Thursday, November 30, 2017 by Ethan Huff
The mainstream media is shamelessly trying to deflect from the fact that a recent string of vandalism that took place against five predominantly African-American churches in the Morristown area of New Jersey was perpetrated by a black man.
Forty-five-year-old Zuri C. Towns was reportedly arrested after surveillance footage revealed that he was the individual responsible for committing the disturbing crimes. But before he was identified, several media outlets in the area along with New Jersey Governor-elect Phil Murphy, a Democrat, attempted to politicize the reported vandalism as “hate” crimes.
Almost immediately after the vandalism took place, Murphy posted the following politically correct message to Twitter:
“Disgusted by reported vandalism of African-American churches across Morristown. These cowardly acts will not shake our faith. They will renew our determination to come together as one NJ.”
Though he didn’t come right out and say it, Murphy’s implication was that the criminal acts were racially motivated. It was apparently assumed that someone with white skin had gone around and targeted specifically black churches – the result of Donald Trump’s America, the headlines more than likely would have suggested.
But this typical leftist narrative was dashed when it was revealed that these were all black-on-black crimes, for which authorities are remiss to assign a motive. Towns reportedly confessed to going on this malicious crime spree, which involved damaging church signs and smashing in windows with rocks.
“We take this very seriously, and all resources are being deployed to make sure all services that take place today, that there are no problems,” reads a corresponding statement by Morristown Mayor Timothy Dougherty.
Once it was revealed publicly that the perpetrator was black, every news outlet that was chomping at the bit to categorize these acts of vandalism as hate crimes obviously had to alter their stories. But in the process, they went out of their way to try to conceal the skin color of Towns, presumably to hide the possibility that this may have been an attempted “false flag” effort to frame the leftist narrative that all white people are racist.
A CBS News report, for instance, only identified Towns as a “man,” though it did include a still capture photo from surveillance photo that clearly depicts Towns as a black man.
This same article further obscures the reality of what actually took place by reporting that police “had initially investigated the acts of vandalism as bias crimes” because all of the churches were predominantly African-American, but that prosecutors “later said no evidence showed a motive of bias.”
Had CBS News been truthful in its reporting of these events, it would have instead explained that a black man committed these crimes, and that local authorities had erred in a major way by assuming that the at-the-time unidentified perpetrator was racially motivated simply because the churches in question are predominantly black.
For all we know, Towns himself could have been racially motived to commit these crimes and blame them on whitey – not realizing that he was being filmed in at least one of the acts. But we’ll probably never know the truth because, according to CBS News, local authorities “did not explain why he allegedly damaged the houses of worship.”
What this suggests is that law enforcement officials know why Towns targeted these churches, but are simply choosing not to make this public. Chances are there’s a whole lot more to the story than we’re being told, but because it more than likely doesn’t fit the agenda it’ll remain buried between the lines of the media’s dishonest reporting.
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