TBI Chief Said Covenant Shooter’s Manifesto Showed No Clear Motive, Alleged Leaked Pages Show Otherwise

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The Tennessee Conservative [By Kelly M. Jackson] –

This week, three pages of what was purported to be the manifesto of Nashville Covenant Shooter Audrey Hale were leaked by conservative pundit Steven Crowder on his show.

The documents, just three pages of what is said to be a portion of 20 journals in total, indicate a deep hatred of people who are white, and have a higher-than-average socio-economic status. 

To quote: “Kill those kids!!! Those Crackers going to fancy private schools with those fancy khakis and sports backpacks with their daddies mustangs and convertables… f*-you little s*ts I wish to shoot you… wanna kill all you little crackers !!!” 

Back on April 7th, in a report given to local news, TBI Chief David Rausch said what police found “isn’t so much a manifesto spelling out a target but a series of rambling writings indicating no clear motive.”  Rausch then continued to characterize the material as “journal type rantings” with no clear pattern of information, just some disjointed ravings of a mentally ill person who did what they did simply because they were, for lack of a better word, “crazy”. 

Based on what the public has had an opportunity to experience in just the small amount that has been released, it seems clear that Hale had a very distinct motive and reasons for why she chose the victims she chose. 

Police Chief John Drake put out a press release that insisted his department had no control over when or if the remainder of the documents will be released, because he said the court system has control over the documents, and the litigation compels them to keep the rest of the manifesto hidden from public consumption. Also mentioned were the Covenant families, and the lack of sensitivity to their desire to keep the manifesto out of public view. 

Reports in social and news media indicate that this is most certainly not the truth. In a court filing back in June, the Covenant families asked that the manifesto be held back until after the school year was concluded, which was on or around the 8th of June.

As far as the litigation is concerned, since the counter parties are only asking for one thing, that the manifesto be released, the court would have nothing left to do if MNPD would simply release it. And those agencies have full authority and control because the journals physically are in their custody, of when and how all of that material can be released. 

Other local reports from social media insist that the portion of the manifesto that was leaked was done with the intent to mislead the public. In that same social media post by a notable local reporter, it is conveyed that their sources have told him, the shooter “hated everybody, specifically stated “People who have read the whole thing say “there’s something in there for everybody.” Another, “She hated everybody.”

This sends a message that only a privileged few were likely ever going to have access and that the public would just need to be satisfied with an interpretation from those chosen officials. 

Based on statements made then and now, the public has little reason to trust that the information given to them by those same officials will be an unadulterated truthful accounting of what is captured in the remaining pages of the shooter’s manifesto. 

We will continue to cover this story as it develops. 

About the Author: Kelly Jackson is a recent escapee from corporate America, and a California refugee to Tennessee. Christ follower, Wife and Mom of three amazing teenagers. She has a BA in Comm from Point Loma Nazarene University, and has a background in law enforcement and human resources. Since the summer of 2020, she has spent any and all free time in the trenches with local grassroots orgs, including Mom’s for Liberty Williamson County and Tennessee Stands as a core member.  Outspoken advocate for parents rights, medical freedom, and individual liberty. Kelly can be reached at kelly@tennesseeconservativenews.com.

4 thoughts on “TBI Chief Said Covenant Shooter’s Manifesto Showed No Clear Motive, Alleged Leaked Pages Show Otherwise

  • November 8, 2023 at 5:05 pm


  • November 8, 2023 at 5:33 pm

    There is some scandal being concealed here. A “leak” of three pages out of hundreds, maybe thousands, is highly likely to be “strategic” and simple misdirection. When the truth is known- and we can only hope – who will be held accountable?

  • November 8, 2023 at 5:39 pm

    As anxious as The Great and The Good are to hide the lunatic’s rantings and ravings, so must the rest of us be determined to see all of it and not rest until we do so.

  • November 8, 2023 at 8:18 pm

    The reason they don’t want it released is because it very obviously points to what the teacher’s are teaching the kids with CRT and DEI nonsense! It absolutely exposes the schools and how they are brainwashing these poor kids to hate themselves and hate anyone who doesn’t fit into the poisonous, woke ideology. The teacher’s union needs to be dismantled, weed out all the political activists, and get back to teaching reading, writing, mathematics, and hmmmmmm, how about real history for a change, not the made up version that teaches that we are a systemically racist country and other lies. What they are doing to these kids is nothing short of criminal abuse.


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