James Harris Jackson Stabs A Black Man In Racially Motivated Attack In New York City
UPDATE: James Harris Jackson, the self-proclaimed white supremacist that stabbed 66-year-old Timothy Caughman to death with a mini sword, was charged this past Monday. Jackson was charged with murder as an act of terrorism in the first and second degrees; murder in the second degree as a hate crime; and three counts of criminal possession of a weapon. In a recent interview with the Daily News Jackson said that he wished he had killed “a young thug” or “a successful black man,” instead of Caughman. He also told the outlet that he does not understand why he is facing hate crime charges, saying “I don’t hate anyone. I don’t think it is on my level.” Read the full story below.
This is sickening beyond belief, and frankly, the media isn’t helping things at all.
If you haven’t been watching the news, or if you have been focused on the tragedy in London, you might’ve missed out on the incident that took place last week in Manhattan, New York.
James Harris Jackson, 28, left his home in Baltimore, MD, to travel to the world’s greatest city, in his words, “to make a statement.” He picked out a black man at random and stabbed him to death.
His victim, Timothy Caughman, 66, was a black man who lived in a homeless shelter on West 36th street. An avid recycler, according to his Twitter profile, Caughman was sifting through the trash on the corner of 9th Avenue in front of a row of restaurants when Jackson, in a dark coat, accosted him around 11:15 p.m. on Monday (Mar. 20). Moments after the two crossed paths, Caughman staggered into a nearby police station, bleeding from stab wounds to his chest and back.
The 66-year-old died shortly after arriving at a nearby hospital.
James Harris Jackson turned himself to the police in Times Square shortly after midnight on Wednesday and was arrested for the murder. Images were widely circulated from surveillance cameras showing him at the scene, dressed in a black coat, his bloody hair visible in the shot. “He said that ‘I’m the person that you’re looking for,’ and he had knives in his pocket,” Bill Aubrey, a deputy chief at the New York Police Department, told reporters.
Jackson had discarded the murder weapon, a 26-inch sword with an 18-inch blade, and was discovered by police carrying knives in his pocket. The police also collected video evidence that corroborated Jackson’s account of the evening.
The killer admitted that his attack on Timothy Caughman was racially motivated. “It is believed that he was specifically intending to target male blacks,” Aubrey commented.