And while the media was eager to quickly expose the El Paso shooter as a right-wing extremist with the implication that he is merely following Trump's belligerent rhetoric, only few details had emerged about the Dayton, Ohio shooter although we certainly understand why the mainstream media may not have rushed to make these alleged details public - because according to Heavy.com, the Dayton shooter was an Elizabeth Warren (and Bernie Sanders) supporter who advocated for socialism, communism and supported Antifa.
The shooter, Connor Betts, was 24 and from Bellbrook, Ohio. His alleged social media biography started to emerge late on Sunday night, with his Twitter page stating that he described himself as:
“he/him / anime fan / metalhead / leftist / i’m going to hell and i’m not coming back.”
On his alleged Twitter account, he promoted Antifa and the Democratic Socialists of America:
More tweets from the suspect promoting Antifa and accounts that appear to be pro-Antifa pic.twitter.com/qXLa9KClmD— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) August 5, 2019
He also appeared to be critical of President Trump's immigration policy, using the "concentration camp" rhetoric made popular by AOC:
Here are more tweets of the suspect promoting "concentration camp" rhetoric pic.twitter.com/bDgO7ibJJL— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) August 5, 2019
The account called an Antifa terrorist who attacked an ICE facility a "martyr":
The suspect said that the Antifa terrorist who attacked an ICE facility in Tacoma, Washington, was a "martyr" pic.twitter.com/HBnN3MvHLg— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) August 5, 2019
...and also retweeted pro communist Tweets:
The suspect retweeted pro-communist tweets pic.twitter.com/ICQk3tScr7— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) August 5, 2019
The account wrote that he would "happily vote for Democrat Elizabeth Warren, praised Satan, was upset about the 2016 presidential election results, and added, 'I want socialism, and i’ll not wait for the idiots to finally come round to understanding.'"
He also allegedly retweeted a post about "rounding up hostages" in a video game before "shoot[ing] them all in the head":
the funniest thing you can do in a videogame is to round up the hostages you're supposed to save, look them square in the eyes, and then shoot them all in the head, one after the other. its such a good bit, hence my name. 8 year old me was a real comedian.— HUSSY (@HOSTAGEKILLER) August 2, 2019
Other posts alluded to violence with firearms:
“This is America: Guns on every corner, guns in every house, no freedom but that to kill,” he wrote in December 2018. And, “’Tis! The pistol is a Beretta 93R, called the REK7 in BO4. Do love me some guns!” He also wrote, “Hammer, brick, gun.” On Feb. 14, 2018, he tweeted this at 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?” That was the date of the mass shooting at a school in Parkland, Florida.
On Nov. 2, 2018, the account wrote: “Vote blue for gods sake.” On the date of Republican Sen. John McCain’s death, it said “F*ck John McCain.” After Trump's 2016 election, he allegedly Tweeted "This is bad".
According to his former high school classmates, he was "a bully who liked to scare women."
Heavy.com claimed they had verified his Twitter handle “through multiple verification factors, including a matching tattoo on both a page selfie and prominent news outlets’ pictures of Connor Betts; several family linkages to the page; similar photos, including of him and the family dog, on the page and family members’ verified accounts; and references to college and growing up in Ohio and Dayton.”
By Monday morning, Twitter had suspended the account:
Breaking: Twitter has suspended the alleged account of the Dayton mass shooter (@iamthespookster)— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) August 5, 2019
It included many pro-Antifa tweets and called for the deaths of many conservatives and members of law enforcement pic.twitter.com/OYXd11RA5S