Crimo was described by police and apparently (and curiously) by eye witnesses, as “male” even though police subsequently stated that Crimo was dressed in women’s clothing during and after the shooting, to help him escape:
Officials said Crimo was wearing a dress and long-haired wig — possibly to hide his distinctive neck and face tattoos — and was able to blend into the crowd, posing as a bystander. After the shooting, he went to his mother’s home where he took her car and left the area. He was caught after someone recognized him and phoned North Chicago police.
In this video, a police spokesperson clearly states that Crimo was in drag during and after the shooting, that he wore makeup to hide his facial tattoos, and that he “blended into the crowd” to escape. So it’s curious that any eye witnesses would report seeing a thin Caucasian male with longer black hair.
At what point did Crimo ditch the women’s clothing?
The image doesn’t seem to have been confirmed as taken yesterday at the parade, although it may have been.
Instead of a dress, Crimo had previously been described by police as wearing a light blue or white tee shirt, which he was not wearing when arrested.
Is “Bobby” his “trans name,” as some imply?
Does Crimo, in fact, identify as a woman, or is he perhaps “gender fluid?” Have the police verified Crimo’s pronouns? Are they protecting the “transgender community” by obfuscating this issue, if it is an issue?
Early on, the shooter was described as having shot at parade goers from the top of Uncle Dan’s, a sporting goods/outfitter business. Later, however, the shooter was said to have climbed a ladder onto the roof of a cosmetics store. Or maybe it was a medical building. Curious.
(Note that online news articles that you read one day get edited/updated/corrected by the next day, making it nearly impossible to verify what the story said yesterday versus what it says today.)
One eye witness stated that she saw “one of the shooters” on the roof of what “used to be” Uncle Dan’s. The witness later indicated that she subsequently got some of her information from Facebook! Perhaps much of what was reported by the media as eye witness accounts were only Internet rumors.
It’s curiously unclear, however, where the police did get their description of the person of interest:
a male, approximately 18 to 20 years old with longer black hair, a small build, and wearing a white or blue t-shirt
If the police got their information by tracing the gun or from a positive identification via a tip, then wouldn’t they have known Crimo’s exact age?
Why did police think that he was wearing a white or blue tee shirt? It seems likely that this description was given to them by an eye witness or person with knowledge of the shooter himself.
And yet why would an eye witness identify someone with long hair and makeup, wearing a dress, as a male and not as a female? (However, what is a woman, after all?)
Was Crimo the shooter or was Crimo an accomplice of the shooter? Was he the only person involved, or was there another person who was wearing a tee shirt, not a dress?
Unsurprisingly, wasting no time in politicizing the shooting to push for more gun control, Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker falsely stated that mass shootings are a “uniquely American plague,” even though these past few days have seen mass shootings in Norway and Denmark, in addition to three mass shootings in other European countries earlier this year.
In Europe alone, there have been at least thirty three mass shootings between 2016 and 2021.
Unique to the USA? Hardly.
But to say otherwise doesn’t help the Democrat narrative, nor does the fact that these European countries already have far stricter gun control laws than here in the U.S., yet mass shootings over there continue.
Joe Biden wasted no time in politicizing the event, either:
I recently signed the first major bipartisan gun reform legislation in almost thirty years into law, which includes actions that will save lives. But there is much more work to do, and I’m not going to give up fighting the epidemic of gun violence.“
Did Pritzker and Biden have much to say, specifically, about this?
Gun violence spiked over Fourth of July weekend, with shootings reported in nearly every U.S. state that killed a total of at least 220 people and wounded close to 570 others …
How about this?
At least 10 people were killed and 62 others were wounded by gunfire over the Fourth of July weekend in Chicago. …
At least 16 other people were shot, two fatally, in a violent eight-hour span late Saturday into early Sunday in the city, according to Chicago police.
I’m hearing … crickets. Why is that, do you suppose?
What makes some mass shootings more notable, more execrable, than others?
Do some victims of mass shootings matter more (to politicians) than others?
Or is it that some perpetrators are somehow worse than others?
As is typical, the UK media has much more comprehensive coverage of the Highland Park shooting than does our own media.
That’s curious, too.