Yoga stu­dio shooter posted some racist, misog­y­nis­tic videos

The Oklahoman (Sunday) - - NATION & WORLD - BY GARY FINEOUT

TAL­LA­HAS­SEE, FLA. — A brood­ing mil­i­tary vet­eran and for­mer teacher who railed at women and blacks in a se­ries of poorly lit videos shot two women to death and wounded five other peo­ple at a Florida yoga stu­dio be­fore killing him­self.

The Fri­day evening shoot­ing at a busy up­scale shop­ping plaza jolted the state cap­i­tal and po­lice said they were still search­ing for a mo­tive that led to the deaths of a Florida State Univer­sity stu­dent and a well-known lo­cal doc­tor who was a mem­ber of the school fac­ulty.

But de­tails about 40-year-old Scott Paul Beierle be­gan to emerge in the hours af­ter, in­clud­ing that he had once been banned from FSU’s cam­pus and had been ar­rested twice for grab­bing women even though the charges were ul­ti­mately dropped.

Beierle, who had moved to the cen­tral Florida town of Del­tona af­ter get­ting a grad­u­ate de­gree from FSU, also ap­peared to post a se­ries of videos on YouTube in 2014 where he called women “whores” if they dated black men, said many black women were “dis­gust­ing” and de­scribed him­self as a misog­y­nist.

He said pro­mis­cu­ous women de­served to be cru­ci­fied and he sug­gested putting up land mines to keep peo­ple from cross­ing into the U.S. from Mex­ico. The ex­is­tence of the videos was first re­ported by Buz­zFeed.

In one video, he likened his ado­les­cent self to El­liot Rodger, a 22-year-old who killed six stu­dents and wounded more than a dozen oth­ers near the Univer­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, Santa Bar­bara, be­fore killing him­self in 2014. Rodger was a self-iden­ti­fied “in­cel,” short for “in­vol­un­tary celi­bate.”

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