Cop killer Chris Dorner’s fan club lives on. Dozens of them protested outside the Los Angeles police department over the weekend because they don’t like the way the police handled the manhunt and ultimate demise of their outlaw hero.
Protesters told the Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/11Ndm6i ) they didn’t support Dorner’s deadly methods, but objected to police corruption and brutality, and believed Dorner’s claims of racism and unfair treatment by the department. Many said they were angered by the conduct of the manhunt that led to Dorner’s death and injuries to innocent bystanders who were mistaken for him.
Michael Nam, 30, who held a sign with a flaming tombstone and the inscription “RIP Habeas Corpus,” said it was “pretty obvious” police had no intention of bringing Dorner in alive.
“They were the judge, the jury and the executioner,” Nam said. “As an American citizen, you have the right to a trial and due process by law.”
During the hunt for Dorner, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck called for Dorner’s surrender and said he didn’t want to see the suspect or anyone else injured.
It’s not like Dorner didn’t have plenty of opportunities to surrender. Instead he gunned down more cops when they had him surrounded.
Only after calls for surrender and use of milder tear gas did deputies launch pyrotechnic gas canisters into the cabin, and the subsequent fire was not intentional, the Sheriff’s Department said.
Dorner died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the end of the standoff, sheriff’s officials said.
The 33-year-old has already inspired a burgeoning subculture of followers. While most don’t condone killing, they see him as an outlaw hero who raged against powerful forces of authority, and some even question whether he really died. (Read More)
As The Other McCain pointed out, the left’s outrage against authority sure is selective.
Nor does the Left seem able to muster any indignation about Mayor Bloomberg’s tyrannical nanny regime in New York City. Bloomberg istaking his anti-gun crusade nationwide and we haven’t heard a peep of protest from the Left.
Hey, lefties: How are your “outlaw hero” types supposed to kill cops and become symbols of “due process” (!) if they don’t have any guns?
Seeking logical consistency from the Left is a waste of time. (Read More)