Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Yes, Racism is Alive and Well During the Trump Administration

5/20/19 Tennessean:
Emanuel K. Samson, the black man suspected in a 2017 mass shooting at an Antioch church, went there “with the intent to murder a minimum of 10 white churchgoers,” a prosecutor said Monday.
During opening statements in the trial against Samson, Deputy District Attorney Amy Hunter said he left a note on the dashboard of his vehicle explaining his plans to retaliate for a 2015 church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, when white supremacist Dylann Roof killed nine black worshipers.
But another explanation.  4/16/19 Tennessean:
Emanuel K. Samson, the suspect in the Antioch church shooting that killed a woman in 2017, has mental diseases stemming from a traumatic childhood that included abuse and intense bursts of violence, a psychiatrist said in court.
Dr. Stephen Montgomery, a psychiatrist and professor at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, diagnosed Samson, 27, with "schizoaffective disorder bipolar type" and post-traumatic stress disorder. Samson heard voices, hallucinated, had intense mood swings and held “delusional beliefs” about predicting the future and controlling people with his mind, Montgomery said.
He failed to commit mass murder, but it sounds more like stupidity than lack of attempt.

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