These are among the questions we are asking after 5-year-old Cannon Hinnant was shot and killed as he was playing on his bike outside of his house on Sunday, WTVD reported.
The suspect, who has been apprehended after a manhunt, Darius Nathaniel Sessoms, 25, who is facing a first-degree murder charge.
5 yr old Cannon Hinnant was executed in front of his sisters for accidentally riding a bike on his neighbors lawn. There’s no pain our justice system can impose on his killer Darius Sessoms that‘ll equate to justice. CNN & MSNBC haven’t even covered it. https://t.co/p2lLofbTfJ
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) August 11, 2020
Why does George Floyd's life matter more than Cannon Hinnant's? https://t.co/nyS24p2hllpic.twitter.com/b3zD4SVgjs
— Scott Greer, 6'2” IQ 187 (@ScottMGreer) August 11, 2020
When officers arrived, they found 5-year-old Cannon Hinnant suffering from a gunshot wound. Officers and EMS immediately began performing lifesaving efforts.
Hinnant was taken to Wilson Medical Center where the child later died.
Wilson Police have identified the alleged shooter as Darius N. Sessoms, 25, of Wilson. Police announced just after 4:30 p.m. on Monday that he had been arrested and is in the custody of Wilson Police Department officers and members of the US Marshals’ Carolinas Regional Fugitive Task Force.
“Really everybody just wants answers as to why this was done. There will be justice,” his uncle, Allan Wooten, said to WSPA.
5 yr old white boy executed at point blank range by black man. https://t.co/UqzXXEcps1
— Michael Savage (@ASavageNation) August 11, 2020
— hierophant (@just_a_larper) August 11, 2020
The family of the victim says they have known the man for a long time as they have lived near each other.
The Cannon Hinnant story being ignored by the media has pushed me off an edge, as you can see. I should probably delete my tweets now.
— Cassandra Fairbanks (@CassandraRules) August 11, 2020
“We used to play together and I never thought he’d kill someone. A mother now has to lay her son to rest at 5 years old which she should never have to do. He’ll never be forgotten,” Hinnant’s mother’s cousin, Rachel Pipkin, said.
Carlton Stevens, the mayor of Wilson, came to pay his respects to the family and said he was shaken by the tragedy.
“I have a child that’s 5-years-old. My heart broke right then. I went home right then and I took my baby and just hugged her,” he said.
Pence Brings 'Tough-on-Crime,' Religion Push to Arizona
This article was sourced from NewsMax America
Pence brought President Donald Trump’s tough-on-crime message to Tucson, telling a group of police officers at a campaign event that Democrats will undermine law and order if they win the November elections.
The Republican followed with a rally in Mesa, where he worked to secure backing from another crucial Arizona voting bloc at the launch of a group of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints members who support Trump.
In Tucson, Pence told several hundred socially distanced members of the Arizona Police Association that he and President Donald Trump will never heed calls to reduce funding for police that have emerged in the wake of the May killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.
“We’re not going to defund the police, not now, not ever,” Pence told the cheering crowd. “We’re going to back the blue – we’re going to back the blue with more resources, more support.”
But Pence said he and other Democrats have made it clear they don’t support law enforcement.
“Joe Biden and the radical left say that we have to choose between supporting our police or supporting all the families of our communities,” Pence said. “The American people know we don’t have to choose between supporting law enforcement and supporting our African American neighbors. We have done both. We can do both.”
The Tucson visit was a campaign rally in every sense, complete with a lone heckler who managed to slip into the event despite the crowd being mainly law enforcement officers. The man stood and yelled an expletive and “Black Lives Matter” before being hustled out of the room. Pence ignored him.
Pence’s speech, where he accepted the police association’s endorsement, was preceded by remarks from GOP Sen. Martha McSally, who faces a touch election fight against Democrat Mark Kelly, and Gov. Doug Ducey, who joins Pence at every opportunity.
McSally and Ducey also led the vice president at the Mesa event, where he launched the campaign’s outreach efforts to members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Pence, a devout Christian, has often served as the Trump campaign’s envoy to religious voters.
“On issues most important to people of faith across this country, Joe Biden and the radical left are deeply out of step with the American people,” Pence said. “And I’m proud to tell you this. This president has stood for the religious freedom of every American of every faith every day of this administration.
“I think this coming election, the choice is not going to be whether America will be more conservative or more liberal, whether America will be more Democrat or more Republican, red or blue,” Pence said. “The choice in this election is whether America remains America.”
The crowds in both venues wore masks because of the coronavirus, although two people were escorted from the Mesa event because they refused to comply.
Trump won the state by 3.5 percentage points in 2016. Democrats won several key races two years later with the support of voters disaffected with Trump, particularly women from the suburbs of Phoenix.
This article was sourced from TheFederalistpapers