18 Years Earlier By Steve Sailer: The View From MLK Street
On the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcom X Avenues in Washington, D.C., shots rang out in the evening sky.
Cue the words of U2, “Free at last, they took your life/They could not take your pride.”
With virtually every fatal and nonfatal shooting in Washington, D.C., the responsibility of a black individual pulling the trigger (and targeting another black individual), we are once again faced with the moral dilemma of believing “Black Lives Matter” when the nightly news and obituaries produce abundant evidence they most certainly do not to fellow blacks.
Worse, a little black girl, Nyiah Courtney, represents a conundrum for those mandating all kneel before the “Black Lives Matter” canard, for she was murdered in a mass shooting in D.C. She was only six.
And it all happened where Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcom X Avenues intersect in Washington D.C.
Our City Is Heartbroken’: 6-Year-Old Girl Killed in Southeast DC Mass Shooting: “There’s too much gun violence, still, perpetuated in this city and too many children are being harmed — innocent children — by gunfire,” the executive assistant police chief said, NBC Washington, July 16, 2021]:
A 6-year-old girl was killed and five adults were shot Friday in what officials called a drive-by shooting in Southeast D.C. after gunfire erupted outside a liquor store and convenience store.
Officers heard shots about 11 p.m. at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X avenues SE and saw people rushing toward them, Executive Assistant Police Chief Ashan Benedict said.
The child, who officials identified as Nyiah Courtney, two women and three men were shot, police said.
Nyiah was rushed to a hospital and pronounced dead. The adults were treated for their wounds and expected to recover, police said. Their identities were not released because they are considered witnesses in the case, D.C. Police Chief Robert Contee said.
Police believe the shooter fled in a gray or silver four-door sedan and are investigating whether there were multiple gunmen. They released video Saturday of the suspect vehicle.
Last night, 6 year-old Nyiah Courtney tragically lost her life to senseless gun violence.— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) July 18, 2021
We seek our community’s help to bring justice and closure to Nyiah’s family.
If you have any information about the vehicle pictured below, please call (202) 727-9099 or text 50411 pic.twitter.com/9vHMEPP1lV
“We’re asking… that everyone post that video far and wide,” Contee said. “That car should not be able to be in the DMV area anywhere and not be noticed. Someone in the community has seen that car operating, yesterday, perhaps today, and I’m asking justice for Nyiah. Let’s find that car and let’s find the individuals responsible.”
The Mellon Mart down the street also captured the aftermath of the shooting. Video shows how people scattered once shots were fired, and how police officers ran to the victims.
Crime scene tape blocked off Mart Liquor and other storefronts as detectives investigated.
A $60,000 reward is offered in the case and officials are urging the public to come forward with information.
“There’s too much gun violence, still, perpetuated in this city and too many children are being harmed — innocent children — by gunfire,” Benedict said. “Please help the police department and our detectives bring those people to justice and help bring some closure to the families.”
As Western Civilization becomes submerged under the obvious lie of “Black Lives Matter,” we curiously see more and more and more stories of black on black violence erupting across not just D.C., but the entire nation. Contra the Biden Administration (which blames inner city violence on white people), systemic racism, white supremacy white privilege, and implicit bias didn’t kill Nyiah Courtney on the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcom X Avenues in Washington, D.C.
A black person did.
Rest in peace, Nyiah. You didn’t deserve what happened to you.