Disgruntled former WDBJ employee executed two reporters this morning.
Vester Flanagan posted the video online.
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Flanagan was fired from the station two years ago.
He was a Democrat and Obama supporter.
It wasn’t his first violent outburst.
Flanagan was on the radar well before today… According to locals, the vehicle in the video below is the same vehicle he was driving today during the shootings.
In the video, Vester Flanagan followed the videographer some distance and then into a parking lot. The video takes place when the driver got out of his car to confront Flanagan.
Dude had issues.
Hat Tip Andrew
Flanagan also had a long history of playing the race card at work.
The Daily Beast reported:
The cold-blooded Roanoke killer kept getting fired, kept threatening co-workers, and kept claiming he was the real victim…
…WDBJ’s station manager Jeff Marks painted a picture of Flanagan’s erratic behavior at a news conference Wednesday.
“Vester was an unhappy man,” Marks said, adding, “when he was hired here, he quickly gathered a reputation as someone who was difficult to work with. He was sort of looking out for people to say things that he could take offense to.”
Flanagan also filed an employment discrimination suit against a Tallahassee, Florida, station where he worked from 1999 to 2000. (That case was settled out of court.)…
…Flanagan also claimed he was attacked for being a gay black man, and that he suffered bullying, sexual harassment, and racial discrimination at work, ABC News reported.
Court papers in Flanagan’s 2013 discrimination case also reveal an apparent preoccupation with perceived racism against him.
“I am hereby requesting a trial which will be heard by a jury of my peers,” he wrote in a letter to the judge. “I would like my jury to be comprised of African-American women.”