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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Support growing for former Los Angeles officer accused of killing spree

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.
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