After questionably-black Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King whipped his 1 million plus followers into a frenzy, unleashing them to find an innocent white man whom he claimed killed Jazmine Barnes, a young black girl, CNN wrote an article praising him for his work.
“Police have arrested a suspect in connection with the death of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes, and they’re giving credit to a tip from social activist and writer Shaun King,” the piece said. “Two days after Jazmine’s death, King turned to his legion of Twitter followers to enlist their help in finding her killer and offered a reward of $25,000 for information.”
CNN failed to report, though, that King’s Tweet directed his massive follower base to hunt down an innocent white man in a red pickup truck, who turned out to be a fleeing bystander.
The actual suspect is 20-year-old Eric Black Jr., a black male who was taken into custody Sunday morning.
“URGENT. ALL HANDS ON DECK. A 40 y/o white man w/ a beard in a red pickup truck pulled up on 7 y/o Jazmine Barnes and her family near a Houston
@Walmart and shot and killed her and injured others. I am joining the search for her killer and have a $25,000 reward. Need him NOW,” he said in one Tweet.
“The man who shot and killed 7 year old Jazmine Barnes in Houston was driving this maroon pickup truck and shot Jazmine and her family through the window of the truck. They believe he was white, at least 40 years old, and had a beard. First, let’s find this truck. Make/model?”
Worse still, Daily Caller reported that on Jan. 3, both Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez and King knew that the suspect was not the white male in the red pickup truck. King continued to push the narrative until Jan. 6.
King Tweeted the following on Jan. 4:
King reportedly named Robert Cantrell, a white man, as a potential suspect, despite the fact that he and Gonzalez already had a beat on Black, the actual suspect.
All of this is being celebrated by our friends in the fake news media, CNN.
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