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When a 21-year-old man walked into a Boulder King Sooper’s supermarket on March 22, 2021 and shot 10 random customers—all of them white—Leftists instantly homed in on the killer’s fair skin and began leaping to conclusions: “The suspected gunman in the Boulder, Colorado mass shooting is a white guy. Seven reported dead!“
"Cue 'mental issues,' 'bad day,' 'parking dispute,' or anything else other than what he most likely is—a white domestic terrorist” wrote CJ Werleman [Tweet him], a self-described anti-Islamophobia activist [Twitter liberals rush to blame Boulder shooting on 'White men' before suspect Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa identified, by Joseph A. Wulfsohn, Fox News, March 23, 2021].
The suspected gunman in the Boulder, Colorado mass shooting is a white guy. Seven reported dead!— CJ Werleman (@cjwerleman) March 22, 2021
Cue “mental issues,” “bad day,” “parking dispute,” or anything else other than what he most likely is - a white domestic terrorist. pic.twitter.com/v0ukqWtIVN
But it was Werleman who was in for a bad day. The anti-white choir suddenly went silent once police released the gunman’s name: Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, a Syrian immigrant who came to the United States from the Islamist hub of Raqqa, dubbed the capital of ISIS [How Raqqa Became the Capital of ISIS, NewAmerica.org, July 25, 2019].
Significantly, since then, investigators have refused to disclose a motive or any information at all.
But Alissa’s social media writings revealed a lifelong preoccupation with the supposed Islamophobia of his mostly white peers, as well as a compounding rage regarding the perceived racism and anti-immigrant sentiment that accompanied the rise of Donald J. Trump [Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa’s Facebook Hints at Paranoia & Discusses Muslim Faith, Heavy.com, March 23, 2021].
Photographs of the 10 people killed by suspect Ahmad al-Issa in #Boulder, Colo. I was told a few days ago that the race of victims in shootings matter even if there is no evidence of race playing a role in the attack. pic.twitter.com/fxiG4jGbdM— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) March 24, 2021
No evidence has yet surfaced that Alissa had direct ties to groups like ISIS or Al Qaeda. Apparently, he was just a Sudden Jihad Muslim. But the FBI revealed shortly after the attack that he had been on its radar prior to the shooting, suggesting a nexus with terrorism. Needless to say, the FBI has refused to elaborate any further [Boulder, Colorado mass shooting suspect known to FBI: report, by Stephen Sorace, Fox News, March 24, 2021].
If paranoia over persecution at the hands of white people played a role in motivating Alissa’s actions, media-induced racial grievance, which Alissa soaked up over the years, may have been the catalyst.
So far the most important development in Alissa’s case: Colorado District Court Judge Ingrid Bakke’s ruling that the defendant is “mentally unfit” to stand trial [Judge declares Boulder King Soopers shooting suspect incompetent to proceed , by Mitchell Byars, Boulder Daily Camera, December 3, 2021].
Up to 25% of all incarcerated criminals suffer from severe mental illness, yet incompetency rulings are virtually never granted [Incarceration nation, by Lorna Collier, American Psychological Association Monitor, October 2014].
Mass shooters are particularly prone to mental disorders, yet this rarely serves as a mitigating factor in high profile cases.
For example, another Colorado mass shooter, James Holmes, pictured below, was suffering from a severe form of schizophrenia during the attack. Court psychiatrists and the judge acknowledged this, but nevertheless insisted he be forced to face trial for his 2012 slaughter of 12 people during a screening of the Batman film The Dark Knight Rises [What Led James Holmes Into The Aurora Theater Shooting? New Book Suggests Answers Aren’t Likely, Associated Press, August 6, 2018].
Alissa’s supposed condition does not appear to be nearly as severe as Holmes', whose psychotic mugshot was even transformed into a Halloween mask [James Holmes Halloween Mask Was Briefly For Sale On Ebay Removed From Site, Huffington Post, October 5, 2012]. The facts do not add up in the court’s decision to grant Alissa a special exemption.
Though HIPAA laws prevent the public disclosure of personal health records, the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is able to access a potential gun owner’s mental health records as part of the process of purchasing a firearm. Alissa passed his universal background check when he bought the weapon used in the Boulder supermarket six days prior, suggesting no clinical history of mental illness.
Most jarring is that after his arrest, Alissa demonstrated full understanding of his situation, which is the legal definition of mental competency. In an October 5th court filing [PDF] challenging recommendations that Alissa was unfit to stand trial, the prosecutor wrote,
In this first competency evaluation, Defendant indicates an understanding of his charges, the potential sentence, the roles of the judge, prosecutor, and defense attorney.
However, the doctors conclude that their “provisional” mental health diagnosis of Defendant “limit[s] his ability to meaningfully converse with others.” And, that his “superficial responses” to hypothetical legal situations indicate a “passive approach to his defense” and “potential overreliance on his attorneys.”
Family members of Alissa’s victims have also expressed doubt over the incompetence ruling. Robert Olds, whose niece was killed in the supermarket, attended Alissa’s hearings and witnessed the defendant behaving calmly and cogently while answering the judge’s questions [Suspect in Colorado supermarket shooting mentally incompetent to stand trial, AP, December 3, 2021].
The facts in Alissa’s trial, which prosecutors have so far kept close to their chest, have the potential to influence the immigration debate in America, particularly now, as the federal government struggles against public opinion to bring back the Refugee Resettlement program [Why Biden is struggling to revive the US refugee program, by Nicole Narea, Vox, November 17, 2021].
In a polarized environment that has overseen travesties like the acquittal of Kate Steinle’s illegal alien murderer [Editorial: Steinle case— A complete miscarriage of justice, Pleasanton Weekly, January 16, 2020], the political motives and career motives of the psychiatrists preventing Alissa from going to trial should be entered into evidence.
Perhaps significantly, Dr. Brittany Remmert, who initially concluded that Alissa could not stand trial because he did not talk much, has previously shown more interest in the rights of criminals than those of victims.
The question of a defendant’s mental ability to stand trial is a matter of personal fixation for Remmert, who at the 2017 American Academy of Psychiatry and Law conference gave a lecture on the institutional inequality of competency rehabilitation services for woman defendants, whom she portrays as victims of sexual abuse and trauma [Bringing The Invisible To Light: Restoring The Female Inmate].
The psychiatrist who upheld Remmert’s findings and whose report served as the nail in the coffin regarding the deferment of Alissa’s trial is a South African immigrant, Dr. Patricia Westmoreland. Her Facebook is a shrine to Leftist activism.
She served as the Leftist Colorado Psychiatric Society’s (CPS) president from 2019-2020 and is currently in charge of the group’s Political Action Committee.
CPS doesn’t hide its hostility to white people or its intention to use the psychiatric practice to combat “racism” and achieve “equity.” The group hosts a resource page featuring calls to “white allyship,” a webinar on “white fragility,” and a “toolkit” that instructs members to “help providers understand the unique circumstances facing historically marginalized populations and the impact that the current sociopolitical climate in the United States has on their health,” followed by a list of supposedly marginalized groups that includes references to Muslims and immigrants.
For these reasons, it is reasonable to believe that granting Alissa’s incompetence defense is being motivated, at least partially, by political concerns.
The double standard can be seen in the sharp contrast to the trials of white gunmen Dylann Roof [Trial Documents Show Dylann Roof Had Mental Disorders, NYT, February 2, 2017], Patrick Crusius [Accused El Paso shooter had mental disabilities, lawyers say, Reuters, July 13, 2020] and Robert Bowers [Troubling Details Uncovered In Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Suspect Robert Bowers' Past, CBS Pittsburgh, October 30, 2018], in which, despite the fact that all of them either had a history of intellectual disabilities or were diagnosed with mental disorders, their attorneys were unable to leverage this to move prosecutors and courts to take the death penalty off the table.
Of course, another Colorado mass shooter, Robert Lewis Dear, who in 2015 killed three people in the name of the anti-abortion cause, may also never face trial due to psychiatrists repeatedly declaring him delusional and thus incapable of understanding his situation. Dear has consistently argued that he attacked an abortion clinic after watching a controversial video featuring members of that Colorado clinic allegedly selling “baby parts” [Suspect in Planned Parenthood attack said 'no more baby parts' after arrest, Guardian, November 29, 2015] and that, if brought before a jury, he would use his case as a political platform to put Planned Parenthood on trial.
But the court has instead ordered that Dear be chemically lobotomized with powerful psychiatric medications, which would prevent him from mounting his planned defense [Court allows admitted Planned Parenthood shooter to be forcibly medicated, gazette.com, January 5, 2018]. The decision has been controversial [Planned Parenthood Shooter’s Complaint Of “Chemical Lobotomy” At State Psychiatric Institute Has A Basis In Fact, PsychiatricFraud.org, January 8, 2018].
Unequal justice? The claim that political priorities [KDKA Investigates: Examining Connections Between Plea Deals And Race In Allegheny County DA’s Office, by Andy Sheehan, KDKA, August 2, 2021] on hot button topics like immigration and abortion have no influence in deciding how defendants are treated in the Regime’s criminal justice system is the real delusion.