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Louisville Bank Shooter: Trump-Hater Livestreamed His Murder Spree

Posted on | April 10, 2023 | 2 Comments

Today I was trying to get together my tax forms while the news was breaking about the shooting at a bank in Louisville and, as usual when such incidents happen, was wondering: “One of ours or one of theirs?” While most mass shootings have no real political angle, everybody has become accustomed to the blame game surrounding such incidents, and my hunch (once it was reported that the target was a bank) was this had to be one of theirs, because Republicans generally like banks.

We don’t know the motive yet, but . . .

The suspect in a Monday morning massacre at a Louisville bank has been identified as a 23-year-old former varsity hoops star and finance grad-turned-banker who livestreamed the horrific attack.
Louisville Police Chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel identified the suspect as Connor Sturgeon, who worked at Old National Bank’s downtown Louisville branch.
Gwinn-Villaroel said Sturgeon was livestreaming as he opened fire at about 8:38 a.m. in the Old National Bank Building, which houses the bank and a variety of other businesses, killing four people and injuring nine more, including two police officers. Sturgeon was killed after exchanging gunfire with officers, she said, but it’s unclear if he was killed by police or by self-inflicted gunshots. . . .
Two now-defunct Twitter accounts that appear to belong to Sturgeon included tagged photos of him on the athletics track and the basketball court as a 6’5’’ junior on Floyd Central’s basketball team. More recently, he hosted a basketball-focused podcast with two buddies and tweeted about the NBA in between posts in support of the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020, as well as some criticism of police violence and of then-President Donald Trump.
Citing sources, local network WAVE3 reported that Sturgeon was fired from Old National Bank last week.

Sturgeon’s friends say he suffered multiple concussions while playing sports, and wondered if that might have had something to do with his descent into murderous madness. And speaking of mentally damaged people, Joe Biden quickly issued a statement:

How many more Americans must die before Republicans in Congress will act to protect our communities? It’s long past time that we require safe storage of firearms. Require background checks for all gun sales. Eliminate gun manufacturers’ immunity from liability. We can and must do these things now.
A strong majority of Americans want lawmakers to act on commonsense gun safety reforms. Instead, from Florida to North Carolina to the U.S. House of Representatives, we’ve watched Republican officials double down on dangerous bills that make our schools, places of worship, and communities less safe. It’s unconscionable, it’s reckless, and too many Americans are paying with their lives.

You see how this works? Regardless of the fact that the killer was clearly a Democrat, still Joe Biden must always blame Republicans.




2 Responses to “Louisville Bank Shooter: Trump-Hater Livestreamed His Murder Spree”

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