Michelle and Jesse have compiled a seemingly nonrandom gallery of dark complexioned Muslim individuals who were determined by authorities to have been lone gunmen (except, of course, in the case of the beltway snipers).
Here in Indiana we were recently struck by a case of an interstate sniper who took the life of one motorist and injured several others. Turns out that he’s white and has a Hebrew name. Compound these with the fact that after having admitted to the crime, he is maintaining his innocence. Makes you wonder why he didn’t make the list. Must be because it’s a “random” sampling.
“[Zachariah Blanton] said he in fact did do the shootings, however, only with the intention of relieving pressure,” John Kelly, an Indiana State Police crime scene technician, testified at a hearing Tuesday.
The teen apparently had been arguing with relatives over gutting a deer during a hunting trip about 20 miles south of Seymour, Jackson County Prosecutor Stephen Pierson said.
Perhaps “random” is just the new cover-your-racist-ass adjective for getting around chronic confirmation bias.
Update: (8/1, early evening) Neiwert has a great takedown of the post alluded to above. Great read.