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The #ElPasoSyllabus:

It’s been 2 weeks since the horrendous shooting in El Paso, the murder of 22 innocent individuals & wounding of 24 others. 2 weeks, #ElPasoShooting is no longer trending, most news outlets have dropped the story, the process of forgetting has begun.
There are several things that may explain why we’ve begun to forget El Paso. Many people don’t know the city and it may seems geographically far removed from the worldview of folks unfamiliar with the Southwest.
The victims of the shooting, mainly Mexican/Mexican American people, may seem unfamiliar to some Americans, beyond the rhetoric/stereotyping of the immigration reform debate. Many people probably don’t see Mexican-origin people as the “normal” victims of racist violence.
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I don't think most people understand the dailiness of #gunviolence in America. This incident happened within less than a mile of our house. There have been three men shot to death in front of our house in the past 4yrs as I've recorded in real time on here. That's madness.
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The good news about the #PhillyShooting is no one was killed. Women and kids were extricated safely. The 6 cops had minor gunshots wounds, the hostages were safely extricated and the shooter was unharmed. That's all amazing. But the shooter fired hundreds of rounds over 8hrs.
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This is another story of civilians with arsenals of weapons. That should be illegal. The cop who was shot in the head missed death by a literal inch. He has two small kids. In the #ElPasoShooting and #DaytonShooting more than a dozen kids were left motherless, some newborns.
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THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4393: El Paso Mass Shooter - Using Body Language as a Threat Assessment Tool - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence

#ElPasoShooting #ThreatAssessment #BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert #Nonverbal #EmotionalIntelligence #GunControl
1/ On Saturday 3 August 2019, Patrick Wood Crusius allegedly went on a shooting rampage inside a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. He traveled about 1,050 km (~650 miles) from his home in Allen, Texas to do so.
2/ Tragically, 22 people have died while another 24 were wounded. About 30 minutes prior to the shooting, Crusius published manifesto online, ranting against immigration and declaring that “this attack is a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas.”
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In April, @MarieDennise & I met a beautiful El Paso family that illustrated the city's cross-border identity. (tinyurl.com/y4zcervf) This week we were back reporting on the #elpasoshooting & were horrified to hear they were among the first victims.
houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-t…
They were raising money outside the Walmart for their 10-year-old daughter Karina’s soccer team, selling the traditional Mexican snacks of chicharrónes and aguas frescas when the gunman started firing.
The victims from the fundraiser were quintessential El Pasoans: Hispanic and bilingual with deep roots in Texas and Mexico. Their lives revolve around their children’s baseball and soccer teams. Their lives spanned the border.
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HAPPENING NOW: Members of Metairie Indivisible & @MomsDemand La hosting a vigil for victims of #ElPasoShooting & #DaytonShooting & #GunViolenceInAmerica outside the office of @SenBillCassidy ! #GunControlNow
2/ HAPPENING NOW: Members of Metairie Indivisible & @MomsDemand La hosting a vigil for victims of #ElPasoShooting & #DaytonShooting & #GunViolenceInAmerica outside the office of @SenBillCassidy ! #GunControlNow @harbend
3/ HAPPENING NOW: Members of Metairie Indivisible & @MomsDemand La hosting a vigil for victims of #ElPasoShooting & #DaytonShooting & #GunViolenceInAmerica outside the office of @SenBillCassidy ! #GunControlNow
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What happens when inequality meets hate: @Greg_Palast & @Thom_Hartmann discuss the recent spate of mass shootings in America. thomhartmann.com/bigpicture/whe…
#DaytonOhioShooting #ElPasoShooting #GilroyShooting #RacistInChief #EnoughIsEnough
@Thom_Hartmann I actually did a study of this; I compared gun ownership versus killings, nation by nation, and there was no relationship statistically. But there was a relationship between homicides in a nation and the Gini index — that’s what we measure inequality by. gregpalast.com/florida-hondur…
@Thom_Hartmann What all these shooters have in common, they're young white males who are losers who have nothing to lose. gregpalast.com/tee-jay-james-… #DaytonOhioShooting #ElPasoShooting #GilroyShooting #RacistInChief #EnoughIsEnough
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Twitter should be facing a massive lawsuit from millions of Americans, for allowing Trump (a United States president) to spread his hate and racism on this social networking site/app. They'll suspend and penalize us, but won't do anything about Trump's broadcasted racism.
Twitter doesn't do anything to stop Trump, because Trump is cutting a check. His racist cartoon tweets helped save their social networking site. Jack knows what he's doing. He also thinks the public won't ever stop using Twitter. We the people made this app popular, never forget.
.@brycetache and @TalbertSwan had to fight hard to get their accounts back up after bs suspensions. Why isn't Trump held to the same standards with consequence. How many more mass shootings need to happen before Twitter does something? #ElPasoShooting #DaytonShooting #DoSomething
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Pastor Michael Grady, just talked with Anderson Cooper on @AC360. He was breathtakingly good. His daughter, Michelle, was severely wounded at the WalMart in #ElPasoShooting. She's in critical.
A big man with a generous manner, he spoke about her, his wife, the shooting.
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Grady has the imposing manner of a black preacher--you can tell he gives a powerful sermon. Grady also spoke about Trump & how lacking in passion his speech on hate was. He said, "Words matter. How you use your words matters." He said words can be healing, but Trump's weren't.
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Grady talked about how there have been no consequences to these shootings. Of Trump he said once words are out there you can't take them back. he said "words of divisiveness and hatred matter. You don't know who will receive them or how they will be received."
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Here's what really happened at #ElPasoShooting Nothing. It was a drill. And again, they screwed up. voat.co/v/QRV/3369532
Video of drill at Dillards? 153news.net/watch_video.ph…
I mean, I know the first thing I'M going to do after a shooting, is stay in line to get my groceries.
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Thread 👇

Re: #DoSomething
People have been asking the government to “do something.” That almost sounds like we are clueless, like we have no idea how we could deal with gun violence in America. Like we are little kids, asking daddy to pretty please _do something, do anything_.
As if they know something we don’t. But that is not the case. We know EXACTLY what can be done. So does the Senate.
There are currently 2 life-saving bills that have passed the House of Rep., but are waiting for @senatemajldr & his Senate to bring up for a vote, & pass.
Both of these bills are VERY POPULAR and have research to back them up. Not pie in the sky. Not “something, anything,” but actual plans.

What are those?

The first is close the background checks loophole.
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A quick recap of Nebraska politics in the last week... I'll keep this brief but fair warning: THREAD (Also, FYI, this pertains to national politics as well—especially for anyone waiting for a change of heart from the @GOP.)
@GOP First, a radio station in Lincoln had the audacity to present both sides of a local controversy over the siting of a complex of chicken barns north of town. This provoked @gagetaylor, comms director for @GovRicketts, to call the whole station "#fakenews." journalstar.com/legislature/so…
@GOP @gagetaylor @GovRicketts Then, after the #ElPasoShooting, @SenMcCollister warned fellow Republicans that they were "enabling white supremacy," the @NEGOP responded by issuing a press release telling McCollister to leave the @GOP. thehill.com/homenews/state…
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1/ 22 have now died in Saturday’s El Paso shooting.

In the wake of the tragedy, here’s how you can help. #ElPaso #ElPasoStrong #ElPasoShooting
2/ Donate to the El Paso Community Foundation’s fund to help those impacted by the shooting.

The foundation is working with the city of El Paso and the county to disburse funds. payments.epcf.org/victims
3/ Vitalant in El Paso is taking blood donations by appointment only — make one at bloodhero.com or call 877-258-4825.
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Almost ALL of those killed in #ElPasoShooting were #Latinos. And yet I see no mention of this in headlines or in chyrons. The largest minority in this county was targeted. Why are the headlines about Trump? elpasotimes.com/story/news/201…
There is a serious problem here. The focus is almost exclusively on the president. Latinos are just props in some larger narrative. Its horrific.
When the stories are written and the headlines and the news briefs overlook (I’m being generous here) who was targeted , you have to ask yourself why. I seriously hope every news show and Sunday show and opinion page allows voices from our community to be heard.
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So, today, just TODAY, I spoke with seven (7) reporters from different news outlets about violent white supremacy. In doing this work for 30yrs, that's a one-day record.
Here are a few highlights, in summation, about Things I Often Say, about the current White Supremacist Moment:
(Q: how are things different w/ White Supremacy since the Internet?) A: Things are both the SAME and DIFFERENT. They're the same, in the sense that white supremacy is a centuries-old ideology + it's continuing, much the same, over time.
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The President consoles the nation reaching out to all and condemning hate. #ElPasoShooting #OhioShooting
Here is the problem👇🏾below. Instead of coming together, they politicize the matter. Proof they wouldn’t be able to console America in the time of a crisis.
Joe is mad Trump is President. He just won’t get over it. Such a hateful man.
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For those politicizing the below picture, here is the obvious indisputable differences: One (Patrick Crusius) decided to listen to the instructions of the police while the other (Eric Garner) decided to defy the police. Actions have consequences.
Not that Eric Garner deserved his fate, but wouldn't it had been better for Garner and others to comply and live to see another day? Then file a complaint? Instructions not heard. #ElPasoShooting #EricGarner #OhioShooting
Reality: Was Obama blamed?usatoday.com/story/news/pol…
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1/ Gun violence and visual censorship: a running thread.
2/ Remember that rare/unusual shot from Va Beach? Or this frame from Christchurch in New Zealand? Once again this weekend, horrific acts of #gunviolence on American soil. But between police and media, the scenes are completely sanitized. While carnage reigns, we see no blood.
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1/ This is Andre Anchondo.

Here, he is holding his new born son.

Andre and his wife Jordan died this weekend protecting their son from a mass murderer in El Paso.

#ElPaso #ElPasoShooting

bit.ly/2MEu9F9 via @washingtonpost
@washingtonpost 2/ Jordan, 25 and Andre, 24, were among now 21 victims killed in Saturday’s mass shooting at a Walmart and shopping center in El Paso, leaving their infant son without parents as they died protecting him. bit.ly/2MEu9F9
@washingtonpost 3/ The Anchondos had just dropped their oldest daughter off at cheerleading practice when they pulled into the Walmart parking lot.

It was a busy day for them. Their daughter was having a birthday party, turning 6, so they needed party decorations. bit.ly/2MEu9F9
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Monica Acosta lives in El Paso. Her niece went to school with Javi Rodriguez, a victim. Her daughter’s friends were at the mall. She left this message after dropping her 7-year-old off at school Monday

“We need our peace back,” she said. “Who is going to give us that back”
Rafael Caraveo brought his mother’s prayer book to the Walmart memorial. He and his wife, Maria, have lived in El Paso for nearly 50 years and they shop here often. The 70-year-old lost his brother in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting and said he felt the need to be here
“The message is love,” he said. “I lost my brother so I know how it feels”

He said that he prays for the president to stop discriminating, to stop the hate, and the “powerful people controlling the sale of the guns”
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A recap of @just_security's recent coverage of domestic terrorism and right-wing extremism: #ElPasoShooting #ElPasoTerroristAttack
How News Media Talk About Terrorism: What the Evidence Shows by @KearnsErinM and @AmarAmarasingam justsecurity.org/63499/how-news…
New Approach After Charlottesville Violence Protects Public Safety While Preserving Rights by Mary B. McCord justsecurity.org/62056/approach…
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Toxic masculinity is lethal.

High school classmates of the gunman who killed nine people early in #Dayton, Ohio, say he was suspended for compiling a "hit list" of those he wanted to kill and a "rape list" of girls he wanted to sexually assault. insider.com/dayton-shooter…
Toxic masculinity is lethal. #DaytonMassShooting

White supremacist patriarchy is lethal #ElPasoMassShooting

In less than 24 hours, two white men shot dead at least 29 mostly Black and brown people.
White patriarchy - whether it’s “rape list” during high school type or “white people are being replaced by immigrants” type is lethal.

When the president is a white supremacist who has been accused by at least 21 women of sexual assault, white patriarchy is enabled from the top
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There are WAY MORE than 2 #ConnorBetts.

✔️When news 1st came out of #daytonshooting in OH it was #ConnErBetts, then corrected to ConnOr
✔️His sister #Megan or #MeganBetts was 1st called BECKY (#BeckyBetts)
✔️Like #elpasoshooter they seem to have clones or...
Heavy.com as well as MANY other news outlets posted all this CRAP about #ConnorBetts

✔️Meet the multiple Connor Betts
✔️Same article
✔️But wait THIS GETS WEIRDER
#MeganBetts is also known as #BeckyBetts, and not just in this article...
•So is she #MeganBetts or #BeckyBetts?🤔

Here’s the article link: heavy.com/news/2019/08/c…
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I'm at the El Paso Regional Communications Center, where officials are scheduled to update reporters on the #ElPasoShooting at 5:00 p.m. MT/7:00 p.m. ET.
Props to @DavidBegnaud, whose punctuality was rewarded with an unobstructed view:
@DavidBegnaud The news conference is getting underway.
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