Christopher Dorner Conspiracy; “Magic Wallet,” $1 Million Reward And Leaked LAPD Radio Chatter Support Conspiracy Claims [VIDEO]
Christopher Dorner, the rogue ex-LAPD officer who allegedly shot and killed four people and was the subject of an intense interstate manhunt, was killed on Tuesday during an accidental fire caused by the use of flammable tear gas during a police standoff in Big Bear Lake, Calif. Dorner had taken refuge in an abandoned cabin and was considered armed and dangerous by authorities who attempted to force Dorner to surrender through the use of tear gas. A detailed timeline of the entire Christopher Dorner manhunt can be found by clicking here.
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According to the LA Times, officers switched to a more powerful tear gas, known as CS tear gas, after "traditional" tear gas failed to bring Dorner outside. CS tear gas is widely known to be flammable and was believed to be the cause of the fire that killed 86 people in Waco, Texas, during a 1993 standoff. Authorities have insisted that the fire that killed Christopher Dorner was not intentional.
"I can tell you that it was not on purpose. We did not intentionally burn down that cabin to get Mr. Dorner out. The tear gas canisters that we used, first off we used a presence when we showed up, secondly we used a cold tear gas, then we used, the next tear gas was that, pyrotechnic, does generate a lot of heat. We had introduced those canisters into the residence and a fire erupted," San Bernardino Sheriff John McMahon said at a press conference.
Dorner's crime spree has spawned numerous conspiracy theories, in large part because his motive for killing police officers and threatening their families was outlined in a manifesto he posted before beginning his shooting spree. According to Dorner's manifesto, he was attempting to bring his own brand of justice to members of the LAPD he believed to be racist and abusive toward innocent civilians.
"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 department has not changed since the Rampart and Rodney King days. It has gotten worse," Dorner wrote.
There are numerous theories circulating online, many of them chronicled on Reddit. The fire that claimed Dorner's life is among the most debated. Setting aside the theories that he may have been part of an Illuminati plot or NRA conspiracy, the death-by-fire of Dorner raises some interesting questions. Chief among them is whether or not the fire was deliberate. As mentioned above, authorities have gone on record saying that the fire was not deliberately set, but anecdotal evidence appearing on Reddit contradicts those claims.
For starters, one Redditor claimed to have contact with "a friend of mine who works for San Bernardino County" and said his source told him that officials began anti-fire preparations around the cabin before the tear gas was fired.
"A friend of mine who works for County got a call asking to bring a few bulldozers up on the mountain to move any flammable trees, shrubs, etc. that could spread the fire, -- before -- they caused the fire.
"They asked him to do this at approximately 3 p.m., PST, (1500 hours). He got past the road blocks on the highway at around 4 p.m., PST (1600 hours) and they told him that he wasn't needed anymore because apparently they had gone with the plan anyway. So they turned him around," said the Reddit poster.
Although the accuracy of the post is debatable, there is no denying that authorities used a type of tear gas that was shown in Waco to be flammable. Conspiracy theorists are quick to point out that the LAPD obviously wanted Dorner dead, not alive, since they shot up a truck that looked like Dorner's truck and wounded two innocent women. They also point to the $1 million reward, an uncommonly high amount for a fugitive considering that all but one of the FBI's top ten most wanted have bounties of $100,000. And, since the LAPD will not be paying the civilians whose tips led authorities to Dorner because he was not captured alive, theorists are arguing the reward was simply a ploy to help the LAPD track and kill Dorner.
Additionally, The Guardian reported that LAPD officials were heard on scanners saying they were "going forward with the plan, with, er, with the burn." A recording of LAPD officials talking about burning Dorner in the cabin was leaked to YouTube, but officials have not confirmed or denied the recording is of LAPD. A KCAL live news report also captured officers saying "burn this mother***ker."
However, the LAPD did call for a Twitter blackout after it was learned journalists were listening to the scanner and tweeting about what they heard. There were also reports that Dorner tried to flee the burning building but was pushed back inside by police officials.
The fire that killed the man being identified as Christopher Dorner was quite intense and the aftermath of the blaze can be seen in this "after" photo of the cabin. Yet, despite what was obviously a very fierce fire, authorities claim to have found a wallet inside the cabin that contained ID belonging to Dorner. This has sparked another Christopher Dorner conspiracy theory being called the "Magic Wallet."
The first argument in the "Magic Wallet" theory is that Dorner's wallet couldn't have been in the cabin because it was reportedly found multiple times at different locations. The Huffington Post notes one discovery in its timeline of events:
2:20 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 7: A shuttle bus driver turns in a wallet with an LAPD badge and a picture ID of Dorner to San Diego police. The wallet was found fewer than five miles from the boat, near San Diego International Airport.
Gawker reported on the other location in a story detailing the "Magic Wallet" locations. In addition to the wallets found at the airport and the cabin, another wallet was reportedly found at the U.S.-Mexico border.
The second aspect of the "Magic Wallet" theory is that there's no way it could have survived such an intense blaze. Dorner's wallet is being compared by theorists to a passport that survived the 9/11 attacks that reportedly belonged to one of the hijackers. The official story is that Dorner's body was identified from dental records, not the wallet. But the Atlantic Wire points out that Dorner may have had an accomplice and, if so, the body in the cabin could not be Dorner's and that the LAPD is now involved in a cover-up so that the public doesn't know Dorner is still at large, or captured by the Illuminati.
The Christopher Dorner conspiracy will likely live on for several years, and like many conspiracies, the whole truth will probably never be known. Anyone interested in following the Christopher Dorner conspiracy can go to this Facebook page for updates, theories, etc.
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