Suspect in Manhattan killing harbored hatred of black men
A military veteran with a long-simmering hatred of black men claimed responsibility on Wednesday for the fatal stabbing of a homeless man in Manhattan this week, the police said, in an attack that officials have determined was racially motivated, reporting New York Times.
The suspect, James Harris Jackson, 28, of Baltimore, surrendered to the police just after midnight on Wednesday, a little over 25 hours after the victim, Timothy Caughman, 66, stumbled into the Midtown South police station bleeding from stab wounds to his chest and back, Assistant Chief William Aubry, the commander of Manhattan South detectives, told reporters at Police Headquarters.
After turning himself in on Wednesday, Mr. Jackson told the police that he had specifically come to New York to make a statement by attacking black men. In interviews with investigators, he gave them instructions on where to find the murder weapon and told them he was carrying knives in his pocket.
Mr. Caughman was attacked while he was searching through garbage cans in front of a restaurant, the police said.
Mr. Jackson, who has been talking with investigators, harbored a hatred of black men for more than a decade and came to New York last weekend to carry out attacks against them, Chief Aubry said.
“He was very forthcoming with us,” Chief Aubry said. “He knew what he was doing when he was coming up here. And he relayed all of that information to us.”
Don’t listen to anyone saying that racism isn’t real, real black people are dying and suffering for it. Don’t let them to distract you from real issues that affect everyday life of millions blacks. They don’t want to prevent things like this, so we should take it in our hands. Stay safe and vigilant!