The FBI and the US attorney’s office have also joined the investigation as authorities work to determine if it was a hate crime.
How can it be a hate crime? The shooter was white! It will probably take the entire US attorney’s office and the FBI to conclude that russians were behind it, therefore it was not a hate crime. [buzzfeed] Besides, it’s not like he was hating on them, he was just shooting at them while telling them “Get out of my country.”
The two men initially shot were not Middle Eastern. Srinivas Kuchibhotla, who was killed, was originally from India and had received a master’s degree at the University of Texas. He and Alok Madasani, who was injured, worked in the aviation systems division at GPS-navigation maker Garmin, which has a facility in Olathe.
I guess we all ought to spray-tan ourselves orange, so we won’t be mistaken for middle easterners.
On Thursday, representatives of the FBI and US Attorney’s Office — which handle crimes related to civil rights — joined local officials at a press conference. The investigation is in its early stages, but federal authorities are actively working with local police, special agent in charge Eric Jackson said.
“If this violent crime is determined to be biased-motivated, we will continue to conduct this investigation jointly,” he said.
They make ’em smart at FBI school.