By Natasha Lennard. An entire paragraph of the [El Paso killer’s] manifesto is dedicated to environmental degradation and Malthusian claims about the need to “get rid of enough people” to protect ever dwindling resources. The author cites the Christchurch shooter’s lengthy manifesto, titled “The Great Replacement,” as an inspiration, reiterating the paranoid fears of demographic shift and white decline. The Christchurch shooter self-identified as an “eco-fascist,” writing, “there is no nationalism without environmentalism.”
Against the perilous climate change denialism typical of U.S. conservatives, environmental decimation is broadly seen as a liberal and left concern. . .
[The El Paso killer’s manifesto continued,] “The American lifestyle affords our citizens an incredible quality of life. However, our lifestyle is destroying the environment of our country,” the El Paso manifesto notes, adding, “Everything I have seen and heard in my short life has led me to believe that the average American isn’t willing to change their lifestyle, even if the changes only cause a slight inconvenience. … So the next logical step is to decrease the number of people in America using resources.” Read more about the man charged with capital murder from this left-wing publication HERE)
By The Blaze. The man accused of killing 20 people at an El Paso Walmart was officially booked into the El Paso jail on capital murder charges early Sunday morning, records show. . .
FBI Special Agent in Charge Emerson Bowie told KTSM that “enhanced charges” are likely given the probability the killer was a white nationalist inspired by hatred for Hispanic people. . .
A manifesto posted online, which has been attributed to the killer but not yet confirmed by authorities as authentic, said the attack was “a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas.”
Indeed, the killer made a similar chilling admission to police.
According to ABC News, citing law enforcement officials, the killer told authorities his goal was to “shoot as many Mexicans as possible.” (Read more from “El Paso Killer Booked on Capital Murder Charges, but Makes Chilling Admission to Police” HERE)
Mass Shooting That Killed 20 in El Paso Investigated as ‘Domestic Terrorism’: Officials
By ABC News. Twenty people were killed and dozens more injured on Saturday morning in a massacre at an El Paso, Texas, Walmart that was packed with back-to-school shoppers, making it one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history, officials said. . .
The suspect was identified by authorities as Patrick Crusius, 21, of Allen, Texas. He is being held on a charge of capital murder, court records show.
John Bash, the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas, said Sunday that federal authorities are investigating the incident as an act of “domestic terrorism,” meaning the suspect was allegedly intent on “coercing and intimidating a civilian population.” . . .
In El Paso, the suspect Crusius was “taken into custody without incident” and without any law enforcement officers firing their weapons, according to El Paso Police Department Sgt. Robert Gomez. He later told investigators he wanted to shoot as many Mexicans as possible, two law enforcement officials told ABC News.
“He was forthcoming with information. He basically didn’t hold anything back,” El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen said during Sunday’s news conference, declining to comment on specifics of what the alleged gunman told investigators. (Read more from “Mass Shooting That Killed 20 in El Paso Investigated as ‘Domestic Terrorism’: Officials” HERE)