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White Man Travels To New York City To Stab Black People

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Amber Randall Civil Rights Reporter
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A white Maryland man admitted to traveling to New York with the sole intent to murder black people, according to police Wednesday.

James Jackson, a 28 year-old Army veteran, confessed to stabbing Timothy Caughman, an elderly black man, reports the New York Daily News.

Jackson told officers that he traveled 200 miles from Maryland so his crime would get more attention.

“The reason why he picked New York is because it is the media capital of the world,” Asst. Chief William Aubry of Manhattan South Detectives said. “He wanted to make a statement.”

Jackson, who confessed to being a white supremacist, came to the city to target as many black people as possible. He killed his victim Monday night with an 18-inch mini-sword. He stabbed Caughman twice, once in the heart and once in the back.

He intended to kill a different black man, but was “spooked” by something, a law enforcement source said to the New York Daily News.

“What are you doing?” Caughman pleaded when Jackson attacked him, according to sources.

Paramedics came across Caughman two blocks from where he was attacked; they took him to a hospital, but he was beyond medical help.

Jackson apparently ducked into a McDonald’s to clean himself off from his murder and went to the New York Public Library the next day to research what he had done.

He told officers that he hated black men, especially those who dated white women.

“Based on certain information it appears that this subject has been harboring these types of feelings for quite some time,” Aubry said. “It’s been over 10 years that he’s been harboring these feelings toward male blacks.”

Jackson has been charged with murder.

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