James Harris Jackson, the 28-year-old white supremacist arrested for fatally stabbing a homeless black man in New York City on Tuesday, told cops he came from Baltimore to kill African-Americans in “the media capital of the world.”
Jackson, an Army veteran who previously served in Afghanistan, later walked into the Times Square NYPD precinct and turned himself in, telling police, “You need to arrest me. I have the knife in my coat. I’m the person you’re looking for.”
After being taken into custody, he explained to police that he was motivated by rage against black men being romantically involved with white women.
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But initial media reports seemed to focus more on the victim, Timothy Caughman, than the blatant hate and racism which drove the white supremacist to murder a black man in broad daylight in New York City with a sword.
The New York Daily News was quick to point out that Caughman was a “career criminal” with AIDS.
“Coughman lived in transitional housing on West 36th Street that serves people with HIV/AIDS. Praxis Housing Initiatives holds a contract with the city. He has 11 prior arrests, including for marijuana, assault, resisting arrest and menacing.”
Meanwhile, the New York Post trumped the victim shaming of the Daily News with a more lurid description of the victim:
“Caughman, who has 11 prior arrests, walked for about a block after the stabbing and staggered into the Midtown South Precinct, looking for help. He died hours later after being rushed to a nearby hospital. Police sources said the career criminal was refusing to talk to police about the incident and acting combative before his death.”
The Daily News, however, ended their report by reminding readers that the last time someone came from Baltimore to kill people in New York City, it was to kill cops.
“In December 2014, Ismaaiyl Brinsley traveled to the city from Baltimore and assassinated Police Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, were in the car near Myrtle and Tompkins Avenues in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Brinsley had made anti-police statements on social media prior to the murders.”