Fresno police say suspect in triple slaying told them he hates white people, shouted "God is great" before killings. https://t.co/rrSOzfEXaB— The Associated Press (@AP) April 18, 2017
A man shot and killed three people on the streets of downtown Fresno on Tuesday, shouting "God is great" in Arabic during at least one of the slayings and later telling police that he hates white people, authorities said. Kori Ali Muhammad 39, was arrested shortly after the rampage, whose victims were all white, police said. He also was wanted in connection with another killing days earlier, in which a security guard was gunned down at a Fresno motel after responding to a disturbance.
Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said the victims were shot minutes apart in close proximity in areas around downtown. He said Muhammad made other statements to police but he did not disclose them.
The shooting happened outside a Catholic Charities building, but spokeswoman Teresa Dominguez said the charity doesn't believe the suspect was tied to the nonprofit organization.
Loretta Lynch said … that Mateen’s pledge of allegiance would be edited because the government doesn’t want to “further his propaganda.” That might be a reason not to release the audio, since it’s destined to end up in ISIS jihadi porn online, but how does an accurate transcript further Mateen’s propaganda when … ISIS has already claimed credit for the attack? Lynch also claimed that censoring the transcripts was needed to “avoid re-victimizing those people that went through this horror.” I can’t tell if by that she meant that other parts were left out (e.g., if Mateen was heard boasting about his body count) or if she’s referring to the ISIS material. Why would reading a transcript of him pledging allegiance to ISIS “re-victimize” them?
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.@KSEE24 Police chief: "Too early to say" if Fresno shooting spree "involves terrorism," but suspect yelling "Allahu akbar" gives that indication.
Deliberately altering an Islamic terrorist's direct words in order to obscure his motive is how you got Trump. https://twitter.com/AP/status/854432857737003010 …