Wednesday, January 25, 2017

- Milo Protest: Shooting Update

Turns out the victim was a protester (natch) and the shooter was an armed, if somewhat squishy Trump supporter looking to attend the event.

The man who told police he shot and wounded another man during a violent demonstration over the appearance of Milo Yiannopoulos at the University of Washington sent a social-media message to the Breitbart News editor just an hour before the shooting.

“Hey Milo,” the 29-year-old former UW student posted to Yiannopoulos’ Facebook page at 7:24 p.m. “im outside in line to your UW event.

“I got sucker punched (he was a bit limp wristed) and someone jacked my #MAGA hat,” he said, referring to the ubiquitous red and white “Make America Great Again” caps worn by supporters of President Trump.

“Anyway for me to get a replacement signed by you?” the man asked

In his defense, most of his political squishyness is coming from statements by his lawyer, who is doing all he can to keep his client out of jail (and off of the pyre) as a potential murderer and racist. The fact that he is non-white seems to be keeping the mainstream media off his scent, and away from the "White Supremacist shoots upstanding youth at peaceful protest" headlines.

So who was the victim?

Several sources have identified the victim as Josh Dukes, 34, a Seattle computer-security engineer and a member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) General Defense Committee, which describes itself as an “anti-racist and anti-fascist organization.”

Which means he was one of those black clad assholes who had all that fun breaking windows, burning cars, assaulting conservatives, and setting little girls hair on fire at the Inaugural riot. The word is he'll recover, but I doubt his next protest will include the same level of violent vigor.

One detail that was clearly wasted on the reporter but shouldn't be wasted on you was the injured rioters career choice. He's a "Computer Security Engineer". An anarchist who belongs to a neo-marxist rioting organization and tried to shut down free speech, is working somewhere in the Seattle area as a "computer Security Engineer", which in more common parlance is known as a computer hacker.

Data and communications security is a HUUUUGE field these days, so it makes sense that some of the people working in it shouldn't be. But I hope his future employers remember to check this guys past Facebook and twitter accounts before they add him to their "security" team. Former bank robbers are rarely hired to guard banks. And if a candidate doesn't believe in private property or western civilization, configuring your corporate firewall might not be the role you'd like to fill.

Those that have hired him in the past should probably contact an additional security consultancy (a reputable one) and make sure he hasn't done anything... ideological to them.

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