Below, Ann Coulter writes that
In December 2017, William T. Jones Jr. walked up to a complete stranger, 21-year-old Jared Plesec, a Salvation Army volunteer in Cleveland, and shot him in the head. Jones then hysterically raged for a solid four minutes—captured on Facebook Live by a passerby—screaming "F*ck Trump!" and "They're going to kill us all!"
Over the next hour, he rampaged through Cleveland, shooting at people and committing several carjackings before finally being captured by the police.
Jones had never been diagnosed with any mental illness. Blood samples taken after his arrest showed the presence of only one drug: marijuana.
The impetus for Jones's pychotic, murderous, rage-filled murder and carjacking spree may have been drug-fueled, but the motivation was purely racial, and comes from the toxic rhetoric of the "black nationalist" community. You know, people like Barack Obama.
See Murder of Salvation Army worker appears 'racially motivated,' prosecutor says, Cleveland19.com, December 12, 2017 and '63 minutes of mayhem': killer of Cleveland Salvation Army worker cursed Trump in Facebook Live after murder, byCory Shaffer, Cleveland.com, May 21, 2018.
Some quotes from that:
William T. Jones Jr. took less than a minute to plot and carry out the execution-style shooting of a uniformed Salvation Army worker he didn't know last December, then spent the next four minutes telling a witness why he did it.
"F--k Trump," the 27-year-old screamed in the nearly four-minute video shot by a witness. "They're going to kill us all."
The video panned from Jones, who for several minutes lay on the ground with his hands behind his back before he hopped up and declared that "LeBron [James] said we have to unite," to the body of Jared Plesec, whose life Jones had taken moments earlier with a Ruger 9mm.
"A life for a life," Jones screamed, wide-eyed and fueled by adrenaline. "I did it fo y'all, man."
Can we get an investigation of the toxic rhetoric of this "Lebron James" fellow, who attacked Trump after Charlottesville, in August, 2017, and before William T. Jones Jr.'s murderous attack on a uniformed white man, in December of the same year. (Lebron is important in Cleveland's white-hating black community.)
While being sentenced, Jones offered a non-apology:
Jones offered a one-sentence apology to members of Plesec's family, before he invoked the deaths of Tamir Rice, Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams by Cleveland police, and Trayvon Martin in Florida by George Zimmerman.
"It just seems, when a white life takes a black life, it's justified," Jones said, reading from a prepared statement. "Today you seek justice. I can't help but wonder, if the shoe was on the other foot, would it be justified instead?"
Rice was a kid who pointed an extremely realistic fake gun (right) at a police officer, Russell and Williams were petty criminals who fled police in a car chase at 100 MPH before turning at bay, and Zimmerman (not actually a white guy) was the victim of an attempted murder by the late Trayvon Martin. None of that could justify murdering a Salvation Army officer, no matter how white he was.
Cleveland City Councilman Michael Polensek, who said he knew Plesec and whose ward includes the apartment building where he was shot, told Gall that he believed that Plesec's death was a hate crime and that Plesec was targeted because Jones believed he was either in the military or a police officer.
"Why would you snuff out this young man's life who meant so much to our community for no reason at all?" Polensek said.
Every person that Jones inflicted violence on was white, save for Adam Kim, an Asian-American man whose car Jones sent three bullets into as Kim and his partner were driving to get a cup of coffee.
When Jones approached a black man in an attempted carjacking, Thomas said Jones didn't point the gun at the man, and said "I don't want to have to hurt you."
Jones began his statement by declaring to [sentencing Judge] Gall that he was not racist. The statement prompted groans from Plesec's family members.
"Do black lives really matter, or are just not as important as others?" he finished.
Gall responded to Jones's comments with "All lives matter."
"To attempt to try to justify the taking of Jared's life is really incomprehensible to me," Gall said before imposing the sentence.
I suppose the biggest point for me in this is that I personally had never heard of it, although I've been thorough familiarized with the life history of Tamir Rice.