Former Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officer Joe Jones released his own manifesto railing against the LAPD’s culture less than a week after Christopher Dorner, who is alleged to have murdered a police officer and two others, reportedly released a manifesto listing his grievances.
“Bro, Don’t kill anymore [sic] Innocent people,” Jones writes to Dorner. “Your point has been made. Clearly. They know you mean business, The whole world knows.”
In his manifesto, Jones writes he would like to send his condolences to the victims and those who “lost the lives and souls of loved one’s to the injustices of Police Corruption, Scandal, Lies, Deception and Brutality.”
Unlike Dorner, he says he “fears dying.”
Jones is fed up with people he believes are “punished for doing right,” and he says he does not want to be mistaken for Dorner and feels he has some similarities to him, most notably the color of his skin.
He claims he had his “home viciously attacked by a gunman with my family and myself inside the house,” and no “arrests were made.” Jones claims his family received little support, had his civil rights “violated on several occassions,” and was “conspired against” by the LAPD.
Jones writes, based on his experiences, not to “assume that all of what is being said is Lies as presented by Dorner.”
“I don’t know him, But I know me,” Jones writes.
He asks those in government and politicians to “please be diligent in the responsibility of creating Laws that protect those who could be the victim of a conspiracy,” and “Never allow the door to be shut on the Truth.”
He tells the “Honest and Fair LAPD” not to let the “Bureaucratic drama and Stress to kill your morale as I know it can.” For those Jones believes are dishonest members of the LAPD, he asks, “How would you like if you were falsely accused and your life, lively-hood [sic] and career was taken from you?”
“How would you like if someone was beating on you just because they felt they could get away with it?,” he writes. “You are no better the [sic] criminals you took and [sic] oath to arrest when you do what you do!”
He says he feels Dorner’s “pains” but lets him know that he is “going about this the wrong way.”
“To take innocent lives could never be the answer to anything,” he writes. “I say this as a Man who experienced the same pain, betrayal, anger, suffering, litigation and agony that you did in many ways, Only I didn’t get Fired.”