Remember Jazmine Barnes?
Her body was yet to be buried. And it’s doubtful the family had decided what dress she would wear, or how her hair would be combed. Would her soft hair be two pigtails or baby doll curls? Would her final rest be in a dress of her favorite color? Would the dress be pink with ruffles or white like an angel? Would anyone notice she was a princess? Doubtful.
Little Jazmine’s death had become a by-product of a major social movement in society. The only thing that mattered, following her untimely death in Houston by a gunshot wound to the head that Dec. 30 day in 2018, was finding her killer who many had said was white. A white man.
You see the liberal mainstream media was only concerned with Jazmine being killed when they thought the killer was a white man. Even Jazmine’s mother and sisters, grieving over her death, had described a white man to police, as the possible killer. Like clockwork professional sketcher Lois Gibson, the same artist who provided the picture of the man who threatened porn star Stormy Daniels sketched a picture of a white man. The sketch began making its rounds on social media and other places, with a tinge of a racially motivated hate crime tagged to it. Houston Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and the County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said they hoped Jazmine’s death would lead to more discussions about gun violence prevention and race relations. Jackson Lee told supporters at a rally in Houston, “Don’t be afraid to call this what it seems to be: a hate crime.”
Despite evidence to the contrary of the killer not being white, Gonzalez kept pushing the white narrative, along with self-proclaimed white activist Shaun King. According to sources, despite King receiving an anonymous tip that the killer was not white but black, he still pushed the white man narrative. He seemingly passed his tip on to Gonzalez that the killer was black. Yet King tweeted that the killer was white and circulated the sketch of a white man. King along with other activists and celebrities pushed the narrative of a white man as the killer and established a $100,000 reward for information leading to the person’s arrest.
Given the political climate, the left and liberal MSM wanted and needed the killer to be white. The fact that an innocent black child was killed didn’t matter. The person who did the killing and skin color (identity politics) was more important. They needed a white man to further the narrative of white people being emboldened by a racist President Donald Trump to attack blacks. Unfortunate for them what they wanted wasn’t to be. As fate would have it, a black man named Eric Black Jr., 20 was arrested Jan. 5, in a traffic stop for not using his turn signal. After being taken into custody, he admitted to taking part in Dec. 30th shooting. Shortly after, also taken into custody, was another black man, Larry Woodruffe, 24, who is said to be an accomplice.
Now that the true killers, have been arrested and they happen to be black and not white, as the liberal MSM and some on the left had so desperately wanted, the memory of 7-year-old Jazmine who wore a floral print skirt, pink blouse, pink cardigan, and bejeweled headpiece in her casket, becomes another black child killed in the inner city by a black. Gradually that memory fades away from the headlines.
As for white men, well neither Jackson Lee, Sheriff Gonzalez, King or other celebrities have offered an apology.