A black career criminal went to the Mall of America “looking for someone to kill” on April 13. He targeted a five-year-old white boy named Landen Hoffman and tossed him off a third floor balcony.
This story has been completely dropped from the corporate media’s radar, primarily because of the racial implications of the attack.
Of course, the racial implications of the attack have rarely been disclosed by the corporate media, nor investigated by the police. [Parents of boy attacked at Mall of America bare anguish over extent of injuries, uncertainty of recovery, Twin Cities Pioneer Press, June 25, 2019]:
The 5-year-old Woodbury boy who survived being thrown from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America remains in intensive care due to severe complications from the attack, his parents said in an update this week on their GoFundMe page.
“Up until now we have let our hopes govern what we have revealed to the public,” the Tuesday post stated. “However, the injuries and severe complications have now resulted in more than 15 separate medical procedures or surgeries, including surgeries for two broken arms and a broken leg, removal of his spleen, procedures for fluid in his lungs and stomach, as well as for facial and skull fractures; and just this past weekend, he had a stent placed in a vein that runs through his liver because of the serious complications he continues to endure.”
The boy, publicly identified only as Landen, has been in intensive care since he was thrown nearly 40 feet to the ground by 24-year-old Emmanuel Aranda on April 12.
“While the miracle of his survival is what we celebrate and thank Jesus for every day, we must also acknowledge that our beautiful boy has been on a very challenging road to recovery,” the family wrote. “We are still unsure when our family will be able to return home.”
Aranda pleaded guilty to attempted premeditated first-degree murder and was sentenced earlier this month in Hennepin County District Court to 19 years in prison.
The Minneapolis man told investigators he went to the Bloomington mall “looking for someone to kill” after women he approached there had rejected his advances. He said he had planned to kill an adult before choosing the child instead.
Aranda’s family said he suffered from mental illness, though his lawyer never raised that as a defense.
Keep Landen Hoffman and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
And never forget: a black man went to the Mall of America “looking for someone to kill” and targeted a five-year-old white boy, and the corporate media and the local police in Minneapolis never dared inquire about the racial angle of the attack.