A 42 year old black man, Damion Campbell, has been arrested for the “random” murder of a 20 year old white man. From MSN:
The man accused of killing a woman and attacking two others at a Northwest Side barbershop earlier this month told his victims that God had sent him there to kill them, according to an arrest affidavit said.
New details were released by police after Damion Terrance Blue Campbell was also charged with two counts of aggravated assault for the incident. He had already been charged with murder last Thursday.
On May 6, Police said Campbell had gone to the Diesel Barbershop, in the Bandera Oaks shopping plaza, and attacked the three employees and ultimately stabbing and killing 20-year-old Helle O’Regan.
Before he attacked the employees, Campbell asked them “What did you do wrong?” and “What have you done?” and then told them “God sent him there to kill them so they must have done something wrong,” the affidavit said.
The MSN article provides a photo of the assailant:
… but no photo of the victim is provided. Several other networks covered the story. Advocate.com provided a photo of the victim, but not the assailant. Here’s the victim:
Metro Weekly and HRC.org also covered the story, and only provided a photo of the victim. KSAT included photos of both, but only in the included video, and in the screenshot of the video at the end of the article. SACurrent included both photos.
I could go on, but it does appear that some media outlets, for whatever reason, chose not to publish photos of the black murderer, and his white victim, side by side.
You may have noticed that the victim is transsexual, a “transsexual woman” if you prefer.
The Advocate’s headline reads: “Trans Woman Murdered in Attack on San Antonio Barbershop,” and most of the articles strongly emphasize the gender-identity of the victim. For example, Metro Weekly says:
Robert Salcido, Jr., the executive director of Pride Center San Antonio, issued a statement mourning the loss of O’Regan, who had been an outspoken advocate for LGBTQ rights, prison reform, and the decriminalization of sex work.
“We are disheartened to hear of a loss of a community member, especially a transgender woman, who are all too often faced with severe and deadly violence,” Salcido said.
Emmett Schelling, Executive Director for the Transgender Education Network of Texas (TENT) stated, “We are saddened to hear of the news about Helle O’Regan’s death. Trans and non-binary Texans, unfortunately, lays claim to being the state with the highest number of reported murders of transgender people than any other state these past five years. The stigma that exists and is continued to be perpetuated from the highest held offices in our state only feeds into this. We mourn for Helle’s life being cut so prematurely, but take comfort in hearing how much joy she brought to those who knew, loved and accepted her fully as her authentic self.”
In November 2019, ahead of Transgender Day of Remembrance, HRC Foundation released “A National Epidemic: Fatal Anti-Transgender Violence in America in 2019,” a heartbreaking report honoring the trans people killed and detailing the contributing and motivating factors that lead to this tragic violence — a toxic mix of transphobia, racism and misogyny. Sadly, 2019 saw at least 26 transgender or gender non-conforming people fatally shot or killed by other violent means. We say at least because too often these stories go unreported — or misreported.
All this despite the fact that, according to The Advocate…
It does not appear that O’Regan was targeted for being trans, police said. But her death is still part of an epidemic of violence against trans people, LGBTQ groups noted.
By all accounts, Campbell had no idea that his victim was transsexual at the time. Furthermore, O’Regan was not the only employee who Campbell attacked; there were two others.
When we consider the fact that a black man murdered a white person, and so-called “news outlets” can only focus on the fact that the victim happened to be transsexual – even going so far as to write that it’s because of, “a toxic mix of transphobia, racism and misogyny,” then we be shocked and angered. When HRC.org (“Human Rights Campaign”) mentions “racism,” what it means is “racism by whites against non-whites.” This becomes obvious when we follow a link from the HRC article above.
Only in the twisted, sick, mind of cultural Marxist can black-on-white murder be blamed on white racism.
If they had recognized the severity of the black-on-white violence, but also mentioned violence against trans people, it would be bad enough…
If they had mentioned the racial aspect, but downplayed it, it would be bad enough…
If they had ignored the racial aspect of this crime entirely, it would be bad enough…
If they had only mentioned violence against trans people, without blaming it on whites, it would be bad enough…
But they did not recognize the severity of black-on-white violence, they only mentioned violence against trans people, and they blamed the violence on white people – who were the victims in this case.
For further reading on anti-trans violence, click here.