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Christopher Dorner REWARD

Riverside City WEASELS OUT

3/26/2013 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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We told you this was gonna happen ... some of the folks who offered a reward for the capture of cop killer Christopher Dorner have wussed out on a technicality.

We did the first story ... that the reward was for the arrest and conviction of the former LAPD cop.  Since Dorner killed himself rather than surrender, the conditions were not met, although there's absolutely no doubt several citizens were instrumental in surrounding the cabin where he was holed up.

The Riverside City Council -- which offered $100,000 - has just announced it will not ante up to anyone.

Other local governments have offered additional rewards totaling more than $1 million.  The jury is out on whether they'll do the right thing or follow Riverside's lead.

BTW ... good luck Riverside, the next time you ask people for help and offer a reward.

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1.

IwuvTMZ    

With all the financial troubles that cities have, this is not a surprise.

574 days ago
2.

Mike    

I think they're going to get MORE than $100k worth of bad press out of this. At least, I hope they will.

574 days ago
3.

braintrain    

Buttholes

574 days ago
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snowboardchick    

Sue.

574 days ago
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Cricket    

They should pay something, even half. It sucks, but that is probably why it was worded that way from the jump. It has happened before.

574 days ago
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Most H8d     

That's why it doesn't pay to be a ****ing snitch. They will make you turn someone in and back out if they lose trial. So therefore I helped you do your job and bc I choose to remain anonymous or not I get no compensation and press about a technicality? I'd get my money one way or another lol

574 days ago
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jeebus    

Of course they weren't going to pay, they never had any intention of paying!

574 days ago
8.

Dave    

This will go to court and the judge will side with the plaintiffs. Next case!

574 days ago
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fresera    

Being that law enforcement couldn't get their man without enlisting the help of the public, it is a slap in the face to those who were already victimized by Dorner. Shame on Riverside Co. Well, more shame. That city does good enough on shaming their own citizens with that craphole they call a city.

574 days ago
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Dave    

No one did anything to deserve the reward. The people he came into contact with were just in the wrong place at the wrong time (or if they get the reward the right place at the right time). Rewards are for people that actually do something. Riverside is correct.

574 days ago
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Jean    

do city and county governments here in SoCal really have any cause to be handing out reward money? is that something the taxpayers really want to do with the money?

574 days ago
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billybob    

important message to all cop killers: hide away in Riverside County! Nobody will call the authorities anymore...

574 days ago
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pucker90    

The reward was offered knowing it likely could never be collected. No way was that man going to be allowed to live to see a courtroom. And technically he wasn't even arrested, so really none of the conditions were met. Like you said, good luck getting anyone to speak up next time.

574 days ago
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whocares    

I'll tell you where the killer is when I get the money....

574 days ago
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Lauren     

And not one of us here in Riverside County are surprised. Our PD and Sheriffs Dept. are just a bunch of frat boys with huge egos.

574 days ago
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