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    What we know about El Paso shooter Patrick Crusius

    What we know about El Paso shooter Patrick Crusius

    Allegedly penned a Manifesto filled with fascist, anti-Immigration language: “Some people will blame the President or certain presidential candidates for the attack. This is not the case.”

    On Saturday, a man shot up a Walmart in El Paso, killing 20 people and injuring 26 people. One law enforcement agent identified the suspect in custody as 21-year-old Patrick Crusius.

    A few hours after the massacre, news circulated that Crusius published a four-page manifesto filled with racist language and hatred for immigrants on 4chan and 8chan forums.

    The manifesto appeared on the forums an hour and a half before the shooting rampage.

    El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen said on Sunday “it’s beginning to look more solidly” that the suspect they have in custody wrote this manifesto.

    From The Washington Examiner:

    A four-page document that has been tied to Crusius has been circulating online on forums such as 4chan and 8chan throughout the day. It discusses a desire to stop the “Hispanic invasion of Texas” and cites inspiration from the March mass shootings in two Christchurch, New Zealand, mosques that killed 51 people and injured 49 more.

    “In general, I support the Christchurch shooter and his manifesto. This attack is a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas. They are the instigators, not me. I am simply defending my country from cultural and ethnic replacement brought on by an invasion,” the manifesto said.

    The document said the lengthy manifesto written by the accused Christchurch shooter, called “The Great Replacement,” inspired him to target the Hispanic community. That 74-page manifesto hailed President Trump as a “symbol of renewed white identity” and expressed hope the attack would spark a second civil war in the United States.

    The Washington Examiner wrote the author of the manifesto attempted to distance himself from Trump because his beliefs began before 2016:

    “Some people will blame the President or certain presidential candidates for the attack,” it read. “This is not the case.”

    The author wrote that the growing Hispanic population would make Texas a “Democratic stronghold.” However, he also called the Republican Party “terrible” due to its pro-corporation mindset, “which could lead to more immigration.”

    The author also blasted automation for taking jobs away from people, which would cause “civil unrest.” He also blamed Immigrant for “taking from native-born Americans a growing share of the dwindling jobs.”

    The manifesto quickly disappeared off the forums along with Crusius’s supposed Twitter account. The Los Angeles Times reported that the Twitter account “praised President Trump and, in particular, his effort to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.”

    Crusius resided in Allen, TX, a suburb of Dallas. Those around him described him as a loner:

    Leigh Ann Locascio, a former neighbor, said Crusius was an extreme loner who always sat alone on the bus in junior high and high school. He spoke negatively of other kids who played sports or joined the school band, she said.

    She described Crusius as “very much a loner, very standoffish” and someone who “didn’t interact a whole lot with anyone.”

    Her son, Tony Locascio, walked to school regularly with Crusius and his sister. Tony Locascio said Patrick Crusius only walked ahead of or behind them, never interacting and always keeping to himself. Crusius liked animals and kept pet snakes. “He wouldn’t talk to people,” Tony Locascio said. “No one really knew him.”

    Another former classmate, Jacob Wilson, said Crusius was “very strong-minded” in class and would try to “take charge,” but other kids refused to work with him because he was “irritable and had a short temper.” He was often “picked on” because of how he spoke, and because he wore what looked like hand-me-down clothes, Wilson said.

    Classmate Daniel Heo said the news shocked him as he remembered Crusius “being a nice kid.”


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    texasron | August 6, 2019 at 11:14 am

    A good punishment would be to strip him naked and stake him in the dessert over a red ant hill.

    Comanche Voter | August 6, 2019 at 11:53 am

    First impressions (based on a photo) can be wrong. But this kid looks like a serious “no hoper”. He wasn’t going anywhere in life.

    One can call his act a “hate crime”–which seems to be in fashion on the left. However he murdered 20 people in Texas, and you can only ride the needle in Huntsville once–no matter how many you kill, or why.

      alaskabob in reply to Comanche Voter. | August 6, 2019 at 12:33 pm

      How about 22 sequential drownings? Drown.. resuscitate.. recoup..repeat. Inhuman? Debatable. Still prefer drawn and quartered… call me old fashioned. Actually a good old plain public hanging saves time and uses “renewable” resources so he would appreciate that.

    Try as one might, a sane mind simply can not understand an insane mind. It is simply too alien. We have whole fields of study which try to do this and all they can do is come up with labels for obvious symptoms of mental derangement, such as PTSD, which constantly change for no apparent reason.

    Killing a bunch of strangers to make a political or ideological point is insane. However, we can only guess that this man did this for political or ideological purposes. It could have been transference or displaced anger. It could have been an insane cry to be noticed by his family and the world. Whatever the cause, it was not the act of a rational sane mind.

    Crazy has been with us since Oog crawled out of his cave. We have little or no success in actually treating mental aberrations. There is nothing that will prevent crazy people from attempting to harm others. However, forceful intervention, at the time the act is instigated can often end the threat. Forget, gun control. Forget background checks. Forget “red flag” laws. People should arm themselves, get training in the use of their armaments and be prepared to deal with violent attacks.

      RNJD in reply to Mac45. | August 6, 2019 at 2:06 pm

      Earlier today I was reading a news article about a minority race PhD student in psychology in Utah who allegedly was bullied into committing suicide by her peers. Against my better judgment I read the comments section. A woman apparently took issue with some guy’s comment, checked out his FB profile, and proceeded to tell him that as a white male with “mental wealth” he was not permitted to comment. As a former nurse I try to keep up with the latest medical news, but I had never heard that particular term before. I checked it out, and it’s apparently a real concept in psychology. So, I guess we can add “sane” to the list of undeserved privileges most of us have.

      alaskabob in reply to Mac45. | August 6, 2019 at 2:55 pm

      “Killing a bunch of strangers to make a political or ideological point is insane.” Just thinking of Lenin’s use of terror to foster communism… as in “socialism in a hurry”. That the Soviet Union (for now) is relegated to the trash heap of history shows that evil can look sane to some. 100 million dead and still they think it can be perfected.

      Jordan Peterson has a video on how we as individuals must take responsibility for our lives and not force someone else to make ours better.

    Dapplin | August 7, 2019 at 7:54 am

    The Left claims he MUST be right-wing because he wants to send illegal aliens back home. In actuality, it’s because he can’t find a job.

    His manifesto under “Economic Reasons” clearly shows his politics. He embraces universal basic income, government sponsored healthcare and blames “American lifestyle” (and corporations) for global warming. Hardly a conservative position.

    In truth, the Left owns both shooters.

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