Iowahawk blogger David Burge once famously tweeted that “Journalism is about covering important stories. With a pillow, until they stop moving.” At least where the stories don’t support the mainstream media’s narrative or Democrats and their policies. Such is the case with Antifa’s first mass murderer, Dayton shooter Connor Betts.
We all can’t grow up to be smart, famous and well-liked. Losers like Betts had none of the above going for him. He claimed to be God in one tweet and hailed Satan in another. His band released misogynistic songs that celebrated raping and killing women.
He also promoted gun control repeatedly. He wrote, “This is America: Guns on every corner, guns in every house, no freedom but that to kill.” And he criticized Rob Portman for failing to support gun control after Parkland, Florida.
On Feb. 14, 2018, he tweeted this at (Ohio) Sen. Rob Portman: “@robportman hey rob. How much did they pay you to look the other way? 17 kids are dead. If not now, when?”
He was also a big fan of socialism and saw himself as a guardian of the radical group Antifa. And he wrote of his desire to “Kill every fascist.”
Betts brought his weapon to an Antifa counter-protest of a KKK rally in Dayton back in May. You probably didn’t see that on the CNN or the CBS Evening News.
From The Dayton Daily News:
The man who killed nine people in Dayton’s Oregon District was seen carrying a gun and protesting against the Ku Klux Klan at a rally downtown in May.
Connor Betts, 24, was shot and killed by Dayton police during the Sunday morning rampage. Neither the police nor the FBI have identified a motive for the attack, though the federal authorities said Tuesday he “was exploring violent ideologies” before the shooting…
The May 25 rally attracted about 500 to 600 counter-protesters who opposed the nine Klansman who came from Indiana and protested in Courthouse Square. The counter-protest group was fenced 0ff away from the Klansman and several people in the crowd were seen carrying firearms.
Hasan Karim, who knew Betts and grew up in Bellbrook in the same high school class, was in the crowd accompanying freelance journalists and was taking pictures of the event. Karim bumped into someone in the crowd and the man told him ‘You don’t know me.’ The two said hello to each other and Karim recognized Betts by his voice, body and mannerisms in their brief interaction.
Betts wore a bandanna covering part of his face and sunglasses. He carried a gun which appeared to be similar in style to the one used in Sunday’s shooting. He did not appear to be part of any group that was in the protest crowd.
“Neither the police nor the FBI have identified a motive for the attack…” Sounds a lot like those authorities who can’t fathom a motive for radicalized Muslims killing people while screaming Allahu Akbar.
— mark davis (@mdkcstar) September 9, 2017
What’s more, they’ve already proved themselves willing to use their guns against police. Recall the Antifa loser killed by police after he brought a gun and a backpack full of ammo to his kid’s school. Frankly, police in Eugene might have actually stopped the first Antifa would-be mass murderer that day.
And (try not to laugh), they are boning up on their fighting skills too.
Yes, they provide much entertainment.
At the same time, don’t underestimate Antifa’s potential for murder and mayhem. One of life’s losers, Betts proved that prudent people should treat Antifa and its members as a potentially lethal threat. And to prepare to act accordingly to defend themselves and their families.