Trenton Morin, age 16, fatally shot in Flint, Michigan April 3, 2021.
Arrested was 20-year-old Terrance Panting. One report said Panting was attempting to take a shotgun from a teenager who was attempting to kill himself, but that but he was charged because he had his finger on the trigger. (Seems odd). [Police identify teen shot, killed in Flint, by Stephen Borowy, wnem.com, April 8 2021]
Dustin Lane Rape, age 35, was fatally shot in Monroe, North Carolina, April 5, 2021.
Justin Lamar Richardson, age 28, is facing a charge of first-degree murder reports say. Police believe the shooting was the result of an argument.
The suspect was photographed casually eating a sandwich in a mugshot from a previous incident
Michelle Lee Long, age 35, was fatally beaten in Kansas City, Missouri, on April 15, 2021.
35-year-old Anthony Jones was charged with second-degree murder. A report said the victim was found on her apartment floor with blood on her face. Blood was also on the carpet and walls. A palm print on the wall linked the suspect to the crime.
Roger Dean, age 51, fatally shot in Lone Tree, Colorado.
Arrested some 36 years after the crime: the now-64-year-old Michael Jefferson.
Reports say that the then 28-year-old Jefferson is accused of breaking in to Dean’s home in 1985 and fatally shooting him after binding his wife and placing duct tape over her eyes. Jefferson was identified through DNA testing [Arrest made in 1985 killing of Douglas County man, by Ryan Osborne, thedenverchannel.com, April 9 2021]
Michael Farmer, age 25, killed in a hit-and-run incident in Sandy Springs, Georgia, April 25, 2021.
Eric Stokes, age 17, fatally shot in Wichita, Kansas, April 25, 2021.
Easton Palmer, 18, was booked for first-degree murder and aggravated robbery.
Reports say Palmer was arrested after a group of masked individuals forced their way into Stokes’ apartment. Another 17-year-old boy was injured and hospitalized. Stokes was declared dead at the scene. Polce believe drugs were a factor.
I do note white-on-black homicides when I see them. But the fact is that there just aren’t very many.
According to information provided by the FBI, there were a total of 3,315 white victims of homicides in 2018, the most recent year available. 514 of the offenders were black, sometimes of course with multiple victims. There were 2,925 black homicide victims. 234 of the offenders were white. [FBI: Crime in the U.S. 2018 • Tables • Expanded Homicide Data Table 6]
This month. I learned of three cases of White-on-Black homicides that occurred earlier in 2021. (Hat tip to Jacob Linden). For clarification, “homicide” denotes a person killing another person—not necessarily murder, or even manslaughter. However, none of these cases seem to involve justifiable homicide.
Kenn Gividen [Email him/Tweet him] is a retired direct marketer. He lives in Indiana with his wife. Kenn is the father of two grown children, four grandchildren, and two grand dogs. He publishes dailykenn.com and abatehate.com. In 2004 he was the Libertarian Party’s candidate for governor of Indiana. In 2002 he published The Prayer of Hannah, which sold about 24,000 copies. Kenn is an alumnus of Liberty University.