After all, whenever a black guy shoots someone, the rightwingers start the chant about "black-on-black" crime.
Police have identified the gunman who killed two women and wounded
seven other people at a Louisiana movie theater before fatally shooting
himself. All victims and the shooter were white.
Investigators said 59-year-old John Russell Houser opened fire
Thursday night during a showing of the film, “Trainwreck,” in Lafayette —
about 500 miles from his home in Phenix City, Alabama.
Police said Houser, who they described as “kind of a drifter,” fired
13 rounds from a .40-caliber handgun into the theater crowd after
watching the movie with them for about 20 minutes.
Officers arrived almost immediately, disrupting Houser’s escape plan, and he turned the gun on himself.
Authorities did not release a possible motive for the mass shooting,
which came three years and three days after a gunman massacred 12 people
at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado.
Investigators said Houser had been in Lafayette since early this
month, and they found disguises, including glasses and wigs, at a nearby
Houser was alone and did not wear a disguise during the shooting, police said, but he had switched the license plates on his car parked outside the theater.
“He wasn’t saying anything, I didn’t hear anybody screaming either,” said Katie Domingue, who fled the theater with her fiancé.
Police identified the victims as 21-year-old Mayci Breaux, of Franklin, and 33-year-old Jillian Johnson, of Lafayette.
Houser’s LinkedIn profile
indicates failed attempts in a series of get-rich-quick schemes,
including efforts to capitalize on a weightlifting craze and flip real
He sold T-shirts in 1975 that identified the wearer as being able to
life 300 pounds, and he operated and sold the Peachtree Pub about 35
years ago in Columbus, Georgia.
Houser claims in his social media profile that he guest hosted more
than 60 episodes of “Rise and Shine” on WLTZ-TV in the 1990s, where he
“invited political controversy on every one of them, and loved every
minute of it.”
He also claims he was a guest 13 times on Doug Kellet’s WRCG-AM talk radio program.
Houser apparently was a frequent speaker at Columbus Water Works
board meetings and City Council meetings, where he claims to have helped
save millions of dollars by identifying “mega-thousands” of
Police said Houser had a criminal record, including arson and selling alcohol to a minor, but had not run into any trouble in at least a decade.
review: "Watchdog" on government spending. Frequent speaker at city
council and water works board meetings. Sounds like a typical Teabagger
Sounds to me as though it's time for theaters to ban white men who show up unaccompanied.
And it's time for white folks to do something about white-on-white crime. Right????