SIGH! Here we go AGAIN!!!
The man believed to have slit the throat of 18-year-old Nia Wilson at an Oakland BART station on Sunday night was arrested without incident Monday night.
Police apprehended 27-year-old John Lee Cowell, a paroled felon, on a BART train nearly 24 hours after he allegedly attacked sisters Nia and Letifah Wilson in a vicious stabbing at the MacArthur station in Oakland. An anonymous caller had tipped police that Cowell had boarded an Antioch-bound train, reports the San Francisco Gate.
This cowardly white bastard walked up to two Black sisters, who were waiting on a train and viciously stabbed them in the throat, killing one and injuring the other and he calmly wiped off the knife, left and then discarded his sweatshirt and backpack and boarded another train and now there are shouts that this is not a hate crime and that the man is just another mentally ill white male, who most likely needs some meds, a bit of counseling and he’ll be right as rain.
A beautiful young Black woman is dead, her sister is scarred for life, both physically and emotionally and there are debates over whether or not their assailant is mentally ill or a white nationalist. Seriously??!!! That white coward targeted two Black women and we have no idea why given the racial climate in this country today? Emboldened by Trump’s penchant for ‘white nationalists’, calling them ‘good people’, we are to believe that the individual who murdered one Black woman and who tried to murder a second one just came up to them out of the blue without a thought in his head for the color of their skin? Really??!!
I don’t need to sit down with that piece of filth and try and get into his head to see what he was thinking. What he was thinking is quite obvious since one Black woman is dead and the other is seriously wounded and we have a president that is complicit in this attack because of the support that he has shown for this type of individual. If Trump could get away with it, he would plant a medal on the chest of this depraved deviant who is just as racist as he is.
And if that is not bad enough,
One photo, aired by local TV station KTVU, has sparked backlash and reignited concerns about the biased portrayal of minorities, particularly African Americans, by news outlets.
During a noon broadcast on Monday, KTVU shared a picture of Wilson in which she is seen holding what appears to be a gun. The outcry was instant, with many pointing out that there were several other photos the station could have used.
After explaining that the station “took action” so the photo would never air again, Somerville said he was going “off-script.”
“We have a lot of really good people here at Channel 2,” he said. “People who care deeply about what they do. There’s no doubt that we made a mistake. It never should have happened, but we made the mistake and we are owning up to that mistake.”
He continued, “I also want to say that Nia was just a beautiful young woman. I can only hope right now that her family and their parents are watching so that they can see me and all of us here at Channel 2 saying that we are so sorry about what happened to your daughter and we are sorry about the mistake we made today.”
So, because Nia Wilson posted a picture on her Facebook page that had the suggestion of a ‘gun’, that is the picture of her that was chosen by a local TV station to report on her murder; the usual blaming of the Black victim. That is just low! White parents proudly display their underage children brandishing guns all the time and nothing is made of that but yet when a Black woman is brutally murdered by a white nationalist as she simply stood waiting for a train to arrive to take her to her destination, the picture that is selected to accompany the story of her murder depicts her holding what appears to be a ‘gun’ to show that Black people are so scary, is it any wonder she was murdered by this piece of shit???!!
And the protesters have arrived! Glory be! They are going to make ALL the difference in the world. Don’t they always? The protests are going to set this shit to rights. They have been doing a helluva job thus far. Isn’t that the reason people are still wearing out the soles of their shoes? I wish that I had gotten in on the shoe making business or in paper because those two industries are making a killing off killing. Shoes and signs ’cause it’s marching time! Hearts can’t mend, there’s another funeral to attend. Don’t put away that black dress because we’ve got sympathy to express since the killings won’t end and on more shoes and signs, our money, we will spend.
Hell no! I’m not marching no mo! What good did it do Nia Wilson and her sister? One dead and the other, scarred for life. Another beautiful Black woman being laid to rest in a shithole her ancestors were dragged to, killed by a racist piece of filth emboldened to do so by an orange-coated racist draft-dodging bigot who was voted into the highest office of the land by those who are just like them and the only thing to do against that shit is to march???!!! Go right ahead! And call “BlackLivesMatter” and the NAACP, the Southern Poverty Law Center and The Urban League, I am quite sure that between the four of them, something will be done about this shit! Just don’t hold your fucking breath! You’ll be just as dead as Nia Wilson!