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LAPD manhunt: Some cheer on fugitive Christopher Dorner with anti-cop, gun control, race agendas

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Christopher Jordan Dorner Irvine Police Department

Please note: We are offering this post as a window into a corner of the Internet where support for fugitive Christopher Dorner has found traction. Some readers may find the material presented here to be offensive, so be forewarned. We are posting this to note that this is taking place, not to endorse or encourage it. Update, Saturday: We've closed comments on this post because they were becoming repetitive. We invite you to take the ongoing discussion to social media with the hashtag #LAPDmanhunt.

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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.

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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. 

Dorner was fired from the LAPD after being accused of making a false statement in reporting that a fellow officer improperly kicked a suspect. According to Dorner's manifesto, he wants to clear his name — one he says that a dangerously corrupt LAPD is responsible for ruining. (The truth of Dorner's allegations are subject to dispute.)

Social media support for suspect Christopher Dorner

Please note: Due the nature of the material, some readers may find this article offensive. The post is meant only as a window into a specific set of information and misinformation being shared on this developing story. KPCC is not asserting judgment or endorsement. [more at KPCC.org/manhunt]

Storified by Lisa Brenner· Fri, Feb 08 2013 16:41:14

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We Are All Chris DornerChristopher John Dorner is the victim of a manhunt and smear campaign. 5 years ago he was fired...
We Support Chistopher DornerThis page is dedicated to Christopher Dorner, his family, friends, and all those who support him.
Christopher Dorner appreciation society"Self-preservation is no longer important to me. I do not fear death as I died long ago," the...
Christopher Jordan DornerFrom: Christopher Jordan Dorner /7648 To: America Subj: Last resort Regarding CF# 07-004281 I...
TeamdornerA MAN WITH MORALS AND A HERO. A REAL REBEL WITH A CAUSE! THIS MAN IS STANDING UP FOR A CAUSE HE...
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wow! #godornergo http://instagr.am/p/VdI-3KIK9C/John Jimison
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This nigga #Dorner got #LAPD spooked c0by
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REACTION: SUPPORT, AGENDAS
I support the man, not the killings. #GoDornerGo #WeAreAllChrisDorner¤ProletarianDissent¤
The Great Race against time; to shut #Dorner up dead before truth becomes an LAPD nightmare @GhostpicklesRyan O Roy
Dorner's struck a chord in parts of the anti-government/anti-cop crowd. Conservatives upset media isn't mentioning his support for liberals.Matt Pearce
#godornergoDon
Is it wrong that I'm rooting for Christopher Dorner? I know the media is portraying him as a nut job but I feel like he's telling the truthCharlesGriffinGibson
FOX LA version of Dorner's manifesto has quotes on supporting gun control, Obama. http://wap.myfoxla.com/w/main/story/84473837/Andrew Kaczynski
Best of luck to Chris Dorner, ex-LAPD, anti-cop, killing americas corrupt police officers.M
Dorner is the black BourneBrundlefly Campbell
media pushing narrative that Chris Dorner was a Naval Reservist; forgets to mention he was gun-control advocate and major ObamabotDepressiveBlogger69
Obama's Utopian dream of an American race war has begun.Silently Obama is cheering Christopher Dorner. #tcot #RedNationRising #2A #gunsBarackolypse Now
Crazy Racist Serial Cop Killer Dorner is a Pro-Obama Anti-Gun Democrat. Why am I not surprised by this revelation... http://bit.ly/14ZcmuEJohn Gault
#Dorner isn't making the #LAPD look like violent, racist, trigger-happy thugs, they do that themselves... he's just focused attention on itD A J Hetherington
My thoughts are with you Chris Dorner. I know you are not evil. #GoDornerGo #FTP #FLAPD¤ProletarianDissent¤
Salute our warrior... | FacebookElelyon Shabazz wrote: Salute our warrior , when injustice is... Join Facebook to connect with Elelyon Shabazz and others you may know.
Supports gun control, Obama and Piers Morga... motivated by racism Christopher Dorner Manifesto (Uncensored) http://wp.me/pdY4M-3URAngel C
If I was you..I would read Christopher Dorner Manifesto...it really tells what we already know bout LAPD!!TallDaRkHaNdsOmE
The LAPD want Christopher Dorner dead. They don't want him spilling their secrets in court. Dead mouths don't tell secrets.Sandra Rose

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