This one won’t go away. The crime. The predator’s reaction. His family’s response. And what people are saying about it today.
Here’s a video and a Preview of a story at WND.
I find and document a lot of black mob violence and black on white crime. But I miss more than I catch. And few are more disturbing than this crime, this court room scene, and what followed this week, three years later.
Seandell Jackson killed Nathan Potter in Milwaukee in 2009. Jackson was a convicted felon who had shot someone a few hours before he shot Potter. For the same reason: Of course it was a robbery, but he told the judge he thought he was “having fun.”
Potter was college student at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. By all accounts a gentle soul. A free spirit.
A few hours before Potter’s execution, at least one person dialed 911 to report a couple of sketchy characters lurking around the neighborhood. There had been a robbery there the night before. It was Jackson and his friend. Police never showed.
Jackson and his friend were hunting for victims when they saw Potter leave a bar. They stalked him, accosted him, demanded money and killed him.
After the murder, police wondered if Potter’s “marijuana conviction” from two years before had something to do with it. It did not. But while Milwaukee police pondered what the 21-year old college student did to provoke a couple of thugs, Jackson and his pal were on a bus to Mississippi, courtesy of Jackson’s family.
Jackson’s uncle eventually turned him in. During the questioning, the killer repeatedly referred to his victim as the “little white boy.”
It wasn’t much of a trial. And after the conviction, Jackson turned to Potter’s family and mocked them, scorned them, and cursed at them. His friends family did the same as the victim’s family sat in shock. Not once. Many times.
At sentencing a few months later, it was a repeat: Jackson tried to turn to Potter’s family, but he was restrained by deputies as his family wailed and cursed and berated Potter’s family. All on video.
“We hate you,” said a member of the killer’s family to Potter’s family. Potter’s brother is autistic, and now insists that every light in his house be on all the time. And he also wants all the windows removed.
It was so ugly, even three years after the sentencing, it still gets attention. In February 2014, syndicated radio host Doug Banks posted a news report that purportedly showed Jackson crying during the sentencing.
Lots of people said Jackson was not crying: He was dropping F bombs on the judge as deputies wrestled him to the floor. It was his family making all the noise about how they were going to miss him and how unfair it was.
Pretty crazy right?
No, the crazy starts now: In the comments section of the syndicated “urban” radio host Doug Banks web site, some of his listeners were happy that Jackson will never be released from prison. But others had a more curious reaction, along racial lines:
Cheree Y. Holley saw unfairness: “What about trevon martin parents? What about them? mister zimmermen still stands by his word that he he was defended himself, i don’t condone what this man has done, will the martins ever get their justice for their son just like these parents did for theirs? “
Alice Tiller reminded everyone “of course black man kills a white he gets life zimmer killed a black kid nothing.”
Keith Mcdonald found wisdom in the words of Alice Tiller: “The inequity of the judicial system when it comes to black men is apparent. We did not invent the race card and ignoring the racist society that we live in will not help us. I agree that the young killer should be in jail for life. He had a chance in court to show remorse but he acted like a sociopath. But I agree with Alice Tiller…when a white man kills a black men there are tons of excuses.”
Selento Rockett found the underlying cause: Jackson really wanted a job. But they would not let him have one.
“What was going on in that boys life that he felt the need to get a gun, go rob and shoot somebody? When there are no jobs (and black males are in the lead for being unemployed) and no education to compete for a job, the only other alternative is either to join the military or become an entrepreneur at something. What’s the popular occupations in low income black communities across this country? Drugs, guns (unregisterd), fastfood, and sex. They are killing us slowly and turning us back to slaves.”
Finally, Demond James puts in all in perspective: “life for killing a white man, while a white man who killed an unarmed black teen in Florida gets off! Hell no!”
This week, the New York Times and NPR are leading a pack of national journalists to Florida to cover the trial of a black man, Jordan Davis, killed by a white man Michael Dunn. They say it has similarities to the case of Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman.
The national black weekly magazine Jet made it their cover story: “Is Your Child Next?”
But after documenting more than than thousand cases of black mob violence and black on white crime — many in White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore It — I can tell you that for every one Jordan Davis, there are dozens and dozens and dozens of Nathan Potters.
These are just some of the hundreds of examples of racial violence and lawlessness in more than 80 cities around the country as documented in my book: White Girl Bleed a Lot: The return of racial violence to America.
Thomas Sowell said : ”Reading Colin Flaherty’s book made painfully clear to me that the magnitude of this problem is greater than I had discovered from my own research. He documents both the race riots and the media and political evasions in dozens of cities.” – National Review.
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