Trump offered condolences to the family of Kurt Cochran, an American who was tragically killed in the Westminster attack. He didn’t offer his condolences to the family of Timothy Caughman, an African American killed by a white supremacist in New York. I wrote this for The Guardian, digging into the hypocrisy.
Last week, a 28-year-old white man by the name of James Jackson traveled from Baltimore to New York City, reportedly to kill as many black men as he could, according to prosecutors. In his possession were two knives and a sword with an 18-inch blade. Upon arriving in New York, Jackson quietly checked in to a hotel near Times Square. Then he began his hunt.
According to the authorities, Jackson stalked several potential victims before narrowing his sights on Timothy Caughman, a 66-year-old man who happened to be on Ninth Avenue searching for cans and bottles to recycle, a favorite activity of Caughman’s.
Read the rest here.