No Contrition Over the Houston Shooting Incident

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by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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How could they have been so wrong? I mean, for all the supposed “witnesses” to Jazmine Barnes’ seemingly random killing to be 100% wrong is incomprehensive in any other setting and in any other scenario.

What we thought we knew 

And by that, I mean days ago, not decades ago.

It was 6:30 A.M. Sunday, December 30, 2018. It was still dark in Houston Texas. LaPorsha Washington drove her four daughters, including 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes, in the family’s silver car to the local Walmart near Houston. Jazmine was seated in the back directly behind her mom.

“Fifteen-year-old Alexis Dilbert, Washington’s oldest daughter, was sitting in the front passenger seat when she noticed a red truck pull up beside their vehicle. She described the driver as a blue-eyed white man wearing a black hoodie and looking sickly. The family, who is black, didn’t give the truck a second thought until it changed lanes, moving around from behind to the driver’s side of Washington’s vehicle and the driver opened fired. Washington was hit by gunfire in her arm. Jazmine was shot in the head and died at the scene.”

Notice that the reporting of the incident is instantly skewed to imply this may have something to do with race. The driver/shooter is a blue-eyed white man and the family is black.

Without knowing any details, why would that be relevant unless the reporter had been inculcated to think this way? If this had been a black shooter, which we now know it was, would the author of this piece have said that the family was black and was shot by a black man?

A composite sketch of a hooded white man was released Thursday, January 3, 2019 and a reward for this “white man” rapidly climbed to $100,000. CNN reported that the sketch was compiled from descriptions given by Jazmine’s mother and three sisters, who were also in the car.

And then black “community” activists got involved and started further promoting the racial hate crime angle.

Interestingly, the mother admitted that, “I didn’t see anything but shattered glass and bullets coming toward my car,” yet she claimed that, “This is something that I believe was a hate crime,” and was party to the compiling of the sketch. It seems Ms. Washington too is suffering from the same affliction as the reporter and the community activists. If a white shoots a black, it’s automatically a hate crime.

Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee even called for a federal task force to help find the racist white killer on the loose.

Of course what we now know changes the entire white on black narrative. We now know it was two black men, the shooter, Eric Black, Jr., and Larry Woodruffe.

A side by side picture of the white suspect looks exactly nothing like the real perpetrator, Black.

Has anyone spoken to Sheila since it was discovered that the drive-by shooting was perpetrated by a black man and his black get-away driver?

Well yes, someone did, and Jackson Lee had no regrets. There was no, “I apologize for jumping to the wrong conclusion.” If this had been the other way around – if a black man was accused and the killer turned out to be white, you could bet Sheila would have been contrite. Instead she just blathered on, deflecting about why it’s important to “engage in the discussion,” of race.

This tragic incident is being chalked up to a simple case of mistaken identity. But it’s much more than that. It’s a sad commentary on the state of race relations in our nation today. And it’s being fueled by leftist identity politics and group-think.

This caustic ideology is being taught to our children so they grow up believing that all blacks are oppressed and all whites are privileged, and that any wrong suffered by a black at the hands of a white is, regardless of circumstance, a hate crime.

About the Common Constitutionalist

Brent, aka The Common Constitutionalist, is a Constitutional Conservative, and advocates for first principles, founders original intent and enemy of progressives. He is former Navy, Martial Arts expert. As well as publisher of the Common Constitutionalist blog, he also is a contributing writer for Political Outcast, Godfather Politics, Minute Men News (Liberty Alliance), Freedom Outpost, the Daily Caller, Vision To America and Free Republic. He also writes an exclusive weekly column for World Net Daily (WND).

One comment on “No Contrition Over the Houston Shooting Incident

  1. My first thought upon reading this article was, once again, here’s a family where members are only partially related to one another. I know it’s not relevant to the article, but still. Secondly, why would/did the 15 year old clearly lie and say the man in the truck was white? And lastly, what was the motive? Was Mom or one of the children’s fathers acquainted with the murders? It seems a bit far fetched that this was a random shooting on a Sunday morning at 6:30.

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