These images released by the FBI show photos of Aaron Alexis, who police believe was a gunman at the Washington Navy Yard shooting in Washington, Monday morning, Sept. 16, 2013, and who was killed after he fired on a police officer. At least one gunman launched an attack inside the Washington Navy Yard, spraying gunfire on office workers in the cafeteria and in the hallways at the heavily secured military installation in the heart of the nation's capital, authorities said. The photo at left is from 2011. [AP Photo/FBI)

Portrait of alleged killer in DC rampage emerges

In this handout photo provided by the FBI, Aaron Alexis is shown in a photo prior to the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard on September 16, 2013 in Washington, D.C. Authorities believe Alexis was a gunman involved in the shootings at the Navy Yard, where at least 12 people were shot and killed. [Photo by FBI via Getty Images)

In this handout photo provided by the FBI, Aaron Alexis is shown in a photo prior to the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard on September 16, 2013 in Washington, D.C. Authorities believe Alexis was a gunman involved in the shootings at the Navy Yard, where at least 12 people were shot and killed. (Photo by FBI via Getty Images)

The deadly shooting spree by a 34-year-old Texas man, Aaron Alexis, on Monday, shook Washington D.C. The African-American civilian contractor to the U.S. Navy killed 12 people before being shot to death by police. And while the focus of the investigation shifts to the question of “why,” how common are African-American mass shooters in the U.S.?

Of the approximately 62 mass shootings (in which four or more people were killed) in the U.S. since 1982, including 25 since 2006 (and seven in 2012 alone), according to figures compiled by Mother Jones, “more than half of the cases involved school or workplace shootings (12 and 20, respectively); the other 30 cases took place in locations including shopping malls, restaurants, and religious and government buildings. Forty four of the killers were white males. Only one of them was a woman.”

The percentage of black assailants who kill on a scale such as Monday’s Navy Yard shootings is about equal to the percentage of black Americans, says former FBI profiler Clint Van Zandt.

“African-American shooters tend to at least represent their statistical portion of the U.S. population and include past killers like like Omar S. Thornton, Maurice Clemmons, Charles Lee Thornton, William D. Baker, Arthur Wise, Clifton McCree, Nathan Dunlap, Colin Ferguson, and the DC Snipers, John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo,” Van Zandt told theGrio.

The most notorious members of that list include Muhammad and his then teenage protege, Malvo, who shot and killed ten people across three states along the Atlantic coast during a three-week period in October 2002; Ferguson, who opened fire on a Long Island Railroad commuter train in 1993, killing six people and injuring 19 others; and Christopher Dorner, a former Los Angeles police officer and Naval reservist who touched off a massive manhunt after a string of shootings that killed four people, and injured three LAPD officers in February. Dorner died in a heavily wooded area in California during a standoff with police.

There have been other cases. In 2010, Omar Thornton went on a shooting rampage at a Connecticut beer distributorship, killing eight people and then himself. The 34-year-old who had worked as a driver for the company, had been called in for a disciplinary hearing and asked to resign when he opened fire.

In both those cases, the shooters targeted their former employers, and made claims of workplace racism. Thornton reportedly told his mother he had “killed the five racists that was there bothering me,” in a phone call after the shooting. Dorner who had also been fired, posted a lengthy manifesto online in which he accused the LAPD of systemic racism. In the case of the D.C. snipers, the victims seemed to be random — hallmarks of more typical mass shootings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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First, my heart goes out to the families of the victims.  From my first review of the story, most of the dead are 50+ years of age and probably just ending their careers.

 

I wonder if the NRA, trigger happy clown are going to speak out against machine gun purchasing and usage at this time.  

 

 

Originally Posted by RadioRaheem:

First, my heart goes out to the families of the victims.  From my first review of the story, most of the dead are 50+ years of age and probably just ending their careers.

 

I wonder if the NRA, trigger happy clown are going to speak out against machine gun purchasing and usage at this time.  

 

 

 

They will remain silent, much like how they never once squawked, "If Trayvon Martin would have had gun . . . "

 

The NRA is just like the republican party, it has been infiltrated and taken over by racist right-wing troglodytes.  

 

My condolences to the families of these victims as well.  

 

But, funny, you mentioned the ages of those gunned down by this young, 34-year old, that is what I immediately noticed, not that it even matters in the crazed mind of a mass murderer, but I was thinking how cowardly he had to be to go after unarmed people old enough to be his parents.  Only the most grimy cowards go after unarmed people, old people and children.  

 

This is still call for alarm in African America, because we have went from no serial killers to actually having Black serial killers, and from no mass murderers to actually having Black mass murderers in this country.  When a group integrates into a particular society, that group begins to take on the characteristics [good or bad] of that society.  

 

Black people need to put the brakes on and start over.  

It goes to substantiate the pathology of certain people and cultures. That's the significance of the 'color' as it is described in America. Any culture that can not only tolerate sadism, but promote it under the banner of nationalism and manifest destiny is SICK.

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