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Christopher Dorner Fans On Facebook, Twitter Call Alleged Cop Killer A 'Hero,' Citing Police Brutality

Posted: 02/08/2013 5:21 pm EST  |  Updated: 02/08/2013 6:08 pm EST

Call it the "Dark Knight Complex." In the age of the Internet and social media, behind certain high-profile alleged murderers, there are loyal fans.

Supporters of Christopher Dorner, the former LA policeman turned "cop killer," have shown up online, with tweets and fan pages on Facebook. Some call Dorner a "hero" for writing a nine-page manifesto alleged on racism and corruption within the LAPD.

Numerous supporters on Twitter are calling the alleged murderer a "Dark Knight."One Facebook page calls him "the hero LA deserves, but not the one it needs right now ... He's a silent guardian, watchful protector against corruption, he's our Dark Knight."

The vast majority of Americans are horrified that Dorner declared "war" on the LAPD and has allegedly killed three individuals so far. But the public disgust seems to add fuel to the fire for his followers, as it does with skeptics of 9/11, the Aurora massacre and the Newtown massacre.

However, it is clear that Dorner's fans have a more issue-driven focus than, for example, the fans, or "Holmies," of alleged Aurora shooter James Holmes.

Dorner's supporters say the media should be focusing on police brutality and officer-involved deaths as much as they are on this alleged killer.

Police are desperately continuing a massive manhunt across three states and Mexico in search of Dorner, who claims he was fired by a racist, corrupt police force. In their search for the dangerous police- and military-trained man, officers accidentally shot two innocent Latina women Thursday. Some of Dorner's fans have criticized the incident as an example of the police's "shoot first, ask later" approach and say Dorner is giving police a taste of their own medicine..

"This is an intelligent man who has stared into the dark heart of corruption," Ruth Iorio, a 33-year-old LA screenwriter, wrote to HuffPost in a Facebook message. "Now he's taking vengeance upon it, trying to turn the LAPD into the victims they have persecuted, including Kendrec McDade, Alisia Thomas and Kelly Thomas."

Edward D., 25, told HuffPost that he started the Facebook fan page "Christopher Dorner" to "wake up the citizens and force police departments to change their ways. If they learn from this, it shouldn't happen again." He continued, quoting President Kennedy, in a Facebook message, "'Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable.' -JFK"

The individual behind the Facebook page "I support Christopher Jordan Dorner" explained to HuffPost that he started the page to steer the conversation away from Dorner's mental health.

"I knew that the media was going to turn this into just another 'He's a psycho ex-cop ex-military that went insane' story, and wanted to show that there was more to what was going on than that," the individual, who wishes to remain anonymous, wrote in a Facebook message. "There is a huge underlying story of police corruption and the plight of a man that tried his best to do good but was relentlessly punished for it."

The page has over 1,600 likes as of Friday afternoon.

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by on Feb. 8, 2013 at 6:34 PM
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FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Feb. 8, 2013 at 6:52 PM
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All of this is going to take away from the heart of the problem, which is the LAPD.

These 'fans' are focusing their attention in the wrong area, in the wrong way.

Sisteract
by Whoopie on Feb. 8, 2013 at 7:00 PM
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Not fans of his methodology, but fans of his attempting to highlight corruption within a very large police dept- at least that is what I think they are trying to say.

Quoting lga1965:

 Christopher Dorner FANS????? OMG.


lga1965
by on Feb. 8, 2013 at 7:02 PM

 I guess.......  yikes.

Quoting Sisteract:

Not fans of his methodology, but fans of his attempting to highlight corruption within a very large police dept- at least that is what I think they are trying to say.

Quoting lga1965:

 Christopher Dorner FANS????? OMG.


 

krysstizzle
by on Feb. 8, 2013 at 7:04 PM

Comparing this situation to Newtown and Aurora is fucking ignorant. 


Arghhh, I've got to step away. I'm so incredibly frustrated with the crap reporting, I can't even take it. I'm just going to hide my laptop until tomorrow :/

FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Feb. 8, 2013 at 7:06 PM


Quoting krysstizzle:

Comparing this situation to Newtown and Aurora is fucking ignorant. 


Arghhh, I've got to step away. I'm so incredibly frustrated with the crap reporting, I can't even take it. I'm just going to hide my laptop until tomorrow :/

Who the hell is comparing them?

I have not had the news on at all this afternoon.  

soonergirl980
by Silver Member on Feb. 8, 2013 at 7:06 PM
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People are nuts. look at the support Mumia abu Jamal. Look at the mail serial killers get.

Carpy
by Ruby Member on Feb. 8, 2013 at 7:06 PM

I hate seeing his pic because he looks like my nephew.

FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Feb. 8, 2013 at 7:07 PM


Quoting Carpy:

I hate seeing his pic because he looks like my nephew.

He looks familiar, in that he reminds me of some one but I can't come up with who.

Sisteract
by Whoopie on Feb. 8, 2013 at 7:09 PM

He does have a familiar face.

Quoting FromAtoZ:


Quoting Carpy:

I hate seeing his pic because he looks like my nephew.

He looks familiar, in that he reminds me of some one but I can't come up with who.


mom_dl6
by on Feb. 8, 2013 at 7:10 PM

WOW, well said Momma i totally agree high five

Quoting krysstizzle:

Calling him a hero is ridiculous. However, there is a middle ground. What he is doing is atrocious. The corruption within the LAPD (if even half of what he wrote is true) is just as atrocious, if not more so becuase it's an entire police department hiding behind a veneer of respectability (or, at the least, untouchable).

And I've been reading through the comments sections of every news article I read. The vast majority of commenters feel exactly the same as I do. 

The media is spinning this so much I'm sure they'll have to stop the merry-go-round to vomit soon. I'm not sure who exactly they think they're fooling. 

My estimation of the media and today's journalists, while not high to begin with, has completely bottomed out. Spineless idiots. Do some digging, do some real journalism! Dorner left names, dates, find out if it's true! If not fine, but at least do some damn work! 


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