The release of three pages allegedly from the Nashville shooter’s manifesto has caused a ripple effect across social media, and now at the local police department.
Conservative podcaster Steven Crowder obtained what he reported was a segment from Audrey Hale’s manifesto.
As pointed out by Community Notes: “The Nashville Chief of Police, John Drake, confirmed that the pages are authentic in a statement: ‘I am greatly disturbed by today’s unauthorized release of three pages of writings from the Covenant shooter’.”
Audrey Hale would go on to murder three children and three adults at the Covenant School.
The Nashville mass shooting attracted controversy because Hale was a transgender-identifying individual. Hale also appeared to be motivated in part by Critical Race Theory; the shooter would go on to murder children referred to in the manifesto section as “crackers” who enjoyed “white privlages” [sic].
Authorities announced Wednesday that seven Nashville police officers have been placed on “administrative assignment” pending the outcome of an investigation into the unauthorized release of the shooter’s writings.
Local authorities issued a call for an investigation into the matter in response to the leak, while families with strong connections to the Covenant school massacre, who had opposed the publication of the documents for months, were dismayed.
Steven Crowder, who faced numerous allegations about his motives for releasing the papers, said simply that the public has a right to know what motivated the shooter.
We called it this morning – expect hit pieces from left wing media saying we released the #NashvilleManifesto for clicks & clout.
But in reality, we released it because the public had a right to know.
And they had a right to know a long time ago.
Stay tuned tomorrow – 10amET pic.twitter.com/aHZf9LOTOL
— Steven Crowder (@scrowder) November 7, 2023
Crowder also reacted to the police officers’ placement on leave.
BREAKING: 7 Nashville officers were just placed on admin leave in connection with the release of the #NashvilleManifesto.
The powers that be are more concerned about finding the leaker than they are about the contents of Audrey Hale’s anti-white manifesto.
— Steven Crowder (@scrowder) November 8, 2023
Critically, Big Tech mobilized to crush the reporting of the manifesto.
Steven Crowder has done Americans a service. Not just because he has published the Nashville killer’s manifesto of anti-white racist hate, but more importantly has exposed the stranglehold that Google (surprise, surprise) has on the truth. YouTube’s censorship of conservative… https://t.co/yK19jIeHdI
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) November 7, 2023
“Steven Crowder has done Americans a service,” conservative actor James Woods remarked. “Not just because he has published the Nashville killer’s manifesto of anti-white racist hate, but more importantly has exposed the stranglehold that Google (surprise, surprise) has on the truth. YouTube’s censorship of conservative voices has now rendered it as worthless as FaceBook. Oh, and of course, one does wonder why our own government hides information from us as well, all based on politics naturally.”
But one of the most disturbing findings was uncovered by conservative commentator Jack Posobiec.
Audrey Hale wrote in her antiwhite manifesto that she recorded a video before the killings
The FBI has never even mentioned anything about this
Release the video
— Jack Poso 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) November 6, 2023
“Audrey Hale wrote in her antiwhite manifesto that she recorded a video before the killings,” Posobiec remarked. “The FBI has never even mentioned anything about this Release the video.”
What else is the government hiding from us?