Two white women whose names you'll never, ever hear mentioned via the mainstream media.
|Kristy Lynn Mitchell, who was on a business trip: murdered by a black man in a "random" shooting in an 87 percent black city... she won't be coming home to her family for Thanksgiving|
Barack Obama will not sing Amazing Grace at their funerals, though both of their deaths were courtesy of interracial violence.
The perpetrator, Zebulum James, was "a nice guy with a bright future."
He was also a black man, which is why this double-homicide, "random shooting" has virtually zero media coverage, save a few stories of him quitting his job at a Jackson, Mississippi tire shop so he could concentrate on finishing his civil engineering degree at Jackson State University.
Oh, and his family held a rally in his honor. [Zebulum James' family speaks out, WDAM.com, 11-20-15]:
The family of the man accused of shooting and killing two women in Ridgeland and Jackson is speaking out for the first time since his arrest.
The brother, sister and friends of 22-year-old Zebulum James held a rally in his honor Saturday.
The group wants people to know that James is not a bad person and that he suffers from Paranoid Schizophrenia.
They say he is one of many people battling mental illness in metro area that need help.
His family also apologized to the community and the families of murder victims for their loved one's horrific actions.
James is accused of going on crime spree Thursday.. shooting and killing two women, firing at a Jatran bus, a house and running over a man with his car.
"Anybody who has anything to say just pray instead of passing judgment.
Just pray because that is my brother and he needs help. The person I know is not the person who did that. He wouldn't have did that if he was in his right mind he wouldn't have did that," said Keturah James, sister of suspect.
The James family claims he is at the Metrit Health Hospital.
They believe he tried to kill himself while locked up.Zebulum James shot and killed two white women.
Was he connected to Black Lives Matter at Jackson State University?
Will we learn anything more about Zebulum James, or will his shooting spree and the murder of two white women at his hand be completely swept under the rug, only to be occasionally mentioned by uncouth white people when discussing the apparently unmentionable intersection of race and crime?
Well, we did learn this about Kristy Mitchell. [Son remembers mom with infectious smile killed in random shootings, KCTV5.com, 11-22-15]:
The son of a woman who was murdered while on a business trip in Mississippi is sharing the memories of what made his mother so special.
Word of Kristy Lynn Mitchell’s death spread quickly throughout Excelsior Springs. Several community groups have reached out to her family to help.
Her loved ones say the 49-year-old woman was the kind of person who made friends with everyone, and she cherished her family above all.
Staff Sgt. Matthew Mitchell left his military base in Fort Hood, Texas, for his hometown as soon as he could to join his family in mourning his mother.
"She was the real deal," he said.
Matthew Mitchell said many people describe his mother as a person who would give anyone the shirt off her back, but that is an understatement.
"My mom was more the 'take you out, buy you a new outfit, cook a meatloaf dinner and send you out in the world like you could do anything person,'" Matthew Mitchell said.
And his mom did not do that just for her kids, but for other kids, too. Matthew Mitchell said his mom treated his friends like her own.
"She had a smile and a laugh that were infectious," he said.
To Kristy Mitchell, family always came first.
"Growing up, if I had sports or anything that kept her away from her job, she was just like, 'I guess I’ll just get a new job,'" Matthew Mitchell said.
For the past few years, Kristy Mitchell worked for Job Corps. She was on a work training trip in Jackson, MS, when someone gunned her down outside a restaurant there.
She was walking from her hotel room at the Drury Inn in a Jackson suburb across the parking lot to a nearby chain steakhouse when authorities say a Jackson college student opened fire for no reason other than hate. With her dying breaths, Kristy Mitchell gave police vital information that led to the arrest of 22-year-old Zebulum Lael James.
Authorities say he killed Kristy Mitchell and a New York woman who was pumping gas during a two-county shooting spree. He allegedly struck a victim with his car. His victims were apparently chosen at random.
"We do not want this to be about hate," Matthew Mitchell said.
Her son is grieving as are other family members, but through tragedy, they’re leaning on each other to practice the same love Kristy Mitchell showed others instead of focusing on James.
"The Mississippi legal system is taking care of him. He’s not worth our time. She is worth our time. That’s how we’re approaching this," Matthew Mitchell said.
"At this point, there's no other conclusion that we can draw," Jackson Police Chief Lee Vance told WAPT News. "Based on what we know this minute, a random act or a series of random acts, is the best conclusion I can draw right now."And there you have it.
It was all "random."
And remember: only an evil white racist would ever dare mention the names Kristy Lynn Mitchell and Suzanne Hogan as being victims of black hatred or a reason why a white person should be cautious when visiting the capital city of Jackson, Mississippi.