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Jazmine, who was black, was in the car with her mother and three sisters when a white man pulled his red pickup truck beside them and began shooting, the police said. A bullet struck Jazmine in the head and she died at the scene, the police said. The gunman was described as a man in his 30s or 40s wearing a hooded sweatshirt.
Ms. Washington told The Houston Chronicle that she believed the attack was racially motivated, and the case has drawn attention from civil rights activists across the country.
United States Representative Sheila Jackson Lee, a Democrat whose district includes parts of Houston, said the racial dynamics of the case were apparent. “Do not be afraid to call this what it seems to be: a hate crime,” she told the crowd, demanding an investigation by the Justice Department.
After Jazmine’s killing, the public mobilized to help the family. Mr. Merritt and Shaun King, a prominent racial justice activist and a columnist at The Intercept, have offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to the gunman’s arrest. DeAndre Hopkins, a wide receiver for the Houston Texans, pledged to donate his paycheck from this weekend’s playoff game, which amounts to $29,000, to help pay for Jazmine’s funeral.
originally posted by: Asktheanimals
The problem is it didn't fail. It ran on for over a week and the hate generated is still bubbling along with nowhere to go. To some they believe the current suspect was framed to get Whites off the hook. Check out comments on twitter. the denial is strong. They WANT to believe this lie and that's a problem in itself.
originally posted by: IkNOwSTuff
So it’s a hate crime when there’s even a (false) perception it’s a white perpetrator but a Muslim shouting allah Akbar while randomly firing a gun at crowds or driving into people and we are told not to jump to conclusions or make assumptions.
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) --
New details in the deadly shooting of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes revealed the suspects fired at the car she was in by mistake. According to court documents, the suspects believed it was another vehicle.
Documents also revealed sources stated the suspected vehicle in the deadly shooting was not the red pickup truck, and that Black was driving a rental vehicle of unknown description.
According to a judge, Black returned the vehicle after the shooting and got a new rental - which he was driving at the time of the arrest.
During the investigation, Black said the pistol used in the shooting was at his residence. He signed a consent to search and investigators recovered a nine-millimeter pistol - which is consistent with the caliber of shell casings recovered at the original scene.
Following Black's arrest, sources told ABC13 Larry Woodruffe, 24, was also arrested as a second suspect in the case. Those sources said Woodruffe is believed to be the shooter.
originally posted by: Rewey
a reply to: Grambler
What worries me is when it leads to follow-up articles and opinions like the one below:
What was this incredible revelation based on? The notion that just because finally there is an apparent case of white-on-black gun violence that all of a sudden he may be a serial killer too??? Has there been any follow up opinions on whether the actual killer has killed other black people before as well?
originally posted by: Anathros
Black on black and gang related crimes don't fit the narrative. The narrative being = white people are the soul cause of anything and everything that is wrong with the world today.