Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene released a series of tweets on Tuesday, including an image believed to have been altered to question the “dark” history of Robert Crimo, who is suspected of killing six people and at least for injuring 38 others in Highland Park, Illinois.
Crimo had posted a series of disturbing videos online and his online profile was removed after the July 4 shooting. Greene criticized this move, arguing that the best way to prevent a mass shooting is to “dark and destructive path“that a suspect takes his life.
Greene used the series of tweets to question Crimo’s state of mind and his potential drug use. She also posted a photo showing Crimo with a Bible in what appeared to be a prison cell.
“In this photo, is he in prison, in rehab, or in a psychiatric hospital? This isn’t his bedroom.” Green wrote. “22 years old and 5’11 and 120 lbs is not normal or healthy. What drugs or psychotropics or both is he on?”
Greene requested that a plethora of Crimo’s “notes” be released, in which he mentioned school, arrests, medication and recreational drugs, and hospitalizations. she later recognized The photo appeared to have been altered, but she increased her pressure to have his recordings released, saying there were “more reasons” to release them.
She also pointed to psychiatric records of the suspect, also called “Awake the Rapper,” who posted videos online with morbid content – including an animated video posted to YouTube in 2021 that showed a school gunman terrorizing students before being arrested by police was shot. finally lying in a pool of his own blood.
“The guy did rap videos about school shootings or death by storm [sic] of bullets by the police and was ‘known to the police'”, Greene tweeted. “The public deserves to know why!”
WGN reported that Crimo’s father ran unsuccessfully for Highland Park mayor in 2019 and that the alleged shooter was “known to law enforcement.”
Another tweet suggested that Crimo “didn’t just wake up one day, buy guns and decide to carry out a mass shooting in a Fourth of July parade”.
“He has a history, a very dark one, and people deserve to know about it,” she added. “There’s a documentary about what’s wrong with him. That goes for everyone who does it.”
The Daily Beast reported that Crimo was also the admin of a Discord channel called “SS”. A Discord post included an image of R. Budd Dwyer, the former Pennsylvania State Treasurer, fatally shooting himself during a press conference in 1987.
Greene criticized the move to delete his accounts, Post on Twitter: “They always delete everything about these shooters from any searchable database and hide the truth about these young men.”
Greene continued to say that “evil will find a way” no matter how many gun control laws are passed or how many guns are part of American society. On June 23, the Senate passed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act in the wake of the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, though critics say the first major gun law in nearly three decades doesn’t go far enough when it comes to military-style semi-automatic rifles.
This chart, provided by Statista, shows the number of lone gunman mass shootings and the number of deaths since 2013 in the United States
“Until we’re ready to uncover the ugly truth about the dark and destructive path these young men have taken that is leading them to mass shootings, they will move on,” Greene said added.
When asked for comment, Nick Dyer, a spokesman for Greene, repeated the same news week that the alleged shooter’s online profiles have been removed.
https://www.newsweek.com/marjorie-taylor-greene-robert-crimo-twitter-post-altered-photo-1721826 Marjorie Taylor Greene uses an altered photo of Robert Crimo to advance the theory