When Narratives Die and the Boulder Colorado Shooter: What We Know Now, and the Left's Gun-Grabber Mentality

Our RedState team has done a fabulous job at presenting the facts on what we knew about Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, the alleged King Sooper grocery store shooter. Today, Alissa was arraigned and charged with 10 counts of first degree murder and one count of attempted murder.

Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, 21, appears before Boulder District Court Judge Thomas Mulvahill at the Boulder County Justice Center in Boulder, Colorado on Thursday March 25, 2021. Alissa is suspected of shooting and killing 10 people at a King Soopers grocery store in Boulder on Monday, March 22. The Boulder County district attorney charged Alissa with 11 counts in connection to the shooting. Alissa has been held in jail since his arrest Monday at the scene of the shooting on suspicion of 10 counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder.

But as opposed to Monday and Tuesday, when the legacy media and social media were breathlessly trying to paint it as a white supremacy hate crime (even though the actual victims were all white), and sharpening its gun control diatribes, you can almost hear the wind rustling through the trees. It’s been exceptionally quiet and save for the local coverage, Alissa and the Boulder King Sooper shooting have disappeared from the national press. After that inglorious Joe Biden press conference, you would think the legacy media would be more than happy to report on something else—anything else.

But, no. I wonder why:

We are proud to have contributed to the disintegration of those false narratives here, here, and here.

Our colleague Brandon Morse did a great video that talks about these false narratives pushed by the mainstream, and he expresses my heart fully. We live in a very sad landscape when your narrative is more important than the actual tragedy. We should mourn the victims, cover what we do know, and work together to come up with actual solutions for such situations.

Yet, here we are.

I know I am still digging into the background and motives of Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa and his family, as certain things in their narrative given to the Daily Beast do not line up. Here is a bit of a rundown of some new discoveries.

What we do know is that 10 people are dead, including one law enforcement officer.

— Denny Stong, 20

— Neven Stanisic, 23

— Rikki Olds, 25

— Tralona Bartkowiak, 49

— Teri Leiker, 51

— Ed Talley, 51

— Suzanne Fountain, 59

— Kevin Mahoney, 61

— Lynn Murray, 62

— Jody Waters, 65

An arrest affidavit obtained by the Colorado Sun outlines how Arvada Detective Sarah Cantu gathered the evidence and interviews which led to Alissa’s arrest:

Alissa’s older brother Ali Al Aliwi Alissa appeared on CNN and made claims that indicated his brother experienced anti-Muslim bullying and may suffer from mental illness. Other news reports indicate Alissa had a history of violence.

Alissa attended Arvada West High School from 2015 until he graduated in 2018,

Jeffco Public Schools spokeswoman Cameron Bell confirmed Tuesday. He was on the wrestling team his junior and senior years.

“He was kind of scary to be around,” said Dayton Marvel, a teammate on the wrestling team. Alissa once had an outburst and threatened to kill people during an intra-team match, Marvel said.

“His senior year, during the wrestle-offs to see who makes varsity, he actually lost his match and quit the team and yelled out in the wrestling room that he was, like, going to kill everybody,” Marvel said. “Nobody believed him. We were just all kind of freaked out by it, but nobody did anything about it.”

He said he did not like spending time with Alissa, and Alissa was not close with anyone on the wrestling team. Another teammate, Angel Hernandez, said Alissa got into a fight in the parking lot after the match.

“(The other wrestler) was just teasing him and goes, ‘Maybe if you were a better wrestler, you would have won.’ (Alissa) just lost it. He started punching him,” Hernandez said.

These reports did confirm the Ali Alissa’s claims that his brother suffered from paranoia, and had a terrible temper; but not much points to anti-Muslim bullying.

Hernandez said Alissa frequently appeared to be paranoid about perceived slights against him, and Marvel said Alissa was often concerned about being targeted because of his Muslim faith.

“He would talk about him being Muslim and how if anybody tried anything, he would file a hate crime and say they were making it up,” Marvel said. “It was a crazy deal. I just know he was a pretty cool kid until something made him mad, and then whatever made him mad, he went over the edge — way too far.”

“He was always talking about (how) people were looking at him and there was no one ever where he was pointing people out,” Hernandez said. “We always thought he was messing around with us or something.”

An 18-year-old Alissa attacked a classmate at Arvada High School, and according to an affidavit filed in the case, Alissa punched the classmate in the head without warning, and when the boy fell to the ground, Alissa continued to punch him. The classmate suffered bruises and cuts to his head, according to the affidavit.

Witnesses told police they didn’t see or hear any reason for Alissa to attack the classmate. Alissa told officers that the classmate “had made fun of him and called him racial names weeks earlier,” according to the affidavit.

A document purporting to be an Arvada Police Incident Report says Alissa also had an incident involving criminal mischief:

Alissa criminal mischief by J Rohrlich

And here’s this nugget buried in a New York Times piece:

The suspect’s identity was previously known to the F.B.I. because he was linked to another individual under investigation by the bureau, according to law enforcement officials.

Yeah, this gets a bit suspicious, as The Last Refuge notes:

The FBI knew in advance the Pulse Nightclub shooter (Omar Mateen) and were tipped off by the local sheriff.  The FBI knew in advance the San Bernardino Terrorists (Tashfeen Malik). The FBI knew in advance the Boston Marathon Bombers (the Tsarnaev brothers) tipped off by Russians.  The FBI knew in advance the Garland, Texas, shooters (Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi).  The FBI knew in advance of the Parkland High School shooter (Nikolas Cruz). The FBI knew in advance of the Fort Hood shooter (Nidal Hasan); and now the FBI knew in advance of Ahmad al-Aliwi Alissa.

Those are just off-the-top of my head…  Anyone notice a pattern?

So if the behavior is foreshadowed and there is record of anger management issues, who is responsible?

Now you understand why the legacy media has jumped back like a kid touching a hot stove. Instead they have shifted to the victims of the shooting and their well-tread agenda of nationwide gun control.

Of course, gun laws don’t seem to matter when it comes to Hunter Biden, who not only owned a gun while he was heavily doing crack cocaine, but his then girlfriend/widow of his late brother Beau took it upon herself to toss out the gun into a dumpster outside of a local Delaware grocery store.

Obviously this story is not getting much coverage, and not one reporter asked Joe Biden about it during his Senior Moment Presser.