Dorner’s Supporters Protest at LAPD Main Offices

Christopher Dorner in Marines

Christopher Dorner in Marines

Written by- Sarah Peel

The man-hunt for Christopher Dorner might be over, but the aftermath continues. Can Donrer’s supporters be taken seriously or will this case be buried further into the case files as a cover up as some suggest?

Ex-cop turned murder Christopher Donrer might have been caught and killed himself, but some people still stand by him. On Saturday, February 16 more than a dozen protesters arrived at the Los Angeles Police Department to protest for Dorner. The protesters spoke to the Los Angeles Times and insisted that while they do not support Doner’s crimes, they do support him over his fight for corruption-including racism which they say pushed him over the edge. They also claim that LAPD profiled and showed racism to those who resembled Doner, even at times attacking the innocent men who were confused for him. During the protest, of the protesters carried signs that were written in honor for him, as well as for fighting against the corruption within LA. One of the signs reportedly said the following, “RIP Habeas Corpus.” However, for the most part it remained a peaceful protest among Dorner’s so-called supporters.

Dorner was a LAPD member who reported a fellow cop for wrong doing and claimed to have been punished for it. His claims include that he was treated badly due to his race being African-American, and also for speaking up. This reportedly caused him to be fired, which sent him into the rampage of murdering those tied to his new found “enemies”. He wrote a manifesto which explained his thinking, in which he predicted he would fight the police to his death. His manifesto can be found online, but will not be linked here due to respect to those whom lost their lives at his hands.

Late last week he was caught in a cabin on the mountains, where he killed himself and had the house burnt down around him. Some have suggested that the cops where the ones who intended to burn down the cabin, which they have repeatedly denied. The LAPD claim that it wasn’t their goal and that they never intended for that to happen at all. However, it should be worth noting that during those final hours with Dorner locked in the cabin, the media  was asked to leave by the police department and FBI.  It will remain to be seen if more investigation will go into the case or not at this stage.

Former Cy Young Winner Eric Gagne Announces Retirement

Once regarded as the most dominant closer in Major League Baseball, Eric Gagne never regained his dominant form following significant injury complications in 2005 and 2006.

Former Los Angeles Dodgers closer Eric Gagne officially announced his retirement from Major League Baseball on Sunday, marking an end to the career of one who—for a time—was considered to be the most dominant closing pitcher in Major League Baseball.  From 2002 through 2004, Gagne’s was career reached a peak as he closed out a Major League Baseball record 84 consecutive saves.

Despite his immense level of success as a closer Eric Gagne’s dominance on the mound would be short-lived, as he was forced to miss much of the 2005 and 2006 seasons due to injury and underwent Tommy John elbow surgery for the second time in his career.  Following his second Tommy John surgery and a back operation to address two herniated disc in Gagne’s back, he enjoyed moderate success after being acquired by the Texas Rangers in 2007, but never fully returned to his originally dominant form.

In 2008, it was revealed in the Mitchell Report, in the investigation into steroid use among players in Major League Baseball, that Eric Gagne had been linked to a dealer of Human Growth Hormone—to which he admitted having used during the 2004 season to heal a knee injury, according to a Los Angeles Times interview in February of 2010.  Whether or not his use of performance enhancing substances led to an early end to his dominance in his Major League career is a subject of uncertain debate, however it is safe to say that there are more than a few who believe that some of the negative long term-effects of steroid use may have contributed to a premature end to the career of one of the game’s most dominant pitchers.