From: Average White Man [Email him]
I am curious what you think about the case of the late alleged “white supremacist” Nathan Allen of Winthrop, MA. His last moments on this earth were quite bizarre, but there appears to have been little press coverage, especially given that he shot two black people dead before meeting his end. Curious what you think of him and the lack of press coverage.
James Fulford writes: When we do our monthly roundup of black-on-white crimes, we actually look for these rare white-on-black crimes to add as a contrast.
In July, this guy Allen was the one exception to the rule of black-on-white attacks:
- David Green, age 58, and Ramona Cooper, age 60, fatally shot in Winthrop, Massachusetts.
The suspect, 28-year-old Nathan Allen, was fatally shot by police.
Reports say Allen crashed a large stolen truck into a building and fled on foot, shooting bystanders. The victims were shot multiple times.
Reports also say Allen had no criminal record, was married, and held a PhD.
Green was a retired state trooper and Cooper was an Air Force veteran.
Unlike most news stories reporting interracial homicides, reports emphasized the races of the victims and suspect in this incident.
See Winthrop shooting victims possible hate crime victims identified, by Christopher Koulouris, scallywagandvagabond.com, June 27, 2021 and White Shooter Suspected of Killing 2 Black People Drew Swastikas, DA Says, VICE.com, June 28, 2021.
As usual, my position is that murder is bad, we support the death penalty for white murderers as much as black murderers, and we are unsurprised that a black-on-white crime is reported as a black-on-white crime, rather than as having been done by a "man".
As for the lack of press coverage, there's a lot of local coverage about the murders, and what a racist the killer was, but not the national freakout that accompanied Dylann Roof's crime, the one vehicular homicide at Charlottesville, or the justifiable homicides of Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin.
I don't know why that is, but it may be a failure of whatever Journolist-type conspiracy promotes national freakouts.