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8Chan CEO Jim Watson in a different twitter post said the #ElPasoTerroristAttack "Manifesto" was NOT posted by the Shooter.
@nytimes has now apologised for making false statements.
All other media outlets should do the same.

@washingtonpost @johnpodesta
@infinitechan Official Statement from 8CHAN Ceo : Jim Watkins,
Regarding the El Paso Wal-Mart shooting.
Manifesto may have been written by the Shooter but was NOT posted by the Shooter +
3 (8Chan)

#ElPaso #Shooter was posting on Instagram NOT 8chan

(mistake) pg 1 I said 8chans ceo name was Jim Watson. It is Jim Watkins.

Thank you Jim for keeping a site open where ppl can express themselves and have open discussions.
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The first weekend after the terror of the #MississippiRaids and the #ElPasoTerroristAttack, I’m reminded of a lesson a client taught me once. /1
He got cited for driving without a license. Pretty simple misdemeanor offense that really shouldn’t require a lawyer to handle. Go to court. Pay a fine. Take a class. Case dismissed. But he was in the process of regularizing his immigration status, so it wasn’t that simple. /2
Because ICE Officers had begun appearing in Nashville’s courtrooms, many folks in his position who had to go to court came to believe their citation could carry the possibility of arrest and imprisonment by ice while they fought their case, and if they lost, family separation. /3
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Allow me to coin the phrase, “Armchair Dirty Harry” to describe the naive fantasy of the “good guy with a gun.”

In his fantasy, #ArmchairDirtyHarry strolls calmly into a hail of bullets, sending the bad guys sprawling from the force of his high-powered firearm.
In an *actual* firefight, #ArmchairDirtyHarry’s fantasy meets reality. Our wannabe hero knows walking into a hail of bullets is suicide.

Heroism in situations like #ElPaso rarely, if ever, involves the gun-toting citizen. The armchair hero believes GOP propaganda, not his eyes.
#HeroesOfElPaso saved lives.

They didn’t walk into a hail of bullets, they risked their lives getting customers and employees out of Walmart. And then they continued helping where they could.

So where was #ArmchairDirtyHarry?…
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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…
New Approach After Charlottesville Violence Protects Public Safety While Preserving Rights by Mary B. McCord…
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Trump's normalizing anti- immigrant rhetoric is important to note bf dehumanizing murder like #ElPasoTerroristAttack. But it's also important to look at the body, how BOTH Republicans & Democrats have devalued the immigrant body to the point of jailing, separating, dehydrating,
beating, deporting & exposing refugee child bodies to rape. If the bodies of refugees & migrants could speak for themselves, the picture & talk of government sanctioned white supremacist violence would implicate not just Trump, but Obama, Clinton & all those Democrats & their
allies who've had a hand in making destruction & devastation of the refugee & immigrant body a "normal, " everyday life" thing,like that cancer you don't always notice but is there quietly doing its daily work. At the level of the state, white supremacy normalization of violence
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THREAD: Important to understand the undercurrent of the history bubbling beneath the #ElPasoTerroristAttack. You can see the workings of the genocidal culture--institutionally-sanctioned mass murder+white supremacy+devalued Mexican life--3 hours s of EP, in the town of Porvenir,
TX. Porvenir was the site of a massacre perpetrated by Texas Rangers at a time where 100s, possibly 1000s of Mexicans were being ethnically cleansed , displaced fr land in the region. A century after it occurred, I tried to interview a defendant of one
of the victims. They were not ready to do so. What's known as "La Matanza" also included lynchings, shootings & other murderous violence in which whites mass murdered Mexicans w impunity. The fact that most in Texas, including Tejanos, don't know about La Matanza is a measure of
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👀👀 #AntifaTerrorists 6 days apart the shootings in #GilroyGarlicFestival & #ElPasoShooting
and to add more butter This kid changed his party affiliation right around #FakeNews push #QAnon a Terrorist…
OMG. @realDonaldTrump @SenTedCruz
Report: Far-Left Groups Plan ‘Siege’ On El Paso, Texas, To Push ‘Border Resistance’…
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Atlanta Journal Constitution is doing best job reporting on the #ElPaso #shooting

They reported on it the day before it happened. 🤔

#ElPasoShooting #ElPasoStrong #GunReformNow #GunViolence #gunsense #Democrats #QAnon #MAGA #Biden2020 #KamalaHarris
Atlanta's Newspaper: #ElPaso #shooting...YESTERDAY!?

Huh.. odd

Search powered by Google on their site does show it as 21 hours ago
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When you get to article it says 6 Hours
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#ElPasoStrong #ElPasoTerroristAttack #QAnon
#Beto's not even able to control his emotions in the
wake of this event.

#ElPaso #Shooting #ElPasoStrong #ElPasoTerroristAttack #GunViolence #gunsense #GunControlNow #QAnon #MAGA #Democrats #Beto2020
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Republicans are the party of strength and reprehensible many, many times. But people follow strength. There’s a nerdiness that’s happened to the Democratic Party We have become a wimpy party & people don’t follow wimps.”.-@DonnyDeutsch
#JohnCrawford was shot dead in a Walmart for standing in an aisle with an air rifle sold at Walmart in August 2014. The white officer who killed him was not charged because federal authorities said there wasn’t enough evidence to charge the officer.
El Paso Terrorist: "Hispanics will take control of the local and state government of my beloved Texas... They will turn Texas into an instrument of a political coup... Our European comrades don't have the gun rights needed to repel the millions of invaders" #ElPasoShooting
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#ElPasoShooting UPDATE: #ElPaso police confirm
—Multiple fatalities
—Multiple people transported to hospital
—One suspect in custody
—NO active shooter
—Police are investigating several crime scene areas, Walmart and Cielo Vista Mall, Texas
via @MSNBC

I can’t help thinking abt families shopping at Walmart for school supplies being slaughtered like animals. El Paso like Gilroy has a large Latino population. Trump’s dehumanization & conflation of immigrants & criminals put targets on them.
“It’s about taking down immigrants. There’s a body count associated with these websites (8chan, 4chan) now”—Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) on #ElPasoShooting. 21yo shooter posted a white supremacist screed/manifesto citing neo-Nazi killers Brevik, New Zealand mosque massacre…
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I’ve observed Colorado @SenCoryGardner since his election. What I’ve seen has left me dismayed. Rather than building bipartisan bridges to get things done, Cory became a supine Trump yes-man. There are 1000s reasons he shouldn’t be re-elected. Here are 101: #VoteCoryOut #COsen
#1: Even though he was elected by the narrowest of margins in 2014 in a state that has since voted for Hillary in 2016 & a democratic state govt trifecta in 2018, Cory continues to act as if he has a mandate from the white nationalist alt-right. #VoteCoryOut #cosen
#2: Cory Gardner has consistently voted for the extreme Trump agenda. During the 2019-2020 Congress, he’s voted with Trump over 90% of the time. During Trump’s 1st two years, Cory’s voting record was over 95% in line with Trump. #VoteCoryOut #cosen
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