The Baton Rouge Gunman and ‘Targeted Individuals’

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The Louisiana State Police released images of the Baton Rouge shooting suspect who killed three police officers on Sunday. The suspect, Gavin Long, had a history of posting social media tirades.

By SHANE O’NEILL and MEGAN SPECIA on July 19, 2016

The New York Times

Many labels for Gavin Long have emerged from the rich digital footprint that he left behind — former Marine, antigovernment radical, alpha male, life coach. But one has stood out for its peculiarity, that of “targeted individual.”

Louisiana investigators have yet to describe a motive for Mr. Long’scarefully planned ambush that left three law enforcement officers dead and three others injured on Sunday in Baton Rouge, La.

But Mr. Long, who was killed in the shootout, said in online posts and videos that he was a victim of a vast government conspiracy that watches and harasses everyday Americans. Continue reading “The Baton Rouge Gunman and ‘Targeted Individuals’”