Earlier this year, there was a mass shooting by a black male in Illinois. Gary Martin killed five people, four of them white, after he was fired from his place of employment.
This story was in the national news for about a day, then disappeared. A black mass shooter just doesn’t provide the necessary racial angle our corporate media demands when they declare war on the 2nd Amendment.
The New York Times, in a shocking moment of credulity, admitted 75 percent of mass shooters in America are black. [A Drumbeat of Multiple Shootings, but America Isn’t Listening: Most shootings with four deaths or injuries are invisible outside their communities. And most of the lives they scar are black., New York Times, 5-23-16]
It’s with this knowledge, we explore the story of DeWayne Craddock – the black mass shooter in Virginia Beach – who killed 12 people, nine of them white. [These are the 12 victims of the Virginia Beach mass shooting. Here are their stories., Virginia Pilot, June 1, 2019]:
It was an hour before quitting time, as workers were preparing to head home for the weekend, when a gunman stormed into the city’s public works building late Friday afternoon and began firing.
By the time it was over, 12 people were dead and four were seriously wounded. The first officers on the scene engaged in a gun battle with the shooter and killed him. One officer was struck but was saved by his bulletproof vest.
Police and other emergency personnel found victims on all three floors of the building. They worked through the night to identify them and notify family members.
The latest black mass shooting has already departed from the national dialogue, because no one wants to acknowledge the nine dead white people (out of 12). [DeWayne Craddock was violent with co-workers before Virginia Beach shooting: report, NY Post, June 2, 2019]:
The gunman who shot dead 12 people at a Virginia Beach municipal building had been facing disciplinary action for a violent fight at work, according to a report.
DeWayne Craddock, 40, was still employed as an engineer with the Department of Public Utilities when he went on his shooting rampage Friday, killing 12 and injuring several others, including a cop.
But he recently started showing serious behavioral problems and got into physical “scuffles” with other city workers, a source told The New York Times.
The source told the paper that the troubles had escalated in the week leading up to the mass shooting — and Craddock was involved in what it called “a violent altercation on city grounds.”
Craddock reportedly knew he was facing disciplinary action for the fight when he went into the municipal building with two .45-caliber handguns, at least one of which was equipped with a sound suppressor — and both of which were purchased legally.
Her name is Tara Welch Gallagher.
Her name is Mary Louise Gayle.
His name is Alexander Mikhail Gusev.
Her name is Katherine A. Nixon.
His name is Richard H. Nettleton.
His name is Christopher Kelly Rapp.
Her name is Michelle “Missy” Langer.
His name is Robert “Bobby” Williams.
His name is Herbert “Bert” Snelling.
There stories will never be told, save among family and friends who remember them as they lived.
We will remember how they died, all white people murdered by a black male in yet another black mass shooting. And remember, as the NY Times noted, 75 percent of mass shooters in the USA are black.