Is Christopher Dorner a hero in the Black community?
Via The Grio reports:
As the manhunt continued as far north as the San Bernardino Mountains, late Thursday, Interscope Records rapper Ab-Soul posted a photo defending the fugitive on his Instagram page, quoting Dorner’s 11,400-word manifesto, in which he outlines plans to kill law enforcement officers and their family members.
“This was a necessary evil,” Ab-Soul posted, quoting Dorner’s manifesto, and adding his own comment: “God Bless You Sir.”
So far, the post has received more than 3,200 likes and 500 comments, many supporting the statements.
One commenter calling themselves Popsapien referred to Dorner as “The BLACK RAMBO” and another, Gnodiaz replied: “Everyone else [is] misinformed idiots. He killed officers as a statement because the system he worked in was corrupt and they discharged him [from] attempting to reveal how corrupt it was.”
Ab-Soul and his manager did not respond to repeated requests for comment.
Dorner’s manifesto lays out his accusations of corruption within the Los Angeles Police Department in graphic and lengthy detail, and describes his plan to reap havoc in a quest for vindication. He describes his experiences with racism while on the job, and before joining the police force, and lists the places where he grew up, calling on members of the media to investigate his life and see that he is a nonviolent man. He states his conviction that he will die as a result of his actions. But it is the accusations of racism within the LAPD — including accusations that he was fired after reporting an incident of police brutality by another officer, and allegations that he witnessed a white officer using the n-word — that appear to have motivated support from Ab-Soul and some of his Instagram followers.
Sad as this is, Dorner’s accusations only point up the obvious – where do decent police officers turn when they witness abuse by fellow officers? This further exposes the corruption within the LAPD.
Dorner is the monster America created. But, do you think his actions are right or wrong? Should people be applauding Dorner’s murderous rampage and supporting him a like a superhero?