I'm creating this thread to discuss the official narrative, document MSM coverage, and explore theories about the case. Please keep discussion focused on those areas to ensure a high signal to noise ratio.
Chris Dormer spent the majority of his time over the last several years being trained in "underwater" demolitions and other SEAL-related skills, and was returned to active duty shortly after beginning his career as a police officer -- in order to guard an oil platform, a strange use of the investment into his training the military spend time and money providing him.
Very shortly after his return to work with the LAPD, he filed a complaint about an incident of kicking brutality perpetrated by a female officer. There is no chance he was unaware the reaction this would cause amongst his colleagues or the possibility he would lose his job.
On Monday, the 1st of February, Chris Dormer is honorably discharged from the United States Navy.
Two days later, on Sunday, the 3rd of February, Monica Quan and Keith Lawrence are discovered in the passenger and driver seats, respectively, of their parked car, when a fellow resident of their condominium complex (into which they recently moved) noticed someone slumped over the wheel.
This means there were no shattered windows to alert witnesses, and therefore the shooter was inside the vehicle, in the back seat. Additionally, the parking area required a key code, and surveillance cameras are positioned throughout the parking area. Initial news stories also reported that "authorities say they have no motive or suspects in the killing."
With this news already in the paper, according to the narrative, Dorner then, on Tuesday, the 5th of February -- another two days after he allegedly killed Quan and Lawerence -- checks into a Navy hotel with his own iD, under his own name, making no attempt to obfuscate his appearance. He never checks out.
On Wednesday the 6th, he is named as a suspect based, in the words of the LAPD, on his manifesto, which the LAPD helpfully provided to the media despite its allegations of corruption. Perhaps they were certain the murder of two innocent people would render the content less credible.
His manifesto declares a one-man war on the LAPD, but instead, there are two days missing in his trail of activity and then he walks right in to what could very easily become a prison if the cops he knows will be looking for him soon finds out he's inside. We have no idea when he left the hotel -- whether it was before or after he was named as a suspect -- or where he was between checking in on the 5th and the next time he supposedly shows up, in the early morning of Thursday the 7th.
In this incident, the LAPD claims he opens fire on the cruiser of a crew working protection on one of Dorner's manifesto-targets. Despite the damage to the car being so severe the officers were "unable to pursue", and despite Dormer's skill as a sniper, the only injury sustained was a minor graze to the head of one of the officers. Somehow, despite being shot at by four cops at once, Dormer escapes unharmed.
Those are the facts of the first part of the timeline, which is where I believe our attention should be focused, as it is the most crucial time for understanding the incident. I'll add my questions and theories in the next post.
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-57567651-504083/monic a-quan-and-keith-lawrence-calif-college-womens-basketball-co ach-and-her-fiance-found-dead-