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Mon May 27, 2019, 08:38 PM

Alabama 4channer with body armor guns down three police officers, one fatally

While protesting Black Lives Matter activists and the FBI’s “black identity extremists” remain popular bogeymen in the eyes of law-and-order conservatives, a man in Alabama recently reminded us once again that, in fact, the most lethal threat to police lives from a radical terrorist element in the United States comes from the white far right.

Three police officers were shot, one of them fatally, when they responded to a domestic disturbance call in Auburn on Sunday night. The man arrested shortly afterward, it soon emerged—Grady Wayne Wilkes, 29, a veteran from Auburn—was fond of posting memes from the alt-right online gathering spot 4chan, most of them mock humor about guns, white nationalist trolling signals, and encouragement for Proud Boys-style violence against left-wing protesters, who he described as “leftist scum.”

J.J. MacNab, an extremism researcher at George Washington University, collected and posted samples of Wilkes’ social-media posts on Twitter.



Auburn Police said that the three officers—William Buechner, Webb Sistrunk, and Evan Elliott, all veterans of the department—shot by Wilkes had arrived at the scene of a domestic disturbance when he emerged suddenly, wearing body armor, and opened fire. Buechner was killed at the scene; Sistrunk and Elliott both survived, but remain hospitalized for their wounds.

Wilkes was arrested nine hours later, less than three miles away. In addition to the charges for shooting three police officers, he also faces attempted strangulation and domestic violence charges for his assault on the woman police found at the home.

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/5/27/1859472/-Alabama-4channer-with-body-armor-guns-down-three-police-officers-one-fatally#read-more

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Reply Alabama 4channer with body armor guns down three police officers, one fatally (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 2019 OP
CaliforniaPeggy May 2019 #1
struggle4progress May 2019 #7
sop May 2019 #2
Blue_true May 2019 #3
Initech May 2019 #8
lunasun May 2019 #19
nocoincidences May 2019 #4
Sucha NastyWoman May 2019 #9
ProudLib72 May 2019 #13
GeoWilliam750 May 2019 #15
ProudLib72 May 2019 #16
GeoWilliam750 May 2019 #14
Initech May 2019 #5
dustyscamp May 2019 #10
Initech May 2019 #12
Progressive Jones May 2019 #6
Aussie105 May 2019 #11
BlueMTexpat May 2019 #17
Ztolkins May 2019 #18

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 08:40 PM

1. He is part of tRump's legacy. n/t

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Mon May 27, 2019, 09:28 PM

7. 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

By Ellyn Santiago
Updated May 20, 2019 at 4:05pm

... Wilkes is a supporter of Pres. Donald Trump and took to Facebook to show his support for Trump policy. Wilkes praised Trump in October of 2016 while blasting “every fragile feminist brain …victims of a bullshit form of rape.”

“Trump makes a comment years ago……triggers every fragile feminist brain in the country……they scream,stomp and swear that they are also victims of some bullshit form of rape that they made up yesterday…..Donald Trump, I drink to you my friend” ...

https://heavy.com/news/2019/05/manhunt-grady-wayne-wilkes/

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 09:00 PM

2. Armed, nazi, white nationalist terrorist is taken alive after shooting three cops

while unarmed, innocent black men are routinely gunned down.

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Response to sop (Reply #2)

Mon May 27, 2019, 09:06 PM

3. Yeah, they tried to negotiate with him.

A Black man would not have been allowed to don body armor.

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Response to sop (Reply #2)

Mon May 27, 2019, 09:29 PM

8. When in doubt consult the chart:

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Response to sop (Reply #2)

Mon May 27, 2019, 11:26 PM

19. Police Peacefully Arrest Suspected Cop Killer One Week After Killing Unarmed Pamela Turner

Black women too
Peacefully Arrest Suspected Cop Killer One Week After Killing Unarmed Pamela Turner
It's the latest evidence showing police reacting differently to white suspects than Black ones.

https://newsone.com/3852923/alabama-police-shooting-vs-pamela-turner-killing/
This is the DU member formerly known as lunasun.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 09:17 PM

4. He was doomed

from the moment his parents gave him the middle name: Wayne.

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Response to nocoincidences (Reply #4)

Mon May 27, 2019, 09:36 PM

9. Also my first thought

When I saw what his name was. What is it about that name?

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Response to nocoincidences (Reply #4)

Mon May 27, 2019, 10:17 PM

13. Did you think "John Wayne Gacy?"

I did.

And "John Wilkes Booth."

Hmmmmm...

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #13)

Mon May 27, 2019, 10:45 PM

15. Oddly enough

Two years before the shooting at Ford's Theater, John Wilkes Booth's brother, Edwin, saved the life of Lincoln's eldest son, Robert Todd Lincoln.

Also, Robert Todd Lincoln was in the White House when his father was assassinated, he was an eye-witness to the assassination of James Garfield, and was at the same exhibition when McKinley was shot. Subsequently, he declined all invitations to be in the same place as any President.

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Response to GeoWilliam750 (Reply #15)

Mon May 27, 2019, 10:56 PM

16. I had to look that up because I didn't believe you

Holy crap! It's all true!


Can we hang a portrait of Robert Todd Lincoln in the Oval Office?

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Response to nocoincidences (Reply #4)

Mon May 27, 2019, 10:41 PM

14. Why would anyone give their child that middle name?

https://www.insidehook.com/article/news-opinion/amount-murderers-murder-suspects-middle-name-wayne-insane

I cannot vouch for the quality of the source, but the whole subject is morbidly amusing.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 09:22 PM

5. Shut it down. 4chan has blood on its hands now

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Response to Initech (Reply #5)

Mon May 27, 2019, 09:51 PM

10. Wasn't 4chan or another chan a supporter of the New Zealand shooter?

I think he posted on one of the chans before the shooting. I wouldn't be surprised if some of the past shooters did the same

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Response to dustyscamp (Reply #10)

Mon May 27, 2019, 10:11 PM

12. It was Pew Die Pie, who is a YouTuber.

Pew Die Pie has been known to post white nationalism and white supremacy propaganda under a "wink wink nudge nudge" kind of deal and YouTube hasn't done anything about it. He has millions of followers and a sizable percentage of them are under 20. It's very worrisome.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 09:26 PM

6. I like the photo from the story better. LMAO!!! nt

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 09:55 PM

11. What sort of internal dialogue

leads a 29 year old to attempt to strangle a female (presumably spouse or family member) then turn a police visit into a shoot out?

White Male owning guns - potentially the most dangerous animal in the world.

If you are a 29 year old white male, look critically at your own internal dialogue and view of the world. Get it into shape. It could save a life or two. A wife, a police officer, maybe your own.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 11:17 PM

17. Yet another entitled

white male ...

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 11:18 PM

18. Typical Violent Leftist, Right?

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