I held off talking and writing about the Cascade Mall shooting on Friday, where a man the media immediately and hopefully desdribed as “Hispanic-looking” killed five at a Macy’s.
LIke any good Mitch Berg, I observed Berg’s 18th Law (“Nothing the media writes/says about any emotionally charged event – a mass shooting, a police shooting, anything – should be taken seriously for 48 hours after the original incident. It will largely be rubbish, as media outlets vie to “scoop” each other even on incorrect facts.”), believing with sickening certainty that the shooter would be a Muslim with extremist sympathies, and believing in a somewhat more sarcastic vein that the shooter would be a Democrat.
And while we’re still technically under the boundaries of Berg’s Law, I just have to say; Check:
A suspect in a mass shooting at a Washington state mall is arrested in Oak Harbor, Wash. (Twitter/Gerry Oliver)
Island County Sheriff’s Lt. Mike Hawley told reporters that he spotted Cetin near the suspect’s home in Oak Harbor, around 30 miles due west of the mall. Hawley said he immediately recognized Cetin as the suspect, turned his patrol car around and arrested Cetin without incident.
Arlan Cetin is an immigrant from Turkey. While I may be a deplorable conservative, I do know Turkey is not “Hispanic”.
And although it’s premature to make the jump, the FBI is not ruling out terrorism.
And, er, check on the third point:
I’ll insert the usual disclaimers: the vast majority of Muslim immigrants are perfectly fine people and good Americans.
Hillary voters, on the other hand…