I am undecided that either title fits. I feel he is someone who didn't fall through the cracks but was pushed through. If they thought he was so unstable they had armed guards at his firing, don't you think there should have been some kind of mental health intervention before it got to that point?
just another excuse for liberals to ban guns. the 23 children stabbed to death same day as New Town barely made a notice.or the two elderly women shot by police delivering news papers. he's no hero. just another wako to blame societies problems on. no one likes a dirty cop and making false staements an example of a convict at all costs legal system. privately owned jails don't make money empty.
Had he not killed innocent civilians I might have felt some sympathy for his cause. As it stands he's a criminal, but he has brought attention (again) to an on going issue regarding the LAPD and LEO's in general.
Living in the area where this all took place.......CRIMINAL-MURDERER-THIEF - He killed innocent people and endangered the lives of countless others to prove a point. - Our tax dollars are paying for all of this as well. - Did it bring attention to police corruption? Sure it did. However, this was totally overshadowed by his vicious acts. Will it be an effective way to combat police corruption? Absolutely not. - No one is supporting what Dorner did.
Because he killed innocent people, he is a criminal. That being said, it was obvious he had Mental Health issues prior to his termination from the LA Police Department. He may very well have been suffering from PTSD, from his Service to our Country. I am glad though that the LA police Department's treatment of employees is being looked at again and discussions of Psychological Ability to perform the job are being evaluated. As for the Families of his victims, my heart goes out to them.
He said he went on the rampage because his good name had been besmirched, and a man is nothing without his name. Well, he certainly made a name for himself, so I guess he is somebody now. A dead somebody, but somebody. From his actions over the last several days, he has proven that the LAPD got it right when they let him go. So my final answer: He is a dead criminal a--hole who even failed at waging the war he said he would.
Victim of racism? Vigilante in search of street justice? Folk hero? No. Just another poor mental case paranoid with delusions and elements of narcissism. There was only one way his saga could end, it had tragedy written in large letters on the title.
Formerly a hero, at one time, as I consider anyone to be who willingly places himself in harm's way to protect others. He began as a hero, and tragically sunk to the level of the thugs and lowlifes he swore an oath to protect us from. There is no greater shame.
Definately not a hero. But I think his case could have been handled better by the LAPD, so they bare quite a bit of the blame for him going over the edge. I would love to know the whole truth about this story, but I don't think any story could make him a true hero.
In some peoples eyes a hero. In some a villain. You got to understand people do things for a reason. I mean John Wilkes booth thought killing Lincoln was for God. He was wrong. And I'm not saying Christopher Dorner did the right thing. I just don't think people should judge so quickly. (: