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Last month a 7-year-old girl in Texas was killed in a brazen drive-by shooting. The suspect was identified as a white male. Activists & celebrities like Shaun King pounced on the story. Today: Eric Black Jr has admitted to the shooting & has been charged. #JusticeForJazmine
.@RawStory headline. No update in story. “7-year-old girl killed after white man pulls alongside black family’s car and opens fire”…
The subtext to this tragic murder is that it only garnered the attention it did because the suspect was initially identified as a white man. Narratives—especially false ones—are powerful. #HandsUpDontShoot
.@Salon editor-at-large @dwatkinsworld wrote a column with the following headline. It has not been updated. “Was Jazmine Barnes a victim of domestic terrorism? Will white America own it?”…
#JusticeForJazmine A second suspect has been identified in the killing of Jazmine Barnes. He also doesn’t match the intitial description. Larry Woodruffe:
The family was convinced the suspect was a racially-motivated “white male with blue eyes.” The daughter even said she looked at him up close. Now the family is “shocked” that Mr. Eric Black Jr is the one who was arrested.…
Shaun King, in his fervor, actually tried to crowd source information on a random white criminal suspect to link him to Jazmine Barnes. This is the digital lynch mob in action. #JusticeForJazmine
"Someone is going to rape, torture and murder the women and children in your family." Relatives of man wrongfully accused by @ShaunKing of killing Jazmine Barnes is getting violent death threats. #JusticeforJazmine…
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