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Christopher Dorner: Protesters Blame LAPD For Ex-Cop's Demise (PHOTOS)

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Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 1:00 PM

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Was Christopher Dorner assassinated by the LAPD? Was he the victim of not only racism but of a twisted system of internal justice at the department when he was fired in 2009?

Protesters descended on LAPD headquarters over the weekend to express their displeasure with both the department's handling of his disciplinary case and with Dorner's demise at the hand of cops. LA Weekly contributor Ted Soqui was at the protest and brought back these photos:

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The Saturday morning demonstration attracted slightly more than a dozen people and was peaceful, according to reports. It was egged on in part by the hacker group Anonymous.

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That loose-knit organization has been blaming the LAPD for Dorner's demise, even though it was the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department that shot it out with him outside a Big Bear-area cabin Tuesday, ultimately setting the structure ablaze via tear gas canisters.

Dorner's burned remains were found inside.

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At the protest, some again blamed the LAPD for Dorner's last moments, even though the department wasn't involved.

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Former U.S. Marine Vincent Hamm told this to City News Service:

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It's like they [the police] were judge, jury and executioner. Of course, if the police are those three things, we have something called a police state. They didn't seem like they were even interested in apprehending him.

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