Anderson Cooper talks to a friend of fugitive Christopher Dorner who went to college with the former cop suspected of shooting three police officers.
James Usera is mentioned in Dorner's long manifesto on his Facebook page. In part, he wrote to Usera, "Thanks for introducing me to outdoor sports...you even introduced me to PBR...I'm sorry I'll never get to go on that moose and bear hunt with you. I love you bro."
"When I first read it, I have to confess that I was somewhat flattered...it seems that I'm a person whom he respects," said Usera about his initial reaction to learning of the compliments from Dorner. "Going deeper and putting it in the context of this manifesto....it is shocking to say the least. Who wants to be lumped in to this kind of fiasco, frankly. It's beyond shocking."
Shooting suspect Christopher Dorner sent a DVD, letter, and bullet-riddled coin to Anderson Cooper. He is accused of shooting three police officers and threatening more harm.
A note on the DVD says, in part, "I never lied! Here is my vindication," which is apparently referencing his dismissal from the LAPD in 2009. The video on the DVD is testimony from a man who says he was kicked by an officer. That confirms the story Dorner told the LAPD, which he says resulted in him losing his job.
The police coin marked by three bullet holes was wrapped in duct-tape with the handwritten inscription "Thanks, but no thanks Will Bratton." Bratton is the former LAPD Chief who was in charge when Dorner served on the force. The "challenge coin" bears Bratton's name because he gave them out on certain occasions, like for good luck when an officer in the military was going overseas for duty.
Jeffry Life, age 74, uses performance enhancing drugs that are similar to the ones used by athletes like Lance Armstrong. The physical results are easy to see, but he says the rock hard body isn't the only effect. Life claims his mind is sharp and he feels like a man half his age.
"I'm not against aging. I'm against getting old," he tells CNN's Kyung Lah. Life uses testosterone and human growth hormone (HGH) accompanied by a daily fitness regimen and a low-carb diet. The physician considers himself a trailblazer for others who want a better quality of life in old age.
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