Tragedy in Virginia – News Reporter and Camera Man Shot and Killed By Disgruntled Ex-Employee

News Story Here

Our take:

This is one of those dream or dread events for Movement Warriors though it’s maybe the most interesting one I’ve come across. It combines so many elements that it might take MWs a but more time to digest before going on their online rampages. First of all you have a black person killing two white people. But the black man is also gay and was a professional before being unemployed, which will damper down the standard narrative of the black street thug engaging in crime as usual. However, the reporter and camera man were targeted both because they were white and for personal reasons related to perceived acts of racism by the nut job. In his manifesto (does any nut job not have a manifesto), he explains that the Charleston shootings were his tipping point. Of note though is the fact that he does not mention any of the recent white cop / black shooting victim news stories. Another interesting detail is that the gun he used was legally purchased, despite having a questionable mental state.

EXPECT THESE MOVEMENT WARRIORS TO MAKE STRONG USE OF THIS EVENT IN COMMENTS AND SOCIAL MEDIA

White Supremacists/ Hate – though this has the great black on white crime angle, it does not carry the whole black street thug vibe they often depend on to provoke fear. HOWEVER, this is strong for those elements within this movement supporting the idea of an inevitable race war.

Anti-Gun Advocates – it doesn’t fit the classic narrative of the angry white male, but this was a mass shooting with a gun legally purchased by someone with a questionable mental state and an angry documented work history. This seems to be a great example of the need for stricter gun laws.

EXPECT THESE MOVEMENT WARRIORS TO BE SILENT OR ON THE DEFENSIVE

Black Lives Matter – many might feel this is another crime or violent act which can be tied to the anger outgrowth of this movement. Some in this rank have been meh when the violence was done against white cops but this was just the targeting of white people in general (though personal to the shooter).

LGBT – This might be the first case of an angry LGBT member doing violence. I don’t expect to hear much from these MWs at all as they will probably hope the gay element of this story fades to the back.

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