November 30, 2022

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Club Q Killer’s Nonbinary Status and Hate Crime Narrative

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The November 19 shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs, which killed five people and injured nineteen, quickly led to speculation about whether the attack would qualify as a hate crime from Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser as well as other officials. But that narrative took a serious turn on November 22, with the filing of a court document noting that the gunman identifies as nonbinary.

Revelations about the shooter came fast and furious yesterday, with much of the heavy lifting done by the Denver Gazette‘s Carol McKinley. Among them: The suspect legally changed his name from Nicholas Franklin Brink to Anderson Lee Aldrich in 2016, when he was fifteen years old, with the permission of his mother, Laura Voepel, who’d been arrested for arson in 2013, and his father, Aaron Brink, a…

Michael Roberts

2022-11-23 06:33:00

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