2019 El Paso Walmart Shooting

2019 El Paso Walmart Shooting

Updated Aug 06, 2019 at 05:32AM EDT by andcallmeshirley.

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The 2019 El Paso Walmart Shooting refers to a mass shooting that occurred near the Walmart and Cielo Vista shopping centers in El Paso, Texas in early August 2019. 20 people were killed in the attack and another 26 sustained injuries.


At approximately 10:39 a.m. on August 3rd, 2019, shots were fired at the Walmart Supercenter byo the Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, Texas. According to a witness, the attack initially took place outside Walmart before the shooter entered the store.


Police Response

That day, the @EPPolice Twitter feed announced that the shooting scene was "still active" and that there were "reports of multiple shooters" (shown below).

Online Reaction

That day, Redditor dubdad submitted a post about the shooting to /r/news.[2] Also on August 3rd, Twitter user itsjawwsh_ posted screenshots of tweets linking the shooting to antifa, attributing the claims to what she referred to as a "hoax" article published by the conservative news site The Daily Caller (shown below).

The same day, Twitter user @itsjawwsh_ uploaded a video clip of a person hiding under a table while gunshots can be heard firing in the background, claiming it was taken at a Walmart McDonald's near the Cielo Vista center (shown below).

Meanwhile, CNN released Snapchat videos of people fleeing the scene of the shooting (shown below).


While initial reports indicated that there were multiple suspects, El Paso police subsequently confirmed that only one person was in custody and that they did not "believe there was anyone outstanding" (shown below).

Meanwhile, the @OSINews feed posted security footage, claiming it was of the suspected shooter (shown below).

Shortly after, DC Examiner reporter Anna Giaritelli tweeted a photograph of a young man seated in the back of a police car, along with a message that police had identified the suspect as 21-year-old Dallas resident Patrick Crusius (shown below).

8chan Post and Manifesto

Approximately 45 minutes before the attack took place, a post was submitted to 8chan's /pol/ board[4] stating which discussed an impending "attack" (shown below).

The 8chan Global Rule> [The Gentleperson's Guide to Forum Spies | Global Volunteers Dost Test | FAQ] File (hide): 7de586dfe57c373pdf (328.93 KB, P. CrusiusNotificationdf) (h) (u) Crusius Notification Letter.pdf 3561044 >>13561050 >13561066 Watch Thread] [Feature Thread] [Show All Posts EITS TIME Anonymous 08/03/19 F--- this is going to be so s--- but I can't wait any longer. Do your part and spread this brothers! Of course, only spread it if the attack is successful. I know that the media is going to try to frame my incorrectly, but y'all will know the truth! I'm probably going to die today. Keep up the good fight Anonymous 08/03/19 (Sat) 11:17:38 ID: 10c7fa No.13561050 >>13561044 (OP) Hello FBI Anonymous 08/03/19 (Sat) 11:20:32 ID: 58820b No.13561062 File (hide): 7e1363f7757dbaapdf (74.69 KB, The Inconvenient Truth.pdf) (h) (u) FML nervous as hell. This is the actual manifesto F--- this is going to be so s--- but I can't wait any longer. Do your part and spread this brothers! Of course, only spread it if the attack is successful. I know that the media is going to try to frame my incorrectly, but y'all will know the truth! I'm probably going t die today. Keep up the good fight.

Additionally, the post contained an attached manifesto, which praised the Christchurch mosque shootings and citing the Great Replacement far-right conspiracy theory. In the thread, many accused the manifesto of being a hoax.

itself is a source of civil unrest. The less dependents on a government welfare system, the better. The lower the unemployment rate, the better. Achieving ambitions social projects like universal healthcare and UBI would become far more likely to succeed if tens of millions of dependents are removed. The Inconvenient Truth About Me Even though new migrants do the dirty work, their kids typically don't. They want to live the American Dream which is why they get college degrees and fill higher-paying skilled positions. This is why corporations lobby for even more illegal immigration even after decades of it of happening. They need to keep replenishing the low-skilled labor pool. Even as migrant children flood skilled jobs, Corporations make this worse by lobbying for even more work visas to be issued for skilled foreign workers to come here. Recently, the senate under a REPUBLICAN administration has greatly increased the number of foreign workers that will take American jobs. Remember that both Democrats and Republicans support immigration and work visas. Corporations need to keep replenishing the labor pool for both skilled and In general, I support the Christch urch shooter and his manifesto. This attack is a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas. They are the instigators, not me. I am simply defending my country from cultural and ethnic replacement brought on by an invasion. Some people will think this statement is hypocritical because of the nearly complete ethnic and cultural destruction brought to the Native Americans by our European ancestors, but this just reinforces my point. The natives didn't take the invasion of Europeans seriously, and now what's left is just a shad ow of what was. My motives for this attack are not at all personal. Actually the Hispanic community was not my target before I read The Great Replacement. This manifesto will cover the political and economic reasons behind the attack, my gear, my expectations of what response this will generate and my personal motivations and thoughts. unskilled jobs to keep wages down. So Automation is a good thing as it will eliminate the need for new migrants to fill unskilled jobs. Jobs that Americans can't survive on anyway. Automation can and would replace millions of low-skilled jobs if immigrants were deported. This source of competition for skilled labor from immigrants and visa holders around the world has made a very difficult situation even worse for natives as they compete in the skilled job market. To compete, people have to get better credentials by spending more time in college. It used to be that a high school degree was worth something. Now a bachelor's degree is what's recommended to be competitive in the job market. The cost of college degrees has exploded as their value has plummeted. This has led to a generation of indebted, overqualified students filling menial, low paying and unfulfilling jobs. Of course these migrants and their children have contri buted to the problem, but are not the sole cause of it. Political Reasons In short, America is rotting from the inside out, and peaceful means to stop this seem to be nearly impossible. The inconvenient truth is that our leaders, both Democrat AND Republican, have been failing us for decades. They are either complacent or involved in one of the biggest betrayals of the American public in our history. The takeover of the United States government by unchecked corporations. I could write a ten page essay on all the damage these corporations have caused, but here what is important. Due to the death of the baby boomers, the increasingly anti-immigrant rhetoric of the right and the ever increasing Hispanic population, America will soon become a one party-state. The Democrat party will own America and they know it. They have already begun the transition by pandering heavily to the Hispanic voting bloc in the 1 Democratic Debate. They intend to use open borders, free healthcare for illegals, citizenship and more to enact a political coup by importing and then legalizing millions of new voters. With policies like these, the Hispanic support for Democrats will likely become nearly unanimous in the future. The heavy Hispanic population in Texas will make us a Democrat stronghold. Losing Texas and a few other states with heavy Hispanic population to the Democrats is all it would take for them to win nearly every presidential election. Although the Republican Party is also terrible. Many factions within the Republican Party are pro-corporation. Pro- corporation pro-immigration. But some factions within the Republican Party don't prioritize corporations over our future. So the Democrats are nearly unanimous with their support of immigration while the Republicans are divided over it. At least with Republicans, the process of mass immigration and citizenship can be greatly reduced. The American lifestyle affords our citizens an incredible quality of life. However, our lifestyle is destroying the environment of our country. The decimation of the environment is creating a massive burden for future generations. Corporations are heading the destruction of our environment by shamelessly overharvesting resources. This has been a problem for decades. For example, this phenomenon is brilliantly portrayed in the decades old classic "The Lorax". Water sheds around the country, especially in agricultural areas, are being depleted. Fresh water is being polluted from farming and oil drilling operations. Consumer culture is creating thousands of tons of unnecessary plastic waste and electronic waste, and recycling to help slow this down is almost non-existent. Urban sprawl creates inefficient cities which unnecessarily destroys millions of acres of land. We even use god knows how many trees worth of paper towels just wipe water off our hands. Everything I have seen and heard in my short life has led me to believe that the average American isn't willing to change their lifestyle, even if the changes only cause a slight inconvenience. The government is unwilling to tackle these issues beyond empty promises since they are owned by corporations. Corporations that also like immigration because more people means a bigger market for their products. I just want to say that I love the people are Economic Reasons of this country, but god damn most of y'all are just too stubborn to change your lifestyle. So the next logical step is to decrease the number of people in America using resources. If we can get rid of enough In short, immigration can only be detrimental to the future of America. Continued immigration will make one of the biggest issues of our time, automation, so much worse. Some sources say that in under two decades, half of America n jobs will be lost to it. Of course some people will be retrained, but most will not. So it makes no sense to keep on letting millions of illegal or legal immigrants flood into the United States, and to keep the tens of millions that are already here. Invaders who also have close to the highest birthrate of all ethnicities in America. In the near future, America will have to initiate a basic universal income to prevent widespread poverty and civil unrest as people lose their jobs. Joblessness in people, then our way of life can become more sustainable. Gear Main gun: AK47 (WASR 10)-I realized pretty quickly that this isn't a great choice since it's the civilian version of the ak47. It's not designed to shoot rounds quickly, so it overheats massively after about 100 shots fired in quick succession. I'll have to use a heat-resistant glove to get around this. Even if other non-immigrant targets would have a greater impact, I can't bring myself to kill my fellow Americans. Even the Americans that seem hell-bent on destroyi ng our country. Even if they are shameless race mixers, massive pol luters, haters of our collective values, etc. One day they will see error 8m3 bullet: This bullet, unlike pretty much any other 7.62x39 bullet, actually fragments like a pistol hollow point when shot out of an ak47 at the cost of penetration. Penetration is still reasona ble, but not of their ways. Either when American patriots fail to reform our country and it collapses or when we save it. But they will see the error of their ways. I promise y'all that nearly as high as a normal ak47 bullet. The ak47 is definitely a bad choice without this bullet design, and may still be with it. I am against race mixing because it destroys genetic diversity and creates identity proble ms. Also because it's completely unnecessary and selfish. 2nd and 3rd generation Hispanics form interracial unions Other gun(if I get one): Ar15- Pretty much any variation of this gun doesn't heat up nearly as fast as the AK47. The round of this gun isn't designed to fragment, but instead tumbles inside a target causing lethal wounding. This gun is probably better, but I wanted to explore different options. The ar15 is probably the best gun for military applications but this isn't a military application. at much higher rates than average. Yet another reason to send them back. Cultural and racial diversity is largely temporary. Cultural diversity diminishes as stronger and/or more appealing cultures overtake weaker and/or undesi rable ones. Racial diversity will disappear as either race mixing or genocide will take place. But the idea of deporting or murdering all non-white Americans is horrific. Many have been here at least as long as the whites, and have done as much to build our country. The best solution to this for now would be to divide America into a confederacy of territories with at least 1 territory for each race. This physical separation would nearly eliminate race mixing and improve social unity by granting This will be a test of which is more lethal, either it's fragmentation or tumbling. I didn't spend much time at all preparing for this attack. Maybe a month, probably less. I have do this before I lose my nerve. I figurred that an under-prepared attack and a meh manifesto is better than no attack and no manifesto each race self-determination within their respective territory(s). My death is likely inevitable. If I'm not killed by the police, then 'll probably be gunned down by one of the invaders. Capture in this case if far worse than dying during the shooting because l'll get the death penalty anyway. Worse still is that I would live knowing that my family despises me. This is why I'm not going to surrender even if I run out of ammo. If I'm captured, it will be because I was subdued somehow. Reaction Statistically, millions of migrants have returned to their home countries to reunite with the family they lost contact with when they moved to America. They come here as economic immigrants, not for asylum reasons. This is an encouraging sign that the Hispanic population is willing to return to their home countries if given the right incentive. An incentive that myself and many other patriotic Americans will provide. This will remove the threat of the Hispanic voting bloc which will make up for the loss of millions of baby boomers. This will also make the elites that run corporations realize that it's not in their interest to continue piss off Americans. Corporate America doesn't need to be destroyed, but just shown that they are on the wrong side of history. That if they don't bend, they will break Remember: it is not cowardly to pick low hanging fruit. AKA Don't attack heavily guarded areas to fulfll your super soldier COD fantasy. Attack low security targets. Even though you might out gun a security guard or police man, they likely beat you in armor, tra in ing and numbers. Do not throw away your life on an unnecessarily dangerous target. If a target seems too hot, live to fight another day. My ideology has not changed for several years. My opinions on automation, immigration, and the rest predate Trump and his campaign for president. I putting this here because some people will blame the President or certain presidential candidates for the attack. This is not the case. I know that the media will probably call me a white supremacist anyway and blame Trump's rhetoric. The media is infamous for fake news. Their reaction to this attack will likely just confirm that. Personal Reasons and Thoughts My whole life I have been preparing for a future that currently doesn't exist. The job of my dreams will likely be automated. Hispanics will take control of the local and state government of my beloved Texas, changing policy to better suit their needs. They will turn Texas into an instrument of a political coup which will hasten the destruction of our country. The environment is getting worse by the year. If you take nothing else from this document, remember this: INACTION IS A CHOICE. I can no longer bear the shame of inaction knowing that our founding fathers have endowed me with the rights needed to save our country from the brink destruction. Our European comrades don't have the gun rights needed to repel the millions of invaders that plaque their country. They have no choice but to sit by and watch Many people think that the fight for America is already lost. They couldn't be more wrong. This is just the beginning of the fight for America and Europe. I am honored to head the fight to reclaim my country from destruction. deda their countries burn. America can only be destroyed from the inside-out. If our country falls, it will be the fault of traitors. This is why I see my actions as faultless. Because this isn't an act of imperialism but an act of preservation. America is full of hypocrites who will blast my actions as the sole result of racism and hatred of other countries, despite the extensive evidence of all the problems these invaders cause and will cause. People who are hypocrites because they support imperialistic wars that have caused the loss of tens of thousands of American lives and untold numbers of civilian lives. The argument that mass murder is okay when it is state sanctioned is absurd. Our government has killed a whole lot more people for a whole lot less.

That day, journalist Scott Stedman posted several tweets[3] about the manifesto, claiming that the FBI was "investigating" and "taking it seriously" (shown below).

On August 4th, the news blog BellingCat[5] published a post about the 8chan manifesto titled "The El Paso Shooting and the Gamification of Terror."

8chan Cloudflare Shutdown

Following the extensive coverage of the link between the imageboard and the shooting, as well as previously established links between 8chan and the 2019 Christchurch Mosque Shootings and 2019 Poway Sinagogue Shooting, the site received mainstream recognition online, with calls to shut down the website and persecute its founder and former owner Fredrick "Hotwheels" Brennan appearing on the social media. Brennan, who retired from the site in April 2016, had reinstated his support for shutting down the site.[6]

Fredrick Brennan @HW BEAT_THAT Another 8chan shooting? F--- me. Am I ever going to be able to move on with my life? F--- you Jim Watkins. It will never make money, just do the world a favor and shut it off like you autistically threatened to do many times when I still gave a f--- 5:34 PM - 3 Aug 2019 Brianna Wu @BriannaWu THREE mass shootings have been planned and executed from 8chan. The @FBI could restore public confidence by immediately arresting 8chan founder Fredrick Brennan and prosecuting him. His crimes include hosting child p---, facilitating terrorism and sharing stolen CCs on 8chan. 6:40 AM-4 Aug 2019

On August 4th, web performance and security company Cloudflare announced that they will be terminating support for 8chan.[7]

While removing 8chan from our network takes heat off of us, it does nothing to address why hateful sites fester online. It does nothing to address why mass shootings occur. It does nothing to address why portions of the population feel so disenchanted they turn to hate. In taking this action we've solved our own problem, but we haven't solved the Internet's.

On August 5th, the website has been voluntarily shut down by the 8chan administrators, allegedly temporarily.[8]

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