The person who shot lifeless two ladies at a yoga studio in Tallahassee, Florida, on Friday earlier than killing himself was a far-right extremist and self-proclaimed misogynist who railed in opposition to ladies, black folks, and immigrants in a collection of on-line movies and songs.
Scott Beierle, 40, was named by Tallahassee Police because the shooter who opened fireplace contained in the Scorching Yoga Tallahassee studio, killing two and injuring 4 different ladies and a person.
These killed have been named as Dr. Nancy Van Vessem, 61, who labored at Florida State College’s School of Medication, and FSU scholar Maura Binkley, 21.
On a YouTube channel in 2014, Beierle filmed a number of movies of himself providing extraordinarily racist and misogynistic opinions, through which he known as ladies “sluts” and “whores,” and lamented “the collective treachery” of women he went to highschool with.
“There are whores in — not solely each metropolis, not solely each city, however each village,” he mentioned, referring to ladies in interracial relationships, whom he mentioned had betrayed “their blood.”
Officer Damon Miller of the Tallahassee Police Division mentioned he couldn’t inform BuzzFeed Information whether or not ladies have been particularly focused within the assault or whether or not these on-line posts have been the topic of detectives’ inquiries.
“All the pieces that he has a connection to we’re investigating proper now,” Miller mentioned.
Police mentioned they have been nonetheless investigating a motive, however famous Beierle had beforehand been investigated for harassing ladies.
In a single video known as “Plight of the Adolescent Male,” he named Elliot Rodger, who killed six folks and injured 14 and is commonly seen as a hero for so-called incels, or those that think about themselves “involuntarily celibate.”
“I’d wish to ship a message now to the adolescent males … which can be within the place, the scenario, the disposition of Elliot Rodger, of not getting any, no love, no nothing. This limitless wasteland that breeds this longing and this frustration. That was me, actually, as an adolescent,” he mentioned.
That is the second lethal assault this yr through which Rodger has been talked about by the suspected assailant. A person who wrote anti-women references on his Fb account allegedly killed 10 folks in Toronto in April when he drove his van right into a crowd. “The Incel Insurrection has already begun!” Alek Minassian wrote on Fb previous to the assault in a put up that additionally talked about “the Supreme Gentleman Elliot Rodger!”
One other of Beierle’s 2014 movies was titled “The Rebirth of my Misogynism,” and featured him itemizing the names of girls — from eighth grade till his time within the Military — whom he mentioned prompted his “rebirth.” (A Pentagon spokesperson informed BuzzFeed Information Beierle served from 2008 to 2010).
Within the video he mentioned ladies have been able to “treachery” and “mendacity.” He spoke aggressively about ladies giving him their cellphone quantity even once they had a boyfriend, and the way offended it made him. He additionally talked about a lady who cancelled dates on him. “I might have ripped her head off,” he mentioned.
Not like the YouTube movies, his songs on Soundcloud have been all uploaded in the previous few months. Shortly earlier than Friday’s taking pictures, Beierle uploaded one music known as “Fuck ’Em All,” with the lyrics: “To hell with the boss that gained’t get off my again / To hell with the lady I can’t get within the sack.”
One other music, known as “No one’s Kind,” featured him lamenting that girls didn’t discover him engaging. “I’m no athletic shark. I’m not a bodily specimen. I don’t win the trophies and medals. No one stands in awe of me,” he sang.
In “American Wigger,” he sang that he would “blow off” the top of a lady he referred to utilizing the c-word. The music “Locked in My Basement” featured a particularly disturbing story of Beierle holding a lady prisoner in his basement utilizing chains so he can rape her.
Different songs have been entitled “Who Let the Fags Out?” and “Deliver Your Fatwa.”
Representatives for YouTube and Soundcloud didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark. After this story was revealed, all of the movies have been faraway from YouTube. “This account has been terminated on account of a number of or extreme violations of YouTube’s coverage on violence,” learn a disclaimer on the location.
Beierle’s political affiliations weren’t instantly clear, however he was extremely crucial of the Obama administration in his 2014 movies. In a single video, he mentioned that he resented having to subsidize as a taxpayer “the informal intercourse lives of slutty women” via the Inexpensive Care Act’s contraception provisions. In the identical video he additionally criticized “the invasion of Central American kids” within the US that yr and mentioned the migrants in search of asylum ought to be deported on barges.
The Tallahassee taking pictures comes after a spate of lethal violence from the far proper up to now two weeks. On Oct. 27, a far-right extremist shouting anti-Semitic phrases opened fireplace in a Pittsburgh synagogue, killing 11. That got here simply three days after a person shot lifeless two black folks in Louisville, Kentucky, in an assault authorities have described as a hate crime.
In a punk music he made known as “Don’t Disgrace,” Beierle sang of strolling into a lady’s locker room and occurring an “ass-grabbing rampage of underage women.” He additionally spoke about grabbing ladies within the music “Handful of Naked Ass.” The Tallahassee Democrat newspaper reported he had been arrested in 2012 and 2016 for grabbing ladies’s buttocks with out their consent.
Within the 2016 incident, Beierle informed a younger girl who was laying out on the pool of an residence complicated that she had “a pleasant butt,” based on the police report.
“She thanked him and he supplied to place sunscreen on it,” the police report mentioned. “She informed him no thanks, she didn’t want it.”
Beierle then requested her title and mentioned it was good to satisfy her. He then “slapped her butt, and grabbed it after which shock [sic] it,” the report mentioned.
Prosecutors ultimately dropped expenses in each instances, based on the newspaper.
“I’ve no disgrace, however that is guilty. I might do something. I simply don’t care. I’ve no worry of any penalties,” he sang.
“I’m pro-death,” the music continued. “The extra that die the merrier.”
Stephanie Okay. Baer contributed reporting.