White supremacist terror in Texas

Unnamed law enforcement officials according to ABC News and the Washington Post have identified 21-year-old Patrick Crusius as the suspect who allegedly walked into an El Paso, Texas Walmart around 10:40am local time on Aug. 3, opening fire and killing 20 people while injuring over 26 others. The suspect carried out his attack with an AK-47-style assault rifle. Surveillance video showed the suspect entering the store with a rifle while wearing ear protectors and camouflage pants. He was taken into custody by police and later photographed in the back of a squad car. Here is what we know so far about suspect Patrick Crusius.

1. Patrick is from the Dallas area.

Per CNN, he resides in Allen, Texas, which is a suburb north of Dallas. So he drove 650 miles, a 9 hour by car to El Paso to allegedly commit the heinous act.

2. Suspect Patrick was taken into custody without incident.

El Paso Police Department spokesman, Sgt. Robert Gomez said that none of his officers needed to fire their weapons and that Patrick was taken into custody “without incident.”

3. The suspect allegedly left behind an anti-immigrant manifesto.

The suspect allegedly left a four page manifesto reportedly posted to imageboard website 8Chan around 10:15am that claimed the mass murder was committed in “response to [the] Hispanic invasion of Texas.” 8chan’s moderators have since taken it down. The alleged manifesto indicated that the suspect was sympathetic to the man charged with killing 51 people earlier this year at a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, two officials told The Washington Post. MSNBC reported that FBI sources are investigating an online manifesto allegedly written by the the suspect. The Washington Post reported that, “Authorities believe the gunman posted the anti-immigrant diatribe, but are still gathering evidence to prove it, according to law enforcement officials.”

4. The shooting is being looked at as a possible hate crime.

El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen described to reporters that the shooting has “the nexus of a hate crime.” He also added that the police department is looking at potential capital murder charges.

5. A witness said the suspect seemed to be “on a mission.”

An eyewitness Vanessa Saenz, told Fox News that suspect Patrick’s demeanor was “very nonchalant, like he was on a mission.” She added he was “just pointing at people and shooting straight at them. I saw about three or four just fall to the ground.”

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49 Responses to White supremacist terror in Texas

  1. From our REAL President 😭😭😭

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  2. Just listen at him. He stoked the fear and hate of immigrants from the day he announced his candidacy & our Texas Senators @tedcruz @JohnCornyn remained silent. You did NOTHING to protect Texans. You can NEVER wash this stain away. We have no Senators. Y’all should resign today!

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  5. Tim Hall: Mental illness is when a newborn snatched from its mother’s arms, sold to the highest bidder, not spoiled boys killing for sport.

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  6. rikyrah says:

    Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) Tweeted:
    19 out of 20 murderers have no mental illness diagnosis.

    4 out of 5 mass shooters have no mental illness diagnosis, and half showed no signs on a prior, undiagnosed illness.

    Framing this as just a mental illness problem is a gun industry trope. Period. Stop. https://twitter.com/ChrisMurphyCT/status/1158135236858961921?s=17

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  8. I appealed my locked account and Twitter responded. Here is the tweet.

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  9. Catherine Young: During the existence of white supremacy there will be no justice!

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  10. Mythe: Will the shooters accomplice be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

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  11. My friend on Facebook says Facebook is suspending Black folks for speaking out about white supremacy. We can’t talk about our pain, just suffer in silence.

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      “One of the nine people killed in the attack was Mr. Betts’ sister, Megan K. Betts, 22, the police said. The authorities did not say whether they believed Mr. Betts had sought to kill his sister or was aware that she was in the area Saturday night. They were still working to determine a motive, they said.

      The other eight people who were killed ranged in age from 25 to 57. The police identified them as:

      Lois L. Oglesby, 27, a black female;
      Saeed Saleh, 38, a black male;
      Derrick R. Fudge, 57, a black male;
      Logan Turner, 30, a white male;
      Nicholas P. Cumer, 25, a white male;
      Thomas J. McNichols, 25, a black male;
      Beatrice N. Warren-Curtis, 36, a black female;
      Monica E. Brickhouse, 39, a black female.”

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  13. rikyrah says:

    Went to sleep with El Paso on my heart, and woke up to Dayton.

    Those folks were targeted too😠😠

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  15. Liza says:

    Dayton shooter identified as 24 year old white male named Connor Betts (now deceased.)
    https://heavy.com/news/2019/08/connor-betts/

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  23. Heads up, people. If you go out to eat, shopping, church, attend an event with your family, y’all better have a plan just in case chaos breaks out. We’re not safe anywhere. Always be vigilant.

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  25. Twitter locked my account for 12 hours. Jack and nem don’t want to face the truth. White terrorism is the greatest threat to America. Donald Trump’s hate filled rhetoric incited violence. Patrick Crusius said he wanted to kill as many Mexicans as possible. Those are facts.

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  36. COWARDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  37. #PatrickCrusius Hold Donald Trump accountable for El Paso. He stoked fear and hate with his vile rhetoric demonizing immigrants as invaders, infestation, animals.

    @SpeakerPelosi remove him from the office of the presidency and prosecute him for high crimes and misdemeanors.

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  38. nedhamson says:

    Hard to comprehend how callous our elected people in US Congress are.

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