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The backlash began with the sheriff spokesman’s statement to reporters that the mass shooting suspect was having a “bad day.”
“He was pretty much fed up and kind of at the end of his rope. Yesterday was a really bad day for him and this is what he did,” Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Jay Baker said Wednesday. He was describing the 21-year-old man accused of killing eight people, mostly Asian and almost all women, in a rampage across three Atlanta-area spas.
The full video (the relevant section starts at about 13:50) makes clear that Baker was not providing his own commentary, but rather summarizing what Long had told the investigators. The "bad day" line was proceeded by a clarification that this was Long's own explanation, as related to the police. Baker did not endorse it.
originally posted by: rickymouse
His killing of those people was not a racist act from what I get. It does seem that he targeted women, sexy women to be precise. Maybe the news should report it as a sexist act because he was targeting women that tempt guys. But you hear the news pushing racism which is pretty wrong. I kind of like the looks of Asian women...I usually like short people because I am tall I suppose.
I can be helpful to them, getting stuff that is high on shelves so I suppose it makes me feel helping them out is simple. But that is a delusion, they have pinchers you can buy cheap to get stuff off of high shelves so they do not need me to help them.
This guy who shot all of these people was nuts, and being nuts it is surprising someone sold him a gun recently. I have no problem with requiring background checks when buying a handgun, we have had that rule in Michigan for a long time. Some people should not have guns, the background checks help to keep guns out of the hands of criminals.