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Execution-Style Killing of 5-Year-Old North Carolina Boy Ignored By Many in Media

TrĂ© Goins-Phillips : Aug 14, 2020  Faithwire.com

"We do not know if race had anything to do with this killing, and we should not assume so without evidence ... But we also can be confident that if Sessoms were white and Hinnant had been black, this would have been front-page news, and on all the networks, even without evidence that it was a racially-motivated attack..." -Columnist Rod Dreher

[Faithwire.com] "Cannon Hinnant" is a name that has received scant media coverage, though the young boy's story should be flooding our news streams. Last Sunday, the 5-year-old child was shot in the head while he was out riding his bike in front of his father's North Carolina home. (Image: GoFundMe-screengrab /via The American Conservative)

The alleged killer, 25-year-old Darius Sessoms, was taken into custody by Wilson police roughly 24 hours after Cannon's gruesome death at around 5:30 p.m. the day before. According to WRAL-TV, the little boy's 7-and 8-year-old sisters witnessed their baby brother's killing.

Cannon's skin was white and Sessoms' skin is black. It's entirely possible (and perhaps likely) that fact played no role whatsoever in the boy's alleged murder, but as some conservative writers have speculated, it certainly seems unlikely the press would be so mum on the matter had the skin tones of those involved been reversed.

While CNN has recently published a brief article about Cannon's death, many of the country's legacy media outlets have seemingly ignored the heartrending case... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

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