Black Man Executes Five-year-old White Boy in Front of His Sisters; National Media Ignore Story

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Black Man Executes Five-year-old White Boy in Front of His Sisters; National Media Ignore Story

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It’s a shocking, unthinkable crime: A man rushes a five-year-old neighbor boy playing outside and shoots him in the head, fatally, in broad daylight. But here’s what’s just as shocking: The national media — which couldn’t give enough ink to the death of criminal George Floyd — apparently don’t find this story newsworthy. It could be because unlike in the Floyd case, the victim is white and his killer is black.

As WSocTV.com reports, “A 25-year-old man accused of shooting his 5-year-old neighbor in the head at point blank range in Wilson, North Carolina on Sunday night has been charged with first-degree murder in the boy’s death.”

“Darius Nathaniel Sessoms, 25, was arrested Monday after fleeing the scene and is in the custody of Wilson Police and members of the U.S. Marshals Service Carolinas Regional Task Force, The Wilson Times reported,” the site continued.

“No details about a possible motive for the shooting have been released, but police said it was not random.”

“Little Cannon Hinnant was playing outside his father’s house with his two sisters, ages 7 and 8, in the city of Wilson around 5:30 p.m. Sunday,” the New York Post writes, adding detail. “Witness Doris Lybrand told WRAL.com that Sessoms ran up to the little boy, put the gun near his head and pulled the trigger before dashing back to his own house,” the paper continued.

“‘My first reaction was he’s playing with the kids,’ Lybrand said. ‘For a second, I thought, ‘That couldn’t happen.’ People don’t run across the street and kill kids’” (video on story below).

To be fair, we don’t know Sessoms’ motive, if this crime was racially motivated. (Note: While he must be deranged, deranged people can be influenced by identity-politics propaganda just like anyone else.) But we do know the national media’s motive in ignoring it while taking up the causes of criminals such as Floyd and Ferguson, Missouri’s Michael Brown: Hinnant’s story doesn’t advance their anti-white, blacks-as-victims, tear-down-the-system narrative and the desire by some to foment unrest.

This hasn’t escaped the notice of those beyond the EneMedia bubble, either, as the below tweets (courtesy of The Federalist Papers) evidence.

As you may know, however, Hinnant’s story is not unusual in being an ignored black-on-white crime. Just last year, for example, 21-year-old Colorado resident Oghaleoghene Atunu was arrested and charged with first-degree attempted murder for purposely running over two 11- and 12-year-old white boys with his car (video below). He also faced 14 other charges — but one relating to a “hate crime” was as absent as the story’s national media coverage.

The media silence on anti-white “hate crimes” would perhaps be more understandable if, as the press would have you believe, 90 percent of interracial crimes were white-on-black. The truth is a bit different, however, as American Thinker reported in May:

Using the latest Bureau of Justice Statistics survey of criminal victimization (2018), Manhattan Institute researcher Heather Mac Donald reveals: “There were 593,598 interracial violent victimizations … between blacks and whites last year, including white-on-black and black-on-white attacks. Blacks committed 537,204 of those interracial felonies, or 90 percent, and whites committed 56,394 of them, or less than 10 percent.”

Mac Donald adds, “Blacks are also overrepresented among perpetrators of hate crimes — by 50 percent — according to the most recent Justice Department data from 2017; whites are underrepresented by 24 percent. This is particularly true for anti-gay and anti-Semitic hate crimes.” In other words, in spite of the narrative so often perpetuated by hate crime apologists, America does not have a problem with white-on-black hate crime.

The media’s skewed reporting actually leads to interracial violence. Why? Imagine you’re a black person living in America, and all you hear from media are stories about whites killing and abusing blacks. Might you not become angry and start to believe our country, and whites, are irredeemably “racist”? Might you not, if you were the right (wrong?) type of person, lash out in anger and perhaps even violence?

This isn’t theoretical, either. We’ve already witnessed black-on-white “revenge” crimes, such as in the George Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin incident’s wake.

Of course, the same anger is stoked when skewing perception of that really old news called history, such as when teaching about white-on-black slavery in America while largely ignoring the vast majority of all slavery — which mainly occurred elsewhere and was perpetrated by other groups.

Given that racial and ethnic hatred have inspired the killing of millions throughout history, this media bias is shameful — and dangerous.

#MediaLiesMatter.

Image of victim: Screenshot of video by WRAL TV

Selwyn Duke (@SelwynDuke) has written for The New American for more than a decade. He has also written for The HillObserverThe American Conservative, WorldNetDaily, American Thinker, and many other print and online publications. In addition, he has contributed to college textbooks published by Gale-Cengage Learning, has appeared on television, and is a frequent guest on radio.

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