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Sympathy for a psychopath

Whatever led to his firing, Christopher Dorner’s feelings of victimization were wildly exaggerated, and can’t be excused.

Dennis PragerNationalReview.com

A Facebook page was created to defend him. Thousands of commenters on websites and on black radio stations praised his loony “manifesto,” and blamed the Los Angeles Police Department’s racism for setting him off. It’s hard to believe, said Dennis Prager, but that’s how some people reacted to the killing spree by former Los Angeles cop Christopher Dorner. The rogue ex-cop, who apparently killed himself this week during a firefight with police, claimed he was taking revenge for his firing by the L.A. Police Department, which he largely blamed on racism. That led a disturbing number of people to view the killer sympathetically, as a black man “with legitimate grievances that caused him to snap.” Dorner merits no sympathy: He’s a psychopath who murdered a cop’s daughter, her fiancé, and two cops. Imagine the reaction if conservatives defended a white man who killed blacks out of racial resentment. “A tsunami of vilification of conservatives and of conservative media would have ensued.” Whatever led to his firing, Dorner’s feelings of victimization were wildly exaggerated, and can’t be excused. “The real victims are decomposing in their graves.”

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