Surprising that the manifesto gunman was taken alive, considering the firepower that was assembled in response, and their penchant for saving the last bullet for themselves.
Its not uncommon among White supremacists. They figure they are leading a movement, so they have to be alive to inspire. See Anders Brevick, the Pittsburgh Synagogue shooting, or the New Zealand Mosque shootings.
Just nineteen minutes before the first shots rang out at an El Paso Walmart in what would go on to become the deadliest mass shooting of 2019, the man responsible for the killings allegedly uploaded a twisted and seething anti-immigrant manifesto to an online forum outlining his sickening motives.
The 2,300 word screed, attributed to the author P.Crucius on one website, speaks of a perceived ‘Hispanic invasion of Texas’, a detailed plan to segregate ethnic minorities into separate territories of the country, and expresses a belief that white people will soon be ‘ethnically replaced’.
Authorities say the the suspect behind Saturday’s mass shooting at the Cielo Vista Mall that killed at least 20 and injured 26 more, is the rightful author of the heinous document.
The suspect has been tentatively identified as 21-year-old Patrick Crusius, of Allen, Texas - a town some 645 miles from the scene of Saturday's massacre.
'F*** this is going to be so s*** but I can't wait any longer,' the author of the document wrote uploading it to the comment board. 'I'm probably going to die today.'
The manifesto, titled ‘The Inconvenient Truth’, begins declaring the imminent shooting to be inspired directly by the shootings of two mosques in Christchurch New Zealand earlier this year, which left 51 people dead.
‘Right now we have a manifesto from this individual - that indicates to some degree - it has a nexus to potential hate crime,’ El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen said in a press conference.
In the New Zealand killer’s manifesto, the author promoted a white supremacist theory called ‘the great replacement’.
In The Inconvenient Truth, the author voices a similar ideology but insists ‘this attack is a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas’.
‘I am simply defending my country from cultural and ethnic replacement brought on by an invasion,’ the author wrote.
The Cielo Vista Mall is a popular shopping destination for people both sides of the US-Mexico border.
On a weekend the city attracts droves of shoppers from Mexico, including from its Mexican sister city Ciudad Juarez, who flock to the mall and return back across the border with their groceries.
The author says he believes ‘American is rotting from the inside out,’ and speculates that ‘the heavy Hispanic population in Texas’ will make the state ‘a democratic stronghold’ for generations to come.
In addition to stating his ideological beliefs, the author discusses the type of weaponry he will be using in the looming massacre, making reference to an ‘AK47’ rife but insisting he’d rather have used something more powerful.
‘It’s not designed to shoot rounds quickly,’ the author says. ‘So it overheats massively after about 100 shots fired in quick succession.’
In Saturday’s shooting, Crusius is allegedly the man seen in surveillance footage walking in through the front entrance of the Cielo Vista Mall Walmart with an AK47-styled assault rifle.
The gunman, wearing what appears to be ear defenders and cargo pants, first opened fire in the parking lot outside the store, shooting and killing 'locals that were fundraising outside the Walmart selling water. Children and adults.'
He then walked through the front door in a calm and confident state, as if he was 'on a mission', a witness said.
The twenty-minute massacre that followed would go on to become the eighth deadliest in US history.
Do you know what I think they should do? I think they should go inside one of these places after a shooting, show the bodies, show the gore, show the cranial matter, live on TV. And rather then, maybe, politicians would get off their ass when the public uproar made them do something. Its the very censorship by the media that doesnt want to show anything horrifying that is making this continual process of mass murder acceptable. They are even advertising for it to proceed, by making it look halfway acceptable by censoring the gore, and citing the name of the murderer ever 5 minutes.
Do I think it will happen? No, of course it wont. Because this is less about informing the public than grabbing an audience share.
Edited by Stuart Galbraith, 04 August 2019 - 0151 AM.