Stymied Police Seek Help in Uncovering Vegas Gunman’s Motive

The New York Times (in an Associated Press story) quoted Erroll Southers of the USC Price School on why it is likely intentional that the Las Vegas shooter did not have a social media footprint.

“The lack of a social media footprint is likely intentional,” said Erroll Southers, director of homegrown violent extremism studies at the University of Southern California. “We’re so used to, in the first 24 to 48 hours, being able to review social media posts. If they don’t leave us a note behind or a manifesto behind, and we’re not seeing that, that’s what’s making this longer.”

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