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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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SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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The "bad day" comment was in extremely poor taste. Could be forgiven though, if he cared enough to apologize.
The shirts he was promoting were ABSOLUTELY racist and there is no "cancel culture" BS about it.
Kind of ironic, in a 'not-funny-at-all' kind of way, that this guy pulls this case.
 

Ranch

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The "bad day" comment was in extremely poor taste. Could be forgiven though, if he cared enough to apologize.
The shirts he was promoting were ABSOLUTELY racist and there is no "cancel culture" BS about it.
Kind of ironic, in a 'not-funny-at-all' kind of way, that this guy pulls this case.
The way I read it the Captain was relating what the investigators impressions of the suspects comments were. Not how any of the LE officers felt personally. I can't see why the Captain should be punished for that at all.
"I spoke with investigators, they interviewed him this morning. And they got that impression, yes -- he understood the gravity of it."

"And he was pretty much fed up and had been, kind of, at the end of his rope. And yesterday was a really bad day for him, and this is what he did," Baker said.

I don't see a T-shirt saying that Covid-19 came from China as being racist because that's what happened.

 
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BlueMoon

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How tragic for this grieving husband. It must have been very chaotic for the authorities as they dealt with the massacre, with several different spas affected, etc. I hope that the community is generous and is able to offer support and help for him and his children.
 

Tresir

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Cancel culture at its finest, and the knee-jerk reaction to label this "white supremacy."

Captain Baker didn't kill the Asian women, Robert Aaron Long did. I agree that the Captain's repeating the shooters' words were in poor taste and that inevitably they would be hurtful, but I don't think his intentions were to minimize the seriousness of the situation. Perhaps we will hear from him about this, or from his lawyer or union rep, but probably not, as he probably has to stay silent now due to internal investigations. I feel for him, he is up against the mob now.
If it wasn't for the China virus T shirt, would his comments have been out of order, I wonder.
 

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Death penalty, hate crime charges sought in Georgia spa shootings​

Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty and file hate crime charges against the man accused of shooting dead eight people, including six women of Asian origin, in attacks on three spas in the southern US state of Georgia.

Robert Aaron Long, 22, was indicted by a grand jury in Georgia's Fulton County on Tuesday for the murders of four women in a March 16 attack on two spas in the city of Atlanta.

Before holding position, Fulton DA said she wouldn't seek death penalty. Here's the case that changed her mind​

The death penalty was a punishment Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis previously said she wouldn't seek in cases. However, that notion has change following the metro Atlanta spa shootings.

The district attorney also wants to enhance the suspect's possible sentence with Georgia's hate crime statute.

She made the statement -- seemingly against pursuing the death penalty -- while still campaigning for the job. She addressed those comments at Tuesday's news conference.

"Last year, I told the voters of Fulton County that I could not imagine a circumstance where I would seek it. And at that time I did not," she said. "Unfortunately, a case has risen in the first few months of my term that I believe warrants the ultimate penalty and we shall seek it."

Willis will seek the "ultimate penalty" against 22-year-old Robert Aaron Long, the sole suspect in the attacks that happened at three metro spas two months ago. She said many factors went into her decision to seek the punishment.

“I have personally reviewed the statement in this case. I have personally walked the crime scene in these cases along with Chief Senior ADA, I have spent more than six hours with the families involved in this case. We have reviewed the evidence and I am comfortable in the decision that this is an appropriate sentence to seek.”
 

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Atlanta spa shooter Robert Aaron Long expected to get plea deal in 4 of 8 killings, prosecutor says​

The man charged with killing eight people, including six Asian women, at three spas near Atlanta in March is expected to reach a plea deal in one of his two cases.

Robert Aaron Long, 22, is charged with four counts of murder in Fulton County and four counts of murder in Cherokee County.

Fulton County’s district attorney expects Long to get a plea deal in the Cherokee County case, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. District Attorney Fani Willis said she’s been told to expect the Cherokee County case to end following a hearing scheduled for July 27.

“In my world that means they’ve reached a deal,” Willis told the AJC.

Willis filed a motion Tuesday to have Long transferred to Fulton County immediately following that hearing, according to local NBC affiliate WXIA.

No matter the deal Long gets in Cherokee County, he will still face the Fulton County case, where he is charged with four counts of murder, domestic terrorism and assault with a deadly weapon. Willis said in May that she will seek the death penalty and hate-crime charges.
 

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Atlanta spa shooter Robert Aaron Long expected to get plea deal in 4 of 8 killings, prosecutor says​

The man charged with killing eight people, including six Asian women, at three spas near Atlanta in March is expected to reach a plea deal in one of his two cases.

Robert Aaron Long, 22, is charged with four counts of murder in Fulton County and four counts of murder in Cherokee County.

Fulton County’s district attorney expects Long to get a plea deal in the Cherokee County case, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. District Attorney Fani Willis said she’s been told to expect the Cherokee County case to end following a hearing scheduled for July 27.

“In my world that means they’ve reached a deal,” Willis told the AJC.

Willis filed a motion Tuesday to have Long transferred to Fulton County immediately following that hearing, according to local NBC affiliate WXIA.

No matter the deal Long gets in Cherokee County, he will still face the Fulton County case, where he is charged with four counts of murder, domestic terrorism and assault with a deadly weapon. Willis said in May that she will seek the death penalty and hate-crime charges.

He's going to jail forever so why waste taxpayer money on crimes that won't add any time to his prison sentence. Everybody knows who did it.
 

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Robert Aaron Long moved to Fulton County jail; DA will seek death penalty​

Robert Aaron Long, the man now convicted of killing multiple people in a shooting spree earlier this year, has been transferred to Fulton County.

Earlier this week, Long pleaded guilty for the murders of four people at Young’s Asian Massage in Cherokee County. He entered guilty pleas for all 23 counts in the indictment and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

But that's not the end of his legal proceedings. He is now in Fulton County where he faces 19 felony charges, including four counts of murder and four counts of felony murder.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis plans to seek the death penalty. His first court appearance in Fulton County is set for Aug. 23 at 9 a.m.
 

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