November 29, 2014

There was a shooting incident overnight in Austin, Texas:

Austin police say a gunman suspected of opening fire on several downtown buildings and police headquarters has died after being shot.

USA Today has some additional information on the shooter's likely motive:

A white, middle-aged gunman, in what appears to be a politically motivated anti-government attack linked to immigration, fired more than a hundred rounds at buildings in downtown Austin early Friday and tried to set fire to the Mexican consulate before he died of a gunshot wound.

The unidentified suspect was described as white male in his 50s with a criminal record....

The police chief said the suspect not only shot up several buildings in downtown Austin, he tried to set the Mexican consulate on fire using several small propane cylinders. The fires were put out before the flames could spread, he said.

The police chief said the suspect's targets indicated that he might have had anti-government motives linked to immigration.

"If you look at the targets, it doesn't take a genius (to suggest) that that is the potential," Acevedo said.

"I would venture that political rhetoric might have fed into some of this, but that is speculation on my part," he added....

Paul Joseph Watson of Alex Jones's Infowars read this and had a sad:

... A man killed by police after he began shooting at buildings in downtown Austin, Texas targeted the Mexican Consulate, with media reports now suggesting one of the motives behind the attack may have been opposition to President Obama's amnesty program....

Those damn media reports! How dare the press report the shooter's motive accurately if doing so makes True Patriots look bad!

The correct thing to do is report what you want the shooter's motive to have been, as Watson did initially:

In fact, the current Watson story still has a URL derived from the earlier headline, "Austin Shooter Linked to Ferguson Unrest?" Watson replaced the headline and the story when it became obvious that he was just blowing smoke. The original story is preserved here, however:

Austin Shooter Linked to Ferguson Unrest?

A man killed by police after he began shooting at buildings in downtown Austin, Texas targeted the Austin Police Department, suggesting one of the motives behind the attack may have been opposition to the Grand Jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the Michael Brown shooting case.

Whether the suspect targeted the APD in retaliation for the Officer Darren Wilson verdict remains to be seen, although it must be noted that people involved in the Ferguson riots fired off multiple gunshots. Time Magazine subsequently published an article suggesting the rioters, who burned down stores which were mostly owned by minorities, were justified in their actions because they were rebelling against "white privilege"....

I'm sure the next step after "irresponsibly blame the left based on no evidence" followed by "blame the media for telling the truth" will be "hey, you know the whole incident was a false flag, don't you?" I'm amazed we're not there yet.

Crossposted at No More Mr. Nice Blog


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