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Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

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Be a hero, not a vigilante

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Christopher Dorner has become, in less than a week, the face of the criminal underdog.

By taking the law into his own hands, he has created a following of people who view him as a hero.

Having murdered three police officers and injuring another to achieve his goal revenge and bring to light his apparent mistreatment, Dorner has become a vigilante and the most wanted man in California.

No murderer should be supported though, especially one who is willing to put innocent families in danger.

Even Dorner himself admits to this in his manifesto.

“No one grows up and wants to be a cop killer. It was against everything I’ve ever was.”

Yet the support keeps piling in from citizens who want to follow his lead of “social justice”.

Men and woman who will use the actions of one angry mad man to justify their own quest for revenge.

While they may feel like all of the problems in the world can be solved with a few bullets, the damage caused by taking revenge is not worth any feeling of satisfaction derived from these actions.

Every person injured or killed has loved ones who suffer because of another’s selfish actions.

Innocent family members who don’t deserve to hear news that someone with no authority to play judge and jury decided that murder was fair.

If you killed a officer like Dorner, you’ll be hated by the public and LAPD. No jury will see you as anything more then a cold blooded killer and sentence you to jail.

For the past few days, a man with a gun and a twisted sense of justice has kept an entire state on edge. Families of accused officers cower in their homes and wait for everything to be over.

Online, his manifesto is free to the public and those with a difficult life see it as a call to arms. Facebook pages adorned with his name have thousands of fans liking and sharing them.

Calling him a “Dark Knight” and a “Anti-Hero”, Dorner’s supporters have a martyr to whom they can now call to for all the wrong reasons.

Christoper Dorner is not a hero by any means though.

Heroes do not threaten unarmed spouses and children, nor do they kill cops.

This is the work of a killer who has used his military training to become a homegrown terrorist.

How anyone would see this man for anything beyond that is confusing.

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