Hate Crime Hoax

PUBLISHED: 6:28 PM 7 Jan 2019
UPDATED: 6:29 PM 7 Jan 2019

Texas Mother, Sheriff Wrong: Daughter’s Killer Wasn’t White, Despite Tip

Despite receiving tips that the shooter who killed seven-year-old Jazmine Barnes was not white, the mother of the victim, the Sheriff, and activist Shaun King kept perpetuating the hate crime lie until the real suspect, who is black, confessed.

Eric Black Jr. admitted killing a seven-year-old, destroying the hate crime narrative.

Texas authorities arrested and charged a man in the fatal Walmart shooting of seven-year-old Jazmine Barnes, but the suspect doesn’t fit the narrative that was embraced and spread by liberal activists and even the mother of the murdered girl.

Original reports from the family who witnesses the crime said the shooter, who opened fire on their car leaving a Walmart parking lot in Texas, was a “white man in his 30s.”

Trans black activist Shaun King offered a $100,000 reward for the arrest of the shooter and continued to push the hate crime theory, along with Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, even after both had received a tip that the killer was a black man.

Gonzalez admitted at a press conference on Sunday that he received a tip from King in the middle of the week that Barnes’s killer was not the white male everyone claimed.

King wrote Sunday on Instagram that he received the tip on January 3, that a 20-year-old black man named Eric Black Jr. and another man had shot at the family and killed the child.

Barnes was killed on December 30.

“I reported this to the Sheriff immediately, because the witness was so compelling, but the sheriff and I both just could not make sense of it,” King wrote, shortly after Black Jr. had been charged with capital murder.

But King and Gonzalez’s timelines don’t add up. Both continued to broadcast information implying that the suspect in the shooting was white and that the tragedy was a hate crime.

Sheriff Gonzalez retweeted posts, as recently as Saturday, of a composite sketch of a white man who was being sought by authorities.

It is unclear what time Gonzalez circulated the tweets, but he admitted the very next day that Black Jr. was apprehended on Saturday afternoon.

King also re-circulated the drawing after receiving the tip, because on Friday he tweeted it and asked followers for information about Robert Cantrell, a white man who had recently been arrested and who resembled the sketch.

Another discrepancy is the fact that the sketch was created by celebrity artist Lois Gibson and bears a striking resemblance to one other one he made, which was highly publicized.

“Gibson is the same artist who drew a composite of a man who porn star Stormy Daniels claimed threatened her in 2011.”

The victim’s mother, LaPorsha Washington, continued to repeat that the killing was a hate crime. However, some reports have suggested that she was a Facebook friend with Black Jr.

Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee jumped on the hate crime bandwagon on Saturday, the same day a black man was arrested for the killing. Apparently, facts don’t matter much in the face of good rhetoric?

“Do not be afraid to call this what it seems to be: a hate crime,” the Democrat told a crowd gathered at the Houston Walmart near where Barnes was killed.

Sheriff Gonzalez told reporters he did not believe that there was anything nefarious behind a white man being falsely fingered as the initial suspect, adding that the man who sped away was probably a bystander.

However, the fact that the mother would willingly allow police to search for a suspect who did not fit the description of the actual shooter has many people scratching their heads.

And, why did the sheriff keep circulating the sketch? These questions won’t be answered, likely, because the mainstream media is already reporting that Gonzalez and King are being praised for delivering the tip.