white supremacist who killed black man in ny is charged with terrorism

March 28, 2017

Vicious killer and delusional White Supremacist James Harris Jackson, 28, was charged with murder as an act of terrorism after fatally stabbing a black man, Timothy Caughman, 66, last week. Harris traveled to New York from Baltimore to specifically hunt and kill black men because of his disdain for interracial relationships in particular, and black people in general. Jackson told the Daily News that his thinking, through the perspective of a white woman, was that “‘Well, if that guy feels so strongly about it, maybe I shouldn’t do it,’” i.e. because he feels strongly about interracial relationships, other people shouldn’t be in them. He went on to say he would have rather killed “a young thug” or “a successful older black man with blondes … people you see in Midtown. These younger guys that put white girls on the wrong path.”

Jackson is also facing an additional charge of murder as a hate crime.

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