Eight people were killed Tuesday night in Atlanta by a shooter claiming to have a "sex addiction" and "having a bad day." The revelations from Cherokee County sheriff's Capt. Jay Baker about the shooter are sending many people to question the excuses police are accepting.
"Yesterday was a really bad day for him and this is what he did" -- a law enforcement official explains Robert Aaro… https://t.co/w45sJL7eNx— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1615993838.0
One Atlanta resident claimed that the "sex addiction" excuse doesn't make sense, because the shooter drove past multiple strip clubs without opening fire on the dancers there. He drove specifically to an area of town with multiple Asian salons and spas.
He was so wildly addicted to sex that he drove pass all the strip clubs in ATLANTA to only target establishments wh… https://t.co/579eu4ZN0B— David Dennis Jr. (@David Dennis Jr.) 1616009125.0
I might have been inclined to believe the mass shooter was simply having a bad day and “just snapped” if he hadn’t… https://t.co/67OrkrsnGr— Laura Miers (@Laura Miers) 1616002843.0
The death of women, let alone Asian women is not simply collateral damage from a “bad day” or a “sex addiction.” To… https://t.co/fl2zhEThUp— Courtney Miller (@Courtney Miller) 1616002127.0
But it was the sympathy from Capt. Baker about the shooter having a "bad day" that sent many into a fury, as most people having a bad day manage to get through it without killing eight people. Some came together to talk about alternatives to killing people while having a bad day, while others asked how many people made it through a bad time without killing anyone.
See the tweets below:
every time I see the clip again of the law official saying the shooter "had a bad day" my blood pressure spikes aga… https://t.co/1F6FVkUgva— Karen K. Ho (@Karen K. Ho) 1616010091.0
I think a lot of the softening of white violence (i.e. shooter was having a bad day, the insurrections were just po… https://t.co/Gi6sd3tndp— Nathalie Baptiste (@Nathalie Baptiste) 1615995360.0
Know what I do when I have a bad day? I grab my tablet & I transmit my emotions in the form of a drawing. I’ve had… https://t.co/vus5Oyr6IY— KTYGraphics 🇺🇸✍🏻 (@KTYGraphics 🇺🇸✍🏻) 1616012505.0
Trying to remember the last time a Black mass shooter was described by cops as “having a bad day.” Actually, I’m t… https://t.co/DJLftZZc6f— Ben Wexler (@Ben Wexler) 1615997192.0
Police saying the GA shooter had a “really bad day”? You spelled “domestic terrorism” wrong. #StopAsianHate— Rex Zane 🏴☠️ (@Rex Zane 🏴☠️) 1616003173.0
That Atlanta police spokesman was really like "this was a very bad day for him" Notice the empathy for the shoote… https://t.co/pPlKgzGsw6— Tananarive Due (@Tananarive Due) 1615997797.0
White men having a bad day = sympathy for a mass shooter. White man having a bad day means death for disposable Asi… https://t.co/T7R6nJll85— tstherapist (@tstherapist) 1616006327.0
It was a bad day for HIM??? Are you fucking serious? 8 women are dead and these clowns are talking about how the… https://t.co/jcqnYY6LP7— Jennifer Scheurle (@Jennifer Scheurle) 1615996402.0