White Man Kills Ten In Racially Motivated Mass Shooting, Leaves Manifesto Linking Thoughts With Tucker Carlson’s ‘White Replacement Theory’

So, just another Saturday in America. An angry white man with easy access to weapons.

N-word could be seen written on the front sight of gunman’s automatic rifle.

Ten people were killed and three more were wounded when a man opened fire at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, authorities said Saturday. Police said the shooter, who is now in custody, has been charged with murder in what officials are calling a hate crime and a case of racially motivated violent extremism. 

“This was pure evil,” said Erie County Sheriff John Garcia. “This was a straight-up racially motivated hate crime from somebody outside of our community.”

At approximately 2:30 p.m., an 18-year-old white man exited his vehicle at a Tops Friendly Market, Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia said at a news conference. The suspect was “very heavily armed” and had a tactical helmet and gear, Gramaglia said. Police said he also had a camera and was live-streaming the shooting. 

The suspect shot four people in the parking lot, killing three, before entering the store, he said. Once he walked inside, he encountered a “beloved” retired Buffalo police officer working in the store as a security guard. The guard fired multiple shots that hit the suspect, but they did not impact him due to his tactical gear, Gramaglia said. The suspect then killed the guard, who has not been named.

The suspect eventually returned to the front of the store and encountered police, Gramaglia said. He put a gun to his neck when he saw police, but officers talked him into putting it down and surrendering, Gramaglia said. He was then taken into custody.

The horrific story gets more sinister and dark as we learn about Payton Gendron, the killer.

He left a manifesto in which he talks about the incendiary theory that Fox News’ Tucker Carlson is constantly talking about on his show. This is known as the ‘white replacement theory’, which goes directly against diversity in the country and perpetuates white supremacy. Inside this manifesto, you will find several talking points that Tucker often mentions in his program.

When will the people in this nation rise up and tell the NRA puppets in Congress and statehouses that we are tired of this bloodshed and carnage from gun manufacturers?

And so it goes.

White Men Hunting A Black Man In Georgia Requires Passage Of Hate Crimes Law

I am on the last chapter of The Soul Of America by Jon Meacham.  The book is a well-written historical narrative of the on-going struggle within our country over the issue of civil rights.  I am at the point where the 1963 March on Washington has concluded.  The reading of this chapter in light of the news from Georgia is an alignment of history and raw emotion that is gut-wrenching.

The Valdosta Daily Times published an editorial that hits one of the bottom lines with this story.  There must be a hate crime law put on the books in Georgia.  Today Arkansas, South Carolina, Wyoming and Georgia are the only backward states regarding this matter.    I have been complaining about Wyoming’s lack of rational thinking over this matter for decades.

Matthew Shepard was a gay American student at the University of Wyoming who was beaten, tortured and left to die near Laramie on the night of October 6, 1998.   There is no more stark example of why such a law is needed, and yet one has not been passed.

I have long argued for measures that add on additional years in sentencing for those who commit crimes that are directed at groups or classes of people.  The reason is clear, as society needs an additional deterrent for hate crimes from taking place.  These crimes are directed at society as a whole, and as such need to be met with harsher penalties.

Some will argue that all crime is hateful, so why would additional sentencing guidelines be needed?  If you consider, as an example, burning a cross in a yard we know that it is not so much aimed at the owner of the property where it burned, but instead is meant to send a direct message to the larger community telling them to ‘be aware’.  The same type of message is meant for the gay community when gay beatings and murders take place.

There is NO justification to stand in the way of a hate crimes bill except to give cover to the darkest elements of society who use violence as a tool to promote hate and bigotry.

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The killers who hunted a black man, following their arrest.  The death penalty was made for monsters like Gregory and Travis McMichael.

The Times has it right about why such a law is needed in Georgia.

No one should fear being gunned down in the streets. 

The shooting of Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick is beyond reprehensible. 

The 25-year-old black man was jogging when gunned down in the street.

We are a nation of laws. 

We cannot tolerate vigilantes. 

We must demand that state lawmakers pass hate crime legislation.

Georgia is one of just four states in the nation without hate crime laws on the books.

That’s beyond disturbing.

Yes, assault and murder are always criminal.

But targeting people because they have a different skin color, speak another language, have a different lifestyle or live with a disability is something society should never tolerate.

At one time, Georgia did have a hate crimes law but the courts ruled it unconstitutional because of its vague language.

It is beyond time to remedy that.

In the U.S., 46 states have laws on the books protecting minority and vulnerable populations.

Any state that does not see the need and act accordingly is simply tone deaf.

Arkansas, South Carolina, Wyoming and Georgia have been more than tone deaf on this issue; the states have been completely negligent. 

Every other state in the nation gets it.

Why can’t Georgia? 

Does anyone actually think there is less hate and fewer hate crimes in Georgia? 

This issue is not about immigration, religious preferences or even lifestyle choices. Just because people are not the same as you, speak differently, have another skin color, act differently or choose to live in a way that you do not agree with, that does not mean they should be subjected to violence.

The arguments against hate crime laws ring hollow.

Opponents argue that such laws create a special class, value the lives of some people over the lives of others and serve to create more racism, homophobia and hatred.

There is absolutely no evidence to support those claims.

This should be bipartisan. Anyone who treasures life should support such a law.

We encourage the General Assembly to get this done.

The General Assembly should send a strong message that Georgia stands against hate, few things could be more pro-life. 

How Low Can The GOP Go? Watch What Rep. Virginia Foxx Says About Matthew Shepard’s Murder

To say that this is one of the most dreadful things I have heard in some time would be saying a lot.  

And yet that is exactly what I feel right now.

I am stunned.  I am outraged.  I am sickened by this prig called Rep. Virginia Foxx.   Where do these relics of the past live that their heads are so shoved up their own asses that they never see the light of day?  Who votes for these type of people to represent them?  Bet you anything that Congresswoman Foxx sits like a pious pillar on Sundays in church.  Self-righteous wench.  I would guess that the gray-haired harridan has never been threatened by anyone based on her sexuality, or her perceived sexuality.

In the end intelligent minds prevailed in the House.

The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday, on a vote of 249-175,  approved an expansion of federal “hate crime” laws — an effort that former Republican President George W. Bush had opposed.

North Carolina Republican Rep. Virginia Foxx  is questioning whether the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old gay University of Wyoming student, was a bias attack motivated by his sexual orientation. 

Shepard’s mother Judy was in the gallery at the time, according to a senior Democratic aide.

The socially conservative Foxx, arguing against a new Democratic hate crimes bill that includes new protections for gays and lesbians, described the description of Shepard’s murder as a anti-homosexual attack a “hoax” — and questioned whether prior bias crime legislation should have been named after him.

“I also would like to point out that there was a bill — the hate crimes bill that’s called the Matthew Shepard bill is named after a very unfortunate incident that happened where a young man was killed, but we know that that young man was killed in the commitment of a robbery. It wasn’t because he was gay.”

She added: “This — the bill was named for him, hate crimes bill was named for him, but it’s really a hoax that that continues to be used as an excuse for passing these bills.

“Matthew Shepard’s mother was in the gallery yesterday and I believe she was back today — so I’m sorry she had to be around to hear it,” said Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.). “It’s an urban myth… And I’d tell her that man did land on the moon and the moon wasn’t made out of green cheese.”

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), who supports the hate crimes bill, stared in disbelief before answering a question about the statement.

“It’s just sad the Republican caucus has been reduced such a fringe,” she said. “It’s sad they would go out of their way to prevent people from getting justice.”

Two young men — Russell Arthur Henderson and Aaron James McKinney — were convicted in connection with the crime, with multiple witnesses testifying to their anti-gay aspect of the crime. Both also intended to rob the Sheppard home after the attack, according to press accounts.

McKinney testified that Shepard attempted to grab his leg earlier in the evening and that had spurred a “gay panic” that provoked an extraordinarily violent outburst — with his lawyers claiming McKinney had suffered homosexual abuse as a child.