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Sheila Jackson Lee Says the Unthinkable About Killing of Black Girl by Black Man

A tragic death that was wrongly held up as a racial attack has forced many on the left to quickly backpedal, but a Democrat congresswoman is bizarrely doubling-down on her inflammatory rhetoric.

Back on Dec. 30, a 7-year-old girl named Jazmine Barnes was shot and killed in Houston. Barnes was black, a fact that should not matter but quickly became a major factor in the case.

At first, authorities thought a white man may have been involved in the crime. They posted details about a person of interest in the case, but made it clear that this was only one of several angles they were looking into.

As it turns out, two men have been arrested in the case and charged with capital murder in Jazmine’s death, according to USA Today. Both men are black, and authorites now think the killing was a case of mistaken identity.

The first arrest was announced Sunday. The second on Tuesday.

But before those arrests were made, and apparently eager to push a specific narrative, voices including “social justice” activist Shaun King used online platforms to openly declare that a racist white man had murdered the black girl, despite the fact that this was nothing but speculation.

“A 40 y/o white man w/ a beard … pulled up on 7 y/o Jazmine Barnes and her family near a Houston Walmart and shot and killed her,” King posted on Jan. 1 to over a million followers from his verified Twitter account.

Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee quickly jumped into the fray. During a news conference on Friday, she declared that the girl had been the target of a racially motivated hate crime.

“I believe – and having written hate crime legislation, knowing the criteria, I believe that this should be looked at as a hate crime,” the outspoken liberal declared. “We don’t want to have on the street someone who is willing to kill children and possibly kill them in the name of hate.”

She said similar things the next day, saying “do not be afraid to call this what it seems to be — a hate crime,” according to ABC News and The New York Times.

An attorney working with Barnes’ family echoed the same theme, and seemed to blame the girl’s tragic death on widespread racism in America. “(W)e do believe that (the killing) was racially motivated in part because our nation at this moment is highly racially charged,” he declared, according to Fox News.

That narrative, of course, quickly fell apart with the arrests of the first black suspect.

Incredibly, however, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee refused to acknowledge that she may have wrongly rushed to call the incident a hate crime and essentially pin it on white America — when a black man has reportedly confessed to the killing.

“Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, when asked Sunday by a reporter about some of the comments made in the aftermath of the young girl’s death in Houston on Dec. 30, said it was ‘absolutely not’ irresponsible to make that suggestion,” Fox News reported.

“(N)othing is irresponsible when it comes to the loss of a precious 7- or 8-year old,” the Democrat pushed back.

Nobody disputes that the girl’s death was tragic and senseless, but for a sitting congresswoman to say that “nothing is irresponsible” when pushing potentially inflammatory narratives about a matter of life and death is an appalling statement.

Really, nothing is irresponsible, ever? What she’s essentially saying is that the ends always justify the means, at least when a victim happens to be a certain race.

What if a man had been wrongly linked to a crime he didn’t commit because people like Jackson Lee refused to wait before all the facts had come in? What if people incorrectly believed that racism was behind the girl’s death, and a wedge of hate between Americans was driven even further?

The fact of the matter is that yes, there is a point where this is very irresponsible. When someone is killed, what they and their families deserve is calm and clear-eyed justice, not widespread speculation and race-baiting.

Jumping to the wrong conclusions and making everything about race — facts be damned — is exactly how shameful lynchings used to happen in our country’s darker times. That was deeply wrong then, and would be just as wrong now even if the skin colors involved were switched.

We need less inflammatory rhetoric, not more. We need the patience to wait for facts, not a rush to push narratives over reality. Yet liberals like Jackson Lee seem to view everything through the lens of racism, even when it’s not there.

That’s sad … and if she truly wants a better America for all races, she should acknowledge that her words sowed seeds of division, and think carefully before fanning racial flames. We can all be better than that.

35 Comments

35 Comments

  1. Thomas Ostine Peavy

    January 10, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    This is a prime example of the radical Nazi-like bigotry in the black community flamed by Jackson-Lee and her ilk. Their agenda is to create a false narrative to promote their rabid hatred for whites and claim victim status for crimes they imagine.

    • Donna

      January 10, 2019 at 9:54 pm

      A dumb dem will never admit they are wrong no matter what they find out…look at Pelosi and Shumer ..both wrong about the wall and the government shutdown but they will never admit that they are so full of HATE for Trump that they have lost all love for this country and it’s citizens…

    • MD Patriot

      January 10, 2019 at 10:04 pm

      Exactly

    • Juan Rodriguez

      January 10, 2019 at 10:10 pm

      Amen.

    • Luciano

      January 11, 2019 at 12:56 am

      She should immediately resign

      • Emily

        January 12, 2019 at 1:28 am

        Yeah, right. Like she’ll ever resign.

      • Ronald Gunn

        February 9, 2019 at 1:47 am

        Don’t hold your breath waiting on that to happen! She more than likely got a raise out of it!

  2. fred

    January 10, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    99 percent of Americas racial problems are caused by asshats like this..ignorant liars looking to make trouble

    • Steve

      January 11, 2019 at 3:13 am

      Racism was nearly dead in this country until Obama entered the picture. Since that horrible day in 2009 when he became president racism has exploded in the minion minds of the Democrats. Nowhere else.

      • Demetri

        February 1, 2019 at 2:40 am

        exactly. I grew up in a black neighborhood in BHam. We did not know racism until black activists from out of state arrived, it is all about how much money they can get donated to them, all of the activists. That thing from CA is good example, a half black ho.

  3. lawrence Faktor

    January 10, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    So true, anything to promote their hatred of white people, just like their hero Obama, what a sorry bunch of hate mongers !!!

  4. Quentin Joseph Jacobs

    January 10, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    That’s because sheila Jackson Lee is a big racist.what about the black on black killings in Chicago. What about all the crime on Houston north west side where it’s mainly black .its time to justify that most crime is done by criminals that’s messed up in the head .any one that commits murder over a few dollars is not mentally sound skin color font mater.in the 60-70 we had state hospitals now there isn’t it up to the police to find the Insane people and have a revolving door for these type .and yes sheila Jackson Lee the patient at these state hospitals was from every walk of life

  5. Michigan Man

    January 10, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    As I have stated ad infinitum, the liberals always have an answer to appease their lemmings. Good old racist Jackson-Lee is a great example to use a tragic uncalled for death of a 7 year old child to push her racist agenda.

  6. Cecelia Henderson

    January 10, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    I’m sorry America. There’s a small pocket of voters in Houston that just keep reelecting her. Outside of that “pocket”, Jackson-Lee embarrasses the Texas residents every time she opens her mouth. She is no good for her District, City, County or State. She divides us.

    • Richard

      January 10, 2019 at 10:47 pm

      Gerrymandered district.

    • Pat

      January 11, 2019 at 12:03 pm

      The sheeple in her district ke3p voting heron. Sure was hoping she would be gone in this election cycle.

  7. Jake

    January 10, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    Sheila Jackson Lee is now, and has always been, the most hate-filled, prejudiced, racist bitch that one could imagine. She has lived high on the sweat and tears of those who foolishly continue to vote for her term after term. How unfortunate it is that they cannot see past her lies and unadulterated racist bullshit. Even topped with nuts, whipped cream and cherries, her rhetoric is still bullshit. This LOSER needs to be voted out of office, and replaced with someone who will properly serve her constituents, if only they will take a second look at her the next election. And if I happen to be down in her district later this year and see her in a restaurant I will damned sure make one hell of a scene and demand that she leave. Of course I’m not sure I could afford to eat where she does, for no matter what she claims she is not one to mingle with the real people who voted for her.

  8. Daryl

    January 10, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    Lee and Oprah have done nothing but keep the racial divide in America running strong. Shame on those racists!

  9. RO

    January 10, 2019 at 10:08 pm

    She’s the same dumbass demorhoid that said our Apollo astronauts placed the American flag on Mars!!!

  10. Carsrus

    January 10, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    She is a RACIST WHITE HATING AMERICAN HATING BITCH

  11. DENNIS E VAN HORN

    January 10, 2019 at 11:15 pm

    WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO LEARN, RACIST LOW IQ PIGS LIKE SHEILA JACKSON LEE LIVE TO BLAME WHITEY AND ARE TOO EFFING STUPID TO HOLD HIGH OFFICE===IMPEACH THAT RACIST POS

  12. jim

    January 10, 2019 at 11:32 pm

    Sad how many STUPID people we have in this country, that are elected by people more stupid then that person and it continues. WAKE UP AMERICA you are giving away our country!!!

  13. Terry

    January 11, 2019 at 12:19 am

    The way the dems are you could show the black men that killed this girl and tell them
    it was a white person and they would believe it.

  14. neo

    January 11, 2019 at 1:21 am

    The “Hate Crime” she helped get passed probably stated that only WHITE people can be accused of this type of crime….right Mrs CooCoo for COCO puffs?

  15. Larry Gaines

    January 11, 2019 at 2:34 am

    Sheila Jackson Lee is a BIG RACISTS and always says black people don’t kill. She will never admit the truth.

  16. Leslie Stevenson

    January 11, 2019 at 3:46 am

    That fat, nasty Sow is Nothing but a race hustler just like that skinny prick Obama. Race relations were status quo before the Great Black Hopeless Turd squatted in the W.H. Lee has to open her fat mouth to get on T.V. FUlgy, fat and irrevelant are a bad trifecta!

  17. Gerald M Luedke

    January 11, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    another loud mouth stupid, brain dead leftist congresswoman, who knew nothing of the case, goes on a rant and continues to push the white black hate that this particular idiot always does. She can’t keep her mouth shut about a child dying by the hands of anyone. but hey, lets get noticed once again by pouring gas on an already burning fire with her obviously racists comments and further devide the american people, who by the way, continue to put this mindless twit in office and continue to pay her wages. Wake Up America. She gets richer with her hate speech, we get poorer. And a little girl dies at the hand of a man, or should I say fucktard, who happens to be black.

  18. Carrie

    January 13, 2019 at 2:22 am

    Ms. Jackson keeps getting elected because she is in a heavy democrat district. It is also a extremely diverse. Straight ticket voting is what gets her elected.

  19. william Souther

    January 29, 2019 at 3:51 am

    it’s as though people like her lack the humility to admit when they are wrong. When you come into something with an agenda, it’s hard to lay down your arms. I’ve yet to see this demonstrate that she has a modicum of class, integrity, or professionalism.

  20. Boudin

    January 29, 2019 at 4:19 am

    Ooga Booga

  21. Albert Guzicki

    January 31, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    She is just spouting Saul Alinsky’s Rules for radicals.

  22. Tom S

    February 4, 2019 at 6:01 am

    How many times does this have to happen, that a black person is killed by someone and the hypocritical left tries to start a race war over it, incorrectly, before we get the idea of what’s happening here? Treyvon Martin, Michael Brown, and how many others when the Left tried to make things out as racist hate? The only people who have racist hate are the people like Sheila Jackson Lee who push a racist narrative where none exists just to try to convince Americans that race hate exists where none does! And, of course, a lying, complicit media has to do its best to promote the phony stories. These people need to be held accountable. Every time they try to push THIS big lie, they get caught.

  23. Ronald Gunn

    February 9, 2019 at 1:44 am

    Does this really surprise any one?!

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