The Mainstream Media™ are increasingly selective about the stories they cover. In Chicago this past weekend, a lunatic went on a murder spree killing five and wounding several more. However, given that it didn’t fit the predominant narrative, the media have covered the story with a pillow. Until it stopped moving.
The suspect, Jason Nightengale, was a career criminal who by law shouldn’t have touched a firearm. However, Illinois’ extensive gun control laws did nothing except help ensure that his victims were likely unarmed and helpless facing down an armed bad guy who didn’t give a damn about the law.
Thanks to unarmed victims, the 32-year-old with a history of violence, terrorized random victims across the city of Chicago and into Evanston over several hours Saturday. In the end, he killed five (news reports vary) and wounded several others. Finally, officers in Evanston truncated Nightengale’s murder spree with some well-placed shots of their own.
The New York Post has the details.
A Chicago man who killed three people as he randomly shot eight strangers had posted a series of disturbing videos — in which he vowed to “blow up the whole community.”
Jason Nightengale, 32, appeared to randomly pick out targets Saturday as he shot dead a Chinese exchange student, a female security guard and a 20-year-old customer in a store he robbed, police said at a news briefing.
He also left at least five others critically injured, including elderly women aged 81 and 77 as well as a 15-year-old girl who was shot in the head while with her mother, Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said.
His bloodbath lasted almost four hours and stretched over more than 10 miles before he was shot dead in a gun battle with cops after taking a woman hostage at an IHOP in Evanston, police said.
Heavy.com reported that two more of the wounded died, bringing the death toll to five, not counting the killer.
He liked to post videos on social media boasting of his murderous intent.
NSFW (language) . . .
Meanwhile the Illinois chapter of Moms Demand Action are blaming racism and the Covid pandemic for the shooting.
Lack of access to opportunity is a key driver of gun violence, and the pandemic has brought an economic crisis. The economic fallout has also disproportionately affected communities where decades of policy decisions have created conditions that contribute to gun violence. “To put it bluntly,” Michael-Sean Spence, Everytown’s community safety initiatives director, wrote in Newsweek, “underinvestment in Black and Latino neighborhoods has created the environments in which public health epidemics thrive.”
Dozens of satellite trucks would have descended on Chicago to offer non-stop, round-the-clock coverage if the shooter had been a white Trump supporter who meandered through Chicago killing people of color indiscriminately because of deep-seated hatred. Why so little coverage of Nightengale’s murder spree (that was a rhetorical question)?