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>>MINNESOTA SENATOR AND PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE AMY PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE AMY KLOBUCHAR ADDRESSING THE KLOBUCHAR ADDRESSING THE SHOOTING IN EL PASO EARLIER IN SHOOTING IN EL PASO EARLIER IN LAS VEGAS. LAS VEGAS. I WANT TO BRING IN NBC NEWS I WANT TO BRING IN NBC NEWS REPORTER BEN COLLINS WHO HAS REPORTER BEN COLLINS WHO HAS BEEN LOOKING INTO THE SUSPECT. BEEN LOOKING INTO THE SUSPECT. BEN, THERE HAS BEEN TALK OF THIS BEN, THERE HAS BEEN TALK OF THIS MANIFESTO. MANIFESTO. THEY HAVE FOUND A MANIFESTO. THEY HAVE FOUND A MANIFESTO. POLICE ARE NOT YET CONFIRMING POLICE ARE NOT YET CONFIRMING THAT THE MANIFESTO WAS TIED TO THAT THE MANIFESTO WAS TIED TO OR WRITTEN BY THE SUSPECT THAT OR WRITTEN BY THE SUSPECT THAT THEY HAVE IN CUSTODY, BUT THAT THEY HAVE IN CUSTODY, BUT THAT SEEMS TO BE THE WORKING SEEMS TO BE THE WORKING ASSUMPTION AT THE MOMENT. ASSUMPTION AT THE MOMENT. WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THIS WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THIS MANIFESTO? MANIFESTO?>>YEAH.>>YEAH. SO LAW ENFORCEMENT DOES BELIEVE SO LAW ENFORCEMENT DOES BELIEVE THAT THIS IS MANIFESTO. THAT THIS IS MANIFESTO. THEY HAVEN’T CONFIRMED IT, BUT THEY HAVEN’T CONFIRMED IT, BUT THEY BELIEVE IT. THEY BELIEVE IT. IT WAS POSTED ON HN, WHICH IS AN IT WAS POSTED ON HN, WHICH IS AN EXTREMIST WEBSITE HOURS BEFORE EXTREMIST WEBSITE HOURS BEFORE THE SHOOTING, IT WAS DELETED THE SHOOTING, IT WAS DELETED SHORTLY AFTER THE SHOOTING SHORTLY AFTER THE SHOOTING HAPPENED. HAPPENED. IT’S A WILDLY ANTI-IMMIGRANT IT’S A WILDLY ANTI-IMMIGRANT MANIFESTO. MANIFESTO. IT’S THREE PAGES OF HATRED IT’S THREE PAGES OF HATRED AGAINST IMMIGRANT AND PEOPLE AGAINST IMMIGRANT AND PEOPLE VIEW IT BASICALLY AS INVADERS TO VIEW IT BASICALLY AS INVADERS TO THE UNITED STATES WHERE THEY THE UNITED STATES WHERE THEY BELIEVE — AND PEOPLE GENERALLY BELIEVE — AND PEOPLE GENERALLY ON THIS EXTREMIST FORUM WHERE ON THIS EXTREMIST FORUM WHERE THESE PEOPLE GET RADICALIZED THESE PEOPLE GET RADICALIZED BELIEVE THAT THERE IS ONLY SO BELIEVE THAT THERE IS ONLY SO MUCH SPACE OR ONLY SO MANY JOBS MUCH SPACE OR ONLY SO MANY JOBS IN THIS COUNTRY AND IT’S BEING IN THIS COUNTRY AND IT’S BEING REPLACED BY MEXICAN IMMIGRANTS. REPLACED BY MEXICAN IMMIGRANTS. AND IN HIS CASE HE ALSO BELIEVED AND IN HIS CASE HE ALSO BELIEVED IN AUTOMATION. IN AUTOMATION. SO IT IS A RACIST AND SO IT IS A RACIST AND ANTI-IMMIGRANT MANIFESTO THAT ANTI-IMMIGRANT MANIFESTO THAT WAS POSTED ON A SITE KNOWN WAS POSTED ON A SITE KNOWN EXCLUSIVELY FOR THAT. EXCLUSIVELY FOR THAT. AND THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME AND THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME THIS HAS HAPPENED. THIS HAS HAPPENED. THE CHRISTCHURCH SHOOTER WHO THE CHRISTCHURCH SHOOTER WHO KILLED 49 PEOPLE POSTED HIS KILLED 49 PEOPLE POSTED HIS MANIFESTO ON THE SAME WEBSITE MANIFESTO ON THE SAME WEBSITE 4CHAN A MONTH AFTER THAT 4CHAN A MONTH AFTER THAT CHRISTCHURCH SHOOTING THERE WAS CHRISTCHURCH SHOOTING THERE WAS A MANIFESTO POSTED BY THE A MANIFESTO POSTED BY THE SYNAGOGUE SHOOTER. SYNAGOGUE SHOOTER. AND LAST WEEK THE GILROY AND LAST WEEK THE GILROY SHOOTER, HE TOLD PEOPLE THAT HAS SHOOTER, HE TOLD PEOPLE THAT HAS BEEN POSTED TO 4CHAN LITERALLY A BEEN POSTED TO 4CHAN LITERALLY A HUNDRED TIMES. HUNDRED TIMES. THIS IS A REAL ISSUE. THIS IS A REAL ISSUE. THERE IS A BODY COUNT ASSOCIATED THERE IS A BODY COUNT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS WEBSITE NOW. WITH THIS WEBSITE NOW. AND I THINK PEOPLE ARE GOING TO AND I THINK PEOPLE ARE GOING TO START HAVING TO LOOK INTO IT. START HAVING TO LOOK INTO IT.>>THERE’S A BODY COUNT>>THERE’S A BODY COUNT ASSOCIATED WITH THE WEBSITE. ASSOCIATED WITH THE WEBSITE. YOU AND I HAVE TALKED ABOUT THIS YOU AND I HAVE TALKED ABOUT THIS REALLY IN THE WAKE OF ALMOST REALLY IN THE WAKE OF ALMOST EVERY SHOOTING THAT WE’VE — EVERY SHOOTING THAT WE’VE — EVERY MASS SHOOTING THAT WE’VE EVERY MASS SHOOTING THAT WE’VE COVERED. COVERED. FOR OUR VIEWER WHO’S DON’T FOR OUR VIEWER WHO’S DON’T UNDERSTAND 4CHAN AND 8CHAN, WHAT UNDERSTAND 4CHAN AND 8CHAN, WHAT ARE THEY? ARE THEY?>>THEY ARE EXTREMIST FOR YURMS.>>THEY ARE EXTREMIST FOR YURMS. THEY USED TO BE PEOPLE WHERE THEY USED TO BE PEOPLE WHERE PEOPLE COULD POST THINGS ABOUT PEOPLE COULD POST THINGS ABOUT ART. ART.>>IT WAS A BIG ANIME WEBSITE TO>>IT WAS A BIG ANIME WEBSITE TO START. START. IT WAS CREATED BY IT IS A WILDLY IT WAS CREATED BY IT IS A WILDLY RACIST PLACE ON ITS POLITICS RACIST PLACE ON ITS POLITICS FORUM WAS SIMPLY NOT ENOUGH FOR FORUM WAS SIMPLY NOT ENOUGH FOR THEM. THEM. IT IS LEGIONS WORSE. IT IS LEGIONS WORSE. AND IT IS EXCLUSIVELY A PLACE AND IT IS EXCLUSIVELY A PLACE WHERE PEOPLE POST ABOUT THE WHERE PEOPLE POST ABOUT THE UPCOMING RACE WAR BASICALLY. UPCOMING RACE WAR BASICALLY. THAT’S WHERE TODAY AFTER THE THAT’S WHERE TODAY AFTER THE SHOOTING THE SHOOTER IS VIEWED SHOOTING THE SHOOTER IS VIEWED AS A MARTYR. AS A MARTYR. THAT’S WHAT THEY’RE TALKING THAT’S WHAT THEY’RE TALKING ABOUT RIGHT NOW ON THAT WEBSITE. ABOUT RIGHT NOW ON THAT WEBSITE. THIS IS A PLACE WHERE — THIS IS A PLACE WHERE –>>YEAH.>>YEAH. I’M GOING TO INTERRUPT YOU IN A I’M GOING TO INTERRUPT YOU IN A MOMENT BECAUSE JOE BIDEN’S GOING MOMENT BECAUSE JOE BIDEN’S GOING TO BE SPEAKING IN LAS VEGAS. TO BE SPEAKING IN LAS VEGAS. HE WILL BE REACTING TO THIS. HE WILL BE REACTING TO THIS. BUT LET ME ASK YOU ARE THERE BUT LET ME ASK YOU ARE THERE BREAD CRUMBS OR FOOTPRINTS BREAD CRUMBS OR FOOTPRINTS LEADING UP TO THIS MANIFESTO? LEADING UP TO THIS MANIFESTO? I KNOW THAT’S PROBABLY SECONDARY I KNOW THAT’S PROBABLY SECONDARY IN WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING AT. IN WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING AT. BUT AS OF NOW, WAS THIS A BUT AS OF NOW, WAS THIS A STAND-ALONE OR WAS THIS PERSON STAND-ALONE OR WAS THIS PERSON ACTIVE ON THIS FORUM? ACTIVE ON THIS FORUM?>>THIS IS AN ANONYMOUS PLACE>>THIS IS AN ANONYMOUS PLACE BASICALLY. BASICALLY. BUT IF HE KNEW HOW TO GET THERE BUT IF HE KNEW HOW TO GET THERE AND UPLOAD A PDF TO THEIR AND UPLOAD A PDF TO THEIR WEBSITE, WHICH IS WHAT HE DID. WEBSITE, WHICH IS WHAT HE DID. IN FACT, HE MESSED UP UPLOADING IN FACT, HE MESSED UP UPLOADING THE PDF AT FIRST AND POSTED IT THE PDF AT FIRST AND POSTED IT AGAIN. AGAIN. HE KNEW WHAT HE WAS DOING. HE KNEW WHAT HE WAS DOING. HE KNEW EXACTLY WHAT HE WAS HE KNEW EXACTLY WHAT HE WAS TARGETING. TARGETING. IT’S A CALL TO ACTION. IT’S A CALL TO ACTION. IT’S NOT SIMPLY JUST HIS IT’S NOT SIMPLY JUST HIS BELIEVES IN STUFF. BELIEVES IN STUFF. HE’S SAYING I’M A PART OF A MUCH HE’S SAYING I’M A PART OF A MUCH LARGER THING. LARGER THING. THAT’S WHAT THIS IS ABOUT FOR THAT’S WHAT THIS IS ABOUT FOR THESE PEOPLE.

Danny Hutson

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