It doesn’t seem reasonable to expect that you would get massive online support after going on a rampage and allegedly killing three people, but that’s what fugitive police officer Christopher Dorner has been experiencing as of late. While there are millions who think that he’s just a dangerous thug with no purpose or reason, there are millions of others who are excited to see someone willing to take on the abusive and corrupt power structure of the Los Angeles Police Department.
Part of Dorner’s support comes from a detailed manifesto he published, explaining why he was going to war with the police department and why he was going to win. Face with a challenge unlike anything they’ve ever seen, the LAPD announced an historic $1 million dollar reward for Dorner’s capture.
Police officers have searched Dorner’s home for hours, and took out 10 grocery bags full of evidence. There is a Facebook page calling for Dorner to run for president.
“We propose electing a man who could no longer sit idly by and watch as malicious tyrants abuse the innocent,” the page said.
There was another page on Facebook called, “We Are All Chris Dorner,” and another called “I Support Christopher Jordan Dorner.”
Local news station CBS13 posted the question: “Why? Why support a man wanted for at least three killings and the author of a murderous manifesto promising to target cops?”
The station received a lot of responses, one of them saying, “Because something needs to be done about the long known corruption of not only the LAPD, but several agencies.”
The Los Angeles Police Department has long been known as one of the most corrupt police forces in the United States. It wasn’t until the recorded beating of Rodney King that the department’s activities were uncovered. But this appeared to lead to window dressing, since several other incidents of serious corruption have occurred since that time. Dorner’s methods have been dangerous and unconventional, but some find him to be a breath of fresh air.
Rev. Jesse Jackson and Charlie Sheen have made public appeals for Dorner to turn himself in. Since the million dollar reward was released, several calls have come in with additional evidence.