James Fulford at VDare asks the question not one corporate media outlet will dare consider when covering the latest mass shooting in Aurora, Illinois: did the recently fired Gary Martin, a black male with a criminal record disqualifying him from owning a firearm, target whites in his shooting spree?
They were murdered in the latest shooting by a black male. The New York Times, in a shocking moment of credulity, admitted 75 percent of mass shooters in America are black. [A Drumbeat of Multiple Shootings, but America Isn’t Listening: Most shootings with four deaths or injuries are invisible outside their communities. And most of the lives they scar are black., New York Times, 5-23-16]
Four of the five dead are white males, with the other victim being Hispanic: Trevor Wehner, Clayton Parks, Russell Beyer, and Josh Pinkard were white men. Vicente Juarez was Hispanic. [Aurora shooting: Victims identified in shooting at Henry Pratt Company; gunman was terminated employee, 6ABC.com, 2-16-19]:
Martin has six prior arrests in Aurora, according to a statement issued by APD Saturday, “including arrests for traffic and domestic violence related issues.” He was most recently arrested in 2017 by the Oswego Police Department for Disorderly Conduct and Criminal Damage to Property, the APD statement said.
Martin had also been convicted of felony Aggravated Assault in Mississippi in 1995, a charge that appeared when he applied for a Concealed Carry permit but may not have appeared when he applied for and was given a FOID card in 2014. His FOID card was later revoked because of this felony conviction.
Martin is believed to have been the only shooter.
There was a large law enforcement presence at Martin’s apartment as investigators try to determine his motive and whether any part of this attack may have been planned. SWAT teams and a bomb squad swarmed the parking lot of the otherwise nondescript apartment complex.
“You never know who you’re living with,” said Patrick, a neighbor.
Technicians worked with a robot, sending it into the gunman’s apartment to look for anything, perhaps hazardous, that might give them a clue as to what led up to the shooting.
Investigators are trying to piece together a clearer picture of who Martin is.
“He didn’t seem odd,” Patrick said. “He kind of kept to himself. Never really saw him with anybody. Just kind of strange.”
“People are saying like he’s weird. He wasn’t weird. He’s a good person,” said Sherry Spears.
With tears running down her face, Spears described Martin – who she called Ted – as a kind, old friend.
“Just in school, we hung out in school. Knowing him, he left town and came back, but he ain’t no bad person,” she said.
While investigators search his belonging and electronics for clues, Spears offered a little insight.
“People are tired, depressed, so much going on. I wish the city of Aurora had something for people with mental health,” she said.
Martin was a veteran assemblyman at the century-old valve plant. Law enforcement sources told the ABC7 I-Team he was summoned to a meeting room where he was told he was being fired. He responded with a pistol, opening fire on the executives in the room, and then took his anger to the plant floor where dozens of his coworkers were still on the lines.
“Next thing you know, he went walking back in front and we heard more shots and that’s when we just left the building, and he started opening up on the room and he was just shooting everybody,” said John Probst, witness and survivor, who has worked at the plant for 40 years.
Gary Martin’s motivations will be concealed and covered-up, just as the black shooter’s (Bryce Williams) manifesto was hidden from public consumption after his on-air murder of white journalist Alison Parker and white cameraman Adam Ward in 2015. Williams goal was a race war.
The corporate media will completely drop the coverage of this story, because a black mass shooter and dead white males at his hands won’t generate the kind of anti-2nd Amendment sympathy necessary to cause more states to enact gun control.
Rest in peace, Trevor, Russell, Josh, Clayton and Vicente.