Atlanta Spa Killings

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Six out of the eight killings in Atlanta were Asian women. No motive reported yet, investigation still underway.
 
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Kimster

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Oh I’m so glad they got him! I wonder if he was targeting Asian people? I know a lot of the spas in our area are run by Asian people. Maybe he was targeting spas for another reason? A girlfriend in one of them or something? Killers are insane and it’s hard to tell.
 

BlueMoon

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Oh I’m so glad they got him! I wonder if he was targeting Asian people? I know a lot of the spas in our area are run by Asian people. Maybe he was targeting spas for another reason? A girlfriend in one of them or something? Killers are insane and it’s hard to tell.

The motive will be important to ease the anxiety among our Asian Americans, particularly those who work in these professions. Regardless of motive, of course, this is an incredible tragedy.
 

BlueMoon

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Some background information on the shooter, could be unrelated, or possibly related if he purposefully targeted massage parlors and the women who run them? Too early to say, still, but clearly a deranged individual who murdered eight people, six of them women, and of Asian descent. Prayers for the families and loved ones of the victims.
 

BlueMoon

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More information on the shooter from Atlanta tv station news.

Georgia spa shootings: What we know about suspect Robert Long

The Cherokee County Sheriff told Channel 2 Action News that he believes Long targeted the businesses specifically. Reynolds said Long told investigators he had a sexual addiction and frequented all three businesses. A spokesperson for the sheriff’s office say Long blamed the spas for furthering his addiction and “wanted to eliminate the temptation.”

Reynolds said Long gave no indication that the shootings were racially motivated but they are not completely ruling that out

Edited to add: The article also says that authorities believe that when they arrested Long, he was headed to Florida to commit additional killings there.
 

Mel70

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More information on the shooter from Atlanta tv station news.

Georgia spa shootings: What we know about suspect Robert Long

The Cherokee County Sheriff told Channel 2 Action News that he believes Long targeted the businesses specifically. Reynolds said Long told investigators he had a sexual addiction and frequented all three businesses. A spokesperson for the sheriff’s office say Long blamed the spas for furthering his addiction and “wanted to eliminate the temptation.”

Reynolds said Long gave no indication that the shootings were racially motivated but they are not completely ruling that out

Edited to add: The article also says that authorities believe that when they arrested Long, he was headed to Florida to commit additional killings there.
Another case of not taking responsibility for yourself. It's YOUR problem. Kill others huh?. Kill YOURSELF instead.
 

BlueMoon

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Mel70

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Names and ages of 4 of the victims of the spa massacres are named in this article.
Ugly too. I did automatically think it was hate crime related because of all the incredibly ignorant attacks going on.
 

GrandmaBear

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Ugly too. I did automatically think it was hate crime related because of all the incredibly ignorant attacks going on.
And I jumped immediately to the thought with his age, etc., that it related to the sex end of the business, sex workers, a gf, or some such. The elephant in the room is we all know these businesses are often a front for some of these types of places. Not saying all of course...
 

Mel70

I miss you Oreo.
And I jumped immediately to the thought with his age, etc., that it related to the sex end of the business, sex workers, a gf, or some such. The elephant in the room is we all know these businesses are often a front for some of these types of places. Not saying all of course...
Well those places are massage parlors and have always been called that. But like you're saying they provide extra services for extra money. They just have to have the necessary tables, Equipment, Etc. To pass legally as a massage parlor. To further say if I could afford massages I would go to a Massage therapist. Or to where my hair colorist works. A true spa.
 

GrandmaBear

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Well those places are massage parlors and have always been called that. But like you're saying they provide extra services for extra money. They just have to have the necessary tables, Equipment, Etc. To pass legally as a massage parlor. To further say if I could afford massages I would go to a Massage therapist. Or to where my hair colorist works. A true spa.
There was one shut down in of all places, North Branch, a few years ago. Massage Spa. Brick and mortar, picture in window of a woman getting a normal relaxing massage in a towel on a table... A front. Not that it matters but it was Asian. Just saying I think you know North Branch is no Atlanta... Just a normal small little town... Heck it doesn't even have a Walmart. Has little to nothing...
 

Mel70

I miss you Oreo.
There was one shut down in of all places, North Branch, a few years ago. Massage Spa. Brick and mortar, picture in window of a woman getting a normal relaxing massage in a towel on a table... A front. Not that it matters but it was Asian. Just saying I think you know North Branch is no Atlanta... Just a normal small little town... Heck it doesn't even have a Walmart. Has little to nothing...
Well they must have been watching them. Someone blew the whistle.There are houses of prostitution even in the country. Set up in Motel/Hotels. Just everywhere. Where you wouldn't expect. Like you're saying.
 

GrandmaBear

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Well they must have been watching them. Someone blew the whistle.There are houses of prostitution even in the country. Set up in Motel/Hotels. Just everywhere. Where you wouldn't expect. Like you're saying.
Oh I agree. And am just talking generally about the businesses and what they often are fronts for... I used to hear of some candy store years ago in another town in another state... Definitely not unheard of...

In North Branch, yeah, I think they may have picked somewhere too small actually... It started with I think people saying they saw nothing but a lot of men coming in and out which seemed odd... And then they fast picked up a lot of other info and a motel owner had more info... Then a backpage ad was found... I was surprised though I will say because imo it is a stupid place to try something like that... The type of place where everyone knows what everyone is doing... The town just doesn't have much...
 

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