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Amar’e Explains Dorner Manifesto Tweet, Says He Was ‘Giving Out Information’

Amar'e Stoudemire (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Amar’e Stoudemire (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire created a mini-controversy Sunday when he touted Christopher Dorner’s rambling manifesto as “a must read” on Twitter.

“It’s the information age. Anytime, for my Twitter handle I try to feed information to the people,” Stoudemire said Tuesday, according to the New York Post. “That’s what my Twitter is all about, giving out information for everyone to read and that’s what I did.”

Dorner, fired by the LAPD in 2009, was on the run in California earlier this month after allegedly killing three people, including a police officer. The manhunt ended last week with Dorner dead, and a fourth victim — sheriff’s deputy Jeremiah MacKay — killed in the shootout.

Dorner had posted an online manifesto, complaining he was wrongly fired and would bring warfare to Los Angeles police and their families.

“Interesting. This is a must read !!” Stoudemire tweeted Sunday, with a link to a transcript of Dorner’s lengthy manifesto.

“He’s saying to read what’s in it but he’s probably not supportive of it,” Stoudemire’s agent, Happy Walters, told the Post.

Are you disappointed with Amar’e’s response, or was it enough? Be heard in the comments…