Alleged California shooter is mentioned in earlier newspaper feature about boxing

The father of the deceased 19-year old alleged shooter at the California garlic festival was featured in a local newspaper article two years ago. That’s according to the New York Post.

The 2017 article in the Gilroy Dispatch described how the father of Santino LeGan had “started a grassroots campaign at his school (Santa Clara University in California] to fight back against the costs of a college education, which buries millions of students under a mountain of debt.”

As for Santino, according to the Post:

An Instagram account holder using the same name and age [as Santino LeGan], calling himself “Italian Iranian,” had just three posts and went offline soon after he was first identified as the killer. It featured a picture from the garlic festival before the carnage — as well as praise for what has been called “one of the most incendiary works ever to be published anywhere.” “Read Might Is Right by Ragnar Redbeard,” the account wrote next to a photo of a Smokey the Bear sign warning, “Fire danger high tonight.” He was referring to a much-hated 1890 book embraced by white supremacists that was banned for years after being condemned as sexist, racist and anti-Semitic.

New York Post

The Post published the following photo captured from Instagram:

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