The narrative of a right wing, racist white Republican setting fire to black churches in St. Louis has been ripped from the hearts of Liberals and the lamestream media.
A man has been arrested and charged for arson in two of the fires and is the prime suspect in the other five. Here’s the disappointing part for Leftists: he’s not white. His name is David Lopez Jackson, a 35-year old black (Hispanic) St. Louis man.
The plot has been building for weeks for Leftists. Liberal reporters and talk show hosts could not report this story without mentioning a racist motive, creating frenzy much like the one that led to the riots in nearby Ferguson.
After the seventh church, the Shrine of St. Joseph was burned, CNN ran a slanted piece that compared the church burnings to Ferguson. Incidentally, the Shrine of St. Joseph is a predominately white congregation. The article included a statement by a white priest, Rev. Mike Kinman:
“Holy God,” Kinman said, “if we ever needed a wake-up call to believe that racism is alive in St. Louis — if this is not it, I don’t know what it could be.”
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Perhaps he was right, since it was likely a black man who attempted to burn down his church!
Investigators from the beginning were saying the motive was unknown. They theorized it may have been someone who had issues with God or a mentally unstable person. It was clear to them that whoever was doing it was an amateur since only the front doors were set on fire.
Jackson has a criminal arrest record dating back to 1998. His arrests include domestic assault, burglary, drug-related crimes, resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer. His most recent conviction came earlier this year, as reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
“He most recently pleaded guilty in January of first-degree property damage and assaulting a police officer in St. Louis stemming from an incident in October 2014. Jackson admitted breaking multiple windows at the Crocodile Lounge by throwing rocks at them, according to court documents. Judge Edward Sweeney sentenced him to 120 days of ‘shock time’ in jail, which he served from March through June, to be followed by four years of supervised probation.”
The Leftist media is likely huddling now to create a new narrative; after all, Jackson was a potential cop killer. Can’t have these potential #BlackLivesMatter martyrs suffering in jail, when they could be sacrificed at the alter of “America is RACIST”!
The Left will declare that Jackson is a disenfranchised African American betrayed by the criminal justice system. The Left won’t blame themselves for their creation of people like Jackson, i.e. people who try to make America appear racist, when in fact it is the Left who are the real racists.
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