From PJ Media…
[PJ Media] According to reports on Twitter and in the media, the man shot and killed by police after killing nine and injuring 27 in a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, was not just a Democrat but an open socialist. He also supported gun control, would vote for Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and encouraged violence against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). He may have been a “copycat” shooter, because it also appears he was following news of the mass shooting at the Walmart in El Paso, Texas.
According to the Greene County Board of Elections, the shooter was a registered Democrat who voted Democrat in both the 2016 and 2018 primary elections (PJM had removed the name and address of the shooter. You can see the full entry at the BOE website):
Heavy reported the shooter’s Twitter handle and claimed to have confirmed that the account was his. The outlet used “multiple verification factors, including a matching tattoo on both a page selfie and prominent news outlets’ pictures of [the shooter]; several family linkages to the page; similar photos, including of him and the family dog, on the page and family members’ verified accounts, including its name; and references to college and growing up in Ohio and Dayton.”
Others also treated the account as if it were verified. J.J. MacNab, a fellow at George Washington University’s Program on Extremism, suggested the Dayton shooter may have been a copycat following the man who killed 20 people and injured 26 others at an El Paso Walmart.
“Based on the tweets he ‘liked,’ the Dayton shooter seemed to be following the coverage of the El Paso shooter closely,” MacNab tweeted. She also warned that there was no evidence the Dayton shooter was driven by white supremacy — as some falsely claimed.
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[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Tyler O’Neal and first published at PJ Media. Title change by P&P]