Atlanta Spa Shooting of Asian Women is a Hate Crime

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We want to make sure that Captain Jay Baker, of the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office submits the shooting of 6 Asian women as a hate crime. 

From NBC News:

At a news conference Wednesday, Capt. Jay Baker, a spokesman for the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, said that Robert Aaron Long, who has been charged with eight counts of murder, "was pretty much fed up and kind of at the end of his rope" and that Tuesday "was a really bad day for him, and this is what he did."

The comments were criticized as inappropriate and insensitive to the victims.

Baker said Long told investigators that the attacks were not racially motivated. "He apparently has an issue, what he considers a sex addiction, and sees these locations as something that allows him to go to these places, and it's a temptation for him that he wanted to eliminate," Baker told reporters.

After the remarks, screenshots surfaced from a March 2020 Facebook post by Baker that promoted anti-Asian T-shirts.

"Place your order while they last," Baker wrote above the photo of two T-shirts that said, "Covid 19 IMPORTED VIRUS FROM CHY-NA."

Baker did not immediately respond to requests for comment Wednesday, and the Facebook page appears to no longer be available.