World Atlanta's killings: the shooter charged with interior terrorism

14:10  12 may  2021
14:10  12 may  2021 Source:   parismatch.com

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The man accused of killing eight people including six Asian women in Atlanta at the end of March was charged for indoor murders and terrorism.

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At the end of March, eight people including six Asian women were killed in three shootings in Atlanta massage shows. The suspect, Robert Aaron Long, aged 21, was apprehended soon after, after a race pursuit, more than 240 kilometers south of Atlanta, the capital of the State of Georgia. Tuesday, he was officially charged with domestic murders and terrorism. Prosecutors announced their intention to request that it is also pursued for hate crime. " USA Today " explains that indoor terrorism charges are rare in case of mass killing in the United States, especially for legal issues. But justice felt that in its case, the suspect has committed a series of illegal acts "pushed by distinctive characteristics, with the intention of causing serious bodily injury and killing people, groups of individuals, and With the intention of intimidating the civilian population of this state and its political subdivisions ".

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If Robert Long affirmed to the police that his attacks were not motivated by any racism, these murders would be related to a sexual and targeted addiction towards women. "He insinuated that he had problems, potential sexual addiction, and could have frequented several of these places in the past," explained the local authorities. Robert Long regarded these massage shows as "a temptation for him he wanted to eliminate," they continued. The " Daily Beast " reported after the drama that the young man, filmed on surveillance cameras, was a firearms passionate but also a very practicing Christian. "The pizzas, the fling, the battery, the music, my family and God. That sums up my life. It's pretty bad, "says the presentation of his Instagram page, according to the American site.

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"A bad day"

"Yesterday has been a very Bad day for him and he did what he did ", said Agent Jay Baker, spokesman for the Atlanta sheriff's office, at the press conference. "He insinuated that he had potential sex addiction problems, and could have frequented several of these places in the past," he added. It's a temptation for him that he wanted to eliminate. He had enough and in he was at the end, and yesterday was a very bad day for him, that's what he did. " The agent, after seeing justifying crimes, has been ousted from the case.

If the killer seems rather justifying his act by a need to delete an sexual obsession, for many, the racist character of his gesture does not doubt, while the country knows a wave of anti-Asian racism from the beginning of the pandemic of Covid-19. "I know the Americans of Asian origin are very worried," said President Joe Biden. "I think it's very, very worrying," he had entrusted from the White House. The California California Study of Hate and Extremism has an increase of more than 164% of anti-Asian crime reports to the police in the first quarter of 2021 in 16 major cities and jurisdictions compared to last year.

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