The MAGA Hat That Wasn’t There

Have you heard of an accused killer named Timothy Kinner?


Well, it’s not really surprising if you haven’t. Unless you were paying very close attention to the news on July 1, you wouldn’t have noticed the story.

On the evening of June 30 a Mr. Kinner, a resident of Los Angeles, allegedly entered an apartment in a refugee-resettlement complex in Boise, Idaho. He was carrying a knife, and started stabbing people at the party, most of them immigrant children. The nine victims were from Syria, Ethiopia and Iraq. One of them — the 3-year-old birthday girl — later died in the hospital.

With all those puir wee bairns, the attack should have been a top news story for weeks. Especially since the victims were black or brown “refugees”. Their photos should have been shown over and over again on every news broadcast. Nancy Pelosi should have been tut-tutting on the floor of Congress about the puir wee bairns.

But it didn’t happen. The story quickly disappeared. If you’re wondering why, take a look at the photos at the top of this post: Timothy Kinner is the man on the left.

On the other hand, you’re probably aware of a man named Jarrod Warren Ramos, the accused killer of five people at the offices of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland. Mr. Ramos committed his alleged atrocity just two days before Mr. Kinner’s. The story hit the news big time, and stayed there. It was prominent enough to merit its own Wikipedia page.

Jarrod Ramos is the man on the right in the photo at the top of this post. He and Timothy Kinner share certain characteristics: each has long hair and an apparent sullen attitude. But there are certain significant differences, as you can see.

If Mr. Ramos — or any other white man — had attacked the “refugees” at that birthday party in Boise, the story would still be making above-the-fold headlines every day. Talking heads on all the major media channels would still be discussing it every evening. There would be massive anti-racism protests on the Mall in Washington DC. The photo of the appealing wee bairn would be on everyone’s TV screen all the time. It would be Trayvon Martin on steroids.

But it didn’t happen that way. Once the photo of the sullen man with the dreadlocks appeared, the story disappeared from the national news. I looked for it two weeks later, and it was gone.

When black people kill black people, it just isn’t news.

Black people kill black people nearly every day in Chicago — on some weekends there are six or eight shooting fatalities in the city — and not infrequently little children are victims of stray bullets. But without a white man as perpetrator, there’s zero interest in the story. It merits a couple of lines in the local news, maybe. Ho hum, another shooting in the city. And now for the weather…

And there’s another reason why the Boise story faded away: it can’t be a “hate crime” when a black man kills black people. That’s what the Boise police chief said about Timothy Kinner — no evidence of a hate crime. And without a white man committing a hate crime, it’s not a very interesting story.

But back to Jarrod Ramos. After the massacre in Annapolis, the media were slavering for a Trump supporter as the perp. They knew the shooter was white, so that was a head start. A man named Conor Berry, a reporter for the Republican in Springfield, Massachusetts, tweeted that the killer had dropped a MAGA hat in the offices of the Capital Gazette during his shooting spree. It wasn’t true, of course. And it hadn’t even been a rumor — the reporter just made it up out of whole cloth. But if you hang out in progressive circles, it makes sense: the murderer was white, carried a “long gun”, and shot a bunch of people. How could he not be a Trump supporter?

Poor Mr. Berry was forced to resign his position a few days later.

It’s been a pattern in mainstream media ever since Trump won the Republican nomination two years ago: whenever some white guy shoots people, the media snoids immediately speculate that he’s Trump supporter. So far they’ve always been disappointed. Oh, I’m sure an occasional Trump supporter runs a red light or gets drunk and punches somebody. But I’ve haven’t heard about avowed Trump supporters killing people. And if there were any such, you can be sure the media would be shrieking about them.

Funnily enough, there have been several mass killers who were progressives and Obama supporters. For example, the late James Hodgkinson, who shot up the congressional baseball practice session last year. Even Wikipedia acknowledges that he was a “left-wing activist”.

Another one may have been the late Stephen Paddock, the man who massacred 58 people in Las Vegas last fall. Although his ideological leanings are not entirely clear, he was definitely not a Trump supporter.

The left-wingers in the media — which means almost everyone in the media — haven’t given up hope. They’re expecting a Trump supporter to step up any day with an uncontrolled gun and shoot a lot of brown people out of “hate”. They know that a MAGA hat will appear at the crime scene eventually — it’s just a matter of time.

13 thoughts on “The MAGA Hat That Wasn’t There

  1. Compare the man shot by police in Chicago with 16 year old Archer Amorosi killed by police in Chanhassen, Minnesota.

    The black man in Chicago had a gun on him, the white teen had a knife or bat on him and was mentally unwell, his mother had told police such and was expecting them to come restrain him.

    Very little about the white kid compared to the black man in the msm, fox at least reported it.

  2. This kind of caught my eye just last week: The two 15 year olds who are convicted of planning a “Columbine Style Massacre”.

    It’s like Minority Report Pre-Crime division, convicted for something they didn’t do… Yet – their faces are up in the newspapers for everyone to see, the two evil British boys, convicted upon the evidence of a diary, and a rucksack containing a balaclava, a bag of screws, cable ties and a bottle of flammable liquid…

    • Yes, I saw that, too. But I was under the impression they had a stash of guns, too.

      They were adolescents who should have been put into some kind of treatment center for a few years – they were young enough to rehabilitate. Instead, the taxpayers will have to shell out a dozen years of penal servitude in order to train them to be real criminals.

      • Apparently they planned to kill the father of one of the guy’s girlfriend and steal his shotguns and so on…

        I quite agree that they may have shown signs of future dangerous behavior, like crazy misguided teenagers without good parental oversight. But, as you say, they should have treat them, not lock them up in prison.

        If I were the judge I would maybe put them on parole and watch them closely. Prison is just too much, for I find it quite bad that they can sentence someone for something “they might do sometime in the future”. I mean – how many teenagers in history wanted to blow the school up – in words only.

      • It said one of them had neo-nazi leanings. My guess is that is the reason they got the sentences they did. The authorities always come down harder on people when there is a potential racism element, at least involving white people.

        They were 14 and likely had no idea how to make a bomb. The UK is anti-gun meaning it would be next to impossible for a couple of teens from middle class backgrounds to get hold of them. Knife crime is rife in places like London because guns are difficult to get a hold of. To get the girl’s dad’s shotguns they would have to get the key to the gun safe and then locate the ammo which should be stored separately requiring a second key (these things are checked by the police as part of the gun licencing process). Again it’s unlikely that they would have been able to do this.

        Meanwhile the UK lets in hundreds of potential killers from countries with a long history of violence and poor relations with the West. Not just lets them in, but provides money, food and accommodation and job seeker assistance.

        Two 14 year olds though? No support, nothing, straight to jail. Then let them out in their 20s having been cut off from their families and a normal upbringing for a decade and expect them to be functional citizens.

        If the UK provided half the support for its own people that it does minorities a lot of these problems would never materialise.

        • Even worse, they may get raped by the “inmates”, most of whom are sexually frustrated and perverted “culture-enrichers”. The fact that they are white and middle-class are also two disadvantages in prison, in addition to the young age.
          If rumours spread about their “right-winged” leaning, they may even face the same dangers as Tommy Robinson.

          What makes matters even more bitter, is that two Jihadi’s threatening to do the same – or even actually DOING it for real – would face less punishment, or even get pampered by that same establishment.

          The governments and elites of the UK (and most of the West) are committing genocide against its own white native population, and it scaes me that still so few citizens realise this, and those who do dare not speak up due to fear of being ostracized, losing ones job, home and income, or even worse.

      • On the same day Britain’s youngest convicted muslim terrorist, also aged 14, asked the court for whole life anonymity. Even opinion writers in the msm have started to question things.

    • The notion of letting them go and “keeping an eye on them” is ludicrous. Without 24/7 surveillance, it would be impossible to insure they didn’t arrange pipe bombs, a pressure cooker bomb, or some sort of time-delay arson attempt. The local cops might not even have the resources to staff such coverage.

      Also, the fact that they had materials in a knapsack that could be used to restrain someone and perhaps use the lighter fluid to immolate them (as a number of blacks have done to whites here in our country), or perhaps used to set the school library on fire (and using the screws to keep the doors shut, blocking any exit) indicates that it wasn’t simply a wild fantasy that they would never act upon.

      Especially since they had plans to kill the girlfriend’s parents to get firearms, carved words onto the girlfriend’s back with a knife, apparently worshipped one of the Columbine killers, and had definite plans for killing people at their school.

      These two are twisted enough that they are likely beyond the possibility of rehabilitation/redemption. At some point we need to come to grips with the fact that there are indeed children – and they are still children – who have enough mental disturbance to be irretrievable. Incarcerating them is necessary to keep them away from people they wish to kill, especially other children.

      When they claimed “no one innocent would be killed”, they did not say they wouldn’t kill someone whom they had been bullied by, if that wasn’t simply a fictitious justification for their entire plan, to gain sympathy if they were caught. The judge was wise to sentence them to a useful term of separation from a society for which they apparently had no love.

      • Your assessment is correct. The adolescent brain is still forming (and will continue to do so for another decade) but the planning you describe should have made me more alert to the level of disintegration these boys exhibited already. They were a team because their individual deficits needed a boost…at least in the moment…

  3. This entire concept of “hate crime” is, judicially speaking, a perverted monster, created not by legal experts but by liberal ideologists with an extreme tunnel vision.
    Contemplated murder is always to be punished severely for what it is, no matter whether the motivation is greed (money), politics (assasination), “professional”(mafia), “honour” killings, blood revenge, frustrated libido (rape-murder) etc. (most of them common among “culture -enrichers”), or “hate”, or whatever else one might come up with.
    “Hate” is just a feeling, a negative one, for sure, one that deserves disapproval, but should not be subject to the law.
    The law should limit its acting entirely to deeds, not to personal matters like thoughts or feelings, however appalling some might be. Our inner life is our own responsibility, and our own domain of freedom. By hating someone, one undermines one’s own health, so it’s strongly recommended not to do it. But the law should stay out of this.
    Besides, “hate”does not necessarily relate to race or ethnicity. It can also relate to class, ideology, or be utterly personal.
    And racially motivated hate crimes are not limited to white against black.
    The history of Africa, and contemporary South-Africa, are full of hate crimes which are black against black (possibly the guy above on the left picture), European history has many examples of white against white, and, contemporary South-Africa, but also increasingly Western-Europe and the USA, have lots of examples of black against white hate crimes.
    When will the UNO and the Western establishment finally address and punish these crimes as well?

  4. There might have been an additional reason if Kinner is a moslem. Black killing blacks, moslem killing moslems simply destroys the leftist narrative. I’d forgotten about this, but it did disappear rather suddenly.

  5. It’s been a pattern in mainstream media ever since Trump won the Republican nomination two years ago: whenever some white guy shoots people, the media snoids immediately speculate that he’s Trump supporter.

    And, thus, the Enemedia in all their various forms are less than useless. No credibility. Zero!

  6. News item from yesterday, 07/23 in my local Daily Fish Wrap: Monies being collected by a local business in Boise for the victims of this crime were stolen from the business. The paper reports the amount to have been around $2K. I guess there is just no honor among thieves, Mu[slim]s, or other species of human dreck.

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