Prosecuting hate crime is another thing some prosecutors might not want especially when a Bible Belt jury might want to condone violence against the victimless(sic) crime industry. “Let those pesky feds do it”. As the alleged suspect said, “he was at the end of his rope” because irony runs deep in the South. Because lynchings, “low-tech” or otherwise were more about crime than racism; whatever lets you buy t-shirts at night /s. Maybe the alleged killer hated his Korean car or that his county was named after a Jeep.
— Zara Rahim (@ZaraRahim) March 17, 2021
The Georgia man who confessed to killing eight people in a string of shootings at Asian massage parlors told police he has sex-addiction issues and wanted to “eliminate” the “temptation,” authorities said Wednesday.
“Yesterday was a really bad day for him and this is what he did,” Cherokee County Sheriff’s Capt. Jay Baker said, referencing suspect Robert Aaron Long’s explanation for the Tuesday night carnage.
The 21-year-old—who appeared to highlight a love of guns and God on his Instagram account—was caught on video Tuesday night at three metro Atlanta massage parlors where eight people, including six Asian women, were shot to death, police said.
He was eventually nabbed on a highway two hours south of Atlanta after a police chase, and he has been charged with murder and attempted murder.
Long admitted he was on his way to a pornography-related venue in Florida, authorities said, adding that it was “very likely there would have been more victims.”
Long told police he blamed the massage establishments for his addiction.
“It’s a temptation for him that he wanted to eliminate,” Baker added.
Long “pretty much grew up” in the Crabapple First Baptist Church in Milton, a fellow member who left the church in 2014 told The Daily Beast.
“It was your typical evangelical Baptist church but they do push the narrative hard that if you watch porn, if you’re doing sexual things, you’re going to hell,” the ex-member said. “They really do drive that home.”
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