With every big news story, a mangled paranoid mess of a conspiracy is close behind.
Christopher Dorner, the 33-year-old ex-LAPD officer whose purported killing spree terrorized the Southern California area for more than a week, was found in a charred cabin in Big Bear on Tuesday. Or was he?
As the Christopher Dorner saga winds down, #TeamDorner truthers have taken to social media to push their conspiracy theories about the circumstances surrounding the alleged cop killer’s supposed death on Tuesday.
These #TeamDorner truthers are ranting now about the discrepancies, and possible conspiracies, involving the way Dorner was brought down.
The truthers have jumped on conflicting media reports about Dorner’s wallet. There are three different stories being told.
How exactly the cabin fire started is a main #TeamDorner hanging point. They claim police intentionally started the fire and purposely let Dorner burn alive.
In an unconfirmed police audio recording that was broadcasted on CBS affiliate KCAL-TV Tuesday, officers can be heard saying, “Burn it down” or “Burn him out.” Another appears to shout, “F****** burn this mother*****!”
Many #TeamDorner supporters believe that their hero isn’t actually dead. The body hasn’t been positively identified, they say, and rumors have been swirling that the body didn’t match Dorner’s size.
Many think it would be more convenient for the LAPD to say Dorner died rather than have to produce evidence and go through the lengthy trial process.
It took a few hours, if that, for this stuff to start appearing. It seems that it is now automatic that a conspiracy idea and permutations (usually more than one) will arise immediately following a government or police event these days. Information comes in fits and bits, some of which are mistakes. Some take that as evidence of a cover up. But it’s normal.
This is the years of conspiracies. Hopefully, we’ll all get sick of this made up stuff and the trend will wear off. Already warn off with me…
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Tip: Michael Shermer