Chris Dorner Dead, and Protests Arise in Los Angeles

Locals are voicing their displeasure with the LAPD and its history of corruption.

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On Saturday, the same day that Chris Dorner, fugitive former Los Angeles cop, was confirmed dead by a self-inflicted wound, people gathered in front of the Los Angeles Police Department to protest police corruption, reports the Daily News.

Protesters told the Los Angeles Times 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.”

Read more at the Daily News.

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