The Gilroy shooting last weekend was in my backyard; I’ve even attended the festival before. No, I wasn’t there this time. It’s a very family-oriented event so if you don’t have kids, then you either don’t live local enough to bother or are tired of the smell. Gilroy is the Garlic Capital of the World, you see.
Security is tight at the festival. They check visitors for weapons and have multiple roving security patrols. Regardless and don’t ask how I know, but the event is well-attended by off-duty police, military vets and other Real Americans with CCWs. Although it hasn’t been reported thus, I daresay the cops who drilled Legan within seconds of the shooting’s start were off-duty in plainclothes who only waited so they could get a clean shot.
California isn’t all like Berkeley. You just have to get out of the Gay Area.
So, let’s get to the reporting. As usual, it was heavy on hysterics and low on facts and then the FBI got involved, but even so the Legacy Media did a terrible job of assembling the pieces. Let me paint you a picture of Santino William Legan, 19yo mass murderer… and tool.
Police say Santino William Legan, 19, shot and killed three people and wounded several others in a mass shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in California, according to CBS News. The shooting Sunday night on the final day of the annual charity event at Christmas Hill Park in Gilroy left three dead, 12 injured and the suspected shooter, Legan, killed by police. Several others were injured in the chaos after shots were fired, but were not shot, authorities said.
Indicator 1 of his being pressured into doing this: he waited until 5:40pm on the last day of the festival that closed at 6pm.
He had trouble getting his courage up.
The dead include 6-year-old Stephen Romero. Romero’s grandmother and mother were also shot, but are expected to survive. A GoFundMe was established to help the family pay for the child’s funeral. The two others killed are Keyla Salazar, 13, and Trevor Irby, a recent college graduate.
Police said Legan was armed with an AK 47-type assault rifle that was “purchased legally” in Nevada on July 9. Legan had rented an apartment in the Nevada desert, hundreds of miles away from his hometown of Gilroy.
Indicator 2, 19 year-olds don’t rent apartments in other states just to buy a rifle. Who paid for this? And no, it’s NOT legal to bring an AK 47-type weapon into California. Most gun banned here are banned only because they haven’t passed stupidly-difficult “safety” testing, which means possession and transfer are legal but purchase is not. (So stupid.) Rest assured, however, that the home of “OMG ASSAULT GUN!!!” thinking does not allow possession of any military rifle without an FFL.
Police had been hunting a second suspect since the shooting, but as of Monday morning, police not only have not announced a capture, Smithee said “we really don’t know” if there is a second suspect. And by Tuesday, authorities were certain that Santino acted alone.
Witnesses reported a second suspect but he didn’t fire any shots. Possibly hysteria, possibly an observer/handler who hid in the crowds.
A motive for the shooting has not yet been made public, but a search warrant executed at an apartment he’d rented in in Walker City, Nevada found a a gun light, knife, bulletproof vest, gas mask, empty ammo boxes, gun pamphlets, an empty Valium bottle, electronic devices and media on white supremacy, according to the Mineral County District Attorney’s Office. State and federal officials and agents believe he may have had plans for a larger attack.
There’s no Walker City per Google Earth but Walker Lake in Mineral County is extremely remote. County population 4,800 per the 2010 Census and it ain’t no tiny postage stamp of land.
An ideal location for a paramilitary training camp.
I’m pretty sure that stuff in his apartment was planted because why would any shooter purchase a bulletproof vest then not wear it on the big day? They aren’t cheap, either.
The search warrant also turned up what’s reported to be a “mysterious letter from Virginia.” That could be Virginia Holden, Legan’s grandmother. The adopted daughter of actor William Holden, Virginia married Legan’s maternal grandfather, an Iranian-born economics professor. Legan’s mother is the daughter of Virginia Holden, which makes Legan the great-grandson of actor William Holden.
Was somebody trying to be mysterious? Virginia was the daughter of Holden’s second wife, is why she was adopted. A handsome movie star played Captain Save-A-Ho after getting divorced… sigh.
Legan opened fire at about 5:40 p.m. local time at the garlic festival, which was to end at 6 p.m. In a creek near the park, police found a bag of ammunition and in his car, a shotgun.
On the day of the attack, one witness who told reporters they’d come face to face with the gunman and asked why he was doing this was told, “Because I’m really angry.”
What organized group in California, especially near the Bay Area, is made up of angry, directionless young men who politics make them want to lash out at the world?
If Santino William Legan has an online social media presence, it’s well camouflaged. So it’s more inexplicable that he should choose to create an Instagram page just a few days before the mass shooting police said he perpetrated. The Gilroy Garlic Festival is a time-honored fair that celebrates the centuries-old bulbous cousin of the onion used in food preparation and as a medicine.
Why anywhere, but why in particular did he choose to open fire at the garlic festival?
Probably because he grew up in Gilroy. There’s no evidence that he traveled much before inexplicably renting an apartment in Nowheres, Nevada.
In his page with just three posts, including one post made days before the shooting and two posted on Sunday, the one most disturbing appears to have been posted shortly before the shooting, minutes perhaps.
First post: I’m an Italian-Iranian! Second post: Read this famously fascist old book! Third post: Let’s do a shooting spree! Then somebody takes the site down after he’s dead.
No Narrative here, folks!
I’m not convinced Santino even knew about the website. No manifesto, no self-video and…
How many people use their full legal name on social media about their upcoming murder spree?
Notice the passive-aggression of the statement “when you get too wasted and accidentally shoot up the festival”. White nationalists usually admit their shit.
In this post, which came directly after the previous one, Legan suggest viewers read the far right and very fringe book Might Is Right purported to be written by the pseudonym-named Ragnar Redbeard. The work, reported to have been written in 1890, is a known white supremacist manifesto that individualist anarchist, revisionist historian and Holocaust denier James J. Martin called, “…one of the most incendiary works ever to be published anywhere.”
Call me cynical but I have trouble believing today’s kids read books enough to believe one of them found an 1890 work of fascism without already being so white nationalist that the neighbors were tired of it. Reports from everybody who knew of him, while typically sensational, all had nothing to say about his white nationalist views. Nobody knew about his pro-white beliefs, then they led him to a mass murder of whites & Americanized Latinos… and he never explain his reasoning beyond a link to Amazon?
That’s what one would expect the content to look like if it hadn’t actually been created by Legan. There’s no writing style to recognize.
“Read ‘Might Is Right’ by Ragnar Redbeard,” Legan wrote. His caption further asked rhetorically, “Why overcrowd towns and pave more open space to make room for hordes of mestizos and Silicon Valley white twats?”
Is that sentiment pro-white or anti-white? Whites killing whites is what leftie whites do, not rightie whites. And why would a kid who doesn’t use social media care about Silicon Valley? I live in the area and there’s no particular anti-San Jose sentiment. Gilroy is too far away for commuter sprawl and inexplicably, all the tech giants want to headquarter next to each other at any price. Silicon Valley isn’t encroaching on Gilroy beyond road improvements, which the locals appreciate. A couple death-trap intersections have been fixed.
According to ‘Modern Satanism: Anatomy of a Subculture,’ the book ‘Might Is Right’ is said to expand on German philosopher Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche’s “theories of master–slave morality and herd mentality …”
‘Might Is Right’ is described as espousing social Darwinism and includes misogynistic and racist principles “claiming that the woman and the family as a whole is the property of the man and proclaiming the innate superiority of the Anglo-Saxon race. The book also contains many strong anti-Semitic statements.”
Yes, I too always reach for “Modern Satanism” whenever I want a synopsis of Nietzsche-inspired, pro-white books. /sarc
Grandpa Iranian died shortly after he was born? Then they couldn’t have been close family yet Santino identified himself as an Italian-Iranian on his Instagram page and posted a pic of him. That makes no sense… even less, if he actually was a white nationalist. He’d be downplaying his maternal grandfather, not honoring him with a killing spree.
But this makes sense if Legan was pushed to do it. Remember that a month ago (roughly mid-June to mid-July), when this incident was being planned, the Deep State had been pushing hard for war against Iran to the point of piracy against oil tankers. Maybe Legan was the best “Iranian” they could pressure into a mass killing on short notice.
Some have said he cannot be a white supremacist since he has an Iranian ancestor, but as a quick look at a globe reveals Iran is located in the Caucasus region.
Try harder, Heavy. Englishmen are white yet haven’t live in the Caucasians for centuries, now have they?
Ali Baylor, his grandfather, married Virginia Gaines Holden. [The] couple had a daughter, Ardis Baylor; Santino William Legan’s mother. Virginia Holden is still alive and lives in New York City.
Connecting Legan to both NYC and Hollyweird, although his nuclear family appears to be apolitical fitness types. Now, that “letter from Virginia” comes into focus as planted evidence.
Legan’s brother is a … San Jose PAL boxer with more than 65 fights. Legan also has two other brothers.
Santino Legan’s father Tom Legan was a championship track and field runner. A longtime friend and coach wrote about him just last week.
Unusually for shooters, Legan lived with his father. His mother has been absent in the reporting thus far.
Legan’s paternal grandfather was Tom Legan, a West Point graduate who died in May 2018. According to his obituary, the elder Legan served as a “captain in Korea as a Nuclear Weapons Officer and completed his military service in Germany. As a civilian, Tom was Western Regional Marketing Director for Kaiser Cement and was thereafter appointed and then elected as Santa Clara County Supervisor for two terms.”
A potential Deep Stater then local, DIRTY politician. He retired a captain from the Army in 1970 and worked for Kaiser Cement from then until entering politics in 1982. He died almost exactly a year ago, May 2018.
I worked hard to discover why Legan’s work for Kaiser Cement was such a big deal to be quoted by so many news organizations. I think they were simply lazy and repeated all three facts on his Linkedin bio, which hasn’t been taken down postmortem because *ahem* he’s dead.
But I found this credible comment from the following linked article:
From 1941 until 1995 the land was owned by publicly traded Kaiser Aluminum, which manufactured magnesium for incendiary bombs, ferrosilicon, phosphate fertilizer, and extruded aluminum products. This company also had its run-ins with regulators. In 1989 it was fined $79,392 for improper storage and handling of hazardous materials leading to impacted ground water. While the company did import mined materials such as dolomite, serpentine, bauxite, and phosphate rock, the company did not mine on site, so it did not have vested rights to mine.
Echoing Los Altos and Los Altos Hills council member misgivings over bias, as the county derives tax revenue from the facility, angry speakers demanded that Supervisor Liz Kniss recuse herself. Political enmeshment with this quarry and cement plant is longstanding. In 1985, the State of California Fair Political Practices Commission reversed county counsel opinion and ruled unanimously that Supervisor Tom Legan, employed by the facility, could not vote on his own proposal that would financially benefit his employer. In 1996, supervisorial candidate and 8-year Cupertino council member (and Bay Area Air Quality Management District board member) Barbara Koppel was fined for accepting too much money from Hanson and failed to accurately report $500 from Assemblyman Jim Cunneen – who is now a consultant to Lehigh Hanson. Last but not least, former Cupertino Mayor Sandra James is now employed as the company’s community affairs and public relations manager.
Tom Legan entered politics as a crony capitalist for his former employer. The site, now [I think] called Permanente Quarry, is a toxic mess per Wikipedia.
So many environmentalists in Santa Clara (read, San Jose). All discarded once the State was done with them. At least Apple Headquarters got bargain-priced cement.
17 March 1987
All five of Santa Clara County’s supervisors were sentenced to jail terms Monday for violating a judge’s order to provide more jail cells for male inmates. But retired Alameda County Superior Court Judge Spurgeon Avakian, the fourth judge to handle the 6-year-old suit against the county, dropped his threat to fine the county $9.3 million for failing to come up with a plan to provide 96 one-man cells for violent inmates. Four supervisors–Chairwoman Dianne McKenna, Zoe Lofgren, Suzanne Wilson and Tom Legan–were given 10-day sentences and fined $2,000. Supervisor Rod Diridon was given only five days because, Avakian said, he made an effort to comply with one of his orders. He was fined $1,000. Avakian gave the supervisors until April 16 to serve the sentences and said he would allow them to stagger their jail terms in order not to paralyze county government.
However, none of the supervisors will go to jail immediately. Gov. George Deukmejian last week signed a bill by state Sen. Dan McCorquodale (D-San Jose) giving the supervisors an extra 30 days before they will be required to report to jail.
Judge Spurgeon Avakian was the father of Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA since 1975. Spurgeon tried to incarcerate government leaders without trial for violating his judical decree, which was a shameless violation of due process as a perfect example of how the Communists weaponized the judiciary.
Padre Legan was a dirtbag but he was OUR dirtbag, ya Commie swine!
(If you’re wondering, Avakian is Armenian, not Iranian.)
And lastly, in 1998 Tom Legan’s eldest daughter accused him of raping her while his wife was on a trip to Las Vegas with the man who soon would become her second husband. Saucy! This is recent enough to be a false rape accusation so it probably was, but that means Santino Legan’s aunt is THAT hardcore of a feminist. (Tom was acquitted after a hung jury was sent back to try again.)
Santino’s got some female crazy in his family. The picture begins to clear, why his father has custody of all the kids in as liberal a place as California.
To summarize my findings, Santino Legan turned 18, joined an unnamed, left-wing paramilitary organization, was sent to Walker Lake for training (he enjoyed being physical, being described as sparring with his boxing brother; his father was an athlete), and was brought back to shoot up the Gilroy Garlic Festival with evidence planted to inflame tensions with Iran.
But the Iranians and/or Trump handled the diplomatic incident well enough that the situation was defused before the Garlic Festival was held, which was chosen because Santino grew up in the area. For whatever reason, instead of canceling the operation they decided to plant evidence incriminating white nationalists along with the Iran stuff and proceed. Santino was so unhappy at this (or naturally afraid to die) that he almost didn’t do it.
But he did so burn in Hell, Santino. Whoever put you up to it, that was YOUR finger on the trigger.