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February 8, 2013 at 6:34 PM


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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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  • 2BBboys0509
    February 8, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    People are fucking nuts!

  • FromAtoZ
    February 8, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    'Hero' is not the word I would use.

    If this man was not hell bent on murdering people, he may indeed be what the LAPD needs, a swift kick in the ass.  

    I fear that, due to his crazed mind at this point and his actions, the true 'message', the corruption and such will be swept under the carpet.  

    As pointed out in another thread, if this man was to turn himself in, and not be killed in the process, stand trial, etc., his voice may be heard.  Now, he will be the focus and what the LAPD has done, has always done and will continue to do will be over shadowed.

  • krysstizzle
    February 8, 2013 at 6:40 PM

    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! 

  • brookiecookie87
    February 8, 2013 at 6:41 PM

    Very true. He is an Anti-Hero for sure.

    But not someone to be praised, or idolized as an Actual Hero. Doing so will only be paving the way for the next person to do the same.

    Quoting 2BBboys0509:

    People are fucking nuts!



  • FromAtoZ
    February 8, 2013 at 6:43 PM


    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! 

    Could not agree more.

    He left enough clues, he drew a map, he mailed information to people.  He calls for journalists to dig, to look and find the truth.

    There is no way I could ever condone the alleged murders and I pray there are not more.  

    He could very well have been that 'hero'.  Instead, for reasons we will not ever be able to fully comprehend, he choose another route.

  • Sisteract
    February 8, 2013 at 6:45 PM

    Agree with all of the previous replies.


  • Sekirei
    by Sekirei
    February 8, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    what the fucking fuck???

  • lizzielouaf
    February 8, 2013 at 6:48 PM
    I wish I was surprised by this but I'm just not.
  • krysstizzle
    February 8, 2013 at 6:48 PM


    Quoting FromAtoZ:


    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! 

    Could not agree more.

    He left enough clues, he drew a map, he mailed information to people.  He calls for journalists to dig, to look and find the truth.

    There is no way I could ever condone the alleged murders and I pray there are not more.  

    He could very well have been that 'hero'.  Instead, for reasons we will not ever be able to fully comprehend, he choose another route.

    I'm sure we can all agree that he will be either prosecuted or killed. No matter what happens, he will pay the price for what he's done. 

    Will the LAPD? I doubt it, seriously, seriously doubt it. I've honestly just had such low standards for the media for such a long time that usually nothing jars me. This situation, however, is making me ill and incredibly angry.

  • lga1965
    by lga1965
    February 8, 2013 at 6:50 PM

     Christopher Dorner FANS????? OMG.

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