A 25-year-old man accused of shooting his 5-year-old neighbor in the head at point blank range in Wilson, North Carolina on Sunday night has been charged with first-degree murder in the boy’s death.
Darius Nathaniel Sessoms, 25, was arrested Monday after fleeing the scene and is in the custody of Wilson Police and members of the U.S. Marshals Service Carolinas Regional Task Force, The Wilson Times reported. Sessoms was found in a home in Goldsboro.
Cannon Hinnat was shot around 5:30 p.m. Sunday on Archers Road. Police say the boy later died at a hospital. Sessoms is the child’s neighbor of ten years.
A GoFundMe page has been set up for Hinnant’s family. The page reads, “A beautiful 5 year old baby boy riding his bicycle was shot by his neighbor point blank in Wilson, NC. One minute he is enjoying his life, the next it all ends because he rode into his neighbors yard.”
Charlene Walburn, a neighbor of Cannon, had a smile on her face when she described the little boy.
“He would come over, him and my husband would always talk back and forth and he would ask my husband to put air in his tire,” she said. “If he saw me on the porch with a popsicle, he would always come over and ask me if he could have a popsicle.”
But what happened Sunday night shocked them so much that they can’t talk about it without choking up.
They said they heard the cries of Cannon’s father saying his son was shot.
“Our neighbor saw it. She said the young man just walked up to the little boy who was sitting on his bike, which he does every day.”
“I just don’t understand why he did it. How can you walk up to a little boy, point blank, and put a gun to his head and just shoot him? How could anyone do that?”
It has been days since Sessoms has been arrested, and still there is barely any national media coverage regarding this incident. Thousands of people on social media have pointed out that if the roles were reversed, and it was a white man who murdered a black child, the media would be covering this for months, and national riots would have broken out in the street.
Following the recent looting riots in downtown Chicago, a popular Black Lives Matter twitter account, implied that the riots are justified because white people are shooting black children.
The account is allegedly run by black lives matter leader and Chicago native Ariel Atkins.
Atkins recently justified the widespread looting in Chicago as “reparations” – and claimed it doesn’t matter because the ransacked stores “have insurance.”
Speaking Monday at a rally outside the South Loop police station, Ariel Atkins said: “I don’t care if someone decides to loot a Gucci or a Macy’s or a Nike store, because that makes sure that person eats, that makes sure that person has clothes.”
“That is reparations,” Atkins added, according to NBC Chicago.
“Anything they wanted to take, they can take it because these businesses have insurance,” she said at the rally organized by Black Lives Matter Chicago.
Black Lives Matter Leader Calls for More Looting in Chicago
"Take what you can, these are our reparations.” pic.twitter.com/g2mj3BziAP
— 🌴 Josh Lekach 🌴 (@JoshLekach) August 11, 2020
The riots and looting in Chicago were supposedly a response to Chicago police shooting an armed man, 20, who fired at police first with a gun.
Just a few months ago, basketball star Lebron James tweeted that “we are literally being hunted, we can’t even go for a jog,” in regards to black people being ‘hunted’ by white people in America. As most of us know this is far from the truth, and the reverse of this tweet is a better argument.
It was similar media silence with another story from April of 2019 when a black man who deliberately swerved his vehicle into three white schoolboys on the sidewalk was not charged with a hate crime.
You can’t even find this story on Google search.
An Ohio man seen kneeling on the neck of a 2-year-old boy on social media has been arrested, authorities said.
Isaiah Jackson, 20, was booked into jail on a probation violation after the Clark County Sheriff’s Office launched an investigation Tuesday into the photo, which depicts a man with his knee on the back of a white child neck’s along with a caption, “Blm now mf.”
A second person is also seen behind the child holding the youngster’s hands behind his back.
This too, received littler media coverage and basically no national media coverage.
Another man, who was leaving a convenience store in Spring Texas, was recently viciously assaulted by a ruthless mob of black teens, simply because of the color of his skin.
Four guys can be seen walking up to the man leaving an Exxon store in Harris County, and relentlessly beating him.
The victim identified himself as Mason. He never let go of his groceries as his attackers took turns punching and kicking him on the ground. He was alone for only several seconds when a fifth attacker walked up.
“He comes up to me, kicks me in the face, and screams, “Black Lives Matter, b****!” Mason said.
He said he walked home to his apartment, where his girlfriend, Kelli, called 911.
“His face was all bloody and he was holding his bags,” Kelli said.
This story has received basically zero national media attention, even though this is normally how interracial hate crime attacks occur.
Data shows white Americans are far more often victims of interracial crime than black Americans. In 2018, The Bureau of Justice Statistics released their survey of criminal victimization, breaking down 593,598 interracial violence between blacks and whites. Blacks committed 537,204 of those interracial felonies, or 90 percent, and whites committed 56,394 of them, or less than 10 percent.
Furthermore, despite making up only 13.4% of the American population, black Americans commit more than double the amount of interracial homicides on white Americans, who make up 60.4% of the American population.
The national media also often fails to mention that black Americans are vastly overrepresented among perpetrators of hate crimes—by 50 percent—according to recent Justice Department data from 2017; whites are underrepresented by 24 percent. It also doesn’t appear to matter which year we look at in regards to hate crimes, as the below results are fairly consistent.
Additionally, black Americans commit hate crimes at a rate that is three times higher than whites per 100,000 according to FBI crime data from 2016 and 2017. All of this data available, and yet the numerous congressional hearings on “White Nationalism” may have made you believe otherwise.
Black Americans are also more than twice as likely to be in a hate group than white Americans, according to the SPLC’s own data.
Another example would be Emmanuel Aranda, who was arrested after he threw a five-year-old white child over a balcony in at the mall of America in Minnesota. This story only received around 2% of national coverage that the Nia Wilson murder received, and if you Google search the name ‘Emmanuel Aranda,’ effectively only local news reports will be returned.
If anyone race in America can claim that they are being ‘hunted,’ it’s white Americans based on the data.