Seven year old Jazmine Barnes was shot to death on December 30 while riding in a car with her family.
According to the New York Times, the gunman has been described as a bearded white man in his 40s, who was wearing a red, hooded sweatshirt and driving a red pickup truck at the time of the incident. Police told the Times that they’re still establishing a motive, and have not ruled out the possibility of a racially motivated hate crime.
This was a terrible tragedy, but it was gong to get even worse.
This was the sketch of the suspect:
The recriminations came fast and furious
“There exists no rationale for the attack other than hate,” said civil rights attorney S Lee Merritt in a tweet. Merritt’s office confirmed he is representing the slain girl’s father, Christopher Cevilla. Merritt has also, along with well-known civil rights activist and writer Shaun King, raised the substantial cash reward for information leading to the man’s capture.
Still, Houston-area activist Deric Muhammad can’t help but draw a direct line and wonders if Williams’s shooting were solved, “would Jazmine Barnes still be alive?”
“What are the odds that two black families were fired upon by a white male in a pickup truck within a one-year time span on the same block? We’ve got to call it what it is. Black people are being targeted in this country,” Muhammad told the Houston Chronicle.
Jazmine Barnes was murdered on Dec. 30 in Harris County, Texas. She was in the car with her mom and her sisters when a man described as white, bearded, and in his 40s began firing at them. She was only 7 years old. As of now, her killer is still at large. pic.twitter.com/xMGscs3a7L
— Jamil Smith جميل كريم (@JamilSmith) January 2, 2019
The case has attracted national attention. The civil rights lawyer S Lee Merritt, who is representing the Barnes family, and the activist and writer Shaun King have raised a $100,000 reward for information leading to the suspect’s capture. As of Saturday afternoon a GoFundMe page had raised more than $67,000 for the family.
“A white male who was a complete stranger to them decides to target their family,” Merritt said at a news conference on Thursday. “We do believe that it was racially motivated in part because our nation at this moment is a highly racially charged society. We’ve seen a rise in hate crimes [according to FBI data] … this particular area of Houston is known for a racial element.”
The mother of #JazmineBarnes, her 7 yr old daughter who was shot & killed by a white supremacist. The murderer pulled up in a red truck & opened fire into their car on Dec 30 in Houston. He’s still at large.
This is America for Black people.#SayHerNamepic.twitter.com/STrQ1X077T
— Bishop Talbert Swan (@TalbertSwan) January 2, 2019
Don’t tell us RUSSIA is inflaming racial tensions when AMERICAN white supremacists are murdering 7 yr-old Black girls, kicking & assaulting 1 yr-old Black boys and pulling knives on Black people over parking spaces.
That’s homegrown American racism.#VanillaISIS#JazmineBarnes
— Bishop Talbert Swan (@TalbertSwan) January 2, 2019
It kept getting worse
For days authorities have said they were hunting for a white man in a red pickup truck, based on a description given to investigators by Jazmine’s 15-year-old sister, Alxis Dilbert, who was riding in the front passenger seat of her mother’s car when the shooting erupted.
Alxis said during a news conference on Thursday that a red truck pulled up alongside the passenger side of her family’s car before switching lanes to the driver’s side of the vehicle just before gunfire erupted. Alxis and her two other sisters in the car were not injured in the incident.
Alxis said she briefly saw the occupant of the truck and described him as white with blue eyes and wearing a black hoodie.
“It was like a look into his car. You know like you’re driving and you just look into somebody’s car and make eye contact and look back,” Alxis said of seeing the gunman.
Liberal virtue signalling went to DefCon 1
But then suddenly the investigation took “a new direction.”
A Man Has Been Arrested And Charged With The Fatal Shooting Of 7-Year-Old Jazmine Barnes
A suspect was arrested and charged Saturday with capital murder over the fatal shooting of seven-year-old Jazmine Barnes, who was killed as she was riding in a car with her family in what police described as an unprovoked attack in Houston a week ago.
Sheriff’s officials named the suspect as Eric Black Jr., and said that he was taken into custody after he was identified by a tip. Black admitted to being involved in the shooting, authorities said, and investigators are continuing to look into evidence that could lead to other suspects being charged in the case.
The top picture is of Eric Black Jr- the 40 year old blue eyed bearded white man.
Guess how much interest remains in this story.
The legendary definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. The left takes this as a tenet.
Every time there is a tragedy that contains the elements they look for that present the opportunity for political exploitation, they gallop away, unreined. They can never wait for the facts, as those might deprive them of a good opportunity to stir up more racial animus. Besides, they can proceed unconcerned with fear of repercussions if they are wrong; as stated, when they are proven wrong, the story simply disappears… move along, nothing to see here.
Meanwhile, the false example of white on black racist violence is filed away in the “Why My Feelings Are Hurt” file under the sub-category of “Why I Hate”.
And, WHY don’t they learn to show constraint until the facts are known? Well, aside from never having to take responsibility for acting irresponsibly, they do it because the like to stir up hatred. It helps their agenda.
From the comments: Law Enforcement needs to start with a list of all red pickup truck owners in Texas, narrow that to registered republicans (public records), then to white males, take that list and check their social media to confirm the rabid tr*mp supporters, and pay a visit to each of them.
I hate that this child lost her life.
I do not think the witness saw the shooter at all. She saw the truck and made some assumptions.
The vehicle was rented then returned and a different vehicle rented. No doubt this was the lead that led the police to the shooter, so the person giving the police that lead should get the reward offered.
The perp said it was the wrong car this was not random, he found out on TV his intended victim was not harmed.
He is a drug dealer, these are the type they want to release from prison with the new law. You know non violent pusher-men.
@kitt: And we know how well gun control laws work with drug dealers. I wonder how much time was wasted searching for the red truck with a white guy in it? Certainly no brain power was wasted blaming all whites for the tragedy, though it does provide, once again, how honestly the left actually cares about people’s safety and tragedy. Politically useful, much “concern”… unable to exploit… let’s get back to impeachment.
I’m sure that by now, everyone who blamed the shooting on a white racist has apologized profusely for jumping erroneously to the wrong conclusion, right?
@Mike: Here is a list of all the apologies and admissions that jumping to predetermined conclusions was wrong:
@Deplorable Me: Imagine the lifetime of programming that makes a mother not believe her own eyes. Has to be a white man he drives a pickup truck.
It’s really too bad the interest in this shooting is over.
Turns out it was a drug deal gone wrong.
The mother knew the shooter and even “friended” him on Facebook.
She has priors for drugs as do the two men (as dealers).
The only truth to come out from the men so far is that they didn’t realize the woman they were shooting at (for taking their drugs but not paying) had her child in her vehicle.
Will that black actress/comedian wear her fur over this child’s death?
Or is it only if a cop kills a black for cause?
Because the left doesn’t care about people; they care about useful tragedies. They care about how much mileage they can squeeze out of a tragic death. Just as with the border where they only care about those THEY have herded to the border and now have no place to go, they only care about the images and political coinage it brings.
Do you have any link to the story that the mother knew the shooter and it was a drug deal gone bad? I can’t find it.
@Nan G: Do you think he would care if he knew there was a kid in the car? It makes no difference to the Pushers. They shoot em up at funerals, birthday parties, drive by and blast away at houses.
So often it doesnt make the cable news, but set up the scenerio of a truck driving Trump voting, maybe member of the NRA, White guy flying confederate flags with a pillow case hat somewhere in Texas….it just sends a thrill down their leg.