Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced an LA-record seven-digit bounty is being offered for any information that leads to Dorner’s arrest and conviction.
“We will not tolerate this reign of terror that has robbed us of the peace of mind that residents of Southern California deserve,” Villaraigosa said. “We will not tolerate this murderer remaining at large.”
Dorner hasn’t been spotted since Thursday morning, when he allegedly killed an officer in suburban Riverside, his third slaying in less than a week.
The LAPD — although already spread thin throughout Southern California looking for Dorner — has called in additional officers from their days off to take a visible presence at tonight’s Grammys at the Staples Center, according to CBS News.
In a rambling manifesto he left behind before embarking on his rampage, Dorner wrote,“I assure you that Incident Command Posts will be target-rich environments,” referring to the police term for mobile headquarters that cops set up at special events such as the Grammys.
While those Liberals were in fear of something awful happening, other Liberals are beginning to turn the murderous Dorner into a folk hero, like Dillinger, Capone, or, most recently, the West Memphis 3.
The CBS affiliate, Ch. 13, in Sacramento, has the story:
The ex-cop accused of three revenge killings left behind a long manifesto outlining all of his grievances and observations.
That manifesto has given investigators some clues, but they still don’t know where is Christopher Dorner.
Law enforcement spent four hours searching his mom’s Orange County home. They took out 10 grocery bags filled with evidence.
Dorner lost his job with the Los Angeles Police Department in 2008. His manifesto vows revenge for that; and, surprisingly, thousands of people actually support him.
It’s hard to believe but there are those out there who sympathize with the man targeting police officers.
One Facebook page is proclaiming Dorner for president. “We propose electing a man who could no longer sit idly by and watch as malicious tyrants abuse the innocent.”
The description on “We Are All Chris Dorner” chillingly says, “Yes, this is war.”
Nearly 3,000 people like the page “I Support Christopher Jordan Dorner.”
CBS13 posted a simple question: Why? Why support a man wanted for at least three killings and the author of a murderous manifesto promising to target cops?
One sympathizer wrote us, “Because something needs to be done about the long known corruption of not only the LAPD, but several agencies.”
Another comment read, “He is god for now and I support him and this page.”
“Most people would be shocked and appalled that people would support this,” said Sid Martinez, assistant professor of sociology at Sacramento State.
However, Martinez is not surprised by the outpouring of support. He points to a long history of distrust and tension between parts of Southern California and the police, as the motivation behind the movement.
Some are celebrating this former cop turned alleged cop-killer as a vigilante administering a sick kind of justice.
“So, to see someone kill police officers, they may see this as a kind of way of standing against oppressive force,” said Martinez.
A number of fake Twitter accounts have popped up and are only adding to the surprising debate.
As I mentioned before, this “Anti-Hero Worship” has happened before
Back during the Great Depression, Americans became fascinated with the exploits of criminals.
Amy Sillup, writing for Suite101.com provides an explanation:
The glamorized crime tales fired the public’s imagination, provoking the belief that at least somebody out there was “getting their share,” even if it wasn’t rightfully theirs in the first place. Former U.S. House Speaker Jim Wright recalled reading about Bonnie and Clyde’s “romantic existence” during his childhood in Texas, admitting that many people “env[ied] them a little, to be so good-looking and rich and happy.” The fact that the Barrow gang rarely if ever exhibited any of these three attributes did not dissuade readers one bit. Even if they would never live by it themselves, a lot of angry citizens at least tacitly agreed with Buck Barrow’s defiant adage: “A good run is better than a poor stand.”
It wasn’t just the criminals’ “good run” that motivated the hero worship. The Feds were often seen as a giant spider trying to ensnare the ultimately doomed, yet inordinately clever “little guys” in a “big government” web composed of more than its own fair measure of corruption and violence. Letters to the editor supported gang leaders like John Dillinger; “He rob[s] those who became rich by robbing the poor. I am for Johnnie,” reads a typical excerpt. One fresh-faced Boy Scout explained his admiration for Dillinger to a reporter with this straightforward statement: “I’m for him… I’m always for the underdog.”
Though there were certainly exceptions to the rule (Baby Face Nelson aroused fear rather than respect, for instance), the fact remains that the poorer the public became and the more hardships they suffered, the greater the social significance a criminal lifestyle seemed to assume.
America stands at the verge of another Great Depression. However, I do not believe our economic situation is the reason that some Liberals are turning this psychopath into a cult figure.
The answer is simple: These Liberals have no moral compass.
For all of you idiots who think that Dorner is a “hero”…There’s a fallen angel in a much warmer clime that you’ll probably love, also.
Until He Comes,