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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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by Ruby Member on Feb. 8, 2013 at 7:13 PM
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He is not a hero - or even innocent but there is more to this story than we will probably ever know.

by Emerald Member on Feb. 8, 2013 at 7:25 PM

This is Ty.

by on Feb. 8, 2013 at 7:50 PM
There is a lot of people saying he is a hero. On LA times to our local news on Facebook. He is also being hailed as a black Rambo.
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by on Feb. 8, 2013 at 7:52 PM
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He absolutely is not a hero. 

A hero wouldn't kill innocent people to prove he is innocent himself.  He has chosen wrongly on his path to redemption.  It is going to be very tough for him to get people to listen to what he has to say.  It's going to be hard to gain much sympathy after these actions, whether he is in the right or not in regards to his termination.

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

by Bazinga! on Feb. 8, 2013 at 8:49 PM


by Platinum Member on Feb. 8, 2013 at 9:53 PM
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Its sad that he was pushed so hard he cracked. I have a feeling he is not the first or last to have his life ruined by the lapd. Unfortunately for everyone involved they pushed the wrong guy this time and he obviously couldn't mentally handle it. Now they have a nutcase on their hands. I hope something positive comes from a horrible situation and that the lapd learns corruption ruins lives and can and will come back to bite you in the ass.
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by shellbark on Feb. 8, 2013 at 10:16 PM
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This reminds me of the credits in the 'boondock saints'.
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by Platinum Member on Feb. 8, 2013 at 10:39 PM
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OK...I realize that I've been preoccupied with the storm and all and I haven't been following this story, this mudda fucka didn't?  His ass killed people and you are making excuses. Pulling the race card. Corruption in the LAPD? Ya don't say.  You cowardly piece of shit. Killing people for what? Because of corruption? Can't believe he has 'fans'. 

by Platinum Member on Feb. 8, 2013 at 11:17 PM

I want that horse. Animals in general. I love them. 

Quoting Carpy:

This is Ty.

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