Connor Betts, the young man responsible for a shooting last weekend in Dayton, Ohio, who was shot down by police, was an outspoken supporter of the Democratic Party and—according to the content he published on one of his social networks—did not hesitate to demonstrate his political alignment with leftist ideals.
According to The Epoch Times, Betts, who also had a Democratic Party affiliation, repeatedly published content advocating gun control, instigating violence against so-called white supremacists, and defined himself as a satanist.
The young man, who also considered himself to be anti-Trump and anti-Republican, described immigrant detention centers as “concentration camps,” going so far as to say that immigrants should cut ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) tires and throw bolt cutters over fences, reported The Daily Signal.
In his Twitter account, where he was known as “iamthespookster,” he wrote, “I want socialism, and I’ll not wait for the idiots to finally come round to understanding.”
As The Epoch Times points out, Betts, who was a gun fanatic, wrote in December, “This is America: guns on every corner, guns in every house, no freedom but that to kill.”
In another message the young man demonstrated his support for Democratic Rep. Elizabeth Warren by adding that he would “happily vote” for her. He also showed his support for Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
As The Sun points out, Betts wrote in his Twitter account on Nov. 2, 2018: “Vote blue for gods sake.” On the other hand, on the day of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, he wrote a message to Republican Sen. Rob Portman via Twitter: “Hey rob. How much did they pay you to look the other way? 17 kids are dead. If not now, when?“
According to British media, Betts also referred to the Las Vegas shooting in 2017, then wrote, “You can’t kill 50+ people and injure 600(!) In 10 minutes with cigarettes my dude.“
Betts also responded to a Buzzfeed story by writing, “Kill every fascist.” He also shared an article in the New Republic media about a supposed global fascist movement and shared publications where he was supposedly attending a pro-Ku-Klux Klan rally in Dayton, accompanying the publication with the message, “Know your enemies.”
In one of the photos published in his Twitter account he added the hashtags “# selfie4satan #HailSatan @SatanTweeting.”
According to the Heavy.com website, which was responsible for identifying the aggressor’s posts, he was also critical of issues such as the police and the informant QAnon.
The alleged perpetrator’s Twitter page was discovered through the Heavy.com website. According to The Sun, the website managed to identify that the account belonged to the gunman from different aspects that enabled them to connect the account with the aggressor, such as a selfie with a tattoo and some other publications that featured photos of Betts including family members, university references, and growing up in Dayton, Ohio.