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Internet users offer support for ex-cop and alleged murderer Christopher Dorner

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Caroline May
Political Reporter

A “Christopher Jordan Dorner” fan page created on Feb. 7 has more than 4,000 “likes” and asks visitors, “[Dorner]has a cause? What’s yours?”

“A MAN WITH MORALS AND A HERO,” the page’s description reads. “A REAL REBEL WITH A CAUSE! THIS MAN IS STANDING UP FOR A CAUSE HE WILL BE REMEMBERED. HES TRYING TO STOP CORRUPTION. HAVE RESPECT FOR A MAN WHO IS WILLING TO DIE FOR SOMETHING INSTEAD OF LIVING FOR NOTHING.”

The “Christopher Dorner appreciation society” page, created on Feb. 7, has more than 320 “likes” and explains that the “culture of racist and xenophobic behavior within the LAPD has caused this mess. Chris Dorner is NOT mentally ill.”

“This man’s life was ruined for fighting back against a racist culture. We here at C.D.A.S. will always remember his story,” the page’s about section adds.

A White House petition asking the government to look into the claims in Dorner’s manifesto also cropped up on Feb. 8.

“Check into the truth behind what Christoper [sic] Jordan Dorner has stated about the LAPD and find a resolution to clean up one of the possible most corrupt police departments in the nation,” the petition reads. It has over 1,200 signatures.

Dorner was fired from the LAPD five years ago, after the department determined he had filed a false complaint alleging his training supervisor kicked a mentally ill man.

His 14-page manifesto claims his dismissal was unjust, and promises revenge against the department. The LAPD this weekend reversed course and announced it would reopen the investigation into Dorner’s firing, with top officials saying they want the public to have confidence in their operations.

Dorner has allegedly killed three people, including family members associated with police officers. He remains at large.

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