Movie Gunman Thanks Charleston Shooter
The gunman responsible for a deadly shooting rampage inside a Louisiana movie theater last summer thanked the man accused of killing nine Black people in a Charleston, South Carolina church last June.
In a handwritten rambling found in the gunman’s 40-page journal released by authorities Wednesday, John Russell Houser described Dylan Roof as “green but good.”
“Had Dylan Roof reached political maturity he would have seen the word is not (n-word), but liberal,” Houser wrote. “But thank you for the wake up call Dylann.”
Houser shot and killed two people and wounded nine others before fatally shooting himself inside the Grand 16 theater’s auditorium in Lafayette last July.
Before the shooting, Houser had been staying at a Motel 6 in Lafayette. Police recovered his journal from there.
In addition to the journal, authorities also released photos from the motel room and a partially redacted investigative report.
In his journal, Houser referred to America as a “filth farm,” and ranted against the news media, national political figures, women, gays and Blacks.
“America as a whole is now the enemy,” he wrote, also warning of impending problems for the country. “I have hidden nothing and have hated the US for at least 30 years. It will soon be every man for himself. A global rearrangement comes soon.”
Read more at Associated Press.