Facebook pages with anti-police sentiments support fugitive ex-cop
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A handful of Facebook pages have popped up supporting Christopher Jordan Dorner, the fugitive ex-cop accused of going on a revenge-fueled spree that has left three people dead: a police officer, the 28-year-old daughter of a former LAPD captain and her fiance.
The pages are laced with anti-police sentiments that hold Dorner as a hero fighting corruption within the Los Angeles Police Department.
‘A MAN WITH MORALS AND A HERO. A REAL REBEL WITH A CAUSE!’ said one Facebook page. ‘HAVE RESPECT FOR A MAN WHO IS WILLING TO DIE FOR SOMETHING INSTEAD OF LIVING FOR NOTHING.’
The messages appear rooted in reports about his life. According to his former LAPD partner, who was a training officer, Dorner said he believed the LAPD was a racist organization and said he planned to sue the department. He was fired by the LAPD after receiving a harsh evaluation from his partner and being found guilty of making a false personnel complaint against the partner.
At least 600 people had ‘liked’ the page as of 10 p.m. Thursday, and some comments expressed anti-police sentiments. Authorities said Dorner published a rambling manifesto on what authorities believe is his own Facebook page.
One person rationalized the killing of the daughter of an ex-LAPD captain who represented Dorner at his discipline hearing: ‘The point in killing their families is for the crooked cops to suffer. If he directly kills them they’ll never know or suffer because they’ll be dead. But going after their children will result in a lifetime of grief.’
Others were horrified at the sentiments.
‘Just stop the killing its gone to far,’ responded one. ‘the whole thing is sad on both ends. no one wins in this.’
Wrote another: ‘Christopher - please stick to the list. Primaries only, no family members’
The creator of the page later wrote: ‘I AGREE KILLING INNOCENT PEOPLE IS NOT A GOOD WAY TO GET A POINT ACROSS. BUT DO YOU GUYS COMPLAIN WHEN WE DO IT IN OTHER COUNTRIES TO MEN WOMEN AND CHILDREN?’
-- Times staff