LAPD manhunt: Some cheer on fugitive Christopher Dorner with anti-cop, gun control, race agendas
America's history is sepia-soaked with outlaws who have engendered popular support. In keeping with this difficult-to-deconstruct phenomenon, a number of social media corners are cheering on suspected murderer Christopher Dorner while authorities are still trying to track him down.
The ex-LAPD officer and former Navy reservist who posted a 14-page “manifesto” detailing his plans for a revenge-fueled rampage across California is still at large, with the search expanding into other regions.
He is a suspect in the shooting deaths of three people, including a member of Riverside PD, and the daughter of Dorner's former lawyer.
None of this has dissuaded a group of ardent supporters who back Dorner for a variety of reasons. #GoDornerGo, #WeAreAllChrisDorner and other hashtags have been gaining momentum on Twitter. Some supporters appear to be motivated by personal issues; others express anti-hero worship and fugitive fandom to push specific agendas.
What follows is a sickening collection of tweets, Facebook pages, images and comments. The 743 comments run the gamut.Posted by DaveH at February 10, 2013 12:58 PM