Uh oh, we have a narrative violation here….
In a court filing obtained by the New York Times, the suspected shooter’s public defenders refer to him as “Mx. Anderson Aldrich.” They, in turn, ask the judge to refer to him by they/them pronouns throughout court proceedings.
“Anderson Aldrich is non-binary,” the court document reads. “They use they/them pronouns, and for the purpose of all formal filings, will be addressed as Mx. Aldrich.”
The suspect is demanding the constitutional right to a bond, due process, and a preliminary hearing, the lawyers add.
The revelation that Aldrich is a member of the LGBT community casts doubt on the previous hypothesis that the shooting was an anti-LGBT hate crime instigated by right-wing political commentators, as several prominent left-wing figures have claimed since the shooting on Saturday.
Oh, he is a degenerate freak and now the entire narrative seems to be in the crapper. Don’t hold your breath waiting for apologies and retractions.
Meanwhile the Walmart shooter from this morning is apparently a disgruntled employee using a pistol, I will hold off until they officially identify him but “disgruntled employee shooters” tend to be of a darker hue than the media would lead you to believe.