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Christopher Dorner Sent Me

Bullet-Riddled Coin

2/7/2013 4:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Before his shooting spree ... Christopher Dorner sent CNN anchor Anderson Cooper a parcel, containing a note, a DVD, and a coin riddled with bullet holes -- so says Cooper.

Cooper just tweeted about the package, saying he only learned today the package was sent to him.

According to CNN, the package was delivered to Cooper's assistant on February 1st -- and contained a hand-labeled DVD with a sticky note that read "I never lied." Wolf Blitzer said the note appeared to refer to when Dorner was fired from the LAPD in 2008.

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It also contained a coin wrapped in duct tape, which was inscribed with "Thanks but no thanks, Will Bratton." Bratton served as the LAPD Chief until 2009. The coin was also inscribed with the initials "IMOA," which typically stands for "Imagine a More Open America."

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The coin -- reportedly given by the LAPD as a souvenir -- was riddled with bullet holes.

As we reported, Dorner posted a rambling message on his Facebook shortly before his alleged shooting spree, in which he's accused of killing three people, including one police officer.

In the message, Dorner includes Anderson Cooper in a list of journalists whom he admires, saying, "Keep up the great work."

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dman    

Ghost of Crazy Ol Bastard I might believe.

436 days ago
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Kabala    

How many bullet holes can you fit on a coin?

436 days ago
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LookInTheSky    

WTF?

436 days ago
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Violent Pope    

ODB can type like a motherf•cker.

436 days ago
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Stiletto    

The gun did the crime...without it he would be a perfect angel who would harm nobody!

436 days ago
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Christian Glancey    

another lib. that will never be labeled for who he is. Sorry AC I think you are honorable, but look at your admirers

436 days ago
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Dan    

This guy didn't write a "rambling message" on his facebook you donkeys. His writing was more organized and thoughtful than most of your 8th grade reporters rendition of daily events. Don't skew the story. Dorner was not rambling.

436 days ago
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Dan    

This guy didn't writwe a "rambling message" on his facebook you donkeys. His writing was more organized and thoughtful than most of your 8th grade reporters rendition of daily events. Don't skew the story. Dorner was not rambling.

436 days ago
9.

NOT ELMO    

anderson is a sweet chick...

436 days ago
10.

Lucy    

TMZ--thank you, thank you, thank you for removing those posts from Crazy Ol Bastard!

436 days ago
11.

Charlie Sheen's Watch    

rambling message? How was that rambling. It read clearly and to the point.

Sounds like he was merely telling the truth in how Law Enforcement operates. Why call it a ramble? It rambles your bogus idea of law enforcement if anything.

436 days ago
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Kiki    

I could have sworn...gee...doesn't mr. Dorner work for the school system? I feel safer. Apparently anderson does as well.

436 days ago
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Michelle    

I live in L.A. and it's crazy. There have been random checkpoints over the past three days and now we know why. He was just spotted in Big Bear a short while ago. This nut is after twenty people he named in his 6,000 word manifesto. LA is quasi lockdown.

436 days ago
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ju    

Of Course there's no excuse for Chris Dorner's act of killing people (particularly innocents), but one can appreciate the BS he has had to go through...the Courts (at the Superior Court level and Court of Appeals level) had the opportunity to fix LAPD's "mistakes" against Mr. Dorner, but in true form it seems they chose to ignore and manipulate the law and the facts to serve their own agendas (i.e. maintaining the status quo and eliminating any who opposes the status quo/inappropriate behavior, etc), in part because someone with the appropriate power/connections decided they no longer wanted Dorner to be part of the LAPD (for reasons that seem unacceptable)....The Court's more often than not are unfortunately are not interested in justice, and often the law and facts do not dictate the outcome of the case, and instead the judges' politics, self preservation (i.e. keeping their high paying jobs), biases and prejudices dictate the outcome of the case...any good lawyer will tell you anyone can manipulate the law to justify anything, and unfortunately this happens far to often in our courts at all levels (from state court to the high court), because they think the average person can't fight them/the system, and because they think no one cares about the average person, particularly when the people in charge have all the "right connections". The following is a link to the California Court of Appeals opinion re LAPD's internal disciplinary case against Dorner since I couldn't locate in here on myfoxla http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_22541032 You can see the Courts ignored certain evidence (i.e. the father's testimony that his son was kicked), that should have vindicated Dorner....Hopefully one day we will be able expect that all people can expect and receive justice in our courts, and that justice is not just for those that are well connected and rich...this is America after all.

436 days ago
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Hot Chocolate    

I really hope Anderson understands the nature of this in alignment with the issues surrounding Postal service. Basically the police want to filter what information the media and reporters get and try to control information, which in effect, in my opinion, is not a good idea.

An isolated rare incident that is something awful does not constitute a threat from everyone that sends mail.

I try to remain open minded and receptive because news and relationships are all about people.

How come no one is asking about what led to all this, which in and of itself is problematic.

They have all these profilers who are tossing around rhetoric with nothing to base it upon. It will be interesting to see how it develops. It is a rather unusual manifesto, but I'm trying to figure out whether the media sees it as a manifesto or whether those were his words and intentions. How come no one is talking more about the victims?

A lot of people are going crazy, the bad kind.

I sure hope Anderson doesn't spin it.

436 days ago
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