by Jeff Davis
The Johnson City Press reports: “A Bristol man who indiscriminately fired on motorists and a hotel clerk in a July shooting spree along the Volunteer Parkway has pleaded guilty to murder and other charges, netting a life sentence with no eligibility for parole for more than 50 years.”
“Lakeem Keon Scott, 37, entered the pleas Thursday morning in Blountville criminal court. Scott reportedly admitted that he was angered and motivated by incidents of police shootings of African Americans. According to a statement read by Sullivan County District Attorney Gen. Barry Staubus, Scott told investigators ‘it’s nothing personal, I’m just tired of seeing my people killed.'”
Was it the police shootings that motivated him or the incredibly dishonest and inflammatory liberal media reporting, which tries to put the blame on the police every single time?
Why is it that the mainstream liberal media can spread lies that cause riots and “retaliatory” shootings by Blacks, and never be called out on it? Meanwhile, Donald Trump was repeatedly blamed for violence at his rallies, which we later found out was being provoked and/or perpetrated by Democrat operatives like Don Creamer as noted in Project Veritas.
Another article reports “Lakeem Keon Scott, 37, entered the pleas Thursday morning in Blountville Criminal Court. Scott reportedly admitted that he was angered and motivated by incidents of police shootings of African Americans, specifically an incident that occurred two days prior in Baton Rouge, La.”
“According to a statement read by Sullivan County District Attorney General Barry Staubus, Scott told investigators, ‘It was nothing personal. I am just tired of seeing my people killed.'”
“The Bristol shootings occurred at approximately 2:17 a.m. on July 7 along the Volunteer Parkway. Ultimately, multiple crime scenes were cordoned off from just south of Hill Street to Weaver Pike. According to a stipulation of facts filed in Sullivan County court, Scott walked from his nearby apartment to the parkway. He was armed with a semiautomatic AR-15 rifle, a pistol, ammunition magazines taped together, two sets of handcuffs and a bayonet. Also wearing a military-style tactical vest, Scott positioned himself beside the parkway.”
“The first passing motorist Scott fired upon, Jennifer Brewer Rooney, 44, was shot in the head and killed. She was a newspaper carrier for the Bristol Herald Courier and on her way to pick up papers. Prosecutors report that after being shot Rooney crashed into a light pole and retaining wall. Scott then fired the AR-15 at a sedan driven by David Whitman Davis, 45. Davis reportedly spotted Scott kneeling with the rifle and took evasive action, turning down a side street. Scott then opened fire on the rear of the car, ultimately disabling it and causing it to leave the roadway.”
“A passing van occupied by Kathy Fleenor, 66, and Harold Fleenor, 73, was hit by three rounds in the passenger side, but both avoided injury. Prosecutors say Scott then positioned himself outside a Days Inn and shot his rifle into the lobby at a night clerk, Deborah Watts, 53. She was struck by multiple rounds and seriously injured, leading to several subsequent surgeries…”
“Three Bristol Tennessee Police Department officers (responded) …Scott (said) he could have ambushed police. He decided not to, according to his statements to the TBI, because one officer was black.”
Liberal lies have consequences. What I want to know is: How many police officers have died since the liberal lies about Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri? Many police are now hesitating that crucial fraction of a second before drawing or firing their weapons, knowing that their every move will subsequently be politically second-guessed by liberal hack political appointees, and if their skin is White and the criminal Black, their lives can easily be ruined one way or the other.