Trumpland: James Jackson's Execution of Timothy Caughman

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Face of pure murderous hate

[Speaking Truth To Power]

On Monday, White supremacist murderer James Jackson was charged with murder as terrorism for the cold-blooded execution of Timothy Caughman, last week in Midtown Manhattan.

He traveled from Baltimore, MD, to New York City, for the sole purpose of killing Black men—and then taking advantage of the ensuing media coverage.

Not surprisingly, this heinous crime has not gained major coverage by the so-called mainstream news media. This is another example of the White terrorism Black people face in America. Where is the outrage from Congress—and the Trump White House? Can you imagine the type of commentary from the political class and media talking heads if it had been a Black ex-serviceman who traveled to another state for the sole purpose of randomly killing White males?

Jackson, 28, a former military intelligence analyst, who served in Afghanistan, and won several medals before being discharged in 2011, was charged with first and second degree murder as terrorism; second degree murder as a hate crime; along with three counts of criminal possession of a weapon.

New York County (Manhattan) District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. announced that “James Jackson prowled the streets of New York for three days in search of a Black person to assassinate in order to launch a campaign of terrorism against our Manhattan community and the values we celebrate.”

Jackson settled on Caughman after apparently getting spooked on other attempts. Caughman was killed after Jackson plunged an 18-inch sword into his chest.
Reportedly, Jackson told police the killing of Caughman was intended to be a “practice” trial run—for murdering more Black men.

In a Daily News interview, Jackson said his military training helped him in planning the killing. “I had been thinking about it for a long time, for the past couple of years.” During the interview, Jackson talked about the reasons that drove him to commit murder. He complained that “the White race is being eroded..." He said: "No one cares about you. The Chinese don’t care about you, the Blacks don’t care about you.”

Jackson's other reason for his hatred of Black men is the same as the Ku Klux Klan's stated mission when it was founded. The KKK claimed Black men were lynched for violating White women and desecrating their purity. Reportedly, Jackson told the reporters he had hoped to kill multiple Black men to deter White women from becoming involved in interracial relationships. Bizarrely, he thought White women would think twice about Black men—after his murderous acts—and would say to themselves “‘if that guy feels so strongly about it, maybe I shouldn’t do it,” with a Black guy.

Jackson claimed he regretted killing Caughman because “I didn’t know he was elderly,” and stated he would have preferred killing “a young thug” or “a successful older Black man with blonds ... people you see in Midtown. These younger guys that put White girls on the wrong path.”

Perhaps, Jackson had a White girlfriend who went down the “wrong path” with a Black man and could never go back to him?

Jackson’s last comment is reminiscent of Maine’s Republican Governor Paul LePage’s remarks last year. During a January town hall, while talking about the heroin crisis, LePage opined "There are guys with the name D-Money, Smoothie, Shifty — these types of guys — they come from Connecticut and New York, they come up here, they sell their heroin, they go back home. Incidentally, half the time they impregnate a young, White girl before they leave, which is a real sad thing.”

Governor LePage, like Jackson, seemed more concerned about White women having sex with Black men like “Smoothie” and “Shifty.”

Isn’t this vicious cold-blooded murder really the act of an imbecilic impotent White man, who definitely seems jealous of Black males who have success with White girls—that probably wouldn’t give him the time of day?

He talked of the “successful older Black man with blonds.” Since blondes are seen by many Americans as the epitome of White womanhood, seeing blondes with Black men must really drive racists like Jackson crazy with jealousy.

White supremacist serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin, a.k.a. James Clayton Vaughn, in explaining why he targeted, shot and paralyzed Hustler Magazine publisher, Larry Flynn, explained he did so because he “got so outraged” after he saw “some broad having sex with a Black man.”

Franklin also shot Civil Rights leader Vernon Jordan Jr., the then president of the National Urban League—after seeing Jordan speaking to a White woman, one early morning, outside of a hotel in Indiana. Franklin was executed for his crimes in 2013.

KKK lynchings of Black men have been justified under the guise of protecting White women from the time the Klan emerged after Emancipation. Jackson is the latest in a long line of White American male murderers of Black men. Jackson's terrorism comes behind the heels of Dylann Roof’s murderous rampage killing of nine Blacks in South Carolina’s Mother Emanuel Church—another example of the ongoing White American terrorism targeting Black America.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, rightly, challenged the White House for not calling Caughman’s murder a hate crime. “The deadly attack on Timothy Caughman was domestic, racist terrorism. Why is the White House afraid to call it a hate crime?” de Blasio tweeted Tuesday.

But how can they call it that when they have basically ignored this brutal murder? When Spicer was asked about the killing he spoke in vague, unspecific terms. And President Trump didn’t say anything. Not a single tweet.

Obviously, Black lives really don’t matter to this White House—or Congress. This race-baiting president was elected with the help of a large block of racist Whites and others who’ve been chanting about “making America great again.”

The blood-thirsty racist elements have now declared war on all non-White people in America—and this killing is the likely outgrowth of the racial hatred Trump has reignited.

And, let’s not kid ourselves, this racist lunatic murderer isn’t much different from the killer-cops whose names we’ve come to know over the last few years—like Michael Slager, Jason Van Dyke, Howie Lake, Blane Salamoni, et al.

If Jackson had become a police officer, he could’ve killed Black men and not have to worry about paying a penalty for doing so.

This is no doubt the primary reason why White racists have been covertly entering law enforcement—according to a FBI report, which calls them “ghost skins.”

Across America, White men in police uniforms regularly kill and murder Black men, yes in a different way than Jackson did, but those Black men are just as dead as Mr. Caughman. When civilian White men see police officers—and wannabe police officers, like George Zimmerman—kill Black men, why should we be surprised they have murderous intentions towards Black people too?

The Trump White House has hyped the supposed multiplicity of crimes being committed by undocumented immigrants. If Caughman had been killed by a Muslim or Mexican we would be hearing more racist rhetoric about the need to ban Muslims and build “the wall.”

But a Black man being murdered by a White man is ignored by Trump and his Republican lackeys.

Black lives must start to matter to White America. The failure of Congress to act to rein in racist police, for example, led to awful outcomes in Dallas and Louisiana—where several police officers were executed by two Black Army veterans.

How will race matters be dealt with during the Trump era? The president of the United States has failed the first major test.

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