El Paso Shooter Originally Listed As ANTIFA, Bernie Democrat, ‘John Brown Resistance Member’
In a near duplication of 2018’s ‘MAGA Bomber’ incident involving lifelong Democrat and supposed Trump convert, Cesar Sayoc, online descriptions of El Paso mass shooter, Patrick Crusius indicating he was a registered Democrat were edited immediately following the Walmart massacre that left 19 people dead to make him appear to be a Republican, an NRA member and a follower of the Trump movement’s popular chatroom conspiracy theory, QAnon.
In security camera footage, police say 21-year old Patrick Crusius is seen stalking a busy El Paso Walmart store with an WASR 10, a semiautomatic AK-47 style assault rifle, killing 20 people and wounding 26 more just moments after publishing a “white supremacist manifesto” to his social media. In the manifesto, Crusius allegedly referenced the Christchurch, New Zealand mosque shooting as inspiration and voiced ant-immigrant views.
However, other evidence from Crusius’s digital footprint contradicts those supposed views and gives a conflicting picture of Crusius’ actual political etymology. Cached versions of Crusius’s profile on the online public reputation aggregator, MyLife originally listed Crusius as a registered Democrat, (NOT a Republican) a climate change protester, John Brown resistance member, a backer of Bernie Sanders and Antifa member.
In the moments after the shooting, references to ANTIFA, Bernie Sanders, John Brown Anti-Racist Club (a 1970’s era militant Communist terror organization with ties to Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn and the Weather Underground and also praised by Tacoma ICE Detention facility bomber, Willem Van Spronsen) were removed from Crusius’ MyLife profile.
As is also clearly visible, the oldest and original profile made no mention of Trump, QAnon or an alleged NRA membership (which would be an extraordinarily strange addition to an online biography.) Each of those descriptors were added by someone in the moments after Crusius was publicly identified as the El Paso shooter.
In previous incidents of false flag violence and provocateurism the MyLife platform has consistently proven an achilles heel for perpetrators, even after efforts to tailor and scrub social media to portray political allegiances to Donald Trump, ‘white supremacy’ or anti-immigrant views.
In the case of supposed ‘MAGA Bomber,” Cesar Sayoc, original versions of his MyLife profile listed him as a lifelong Democrat. Deeper dives on his facebook and Twitter profiles showed him to be a hater of George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Read more here.
The El Paso massacre by Crusius is the second of three mass shootings less than one week after 19-year old Santino Legan opened fire at the Gilroy Garlic Festival near San Jose, California on July 28, killing four people and wounding 12.
In the early morning hours of Sunday, August 4th, 24 year old Connor Betts opened fire in the nightlife district of Dayton, Ohio, killing ten people and wounding 30 others before he was shot and killed by Dayton police.