A popular community figure nicknamed the “Hot Tamale King” for his tamale festival work has been beaten to death allegedly by four black youths in another disturbing incident of black mob violence in Jackson, Miss.
Lawrence “Shine” Thornton, 87, died on Oct. 20 after he succumbed to injuries he sustained after the four suspects allegedly attacked him in apparent mugging attempt a few days earlier.
Thornton served as “Hot Tamale King” for the Delta Hot Tamale Festival hosted in Jackson and was well-known in the region and among tamale connoisseurs for his tamale recipe. He also served in World War II
All four suspects have been arrested and have been charged in the murder of Thornton. Two of the suspects are 18 years old and the other two are 19.
Thornton is the second high-profile victim of racial violence in the Mississippi capitol in less than a month. A week before Thornton was attacked, a bass fisherman allegedly was murdered by a 17-year old black youth after he tried to stop the assailant from burglarizing his fishing boat.
Thornton’s death is also the second high-profile case of a WW2 veteran beaten to death allegedly by black youths recently. Back in August, Delbert “Shorty” Belton was viciously beaten to death outside of a veterans’ hall, allegedly by two black youths, while he waiting outside to walk a female friend to her car. The case got international media attention for its brutality and senselessness.
Jackson also has been in the news recently for electing a black separatist as its mayor. Chokwe Lumumba, sworn in as mayor this summer, is a former leader of the Republic of New Afrika – a group that was dedicated to creating an all-black nation in the Deep South.
Jack Cashill, author of the just released book “If I Had a Son: Race, Guns, and the Railroading of George Zimmerman,” spoke at length about the growing “black grievance industry” and how it propels stories such as the Trayvon Martin case, but completely ignores black-on-white racial violence.
Cashill believes that this case presents a complex situation and offers the opportunity for the radical mayor of Jackson to take a stand against this type of violence.
“There’s an interesting dynamic in place here and that is you have a radical, black mayor in a predominantly black town whose economic fortunes are being deeply impaired by this series of murders in the last month,” Cashill told WND. “He [Lumumba] is in the position to get tough, now the question is what will he do. Will he play the Jesse Jackson/Al Sharpton game and say no wonder this stuff happens or will he get tough? He is the kind of guy who could do something about this.”
But he worried that Lumumba might be too indebted to the “black grievance industry” to do anything about these brazen acts of violence.
“A black office holder indebted to the BGI is the worst offender of perpetuating the industry,” Cashill warned.
Colin Flaherty, author of “White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore It,” thinks that this case sadly demonstrates a growing trend of attacks on older white men who are less able to defend themselves.
“The open season on older white men continues as this latest case demonstrates,” Flaherty stated to WND.
He also believes that the media bowdlerizes the coverage of this case and of the “Shorty” beating because they are trying to ignore the wave of black mob violence that is affecting the country.
“In both cases, the media reported that the people involved were just ‘teenagers” and did not report that these cases were part of an epidemic of black mob violence that I document in my book and exists all over the country,” Flaherty commented.
He offers the theory that the media has a predetermined bias when it comes to racial violence and only chooses the stories that fit that bias.
“White on black crime is considered a national tragedy, while black on white crime is considered business as usual,” Flaherty stated.
“If I Had A Son” tells how for the first time in the history of American jurisprudence, a state government, the U.S. Department of Justice, the White House, the major media, the entertainment industry and the vestiges of the civil rights movement conspired to put an innocent man in prison for the rest of his life.
All that stood between Zimmerman and lifetime internment were two folksy local lawyers, their aides, and some very dedicated citizen journalists, most notably an unpaid handful of truth seekers at the blogging collective known as the Conservative Treehouse.
“If I Had A Son” takes an inside look at this unprecedented battle formation.
“If I Had A Son” tells the story, too, of the six stalwart female jurors who ignored the enormous pressure mounting around them and preserved America’s belief in its judicial system.
In the wake of the verdict, skeptics in the Martin camp claimed that the state of Florida did not play to win. In the course of his research, Cashill came across some startling evidence which suggests that those skeptics may indeed be right.
“If I Had A Son” is the one and only comprehensive look at the most politically significant trial in decades. What George Zimmerman learned in the course of his ordeal is that although he supported Obama, and lobbied for Obama, and voted for Obama at least once, in the final analysis he did not look enough like Obama to be his son, and that made all the difference.
“White Girl Bleed a Lot” was written for the deniers – reporters and public officials who, despite overwhelming evidence, deny that black mob violence has reached epidemic levels in America.
But massive video proof means denial is no longer an option as many of these cases are now on YouTube. And for the first time, readers will be able to scan QR codes to actually witness the racial violence on video as they read about it in the book. Thus, readers will finally be able to experience the huge difference between what big city newspapers say is happening … and what the videos prove is really happening.
Writing in National Review, Thomas Sowell said: “Reading Colin Flaherty’s book made painfully clear to me that the magnitude of this problem is greater than I had discovered from my own research. He documents both the race riots and the media and political evasions in dozens of cities.”
The new edition of the book documents with 500 footnotes black mob violence in the bigger cities, where some might expect it: Baltimore, Philadelphia, Chicago, New York, St. Louis. But also in other cities where many are surprised at the intense and frequent racial violence – places like Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Charlotte, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Denver, Las Vegas, Kansas City. And even smaller cities like Peoria, Springfield, Greensboro, Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Champaign, Utica, Rochester, Syracuse, Long Island, Wilmington, Dover, New Haven, Meriden, Jacksonville, Gainesville, Virginia Beach, Columbia, Birmingham, Knoxville, Memphis, Miami Beach, Norfolk, Columbus, Madison and many more.