Stop politicizing deaths! It is not hard to wait for the facts.
The Atlanta police said Robert Aaron Long, the man suspected of murdering eight people at three spas, allegedly admitted to the killings.
The suspect also told the police race did motivate him to kill. He blamed his sex addiction.
Again, stop politicizing deaths to advance your narrative. The police said six Asian Americans died, but so did two white people.
WATCH: Atlanta shooter told police he targeted massage parlors because of his "sex addiction" pic.twitter.com/aDIZWjZnLH
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Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office Capt Jay Baker told the media about the suspect’s confession:
“The suspect did take responsibility for the shootings, he said that early on once we began the interviews with him,” Baker said.
“He claims… that this was not racially motivated. He apparently has an issue, what he considers a sex addiction, and sees these locations as something that allows him to go to these places, and it’s a temptation for him that he wanted to eliminate. Like we said, it’s still early on, but these are the comments that he made,” Baker said.
Cherokee County Sheriff Frank Reynolds mentioned Long “may have frequented some of these places in the past.”
The police took the 21-year-old man into custody hours after the shootings.
The Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta immediately blamed “white supremacy and systemic racism” for the killings:
“We are heartbroken by these acts of violence,” Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta said in a statement. “While the details of the shootings are still emerging, the broader context cannot be ignored. The shootings happened under the trauma of increasing violence against Asian Americans nationwide, fueled by white supremacy and systemic racism.”
The group is not alone:
Police in Atlanta and other major cities deplored the killings, and some said they would increase patrols in Asian American communities. Seattle’s mayor said “the violence in Atlanta was an act of hate,” and San Francisco police tweeted #StopAsianHate. The New York City Police counterterrorism unit said it was on alert for similar attacks.
Other civil liberties groups and prominent Americans also expressed their dismay. The Rev. Bernice King, daughter of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., said she’s “deeply saddened that we live in a nation and world permeated by hate and violence. I stand with Asian members of our World House, who are a part of our global human family.”
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