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Georgia Massage Parlor Massacre

Posted on | March 17, 2021 | Comments Off on Georgia Massage Parlor Massacre

Robert Aaron Long, 21, of Woodstock in Cherokee County poses in a jail booking photograph after he was taken into custody by the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office in Cordele, Georgia, U.S. March 16, 2021.

When my brother mentioned this story to me this morning, my reaction was: “Massage parlors? In Cherokee County? WTF?” I’m old enough to remember when that area was largely rural, and the idea that you would have Asian massage parlors there is just mind-boggling to me.

Cherokee County Sheriff Frank Reynolds just said at a press conference in Atlanta that the suspect in this case appeared to have “sexual addiction” problems and “may have frequented” some of the establishments where these shootings occurred. More on the suspect:

The 21-year-old man suspected of killing eight people — six of them Asian women — at three metro Atlanta massage parlors professed a passion for guns and God, according to a report.
Robert Aaron Long, of Woodstock, Georgia, was arrested without incident Tuesday night about 150 miles south of Atlanta and charged with murder, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
Information about Long is sparse, but the Daily Beast reported that a tagline on an Instagram account that appeared to belong to the suspect — but was no longer active Wednesday morning — said: “Pizza, guns, drums, music, family, and God. This pretty much sums up my life. It’s a pretty good life.”
A student who graduated from Sequoyah High School with Long in 2017 told the news outlet on condition of anonymity: “He was very innocent seeming and wouldn’t even cuss.
“He was sorta nerdy and didn’t seem violent from what I remember. He was a hunter and his father was a youth minister or pastor. He was big into religion,” the former classmate added.

Some people have suggested this is an anti-Asian “hate crime,” but the sheriff’s comment would seem to contradict that belief. Police at the press conference emphasized that it’s still very early in the investigation, but what we have so far leads to one obvious conclusion:




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