A diverse crowd gathered recently in Atlanta to protest the killing of eight people at three massage businesses. Six of the victims were women of Asian descent.* The protestors called it a hate crime based on xenophobia, misogyny, and racism.
The man who confessed to the shooting, Bob Long, claims he was motivated to stamp out temptation due to his sex addiction. A controversy has arisen about whether the murderer should be believed or whether it was also a crime motivated by hate.