We now know in 2017, a black immigrant from Sudan targeted a church in Nashville, TN, because he sought to kill “at least 10 white churchgoers.” A month after the events in Charlottesville, Emanuel Samson visited Burnette Chapel Church of Christ to kill white people.
He succeeded in only killing one white person, thankfully, because one of the white members of the church had a concealed carry license and was able to stop the carnage.
But, the details of the racial terror attack are finally coming out as Samson’s trial is underway (a judge sealed all of the details surrounding the attack until the trial). And the details reveal a man who “laughed” about killing a white woman in phone calls to his girlfriend. [Black man, 27, ‘LAUGHED from behind bars in calls to his girlfriend about the white woman he shot dead and the seven others he injured when he stormed a church as revenge for the 2015 Charleston massacre’, Daily Mail, May 24, 2019]:
A suspect charged with fatally shooting a woman and wounding seven others at a Nashville church in 2017 reportedly laughed about it with his then-girlfriend.
The October 2017 calls were replayed in court Thursday in the trial of 27-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson. The shooting rampage killed 38-year-old Melanie L. Crow of Smyrna, Tennessee.
She was shot in the church parking lot while heading to her car to get a cough drop, and dropped her Bible and notes from the worship ceremony that had just concluded, Deputy District Attorney Amy Hunter said.
Jurors began deliberating in the afternoon and will resume Friday. A transcript of the calls shows Samson said he heard the shooting victims saying ‘some funny (expletive)’ when he was on the floor of Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in September 2017 after being shot during a tussle with a churchgoer.
Samson says in one of the calls that he and his then-girlfriend are able to ‘look at the humor in any situation’.
‘When I put the two bullets in my chest and laid down and I was on the floor and I could hear what everyone was saying and some people were saying some funny (expletive) bruh and, I was like, if Maya were here listening to y’all’s whack (expletive), bruh,’ Samson said in one call.
Samson also says in the calls that he wanted to intimidate jail guards, adding that he has an ‘intense African look’.
And the couple also brag about how good Samson looked in news coverage.
‘Big sexy hashtag, hashtag,’ Samson said in that call.
Prosecutors played the calls to rebut Samson’s previous testimony denying such comments.
Defense attorney Jennifer Lynn Thompson said the calls that prosecutors played were just a handful of 1,500 that Samson made.
Samson, who used to attend the church, left a note about a 2015 shooting massacre at a South Carolina black church and aimed to kill at least 10 white churchgoers in revenge, Hunter said.
Hunter has explained that a note in Samson’s car cited white supremacist Dylann Roof’s massacre at a black church in Charleston in 2015. It also referred to the red, black and green Pan-African flag, sometimes called RBG.
‘Dylann Roof is less than nothing,’ the note read, according to Hunter.
‘The blood that 10 of your kind will shed is that of the color upon the RBG flag in terms of vengeance.’ The note included an expletive and ended with a smiley face, Hunter said.
Thompson described the note as the ramblings of someone with schizoaffective disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder who was having hallucinations.
At a hearing in April, it was revealed that a psychiatrist diagnosed Samson with ‘schizoaffective disorder bipolar type’ and PTSD after an abusive, violent upbringing.
Prosecutors said Samson left a suicide note for his girlfriend and sent a goodbye video to his cousin, according to Thompson.
Samson testified that he didn’t remember committing the crime. He said his mental health disorders have caused lapses in memory and constant shifts from feelings of ecstasy to the thoughts of suicide he said he experienced the morning of the shooting.
Churchgoer Robert Caleb Engle has testified that during the rampage, he twice confronted the gunman, who was wearing a tactical vest and a motorcycle-style mask with a clown smile on it.
Engle said he was pistol-whipped three times in the head.
At one point, he pushed the gun back on the shooter and a shot fired, striking the gunman and sending him to the ground.
Engle said his father kicked the gun away, stood on the shooter’s hand and told Engle to go get his gun out of his truck.
Engle came back with his weapon, put his foot on the shooter’s back and stood guard until first responders arrived.
A judge’s order had kept many details of the case secret until trial.
Her Name is Melanie L. Crow.
She was murdered in a racial terror attack on Burnette Chapel Church in Nashville in 2017, and a judge’s orders kept the details of her death secret for nearly two years (an inconvenient racial truth surrounding the terror attack the media and the judicial system in Tennessee decided to keep from the public eye for as long as possible).
Remember her name, because the media in Nashville and throughout the United States of America have no desire in you ever knowing it, or understanding the true hate motivating the black man who targeted a white church to kill as many whites as possible in 2017.