This happened because of critical race theory and the widely supported message of BLM.
Will the media call it a hate crime or ignore it completely?
A 39-year-old man arrested over the weekend in connection with multiple shootings in Alabama told police that he had been targeting white males that had "taken from him," a police detective testified.
Police say that over the weekend, Justin Tyran Roberts carried out three shootings in Alabama.
On Friday "at approximately 2015 hours, he shot an individual multiple times at 1400 Whitewater Ave, Phenix City." Also on Friday, "at approximately 2215 hours, he shot 3 persons in the area of 1032 Broadway in Columbus." On Saturday, "at approximately 1404 hours, he shot a person at 3rd Avenue and 4th Street in Columbus," stated Columbus police.
All victims are expected to make a full recovery.
Just after 8pm on Friday, Roberts allegedly shot one victim, who Phenix City police say was a white male with short hair, as the victim was getting out of his car. Roberts fled the scene after the shooting.
Two hours alter, Roberts allegedly shot three people in the 1000 block of Broadway in Columbus, striking two white males and a Black female.
Roberts was in Columbus Recorder’s Court on Monday to face charges for only one of these shootings, occurring Saturday, according to the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer.
On Saturday, a man was shot in the back while getting into his parked vehicle. Detective Brandon Lockhart said that Roberts told investigators, "I had to have him."
Lockhart said the victim was shot once, with four additional shots hitting his vehicle, and six casings found at the scene.
Lockhart elaborated on what Roberts told him during an interview at police headquarters during questioning by public defender Robin King.
"Basically, he explained throughout his life, specifically white males had taken from him, and also what he described as 'military-looking white males' had taken from him," said the detective.