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DeWayne Craddock update 2

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Reuters reports that police are searching for a motive or reason but have found nothing. There’s no “note, Internet message or manifesto.”

I determined that Stephen Paddock, who shot up a country music concert in Las Vegas, had undiagnosed late-onset schizophrenia. Maybe the same thing was going on with Craddock. It has been reported that he had multiple video cameras in his windows which were pointed at his cars in the parking lot. That’s pretty unusual behavior. It could indicate paranoia, which is a classic symptom of schizophrenia. Onset of schizophrenia in the late 30s is less common than in the teens or twenties, but also not extremely rare.

As I’ve pointed out before, people hate the schizophrenia explanation. They want things to make sense so they have a reason to punish someone with moral culpability, but people with schizophrenia perceive an alternate reality that makes sense only to them.

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June 3, 2019 at EDT am

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Dewayne Craddock update

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Reported by the NY Times:

But a person close to Virginia Beach’s city government, who was not authorized to speak publicly, said that the suspect had no history of behavioral problems until recently, when he had begun acting strangely and getting into physical “scuffles” with other city workers.

The person said that tensions had escalated in the past week, adding that the man had gotten into a violent altercation on city grounds and was told that disciplinary action would be taken.

There are no pictures of Craddock in the NY Times. If that were the only paper I ever read, then I’d never know that he was black.

Except for being black, and “jacked,” and “recently” getting into “physical scuffles” at work, Craddock gives off a very beta-male vibe. Polite, a loner who kept to himself, no girlfriend. According to the NY Post, “several neighbors believed that he had once been married, but that his wife had left him some years ago.” But if that’s true, then why hasn’t anyone tracked down his ex-wife?

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June 2, 2019 at EDT pm

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Mass shooting in Virginia

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Little is currently known about the shooter, except that he’s a “disgruntled employee.”

So I call this prole rage based on this limited info.

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NY Times says he’s “a current, longtime public utilities employee.”

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Shooter is black!

And he has a B.S. in civil engineering. As a college graduate, that means he’s not prole after all.

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More at CNN. He sounds weirdly introverted for a black guy. Neighbors say he kept to himself, they rarely saw him, he rarely said anything. So far, no evidence that he had a girlfriend or a wife or anything. Despite being described as “jacked.” A jacked black guy with a good job could have his pick of black women.

I don’t know yet what category of rage this falls under.

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May 31, 2019 at EDT pm

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Trayvon Martin types beat up off-duty fireman

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Saw this Daily News story about a gang of teens (three girls, three boys) who beat up an off-duty fireman because he say them harassing an elderly couple.

Two of the male teens look like Trayvon Martin types. The third male teen is fat and kind of goofy looking so I doubt he was the ringleader.

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May 21, 2019 at EDT pm

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Was bullying and sexual assualt rampant at the Colorado school?

CNN reports:

CNN reports:

Five months before Tuesday’s fatal shooting at a Colorado charter school, a district official urged the school’s administration to investigate allegations of violence, sexual assault and campus bullying that an anonymous parent feared could lead to “a repeat of Columbine,” according to a school district letter obtained by CNN.

Nutty parent who happened to be right in the way that a broken clock tells the correct time twice a day? Or a clued-in prescient parent?

I still assign this shooting to the category of LGBT-rage.

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May 10, 2019 at EDT am

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Strange school shooting in CO

There are two shooters. The younger shooter is a “transgender” girl “transitioning” to being a boy. Maybe, now, we can stop allowing people under the age of 18 to undergo such a freakish medical treatment!

“Although a motive has not been released, the two shooters reportedly harbored rage and anger toward their fellow classmates. At least one of the suspects also used legal and illegal drugs and had been in therapy.”

Maybe this is a new category, LGBT rage.

I suspect that both shooters were badly bullied because of how weird they are, and decided together to seek revenge.

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May 8, 2019 at EDT pm

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Reddit thread on John T. Earnest

Link to Reddit thread

How can a guy, a person whose friends called ‘Johnny’, who got accepted into Yale (but did not attend), who masterfully played a Pirates of the Caribbean medley on the piano at the school talent show do such a thing? From what I gathered from words of hearsay and observation, Earnest was smart. He was so incredibly smart that he took no notes in his AP Chemistry and AP Physics (probably others as well) classes whilst listening to music, with both hands shoved into his jean pockets, and still managed to ace every exam and quiz with little effort. He was well-accomplished in other spheres of his high school career. He swam for the varsity swim and dive team and won the school talent show at least once for his skill on the keys. He was also very quiet. Teachers would be taken aback upon hearing his voice for the first time.

More about him being extremely quiet, but the huge shocker is that he was accepted to Yale but instead was living at home and majoring in nursing at a local bottom-tier state school?

Was he deemed not emotionally ready to leave home?

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Something about this strikes me as familiar. Was there another shooter who was accepted to an Ivy but didn’t attend?

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April 29, 2019 at EDT pm

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Poway shooter still a mystery

Normally, by this time, there’s some story in which someone who knew the shooter from school has something to say, either good (I can’t believe he could do that) or bad (he always seemed sort of creepy) but there is complete silence. Perhaps no one knew him? Did he have a personality disorder that prevented him from having any friends?

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Finally, a clue:

Gerrit Groenewold, a member of the church, told The Daily Beast on Sunday that Earnest was the quietest of his family, so quiet that Groenewold grew concerned. “I noticed that he was quiet and just wanted to have contact,” he said. “It’s not good if someone is that quiet. He needs to be part of the community, to let them know what is going on.”

Extreme shyness, like Elliott Rodger?

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April 29, 2019 at EDT am

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The San Diego shooting

Like all other shootings, I expect that the shooter is some sort of loser. Don’t be fooled by the fact that he was in college. Just because someone is attending college doesn’t mean they aren’t a loser.

Here is a clue from the San Diego Union-Tribune:

“I don’t have enough words to say how lovely (the family is),” she said in a phone interview Saturday afternoon. Daubert only met the younger Earnest at faculty gatherings but described him as “charming, really impressive, and so sweet and nice.”

Game experts tell us that nice guys finish last, they can’t get girlfriends, obviously this is another example of beta-male rage. Alpha males are never “sweet.”

Also, the shooter has a manifesto allegedly about how the Jews control the media and usual anti-Semitic tropes like that. But instead of killing an actual person who controls the media, he shoots some prole religious Jews at an orthodox synagogue, the kind of Jews who vote Republican and barely have any control over their own lives.

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Daily Mail article has pictures of the shooter. Nothing strikes me as being especially loserish, and there’s a picture where he’s with two blonde girls who have nice figures, but the newspaper has protected the girls’ identity by obscuring their faces.

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April 28, 2019 at EDT pm

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PSA: Don’t sleep with whores

As reported by Channel 4 WNBC New York:

A man was robbed of his Rolex watch while he slept at a midtown Manhattan hotel, police said.

Police are looking for a woman in connection to the robbery. She was in the room when he fell asleep, police said.

The 60-year-old man fell asleep early on April 7, then woke up nine hours later to discover his watch was missing from his wrist and several transactions were charged through his phone totaling $2,000, the NYPD said.

The woman is described as about 25 years old with long brown hair and a tattoo on her neck that says “Truth.” She was last seen wearing a red halter top and acid-washed blue jeans.

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PSA #2

If you’re going to be a criminal, don’t get stuff tattooed on your body that makes it very easy to be identified.

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April 15, 2019 at EDT am

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