
The man who cops say gunned down a young Irvine couple is an ex-LAPD cop who had a beef with the father of one of the victims.
In an alleged manifesto, the suspect appears to threaten a high level of violence against L.A. cops, who tonight called him an “armed domestic terrorist” in a statement.
Here are highlights from the document authorities are calling a manifesto:
I know most of you who personally know me are in disbelief to hear from media reports that I am suspected of committing such horrendous murders and have taken drastic and shocking actions in the last couple of days. … I know I will be villified by the LAPD and the media. Unfortunately, this is a necessary evil that I do not enjoy but must partake and complete for substantial change to occur within the LAPD and reclaim my name.
The writer claims that the department hasn't changed since the days of the riots and a federal consent decree covering its diversity and enforcement against minorities:
The department has not changed since the Rampart and Rodney King days. It has gotten worse. The consent decree should never have been lifted.
It details events and alleged wrongdoing by the department that led to his 2008 firing. He reserves particular ire for one official:
[Redacted], you are a POS and you lied right to the BOR panel when Randy Quan asked you if you kicked [redacted]. You destroyed my life and name because of your actions. Time is up. The time is now to confess to Chief Beck.
In an ominous passage, the suspect says that he won't be around to see justice.
Unfortunately, I will not be alive to see my name cleared. That's what this is about, my name. A man is nothing without his name …
The manifesto says all legal means of getting the officer's name back have been “exhausted.”
It criticizes police as being on a lower level than criminals:
From 2/05 to 1/09 I saw some of the most vile things humans can inflict on others as a police officer in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, it wasn't in the streets of LA. It was in the confounds of LAPD police stations and shops (cruisers). The enemy combatants in LA are not the citizens and suspects, it's the police officers.
The document says LAPD Chief Charlie Beck will join other enemies and “come to Jesus.”
It says Latino officers had been seen violating the civil rights of immigrants:
Those Hispanic officers who victimize their own ethnicity because they are new immigrants to this country and are unaware of their civil rights.
It says officers have been known to take photos of dead bodies as part of a sick game:
They take photos of your loved ones recently deceased bodies with their
cellphones and play a game of who has the most graphic dead body of the night with
officers from other divisions.
It expressly threatens Beck, other officials and even former LAPD Chief Bill Bratton:
Suppressing the truth will leave to deadly consequences for you and your family. There will be an element of surprise where you work, live, eat, and sleep.
It says the suspect will go to their homes, spouses' workplaces and childrens' schools.
It says license plate frames well-known to indicate that the vehicle belongs to an officer would make the cars easy targets:
KMA-367 license plate frames are great target indicators.
Finally, it promises great violence.
Do you know why we are unsuccessful in asymmetrical and guerrilla warfare in CENTCOM theatre of operations?
… The Violence of action will be HIGH. I am the reason TAC alert was established. I will bring unconventional and asymmetrical warfare to those in LAPD uniform whether on or off duty …