FBI Agents Stopped an Alleged Racially Motivated Mass Shooting from Happening at a Bad Bunny Concert  

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A Bad Bunny concert ran the risk of being part of a tragedy.  

Federal prosecutors have charged an Arizona man with plotting a mass shooting aimed at sparking a race war ahead of the presidential election. Mark Adams Prieto, 58, allegedly targeted a Bad Bunny concert in Atlanta, intending to kill as many Black attendees as possible. 

Prieto was indicted on Tuesday, nearly a month after his arrest. The plot unraveled when a recruited accomplice alerted FBI agents, initiating a months-long investigation. This culminated when Prieto attempted to enlist an undercover agent in his scheme, according to NBC News. 

FBI Helped Stopped a Mass Shooting at Bad Bunny’s Concert

The investigation revealed Prieto’s detailed plans to acquire semi-automatic rifles through cash deals and trades to evade detection. He expressed a belief that martial law would follow the 2024 election, making a pre-election mass shooting necessary. “Prieto believes that martial law will be implemented shortly after the 2024 election and that a mass shooting should occur prior,” NBC News reported. 

Credit: (Mark Prieto) U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona

Prieto chose Atlanta due to his racist beliefs that the city had become a crime hub due to an influx of Black residents. “The reason I say Atlanta. Why, why is Georgia such a f–ked-up state now? When I was a kid that was one of the most conservative states in the country. Why is it not now?” he allegedly said. He further claimed, “Because as the crime got worse in L.A., St. Louis, and all these other cities, all the [racial slur] moved out of those [places] and moved to Atlanta. That’s why it isn’t so great anymore. And they’ve been there for a couple, several years,” the affidavit obtained by NBC News stated. 

Prieto allegedly planned the attack to coincide with a rap concert, believing it would draw a concentrated gathering of Black people. He advised his supposed co-conspirators to wear hoodies to blend into the crowd. “We’re going to fight back now, and every whitey will be the enemy across the whole country,” Prieto allegedly said. He also detailed plans to leave Confederate flags at the scene and shout “KKK all the way,” and “no mercy, no quarter.” 

He meticulously planned to stash guns near the concert venue before traveling across the country to execute the attack. He targeted concerts scheduled for mid-May, June, or July, including one featuring Bad Bunny. Despite still planning the attack in March, Prieto expressed a desire to delay it by April when speaking to the undercover agent. 

Justice Must Be Served

On May 14, Prieto was arrested and subsequently admitted to discussing the mass shooting with investigators. However, he claimed he did not intend to go through with the attack. He now faces charges of Possession of an Unregistered Firearm, Firearms Trafficking, and Transfer of a Firearm for Use in a Hate Crime. If convicted, Prieto could face up to 40 years in prison. 

Thank goodness that this was caught in time. However, it’s devastating to know that this type of hatred still exists in today’s world. Let’s hope everyone can soon understand that racism has no place in this society – or in any.  

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