Alleged cop killer and former LAPD officer Christopher Dorner may be suspected in the shootings of five people, including three other police officers, but his support base is growing on Facebook. One Facebook page has 3,000 fans; its title: “I Support Christopher Jordan Dorner.” Another suggests that Dorner run for president: “We propose electing a man who could no longer sit idly by and watch as malicious tyrants abused the innocent.”
The worst, though, is a new page titled, “LAPD Cop Killer Christopher Dorner Is A Hero.” It has 193 likes, and features a picture of a dead police officer. The host comments: “I continue to learn from the posts that good people are sharing about systematic injustice. Thank you again to everyone who is taking this discussion seriously and posting resources for everyone to read.”
One Christopher Dorner fan page now has 556 members. Another has 313 likes. Still another has 1,266 likes. “We Are All Chris Dorner,” says yet another page, with the caption: “Christopher Jordan Dorner is the victim of a manhunt and smear campaign. 5 years ago he was fired from the LAPD for seeking to expose corruption within it …”
Ben Shapiro is Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News and author of the book “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” (Threshold Editions, January 8, 2013).