Chances are that the current mass shooting in New Mexico wasn’t on your radar or perhaps covered by your regional news channels, and if it was, I can nearly ensure that the report was fluffed up with such expressions as “lone wolf” and “a very sick man.” Shootings have actually ended up being so typical that they’re typically missed out on by news cycles.
It’s not a surprise that we’re residing in a time where even the most terrible news is misinterpreted. During the biggest mass shooting in U.S. history, in some way the news focused their attention on all the favorable elements of the “lone wolf’s” life instead of putting the focus on the victims.
WilliamEdward Atchison, the shooter behind the New Mexico shooting, was branded as somebody who was off the regional authorities’s radar. The whole town of Aztec, New Mexico, could not have actually been more shocked when Atchison, an attendant at a regional filling station, camouflaged himself as a trainee at his previous high school and eliminated 2 innocent trainees prior to turning the weapon on himself.
But for those knowledgeable about Atchison’s online activities, it wasn’t a matter of if he would carry out a mass shooting, but when.
While in his reality Atchison had no rap sheet, online the 21- year-old had a respected history as a white supremacist with a big fixation with school shooters.
Over the course of the last 5 years, Atchison required to big platforms and more odd online forums and chat rooms to publish racist memes, hazards of violence, along with weeps for assistance. He passed more than a lots usernames consisting of “Adam Lanza” and “Future Mass Shooter.”
On among his most frequented sites, EncyclopediaDramatica, a Wiki- like website where users explain memes and jokes in excellent information, Atchison passed the username “Satanicdruggie” and voluntarily offered his time as a SysOp administrator.
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