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Joe Biden Has Not Condemned This Atlanta ‘Hate Crime,’ For Some Reason

Posted on | August 23, 2022 | Comments Off on Joe Biden Has Not Condemned This Atlanta ‘Hate Crime,’ For Some Reason

Atlanta police got 911 calls: Someone was spray-painting swastikas on the rainbow crosswalk in the predominantly gay Midtown district. The LGBTQ community, not only in Atlanta, but nationwide, was prepared to launch a 24/7 media circus over this atrocity, but then police released surveillance video of the suspect, and suddenly the activists got so quiet you could hear the crickets chirping. An arrest was made Friday:

Atlanta police have identified the man arrested last week after allegedly spray-painting swastikas on the city’s rainbow crosswalks that honor the gay community.
Police identified Jonah Sampson, 30, as the man who allegedly spray-painted swastikas on Atlanta’s Midtown rainbow crosswalks. Authorities believe he is also responsible for graffiti that was found on a monument at the Federal Reserve Building, Fox 5 reported.
Sampson was arrested in Atlanta on Friday outside his apartment after a roughly five-hour standoff with a SWAT team.
Jail records show Sampson is facing three charges of second degree criminal damage to property, one count of criminal trespass and a felony charge of interference with government property.
A spokesperson for the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office told Fox News Digital on Monday that Sampson’s bond was set to $77,500 for all charges. He remains in custody.
His arrest follows the discovery of one swastika that had been painted on the rainbow crosswalk last Wednesday, as well as a second swastika found on the crosswalk on Friday, which appeared next to an anti-gay slur. Police also discovered another swastika and other graffiti on the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta on Friday.

A five-hour standoff with a SWAT team because of graffiti? Gosh, if only we’d taken this approach with Antifa … but I digress. Why would Jonah Sampson commit these crimes? Could it be that he is, shall we say, a few fries short of a Happy Meal? Andy Ngo offers important clues:

Sampson’s feed consists almost entirely of screenshots of Apple’s note app, with the occasional image of a swastika.
Some of his posts reference a “master race” of black people, while other posts are religious in nature. He often targets Jehovah’s Witnesses for portraying biblical figures as white. In one post, he simply writes “EPHESIANS 6:12.”
“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood,” the verse reads, “but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”
These words mirror many of the comments Sampson makes in his posts, calling out political leaders and sometimes even threatening them with violence.

People have gotten banned from social media for a helluva lot less than what Jonah Sampson was posting on Instagram. But the larger point is to ask the question, why hasn’t Joe Biden or any other national Democratic Party leader commented on this case? If this crime had been committed by a white person, somehow the media would have found a way to blame it on the Republican Party — the “climate of hate” incited by Trump, no doubt — but they never make the opposite inference, do they?

Of course, it’s foolish to see the actions of a lunatic as having a political significance for which public officials are responsible. The voices in the heads of schizophrenics can be consider non-partisan. Yet if an atrocity is committed by a lunatic who can, in some way, be construed as “right wing,” the media treat this as if the kook were on the payroll of the RNC.

Oh, and just imagine if the Atlanta SWAT squad had shot and killed Jonah Sampson during that five-hour standoff: He would have instantly become a martyred saint of the Black Lives Matter movement.

The media now interprets everything through political lenses, and so some atrocities become national headlines while others are just local crime stories. We should be grateful that Jonah Sampson surrendered peacefully to police, or we’d be watching Atlanta burn live on CNN.



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