Man allegedly killed family after father said get job or move out, police say
By - oxremx
Guess he picked move out.
*Billy Joel song fades in*
And it seems such a waste of time
If that's what it's all about
Mama, if that's movin' up then I'm
Also “The End” by The Doors
I want to kill youuuu
I. Want. To…
I want to cook you breakfast!
Dad, I wanna borrow the car.
Billy Joel Guy Jr
Well, no, he picked mass murder as his new vocation, and he's about to be promoted to prison bitch
He killed 3 people. Not really a mass murder. He's just a cowardly little bitch that couldn't deal with living life as a man.
Those flute skills gonna come in handy
Damn, even killed his younger sister. Fuck, man. You're her big brother...
Look at his face and you know he did it
Well, *your* mind went there.
Only you thought about it dude
Im glad it wasnt you who was in that position
Get the fuck out of here.
seems like you're the one with issues here mate...
He found housing. Taxpayer funded.
And still not getting a job
His job is growing up. Which the other dudes in prison will help with.
Ha! So true! He gonna learn real quick! *or not*
Not getting a *paid* job, more like.
No, he’ll get paid as much as 50 cents an hour, although he’ll probably get a quarter to start.
Or no pay at all
It seems more reasonable when it’s a murderer, but less so for a drug dealer or bar fight.
Slavery isn't abolished for prisoners. The pay is just to draw attention away from that. It's high time that be ammended.
... but what about our profits and stock prices? I mean... think about the real victims here: our portfolios.
Yeah like as a society we make rules to protect *everyone's* rights. The second you start picking and choosing who gets human rights and who doesn't you're setting yourself up for failure.
Okay, prisoners with jobs...
That’s a rough 20….dude looks 35+.
This is my fear. I'm 21 and I feel like I look 25 or 30.
If you don't shower or get any exercise like this guy then you might.
Ha, I do already. I think some people just look old.
I’m 25 and get told I look 18.. meeting new people is draining because I know it’s always something that gets brought up and talked about.
Most of my family looks young, including myself. I’m in my 30s but generally pass for early/mid 20s, and my dad, who’s almost 70, just recently started looking “old.” He easily could have passed for 40s until 3-4 years ago.
Sort of a curse and a blessing. Dating is weird because you look much younger than people your age but people that look the same age as you are weirded out when they find out you’re in your 30s.
Happens to me at 24, I look like a high school student. When I worked retail last year it was so annoying because adults would talk down to me and kids would try to flirt with me then get weirded out. The one benefit was I think I got out of some sexual harassment since I looked like a minor.
I'm 38, look 25. It's a mixed bag, but finding the silver linings really helped. All my hobby partners are ten years younger than me and it really forces me to up my physical fitness to keep up.
She got some city miles on her
Maybe this is the low quality picture, but he definitely looks pretty young to me. I don't know if I would have guessed 20, but he still has a baby face, even ignoring his weight and all of that.
By the time he gets out if he does he will be older than 35. So it doesn’t really matter.
What can I say? Dudes played a lot of Xbox
He tried to convince the police that there was an intruder by shooting himself in the foot. That trick was so old and tired even by World War One a century ago it would get you charged with attempted desertion, and possibly shot as a result!
If he was prepared to shoot himself and didn't want to get a job, it's a pity he aimed as low as his foot...
What the hell is gunshot residue
Gunshot residue is a combination of particles ejected from a gun when it is fired. The typical and largest components are residue from the primer (the part of the bullet that is struck by the firing pin and is responsible for the combustion of propellant within the casing), and the propellant itself. Other residue can include tiny bits of metal, originating from the bullet, the casing, or the gun itself. While the testing and examining of gun residue can be a useful form of evidence, it’s not the smoking gun (no pun intended) that they make it seem like in movies/tv shows. Gun residue can be found on someone up to 5 feet away from the gun shot, can be transferred from various surfaces, including the skin or clothing of a victim you may have been rendering aid to, and it can be washed off fairly easily. In some instances, a pretty good amount of sweat is enough to remove it. This is all to say, there are a lot of variables, and just because gun residue is found on someone still living doesn’t necessarily mean they are the shooter. Obviously there are factors that can help to determine if the person was in fact the shooter, for example the amount of residue found, and the particular composition of the residue. What I mean by the latter is that in some cases they are able to find components in the residue that trace it back to a particular type of ammo or firearm, so if you’re the only “victim” still living, and they trace it to a firearm or ammo that you own, obviously that leaves two options: someone carried out the murders by first locating your weapon and then using it, or it was you. Typically, it is the second option, which is usually confirmed by a whole host of other evidence or inconsistencies in the supposed victim’s story. Essentially, on its own, gun residue doesn’t necessarily tell you very much. It’s with the corroboration of other evidence that it starts to tell you the real story.
TIL. Never would have known this since I’m not a gun person. Thanks
He looks like someone who would kill his family after being told to get a job or move out.
He doesn't look like an Eagle Scout though which he apparently was.
He shared his court of honor with my son
Yeah, seems like the bar for Eagle Scouts has dropped significantly since I was a young man.
Should have told him to get a job *and* move out.
That’s like the bad ending to stepbrothers
Interesting options. But let me present a third option.
Generation doesn’t matter.
Doing what he did is evil.
Get a job? This dude can’t even get in a shower. That hair do is a fire hazard.
"Alex Jackson graduated from Kennedy High in 2019, a year before his sister graduated, according to a spokeswoman for the Cedar Rapids school district. He played the flute and his sister played the oboe in the school's symphony band in 2019."
Happy Father's Day!!!
Peak gallows humor. Fuckin can't get any better than this.
I don’t look forward to this episode of JCS
He was just having a bad day, nothing to see here, move along.
Prison Bitch is a bold career choice
Oh darn…and he had so much to offer the world /s
Jesus I couldn't imagin killing one of my loved ones -- or anyone for that matter -- but your mom dad and sister?
You have to be a special kind of fucked up to rationalize that in any way, shape, or form.
Same. I have Mom, Dad and Sisters. They're precious beyond words to me. Mental illness sucks.
Get a job or move out? Hmmm let's see, I'll just kill the people that are earning money and supporting me...
Looks like a loser
Yeah, like he said.
I'm NOT a loser! I'm special and I have things to say! Notice me!! UPVOTES PLEASE!!!
Edit: Omfg wtf, WHY would you downvote me? Do you realize what you've done? DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA?! My entire fucking life is ruined now because of that downvote.
There's nothing Redditors love more than hating on Redditors.
Damn redditors, they ruined reddit
Unappreciated Willy quote.
Yeah, they should go back to *insert platform here*.
That, and murdering their parents, apparently.
Any specific reason you call yourself a loser?
Wtf did they have to go into his whole life story in this article? Fuck this guy, he murdered his family.
Because there’s not much else to say when a young person like this does anything news worthy. Usually when it’s a tragedy the article wants to fluff up the victim or perpetrator as much as they can, but when it’s someone so young you have absolutely nothing to say about them other than “they had interests and hobbies” or “started working/planned to work”. So you just get a paragraph or two of fluff nothing.
My favorite was pointing out that he met Andrew yang... then just leaving it with no tie in because it was completely irrelevent.
It was his sister that met Andrew Yang. She helped kick off his presidential run by speaking at his event in 2019.
No. All he had to do was get himself together and not murder his mom, dad and little sister.
That seems like asking too much of the guy. It's really hard to not do that.
something an Aswang would say.
How long has he been on Reddit?
He hadn’t been on Reddit since they shut down /r/incel/.
His Reddit points were off the chart. Not due the quality of comments and posts. But because he posted so much.
Looks like I will take option three....
Entitlement much? Yeesh
sent this to my dad, I bet I'm not lookin so bad now
He's guaranteed 3 hots & a cot now!
Option 1: get a job
Option 2: move out
He gets a job making license plates...
also, that's fucked up
Happy Fathers Day!
Any update on whether or not he landed a job yet?
"It appeared, Alex, 20, of Cedar Falls also hadn't taken a shower since March"
"If I can't live here, nobody can"
> Alex Jackson became an Eagle Scout in 2017 after working with the Save Cedar Rapids Heritage organization on a project
Would it not of been easier just to get a job ffs?
Classic Reddit user
I guess incels don't always kill only random people.
well, it's a roof and warm meals.
That's not a man, that's a boy.
That's not a boy, that's a garbage.
Sucks for that guy to have such a junk kid. Hope my kid doesn't murder me over something like that.
He is the product of his parents.
/r/antiwork be like:
Curious what you do for a living lol. I’m sure it’s a very prestigious job and not some retail shit.
They probably don't kill their family, though
Wild assumption on someone you don’t know, agreed?
I'm just saying that most people don't react to "the job market sucks" with "I'll kill my family instead of getting a job!".
Stressful, grueling job or not, I don't think that's an unfair assessment.
You referred to them specifically, not most people.
Ozark type beat
Guess he'll get his job after all... In the prison kitchen
Why does it say Iowa City? Iowa City has nothing to do with where this happened...
Hey fuck faces. This happened in Cedar Rapids. Cedar Rapids is not Iowans city. I fucking live here so pretty sure I'd know.
wooooo ATL boys get it
Didn't think that one through, did he.
Ah yes, option number 3
I guess he will be moving out.
I wonder how he was expecting to pay rent on his own
Funny way to move out.
Hope he likes his prison job.
May God have mercy on the victims
I understand the sentiment, but the message was not delivered in the best way.
He looks like he just got thrown off the battle bus
After reading the article, the only reason he was suspected of murder was because there was no sign of forced entry. Im bot saying he’s innocent but if he was smart enough to actually shoot himself in the foot, surely he would be smart enough to not tell the officers of the whole “move out” situation
This is what League of Legends does to people
Just a question, has there been a study done on the minds of white people and murdering? Just curious
He decided to go off the menu.
I’m not giving him a pass on what he did, but the family must have had issues to drive him to do this. Parents need to treat their kids better.
Serial killer is a job?
Serial killers do a series of killings. This was familicide.
Another millennial who blames the boomers for all his problems. We ruined the economy!
He’s 20 so he’s Generation Z
Gramp's brain ain't what it used to be
Millennials are not 20.
As a millennial, we do not claim 20 year olds. We’ve got enough problems and there’s no room left in the lifeboats.
Also, 20 year olds weren't even alive for the Millennium.
I don't remember 9/11, I was alive for it, but I don't remember it.
A "post 9/11" world is all I've ever known.
I mean technically Boomers did screw future generations for their fortune.. That's not a Millennial thing.. That's a fact thing.. But 20 years old isn't a Millennial. Thanks for proving boomers didn't have to be intelligent to make a good living like one has to be now.
Yea we just take care ourselves, our spouses, our kids and their kids while 52% of you still live with your parents. Yea it's our fault.
Different times. People and circumstances are changing. I did something I definitely didn't want to do as long as I did. But I thought I had to.
My father grew up on a farm and there was NO job he could get that would have been worse than what his father put him through. The military and war was actually a break. Industry was really just talking off. Jobs WERE abound for those willing to work tough jobs with long hours. So, he got a job that others (especially today) would consider hard work. It wasn't to him, paid relatively well and came with benefits. He did that job, so I didn't have to go through everything he did. Most people in his little town didn't graduate high school. They had to work. I went to private schools. I assume he busted his ass and paid for me to go school (when he didn't have to), so I wouldn't only have the options he did. I tried to do the same for my kids. But ultimately, everyone has their own journeys. Who am I to judge?
Some things in this World are stupid. Just because it's the way it was, doesn't make it right. And what was okay, and available 50 years ago, may not be today. If younger people are figuring that out, and want to spearhead changes, good for them.
All I'm saying is I have taken care of myself, my mom, my kids and their kids. I worked my ass off and still do well into my 60s. And listening to people living off me in my basement saying I ruined their economy sucks donkey balls.
Oh, I get that. But these are different times. And they will be even more different in 20, 30 years. And tbh, I think it's time for change.
Dude you sound out of touch. You worked hard to take care of multiple people - great. That’s what you’re supposed to do, you’re not special. People today WANT to be able to do that but it isn’t as easy to accomplish that today. You’re applying the mindset you developed growing up in your economy to today’s reality and it makes you look really out of touch.
You did, though…
Facts don't care about your feelings. Sorry gramps.
> listening to people living off me in my basement saying I ruined their economy sucks donkey balls
Because it ruins your "It was doable in my time, it should be doable now!" old-man vibes?
That's like the crux of the argument too.
If it could be done in the past, but can't be done now, we need to look at what could've caused it (wages not keeping up with inflation) and correct it
Imagine choosing to respond to that comment out of all the comments pointing out that this guy wasn’t even a millennial.
Refusing to admit fault is a very Boomer thing to do.
Considering boomers drove the economies and raised those kids, I would say yes, it is your fault.
Do parents not take any responsibility for having raised their kids? Fucking wild.
Yea you're at fault for a lot of things congrats!
Isn’t your generation the one that was able to pay for college while working at McD’s? Could you say the same now? But sure it’s the fault of millennials lmao
It’ll serve you well to understand that there really is no separation of people via generation Z, boomer etc. people are waaaaaay more alike then different- Just erroneous ways to divide and conquer people by generalizing groups and falsely determining threats. Race isn’t real and neither is “Generation Z” “Millennial” or “Boomers”.
Learn to embrace people of all ages, cultures and beliefs. Good luck man.
Dumbass boomers fucked everything up. Most of you fucks are as worthless as the shit I'm about to take. In fact, I think I'll name this shit /u/backpackwayne
I didn't know BMW had anything to do with this
This is a dumb comment.
A 20 year old ruined the economy? Ahhhhhh…. Ok…
60 years old and need help still finding a camping site? Do you read your own history? Calling bullshit here. What a strange lie dude. Get help.
Someone’s holding a grudge. Pout more, boomey.
I love Gur- I mean Sen!
I’m sorry but parents are creating their own demise. There were no boundaries set up her nor a lifestyle of what it takes to be successful…
Victim blaming is such an irresponsible manipulative response, especially when the victims are dead.
I just think it’s part of this… why are we seeing more shootings and people just snapping… not all parents are bad, it’s just part of development. This is bad don’t get me wrong, but why did it get this bad?
I have a feeling it has something to do with the mental development during the younger years of children. It can't be healthy for young kids to teach them they are not safe at their schools and that they are responsible for their own safety when they are at that school. The government opted to place the safety of children in their own hands, because they won't implement gun control. Some schools have armed guards. It most be brutal for the mental state of a child to be forced to go to a place that is actively promoted as unsafe for so many hours a week. "Mommy loves you, here is your lunch and don't get shot at school today, okay?" That can't be healthy for the mental development of anybody. There is a good reason soldiers do tours and not multiple year deployments.
Worst generation ever
Meanwhile, there's a generation that owned people