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Has Donald Trump’s Election Empowered White Supremacy, Causing Wave Of Hate Crimes?

We can’t believe we’re just now learning of this story — Thanks to Shaun King for shedding light on the recent murder of 28-year-old Richmond musician Will Sims, who was killed on November 12th, for no other reason than the color of his skin.

According to San Francisco Gate reports:

Daniel Porter-Kelly, 31, who is white, was arrested Nov. 16 and is being held without bail at the Martinez Detention Facility, according to the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office.

County prosecutors have charged Porter-Kelly with robbery and murder with a hate crime enhancement in the killing of 28-year-old William Sims of Richmond, police said.

On Tuesday, authorities identified two other suspects for whom they are searching: Ray Simons, 32, of Hercules, and Daniel Ortega, 31, of Novato or Richmond. The two, both of whom are white, are considered armed and dangerous.

Investigators believe Sims was inside the nearby Capri Club — a pool hall and bar in the 4100 block of Appian Way in El Sobrante — in the early morning hours of Nov. 12 when the suspects jumped, robbed and killed him. He was beaten and shot, authorities said.

Terrible. Just horrific. We pray that the family and friends of Will Simms get the justice they so rightly deserve in this case. We also pray to see an end to the spread of hatred. Sadly, Shaun King is predicting the opposite, pointing out that we are already seeing an increase in the evil racist attacks on humanity and it isn’t just coincidental that this is right after Trump’s election win…

” I honestly believe it must be viewed in the context of the wave of hate crimes that swept our nation immediately after Trump’s win, King writes in a NY Daily News article published Friday, “On the day Will Sims was murdered, men, women and children of color, alongside Muslims and Jews, were all being targeted in waves of Donald Trump-inspired hate and bigotry. While police have not yet released any details on how they concluded that Sims was targeted because of his race, the fact that they charged one perpetrator with a racially-motivated hate crime makes clear they have evidence to prove it. Porter-Kelly was arrested on Nov. 16, why are we just now learning about this? Where is the national manhunt for the other suspects?

The racially motivated murders of Will Sims and James Means should be gripping every headline in America right now. I do not believe for a second that it is happenstance that two such beautiful black brothers were killed in such close proximity to the election of Donald Trump. His election, to their own admission, has made white supremacists giddy from coast to coast.

This is what fully empowered white supremacy looks like. We’ve seen it before.

SMH. Do you agree that Donald Trump has fully awaken a real beast, the ugly American underbelly, where hatred resides and violence will continue to spout from?

What can be done to stop these attacks on humanity? How do we prove that love, does indeed, Trump hate?

Handout/Contra Costa CountySheriff’s Office



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