Colorado Cop-Killer Was Far-Right Extremist

Newsweek reports:

A man who shot dead a sheriff’s deputy in Denver, Colorado, and wounded four others early Sunday posted alt-right content to his Facebook account.

Matthew Riehl, 37, was killed in a shootout with law enforcement after barricading himself inside his apartment and opening fire on five deputies and two bystanders. The authorities had been responding to a noise complaint at the suburban apartment building last weekend.

The page contained images of Pepe the Frog, a character that has been adopted as a mascot by the alt-right, a loose knit group of nationalists, white nationalists, misogynists, and conspiracy theorists.

  • safari

    The alt-right equivalent of duckface.

  • Tawreos

    Good thing so many will fight to make sure that unstable, hateful people can still have access to firearms in this country.

  • JT

    More stories should end this way, without the murder as a starting point.

    “There’s probably something wrong with her head.” Yeah, girl, there is.

  • Gustav2

    Waiting for the presidential tweet on this.

    • Rambie

      It’ll come after FOX “accidentally” claims he was a Bernie bro.

  • olandp

    Not “deplorables”, rather “un-fuckables”.

    • Todd20036

      Both work.

      • Sean Taylor

        “He’s deplorably unfuckable.” Yep that’s does work.

  • Bluto

    jeebie keerist, smacky lips is creepy as all hell.

    • Rambie

      OMG, he actually had Pepe lips

      • Bluto

        He does, I was expecting his tongue to shoot out & grab a bug.

  • DaddyRay

    Just remember, now is not the time to talk about gun control

    • jeffg166

      It’s never the time.

      • DaddyRay

        Now you are catching on

        • northern_neighbour

          You can NEVER find the RIGHT time to rationally question the most sacred of all amendments, the 2nd.

          Because our inalienable right to BEAR and USE AK-15 bumped up semi + automatic murder machines Trumps even the 1st … that other one that allows constant LYING and even Alt Reich proposed penalties for those who DARE to tell the truth.

    • Gustav2

      Is now the time to talk about Alt Right control?

      • DaddyRay

        Yes – Now through November is the perfect time for that

      • Spay and neuter!

      • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

        Well, I’d say police controlled this one quite well.

    • Frostbite

      Thoughts and prayers and spells.

    • Madarakita

      It’s not to the time to talk about THIS tragedy.

      So let’s talk about gun control as it pertains to the Las Vegas shooting.

  • Dan M

    I’m shocked

  • William

    Is there photo of him with Trump?

    • Treant

      Yes, but you can only see the back of his head as he’s kneeling in front of Dumpy.

      • jeffg166

        Ewwwww.

  • Tulle Christensen

    Ah so another lone wolf with mental problems. Must be true cause its a white guy

    • Chucktech

      Another lone wolf with mental problems and guns. Must be true cause its a white guy.

  • PickyPecker
  • Clive Johnson

    You can’t avoid the thought that one of the contributing factors to right-wing male militancy and craziness is that so many of them stand little chance of getting laid. There’s no doubt in my mind that this is a major factor behind the so-called men’s rights movement.

    • whollyfool

      Yes. And they feel is the fault of women.

      • Gustav2

        …and add the “women submit to their husbands” stuff in Evangelical/Fundamentalist/Pentecostal wing of Christianity and you get Trump elected.

    • Taylor Bixler
    • zhera

      I’ve read so many comments online about how evil women are and how we’re lying bitches who need to shut up about equal rights, etc. It amazes me that presumable intelligent people can get so ignorant.
      They whine a lot about how women only want rich men and will dump you in a heartbeat if they feel like it. Since the #MeToo started they’ve been even louder than normal.

      They are DEFINITELY not the top shelf selection of men.

    • iambu

      Some surveys, etc.* point to a pretty strong tie between young men adopting alt-right/neo-nazi beliefs and them having romantic difficulties, most commonly: the inability to get a date, have sex, attract the object of their affection, or just the general misogyny that comes from men wanting something and women having the right not to give it to them. So I think it’s really worth talking to these kids when they’re still young so they’re less likely to transmute romantic rejection into an unhealthy need for acceptance from people with similar experiences and a simultaneous hard on for “manly” militancy.

      *Sorry, I know that’s vague, I’ll try ‘n dig something up when I got a sec.

    • Sporkfighter

      They feel no obligation to be appealing to the women who appeal to them. In their warped minds, simply having a penis is enough justification to use it on whomever they choose.

  • Clive Johnson
    • Lumpy Gaga

      “With the starter troll package, you get one fully-formed gay conservative. Guaranteed hits!!!”

  • ceeenbee

    Once again, begs the question — When is the tiny fingered, cheeto-faced, ferret wearing shitgibbon going to utter the words “white, right wing, domestic terrorist”? When is it going to acknowledge that “blue lives matter” and protect them from the rwnj terrorists?
    Unless he can, the shitgibbon and its whole administration should step down.

  • joe ho

    Good news for alt-right men.

    “Middle-aged VIRGIN men ‘have HALF the risk of catching prostate cancer compared to sexually-active males”

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5226485/VIRGIN-men-HALF-risk-catching-prostate-cancer.html?ito=social-twitter_mailonline

    • Arrow to the Knee

      I’ll take my chances.

    • ChrisMorley

      The Daily Mail is known as the Daily Fail in the UK.
      On alternate days they publish contradictory health reports.

      This article even quotes the UK tabloid The Sun, which is of course the preferred medical information source of most clinicians. /s

  • Octoberfurst

    Riehl comes across as super creepy in his video. The blank eyes, the smacking lips, his dictation and his incoherent babbling all scream “psycho” to me. In other words he is a perfect example of a Trump supporter.

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      and an authorized firearms purchaser.

  • 1980Gardener

    I get more and more confused by the use of the “alt-right” – does this guy seems more like some sort of anarchist? anti-government type?

    hard for me to reconcile a hatred of cops with being a “right wing” position. Conservatives love law enforcement.

    • Jack

      You assume that right wingers agree on the conclusions their delusions reach. All I’ve been able to see is they all think they’re the center of the universe.

      • 1980Gardener

        No, I do not assume that.

        I merely question the use of a term that typically means people in favor of strong and totalitarian government (e.g. Nazis) with respect to people who seem to hate government.

        • ontheroadwitheric

          You were brave to try to use logic when discussing this with the regular posters.

          Do you get the feeling that they don’t intend to hear differing viewpoints?

          • 1980Gardener

            haha, perhaps so.

            I’m not even offering a differing view – simply questioning the use of a term. Folks don’t like anyone not adhering to the status quo.

          • Lumpy Gaga

            You two should get a room.

            And hone your trolling skills.

          • kareemachan

            haha. SUCH a comeback. You’re not offering ANYTHING.

          • 1980Gardener

            a comeback??

            do you have any response to my comment?

          • kareemachan

            Wow, and you are SO promoting a logical discussion?

            Shoo, trollette.

        • Jack

          You assume that ALL right wingers love law enforcement. The alt-right does NOT favor a strong and totalitarian government — it favors a government that will enforce what they believe is best for them, no matter what the cost to others.

          What I am trying to say is that they are not rational. They are SO incredibly self-centered that they do not see their own call for totalitarianism.

          • 1980Gardener

            “You assume that ALL right wingers love law enforcement.”

            – No, I don’t assume that. Rather, I acknowledge the long-held association between conservative beliefs generally and support of law enforcement.

            “The alt-right does NOT favor a strong and totalitarian government — it favors a government that will enforce what they believe is best for them, no matter what the cost to others.”

            – Isn’t that true of most political groups 😉

            “What I am trying to say is that they are not rational. They are SO incredibly self-centered that they do not see their own call for totalitarianism.”

            – Ok, but that goes well beyond my comment.

    • The_Wretched

      I see you’re ignorant of the ‘sovereignty’ types and large segments of the ‘preppers’.

      • 1980Gardener

        can you explain?

        • The_Wretched

          I will not dance for you. Just google the words in quotes. They are anti-government right-wingers. They are also nut-jobs.

          • 1980Gardener

            Is “dance” the word you use for normal, adult conversation?

            so much for discussion…

          • The_Wretched

            yep. Trolls regularly engage in “JAQing”. (Just asking questions). It’s a type of asymmetric burdening AND sets up the troll as the person in charge while everyone else is expect to run and get them things -“Dance” colloquially.

            In other words, get off your ignorant ass, stop trolling and lrn2google.

          • Lumpy Gaga

            Libtards refused to do my bidding. Why can’t they be civilized adults?

          • The_Wretched

            “I was only using ‘libtard’ descriptively!”

          • kareemachan

            “Why can’t you guys take a joke?”

        • kareemachan

          One word: fringe.

  • Taylor Bixler

    Waiting for the “he seemed like a nice, normal kid” articles to come out.

    • BearEyes

      He was such a good xtian
      /S

    • edrex

      good people on both sides.

  • Taylor Bixler
  • Jack

    Of course he was.

  • Mike

    Just read the things they post. Ultra-right wingers LOVE law enforcement when they are, say, shooting innocent black men in the back; but how they despise law enforcement when someone on their team is, say, questioned by the police or the FBI about some crime they committed. Psychos.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      They’re furious when they’re surrounded at an Oregon wildlife refuge and doing dumb shit like asking for supplies while failing to realize how incredibly privileged they are.

      • Mike

        I think those are the guys who said that being deprived of Facebook while in jail was an infringement of their First Amendment rights. These are the types who applaud when they hear that Arpaio tortures prisoners, but li’l right wing cupcakes deserve their Facebook behind bars. Hilarious.

    • Halou

      Some of them are calling for the entire FBI to be disbanded and every case being worked on left unresolved, all for daring to hold Trump accountable.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    I wish cops & law enforcers would get that this too can be the face of danger and in the case of this guy or a Dylan Roofe is the greater danger.

  • BlackGayVeganAtheist

    Where is the White community’s statement about this White on White crime?

    When will the White community address their gun and/or neo-Nazi gang problems?

    Where is the mugshot of this thug criminal and his shitty parents?

  • ceeenbee

    After seeing that video, I can certainly see why this idiot should have been allowed to carry a tool of murder.

  • Hunter M

    And yet, it’s the Syrian refugees and the Mexicans that we have to worry about. /s

  • yes b’y
  • Halou

    I wonder, where is the “Blue Lives Matter” mob?

    • Octoberfurst

      Well since the cops were killed by a White right-winger it doesn’t count.

      • iambu

        Say “white right-winger” 3 times fast!

        See! Even my mouth hates it…

  • Ninja0980

    I’m shocked, shocked that people who hear every day that the government is their enemy would do something like this…NOT!

  • Droz

    So, can we talk about climate change?

    • kareemachan

      Pfft. don’t you know it’s all a conspiracy between pizza places, Carrie Fisher, alien lizards, etc, etc, etc?

  • I’m going to make a blanket statement here: Facebook—and increasingly Twitter since 11/8—s a cesspool.

    • iambu

      It’s becoming easier and easier to quit.

      It’s ten below out right now and I’d rather go say g’mornin’ to our feral out in the garage than spend 15 seconds reading everyone’s 100% infallible, 280 character thesis on What’s Wrong With The World Today.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      We’ve been through worse. Remember when AOL tore down their walled garden and “joined the internet”?

  • John

    And of course, a white person can never be called a terrorist.

  • HZ81

    Why do I think his far-right affiliations will go mostly unmentioned by cable news, etc.?

    The right always seems to get away with this bullshit. Mighty white of them—as per usual.

  • andrew

    The good news that comes out of this horrible story is that Riehl is real dead.

  • William of Glynn

    For what it’s worth, CBS News is reporting that the shooter was in a domestic partnership.

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/colorado-shooting-suspect-matthew-riehl-videotaped-deadly-encounter-with-deputies/

  • JWC

    and enabled byTump

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    So we won’t be seeing this reported on FOX or Breitbart.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    What platform could the Libertarian candidate for Sheriff possibly have?

  • MooseMalloy

    Another day, another delusional gun nut lives out his apocalypse fantasy. Terrific way to end 2017.

  • Gregory In Seattle

    Clearly, the alt-right is dangerous. What will “law and order” Republicans do about it?

    Nothing, because reasons.

  • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson
  • JCF

    While his politics were execrable, I’m frankly surprised by any Iraq War veteran—as Riehl was—who doesn’t Go Psycho (the gift that keeps on giving: thank you Dubya. /s)

  • ian

    Another white-suprematist terrorist, but no, let just call him a lone crazy person. It’s not as if he’d been radicalized by certain websites, blogs and so called news outlets (looking at you fox).

  • Terry

    I tweeted and said “What Muslim country is he from?”