secret Service Investigating the growing concern generated by extremists with hatred of womenThe Associated Press is reporting.
Secret Service’s National Threat Assessment Center A specific in-depth look mass shooting in yoga class Tallahassee, Florida 2018 in an effort to study how contempt for women can radicalize men and maladaptive behavior—specifically misogynistic extremism There has been an increase in recent years, especially on the Internet.
“The Hate Of Women Requires The Most Attention Of All,” Said Steve Driscoll, a research specialist at the Centre. Officials said several recent mass shootings have a history of violence against women.
When the shooter opened fire on Hot Yoga Talhasi, he killed two women – Maura Binkley21-year senior year at Florida State University, and Nancy Van WesemA 61-year-old doctor – and injured six more persons before killing himself.
In this case the shooter did not have a specific label, but he identified himself with the growing movement of men who called themselves anti feminists, male supremacist or incels – Involuntary celibate. Investigators said he had a well-documented history of disturbing behavior and warning signs that were missed.
A superficial look at their history shows just one man who “pursued higher education, served in the military, and held trustworthy professional positions,” the study said – he was a substitute. teacher and was an Eagle Scout.
But when considered in its entirety, his history of individual events was shocking. He was arrested and banned from a college campus for groping women, and he wrote violent songs about torturing women and posted hateful videos online. He also idolized mass murderers targeting women.
At times their behavior received concern from “parents, siblings, friends, roommates, coworkers, workplace managers, school officials, students, law enforcement, online communities, neighbors, and other community members,” the study said. ” His parents slept with the door closed. He was banned from local bars for his treatment of women. Some people informed the police about his action.
But the whole picture remained unnoticed and on 2 November 2018, he went to Hot Yoga Tallahassee with a Glock 9mm pistol in his bag.
The case study emphasized the importance of speaking up when relating to one’s behavior and the need for the role of community stakeholders to help prevent violence.
“Over and over again, we see tolerance for these seemingly relatable behaviors,” said Dr. Lena Althari, head of the National Threat Assessment Center. “The goal is to recognize and assess behavior and intervene. It’s not about prosecution or criminalization.”
Althari said the case study, based on publicly available documents and descriptions, will be used to train communities on how to better watch for warning signs and intervene before violence occurs.
“What we can say is that early intervention is important,” Althari said. “This clearly shows that preventing targeted violence is a holistic community approach.”