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Hate-filled Chris Harper Mercer had white supremacy leanings, says LA Times

The Los Angeles Times reported Friday, based on information from an anonymous federal law enforcement source familiar with the investigation, that the shooter was obsessed with guns and religion and had white supremacist leanings.

Gun-obsessed, timid and his mom called him 'baby': What we know of Chris Harper-Mercer's life

by LA Times, October 15th, 2015 (Muskal reported from Los Angeles, Gerber and Los Angeles Times staff writer Matt Pearce from Oregon, and Serrano from Washington.)

"Chris Harper-Mercer has been identified by law enforcement officials as the gunman who opened fire at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore. Here's what we know about him:

He was from Southern California:

"Harper-Mercer, 26, was a resident of Winchester, Ore., according to the Douglas County Medical Examiner, but he and his mother, a nurse, had moved there from Torrance, Calif. His father, Ian Mercer, lives in Tarzana...he attended El Camino College from 2010 to 2012, according to Ann Garten, a spokesman for the community college. He was not involved in any incidents during his time there, she said. It is unclear whether he earned a degree.

He had white-supremacy leanings and was obsessed with guns, according to one official.

Officials have said the gunman's motive was not clear. Two federal law enforcement source familiar with the investigation said, though, that authorities had obtained some of Harper-Mercer's writings, as well as a note he left behind, suggesting that he opposed organized religion and supported white-supremacist causes. However, he identified as mixed-race on a dating website and lived with his black mother. He also liked to discuss military history, according to an official.

In 2011, he signed up on the website Mashable, using a Facebook account that has been taken down. According to Mashable, his Facebook profile included "a reference to Nazi Germany" and had a quotation: "When all the pleasures of the world have diluted, the only thing left that is pure is power."

Six weapons were recovered from the scene of the shooting, officials said at a news conference Friday, and eight guns were found at Harper-Mercer's apartment. All 14 weapons were legally purchased, they added.

A former neighbor in Torrance, David Westly, 45, recalled that Harper-Mercer was once asked at a community barbecue whether he owned any guns. He deflected the question but acknowledged that he liked to practice target shooting, Westly said.

He joined the Army, but left after a month

A review of Army records indicates that Christopher Sean Harper-Mercer was in the service at Ft. Jackson, S.C., from Nov. 5 to Dec. 11, 2008. He flunked basic training and was discharged for failing to meet the "minimum administrative standards to serve."

He struggled with mental health issues for years and attended a special needs school

A law enforcement source said investigators have learned Mercer had long struggled with mental health issues, beginning when he was a teenager.

He was among five students listed in the graduating class at Switzer Learning Center, according to a special graduation section published by the Torrance-based newspaper, the Daily Breeze, in 2009. The Switzer Learning Center, also in Torrance, teaches students with special needs, emotional difficulties, autism and Asperger's syndrome.

According to its website, the school "has a long history of working with children who have been unsuccessful in traditional classrooms."

In online postings, Harper-Mercer's mother said her son had Asperger's syndrome, which can severely limit social development and spark emotional meltdowns, but was not associated with predatory behavior."

Report: Oregon Shooter Had White Supremacist Leanings



Catherine Thompson,October 2, 2015, 12:57 PM EDT 22504 views

"The 26-year-old gunman who massacred at least nine people Thursday at Oregon's Umpqua Community College reportedly had white supremacist leanings.

The Los Angeles Times reported Friday, based on information from an anonymous federal law enforcement source familiar with the investigation, that the shooter was obsessed with guns and religion and had white supremacist leanings.

Douglas County, Oregon Sheriff John Hanlin said Thursday that he would not glorify the gunman by releasing his name and urged the media to follow his example. But the Times and other news outlets, including The Associated Press, have identified the gunman as 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer based on information from anonymous federal law enforcement sources and government officials.

The gunman also reportedly used an email address that invoked a symbol with connections to neo-Nazis and white supremacist groups. The Guardian found via a public records search that the email address " ironcross45@gmail.com" was associated with a Chris Harper Mercer of Winchester, Oregon. The Anti-Defamation League notes that those groups adopted the Iron Cross, a German military medal, as a hate symbol by superimposing a swastika on the traditional medal.

The username on an online dating profile that appears to belong to the gunman is also "ironcross45." Notably, that user lists his ethnicity as "mixed race."

Chris Harper-Mercer: Everything we know about the Oregon school gunman on Saturday

By Rob Crilly, New York and Tom Morgan

2:38PM BST 03 Oct 2015

"Shooter encouraged followers to watch grisly images online and posted that the "more people you kill, the more you're in the limelight.

Police in Oregon have identified the gunman who opened fire at a college on Thursday, killing 10 people, as Chris Harper-Mercer.

The 26-year-old, whose social media profiles featured content supporting the IRA, apparently demanded to know his victims' religious beliefs before opening fire at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon.

He left behind a complex web of online identities which offer a possible insight into his personality - or at least a glimpse of the way he wanted to present himself to the world.

He maintained a myspace page, on which he posted a photograph of himself holding what appears to be a rifle, alongside images of masked IRA gunmen.

Obsession with Nazis

He offered the fullest description of himself on an online dating profile, saying he was "shy at first, but warm up quickly, better in small groups". He also said he was not religious but was "spiritual" and described his political views as conservative.

His username on the dating site Spiritual Passions was ironcross45 - a handle often used by far-Right sympathisers in reference to the German military symbol reintroduced by the Nazis.

He was also linked, via the username Lithium\\\_Love, to a video upload site, where he also posted about Flanagan the former TV reporter who shot dead two former colleagues live on air.

"On an interesting note, I have noticed that so many people like him are all alone and unknown, yet when they spill a little blood, the whole world knows who they are," he wrote.

"A man who was known by no one, is now known by everyone. His face splashed across every screen, his name across the lips of every person on the planet, all in the course of one day. Seems the more people you kill, the more you're in the limelight."

He encouraged his followers to watch the video made by Flanagan and posted on social media.

"It's a short video but good nonetheless," he wrote.

Read more at:

Chris Harper Mercer was a Conservative Republican:

"Umpqua Gunman Chris Harper Mercer Hated Religion Online"

by The Daily Beast,

The 26-year-old gunman showed a disdain for organized religion online, then allegedly asked victims about their faith before shooting them.

"Police have identified the gunman who killed 10 people at an Umpqua Community College in Oregon on Thursday as Chris Harper Mercer.

A MySpace account belonging to Christopher Harper Mercer is registered to Torrance, California. Mercer and his mother previously lived in Torrance before moving to an apartment in Winchester, Oregon, which police later searched. An online dating profile, linked to Mercer's email address and featuring another photo of him, says the 26-year-old was living with his parents and searching for the "yin to my yang." It identifies his views as "conservative, republican" and lists "organized religion" as one of his "dislikes."

The 26-year-old gunman showed a disdain for organized religion online, then allegedly asked victims about their faith before shooting them."

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Mixed race white supremacists do exist.

If he's like a mixed race Nazi asshole I confronted, he's probably acting out family problems through racial hate. Mercer's parents link to www.nytimes.com through a divorce. This would support what I'm saying.

I wrote an article about that neo-Nazi who is very similar to Chris Harper Mercer. He has almost identical interests and history as Mercer, which is pretty impressive considering how fucked up Mercer is. He went to school for emotionally disturbed children, is a Conservative, has an interest in the army and guns, is part black but supports white supremacy and hates Christians as well as blacks, women, and other minorities.

Here's the article about him: http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2015/06/430058.shtml

It references material here: Link

"says LA Times" = SAYS IT ALL. 07.Oct.2015 12:34

lol

sum total of purported "evidence" that this guy was a "white supremacist" (or even had "leanings" thereof)...

QUOTED from the L.A. Times / TPM repost:
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" He had white-supremacy leanings and was obsessed with guns, according to one official. "
QUOTE: " ACCORDING TO ONE OFFICIAL .... "

" a note he left behind, suggesting that he ... supported white-supremacist causes "
QUOTE: " SUGGESTING THAT HE SUPPORTED .... "

" [UNSPECIFIED]information from an anonymous federal law enforcement source familiar with the investigation, that the shooter had white supremacist leanings "
QUOTE: " ANONYMOUS FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT SOURCE .... "

" the gunman also reportedly used an email address "  ironcross45@gmail.com " that invoked a symbol with connections to neo-Nazis and white supremacist groups. The Anti-Defamation League notes that those groups adopted the Iron Cross, a German military medal, as a hate symbol by superimposing a swastika on the traditional medal. "
QUOTE: " [the email address] REPORTEDLY ... INVOKED A SYMBOL WITH [unspecified] CONNECTIONS TO NEO-NAZIS AND WHITE SUPREMACIST GROUPS .... "
QUOTE: " ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE NOTES THAT THESE GROUPS ADOPTED [THE TRADITIONAL GERMAN MILITARY MEDAL BY] SUPERIMPOSING A SWASTIKA .... "


QUOTE: [Angelfire / AntiFa PDX IMC repost] " Mixed race white supremacists do exist. "








WHERE,


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THAT


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p.s. LEARN HOW TO USE THE INTERNET / HTML TAGS, MORON.

Oregon Shooter's Manifesto: I WAS HATED SINCE BIRTH 07.Oct.2015 18:15

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Self-pitying mass murderer Chris Harper-Mercer believed that he was "hated ever since" birth and laughed it up after pumping a fatal bullet into his college teacher in Oregon.

The gunman, who killed nine people and then himself at Umpqua Community College last week, is believed to have left a manifesto on his computer that blamed everyone else for his problems.

"I was hated ever since I arrived in the world. I was always under attack," the sick killer whined in the manifesto, sources told People magazine in a report published Monday.

"I've always been the most hated person in the world. Ever since I arrived in the world. Some will say I had so much to live for, but I don't think so," he allegedly said.

A source who has seen the gunman's writing said Harper-Mercer also griped about everything he hadn't attained.

"He goes through the list of what he doesn't have," the source said. "No job, no life, no success."

Harper-Mercer wrote about admiring other mass killers and their beefs with society, too, the mag said.

"These people were denied everything they deserved and wanted," he wrote, according to sources.

Harper-Mercer added that his carnage was inevitable.

"He says, `Many will ask how can they have prevented this? You can't. You could never give me what I wanted. Nothing could have stopped it,' " the source said, parroting the killer's words.

A witness to Harper-Mercer's bloodshed said the madman was full of laughs as he shot up the classroom.

"He sounded really deranged because he said he'd been waiting to do that [kill people] for a really long time," Anastasia Boylan, 18, told ABC's "Good Morning America" in an interview aired Monday.

"And he laughed. He laughed after he shot the teacher."


Troll! 07.Oct.2015 23:37

ok

Clever way to make sure I can't post the correct links by deliberately hogging space by hitting enter 20 times between each sentence. LOL, go fuck off.

he was half Black 08.Oct.2015 11:37

rAT

He was HALF BLACK f*ck the L.A. Slimes

A white supremisist who isn't white? 08.Oct.2015 13:33

Jody Paulson

I suppose that's less ridiculous than this footage of police reacting to the shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school:  http://jpaulson.blogspot.com/2015/10/oompaloompah-oregon-magically-becomes.html

Lamestream media is up to it's old game with this one.... 09.Oct.2015 15:19

Erasmus

I suppose if you challenged a media talking sock puppet on why there has been virtually no mention of this guys race they would say something along the lines of "It's not relevant - shooters are mostly white anyways (per capita, actually not true) blah blah...and imply you're racist for asking.
We're not asking for it to be waved around like a banner but for it to be part of the story, because it IS part of the story, particularly when the media blast "white supremacist", "sympathetic to the IRA", "hated black men" in the headlines, telling the public, through a profile that he must be a white male. Don't they think with this analyzing his life and psychological profile down to the minutest detail that understanding him in the context of his mixed race heritage is important\? Ya think\?
Obviously it's being ignored for a reason. Not "censored" exactly because that implies they are deleting it out of the stories, but they're the ones writing the stories so they simply don't mention it and carefully avoid putting pictures of his mother and black relatives in the articles.
I'm not sure exactly why the media is doing this, perhaps there have been too many black mass shooters of late (there have been many) and since that doesn't fit with the narrative of the white male shooter the media has been promoting so they're pretending he's white in order to maintain the facade.

Sweet 11.Oct.2015 21:19

Garth

Always nice to see the white supremacists coming out to play on this website.

"Always nice to see the white supremacists coming out to play on this website. " 11.Oct.2015 23:03

RE: "Garth"

You mean the White Anarchists who SERIOUSLY wish, and POLITICALLY INFER / AGENDA-AXEGRIND, that this mixedethnic documented, certified psycho killer would become an emblem for their


' Off Nazi Punks '


mantra?


The very same mixedethnic documented, certified psycho killer who professed support for the IRA and #BlackLivesMatter? (QUOTE: "Good job! Fuck white racist pigs like Bernie." )


____THOSE_____ white supremacists?



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Chris Harper Mercer
Good job! Fuck white racist pigs like Bernie.
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keep Trolling, "Garth" It's Not Working