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El Paso loses its ‘safe city’ title – not from migrants, but a white man killing Latinos

Westlake Legal Group 7op63CQl22CY-m9eQ3dg4WgoG4yKrTrgLK2BnYOSnj0 El Paso loses its 'safe city' title – not from migrants, but a white man killing Latinos r/politics

in case you are wondering the kind of anxiety some people are dealing with.

There was a girl who survived a shooting. The interviewer asked her something like, “could you ever have imagined it would happen to you?” And it turned out, she had been living with the feeling it was only a matter of time before she had to go through a mass shooting. I wish I could link it, the clip kinda went viral.

There was a time around the Philly shooting where I started to struggle keeping track of shootings. And frankly became emotionally exhausted to where I stop feeling as much when they would happen.

The El Paso one felt ridiculous. Like another one, really? But then Dayton happening so soon took it to a complete different level.

I now share the anxiety that girl had.

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El Paso loses its ‘safe city’ title – not from migrants, but a white man killing Latinos

Westlake Legal Group 7op63CQl22CY-m9eQ3dg4WgoG4yKrTrgLK2BnYOSnj0 El Paso loses its 'safe city' title – not from migrants, but a white man killing Latinos r/politics

in case you are wondering the kind of anxiety some people are dealing with.

There was a girl who survived a shooting. The interviewer asked her something like, “could you ever have imagined it would happen to you?” And it turned out, she had been living with the feeling it was only a matter of time before she had to go through a mass shooting. I wish I could link it, the clip kinda went viral.

There was a time around the Philly shooting where I started to struggle keeping track of shootings. And frankly became emotionally exhausted to where I stop feeling as much when they would happen.

The El Paso one felt ridiculous. Like another one, really? But then Dayton happening so soon took it to a complete different level.

I now share the anxiety that girl had.

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Trump smirked at idea of shooting migrants at rally three months before El Paso massacre

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“When you have 15,000 people marching up, and you have hundreds and hundreds of [immigrants], and you have two or three border security people that are brave and great – and don’t forget we don’t let them and we can’t let them use weapons,” Mr Trump said, to an audience of thousands in Florida.

“We can’t. Other countries do, we can’t. I would never do that. But how do you stop these people?”

In response someone from the audience shouted: “Shoot them!”

Mr Trump then appeared to laugh before shaking his head and saying: “That’s only in the Panhandle you can get away with that statement.”

Americans. If this sentiment does not reflect your idea of what this country is, denounce Trump and vote him out next election. Vote out the GOP congressmen who applaud or look the other way when he spouts this xenophobic talk.

Don’t let this country remain in the hands of openly bigoted men.

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8chan Is a Megaphone for Shooters. ‘Shut the Site Down,’ Says Its Creator.

Westlake Legal Group TF8SlKchCXIbgYTJjlKrnbYBYHINIm-BEwGXWcdFnoY 8chan Is a Megaphone for Shooters. ‘Shut the Site Down,’ Says Its Creator. r/politics

8chan has been around for a while, but a big Exodus from 4chan occured around the gamergate event. 4chan started implementing spam filters to stop all the trolls from shitposting everywhere. No board was unaffected. Many users saw this as censorship, and left to join another chan with close to no censorship.

Now, Reddit wasn’t unaffected either. Similar stuff happened here, and a lot of people got angry at moderators on places like r/gaming and also felt the need to find a more suitable place for their interests.

So now you have the worst of the worst, all hanging out on one site. Meanwhile the admin, Hotwheels (no seriously that’s what he calls himself) loved the attention and thought nothing of it. So yeah, next time you bash 4chan, keep in mind they’re just a bunch of idiots pretending to be terrorists and racists. 8chan actually has terrorists and racists.

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There is no excuse for supporting this president

Westlake Legal Group EZN9l2fi3_YrrQpYJoX4aWbjT1_paf6MBiFIIb5IMkE There is no excuse for supporting this president r/politics

“On Sunday morning, former congressman Beto O’Rourke spoke for millions of Americans: Jake Tapper: “Do you think President Trump is a white nationalist?” Beto O’Rourke: “Yes, I do.” #CNNSOTU O’Rourke is a native of El Paso, Tex., one of two sites of mass murder in the past 24 hours. The alleged killer had regurgitated white nationalist bile and hatred of immigrants. If a Muslim preacher’s words were repeated nearly verbatim by Islamic mass murderers, we’d consider him a threat to national security. And yet, when venom drawn from President Trump’s vicious attacks on immigrants, his channeling of “replacement” conspiracy theories, his dehumanization of immigrants and his demonization of the media show up in the ramblings of serial mail bomber Cesar Sayoc, the Tree of Life synagogue and Christchurch mosque mass murderers and now the slaughterer of innocents in El Paso, we don’t collectively hold him morally accountable, insist his recant his views and demand an end to his presidency. South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg observed that white nationalist terrorists “feel validated” by Trump: Chris asks @PeteButtigieg if he thinks President Trump bears some responsibility for these shootings, he says these people feel validated all the way from the top #FNS #FoxNews For decades now, Republicans have insisted mass murders with semiautomatic weapons are not reflective of a gun problem. I can no longer comprehend how such a ludicrous assertion is remotely acceptable. But in one sense they are right: It’s not merely Republicans’ indulgence of the National Rifle Association that puts Americans’ lives in jeopardy; it is the support and enabling of a president that inspires white nationalist terrorists — and even denies white nationalism is a problem.

The Dayton, Ohio, mass killing is the 32nd “mass killing by firearms” this year. And while Trump continues to demonize Muslims and foreigners, the facts indicate white nationalists are responsible for more deaths than Islamic fundamentalist-inspired killings under this president. The Anti-Defamation League reported:

In 2018, domestic extremists killed at least 50 people in the U.S., a sharp increase from the 37 extremist-related murders documented in 2017, though still lower than the totals for 2015 (70) and 2016 (72). The 50 deaths make 2018 the fourth-deadliest year on record for domestic extremist-related killings since 1970.

The extremist-related murders in 2018 were overwhelmingly linked to right-wing extremists. Every one of the perpetrators had ties to at least one right-wing extremist movement, although one had recently switched to supporting Islamist extremism. White supremacists were responsible for the great majority of the killings, which is typically the case.

The rise in hate crimes under this president also has been dramatic. The Anti-Defamation League documented, “Right-wing extremists were linked to at least 50 extremist-related murders in the United States in 2018, making them responsible for more deaths than in any year since 1995. . . . Right-wing extremists killed more people in 2018 than in any year since 1995, the year of Timothy McVeigh’s bomb attack on the Oklahoma City federal building.” Likewise, just a few days ago, a new report explained the magnitude of the problem in cities (which Trump demonizes as “infested” and unlivable): Hate crimes in thirty of America’s largest cities rose nine percent in 2018 to a decade high of 2,009, according to police data analyzed by the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino (CSHE). Last year marked the fifth consecutive increase in hate crimes, and the steepest rise since 2015. Seventy percent, or 21 police departments, reported increases, with just under half (47 percent), or 14 agencies, hitting or tying decade highs. 2018 was the only year this decade the cities exceeded 2,000. Partial year 2019 data from 18 cities also shows an overall rise. If forthcoming Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) 2018 hate crime totals replicate this nine percent rise, it will be the fourth consecutive increase and the highest total since the FBI’s 2001’s record.

This rise comes even as the overall rate of crime decreases. (“In contrast to a 3.5 percent decline in crime overall in major U.S. Cities in 2018 (source), these latest hate crime data mirror a multiyear rise across myriad other representative crime, social science, and digital datasets on prejudice and fragmented intergroup cohesion.”)

In sum, we are awash in hate crimes and white nationalist-inspired mass murders. We have a president whose words inspire and bolster perpetrators of these heinous acts. That makes Trump not only a moral abomination, which no policy outcome can offset, but a threat to national security. Those encouraged by his words in recent years kill more Americans than Islamist terrorists. If that is not justification for bipartisan repudiation of this president and removal from office at the earliest possible moment I don’t know what is. Those who countenance and support this president for his white-grievance mongering are not merely “deplorable” but dangerous.”

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After El Paso, We Can No Longer Ignore Trump’s Role in Inspiring Mass Shootings

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El Paso shooting: Some victims too scared to seek medical help for ‘fear over immigration status’ – Worries over going to hospital ‘because you run the chance of being permanently separated from your family shouldn’t have to be anyone’s reality’

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Protestors interrupt McConnell event in Kentucky with ‘Moscow Mitch’ chants

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Trump Still Refuses to Condemn Violent White Supremacy

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9 killed in Ohio in second US mass shooting in 24 hours

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THIS.

I get so fucking frustrated when people throw their hands up and say “well there’s too many guns, nothing to be done. If you have gun reform, there will still be gun violence”.

THERE IS NO OVERNIGHT ANSWER. Gun reform will take generations here in America. But in the long run, guns will be less available. Reform equals less production, which means fewer, which means prices skyrocket, and they end up being more and more unattainable. Would there be a drastic change in gun violence next year? No. Next 5 years? No. Ten years? Maybe a little but not really.

50 years? Yes. 100 years? Yes.

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